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

A gastroenterologist says core work is the best exercise for the ‘promotion of poopage’

August 18, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC When you’re bloated, crampy, and backed up, shimmying into a Spandex set sounds about as appealing as diving into an aquarium tank during shark feeding time. But, counterintuitively, one of the best ways to get things moving is to, well, get up and get moving. When you have … Continue reading A gastroenterologist says core work is the best exercise for the ‘promotion of poopage’

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

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

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

The plant-based eats that keep this SLT instructor strong enough for a day’s worth of classes

August 09, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC SLT instructor Amy Paulin has experienced first-hand the transformative potential of healthy eating. “My whole life I’ve always struggled with anxiety, and tried so many different things to help manage it,” she says, adding that it always seemed to come back. “About a year ago, I started researching … Continue reading The plant-based eats that keep this SLT instructor strong enough for a day’s worth of classes

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

New startups aim to make it way easier to find a legit holistic health provider

August 05, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC If you’re looking for a new psychiatrist or OB/GYN, it’s not the easiest task in the world but there are plenty of places to start your search: your insurance company’s “Find a Provider” tool, online databases such as Zocdoc, or telemedicine apps like Maven Clinic, to name just … Continue reading New startups aim to make it way easier to find a legit holistic health provider

This at-home dancer workout will give you Swan Lake-strong legs

August 02, 2019 at 11:16AM by CWC Take one look at a ballerina‘s leg muscles—or put yourself through 50 minutes of a barre class—and you’ll know one thing for sure: dancer workouts are no joke. Dancers are serious, strong athletes, and their bodies are able to perform at levels that the rest of us can only … Continue reading This at-home dancer workout will give you Swan Lake-strong legs

Prevent lower back pain by working on this key muscle

August 01, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC As someone who still struggles to stand properly (it’s true), I’ve developed all sorts of muscle pain—especially in my lower back. I’ve tried a lot of things to deal with this lower back discomfort—which makes me feel more geriatric than I truly am—from trying a posture trainer to … Continue reading Prevent lower back pain by working on this key muscle

This best-selling Amazon buy will give you an ab-quaking workout on your living room floor

July 31, 2019 at 10:52AM by CWC I spend $100+ a week on Megaformer Pilates classes. Yes, I know how insane that is. No, I don’t have any intention of bettering my budgeting any time soon. What can I say? I love the feeling of strengthening my muscles on the machine, working them in 50-minutes worth … Continue reading This best-selling Amazon buy will give you an ab-quaking workout on your living room floor

One-shoulder sports bras are trending right now—but can you actually work out in them?

July 30, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Sports bras have come a long way since the ’70s, when amateur runner Lisa Lindahl made the first one by sewing two jock straps together. (Seriously.) We now have our pick of zip-front options, bold patterns and colors, and long-line crops that double as going-out tops, all of … Continue reading One-shoulder sports bras are trending right now—but can you actually work out in them?

The most common butt workout is also one of the easiest to mess up

July 29, 2019 at 01:03PM by CWC It’s often the simplest, most common moves that are the easiest to mess up. Planks can be virtually destroyed with one common modification tweak, and there are so many ways to screw with your push-up form it’s hard to keep track of them all. One more that falls … Continue reading The most common butt workout is also one of the easiest to mess up

3 editors committed to regular SLT megaformer classes for 3 months—here’s what happened

July 24, 2019 at 10:03AM by CWC What do you get when you take three people with vastly different exercise MOs, and put them through a three month workout challenge? That’s what our team of fitness editors sought to find out earlier this year, when we committed to a 3×3 SLT challenge: Three editors—Ali Finney, … Continue reading 3 editors committed to regular SLT megaformer classes for 3 months—here’s what happened

Megan Rapinoe shares her winning food philosophy that keeps her energy up on and off the field

July 24, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC The average soccer player runs seven miles a game (!), and if this summer has made anything clear about the U.S. women’s national soccer team, it’s that they are definitely above average. Imagine if you went into your workouts with as much energy  as these women brought to … Continue reading Megan Rapinoe shares her winning food philosophy that keeps her energy up on and off the field

Where to practice Bikram yoga in the San Francisco Bay Area

July 21, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC Bay Area Bikram yoga is hot—literally. But you want to know where to go get that Bikram glow, right? For the uninitiated, let’s talk about what it is. Bikram yoga is a series of 26 postures (asanas) and two breathing exercises (pranayama), done in a room heated to … Continue reading Where to practice Bikram yoga in the San Francisco Bay Area

Wide-leg active pants are apparently back—and giving me major 2003 flashbacks

July 18, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC Way before leggings became a force of fitness fashion, there were what my college friends and I called “yoga pants”—you know, those stretch cotton bottoms with a wide fold-over waist and bootcut legs. (Yes, I’m one of those old millennials.) We’d put them on for class with a … Continue reading Wide-leg active pants are apparently back—and giving me major 2003 flashbacks