How long after waking up should you wait to work out?

September 18, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC I may not be a morning person, but I do manage to sporadically conquer before-work workouts (which is saying something). However, sometimes the only way I manage is by rolling out of bed, sprinting to the studio, and going from zero to 100 (“real quick,” to quote Drake). I’ll … Continue reading How long after waking up should you wait to work out?

I worked out in CBD-laced leggings—and boy, do I have some feels

September 17, 2019 at 04:39PM by CWC I pretty much can’t look at my screen these days without seeing a new use for CBD. The cannabinoid has proliferated our wellness-enthusiastic world so much that it’s practically infused into everything we walk by, touch…and wear. I’m being extra dramatic—but I am about to tell you about … Continue reading I worked out in CBD-laced leggings—and boy, do I have some feels

Gender bias in the workplace is very much rampant—here’s how that can change

September 17, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC “Well, she’s qualified—but what if she leaves to pop out a couple babies?” That’s a real sentence Alyson DeNardo, a partner at California-based venture capitalist firm M Ventures, heard from a former male colleague during a hiring search for a senior-level position. “My blood was boiling,” she tells … Continue reading Gender bias in the workplace is very much rampant—here’s how that can change

Real talk: Taking a break from working out can do wonders for your body

September 16, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC In my mind, a workout break is essentially a rest day. It’s those 24 hours when I luxuriate on the couch as my muscles recover, and it’s typically never more than three days before I’m HIIT-ing the gym once more. However, recently, a few days out of the … Continue reading Real talk: Taking a break from working out can do wonders for your body

We tried 21 days of at-home workouts—here’s how it changed our outlook on fitness

September 16, 2019 at 02:59PM by CWC At-home workouts are pretty ideal for people with busy schedules (so, pretty much every human). You roll out of bed, throw on your activewear, and get straight to sweating. The problem? Finding the motivation to actually power through at your maximum potential. It’s easy to slack off when … Continue reading We tried 21 days of at-home workouts—here’s how it changed our outlook on fitness

If employers can commit to these 10 culture goals, a burnout-free workplace is possible

September 16, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC “I’m so burned out,” is a phrase many of us have called upon to describe a state of being tired or stressed, but this year especially, the condition of burnout has been percolating in the public conscious as a condition to regard in measures more serious than colloquial. … Continue reading If employers can commit to these 10 culture goals, a burnout-free workplace is possible

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

What Cleo Wade gets about the struggles of working mothers that too many people don’t

September 13, 2019 at 05:03PM by CWC Poet, artist and influencer Cleo Wade is—congrats!—having a baby. Recently, she made the announcement on Instagram to a flood of well-wishers. But because the internet is what it is, one commenter went full snide: “I see all these young women really hitting their stride professionally [are] then getting … Continue reading What Cleo Wade gets about the struggles of working mothers that too many people don’t

8 trainers share the best moves for working your obliques—and there’s not a side plank in sight

September 12, 2019 at 05:52PM by CWC There are so many exercises you can use to work your core. Crunches, sit-ups, leg raises… the list is never-ending. Located on the sides of the abdominals muscles, the obliques can be particularly tricky to isolate. And since no one wants to do side planks for the rest … Continue reading 8 trainers share the best moves for working your obliques—and there’s not a side plank in sight

You’re totally being judged for your swearing habit—but it can work in your favor

September 12, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Ever let an F-bomb slip in front of your boss and immediately feel mortified about how they’re now perceiving you? Do they think you’re crass? Out of control? Rude? Unprofessional? Perhaps they have some other reaction that still paints you in an unflattering light? As someone who curses … Continue reading You’re totally being judged for your swearing habit—but it can work in your favor

The most effective way to warmup for a workout will take you straight back to elementary school recess

September 12, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC When I got onto the treadmill last night to start my Peloton-guided HIIT run, I expected the usual warm-up moves that would get my muscles lubed up for sprints… like high knees or butt kicks. I definitely didn’t expect to… skip. But that’s just what Peloton tread instructor … Continue reading The most effective way to warmup for a workout will take you straight back to elementary school recess

How to make sure that you have good form when you’re working out alone

September 11, 2019 at 03:11PM by CWC We called it back in 2017: Digital fitness is one the rise. More than ever before, you can now get world-class trainers in your living room. It’s made working out easier and more accessible than ever, and while there’s no doubt that at-home fitness is a great way … Continue reading How to make sure that you have good form when you’re working out alone

I tried J. Lo’s Hustlers pole dancing workout, and I’ve never felt sexier or stronger

September 10, 2019 at 08:02PM by CWC As a fitness editor who spends a significant portion of her time either working out, thinking about working out, or writing about working out, there’s always something intimidating about walking into a class that I’ve never tried before. Multiply that by 10,000 when that class is pole dancing…with Jennifer … Continue reading I tried J. Lo’s Hustlers pole dancing workout, and I’ve never felt sexier or stronger

New to HIIT? Follow these 6 insider tips to slay your workouts

September 10, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Different workout classes are scary for different reasons. Yoga’s intimidating because it can easily make you fart in public (sorry, but it’s true). I’m always afraid to clip into a spin bike because I don’t know how to clip back out. And if I rewind it back to … Continue reading New to HIIT? Follow these 6 insider tips to slay your workouts

7 under-$50 leggings that stand up to even your sweatiest, most high-intensity workouts

September 10, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Workout clothes are akin to sushi in my mind: I’m extremely wary of a deal or discount. And so, I often admittedly question just how good a pair of inexpensive workout leggings that cost under $50 could possibly be. Now, before you start rolling your eyes at my choice … Continue reading 7 under-$50 leggings that stand up to even your sweatiest, most high-intensity workouts

Skin-care ampoules are like the harder-working sister of serums

September 09, 2019 at 06:06PM by CWC These days, beauty counters are piled high with stacks and stacks of the latest creams, serums, and SPFs that all promise to whisk skin concerns and prevent new ones from coming on. In no surprise to anyone, super-concentrated active ingredients are highly covetable, and that’s why ampoules, a … Continue reading Skin-care ampoules are like the harder-working sister of serums

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

15 gifts for every plant lover in your life, from your work wife to your woo-woo BFF

September 09, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC We all know someone who’s, like, the ultimate plant lady. Her home features gorgeous greenery in every room. Her desk at work has the cutest mini succulent next to her monitor. When other people whip out their phones showing people pictures of their kids or cats, she shares … Continue reading 15 gifts for every plant lover in your life, from your work wife to your woo-woo BFF

The waterproof headphones that won’t slip during my sweatiest workouts

September 07, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC In case you don’t have a Google alert for “Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson” (as I do), here’s the 411: in late May, the actor-slash-fitness-fanatic released a pair of headphones in partnership with Under Armour and JBL. The Project Rock’s True Wireless Flash earbuds come with all the trappings … Continue reading The waterproof headphones that won’t slip during my sweatiest workouts

The nifty way to transform your old tanks and T-shirts into the ‘it’ workout top of the moment

September 06, 2019 at 07:21PM by CWC I like to think of my tank collection as a scrapbook of sweaty workouts past. In my closet, you’ll find a legit mountain of tops from 10Ks, high school volleyball tournaments, and—yes—mammoth athleticwear names like Lululemon, Athleta, and Adidas. Marie Kondo-ing my T-shirts isn’t an option (sorry not … Continue reading The nifty way to transform your old tanks and T-shirts into the ‘it’ workout top of the moment

The “1-minute method” will have you working out even when you’re not feeling it

September 05, 2019 at 09:34PM by CWC If my sore muscles need a recovery day from working out, I’m all for it—I’ll happily set up shop on my couch to rest (and watch Curb Your Enthusiasm until I fall asleep). But it’s those days where I really want to hypothetically work out (yet can’t seem … Continue reading The “1-minute method” will have you working out even when you’re not feeling it

How to find your workout equivalent of a cup of coffee

September 04, 2019 at 11:03PM by CWC Hitting the gym before work usually makes me feel like the Energizer Bunny. By 9 a.m., I’ve had two cups of coffee, covered 6 miles of terrain, and feel ready to tackle my to-do list and clear my inbox. Every so often, though, my extracurricular sweat activities leave … Continue reading How to find your workout equivalent of a cup of coffee

Why it’s so easy to fall into catastrophic thinking when we get phone calls at work

September 03, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC The last time my mom called me while I was at work—and really any and every time my mom’s ever called me while I’m at work—my heart basically stopped, and I fully expected the worst. “Someone died,” I thought. “Someone absolutely died—my brother is dead in a gutter … Continue reading Why it’s so easy to fall into catastrophic thinking when we get phone calls at work

This is the one thing to remember when you’re working on your self care

September 03, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC https://content.jwplatform.com/players/ZCY1Esoj-AjgxWzQ7.js Meet Wellness Collective, our 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 and upcoming events in Los Angeles and San Francisco—plus dive into our online one-month wellness plans. Take some notes … Continue reading This is the one thing to remember when you’re working on your self care