If burpees feel straight-up impossible, start with this move instead

May 28, 2019 at 08:09AM by CWC I know I’m not alone in despising burpees. There’s something about getting down onto the floor, doing a push-up, then popping back up into the air that feels straight-up impossible. If you’ve yet to master the move but really want to nail it, don’t worry. There’s a move … Continue reading If burpees feel straight-up impossible, start with this move instead

This seated full-body Tabata workout is basically the equivalent of 100 burpees

May 18, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC Sure, I love to work out (except for the cases in which I decide to sleep through my alarm instead of going to a morning class…which happened today), but I’m also all for workouts that require less movement than, say, a 5K or moving from the floor to … Continue reading This seated full-body Tabata workout is basically the equivalent of 100 burpees

Strike burpees from the TDL: Trainers hate them as much as you do

March 16, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC I try to refrain from groaning aloud in group fitness classes. Grunting, cheering, gasping for breath—all of those I do regularly. But I’ve never been the type to outwardly “boo” when an instructor announces what’s coming up next in the workout. Except, that is, when I’m asked to … Continue reading Strike burpees from the TDL: Trainers hate them as much as you do

Yeah, yeah, burpees are the worst, and this celeb trainer agrees—here’s what to do instead

January 30, 2019 at 11:01AM by CWC If you’re looking to get your heart rate going, burpees will do the trick in seconds flat. The movement is part of any super-effective, super-sweaty workout, but let’s be real: no one likes them. I certainly don’t. You probably don’t either. We might pretend we do because of the #gains … Continue reading Yeah, yeah, burpees are the worst, and this celeb trainer agrees—here’s what to do instead

Need workout motivation? Just get a dog, according to research

February 18, 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 Need workout motivation? Just get a dog, according to research

This combo workout move burns your triceps *and* sets your lower abs on fire

February 05, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC Who doesn’t love a good two-in-one exercise? Doubling up definitely brings on the heat in the moment, but it really pays off in the end. You save time and get great results in the process. While there are plenty of different combination exercises that will make you work … Continue reading This combo workout move burns your triceps *and* sets your lower abs on fire

The case for swapping group hangs for workouts—and why research says it’s legit

February 04, 2020 at 08:30PM 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 The case for swapping group hangs for workouts—and why research says it’s legit

Science says working out with a friend is *actually* better for you—here’s why

January 14, 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 … Continue reading Science says working out with a friend is *actually* better for you—here’s why

Get stronger in 28 days with our trainer-approved fitness challenge

January 01, 2020 at 10:00AM by CWC The new year—and in this case, the new decade—is the perfect time to start fresh in your fitness routine. But according to research from the running and cycling app Strava, January 19th has been dubbed “quitter’s day,” because that’s the day people are most likely to give up … Continue reading Get stronger in 28 days with our trainer-approved fitness challenge

Not a fan of HIIT workouts? Steady-state training is here for you

December 30, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, might be one of the most efficient workouts you can do. But jump squats, sprints, and burpees aren’t for everyone. Instead of pairing short and intense bursts of physical activity with periods of rest, you can reach your fitness goals with the help … Continue reading Not a fan of HIIT workouts? Steady-state training is here for you

Sweat-friendly headbands that majorly reduce the need to wash your hair after a workout

December 25, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC Your hair has a natural wash cycle that starts at “squeaky clean” and ends at “no dry shampoo could hide this grease.” For those who begin or finish their days at the gym, the time in between those two events can feel painfully abbreviated. So, on days when … Continue reading Sweat-friendly headbands that majorly reduce the need to wash your hair after a workout

Why trainers say doing your cardio in the morning is the ultimate key to success

December 22, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC While any time is a good time to work up a sweat, there might be some perks to getting your cardio done first thing in the morning. If you know anything about your biological clock, it’s probably that your cortisol levels are higher early in the day. It’s … Continue reading Why trainers say doing your cardio in the morning is the ultimate key to success

Trainers say a one-second pause is the best way to get the most out of every strength training move

December 20, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC One of my all-time least favorite things that a trainer asks me to do in a workout—besides a round of burpees—is to pause. It happened in a HIIT class recently, and instead of doing regular squats, I was instructed to pause and hold between each rep before standing up. … Continue reading Trainers say a one-second pause is the best way to get the most out of every strength training move

The 6 best features on your smartwatch, according to people who use them every day

December 18, 2019 by CWC A new Gallup poll reveals that one in five Americans currently use a fitness tracker. Of those who use a wearable, however, only 30 percent of deemed their devices “very effective.” For the majority not getting the fitness bang for their buck, we asked those who love their devices the … Continue reading The 6 best features on your smartwatch, according to people who use them every day

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

This push-up variation is a real triple threat of strength, flexibility, and mobility

December 09, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC There are a few standard ways to up the intensity of a push-up. You can channel your inner superhero with the Spiderman version, get some air with a clap, or toss in a jump between reps. (Yeah, I’m talking about burpees.) But blast-off push-ups are a real triple … Continue reading This push-up variation is a real triple threat of strength, flexibility, and mobility

The ‘Pilates burpee’ may go down in history as the hardest core exercise ever

November 22, 2019 at 07:07PM by CWC If I could poll the entire world about the most challenging workouts, I bet at least 70 percent would namecheck the burpee. In a shocking turn of events though, it turns out one Pilates-inspired burpee variation somehow manages to make the move harder. While a standard burpee requires … Continue reading The ‘Pilates burpee’ may go down in history as the hardest core exercise ever

“Alphabet workouts” are the most fun way to stay fit since H-O-R-S-E

November 08, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Graphic: Well+Good Design For some, running is the be-all-end-all; for others, it’s a yoga 365 love affair, and while loving and leaning into a workout that fires you up each day is all well and good, sometimes variety is necessary. So, bless-up that we’ve found yet another way … Continue reading “Alphabet workouts” are the most fun way to stay fit since H-O-R-S-E

The ridiculously difficult ‘L-sit’ exercise works your entire body without moving a muscle

November 05, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Everyone likes a good challenge. That’s why we all love to hate exercises like burpees. You might not think of isometric exercises—that’s planks and wall sits—as on the same level as those high-energy HIIT exercises, but static holds mean business. And if you really want to take things … Continue reading The ridiculously difficult ‘L-sit’ exercise works your entire body without moving a muscle

Self care over the holidays is essential for survival—these 4 steps will get you there

November 05, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC Meet Wellness Collective, our new, immersive curriculum with Athleta that hooks you up with actionable advice from the smartest experts and brand founders in wellness right now. Get the goods at our monthly event series in New York City, plus our online one-month wellness plans. Here, Kelsey Patel, reiki … Continue reading Self care over the holidays is essential for survival—these 4 steps will get you there

Sick of planks? Sharpen your workout with ‘body saws’

October 04, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC I’m part of the very tiny percentage of people who actually enjoy planks. It’s not like I want to marry them or anything, but compared to something like burpees (which I avoid at all costs), they’re pretty great. But even I know holding that position forever can get … Continue reading Sick of planks? Sharpen your workout with ‘body saws’

Master your lunge form in order to drop it like it’s hot and feel your glutes burn

September 29, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC There are a few moves everyone has in their at-home workout arsenal: the burpee (oh, the torture!), the pushup, the squat—and, of course, the lunge. “Lunges are effective, efficient, and dynamic,” says Angie Miller, master instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). “Lunges work multiple muscles … Continue reading Master your lunge form in order to drop it like it’s hot and feel your glutes burn