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"This 5-Move Pilates Leg Series Set My Inner Thighs On Fire"

Got leg issues? Don’t we all. And I’m not just talking to those of you struggling with excess weight. For those like me, whose skinny pins stand only …

Workouts

Add These 20 Crunch Variations to Your Routine and Chiseled Abs Are on Their Way!

While doing 100 crunches won't diminish belly fat, once you dial in your diet and lower your body fat percentage, you'll want to reveal your strong, chiseled abs! These crunch variations are basic yet effective, and if you want defined abs, these ab-busting moves will help make it happen!

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

Workouts

Grab Your Dumbbells — This Trainer's Workout Will Work Every Part of Your Body

There's nothing we love more than an efficient full-body workout that uses minimal equipment. Trainer and fitness influencer Kelsey Wells shows us how to work every part of our bodies with just a single set of dumbbells in an Instagram video she recently posted. These six moves are guaranteed to …

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Transform Your Upper Body With These 18 Strengthening Exercises

When it comes to women lifting weights, a common myth is that you'll get "bulky" or look "manly". According to a 2006 review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the benefits of weightlifting for men and women are: increased bone mass, lean muscle mass, improved cardiovascular fitness, …

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FYI These 3 Plank Moves Engage More Muscles Than Crunches

They’ll work more than just your core.<p>Planks may be challenging, but they’re also an exercise that can literally be done anywhere. Plank at the gym, …

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Jillian Michaels Says You Should Lift Weights This Often For Fat Loss

You may have heard your fair share of claims that weightlifting can speed up fat loss and help you lean out faster. Well, that's not a myth. We confirmed with Jillian Michaels, health and fitness expert and creator of the My Fitness by Jillian Michaels App, and she agreed that lifting weights can …

Exercise

Sweet and Salty Chickpeas

Chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans, provide a nice balance of carbs and protein perfect for a post-workout snack. You can dress this recipe up sweet with …

A Victoria's Secret model trainer reveals her 5 tips for a flatter stomach

Looking to slim your waistline? Find out the best exercises to lose belly fat, thanks to top tips from one of the best trainers in the biz.<p>Plank hold<p>"Get down on all fours resting your forearms and knees on the floor," says Dede Lagree, owner and head trainer at Lagree Fitness Studio who has worked …

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The Hardest Workout You Can Do with Just One Dumbbell

Jen Widerstrom is serving up her toughest single-dumbbell workout to put your body to the test.<p>You know that aggravating moment when you can't find …

Workouts

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

Eight moves to improve strength, endurance, and tone.<p>There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves …

6 Ab-Toning Moves Better Than Crunches

According to a former ballerina turned Pilates pro.<p>A workout routine doesn’t get more tired than when you do the same five—we’ll call them …

How To Lose Weight In Under 8 Minutes A Day [Infographic]

Sometimes, less is more. If you're trying to get into shape, punishing your body to its limits at the gym is unlikely to produce the results you …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

CBC's Virtue-Moir Tribute Set To Jim Cuddy's 'Pull Me Through' Is A Real Tearjerker

How dare you do this to us, CBC?!<p>Monday night's gold-medal winning performance by Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir is likely the last time we're going to …

Sculpt Your Waistline With These Oblique Exercises — No Equipment Required

Forget waist trainers! The only waist training you need are these oblique-sculpting, waist-shaping exercises. And the best part? No equipment …

6 Essential Weight Lifting Moves for Beginners

When you are new to strength training, the weight room can feel really intimidating. Whether you’re completely baffled about which weights to use for …

A 6-Move Lower-Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere!

If you can't get to the gym for a workout, you can still get your sweat on and effectively tone your muscles. This 5-10-15 workout involves basic yet intense moves to target the legs and booty, with no fancy equipment needed. Your heart will be thumping out of your chest by the end!<p>Perform the …

Toronto gets three new skating venues

Sub-zero temperatures are upon us. As expected, Torontonians are flocking to many of the city's 52 outdoor rinks to lace up their skates. In preparation for colder days ahead, here are three of the city's new outdoor rinks and skating trails.<p><b>Riverdale Park East Rink and Skating Trail</b><p><i>(Open Monday to</i> …

Here's a Smart, Easy Trick for Getting Perfect Flatiron Waves

It severely reduces the risk of winding up with a the twisty, tangly mess.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>407<p>407<p>SHARES<p><i>Beauty tutorials are big on</i> …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

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10 New Young Adult Books Perfect for Cozy September Reading

This Fitness Instagrammer Shows Us Her Favorite 14-Minute Workout

You probably recognize Kelsey Wells (formerly @mysweatlife) from her viral progress photo proving we should all #screwthescale because those numbers …

12 Great New Books To Bring To The Beach This Summer

We’re all just looking for the right book to read on vacation.<p>A good beach read might be as ubiquitous a summer staple as sunscreen, but what makes a book a beach read is harder to define. Should it be fast-paced? High energy? Physically light? (Never mind emotionally ― tears are just salt water, …

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7 Minutes. No Equipment. One Science-Backed Core Workout That Works

In the faster-is-better world we live in, carving out 30 to 45 minutes a day for a good workout can seem like a major challenge—and that can totally …

Workouts

This Arm Workout Is About to Be A Staple In Your Weekly Routine

Summer is basically here, so if you haven't focused on your arms in those weekly workouts, now's the time. ("Sun's out, guns out," as they say.) With …

25 of the Best 20-Minute Workout Videos — All in 1 Place!

You don't have to spend hours exercising if you want to lose weight or get stronger. Fitness instructor John Kersbergen says three to four 45-minute workouts a week is enough. If 45 minutes is more than you can devote at one time, break up your workouts, because it all adds up! Here are the best …

Your Weekly Workout Schedule Is Here — With Printables and Everything!

Can't make it to the gym? Or have absolutely no idea what to do once you're there? We feel you. Working out is hard enough, let alone having to …

The 25 Best Exercises to Tone Your Abs (and None of Them Are Crunches)

Let's be honest: crunches aren't the most exciting of exercises. And they're not always the most effective way to tone your abs anyway. If you're bored with your sit-up routine, here are 25 fun and effective moves to mix up your workout and tone your midsection!<p><i>— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb</i> …

The 19 Best Exercises For Ab Day

Bored of regular ol' crunches? Add these simple yet effective exercises to your next ab-day routine and you're guaranteed to feel so sore, it'll hurt to laugh.<p>Begin in a plank position. Jump your feet to the outside of your hands, coming into a deep squat and keeping your hands on the floor.<br>• Jump …