The Ultimate Couch Potato Workout

Let's be real: Some days the gym just isn't going to happen. You had a long day at work, the traffic getting home was a nightmare and all you want to do is watch the latest episode of "Modern Family" while sipping on a glass of wine (or two).   read more

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April 22, 2014  |   2:04 PM  |  COMMENT
Forget Burning Calories, Exercise Reverses Skin's Aging Process

Time to get your wrinkles to the gym.

Inspired by an older study that showed premature aging in animals could be held at bay by getting them to exercise (rodent spin class?), researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada decided to try it on people.   read more

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April 16, 2014  |  10:04 AM  |  1 COMMENT
24 Fitness Mantras More Motivating Than Tony Horton on Crack

You've kicked off your shoes, slumped onto the couch and turned on "Real Housewives" -- again. This, after you promised yourself you'd hit the gym after work. But when trash TV, leftover pad thai and a glass of pinot beckons, there's no way you're trading all that for a sports bra and treadmill. Hey, who are we to judge? We've all been there.   read more

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April 3, 2014  |   6:04 PM  |  COMMENT
The Affordable, Drop-In Meditation Studio: Coming Soon to, You Guessed It, L.A.

From former Glamour magazine fashion editor, Suze Yalof Schwartz, comes perhaps the most Los Angeles-y sounding zen, ohm offering yet. And, if you've ever been to the City of Angels/traffic hell, you know that's saying a lot.   read more

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April 3, 2014  |  11:04 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Gym Tells Woman She Needs To Cover Up To Workout

Tiffany Austin is in good shape. Which shouldn't be a problem for her at the gym. Except Austin says her gym -- a Planet Fitness in Richmond, Calif. -- actually considered her too fit, and told her she needed to cover up more if she was going to work out there.   read more

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March 21, 2014  |   6:03 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Willpower Waivering 3 Months Into Your Resolution? Kick Start Your Regimen With ...

If the luster on your New Year resolution of trimming down and toning up has faded to a muted shade of "Yeah, I don't care," maybe you just need to inject some newness into your exercise routine.   read more

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March 5, 2014  |  12:03 PM  |  COMMENT
Butt-Firming Yoga Poses You've Gotta Try Now

So your bod is pretty fit -- but your butt? It's flat, flabby or generally un-fabulous. Luckily, yoga can help you nip your butt issues in the bud. Exercise and wellness guru Mandy Ingber shares fitness and mindfulness tips with the soft-bodied, stressed-out masses in her new book, "Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover." Since nothing says mind-body balance like a well-toned tush (um, right?), Ingber shows us five yoga poses for getting a firmer butt. Your path to a pert posterior starts here.   read more

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February 19, 2014  |   1:02 PM  |  1 COMMENT
Why I'll Never Do CrossFit Again

I wasn't an unlikely candidate for CrossFit. I'm a fit person -- I played volleyball growing up, in college and for a year professionally. The game caused some wear and tear on my back, so I decided to take a break. I spent a few years rehabilitating, but exercise remained a part of my life. Everyone around me was talking about CrossFit, so I decided to try it. I bought a Groupon and started going to classes.   read more

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February 12, 2014  |  11:02 AM  |  77 COMMENTS
7 Major Workout Mistakes That Keep Advil in Business

You're finally following through on that New Year's resolution. You'll get to the gym, sign up for that 10K and come up with a workout plan. But before you do, consider this: Every year, more than 174,500 women end up in the ER with an exercise-related injury. The No. 1 cause of exercise-related injury? "Overenthusiasm," says Dr. Joseph Horrigan, a board certified chiropractic sports medicine practioner at DISC Sports & Spine Center in Los Angeles.   read more

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February 5, 2014  |   5:02 PM  |  COMMENT
Your Monthly Flow Chart: Fitness For Every Part of Your Cycle

Aunt Flo, the dot, the curse, whatever you call it, it's your period. And when you're feeling all crampy and bloated, the last thing you feel like doing is downward dogging in a crowded yoga studio. But guess what? Hormonal changes can actually give you an advantage at the gym at different times of the month. So we reached out to endocrinologist Dr. Florence Comite and exercise physiologist Dr. Tim Coyle at ComiteMD in New York to find out what really happens to your body during each phase of your period. Then we roped in celebrity trainer Kristin McGee, certified master personal trainer Danielle Girdano and strength and conditioning coach Brandon Mentore to break down the best workouts for each phase of your cycle. Here's the rundown on how you can maximize your fitness goals all month long.   read more

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January 16, 2014  |  12:01 PM  |  1 COMMENT

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