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?

This compression sports bra doubles as a shirt and it’s the only thing I want to work out in

August 26, 2019 at 08:49PM by CWC It feels like I’ve spent the better part of the past decade in a Goldilocks-style search for the perfect sports bra. I’ve tried dozens of them. Some are too flimsy. Others are too booby (AKA my cleavage pours out during spin class). A few are a combo of the … Continue reading This compression sports bra doubles as a shirt and it’s the only thing I want to work out in

12 pairs of cute running shorts to work out in now, because it’s *way* too hot for leggings

August 24, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC Sure, leggings may seem like the perfect seasonless wardrobe staple, but try walking home in them after a sweaty bootcamp when the temperature is over 80 degrees. Not so comfy anymore, are they? In times like these—or as I like to call it, summer—it’s running shorts to the rescue. They … Continue reading 12 pairs of cute running shorts to work out in now, because it’s *way* too hot for leggings

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?

Your muscles contract in 3 different ways—here’s why that matters when you work out

July 13, 2019 at 02:03AM by CWC When you take a muscle through the full range of motion, it goes through three phases of muscle contraction: eccentric, isometric, and concentric. Placing more attention on one phase can yield different results, it all depends on what you’re training for. For starters, what does any of that … Continue reading Your muscles contract in 3 different ways—here’s why that matters when you work out

Here’s how to work out with momentum to push yourself to the limit

June 21, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC A kettle bell swing is all about power. Once you find your rhythm, gravity starts to take over. But you shouldn’t tap into that same energy if you’re isolating and strengthening your glutes in a hip bridge. This is the difference between momentum and control. While related, the … Continue reading Here’s how to work out with momentum to push yourself to the limit

Leg day, or no way? Here’s how to tell if you’re *actually* too sore to work out

June 14, 2019 at 12:10PM by CWC Waking up the day after a particularly grueling workout with a super-sore bod is bittersweet. You’re probably stoked that you #crushedit during your latest sweat sesh, but you’re seriously wondering whether you’re too achy for that tempo run scheduled to start in 30 minutes. Well, according to Victor Romano, MD, an Illinois-based … Continue reading Leg day, or no way? Here’s how to tell if you’re *actually* too sore to work out

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day if you work out in the morning

April 29, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC The idea that “food is fuel” has likely been ingrained into your head since you had to be convinced to eat your brussel sprouts by way of the “airplane fork” method as a four year old. Fast forward a few years, and as adults, we know that what … Continue reading Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day if you work out in the morning

4 healthy (and easy) formulas to take the guesswork out of dinner tonight

April 10, 2019 at 05:10AM by CWC “I’m not asking you to reinvent the wheel.” I repeat this mantra to myself each night when it’s time to decide what to eat for dinner. I’m never more indecisive than when I’m hangry. And despite the wealth of enticing eats from my Trader Joe’s haul, I often … Continue reading 4 healthy (and easy) formulas to take the guesswork out of dinner tonight

If you only have 15 minutes to work out, take a page from people in Blue Zones

March 13, 2019 at 12:45PM by CWC Rain, shine, or below freezing temps (though hopefully not for much longer), I need to start my morning with a sweat. I like think of it as my own personal version of morning meditation, mostly because it’s the only thing that makes me feel centered and productive before … Continue reading If you only have 15 minutes to work out, take a page from people in Blue Zones

Here’s how I work out with NYC’s cult-fave model trainer…for free

March 04, 2019 at 12:18PM by CWC Anytime your favorite models are in New York City, you can always find them at the Dogpound, training with founder Kirk Myers. The tough-as-nails workouts include activities that range from super-heavy weightlifting to resistance band training. And that’s exactly why it’s such a hot-spot. The wide range of activities keeps … Continue reading Here’s how I work out with NYC’s cult-fave model trainer…for free

Halle Berry used Bulgarian bags to work out, so I used Bulgarian bags to work out

March 04, 2019 at 09:59AM by CWC If you spotted Halle Berry working out with a heavy black bag wrapped around her shoulders on Instagram, you may have wondered what in the world she’s doing. Unlike kettlebells and dumbbells, the crescent-shaped piece of equipment definitely isn’t something you see every day.  But a Bulgarian bag workout … Continue reading Halle Berry used Bulgarian bags to work out, so I used Bulgarian bags to work out

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

This storytelling erotica app takes the grunt work out of getting turned on

December 05, 2018 at 06:57AM You know the extra-steamy scenes from your romance novels that you anticipate from page 10, when the two love interests first lay eyes on each other? Well, what if I told you that there’s now one app where you can listen to a bounty of audio recordings straight-up teeming with sexual tension—and you … Continue reading This storytelling erotica app takes the grunt work out of getting turned on

I took a DNA test to tell me how to work out—and apparently I’m a sprinter

November 30, 2018 at 08:12AM Earlier this year, I became one of the millions who’ve shipped a swab of saliva to a faraway lab in exchange for beyond-comprehensive DNA profile. Only, I wasn’t really interested in learning about my distant ancestors (sorry, great, great, great Irish grandma!) or which foods would optimize my genes. What I really … Continue reading I took a DNA test to tell me how to work out—and apparently I’m a sprinter

CityRow is now streaming its classes so you can work out from home

November 19, 2018 at 07:37AM Just like treadmill runners, bikers, and even boxers, rowers, too, can now WFH (work out from home). In August of this year, a company called True Rowing released a sleek domestic rower that powers consumers sweat sessions with live-streaming classes taught by the United States National Rowing team. And earlier this month, CityRow … Continue reading CityRow is now streaming its classes so you can work out from home