3 Great Moves For The Cable Rope

The cable rope attachment is extremely versatile. So much so, I have several trainer friends who carry their own in their gym bag in case wherever we’re going to lift doesn’t have one! Beyond the pushdown, curl, and pull, you can use it for variations in leg exercises, core movements,...

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE 7-MINUTE WORKOUT

Transform your body in just 7 minutes. The idea seems like something you’d see on TV at 3 am, with some cheesy, fit pitchman making too-good-to-be-true claims. As you process the reported benefits—more muscle, less fat—everything in your body screams “scam,” but the source isn’t QVC—it is The New York Times and...

How Spending Time Outside Transformed My Gut Health

I have notoriously suffered from gut health issues for my entire life. My parents say that I came out of the womb with stomach problems. Colic, acid reflux, food sensitivities and allergies; you name it, I’ve had it. Always. I used to scream every time they would feed me....

Diamonds in the Rough: The Ultimate Workout for Bigger, Better Calves

When did it first happen to you—when you first noticed the lack of size? How long has it been since you began adding that imaginary inch when somebody asked? Have you been telling the lie so long you actually believe that you’re bigger than you truthfully are? Grab a tape measure...

Four Words to Avoid in Group Fitness

Words matter. Group fitness instructors rely on words to convey direction, emotion and connection. Some words create an inclusive environment, while others might foster competition and isolation. Here are four words to consider replacing with fitness terminology that inspires, empowers and creates a positive environment to increase your instructor...

Twist Your Way To a Slimmer Waistline With These Moves (No Crunches!)

Crunches are so last year. There are so many more way to sculpt that core, and these exercises will help to target the obliques – those “muffin top” areas that are difficult to isolate. each movement involves some sort of rotation or twist to make your entire core work...