“Heavy carries” are the surefire way to get stronger without lifting weights

August 16, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC You’ll be hard-pressed to see me schlepping around with less than two bags at any given time. (Gym bag, purse, laptop bag… the list of bags really goes on and on.) But I tend to view this as an annoyance—I’ve grown to hate carrying things. Sometimes I’ll knock … Continue reading “Heavy carries” are the surefire way to get stronger without lifting weights

Why Vitamin B12 is essential for lifting your mood and energy

June 04, 2019 at 10:59AM by CWC The vitamin B12 craze has been around for years, which is no easy feat in the wellness world where there’s a hot new supplement launch every single week. (Borage oil, anyone?) But the B-vitamin has successfully held its ground as an elite-status ingredient thanks to its many researched-backed … Continue reading Why Vitamin B12 is essential for lifting your mood and energy

How to lift light and still get stronger, according to fitness pros

February 26, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC No matter what workout or fitness class I’m into at the moment, when it comes time for strength training, I tend to reach for light weights rather than heavy ones. Despite the fact that a single Pure Barre sesh can leave my arms on fire after roughly 10 … Continue reading How to lift light and still get stronger, according to fitness pros

Two words to blow your workout wide open: HIIT weightlifting

February 22, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC As a person who gets quite bored in workouts, I’ve definitely hopped on the HIIT train over the past year. At the gym, you can catch me either doing a HIIT running workout, or alternating (swiftly!) between bursts of burpees and strength training and cardio movements for the … Continue reading Two words to blow your workout wide open: HIIT weightlifting

Cardio weightlifting can save you *major* time in the gym—and who doesn’t want that?

November 30, 2018 at 03:00AM Pretty much all my life, my workouts have stayed relatively the same: run for about three miles, then throw in some impromptu strength training at the end. Of course, I’ve been to countless boutique fitness classes over the years (from cycling to HIIT to Pilates to yoga), but the real … Continue reading Cardio weightlifting can save you *major* time in the gym—and who doesn’t want that?

One side effect of weightlifting I didn’t expect? Tiny holes in my teeth

November 16, 2018 at 03:02AM I have resting gym face (RGF, if you will). Whether I’m pushing my limits in a spin class, going for a deadlift PR, or trying to nail a yoga pose where balance is a prerequisite (read: all yoga poses), I tense my jaw, chomp down on my canines, and grind … Continue reading One side effect of weightlifting I didn’t expect? Tiny holes in my teeth

15 at-home cardio exercises that will make you want to cancel your gym membership

August 17, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC No matter what your exercise of choice is—whether you’re Pilates-forward or prefer to sweat it out in the boxing ring—cardio is an important part of every routine. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find any coach or trainer who wouldn’t tell you to make it a priority. … Continue reading 15 at-home cardio exercises that will make you want to cancel your gym membership

This 8-minute Pilates ring workout will leave your abs sore for days

August 16, 2019 at 11:37AM by CWC Much like medicine balls or yoga wheels, Pilates rings tend to fall into the category of workout tools that look pretty innocent. It’s just a hollow, simple ring—how sore can it leave you anyways? Fun fact: Very. In our latest episode of Good Moves, Well+Good’s video series that … Continue reading This 8-minute Pilates ring workout will leave your abs sore for days

These swimsuits double as sports bras, so I’ll be wearing them long past Labor Day

August 15, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC I’ve long been a believer in strategic swimwear. I love when a triangle top that peeks out during a dance-floor move can be excused as a bathing suit, or a when bandeau bikini that gives new, family-gathering-appropriate life to a v-neck that might have otherwise been cut too … Continue reading These swimsuits double as sports bras, so I’ll be wearing them long past Labor Day

5 Instagram videos to bookmark if you’re still confused in the weight room

August 15, 2019 at 08:23AM by CWC In college, I had an (admittedly weak) comedic bit about how cardio machine hopping was my version of bar hopping. The 45 minutes I spent at the gym consisted of bouncing from the treadmill to the stairclimber to the elliptical with no real rules save for one exception: … Continue reading 5 Instagram videos to bookmark if you’re still confused in the weight room

Science says this is the most popular type of cleanser in America

August 13, 2019 at 01:14PM by CWC Peek inside the medicine cabinet of nearly half of all women, and you’ll find one product in common: a foaming cleanser. According to a new Superdrug study of 1,140 people, a whopping 46 percent of women (and 34 percent of men) opted for a foam as their face wash … Continue reading Science says this is the most popular type of cleanser in America

4 do-anywhere stretches that will help you recover from any workout faster

August 13, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC By now you’ve learned the importance of spending a few minutes before every sweat sesh preparing your muscles with dynamic stretches—but what about after you’re done working out? Taking the time to loosen your muscles after an intense exercise is equally as important as warming them up before … Continue reading 4 do-anywhere stretches that will help you recover from any workout faster

I finally found a strapless bra that doesn’t squeeze, pinch, or shimmy down my torso

August 12, 2019 at 09:34AM by CWC In the beyond-brilliant nature documentary series Planet Earth, narrator David Attenborough occasionally says something like, “We now witness a rare sighting of the mating rituals of the rainbow sea anemone.” Or, ya know, something along those lines. For a moment, I truly feel like I’m witnessing a miracle. … Continue reading I finally found a strapless bra that doesn’t squeeze, pinch, or shimmy down my torso

The common reason your feet hurt from the second you wake up

August 12, 2019 at 07:00AM by CWC There are those days where you start off on the wrong foot, then there are days where you literally start out with this horrible pain in your foot as soon as you step out of your bed—and it’s way worse. Because that’s called plantar fasciitis, and it’s a foot … Continue reading The common reason your feet hurt from the second you wake up

The 7-minute, plank-centric yoga flow will fire up every part of your core

August 12, 2019 at 02:01AM by CWC Welcome to Trainer of the Month Club, our brand-new fitness series, where we tap the coolest, most in-the-know fitness leaders to create a month-long fitness challenge. On Mondays, we have our “sweat drops” where you’ll get access to the week’s workout that you can follow along at home. … Continue reading The 7-minute, plank-centric yoga flow will fire up every part of your core

HIIT or LIIT? Incorporating both is the surefire way to get stronger

August 10, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC When it comes to maximizing your fitness gains, it’s not just enough to do one type of workout, like running or yoga, or to focus solely on a specific muscle group. Instead, you should be targeting the whole body and working on integrating variety and different styles of … Continue reading HIIT or LIIT? Incorporating both is the surefire way to get stronger

How to buy a bra that actually fits you, even if you still have no idea what your size actually is

August 10, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC I have not been fitted for a bra in a laughably long time. My cup size? I don’t know her. And obviously, not knowing my cup size makes buying a real bra online pretty risky. Not risky like, buying an already ripe avocado risky, but more in the … Continue reading How to buy a bra that actually fits you, even if you still have no idea what your size actually is

This 10-minute standing yoga flow can help improve your balance and posture

August 09, 2019 at 12:56PM by CWC Much to my surprise, a couple of years back, science proved that yoga can count as cardio. Sure, it can be relaxing AF and feel like a lullaby acted out by your body, but sometimes a vinyasa flow can get your heart racing. I’ve learned that the cardio-esque … Continue reading This 10-minute standing yoga flow can help improve your balance and posture

Everything you need to know about the SoulCycle and Equinox boycott

August 08, 2019 at 02:14PM by CWC For wellness lovers, it’s not unusual for one’s Instagram or Twitter, on any given day, to be filled with images and inspo from pristine spin bikes at SoulCycle or eucalyptus-scented towels draped over one’s shoulders at Equinox. Yesterday proved different. Celebs like Chrissy Teigen and Sophia Bush, alongside … Continue reading Everything you need to know about the SoulCycle and Equinox boycott

6 plyo exercises that’ll get your heart pumping one explosive movement at a time

August 08, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC If you’re like me, you’re always on the search for new and improved ways to switch up your workout routine. Instead of constantly cycling through one boutique fitness class after the next, it never hurts to teach yourself a few bodyweight movements to turn up the heat wherever … Continue reading 6 plyo exercises that’ll get your heart pumping one explosive movement at a time

Everyone at my gym is sipping coffee mid-workout, and nutritionists told me why

August 07, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC I’ve noticed a new trend in the gym of late, that’s become about as pertinent as one-shoulder sports bras and wide-leg yoga pants: People drinking coffee during their workouts. As a morning-exercise fan, I’ve always gulped down a cold brew before hitting the megaformer, which RDs say is totally … Continue reading Everyone at my gym is sipping coffee mid-workout, and nutritionists told me why