Can a gynecologist tell me once and for all if it’s okay to work out in thong?

October 22, 2018 at 07:41AM I worked out in a thong yesterday. I thought that this was completely normal until my colleague gasped in horror when she learned that I don’t workout solely in “sports” undies. If you’re like me, you’re raising your eyebrows: What are “sports underwear” and since when did people start making (let alone … Continue reading Can a gynecologist tell me once and for all if it’s okay to work out in thong?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hit the snooze button! These exercises in bed count as a full-body workout

September 02, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC You know those mornings when you straight up just don’t want to get out of bed for the sake of getting a workout in? Same. But in what might just be the best news ever, you actually may not have to, because we found a workout you can do … Continue reading Hit the snooze button! These exercises in bed count as a full-body workout

Here to break hearts: Sweating isn’t always the best indicator of a good workout

September 01, 2019 at 12:01PM by CWC If feet are measured in inches, then workouts must be measured in sweat… right? Wrong. Up until this morning, I firmly believed that the size of pit stains on my shirts post-exercise directly correlated with the quality of my sweat session. After listening to trainer Sal Di Stefano … Continue reading Here to break hearts: Sweating isn’t always the best indicator of a good workout

How to know if your workout ‘hurts so good’ or just plain hurts

September 01, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Once upon a time, my friend and I became regulars at a very sub-par spinning class simply because we had a massive crush on the instructor. (Yes, I know it’s cliché.) Nevertheless, I rolled out of bed on Sunday mornings to hear Teacher X yelling: “Get out of … Continue reading How to know if your workout ‘hurts so good’ or just plain hurts

This post-natal workout is the perfect way for new moms to start working out again

August 30, 2019 at 09:31PM by CWC When you’re a new mom, it can feel like a Sisyphean challenge to get to the gym between feedings, diaper changing, and bottle cleanings (repeat ad nauseam). But this workout, care of fitness trainer Rahel Ghebremichael, can be done in your living room in 10 minutes flat, giving … Continue reading This post-natal workout is the perfect way for new moms to start working out again

My boyfriend and I tried J. Lo and A. Rod’s workout routine—here’s what happened

August 28, 2019 at 10:25PM by CWC “David…will you do J. Lo and A. Rod’s workout with me?” I put out feelers to my boyfriend via text message because my editorial team was looking for a couple to try the gritty, weight-heavy sweat sesh that the #fitspo couple shared on Instagram. “Sure,” he replied. Fast … Continue reading My boyfriend and I tried J. Lo and A. Rod’s workout routine—here’s what happened

Good news for your 10,000 steps: Power walking is as good of a workout as running

August 28, 2019 at 04:46PM by CWC On days when I just do not feel like working out, I’ll typically either opt to run very, very slowly, or walk very, very quickly. During one recent treadmill trot, I started wondering if slow running and power walking had different benefits. They’re both easier than kicking the … Continue reading Good news for your 10,000 steps: Power walking is as good of a workout as running