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.

Overcoming Obstacles with Parkour

The flips, vaults, and swing-throughs of Parkour look like crazy gymnastics meets urban obstacle course. But “Parkour is firstly about the useful side,” says founder David Belle, “to teach people how to trust themselves .... like in life, if you have an obstacle, you must always continue forward.”

Forget Waist Trainers, Try the Hourglass Workout

When Kim Kardashian and other celebrities cinched themselves into “waist trainers” and posted pics to Instagram, a new trend was born ... another way (we’re told) we can achieve today’s hot hourglass shape. But let's face it, waist trainers are just corsets by another name. They don't work and they're not healthy. So toss those corsets and let's embrace our feminine shape with the hourglass workout!
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