5 Foolproof Tips for Running Newbies from a Champion Runner

These running tips from Olympic medalist, Deena Kastor, will have you conquering the pavement in no time.

Running is one of the best forms of exercise available to us. Running regularly helps strengthen our joints and muscles, which isn’t too surprising. Even more so, running has also been shown to help prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, and reduce the risk of certain cancers. And it doesn’t just reap physical benefits; there […]

Nashville’s Favorite Fitness Guru Has A New Health Plan For You!

Ever wonder what keeps celebrities like country star, Carrie Underwood looking so good? Thanks to Erin Oprea's 4 X 4 diet plan, they've discovered that avoiding 4 key foods can change the way they look and feel in just 4 weeks!

We’re all (okay, most of us are) looking for simple solutions to diet and exercise that won’t overwhelm us. That’s why Nashville-based celebrity trainer and nutrition expert Erin Oprea came up with The 4 x 4 Diet. And nope, this diet plan isn’t meant to hit you like a pickup truck, although trucks and singing […]

Chill Workouts for Warm Vibes

Crush cold weather lows with a mind-body wellness fix.

  It’s officially that time of year where days disappear into darkness faster than you can blink, cold temperatures hover, skin goes ashy and you feel like you need something to exfoliate your entire soul, let alone your complexion. You might not be able to control the weather, but you can control the space you […]

Why Squad Goals Just Might Equal Fitness Goals

Group exercise may be better for you.

A University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine study found big benefits to joining workout classes versus solo workouts. The small study tracked nearly 70 medical students over 12 weeks because they are a group known for being pretty stressed out with a lower quality of life based on the hours they pull. They […]

Why You Should Make Donald Driver Your Personal Trainer

Getting fit with an ex-NFL Player (and Dancing With the Stars alum) + a workout and recipe from Driver's new book, The 3D Body Revolution.

The idea of taking workout and nutrition advice from an ex-NFL player may feel a bit intimidating. After all, I can’t imagine myself doing a tire run or getting slammed by someone twice my size—or someone of any size, for that matter. But healthy advice from someone who danced one hell of a tango and […]

How a Plant-Based Diet Can Give You the Winning Edge

Author of The No Meat Athlete Cookbook, Matt Frazier, on why meat might be your worst workout enemy.

Matt Frazier, co-author of The No Meat Athlete Cookbook, explains why a vegetarian or vegan diet will actually yield better results at the gym, or on whichever playing field or arena you strive to be your best physical self, and how to get there one simple step at a time.

Pole Dancing Fitness Class

Here's why you should try it.

For many, the phrase “pole dancing” immediately calls to mind seedy clubs and leering men—not body positivity or a butt-kicking workout. But, that’s exactly what you get—and truly, anybody can do it. You don’t have to be a hardcore athlete or look a certain way; the range of ages and body types in my first class was a testament to that.

Hot Trend in Fitness Wear: Florals

These are not your grandma's florals.

Well, actually they are your grandma's florals. Imagine having tea in your grandma's breakfast nook. There's a white wicker couch with bright floral upholstery and curtains to match. That's it - that's what's hot in fitness wear these days.

The Surf Gym … Fad or Fab?

The morning after my first surf gym class, I woke up feeling like I’d done 1,001 sit ups. (Hello core!) It was challenging; it was a good practice in humility and patience. I reminded myself that our bodies take a while to learn new movements - even 25+ years of yoga practice didn’t mean I could effortlessly lift weights, do Pilates, and surf ... at the same time.

Go to It! “Read” While You Run

I have listened to a few fast-paced thriller novels that have made me want to keep running so I can find out what happens, as well as comedies and light reading that keeps me moving without taking my full concentration away from my run. Either way, audiobooks have been a great motivator to get me to go that extra mile so I can finish listening to a chapter.
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