This is how your go-to gyms and studios are changing operations during the Covid-19 pandemic

March 13, 2020 at 06:39PM by CWC With rising concerns surrounding Covid-19, fitness studios are doing their part to prevent the community spread of the disease. On March 4, we urged brick and mortars to loosen their cancellation fees to encourage sick people to stay home and keep those in attendance safe from the virus. … Continue reading This is how your go-to gyms and studios are changing operations during the Covid-19 pandemic

Recovery sneakers have arrived, because we all deserve a foot massage after the gym

March 12, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC Sneakers are getting smarter. Last year, Nike designers launched the Zoom Vaporfly Elite to make the sub two hour marathon a reality, and On added a little extra bounce to our steps with their pillowy CloudTec soles. The same technology once earmarked for performance, is now laser-focused on recovery. … Continue reading Recovery sneakers have arrived, because we all deserve a foot massage after the gym

Hydro-massage is the latest way to recover at the gym, and we’re *here* for it

March 04, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC From dynamic stretching to percussive therapy, there are a lot of different things you can do after a particularly grueling workout for the sake of muscle recovery. But none of them are quite as enjoyable in that hurts-so-good kinda way as a good, old-fashioned massage. While old-school styles … Continue reading Hydro-massage is the latest way to recover at the gym, and we’re *here* for it

How to find an online personal trainer for less than the cost of a gym membership

February 26, 2020 at 03:01AM by CWC Working with a one-on-one fitness coach used to mean schlepping to the gym, shelling out big money, and trying to make the most out of a few 45-minute sessions per week. But now, thanks to online personal trainer technology, it’s become increasingly common, accessible, and affordable. Instead of … Continue reading How to find an online personal trainer for less than the cost of a gym membership

How to get full-body workout using the cable extension machine at your gym

February 16, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC You’re in the gym. It’s 6:30 p.m. on a Tuesday. Nearly every machine is taken. But wait—there’s something off in the distance. Is that… an open cable machine? You dash over, set down your water bottle, and claim your space. So now what? You can do a full-body … Continue reading How to get full-body workout using the cable extension machine at your gym

I took a stretching class from a former professional gymnast—this is what I learned

February 15, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC In the fitness recovery world, there are plenty of studios you can hit up to have someone professionally stretch your muscles out (think Stretch*d in New York City or StretchLab in Los Angeles). Also on the rise? Stretching classes that give you group instruction for stretching your body … Continue reading I took a stretching class from a former professional gymnast—this is what I learned

Here’s how *not* going to the gym can help you find a groove with your fitness routine

February 11, 2020 at 10:00AM by CWC In the age of “if you didn’t Instagram your workout, did it really count?” fitness can feel like an all-or-nothing proposition—but it shouldn’t. Together with Michelob ULTRA—the next-level light beer that wants to take the stress out of staying fit—we’re exploring ways to be active that you’ll actually enjoy. … Continue reading Here’s how *not* going to the gym can help you find a groove with your fitness routine

A Full-Body Strength-Training Workout That Doesn’t Require A Gym

February 01, 2020 at 08:06PM Strength training involves using resistance (weights) to promote healthy muscle development. And not only does it make you stronger, but doing it just once a week can boost your metabolism and reduce the negative effects of sitting all day. But what if you don’t belong to a gym, or you … Continue reading A Full-Body Strength-Training Workout That Doesn’t Require A Gym

3 ways to get over gym anxiety, because promise: No one is looking at you

January 28, 2020 at 10:00AM by CWC In the age of “if you didn’t Instagram your workout, did it really count?” fitness can feel like an all-or-nothing proposition—but it shouldn’t. Together with Michelob ULTRA—the next-level light beer that wants to take the stress out of staying fit—we’re exploring ways to be active that you’ll actually enjoy. … Continue reading 3 ways to get over gym anxiety, because promise: No one is looking at you

A CrossFit coach says ‘MCI’ is the acronym to remember for nonstop progress at the gym

January 24, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC Unless you have a natural-born talent for heavy weight-lifting or 5-minute miles, you’ll have to begin, well, at the beginning. The CrossFit approach known as ‘MCI’ (mechanics-consistency-intensity) teaches you measured progress that values longevity over immediate gains. And Maillard Howell, owner of CrossFit Prospect Heights and founder of the The Beta … Continue reading A CrossFit coach says ‘MCI’ is the acronym to remember for nonstop progress at the gym

Apple is teaming up with the buzziest studios and gyms to reward you for sweating

January 23, 2020 at 01:00PM by CWC Working out is often a reward in and of itself. On the days when you feel like you could do literally anything else but exercise, there’s an instant payoff from those feel-good endorphins that make the effort feel worth it. Couple that with the longterm physical and mental … Continue reading Apple is teaming up with the buzziest studios and gyms to reward you for sweating

I’m an Olympic gymnast, and these are the 3 exercises for core strength I do on repeat

January 17, 2020 at 06:30PM by CWC Who doesn’t love watching gymnasts flip, swing, and leap their way through the Olympics? They make it look easy, but it requires some serious power to achieve such awe-inspiring feats. Whether they perform on the bars, on the floor, or on the beam, Olympic gymnasts know that doing … Continue reading I’m an Olympic gymnast, and these are the 3 exercises for core strength I do on repeat

‘1. 5 reps’ help you see results at the gym *twice* as fast

January 16, 2020 at 08:36PM by CWC Repetitions (the kids call them “reps”) are the building blocks of any strength training routine. Every rep carries you from the start to the finish of a move, but  Katrina Pilkington, NASM-CPT, a National Academy of Sports Medicine-certified trainer, says that one secret to how to gain muscle … Continue reading ‘1. 5 reps’ help you see results at the gym *twice* as fast

The 12 most unforgivable gym etiquette offenses during the busiest month of the year

January 16, 2020 at 06:42PM by CWC Growing up, my family never missed church on Sunday. Never. As such devout practitioners (aka helpless charges of a devout mother), we liked to complain about the twice-a-year church-goers, the ones who made it unbearably crowded at Easter and Christmas and who never knew what the hell (sorry, … Continue reading The 12 most unforgivable gym etiquette offenses during the busiest month of the year

How an AMRAP CrossFit mentality has benefitted my life outside the gym

January 14, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC I’m a better person because I do CrossFit. It’s sounds like a sales pitch, and considering that I work at a CrossFit box a few times a week, sometimes it is. But it’s also the capital-T truth (and not just because of the endorphins boost). The way I … Continue reading How an AMRAP CrossFit mentality has benefitted my life outside the gym

The 2 most underrated gym machines for burning out your thighs and glutes

January 01, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC There are two pieces of equipment that I absolutely love—the abductor and adductor machines. When I ask Maillard Howell, owner of CrossFit Prospect Heights and founder of the The Beta Way, whether they’re worth a share of the small amount of time most of us have to dedicate to our workouts, … Continue reading The 2 most underrated gym machines for burning out your thighs and glutes

The wearable metric you should always check before leaving the gym

December 12, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC Your calendar may not always leave you a whole lot of breathing room. But if you’re scheduling your first meeting 15 minutes after you finish your morning workout, Joshua Clay, trainer and founder of Woke Coaching Systems, wants you to take one crucial step before exiting the gym … Continue reading The wearable metric you should always check before leaving the gym

The next frontier in digital fitness is coming to a gym near you

December 05, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC Take a look around any gym and you’ll see people consulting phones about what move comes next. Digital fitness has brought expert trainers straight to our fingertips, and with Life Fitness On Demand—the newest launch from the cardio machine engineers at Life Fitness—your treadmills, ellipticals, spin bikes, and … Continue reading The next frontier in digital fitness is coming to a gym near you

Is your gym sesh affecting your immunity? Here’s how to avoid workout-induced burnout

November 26, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC If you’ve ever been told to “sweat it out” while working through the stages of a nasty cold, you have the right to give them a solid “no thanks” followed by a hefty dose of real-talk. That’s because—says Vishal Patel, director of product development at Nuun—the idea that … Continue reading Is your gym sesh affecting your immunity? Here’s how to avoid workout-induced burnout

The best Black Friday fitness equipment deals to bulk up your home gym

November 25, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC One of my biggest dreams in life is to have a full-on gym in my home. Since I live in New York City, that will never happen (unless I somehow become a countess someday and get myself a mansion). But, at the very least, it’s now that time … Continue reading The best Black Friday fitness equipment deals to bulk up your home gym

The official USA Gymnastics stretching sequence is a full-body workout on its own

November 20, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC For the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, stretching is as effortless as breathing. At the beginning of each training session, competitors complete a 20-minute warm-up to prepare them to take on the beam, the vault, the uneven bars, the rings, and the floor. And according to some of the … Continue reading The official USA Gymnastics stretching sequence is a full-body workout on its own

So, you’re a gym zombie? Here’s how to bring yourself back to life with quick workouts

November 16, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC I’ll admit it: I’m a gym zombie. If I have a free afternoon, I’ll spend it trying out new machines, practicing handstands, and stretching to my heart’s content. The habit’s not all that efficient, however. If you want to master quick workouts, Tatiana Lampa, trainer with Training with … Continue reading So, you’re a gym zombie? Here’s how to bring yourself back to life with quick workouts

8 grippy, non-slip sneakers that will keep you secure and up your gym game

November 14, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC Footwear is probably the most technical piece of equipment that you slip on in your day-to-day gym regimen. A shoe has to fit properly, it’s got to suit the workout that you’re doing, and it has to hold your foot in place to stave off injury and make … Continue reading 8 grippy, non-slip sneakers that will keep you secure and up your gym game