7 anti-chafing shorts that make me feel like I’m running, lifting, and HIITing in pajamas

August 19, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC I snagged my first-ever pair of running shorts off the clearance rack at Marshall’s. They were splattered in highlighter-colored cheetah spots (so. cute.), and after a three mile road test, they dyed the tops of my thighs so pink that the lower half of me looked more Double … Continue reading 7 anti-chafing shorts that make me feel like I’m running, lifting, and HIITing in pajamas

“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

A dermatologist picks 5 multitasking beauty products for the most common skin types

December 13, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC Oh, where to begin with multitasking beauty products. You could have an entire bathroom cabinet filled with an option for every skin-care woe. But why have one that fights dryness, one that makes you glow, and one that fights off breakouts when you can save money—and space!—by buying … Continue reading A dermatologist picks 5 multitasking beauty products for the most common skin types

Wring out tight hips and strengthen your glutes, courtesy of this two-for-one move

December 13, 2019 at 05:40PM by CWC If I can sneak a stretch into whatever I’m doing, I’m thrilled. That’s why you can find me stretching my calves against my kitchen cabinets when I do the dishes or getting into the butterfly stretch when I’m sitting on the floor. My latest favorite two-for-one? A figure-four … Continue reading Wring out tight hips and strengthen your glutes, courtesy of this two-for-one move

The most popular mascara in the U.S. sells a tube every 3 seconds, and only costs $5

December 13, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC There are certain beauty products that stand the test of time. In my case, the same Clinique moisturizer I used to steal from my mom is now sitting on my vanity, alongside the MAC Ruby Woo lipstick that I’ve been wearing since the early 2000s. And as far … Continue reading The most popular mascara in the U.S. sells a tube every 3 seconds, and only costs $5

These hip-opening “gate” stretches are key to mobility in your workouts

December 12, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC After being told for years by fitness pros that doing a dynamic warmup before I start my workouts is absolutely essential, I’m now (finally) diligent about priming my body for boot camp, rather than going from zero to 100 the way I used to. Within that stretching sesh, I … Continue reading These hip-opening “gate” stretches are key to mobility in your workouts

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

A trainer shows us how to tell if your kettlebell is too heavy for your workout

December 11, 2019 at 06:48PM by CWC Choosing the right kettlebell can often feel like a Goldilocks-level feat: If you go too light, you wind up short-changing your workout; and if you go to heavy, you tap out before your desired number of reps… or worse, you hurt yourself. And so, it’s important to go … Continue reading A trainer shows us how to tell if your kettlebell is too heavy for your workout

The answers to Google’s 5 most-searched makeup questions of 2019

December 11, 2019 at 06:35PM by CWC A person’s search history can reveal a lot about them. Like, do they prefer hot yoga or classic vinyasa? Are they a 20-step chef or a 3-ingredients-or-less kind of person? In 2019, Googlers sought out “how-to” beauty tutorials from the world wide web, and I feel personally validated … Continue reading The answers to Google’s 5 most-searched makeup questions of 2019

How to decompress your spine using a foam roller, according to a Pilates pro

December 11, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC I always associate my foam roller with pain (sure, that pain often brings wonderful and much-needed muscle tension relief, but still). The recovery tool doesn’t have to be your frenemy, though—it can also be used in therapeutic, gentle ways. One star example of this? Using your foam roller for … Continue reading How to decompress your spine using a foam roller, according to a Pilates pro

Nike just launched a shoe to help you stabilize your plank for (much!) longer

December 09, 2019 at 09:00PM by CWC Our sneakers used to have one job to do. If you were a runner, that job was to help you log injury-free miles; if you were more into strength training, it was to keep you grounded for your lifts. But with the rise of boutique fitness, and more … Continue reading Nike just launched a shoe to help you stabilize your plank for (much!) longer

Amp up arms day with this 5-move kettlebell workout, straight from a trainer

December 09, 2019 at 03:36PM by CWC When arms day comes around, it’s only natural to settle into your usual routine with dumbbells and push-ups. But this week’s Trainer of the Month Club workout challenges you to mix things up in an entirely new way: by adding kettlebells into the mix. Kettlebells can be your … Continue reading Amp up arms day with this 5-move kettlebell workout, straight from a trainer

I’m a dermatologist and this is the one ingredient everyone should use when they turn 30

December 07, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC There are a lot of things I know I’m supposed to do before I hit 30. Invest in a 401K, find a bra that fits, get off of my parents’ phone plan, and the list goes on. One more thing to add to the list, according to board-certified … Continue reading I’m a dermatologist and this is the one ingredient everyone should use when they turn 30

The one modification to make if push-ups hurt your wrists

December 07, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC As the original full-body workout, push-ups are designed to (quite literally) push the limits of your strength. But if you’re feeling physical pain, specifically wrist pain from push-ups, chiropractor Casey Chiro, DC, says that one piece of gym equipment could help you perform the move without straining your … Continue reading The one modification to make if push-ups hurt your wrists

Meditation might not be a good fit for everyone—here’s why

December 06, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC Eva*, a 31-year-old living in Paris, has dealt with severe anxiety for as long as she can remember. As an adult, she frequently experiences vivid flashbacks that take her right back to the trauma she experienced as a young girl, during which she can’t breathe, think, or work. … Continue reading Meditation might not be a good fit for everyone—here’s why

The 5 basic Pilates moves that *everyone* should incorporate in their workouts for better mobility

December 06, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC If you’re not a Pilates fan, you might brush off the fitness modality’s entire catalogue of core-centric moves. But this is a mistake, because, everyone—no matter what their sweat mode of choice is—can benefit from certain basic Pilates exercises. The workout, at its (ahem) core, is about better … Continue reading The 5 basic Pilates moves that *everyone* should incorporate in their workouts for better mobility