7 ways to be more mindful during your workouts, straight from the pros

October 20, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC For the most part, people want to be distracted during their workouts. There are TVs in front of the treadmills at every gym, never-ending high-energy playlists and captivating podcasts, and about a billion different things to do on your phone. With that being said, maybe the one thing … Continue reading 7 ways to be more mindful during your workouts, straight from the pros

Let’s stop believing the myth that all good workouts end in soreness

October 18, 2019 at 06:11PM by CWC There’s a certain pride that comes with soreness after workouts. Aching muscles serve as a reminder that you killed it, right? Contrary to popular belief, that soreness you’re feeling doesn’t necessarily mean you had a good workout. It actually means it might be time to scale back. In … Continue reading Let’s stop believing the myth that all good workouts end in soreness

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

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

For the love of your body, here’s why trainers want you to flirt with more than one workout modality

October 14, 2019 at 09:00PM by CWC Many of us like to practice workout monogamy. You might be so smitten with running, dancing, or hula-hopping that you drop other fitness flames to be with them 24/7. There’s nothing “wrong” with having a darling in your exercise regimen, but ask any trainer and they’ll tell you … Continue reading For the love of your body, here’s why trainers want you to flirt with more than one workout modality

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

This glutes workout—literally—kicked our butts in 10-minutes flat

October 14, 2019 at 12:00PM 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 This glutes workout—literally—kicked our butts in 10-minutes flat

Why a stellar workout one day might be lackluster the next

October 12, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Gather around and I’ll tell you one of life’s simple truths: Some days, your workouts will make you feel like Simone Biles. Others, you’ll feel like Danny Zuko trying to dribble a basket ball. It’s not exactly clear why you might “kill it one day and it kills … Continue reading Why a stellar workout one day might be lackluster the next

I went to a speed dating workout class and—spoiler—I’m still single

October 08, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC When people ask me why I don’t have a boyfriend, I immediately tell them that it’s because I don’t have time to date. The fact that I write so much on the Internet about being single (on top of the vagina steaming and public armpit sniffing) probably isn’t … Continue reading I went to a speed dating workout class and—spoiler—I’m still single

Why one trainer thinks heated studios are hurting your workouts

October 07, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC Here in New York City, some boutique fitness spots have a reputation for turning their “studios” into glorified sweatboxes. Despite the air conditioning vents and the industrial fans in every corner, some instructors insist on literally turning up the heat. And Ambyr D’Amato, a group fitness instructor at … Continue reading Why one trainer thinks heated studios are hurting your workouts

This 9-move dumbbell arm workout targets every muscle in your upper body

October 07, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC If I could be a fitness iteration of Edward Scissorhands, I’d have dumbbells attached to my wrists instead of scissors. Dumbbells are probably the most handy (get it?) and portable piece of workout equipment, and there are just endless exercises you can do with them—including working your shoulders, your … Continue reading This 9-move dumbbell arm workout targets every muscle in your upper body

This 10-minute core workout will make you feel stronger than ever

October 07, 2019 at 12:00PM 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 This 10-minute core workout will make you feel stronger than ever

I tried the most over-the-top workout class in New York City and have some thoughts

October 04, 2019 at 10:30PM by CWC It’s the classic Friday night conundrum: do you hit the gym after work, or blow off your workout to go get drinks with your friends? Well, thanks to Grit Boxing—the New York City fitness concept created by none other by Pitbull (the singer) and Tony Robbins (the motivational … Continue reading I tried the most over-the-top workout class in New York City and have some thoughts

Sick of planks? Sharpen your workout with ‘body saws’

October 04, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC I’m part of the very tiny percentage of people who actually enjoy planks. It’s not like I want to marry them or anything, but compared to something like burpees (which I avoid at all costs), they’re pretty great. But even I know holding that position forever can get … Continue reading Sick of planks? Sharpen your workout with ‘body saws’

Weight distribution is the key to workout longevity—here’s how to test yours right now

October 03, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC When I walk through the doors of my neighborhood gym, I’m usually too focused on my impending workout to care much about what’s going to happen in an hour, much less in a decades. The truth is though, every movement sweat-lovers do right now improves the longevity of … Continue reading Weight distribution is the key to workout longevity—here’s how to test yours right now

This 4-minute resistance band workout tones your whole body—no shower required

October 01, 2019 at 05:59PM by CWC The days of strictly adhering to a hardcore fitness routine to feel like you got in a good workout are over. Now, all it takes is a line-up of small micro movements to feel the burn everywhere, and one of the best tools to get the job done … Continue reading This 4-minute resistance band workout tones your whole body—no shower required

I streamed a hardcore elliptical workout—here’s why you should, too

September 29, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC In the daily game of treadmill versus trying new things at the gym, treadmill always wins out. So despite the fact that I’ve been meaning to give an online elliptical workout a go for months, I kept putting it off. Finally, however, this weekend, I had a change … Continue reading I streamed a hardcore elliptical workout—here’s why you should, too

The most hydrating thing to drink after a workout isn’t water

September 27, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC You know those times when you’re, like, really thirsty and water suddenly tastes like the nectar of the gods? If you want to rehydrate after a particularly sweaty workout—and fast—your first instinct might be to turn on the tap and guzzle glass after glass of H2O. But a … Continue reading The most hydrating thing to drink after a workout isn’t water

This core-conditioning workout will give you better posture in 3 easy moves

September 27, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC “Strengthening your core” is one of those things that any trainer, no matter who they are or which modality they teach, will tell you is critically important. While getting stronger is a major part of that—especially because your core is responsible for pretty much every movement you ask … Continue reading This core-conditioning workout will give you better posture in 3 easy moves

This post-natal core workout is low-impact and super effective

September 26, 2019 at 07:18PM by CWC Your body changes in a lot of ways during and post-pregnancy, but one of the major changes happens to your abdominal for, you know, obvious reasons like it had to expand to accommodate a baby. Strengthening your core postpartum can help you avoid issues like leaky bladder and … Continue reading This post-natal core workout is low-impact and super effective

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

Hip flexors kicking in during your ab workout? Here’s how to turn ’em off

September 21, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC A funny thing happens in fitness: Sometimes body parts other than the ones we’re trying to target sneak into our exercises, kind of like siblings vying for attention. For example, my quads try to do most of the work when I’m attempting to sculpt my glutes. It’s really … Continue reading Hip flexors kicking in during your ab workout? Here’s how to turn ’em off

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