Buh-bye brow gel: Brow pinching is the fastest route to lifted arches

December 30, 2019 at 11:01PM by CWC When it comes to eyebrows, there used to just be waxing, tweezing, and filling in the patchy spots with a pencil, but as we approach 2020, there are now brow treatments aplenty. You can swipe on a gel for quick volume, get a microblading treatment for a fuller … Continue reading Buh-bye brow gel: Brow pinching is the fastest route to lifted arches

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

Your Weekly Astro Forecast Is Here & It’s An Invitation To Pursue Personal Goals

March 21, 2020 at 10:25PM The last few weeks have been incredibly hard, but the AstroTwins are hoping that a little bit of reprieve could be in store. Here’s their astrological forecast: The week is off to an intense start as aggressive Mars and furtive Pluto meet up at the same degree of Capricorn. There’s … Continue reading Your Weekly Astro Forecast Is Here & It’s An Invitation To Pursue Personal Goals

Get The Best Of Yoga & Barre With This 10-Minute Home Workout

March 20, 2020 at 05:40PM As we all hunker down and keep our social distance amid the coronavirus, many of us are looking for fun, new at-home workouts to try out. And if you’re into yoga or barre, you’re going to love this one! Both are great workouts for isolating muscles, building strength and flexibility, … Continue reading Get The Best Of Yoga & Barre With This 10-Minute Home Workout

This 10-minute, equipment-free Pilates workout seriously combats couch butt

March 19, 2020 at 11:00AM by CWC Pilates instructor Chloe Gregor views the glutes as part of your core. Why? Your glutes muscles are also in the center of your body, and play a major role in practically every movement that you make, and so strengthening them by doing Pilates for glutes is a great … Continue reading This 10-minute, equipment-free Pilates workout seriously combats couch butt

5 places to donate right now if you want to help feed your neighbor

March 18, 2020 at 10:00PM by CWC While millions of people have loaded up their shopping carts with toilet paper and all the canned goods they can find, millions more throughout the country don’t have the option to buy foods in bulk or very much food at all. There are of course people in need … Continue reading 5 places to donate right now if you want to help feed your neighbor

Why it’s important to do stretches before walking, no matter how many steps you’re clocking

March 18, 2020 at 06:00PM by CWC As the best study ever recently confirmed, walking is just as much of a legitimate workout as spinning or running. So long as you’re clocking 100 steps a minute, for at least 30 minutes a day, you can count those 3,000 steps as your daily recommended dose of … Continue reading Why it’s important to do stretches before walking, no matter how many steps you’re clocking

3 Easy Barre Exercises You Can Do At Home To Get Your Glutes Going

March 18, 2020 at 10:16AM Barre is a super-accessible, low-impact workout that you can do from the comfort of your home. The ballet-inspired exercise focuses on micro movements, which will ensure you get the most out of the time you set aside. Other than using the back of a chair or the kitchen countertop as … Continue reading 3 Easy Barre Exercises You Can Do At Home To Get Your Glutes Going

The best self-soothing technique for each zodiac sign, according to a psychological astrologer

March 17, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC The world is experiencing a pandemic, local establishments are closing left and right, nobody can find hand sanitizer or milk, and you are constantly dehydrated. The last one actually just might be me, but you get it: Real Life is cancelled for the moment. At this point, all … Continue reading The best self-soothing technique for each zodiac sign, according to a psychological astrologer

The strength-boosting sequence that’ll help you master the yoga headstand

March 16, 2020 at 07:00PM by CWC You may be able to twist your way into a bird of paradise with the best of them, but mastering the yoga headstand is a whole different ballgame. Unlike many moves in the practice, which solely rely on flexibility, balancing on your head requires some serious strength. And … Continue reading The strength-boosting sequence that’ll help you master the yoga headstand

How to keep other muscles from overcompensating (and ruining) your core workouts

March 14, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC Picture this: You’re diligently working through your ab exercises (which is a feat in itself), but you’re noticing that your core doesn’t feel like it’s getting any stronger. What gives? There’s a high chance that other muscles are overcompensating, which can wreck best intentions of getting in a … Continue reading How to keep other muscles from overcompensating (and ruining) your core workouts

The unique stressor your sign deals with the best, according to a psychological astrologer

March 13, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC As reasons for stress and anxiety mount, we could likely all do with a little expansion of our stress management toolkits. (Sometimes meditation and CBD supplements just aren’t enough.) To help us grow our abilities to mediate cortisol-spiking events, psychological astrologer Jennifer Freed, PhD, recommends we take notes on … Continue reading The unique stressor your sign deals with the best, according to a psychological astrologer

The only post-work stretches you need to call it a day on tension

March 13, 2020 at 07:00PM by CWC I’m not sure what genius dreamed up the brilliant idea that we should all sit at our desks for one-third of each day to get paid, but that’s the world where most of us live. The resulting tightness from text neck and rolly chair hips means we need … Continue reading The only post-work stretches you need to call it a day on tension

Does living like a rom-com lead guarantee happily ever after? I tried it to find out

March 13, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC After watching the highly-anticipated second installment of Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (TATBILB), cheekily entitled P.S. I Still Love You, I started thinking about what makes romantic comedies the satisfying viewing equivalent of biting into a piece of 10-layer chocolate cake. They’re full of predictable … Continue reading Does living like a rom-com lead guarantee happily ever after? I tried it to find out