Fitness

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Have you switched to counting macros for weight loss? Many women are finding that it’s a smarter approach to dieting than simply counting calories. With macros (short for macronutrients), you’ll ensure you’re getting the right kinds of calories vs. just looking at an ambiguous number. Carrie McMahon — nutrition coach, trainer, macro expert, and author
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Mastering a push-up is no easy feat. The classic bodyweight move challenges your abs and upper body all at once, and requires a tremendous amount of strength and control. While doing push-ups on your knees is a classic modification, it’s not the most effective in helping you build up the strength to perform the exercise
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There’s one word in the world of fitness that millions of women have grown to truly loathe: squats. Just saying it can elicit shrieks from some of the most mentally tough women around. So let’s discuss one move every fit woman needs to do in the gym — and it’s not squatting. In fact, the
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It can feel like such a pain in the ass to find leggings that are both affordable and functional. Far too many pairs of leggings cost well over $100 these days, and while they’re probably durable and pretty to look at, it’s good to know that there are countless other similar options out there that
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Doing a plank on your elbows instead of on your hands really targets the upper body and core. And throwing a leg lift into the mix not only works your butt, but it makes your core work even harder to stabilize your torso. Try this plank variation and you’ll work your entire body, all at
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It’s impossible for me to share this recipe with you without salivating. Ever since I found these delicious pumpkin muffins from Tone It Up‘s Fall Challenge last year, I’ve been making them all the time — I actually stocked up on 12 cans of pumpkin in September so I could keep making batches! Using applesauce
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It seems like everyone these days is itching to know what it really takes to build a booty. We see many different before-and-after photos on Instagram featuring impressive booty gains, leaving us wondering what has to change in our fitness routines in order to make that happen for ourselves. As someone who has built her
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We know that many of you spend time eating healthy food and doing fun workouts, and often before a sunny vacation. Finding the most flattering suits for your body is a great start, but being equipped with as many tools as possible will help you feel confident before running around on the beach or sitting
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Even if your goal isn’t to be able to do a handstand, your upper body and core can benefit greatly from practicing two exercises yogis often do to strengthen their muscles in order to hold this advanced pose. Do this quick two-minute workout, and your muscles will be burning — we promise! The Workout: Hold
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Don’t waste your time on a long, boring, mundane workout. Here’s an eight-move bodyweight workout that moves fast and targets all the major muscle groups you care about: arms, abs, and butt. It will also get your heart rate up, up, up. Directions: Complete 15 reps for each of the eight moves. Repeat the cycle
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Feel like that exorbitant barre price tag should come with a lifetime latte subscription or at least better results? Scope out this checklist to ensure you’re maximizing your class experience. Working smarter (not harder) in one of these ways could effectively improve your relevés — and revelations. 1. Your barre class and fitness goal don’t
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Like many women, Louise Aubrey, a fitness personality with over 52,000 followers, knows the importance of body positivity and loving yourself no matter what. She also knows how difficult it is to put this into practice when you’re looking at pictures of yourself. Even the most confident women fall victim to self-scrutiny while checking themselves
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We love us some protein powder — of all kinds! We use it for baking, making pancakes, and whipping up classic shakes and smoothies to give our bodies that extra boost of satiating and muscle-building power. But are some protein powders better than others? While Clif Bar hosted us in Kona, HI, last week for
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Today, friends, we have a holiday miracle to bestow upon you, a cornucopia of blessings. We barely had a hot minute to recover from the emotional meltdown that ensued after seeing all seven of the new Halo Top flavors before freaking the f*ck out again when we realized that a pint of pumpkin freakin’ pie
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Many experts say it takes about 21 days to lock in a new habit — just think of what happens if you give it a full 30 days! This 30-day plank challenge will help strengthen and tone your core while tasking your upper-body strength, too. In just two weeks, you’ll be holding the move for
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Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Zack Peter Every once in a while (especially after a holiday weekend), my body needs a reset. It needs a simplified break from added junk and processed food, which brings us to the Whole30 Program. At first Whole30 may feel a little overwhelming. No sugar, no additives, no grains, no
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Like a lot of people, I started running to lose weight. That was in 1998, when I was a junior in college, battling the 40-plus pounds I’d gained from my diet of pasta, french fries, and Sour Patch Kids. It took me over five years to lose the weight, but I never was able to
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If you want to tone your upper body and core, push-ups are one of the most effective exercises you can do. If you’re used to doing them with your elbows out wide, try this challenging variation that targets your triceps for a more defined upper body. Begin in plank position with the arms and body