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 super-intense plyometric move combines the two hardest glutes exercises into one killer butt workout

August 14, 2019 at 12:53PM by CWC Walking into New York’s Dogpound fitness studio, there’s no question that you’re about to put in work. There’s a huge black tire outside beckoning for you to flip it over (like supermodel Ashley Graham does on the reg), a boxing ring, assault bikes (which make me tremble in fear), … Continue reading This super-intense plyometric move combines the two hardest glutes exercises into one killer butt workout

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

I took a class at Pitbull and Tony Robbins’ *EXTRA* new workout studio, and it ended with an electrolyte margarita

August 12, 2019 at 10:39AM by CWC When an email popped into my inbox back in April with the subject line: “Pitbull and Tony Robbins open new NYC fitness studio,” I had a wild mix of thoughts and emotions:  1) utter confusion wondering WTF these two are doing together, let alone in the fitness world, … Continue reading I took a class at Pitbull and Tony Robbins’ *EXTRA* new workout studio, and it ended with an electrolyte margarita

Everyone at my gym is sipping coffee mid-workout, and nutritionists told me why

August 07, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC I’ve noticed a new trend in the gym of late, that’s become about as pertinent as one-shoulder sports bras and wide-leg yoga pants: People drinking coffee during their workouts. As a morning-exercise fan, I’ve always gulped down a cold brew before hitting the megaformer, which RDs say is totally … Continue reading Everyone at my gym is sipping coffee mid-workout, and nutritionists told me why

3 trainer-approved ways to make your summer workouts adventurous *and* effective

August 06, 2019 at 12:37PM by CWC Summer includes all of the good weather perks, from dining al fresco to hitting up a beach/pool/lake/any body of water as often as possible. So the seemingly endless opportunities to be outside without freezing your bum off make your time through Labor Day ideal for playing around with … Continue reading 3 trainer-approved ways to make your summer workouts adventurous *and* effective

3 major signs you need new workout sneakers, according to a podiatrist and a trainer

August 05, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC When it comes to knowing when to replace your workout sneakers, they say it all comes down to either how many miles you’ve clocked in them, or how long you’ve had them for. I have a serious issue with this: I do not track how many miles I … Continue reading 3 major signs you need new workout sneakers, according to a podiatrist and a trainer

Pro tip: Do this yoga move to make any upper body workout more effective

August 04, 2019 at 11:00AM by CWC This morning, before I started knocking out some chest presses, lat flies, push-ups, and various other upper body stuff with heavy weights, my instructor at Barry’s Bootcamp had the class do some upward dogs. As in, you know, that yoga pose that you do in your sun salutations. … Continue reading Pro tip: Do this yoga move to make any upper body workout more effective

The full-body workout that stretches *and* tones at the same time

August 04, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC I like to feed two birds with one scone—always. While I do it with multi-tasking beauty products and eating prunes (because, ya know), my workouts are my favorite avenue to combine steps. That’s why I opt for things like resistance band sequences for better posture and yin yoga … Continue reading The full-body workout that stretches *and* tones at the same time

OMG, I forgot to pack a bra to change into after my sweaty workout—what do I do?

August 03, 2019 at 12:03PM by CWC Move over, Black Mirror, because I’m coming in hot with a truly haunting story. Picture, if you will, a Monday morning. You’re patting yourself on the back because you made it to your pre-work spin class instead of hitting snooze eight times. You hop out of your gym’s … Continue reading OMG, I forgot to pack a bra to change into after my sweaty workout—what do I do?

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

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

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

The “Figure 8 Workout” will fire up your abs without you even realizing it

July 29, 2019 at 12:47PM by CWC It has come to my attention that something called the “Figure 8 Workout” is secretly all the rage in at-home fitness. If you’re not well-versed in it, it’s a cardio-dance-core hybrid exercise that’s kind of like dance cardio or Zumba, but also moonlights as standing ab exercises back … Continue reading The “Figure 8 Workout” will fire up your abs without you even realizing it

The 14-minute resistance band workout that will set your buns ablaze

July 22, 2019 at 08:22AM by CWC Welcome to Trainer of the Month Club, our 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 14-minute resistance band workout that will set your buns ablaze

Working your inner thighs can make your butt workouts even *more* effective

July 21, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC This morning, during a Solid[Core] Megaformer class (aka the hardest damn class I’ve ever taken), I straight-up got my ass kicked. I’ve been doing squats, lunges, and the like for practically a decade and a half, but this was the first time that a glute workout had me … Continue reading Working your inner thighs can make your butt workouts even *more* effective

Why Megan Rapinoe’s workout recovery takes place underwater

July 21, 2019 at 03:01AM by CWC I’ll admit it: After a hard workout, usually my mind is more focused on what I’m going to eat when I get home, not on my recovery method. Sure, foam rolling feels hurts-so-good whenever I do it, and I know my tight muscles would benefit from five minutes … Continue reading Why Megan Rapinoe’s workout recovery takes place underwater

I found the best way to make full-body Tabata workouts go by in a flash

July 20, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC You know that meme that’s like, “I only have 20 minutes left, which is just 10 minutes twice, which is just five minutes four times”? Yeah, I relate to that majorly. As I’m sure we all do. Even though working out is great and fun, we still want it … Continue reading I found the best way to make full-body Tabata workouts go by in a flash

This 10-move medicine ball workout proves one tool can torch your total body

July 19, 2019 at 05:35AM by CWC Medicine balls are one of those things I avoid at the gym (right along with the assault bike and rowing machine) because they’re intimidating to me. For weights, I always grab dumbbells, and I upgrade my ab workouts with a resistance band. But try as I might to … Continue reading This 10-move medicine ball workout proves one tool can torch your total body

This 12-minute hamstring workout will make every other fitness move easier

July 18, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC Hamstrings don’t get nearly the credit they deserve. They’re responsible for extending your legs and bending your knees, which are part of practically every movement you do on a day-to-day basis—especially when you’re in the gym. While your hamstrings may be in action during like, 90 percent of … Continue reading This 12-minute hamstring workout will make every other fitness move easier

7 free at-home abs workouts that are better than a personal training sesh

July 16, 2019 at 07:17AM by CWC This morning, I slept through my workout. My alarm went off, I pressed snooze, and then fell back asleep, assuming that it would, as per usual, re-awaken me from my slumber in exactly eight minutes so that I could head to my morning class. But nope! Forty-five minutes … Continue reading 7 free at-home abs workouts that are better than a personal training sesh

This resistance band back workout improves posture in 10 minutes flat

July 15, 2019 at 06:52AM 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 resistance band back workout improves posture in 10 minutes flat