Yoga Poses For PMS

Yoga Poses For PMS

Yoga has a natural remedy for just about everything, and PMS (and the cramps that come with it!) are no exception. Whenever you start to feel bloated, blue, achy, or crampy—and you know your cycle is on its way—try these poses to nurture your body and get you back to feeling great. …
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Fitness Tools Of The Future

Fitness Tools Of The Future

A Dumbbell-Medicine Ball-Kettlebell Hybrid Created by fitness expert, Greg Plitt, the Metaball Fitness System screws open and closed so you can add weighted plates to the middle, which will up your burn when performing exercises with a medicine ball—like Russian twists—or use the handle…
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Low Effort Way To Make Your Workout Easier

Low Effort Way To Make Your Workout Easier

Pushing yourself at the gym is hard. Just five minutes in, and we're ready to give up. And we know we're not alone. Well, it turns out all you have to do is change your attitude and you'll get better results. According to a study published in Medicine & Science in Sports &…
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Exercise Tees To Motivate You

Exercise Tees To Motivate You

The Overachiever We love everything about this bright T-shirt. Whether you're a pro level athlete or just starting to work out, it's a powerful message. $24, gymdoll.com Subliminal Message This is what we tell ourselves 5 minutes into our exercising routine, so this stylish reminder…
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Best Websites For Weight Loss

Best Websites For Weight Loss

Deciding to get in shape and lose weight is easy — the hard part is actually sticking to that commitment!We scoured the web and tracked down the best websites to help you stay focused on your weight-loss and fitness goals. Best of all, all of the websites listed here are completely free to…
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Songs For Aerobic Dancing

Songs For Aerobic Dancing

There are two tempos that dominate club music: 80 BPM and 128 BPM. In the former, you'll find a load of hip hop songs. In the latter, you can find virtually every techno remix. There are several factors that account for their prominence. But, the consequence here is that these are the speeds at…
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New Work Out Shaking Things Up For Someone

New Work Out Shaking Things Up For Someone

Enter the Power Plate, an accelerated (read: torturous) fitness method where an oscillating platform amps up ordinary exercises (like calf raises and bicep curls) for a full-body workout that lasts just 30 minutes. Think this is some wussy remake of those retro fat-jiggling contraptions? Think…
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Busy Body Workouts

Busy Body Workouts

THE CLASS: ZenCore at Reebok Sports Club/NY and The Sports Club/LA FOR LOCATIONS:thesportsclubla.com THIS ONE'S FOR YOU IF: You want a yoga body without the meditation and chanting — or the 90-minute time commitment. THE WORKOUT: A fast-paced series of yoga poses, strength movements, and…
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It Really Pays To Exercise

It Really Pays To Exercise

How's this for sweat equity: Women who worked out moderately for 20 to 30 minutes three or more times a week earned 9 percent more than those who didn't, according to one study cited in a Journal of Labor Research paper. Here are just a few of the ways exercise may be beneficial to your…
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What's Your Best Time to Exercise?

What's Your Best Time to Exercise?

What's the best time to exercise? If you answered, "Anytime I can drag my spandex-clad ass to the gym," it's not that you're wrong exactly, but your body does respond to exercise differently throughout the day. Given how hectic life can be, it makes sense to get the most out of every…
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Common Workout Excuses

Common Workout Excuses

Monday: I've been working hard all day and I'm tired. Depending on your schedule (and your severe case of the Mondays), it may seem next to impossible to get motivated to hit the gym after work. But studies show that the more you exercise, the more energetic you feel throughout the day. If…
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Exercises To Stretch Your Way Into High Heels

Exercises To Stretch Your Way Into High Heels

Nothing's worse than struggling to walk in a fabulous (and vertiginous!) pair of pumps. Instead of relegating them to the back of your closet—never to be worn again—implement a new fitness routine designed to strengthen and stretch your stems, as well as minimize the risk of…
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Moves To Make You Look Better Fast

Moves To Make You Look Better Fast

Doing a few quick exercises before hitting the beach are key in order to get your blood flowing, metabolism working, and bikini body looking tight — even minutes before you step out onto the sand. New York-based certified personal trainer and a NPC nationally qualified bikini competitor…
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Quick Workout To Get A Tighter Tush

Quick Workout To Get A Tighter Tush

Thigh-High Lift Targets triceps, abs, hips, butt, and inner thighs   Sit on floor with knees bent, feet flat, ball between inner thighs; place palms on floor slightly behind hips. Squeeze ball using inner thighs, then lift hips so that body is in tabletop position with torso parallel to…
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A Few Exercises You Should Never Do

A Few Exercises You Should Never Do

Here are a few exercises you should never do.  They are not ineffective, and can cause injury. Crunches If your aim is to strengthen your core, listen up: You never again have to do an abdominal crunch.  This motion puts you in spinal flexion, and reinforces the bad slouching posture…
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HIIT Workout

HIIT Workout

Short for high-intensity interval training, HIIT has been used by trainers for years, but has now skyrocketed in popularity, fueled by the growth of CrossFit facilities around the country (crossfit.com). Known for its short but extremely intense workouts, most often using body weight, a variety of…
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Some Exercise Myths Proven False

Some Exercise Myths Proven False

Here are some common myths that have been floating around from quite some time.  They have been proven false. Strength and resistance workouts will not make women bulk-up.  Men have 20-to-30 times the muscle-building potential that women do because of the male hormone testosterone.…
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Arm Moves That Are Better Than Push-Ups

Arm Moves That Are Better Than Push-Ups

If doing the perfect push-up is hard for you, you can try these moves.  Also, they wont result in injury like an improper push-up. Bear Crawls Begin in plank position with your shoulders stacked over your wrists. Keeping your hips low, move forward by simultaneously reaching forward with your…
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The Secret To Melting The Most Fat

The Secret To Melting The Most Fat

Scientists have proven that high intensity interval training burns more fat in less time than a steady-state approach. When done strategically, HIIT also triggers afterburn, a phenomenon in which your body uses calories at an increased rate for up to 24 hours post-workout. Interval training…
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Get a Firm Butt In Three Simple Moves

Get a Firm Butt In Three Simple Moves

Regardless if your a beginner, intermediate, or experienced lifter, these three exercise will tone your butt up.  It will help those who want the perfect beach body, or just to pick up their backside. The first exercise is a Deadlift Squat. Stand with feet wider than hip-width apart, holding…
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