At two points in her successful career — she's a chief instructor at Barry's, a celebrity trainer to the likes of Julianne Hough, a frequent brand partner as well as a fitness model — Astrid Swan also became a mother of now two small children. And if Swan can juggle those highly demanding responsibilities... it seems fairly reasonable to assume we can juggle watching TV while working out.
While gyms are opening in some cities, going to indoor ones is still considered a "dangerous activity" in many states. Given the current situation and the fact that there are a flood of Instagram Live and online streaming options, many people are now opting to sweat at home (a trend that's great for wallet health, too!).
Most of the country is still under quarantine — and as a result, lots of us have been serving some couch potato realness. Now, there's nothing wrong with trying to turn your quarantine into a relaxing staycation, but sometimes our bodies need to get movin'! So the next time you're streaming Netflix or Hulu... how about you try streaming an at-home workout instead?
We're all obviously spending way more time at home than we ever planned to in 2020. For those who prefer in-person group fitness settings, that's probably translated to perhaps less exciting, less motivating, and perhaps less frequent workouts.
Finding the motivation to get a solid workout on is tricky enough. Add the variable of a global pandemic to the mix — and an inability to sweat it out at your favorite gym — and it makes perfect sense that your desire to get physical might dwindle. Fret not. Sometimes all it takes is a quick, five-minute burst of activity to re-ignite the proverbial fire. We asked eight fitness gurus to share their own five-minute exercise regimens, so choose one (or maybe a few) to do between commercial breaks, when you wake up, or even consider a challenging a friend on FaceTime or Insta!
With warmer weather headed our way, it's time to climb into the back of your closet and pull out all your bright, fun-colored pieces. And that day couldn't come sooner, because you know what? Sometimes being decked out in bold, happiness-inducing colors can make you feel better, work harder, and get a better workout — because you're feeling more motivated than ever. To that end, we've rounded up some of the most wearable neon leggings on the web that you need to check out... just in time for summer.
Do you love to sweat, smile, and throw your hands in the air and wave them like you just don't care? Then Zumba — a fast-paced cardio dance workout invented by accident in 2011 when cardio dance instructor Beto Perez brought the wrong playlist to class (yes, really) — may be the right way to warm up your chilly body this winter.
Doing the same workout over and over again gets boring fast. Luckily, there are a lot of trendy fitness studios out there so you can incorporate all different types of exercises into your fitness routine. One of the most popular workout classes of the last few years is barre. Barre combines ballet-inspired moves with Pilates, yoga, and strength training for a full-body workout that will make you look leaner and longer. Intimidated by the barre? You don't have to be. Here, top barre instructors share what you need to know before taking your first class.
Whether you're new to the fitness game or you've been pumping iron for years now, chances are you could use a little workout inspo from time to time. Sure, you could hire a personal trainer, but who has the cash lying around for that? Truly, we'd rather spend that cash on new activewear (okay, or food, fine)... which is why we're turning to Instagram.
A fresh year often results in self-reflection and renewed inspiration to treat our body, spirit, and mind with utmost care. Whether your goal is it build endurance at the gym, thoughtfully re-organize and prioritize, or simply to treat yourself with more kindness, these wellness-focused finds will help you do exactly that.
Hunching over your computer for hours at work — not to mention carrying the weight of patriarchy on your shoulders — can definitely cause muscle tension. At first, it might seem like a minor issue, but as time goes by, the pain can really sneak up on you.
All fitness rules and diet restrictions tend to go out the window during holiday season. There just are so many potlucks to attend... plus, you're less likely to hit the gym because a) it's cold outside and b) you're traveling and visiting family and shopping for gifts and are generally all-around crazed.
Shorter days and longer nights got you feeling sluggish? Prefer to turn up the heat in your house and make your own hot yoga class? Then these online workout routines will be the perfect thing to keep you in shape this cold season, all with the added comfort of not having to leave your living room!
These days, women often spend as much time getting ready for the gym as they do for after-work cocktails or weekend brunch. But it's not all about the latest athleisure finds: Looking and feeling your best when working out is also about proper beauty prep and after-care. What exactly does that entail? We turned to a pro to find out. Here are all the beauty products founding trainer of celebrity hot spots Rumble Boxing and Rumble Training, Erika Hammond, counts on to stay glowing from pre-workout to post-workout selfie.
Yoga is a fantastic way to zen out, but it doesn't have to be all om and namaste... it can also provide a workout to strengthen and tone muscles — and even give that booty a little perk. Hey muscles, meet yoga.
Whether you're stuck in a fitness rut (not the treadmill again!), are lacking motivation to get physical, or simply want to add a little pizzazz to your current exercise regimen, you're in luck. The fitness industry is absolutely ablaze, you guys — which means there's no shortage of fun new classes to try.