Category: FITNESS

When I tell people I’m trying to gain weight, the number one response I get is, “Man, I wish I had that problem.” By and large the monolithic public assumption — perhaps due to the widespread prevalence of weight loss programs and television shows, not to mention social conventions like “fat-shaming” — seems to be that, because I’m thin,…

Peer support groups are used in many situations to help people achieve their goals, and fitness is no exception.   Seeking out like-minded people will help you make progress and keep you motivated and accountable to your physical activity program.

Relax. You deserve it, it’s good for you, and it takes less time than you think. You don’t need a spa weekend or a retreat. Each of these stress-relieving tips can get you from OMG to om in less than 15 minutes. 1. Meditate A few minutes of practice per day can help ease anxiety….

Your Lean-Body Plan What is the quickest way to shed weight, build lean muscle, and reveal a toned and sexy physique? The answer is simple: A combo of strength training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). It’s not revolutionary, but this regimen has been proven time and again to be the best training method to get…

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s ironclad ‘Game of Thrones’ workout plan The Danish actor—you know him as Jaime Lannister in HBO’s hit swords-and-steamy-sex series—uses a combination of classic lifting moves and calorie-slaying core exercises to forge a physique of (Valerian) steel. “I DON’T NECESSARILY enjoy being at the gym,” says Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the star of HBO…

3 Weeks to a Bikini Body Don’t worry — there’s still time to get a beach-ready body. We have just the plan: a high-energy cardio and sculpting routine that’s guaranteed to boost your metabolism, melt fat, and blast calories. Best of all, you can do it in as few as 30 minutes a day. “By performing…

Reap the benefits of your time at the gym by dodging these workout no-no’s. Whether you’re a regular at the barre studio, set up shop in your basement, or have sessions with a trainer, regular exercise lowers heart disease risk, improves bone strength, and reduces stress. However, some fitness mistakes like forgetting to stretch could…

Are you sick of hiding your belly under baggy tops?  Do you plead guilty to buying pants a size too big so your stomach won’t spill over the waistband? There’s so much to love about a strong midsection — most importantly, it’s essential for a healthy body. Fact: strengthening the core helps improve posture, prevent everyday…

EXERCISES THAT TIGHTEN AND TONE YOUR LEGS FROM BUTT TO ANKLES AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN Want mini-skirt worthy legs?  Each weekday we will introduce a new move that will get you there in no time at all.  Collectively you will be able to pick a few moves, or try them all to sculpt your butt, hamstrings, quads,…

Back pain sucks, this we know. But sadly, it’s not an excuse for skipping your workout. On the contrary: Exercise could help your spine specifically. According to researchers at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, using exercise as a therapeutic tool can improve impairments in back flexibility and strength as well as relieve pain. Great…but…