8 Ways to Add More Workout to Your Workday

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8 Ways to Add More Workout to Your Workday

Office workers, listen up. Your 9-to-5 isn’t just killing you with boredom—it may also be literally killing you. Study after study has pointed to the detrimental effects of all-day sitting, blaming it for everything from heart disease and obesity to even premature death. In other words, sitting is bad. So bad, in fact, that researchers […]

The Underlying Problems Beneath Our Beloved ‘Cheat Days’

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The Underlying Problems Beneath Our Beloved ‘Cheat Days’

Cheat day? More like cheat-yay. In the fitness world, the “cheat meal” is the ultimate happy meal. Cheat days are more anticipated than Christmas, Hanukkah, your birthday and every other national holiday combined. If you’re in a committed, long-term relationship with a healthy, clean-eating lifestyle, what’s the harm in “cheating” once or twice a week? Actually, […]

GYM MIRRORS: What They’re Actually Here For and How We Use Them

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GYM MIRRORS: What They’re Actually Here For and How We Use Them

An Ode to our beloved Gym Mirrors Those gleaming wall-to-wall mirrors at the gym are so useful for checking your form, right? But when you’re spending an hour forced to stare at your reflection, it’s hard not to feel SUPER self-conscious. It only takes a few seconds to correct your form, which leaves all those […]

Exercise Names That Sound Fun… But Aren’t.

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Exercise Names That Sound Fun… But Aren’t.

So. Many. Moves. You pretty much know what to expect when a trainer tells you to do a squat jump. It will involve squatting. It will involve jumping while squatting. And not a lot of fun (they aren’t called fun jumps). The same goes for sit-ups. There will be sitting up… over and over and over again. […]

Skipping Leg Day? Here are 9 Reasons You Shouldn’t

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Skipping Leg Day? Here are 9 Reasons You Shouldn’t

Ladies and gentlemen of the gym, it’s time to talk about leg day. While so-called “mirror muscles” like your core, back and arms are typically vre noticeable, you’re making a huge mistake if you’re only training above the belt. Your lower body is home to some of the biggest muscles in your body. Focus on […]

Social Media #Fitspiration: Helpful of Harmful?

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Social Media #Fitspiration: Helpful of Harmful?

Let’s Talk About This #Fitspiration Thing.. If you’ve tried to get in shape in the past, chances are you’re intimately familiar with how difficult — scratch that, how impossible it is to force yourself to go running at 6 a.m. Many people turn to fitness blogs and Instagram accounts for motivation, but according to recent research, […]

Diets

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Diets

When we are trying to reach fitness goals, shred fat, and achieve our ideal physiques it’s easy to fall into one diet trap after another. There are many people that subscribe to specific diets and they work really well for them but most people will be best served by eating a balanced diet that has an adequate number of calories, healthy fats, limited simple sugars, but not more calories than you need for your activity levels.

New to Zumba? Here are 5 Things You Need Want to Remember

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New to Zumba? Here are 5 Things You Need Want to Remember

Zumba on Your Mind? Stepping into a Latin-dance-inspired Zumba class for the very first time can be overwhelming. Between all the new faces and loud music, the whole scene can be a little unnerving. If you’ve always wanted to check out the “fitness dance party” for yourself, these five must-haves chosen by Fitness & Fashion blogger Leela Sule are […]

3 Ways to Boost Your Bench Press Numbers in 2017

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3 Ways to Boost Your Bench Press Numbers in 2017

Stop hiding those embarrassing bench numbers! It’s time to get serious. There is no denying that the bench press is the king of upper-body exercises. It is a matter of pride in the gym as well as the most common measure of your weightlifting acumen. We all want to bench big and most of us […]

Using Yoga and Meditation to Achieve a Fitness Balance

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Using Yoga and Meditation to Achieve a Fitness Balance

Meditation = Determination Ever feel like there’s something missing from your weekly fitness routine? Do you always seem stressed and tense? Do you feel as if you’re carrying the entire world on your shoulders? With the help of meditation, you can definitely put throw those unhealthy feelings on the wayside. Take Yoga enthusiast and lifestyle blogger Jade Hunter, for […]

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