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
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
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
Picture your butt in its current state. Now, picture your butt in its ideal state. If you're like most women, you're probably envisioning a butt that's tight and toned. But the journey from flat butt to perky, pert rear end can seem unachievable without the help of trainers who whip celebrities' derrieres into tip-top shape. read more
Some people will tell you that summer bodies are built only in gyms -- but we're here to tell you that those people simply lack imagination. The way we look at it, we're constantly burning calories. Standing in line for an hour to buy your first Balmain dress from H&M burns 94 calories*. Reading "The Girl on the Train" for 30 minutes? Torches 44 calories. read more
Sometimes finding the motivation to work out on your own can be harder than the actual workout itself -- which is why many of us have come to rely on a fitness buddy to meet our fitness goals. But gym BFFs do so much more than motivate us to get our butt in gear -- they know us on a deep and personal level. Not only do they know our BMI, but they've heard all of our weird, grunt-y (should-only-be-reserved-for-the-bedroom) sounds we make when lifting weights. read more
Let's address the Ganesh (err, elephant) in the room. You wear yoga pants regularly. But you actually practice yoga...maybe...once or twice a month? For busy women everywhere -- no matter how much you love the calm feeling after an hour and a half of breathing, stretching, and focusing -- it's tough to squeeze in a yoga class as frequently as you'd like. Start breathing
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