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Here's Why You NEED To Be Following Octavia Spencer's Fitness Journey On Instagram

ByAnnakeara Stinson
There are very, very few things all people can agree on, but I am going to attempt to name three: Cake is a perfect dessert, stars in the night sky are beautiful, and Octavia Spencer is awesome. No one will fight me on this. Adding to the fact that…

I Tried Michelle Obama’s Favorite Workout Class & FLOTUS Fitness Is No Joke, Guys

ByJordan Bissell
You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a face serum, vitamins that will make your skin brighter, or a specialty food service. You can't help but…

Personal Trainers Say You Can Def Work Out With Your Dog, So Here's How To Do It

ByAnnakeara Stinson
After a long day at work or school, sometimes you'd much rather sit inside cuddling with your pet than follow through with that workout class you booked weeks ago, you know? Like, why would you go to a cycling class when you and your darling…

The 3 Workouts You Should Do If You Spend All Day Sitting, According To A Trainer

ByGeorgina Berbari
Sitting all day long doesn't feel good for anyone who does it. Unfortunately, though, it's an unspoken prerequisite of many office jobs and school environments, and you don't really have much say when it comes to being sedentary for the majority of…

A Fitness Expert Reveals Whether Working Out On Weekends Is Enough & It's Good News

ByGeorgina Berbari
Weekdays can be an extremely hectic and busy time for some, leaving barely enough time to shower, sleep, and feed yourself, let alone exercise. Work, school, and countless other responsibilities often consume every waking hour of your day, leaving…

Fitness Trainers Reveal Just How Bad Crunches Are For Your Back & What You Can Do Instead

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Ugh, crunches. Next to burpees, I'd say crunches are probably the exercise that most make me want to take a nap whenever an instructor suggests we do them in a workout class. And on top of being physically challenging and uncomfortable, I've always…

A Personal Trainer Reveals Just How Much Functional Fitness Can Improve Your Life & I'm Sold

ByGeorgina Berbari
Have you ever tried carrying groceries from the store to your apartment and high-key feel like your arms are going to fall off, even though it's just a couple of blocks? Same, girl. Even if you work out on the reg, if you're not including functional…

A Fitness Coach Reveals How To Make The Most Of Your Workout If You're Short On Time

ByGeorgina Berbari
Having as much time as your heart desires to leisurely fit in your workout each day sounds great in theory, but in reality, you usually have about a lunch break's worth of time to get your sweat on. You get to the gym, pull out your phone, struggle…

Here's Why You Always Feel So Bloated After An Intense Workout, According To Experts

ByGeorgina Berbari
There's nothing worse than low-key feeling like you're six months pregnant right after finishing a workout, especially when you're 100 percent sure there's no bun in your oven. You know what I'm talking about — your stomach is basically the…

These Mermaid Fitness Classes Are A Real Thing & I'm Ready To Dive In

ByGeorgina Berbari
When I was 6 years old, I was convinced I was going to legitimately become The Little Mermaid when I grew up. And, well, that didn't quite happen, and I'm not going to lie, I'm still low-key sad about it some days. Instead, I'm a fitness writer, so…

Why Regan Chastain Wants To Separate Fitness From Weight Loss

ByMarie Southard Ospina
Early in 2018, Ragen Chastain became the heaviest woman to run a marathon, setting a Guinness World Record along the way. At 288 pounds, there were plenty of people who heckled the writer, speaker, and size acceptance advocate the moment she decided…

I Worked Out With Carrie Underwood For A Day & I'm Feeling Like A Total Champion Now

ByJulia Guerra
Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll tell you: I’m not exactly up on pop culture these days. There just aren’t many celebrities I care to keep tabs on — that is, except Carrie Underwood. From the days when I'd sit cross-legged on the couch watching…

These 5 Workouts Are Designed To Make Going About Your Day Easier

ByGeorgina Berbari
Whether you're a nanny who's constantly carrying around a baby, or you simply want to sit up straight at your desk without feeling like you're going to fall asleep, everyday activities require a strong body that's able to meet the requirements your…

These Fitness Hacks Are So Lazy, You'll Forget That You're Actually Working Out

ByGeorgina Berbari
I don't know about you guys, but my life is freaking hectic. As much as I want to carve out a full hour at the gym every day, it's just not realistic most of the time. And even when my schedule isn't super busy, it can still be tedious to summon the…

This One Simple Thing Might Explain Why You Never Have Enough Energy To Work Out

ByGeorgina Berbari
If you feel like you literally never have any energy for your workouts and you're basically dragging yourself to the gym most days with your eyes half-shut, there might be a solution that's a lot more effective than constantly reaching for your…

These Fitness Hacks Are Perfect If You Don't Have Time For A Full Workout Every Day

ByGeorgina Berbari
Real talk: Making time to work out when your life is incredibly busy and you're overwhelmed by day after day of long to-do lists is hard freaking work. Seriously, as ideal as it would be to actually have time to go to the gym or hit up your favorite…

These Fitness Date Ideas Are Perfect For Valentine's Day If You're Over Dinner & A Movie

ByGeorgina Berbari
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and it's time to start thinking of a kickass date night for you and your SO. While some quality sushi, a glass of wine (or three), and the new 50 Shades movie all sound great, you're high-key over dinner and a…

This Guy "Broke Up" With His Gym & The Letter He Wrote Is Hilariously Heartbreaking

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Breaking a gym membership contract can often come with the same kind of bureaucratic struggle as changing your name on a passport or disputing random charges on your phone bill. But as the saying goes, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, so sometimes,…

This Study Says Millennials Spend More Money On Fitness Than On College, But Do They?

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Nothing can make my palms sweat more than considering the realities of my monthly expenses. The last time I really tracked my everyday spending over the course of a month, the amount that went toward trivial things like smoothies, burritos, and…

10 Fitness Goals To Set In 2018 That Have Nothing To Do With Weight Loss

ByGeorgina Berbari
The new year is an amazing time to start fresh and set new goals for yourself, especially for how you treat your body. Unfortunately, too many social media influencers and cultural standards lead us to believe that weight loss and fitness…

10 Body-Positive Instagrammers To Follow In 2018 For More Self-Love & Less BS

ByGeorgina Berbari
With the arrival of the new year, discussions of diet culture and unrealistic beauty standards are at an all-time high right now, and it can be easy to get down on yourself and feel overwhelmed. While there is, admittedly, a ton of BS to trudge…

This NYC Gym Offers Naked Workout Classes & We're Not Sure How To Feel About It

ByGeorgina Berbari
Everyone's had that low-key disturbing dream where you forget to wear pants to school or an important meeting, and you wake up feeling confused AF as to why your brain wants you to be nude in public. Well, 2018 is about to turn your weird dreams…

Don't Be Surprised If Your Next Job Interview Includes A Surprise Sweat Sesh

ByGeorgina Berbari
Most of us can agree that job interviews are stomach-churning and nerve-wracking AF. But imagine you scored an interview for your ultimate dream job, thought you'd prepared as extensively as possible, but then the interviewer decides to…

7 Fitness Influencers Who Inspired Us To Move Our Bodies All Year Long In 2017

ByGeorgina Berbari
2017 was truly a sh*t-storm, my friends, and on the most challenging and chaotic of days, hitting the gym was likely the furthest thing from your mind. However, there's no denying the fact that maintaining an active, balanced lifestyle has the power…

7 Fitness Challenges For The New Year That'll Show You What Your Body Can Do

ByGeorgina Berbari
The new year is comin' in hot my friends, and that means it's time to set some new goals and accomplish the crap out of them. If you've been slaying the fitness game in 2017, then you're probably already itching to find new ways to challenge your…

7 Fitness Gifts That Give Back & Make The World A Better Place For All Of Us

ByGeorgina Berbari
With Christmas and Hanukkah right around the corner, you might suddenly feel bombarded with an array of fitness-related gift guides, all suggesting the perfect presents for your gym rat of a BFF. And while I don't doubt that all of those suggestions…

8 Workout Trends From 2017 That We're Definitely Taking With Us Into The New Year

ByJulia Guerra
The idea of finding your niche in the fitness world can be overwhelming from a beginner’s perspective, but with so many options that range from high intensity interval training (HIIT) to gentle yoga stretches, there really is something for everyone.…

8 Realistic Fitness Resolutions For The New Year That You'll Actually Want To Stick To

ByGeorgina Berbari
Each year, millions of people make New Year's resolutions, and each year, those resolutions are promptly forgotten about within a month's time, if not sooner. TBH, sticking to New Year's resolutions is hard work, especially if those goals involve a…

This Fitness Brand Shut Down People Who Body-Shamed One Of Their Models & We're Here For It

ByJulia Guerra
While I do consider myself a fitness guru, I can honestly say the industry itself is flawed — but not hopelessly. There's an unfortunate stigma surrounding plus-size people in the gym, particularly women, as if someone who simply wants to work out…

7 Awesome Gifts For The Friend Who Literally Never Misses A Workout

ByGeorgina Berbari
Everyone has that friend who basically eats, breathes, and sleeps in the gym. Their dedication to the #gains is inspirational AF, and it honestly seems like they never miss a workout. So with the holidays right around the corner, brainstorming the…

8 Black Friday Fitness Deals You Need To Take Advantage Of While You Still Can

ByJulia Guerra
Shopping malls are obviously a fashionista's stomping ground all year long, but that's especially the case the morning after Thanksgiving. Sephora and Ulta tend to beauty gurus on the hunt for a bargain fix, and gamers can get lucky in stores like…

An Inside Look At Kim K’s Exercise Regimen & The Moves She Does With Her Trainer

ByLaura Rizzo
If you watched Keeping Up With The Kardashians on Nov. 5, you met someone who Kim has been keeping very close lately — her trainer, Melissa Alcantara. Kim's latest and greatest fitness journey on Snapchat, during which you see her amazing workouts…

5 Ways To Flawlessly Meal Prep In Under An Hour, According To A Fitness Guru

ByGeorgina Berbari
When I used to envision meal-prepping, I honestly thought it was reserved for hardcore body-builders, fitness competitors, and professional athletes. Plus, who wants to use their precious free time to cook an insane amount of healthy food that…

This Couple Loves The Gym So Much They Actually Got Married At One, But We Won't Judge

ByGeorgina Berbari
OK, let's get real with each other for a hot second. How many times have you been at the gym, absolutely slaying the cardio game on the elliptical, and you low-key hoped that some sexy dude on the Smith machine would come over and talk to you…

6 Products Under $20 That Will Make All Your Home Workouts A Total Breeze

ByGeorgina Berbari
I have a love-hate relationship with at-home workouts. I love that I can profusely sweat like a dying walrus in the comfort of my own room, but it's annoying AF when the workout calls for exercise equipment that I just can't afford. Fortunately,…

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

ByGeorgina Berbari
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…

Deaf Fitness Blogger Strives To Make Exercise More Accessible For People Like Her

ByGeorgina Berbari
At first glance, India Morse seems like your typical fitness blogger. Her page is sprinkled with drool-worthy pictures of avocado toast, selfies in super cute workout leggings, and loads of motivational quotes. But the truth is, this British…

This Fitness Blogger Wants People To Embrace How Their Bellies Look After Eating

ByMarquaysa Battle
Belly love is in, people! Haven't you heard? Fitness blogger Sara Puhto — who gained a following for sharing before and after photos of her workout journey to debunk Instagram body myths — posted a set of photos to highlight how her body changes…

6 30-Day Fitness Challenges To Try When You're Bored With Your Workout Routine

ByGeorgina Berbari
There's nothing worse than falling into a workout slump. One minute, your motivation is through the roof and you're slaying every sweat sesh, and the next, the mere thought of anything cardio-related makes you cringe. Thankfully, it's pretty easy to…

This Is How Long It Really Takes To Start Seeing Results From Your Workouts

ByAnnakeara Stinson
If you've ever set goals for yourself when beginning a new workout routine, you've probably wondered just how long it will take for you to see the results of your exercise. Maybe you're looking to build up some muscles in your biceps, or increase…

5 Reasons Why Your Scale Shouldn't Be Part Of Your Fitness Journey

ByGeorgina Berbari
Ah, the scale. It started out as something you only saw at your annual checkup with the doctor, but for some, it quickly spiraled into a routine, anxiety-filled meeting each morning in your own bathroom. When did the the number on the scale become a…

10 Free Fitness Apps For When Hiring A Personal Trainer Is Just Too Expensive

ByGeorgina Berbari
When you get into that glorious gym groove, the results you see from your hard work are seriously so, so satisfying. But too often, after you've been rocking the same routine for awhile, that pesky plateau creeps up, and you realize need some…

6 Outdoor Fitness Classes You Have To Try So You Can Make The Most Of This Summer

ByGeorgina Berbari
There's nothing worse than a dreaded trudge through five inches of snow to make those #gains in the wintertime. I often find myself questioning whether dead-lifts are even worth it in the depths of December. Is anything worth it when it's that cold…

5 Amazing Women Who Didn't Let Pregnancy Stand In The Way Of Their Fitness Goals

ByGeorgina Berbari
When I think of pregnancy, the first word that comes to mind is definitely not "pull-ups" (well, maybe the diaper kind, I guess). Too many people believe that pregnant women should limit or avoid exercise completely. But honestly, this couldn't be…

10 Pairs Of Sneakers Under $50 That Will Help You Reach All Your Fitness Goals

ByGeorgina Berbari
Everyone hates the workout slump. You know what I mean. It's like writer's block, but in fitness. You have zero motivation, and spend half your time fantasizing that your main men Ben and Jerry will make your abs magically appear. The thought of a…

Shay Mitchell Reveals Her Fitness, Beauty, And Party Secrets For Summer

ByMary Kate Hoban
Shay Mitchell's Instagram is a work of art. Her posts provide all the fitness, beauty, and travel inspiration you could ever want. Now, the 30-year-old actress and author, who sky-rocketed to fame playing Emily Fields on Pretty Little Liars, is…

Bella Hadid Confesses The "Crazy" Juice Cleanse She Once Tried

ByMary Kate Hoban
Bella Hadid is really at the top of her game right now. The 20-year-old model is constantly on the move, whether it be flaunting her fabulous figure in the most enviable fashion on the runway or chilling in the sun in a sexy swimsuit with her…

Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross On Pregnancy, Fitness And Retirement

ByMary Kate Hoban
Sanya Richards-Ross is a four-time Olympic track and field gold medalist, accomplished entrepreneur and soon-to-be new mom. She went to the University of Texas in 2003 and quickly turned pro after her sophomore year, going on to compete at the 2004,…

Fitness Blogger Swears By Unhealthy Snack To Stay In Shape And We're So Onboard

ByAlexandra Strickler
There are always a million reasons why you can't start getting yourself in shape. You're too tired to exercise after work. You're not a morning person, so you can't go to the gym in the early am hours. Theoretically, Shivani Vaghela could make all…