If only I could lose 5 pounds by Friday.
So goes the all-too-common refrain, often overheard in dressing rooms, ladies restrooms, and spin classes galore -- or, let's face it, anywhere there's a mirror and a captive female listener who'll pretend to care. See ways
Hey, so you know those flabby bits under your arms that wave in the wind every time you say goodbye? Those fleshy wings that convince you to purchase a matching sweater every time you buy a new tank top or sleeveless dress? Yeah, well, those aren't just the bane of your existence, they happen to the best of us ... even celebrities (please hold all shock, horror, and awe). See workout
When we're not swooning over celebrities' drop-dead outfits or gorgeous complexions, we're envying their six-pack abs and tight AF tushes. Without a doubt, Hollywood's hottest stars make a flawless physique look effortless -- like they could eat doughnuts on the reg and still look fabulous. But one peek inside our favorite A-listers' kitchens tells us otherwise. In fact, many celebrities known for their smokin' bods have stringent diets with long lists of foods they will not eat (we're looking at you, Gisele). read more
Let's talk about sex. Sometimes, especially as women, we have a rough time fulfilling our potential for pleasure. "It comes down to energy and inhibitions," says sex therapist and author, Dr. Jane Greer, PhD. "For women, inhibitions flow from feeling uncomfortable with our bodies." She says that insecurity is the primary reason why women struggle to enjoy sex. Luckily, there's an easy cure: Exercise. read more
You know how after a long day at work, you're like, 'Man, I can't wait to workout!'?
Yeah, neither do I. read more
Most new moms stick to abdomen-obscuring outfits in the weeks following their deliveries, but for celebs like Chrissy Teigen, crop tops and cutoffs will do. Just weeks after giving birth to daughter Luna, the model mom hit dinner with hubby John Legend in black short-shorts and celebrated her first Mother's Day clad in a belly-baring top that made many of us wonder how she bounced back so quickly. read more
Working out used to mean throwing on an old t-shirt and shorts and heading to a globo gym where you could anonymously sit on a recumbent bike for an hour. But times they are a-changin'. Ratty t-shirts are being replaced by stylish athleisure wear, and boutique fitness classes are giving regular gyms a run for their money. People want the close-knit community boutique gyms provide, and they're willing to pay triple the price of a regular gym to get it. But, calorie-burning-wise, are these trendy classes actually worth it? read more
Ah, the warmer weather we've been waiting for has finally arrived. Which means it's time to replace the arm exercise you were getting with the remote control (I think I'll miss you most of all, "Pretty Little Liars"), with actual arm exercises -- hand weights and all. read more
Thanks to the return of skin-baring trends like the crop top, the desire for killer abs is no longer dependent upon whether you're hitting the pool in a bikini or not. Yep, abs are back in a big way. Simone De La Rue, celebrity trainer (she works with stars like Anne Hathaway and Camila Alves McConaughey) and founder and creator of Body by Simone, is here to help us achieve the toned tummy of our dreams through her book Body by Simone: The 8-Week Total Body Makeover Plan. read more
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