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

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

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

This Pilates ring workout targets your obliques and booty

September 23, 2019 at 12:00PM 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. This … Continue reading This Pilates ring workout targets your obliques and booty

The 9-minute, at-home Pilates workout that targets every muscle of your core

September 16, 2019 at 12:01PM 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. This … Continue reading The 9-minute, at-home Pilates workout that targets every muscle of your core

You don’t even need to stand up to do this full-body Pilates workout

September 09, 2019 at 12:00PM 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. This … Continue reading You don’t even need to stand up to do this full-body Pilates workout

This Pilates glutes series sculpts your butt while combatting the effects of sitting

September 02, 2019 at 01:00PM 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 This Pilates glutes series sculpts your butt while combatting the effects of sitting

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

This Pilates floor workout is so effective, it rivals intense Megaformer classes

June 05, 2019 at 09:43AM by CWC Over the past few months, I have fallen completely in love with Megaformer Pilates. I love the way my muscles feel when they start to twitch during a particularly grueling static lunge or plank hold, and I can say with full confidence that my core has never, ever … Continue reading This Pilates floor workout is so effective, it rivals intense Megaformer classes

I work out at a movement salon where I get my Pilates with a side of soup

February 22, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC Around the country, but especially in New York City, there’s a never-ending supply of hip and trendy workouts and studios to sample. And that’s great…for some people. Don’t get me wrong, I like to work up a sweat, but I make it my mission to stay away from fitness that doubles … Continue reading I work out at a movement salon where I get my Pilates with a side of soup

If you’ve got DD+ boobs, these are the best sports bras for running, Pilates, CrossFit, HIIT, and more

February 20, 2019 at 01:14PM by CWC Shopping for a sports bra for big boobs can often feel, in the wise words of my queen Hilary Duff, like waiting for rain in a drought: useless and disappointing. Just when you feel like you’ve found something supportive enough to carry you through a trampoline class or a … Continue reading If you’ve got DD+ boobs, these are the best sports bras for running, Pilates, CrossFit, HIIT, and more

Prepare yourself because Heather Anderson only makes these Pilates ring moves look easy

February 10, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC Unlike Ariana Grande, I can’t quite afford to give my six best friends rings of the bling-bling variety. I can, however, afford a Pilates ring or two. (Am I stretching right now… pun intended?) They’re cheap! And, they supercharge my new favorite thing: quick-yet-effective at-home workouts that can be squeezed … Continue reading Prepare yourself because Heather Anderson only makes these Pilates ring moves look easy

Selena Gomez introduced me to hot Pilates and my winter is already better

January 02, 2019 at 09:06AM Move over, Bikram: There’s a hot new workout trend (yes, I went there) that’s about to be everywhere in 2019, and some of your favorite celebs are already on board. Enter: Hot Pilates. The new-ish class has been popping up on the schedules of some trendy studios of late, from Flex … Continue reading Selena Gomez introduced me to hot Pilates and my winter is already better

How to avoid over-stretching in yoga and Pilates—because yes, it happens

November 15, 2018 at 03:05AM As far as workouts are concerned, yoga and Pilates are typically thought of as restorative, gentle ways to get your sweat on. It’s not like you’re swinging around heavy kettlebells or throwing jabs at a punching bag. But as it turns out, they also have their own extremes: over-stretching is … Continue reading How to avoid over-stretching in yoga and Pilates—because yes, it happens

Megaformer workouts will become mega-popular

December 10, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC The past decade of fitness has been set to the tune of “harder, better, faster, stronger,” but the only thing fast about next year’s “it workout” is how quickly you’ll see it pop up in a city near you. Pilates-reformer-inspired Megaformer workouts—which use a machine that looks like … Continue reading Megaformer workouts will become mega-popular

We’ve got a crush on sports bras that finally work with your body

December 10, 2019 at 03:30AM by CWC It’s time to prepare a eulogy for the uniboob: Sports bras are getting the high-tech engineering treatment once reserved for sneakers, resulting in options that are more comfortable, stylish, and performance-friendly than ever before. And we say it’s about damn time. Until recently, people with breasts have either … Continue reading We’ve got a crush on sports bras that finally work with your body

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

8 of the best products to help melt away lower back pain

December 05, 2019 at 07:45PM by CWC While a back massage here and there can work wonders, sometimes you don’t have the luxury of hitting the spa to unwind. Luckily, there’s a whole wide world of tools that are specifically made to melt away the back tension that comes from sitting at a desk all … Continue reading 8 of the best products to help melt away lower back pain

SLT is debuting a megaformer-treadmill class that gives you planks with a side of sprinting

December 04, 2019 at 04:55PM by CWC Ask any boutique fitness connoisseur (including our three fitness editors) what the hardest workout in New York City is, and they’ll most likely tell you it’s SLT. Megaformer workouts are touted for their efficiency and results, and in a single 50-minute class, you’ll get cardio, strength, and flexibility … Continue reading SLT is debuting a megaformer-treadmill class that gives you planks with a side of sprinting

These 2 go-to moves will light up every. single. muscle. in your core

November 29, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC In the encyclopedia of abs workouts, everyone raves about the plank. It’s effective, of course, since it engages so much of your core (not to mention your arms, shoulders, and glutes), and there are dozens of plank variations you can play around with (bear planks and side planks, … Continue reading These 2 go-to moves will light up every. single. muscle. in your core

All the very best Black Friday and Cyber Monday fitness and activewear deals

November 26, 2019 at 03:15PM by CWC It definitely takes more motivation to work out during the winter months. Your alarm clock goes off when it’s still dark outside, making it that much harder to pull yourself out of your warm bed and make it to the gym in the morning. You know what helps? … Continue reading All the very best Black Friday and Cyber Monday fitness and activewear deals

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

What to know about working out after having a baby, according to a pelvic floor specialist

November 23, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC When you’re pregnant, your body goes through a lot of changes (cue the resounding, no duh): Your center of gravity changes, your abdominal muscles stretch (and, in the case of a C-section, are cut and repaired), and your pelvic floor goes through nine months of pressure thanks to … Continue reading What to know about working out after having a baby, according to a pelvic floor specialist