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These chefs are giving us serious fitness inspiration.

Elyse Inamine
January 17, 2017

The coolest new off-hours hangout for chefs isn’t 
a moody speakeasy—it’s the gym. These days, 
more and more professional cooks are trading post-work cocktails for boxing gloves, biking gear, surfboards and running shoes. And they’re capturing it all on Instagram. Here, six chefs who inspire us to get a move on.

Marco Canora, @marcocanora

Hearth and Zadie’s Oyster Room, NYC. 
“My 10-year-old daughter, 
Stella, and I head to the boxing gym every weekend. It’s our father-daughter Sunday ritual.”


Sundays with Stella at the #boxinggym #goodtmes

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Lentine Alexis, @lentinealexis

Skratch Labs, Boulder, CO. “Cycling invigorates my senses—smell and taste in particular. I’m always dreaming 
up new ideas for what to 
cook while I’m on the bike.”

Michael Solomonov, @mikesolomonov

Zahav, Philadelphia, and Dizengoff, NYC. 
“I box three days a week. It’s 
the best stress release of all time. Plus, it’s gotten me in the best shape of my life.”

Wednesdays @joehandboxing @maleek_jackson @hittsquadd

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Seamus Mullen, @seamusmullen

Tertulia, NYC. 
“I ride six days a week and race most weekends. I also commute via bicycle every day. The bike keeps me sane: It’s my balance, my escape and my fitness.”

Sometimes life throws you a curve and you just gotta roll with it and let it flow. 📸 cred @colinclark

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Daniel Humm, @danielhumm

Eleven Madison Park, NYC. 
“Every Monday at 9 a.m. for over a decade—rain or shine—I lace up my running shoes 
and head to the same exact spot in Central Park. It’s the routine that gives me energy.”

Rise and shine, such a beautiful morning in Central Park. #mondayvibe #makeitnice

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Tracy Obolsky, @tracyobolsky

Rockaway Beach Bakery, NYC. "Nothing can describe what it’s like to watch the sunset from your surfboard. It helps me unwind after a long day of baking.” 

Killer day @rockawaybeachbakery , new wax, new traction pad #letsparty

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