Feel The Burn With This Pilates Abs Exercise

Pilates isn’t always thought of as the most muscle-shaking, ab-quaking workout ever, but there are some moves that seriously challenge this notion. If you haven’t already, meet the Pilates 100, one of the method’s classic core exercises. And there’s a reason it’s been a mainstay for so long: This abs move seriously puts your muscles to the test. “The […]

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The Science Behind the Afterburn Effect

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has become the “it” way to work out over the last few years, with studios and gyms capitalizing on the quick-but-effective way of training that alternates between bouts of intense activity, like sprints, with periods of less-intense active recovery or complete rest. Fans of this super-efficient workout swear by its ability to torch […]

Low-Calorie Smoothies for Weight Loss

Smoothies, a fixture of juice bars and cafes around the country, are made with fresh ingredients and taste great. But can they help you lose weight? That depends on what goes into them and how you use them, but it’s definitely possible to gradually and healthfully shed pounds with the aid of low-calorie smoothies. Cutting […]

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How and When to Use Foam Rollers and Myofascial Release in an Exercise Program

Walk through almost any health club or training studio and you are likely to see individuals lying on the floor rolling around on a tubular piece of foam. In the recent past, self-myofascial release (SMR) and the use of foam rollers has been promoted as a way to reduce tension and increase muscle length during […]

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Here Are the Health Benefits of Pilates

Here Are the Health Benefits of Pilates

It improves balance and core strength by reinforcing the bond between mind and muscles, helping people engage the right muscles in the core.

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We Compared 6 Top-Selling Lululemon Leggings!

We Compared 6 Top-Selling Lululemon Leggings

In an effort to curb your confusion, we’ve rounded up some of Lululemon’s most popular leggings and explained what sets each pair apart. For the sake of this experiment, we’ve compared black full-length leggings. That way, you can really understand the subtle but important differences. Because, you know, it’s the little things that matter most.

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The 5 Benefits of Barre That Will Keep You Going Back for More

The 5 Benefits of Barre That Will Keep You Going Back for More

Barre-based fitness classes have risen in popularity over the past few years, no doubt influenced by those of us wanting to channel super-fit ballerinas like Misty Copeland. If you have a drawer full of leggings and keep a pair of sticky socks in your purse, know that you’re not alone.

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Rowing Is The New Spinning

Rowing Is The New Spinning

Die-hard spinners are jumping off their bikes and on to … rowing machines? Yes, it’s true. Call it the fitness trend that no one predicted, but suddenly boutique rowing studios are opening at a fast pace across the country and loads of converts are swearing off cycling classes.

How to Measure and Interpret Your Body Fat Percentage

How to measure and interpret your body fat percentage

Body composition is measured to assess your health and fitness level. This article details the variety of ways you can measure and interpret your body fat percentage.