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.
CrossFit can be pretty intimidating: A stray YouTube clip of someone deadlifting roughly double their body weight is enough to send the average person running — away from the gym, not towards it (and definitely not at it).
Yoga is a beautiful practice, one that deserves a beautiful yoga mat. And when you're working that hard to better yourself... well, why not indulge in some new equipment? (Treat yourself!) We've scoured the internet to find the best looking mats for all of your yoga needs. Click through to check them out.
Are you tired of plodding along on the treadmill everyday after work? Do you love cardio and yoga, but don't have time for both? Do you want to get into shape, but don't know where to start? Well, look no further, because these seven exciting, sweat-inducing classes will have you asking, "Can I go seven more times this week?"
It's swimsuit season! And while we believe that if you've got a body + a bathing suit then you've got a bathing suit bod, it's also fun to show off your nice bum in a cheeky bikini. So here are seven moves you can do every day — no gym required — to have a lovely, shapely, lifted booty.
Starting a new exercise routine can be a lot of hard work: There's a lot of sweatiness, heavy breathing and sore muscles involved before you even begin to feel like it's really working. And as if that weren't enough to deter you, there's also the cost (seriously, why does fitness have to be so expensive?).
We see you over there, kicking butt in the fitness dept. You've got a routine going; you're making friends at classes, and you're always excited to sweat it out. We're not here to tell you to press pause on the momentum — keep revving, girl — but we do think it's good to double check your habits periodically to make sure you're on target and taking care of your body in the process.
Yes, we all know that we should be exercising — it's the actual doing that's the hard part. That's where walking comes in: It's accessible and it has a surprising amount of health benefits, which range from boosting your energy levels and mood to decreasing your chances of catching the flu (always a win in our book).
Fact: Plastic is pretty darn bad for the environment and your health. That's because a) plastic doesn't biodegrade, and b) it actually releases toxic chemicals (like bisphenol A, a.k.a. BPA) that can get into your bloodstream, which can in turn lead to health issues. In other words? If you haven't yet switched to using a reusable water bottle yet, Earth Month is the perfect time to start. That doesn't mean you have to settle for something boring, though. Tote your H2O around in style with one of these super-luxe water bottles, all of which are BPA-free. Whether you're headed to the gym or work, they make hydrating an easy and stylish experience.