Perhaps you like to hit the gym, the street, or yoga class early, before work; perhaps you like your exercise to happen after work; perhaps you work from home and like spontaneity in your fitness routine. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps. What's sure, though? That you're not going to like walking into a meeting (or a date) with sweaty hair.
Whether someone on your holiday shopping list is a yoga queen, a boxing fiend, a marathon runner or a cyclist, no gift is quite as welcome as something that helps them get their sweat on. Especially when said gift makes them look and feel great during their workouts.
We get it. Trying to find a solid block of time in the day to exercise can be a struggle. Which is why the concept of snackable workouts is so revolutionary. It involves getting off your butt for just 3 to 10 minutes when you can actually find the time.
Whether you made fitness a new year's resolution or simply want to up your game, getting into your groove and finding that momentum is key. A concise, specific, simple strategy is step number one. From there, you can work on conjuring that excitement to sweat it out. And while we're not saying you have to buy all the latest and greatest gadgets to find said excitement, looking forward to using or wearing a particular product can definitely help. That said, consider treating yourself to one or two of the 11 items in this roundup.
It's safe to say we're all about ready to bid adieu to 2020 and lean into the hope-filled prospects of a new year. For many, that also means making new resolutions that prioritize self-care, which includes our mental and physical health.
We all want to encourage our loved ones to indulge in a bit of self-care whether that means facilitating a workout, pampering their skin with clean beauty, loading their plate with healthy foods or ensuring they get good, quality sleep. If 2020 has taught us anything it's that health is wealth, so no matter your budget we've rounded up a variety of unique, health-minded holiday finds to delight anyone on your list .
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.