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

How to strengthen your lower back so you can have good posture for life

October 19, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC When it comes to strengthening and toning, some parts of the body get all the attention. Entire classes are devoted to abs, glutes, and arms, but lower back? Not so much. “It’s not one of those muscles we think about often,” certified personal trainer and Love Sweat Fitness … Continue reading How to strengthen your lower back so you can have good posture for life

If you’re going to do one move every single day, make it a push-up

October 18, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC As far as workout moves go, push-ups are the great equalizer. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, there is always going to be a way to use push-ups to challenge yourself—whether that means working up from your knees onto your hands (no small feat!) or … Continue reading If you’re going to do one move every single day, make it a push-up

Yoga is the most popular workout in the world—here’s proof it works for everyone

October 16, 2019 at 10:30PM by CWC Yoga may be a 5,000 year old practice, but it has seemingly never been more popular. According to a report from the Global Wellness Institute titled “The Global Economy of Physical Activity,” the participation in “mindful movement” is growing around the world, and yoga is the leader of … Continue reading Yoga is the most popular workout in the world—here’s proof it works for everyone

Everything you need to know about calisthenics and how to try it yourself

October 15, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC Sure, megaformer Pilates and boxing/treadmill/weights hybrid workouts are fun and all, but it’s just as effective to stick to the basics when you exercise. If you’re looking for a truly OG workout experience, hit up calisthenics. “Calisthenics exercises are one of the simplest ways to work out,” says … Continue reading Everything you need to know about calisthenics and how to try it yourself

This forgiveness flowchart pinpoints exactly why your apologies sometimes fall flat

October 15, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC Do you suck at saying sorry? Admitting where you messed up isn’t always easy, especially when you get hung up on, well, “buts.” Like, “I’m sorry I drank too many gimlets at your cousin’s wedding, but who puts a three tier cake in the middle of a dance … Continue reading This forgiveness flowchart pinpoints exactly why your apologies sometimes fall flat

Use your Mars sign to discover the best workout for you, astrologically speaking

October 15, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC When it comes to astrology, Mars is a body-ruling planet. On the physical front, we already know that the planet spells out a person’s sexual appetite, and it can also help shape your go-to workout routine. And if you’re still stuck on being able to answer “What is … Continue reading Use your Mars sign to discover the best workout for you, astrologically speaking

Why trainers say you should start every single workout with a plank

October 14, 2019 at 07:30PM by CWC Think of your core as the Cher Horowitz of your skeletal muscular system. It’s the leader of the pack, the glue that holds things together, and the central force that influences everything that you do (including your workouts, which remains true in both cases). Pretty much every move … Continue reading Why trainers say you should start every single workout with a plank

7 standing ab exercises that make you ditch the mat to really work your core

October 12, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Ab workouts have always been a favorite of mine for one simple reason: You get to lie down on the mat while doing them. Even when they’re burning every single muscle in your torso, that makes it feel just a little better. But now that I’ve found out … Continue reading 7 standing ab exercises that make you ditch the mat to really work your core

Follow this simple AF gym cheat sheet to feel like Queen Bee of the weight room

October 09, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC The weight room at the gym gives me stage fright. I know, I know: exactly zero people care what I’m doing. But the aimlessness I feel between the squat rack and the free weights makes me feel like I’ve been plopped into the arena from The Hunger Games. Which is … Continue reading Follow this simple AF gym cheat sheet to feel like Queen Bee of the weight room

Try this easygoing (and effective!) way to relieve aching hip flexors and inner thighs

October 09, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Just like I naturally start dancing whenever I hear Gloria Estefan, so too, do I immediately drop into a butterfly stretch once I finish a workout. Both are reflexes of mine—and the result of both just feel so good. Seriously though: The butterfly stretch, which is probably one … Continue reading Try this easygoing (and effective!) way to relieve aching hip flexors and inner thighs

The only beauty tool you need to look wide-awake in 30-seconds flat

October 08, 2019 at 10:58PM by CWC You know those mornings when you wake up, look in the mirror, and are legitimately terrified of the zombie woman staring back at you? Well, same (thanks for nothing, after-dinner espresso shot). And while the combination of under-eye concealer and mascara can usually help to make you look … Continue reading The only beauty tool you need to look wide-awake in 30-seconds flat

A therapist’s 6 red flags that you’re over-committing yourself to others

October 04, 2019 at 07:30PM by CWC The looming presence of burnout culture has forced many folks to take a good, hard look at their priorities. Jettisoning things that no longer serve your life doesn’t happen overnight, though. It’s all-too-easy to fall into old patterns of booking happy hour five minutes after the end of … Continue reading A therapist’s 6 red flags that you’re over-committing yourself to others