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You're Probably Ignoring This Muscle In Your Butt Workouts, But Here's Why You Shouldn't

Whether you hit the gym for leg day a couple times a week, or squeeze in a few butt exercises while you're working out at home, you're probably pretty confident that you're strengthening your glutes from all angles, right? Squatting, lunging, and dea…
By Georgina Berbari

These 6 Arm Workouts Can Be Done Right On Your Couch, Even When You Feel Lazy AF

You know those days when you come home from a long day at work, plop down on the couch, and immediately lose any and all motivation that you may have had to do a full workout? It happens to the best of us, but just because you've made the executive d…
By Georgina Berbari

A Pill That Has The Same Effects As Exercise May Be A Thing Soon, But It's Not What You Think

If you could take a pill that does the exercising for you, would you do it? Well, that may be an option for some people in the world in the coming decades — but it's not exactly what you think. The exercise pill might be the next big health innovatio…
By Caroline Burke

6 Things To Know About Gyrotonic Exercise, The Workout That'll Perfect Your Posture

If you're like the majority of Americans, and you also find yourself constantly hunched over a computer screen or craning your neck to read an Instagram caption, you've probably suffered from a whole lot of back pain and less than pristine posture. L…
By Georgina Berbari

5 Hygge-Inspired Exercises That'll Actually Make You Look Forward To Working Out

When it comes to healthy living, it's easy to get wrapped up in the physicality of it all and assume that HIIT workouts, green juices, and superfoods are the recipe to a happy and fulfilling life. However, Danish culture has taught us a thing or two …
By Georgina Berbari

I Went To A SoulAnnex Class & It Was The Most Chill Workout I've Ever Had

I'm going to be totally honest with you: I don't like cycling. The idea of high-intensity cycling to the point where you're blinded with sweat, to the point where you basically need to go purchase a hearing aid after class because of the aggressively…
By Georgina Berbari

8 Little Changes To Make In Your Workout Routine That'll Help You Genuinely Enjoy It

Everyone has that one, fitness fanatic friend who legit springs out of bed first thing in the morning to hit up a cycling class, and actually enjoys it. TBH, I can barely resist slamming the snooze button to hop in the shower, let alone endure a chal…
By Georgina Berbari

These 5 Exercises Will Loosen Your Body Up A Little After Sitting Down All Damn Day

As much as it would suck to have to stand all day long at work or school, chairs are kind of the worst thing ever. Sitting all day makes your body feel stiff and tense AF, and honestly, by the time you get home, there are knots in places you didn't e…
By Georgina Berbari

5 Exercise Gadgets For Your Desk, So You Can Work & Work Out

I’ll be real with you, I get major desk envy when I see a co-worker decking out their workspace with cool mugs or plants. And I know I’m not the only one. But so many desk ornaments that add visual appeal to your space don’t serve any real purpose be…
By Kelsey Down

The 7 Exercises One Yoga Teacher Swears By To Heal Even Your Worst Back Pain

I don't know about you, but especially when I'm sitting all day for work, my back really feels it. Hunching over a computer with my shoulders all tense and knotted up, my spine starts to resemble a turtle shell, and my lower back can, at its worst, s…
By Annakeara Stinson

5 Exercises That Help You Fall Asleep, Even When Stress Is Trying To Keep You Awake

Stress is literally the worst. Thing. Ever. And when it interferes with your sleep schedule? Oh, hell no — that is simply something I cannot, and will not, stand for. That's why knowing a few exercises that help you fall asleep for when anxiety is tr…
By Georgina Berbari

Science Says Working Out With Others Makes You Happier, So Sign Up For A Cycling Class ASAP

You know when you go to a kickass cycling class, and you literally feel a high coming over you by the time you leave? The energy in the room was indescribably amazing, and it left you wanting more and more of those feel-good endorphins. But at the sa…
By Georgina Berbari

5 DIY At-Home Gym Hacks To Replace Those Expensive Exercise Classes

Can we all agree that exercise classes have gotten a bit ridiculous? Riding bikes in the dark, pretending to be a ballerina, pretending to be a stripper…they even have people swinging from the ceiling on ropes! Calm down everyone. Just thinking about…
By Casey Balsham

5 Workouts That Totally Still Count As Cardio When All The Treadmills At The Gym Are Taken

You know the feeling: You've somehow convinced yourself to be super pumped (for once) about hopping on the treadmill and sweating it out. But when you get to the gym, the unspeakable happens: All the treadmills — and even the damn ellipticals — are t…
By Georgina Berbari

3 Ways To Turn Your Sex Life Into An Excuse To Skip The Gym

OK, so we already have plenty of reasons to like sex. Whether it’s releasing feel-good hormones or helping you cope with period cramps, there’s a reason we affectionately refer to intercourse as afternoon delight. But in case you still need a little …
By Kelsey Down

5 Workouts From A Yoga Teacher That'll Undo The Damage Of Sitting Down All Day

While I've had lots of of jobs that kept me on my feet all day, in recent years, most of my work is done in front of a computer, sitting down. Since lots of people spend their days like this, the question has arisen more than once: Is sitting down al…
By Annakeara Stinson

If Exercise Stresses You Out, Here Are 5 Things That May Be Making Your Workouts Harder

From runner's high, to sweat-infused euphoria, to all the amazing feel-good endorphins that exercising can bring, once you get bitten by the workout bug, it can do amazing things for the stress we all feel in our day-to-day lives. But what if you lit…
By Georgina Berbari

7 Exercises To Do Before Work That'll Melt Your Stress Away First Thing In The Morning

Sometimes I think that if I followed all the suggestions I get for keeping my stress and anxiety at bay, I wouldn't be able to go to school or hold a job. But exercise is one such suggestion I really make an effort to fit into my days, because the im…
By Annakeara Stinson

5 Ways To Harness Your Stress & Let Your Frustrations Out In Your Next Workout

You know when you have a kickass workout planned that you're actually, dare you say, excited for? Like, for once, you can't wait to hit the gym and sweat it out. But then, a busy day at work keeps you past your usual clock-out time, your BFF tells yo…
By Georgina Berbari

5 Workouts That’ll Boost Your Creativity & Help You Think Outside The Box

You know the feeling: You're in the middle of a good sweat sesh, in the zone, playlist on point, and you honestly feel invincible. The feel-good endorphins you get from an amazing workout are unbeatable, and can make you feel incredible and inspired …
By Georgina Berbari

The Bar Is The New Gym: 7 Ways To Work Out While Going Out

There’s nothing like a crazy night out with all your friends, am I right, ladies? And we all love a good workout session… OK, maybe not so much the latter if you’re in any way like me. Let’s face it, if given the choice between a night out with your …
By Ellen O' Dwyer

5 Workouts To Do On Your Mental Health Day That'll Restore Your Mind And Body

You don't need me to tell you how important it is to take care of your body through regular workouts. However, with busy schedules and extensive to-do lists, it's easy to fall into the trap of prioritizing only your physical health and placing mental…
By Georgina Berbari

This Is How Much You Need To Exercise Each Week To Live Longer, According To Science

With busy work days and aggressively long to-do lists, sometimes it can be difficult to squeeze in a sweat sesh as often as you'd like to. It might feel like the couple of times you're hitting up SoulCycle each week just aren't cutting it, and maybe …
By Georgina Berbari

This Woman Learned The Consequences Of Using Fake Tan Before The Gym & Twitter Can Relate

TBH, after I apply self-tanner, I feel like I need to have one of those museum artwork labels that says "do not touch" plastered to my forehead. Like, it's hard enough to make sure you're getting every last crevice of your body covered in bronze good…
By Georgina Berbari

6 Gentle Workouts That Are Perfect For Anyone Battling Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that affects your bones and muscles. While it's actually very common, it's often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, partially because it's not clear what causes it, there's no cure as of now, and the symptoms can…
By Annakeara Stinson

7 Low-Key Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk Without Looking Like 'That Girl'

With 61 percent of American office employees working in open or shared spaces now, gone are the days when you could shut your door and do desk dips in the privacy of your own office. So what's a girl looking to squeeze in a little workout during the …
By Kelsey Down

Clever Ways To Add Exercise To Your Daily Routine Without Wasting Any Extra Time

According to a recent Bloomberg article, millennials are spending thousands of dollars a year on exercise. Most boutique fitness classes will run upward of $30 per class, so if you're going three times a week, that's more than $4,000 annually. If you…
By Liz Hall

Science Says Regular Exercise Can Make Your Dreams More Vivid, But There's A Catch

As a self-proclaimed athlete, I can vouch for the fact that there's no better sleeping experience than the snooze you'll take after a long, hard workout. It's a no-brainer that physical activity -- while it builds muscle, gets your heart rate up, and…
By Julia Guerra

5 Beginner Exercises You Can Do Now To Make Working Out In The Future A Lot Easier

I used to watch girls in the gym who could lift massive weights or squat those huge barbells, and I would wonder: How did they get there? Were they ever as lazy as me? How long did it take for them to achieve such a warrior status? Close your eyes an…
By Summer Schmier

5 No-Sweat Exercises You Can Do Without Ever Taking Your Jeans Off

Jeans are one of the only clothing items you can actually wear year-round, and if you're truly a denim lover, you never really want to take them off. It's borderline obsessive: Sometimes you even sleep in them; you just can't seem to part ways. It's …
By Summer Schmier

7 Things You Probably Do Every Weekend That You Never Knew Counted As Exercise

Sometimes it can be difficult to fit in a workout during the weekend, considering how much other stuff you want to do -- like go to that Halloween-themed double feature -- and how much you kind of have to do -- like your laundry and putting together …
By Annakeara Stinson

5 Low-Key Exercises You Can Do On The Subway Without Looking Like A Weirdo

The subway system in New York seems like it's about to collapse under its own weight. Every week, there's at least one major delay that has an impact on thousands of commuters, fouling up their day and preventing them from getting to where they need …
By Liz Hall

This Workout Requires No Equipment At All, Except For 4 Rolls Of Toilet Paper

Whether you're traveling, stuck in a tiny dorm room, or simply don't have access to a gym, no-equipment workouts are honestly bae. Being able to use your own body weight to get sculpted AF sans equipment has to be the most convenient thing in the wor…
By Georgina Berbari

5 Pilates-Inspired Yoga Moves To Try If You're Bored With Your Usual Routine

Going through the same workout routine week in and week out can get real boring, real fast. And since your body loves and craves variety when it comes to fitness, combining workout techniques that strengthen and lengthen your muscles will give your n…
By Georgina Berbari

5 Tasty Ways To Work Out With Your Favorite Food So You'll Actually Enjoy Exercise

To all my fellow lazy women: What sounds more magical than munching crisp, salty potato chips and getting great exercise at the same time? Literally nothing. That's why I've put together a series of unique (and safe) workouts tailored specifically fo…
By Summer Schmier

6 Lazy-Girl Exercises You Can Do From Your Couch While Watching Netflix

Hi, I'm Casey, and I do not work out. And, frankly, I think people who “love” working out are lying anyway... at least that's what I tell myself as I order Seamless and add expensive clothing items to an online shopping cart I have no intention of ch…
By Casey Balsham

5 Spooky Workouts That Will Definitely Get You In The Mood For Halloween

Raise your hand if you're pumped AF for Halloween. From costumes, to candy corn, to the return of your favorite creepy movies, Oct. 31 can't come fast enough, can it? TBH, the whole month of October is dedicated to Halloween in my eyes, but I can't e…
By Georgina Berbari

If You Work Out In The Morning, This Is The Ideal Time For You To Eat Breakfast

I know this advice is practically as old as time itself, but breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. Since you've been sleeping for (hopefully) seven to nine hours, the idea is that you've literally got to “break your fast” and refuel …
By Annakeara Stinson

6 Ways Exercise Can Make You A Better Learner Because It's Not Always About The #Gains

It seems a little too easy to stockpile all of the benefits of exercise for your mind, body, and spirit, but I'm going to take this opportunity to add yet another one to the list. You probably already know that exercise can help decrease anxiety, imp…
By Annakeara Stinson

5 Energizing Workouts To Try When All You Want Is A Coffee And A Nap

So, you're at work killin' the game, getting sh*t done, and then that midday slump creeps up on you, and you start to feel lethargic as all hell. Honestly, the first solution you probably think of is to chug a venti Americano to the face, or squeeze …
By Georgina Berbari

This Genius App Will Make You Do Silly Bedridden Workouts Before Waking Up

The hardest part about getting out of bed is getting out of bed. When the room is cool and the pillows are perfectly conformed to your body, breaking free of a blanket cocoon might as well be considered torture. Exercising at an ungodly hour is for t…
By Danielle Valente

A New Study Figured Out The Perfect Way To Immerse Yourself In Your Workout Routine

You know how a run is just so much better when you're doing it outside, on a new trail, or in a new city? All the new sights and senses that are activated work together to distract you from any cardio-related discomfort you may have. Staying focused …
By Georgina Berbari

Here's How This Reddit User Went Deaf In One Ear Simply After Doing Intense Sit-Ups

So, apparently, there really is such a thing as going too hard at the gym. Reddit user "Unilythe" posted in TIFU about how he went "permanently deaf after intense sit-ups." Seriously, take a moment to sit down before you read this, and maybe think ab…
By Georgina Berbari

6 Micro-Movement Workouts To Make You Feel The Burn With The Least Amount Of Effort

Ugh, going to barre makes you feel the f*cking burn -- and no, I'm not talking the sting of your second tequila shot as it slides down your throat. I'm actually referring to the micro-movement-infused sweat sesh that is basically a workout that doesn…
By Georgina Berbari

These Are The Most Important Breathing Exercises To Do Just Before Your Workout

One of the greatest takeaways I've gained from a regular yoga practice is that I've learned all about the power of the breath. I've learned that breathing exercises before a workout can be amazing when it comes to helping you warm up and find your ce…
By Annakeara Stinson

7 Little Things You Do Every Day That Definitely Count As Exercise

Even if you're usually diligent about squeezing a workout into your routine most days, life still has a way of just getting super, super busy on you every  now and then. Whether you're clocking in longer hours at the office, or you're spending more t…
By Georgina Berbari

5 Intense Sex Positions That'll Actually Give You A Pretty Legit Workout

The other day, I went on a 6-mile hike, got heat stroke, and had to stay in bed for two days straight after chugging water. Real life exercise is not for me. I get bored during yoga, I can't afford a gym, clearly nature is trying to murder me, and gr…
By Alison Segel

6 Workouts To Try If You're Pressed For Time And Can Only Spare 10 Minutes

When it comes to crushing your #GymGoals, it can feel impossible to find time in your schedule to fit in some quality exercise. Sometimes, you just don't have room in your busy day for anything more than a quick, 10-minute workout. But hey, there's n…
By Georgina Berbari

This Teen Is Raising Awareness About Mental Health After Exercise Saved Her Life

Working out obviously benefits the body in so many ways, but it can be easy to forget about the incredible effects exercise can have on a person's mental health, too. In fact, research has shown aerobic exercise, or even strength training, can signif…
By Georgina Berbari

This Is Why You Should Ditch Your Phone The Next Time You Go To The Gym

Your smartphone can feel like your BFF when it comes to working out. From free fitness apps, to progress trackers, to virtual coaches that inspire confidence -- the little glowing screen right in front of you seems to have it all. But as close as you…
By Georgina Berbari