Ellen Coetzee

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This 9-Minute Core Routine Will Leave Your Abs Quivering—And Toned

Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>Abs are a tricky thing. You know you want them, but figuring out the right moves to get you there can be tough and time-consuming. Enter: <i>Yoga Moves for Great Abs</i> from <i>Women’s Health’s</i> <i>With Yoga</i> DVD. It features abs-targeting yoga exercises from yoga …

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 …

This Workout Will Tone Your Butt With Just One Piece Of Equipment

You're welcome.<p>Your stability (a.k.a. swiss) ball is way more versatile than you may realize. Rather than only using it to sculpt your core, this ball can help tone your butt, thighs, and hamstrings, too. Here, a complete workout created by Jeanette Jenkins, personal trainer and president of the …

These 4 Moves Will Help You Sculpt 6-Pack Abs Without Even Leaving The House

Get a toned tummy no matter where you train.<p>Love 'em or hate 'em, abs workouts are essential if you want a toned tummy. And luckily, there are plenty of super-effective abs exercises out that that require zero equipment. We're not just talking about your basic crunches and sit-ups, either.<p>We picked …

These 9 Bodyweight Exercises Will Help You Get Toned AND Lean

Pull double duty—no gym required.<p>While lifting heavy has become very on-trend, that doesn’t mean workouts using just your bodyweight are any less challenging. Besides, who doesn’t love a sweat sesh that can happen wherever, whenever? Think of all the time you save—no traveling to and from the gym, …

Step Up Your Plank Game and Work Those Obliques With This One Move

You're not basic, so why should your planks be?<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's</i> <i>exercise</i><i>:</i><p><b>Sweep plank:</b> We all know that a classic plank will have your abs feeling the burn, but after a while, …

6 Moves to Flatten Your Lower Abs

Meet your new favorite tummy toners.<p>It’s one of the top questions we get at <i>Women’s Health</i>: How do I get flat lower abs? Without a doubt, it’s one of the most frustrating areas to slim down and strengthen.<p>Lets start with something that probably a lot of you have heard us say before, but we can never …

This 20-Minute Workout Is a Taste of the Hardest Class in NYC

Get ready to sweat. A lot.<p>The latest workout studio to take the NYC fitness scene by storm is none other than Tone House. Talk to pretty much any trainer, fitness devotee, or gym rat in town and they’ll tell you that, of all the studios to try, Tone House is a must. Why? “It’s the first-ever …

These Exercises Zero In on Stubborn Arm Jiggle

Strong triceps are just a few moves away.<p><i>This article was written by Brooke Benten, ACSM-certified exercise physiologist, and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Not happy with your arms? These four exercises, combined with smart eating and snacking, will help you tone those triceps. <br>Perform one …

15 Ways to Work That Booty, No Lunges or Squats Required

Butt exercises never looked better.<p>Want a poppin’ booty, but getting sick of doing the same old moves? (Oh, hey, squats.) Luckily, there are plenty of ways to sculpt a shapely backside. Emily Burkhardt, fitness instructor at Beebe’s Buttcamp (yep, that’s a thing) in New York City, is here to show …

Get Ridiculously Sexy Back Muscles with This One Move

Bring on the strapless dresses.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Renegade Row:</b> If you're ready to rock the muscles from your mid to upper back (you know, rhomboids, deltoids, traps, …

Here's Exactly How to Work Out if You Want to Lose Weight

No more guess work at the gym.<p>If you're trying to drop a few pounds, it can be totally overwhelming to figure out how to make sure your sweat sessions are helping you shed. On a basic level, losing weight and lowering your body fat percentage is a numbers game, says Ippolita Di Paola, a personal …

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Our Editor-in-Chief Ate Taco Bell's Entire Vegetarian Menu in One Day

The good, the bad, and the indigestion.

Get Envy-Inducing Arms With This Killer Bicep Exercise

Caution: Shameless flexing ahead.<p><i>Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Decline Hammer Curl:</b> Are you ready to pump it up? This crazy …

9 Rookie Mistakes You Can't Believe You Used to Make at the Gym

It's a miracle you made it out in one piece back then.<p>Whether the first time you stepped foot into a gym was totally intimidating or more like finding your home away from home, we're guessing your gym membership didn't come with an encyclopedia-like knowledge of etiquette, workouts, and which stuff …

The Once-A-Week, All-You-Need Abs Workout

It's been well established that the best strength-training programs allow for some days of rest in between workouts—yet some experts say you should do abs workouts every day. That approach works if you are interested in improving the muscular endurance of your ab muscles. The drawback is that …

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your only options, though. "Developing the …

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try

Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade

3 Feel-Good Moves to Blast Cellulite

Say goodbye to dimpling with these easy exercises.<p>Dimples on your cheeks are cute. But dimples on your butt cheeks—not so much. Sadly, cellulite spares few women. By some estimates, 98 percent of us develop these stubborn lumps and bumps in unfortunate places like our tummies and thighs. Recent …

The Exercise Move That Works Your Belly, Butt, and Hips

Trainers, yoga teachers, and pilates instructors love it—and you will too.<p>Even if you don’t know the Bridge by name, we bet you’re familiar with the pose. This resistance move is super popular with fitness trainers as well as yoga and pilates instructors because it’s simple yet strengthens your …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?

6 Trainers Share Their Favorite Exercises for a Tighter, Sexier Butt

Show your booty some (tough) love with these serious strengthening moves.

Blast Fat with These 5 Total-Body Combo Moves

A great workout doesn't need to take hours (in fact, it really shouldn't, unless you're training for an endurance event). With the right moves, you can hit all the major muscle groups in limited time—effectively killing <i>that</i> excuse once and for all. This dumbbell-and-bodyweight circuit, with the …

The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …

7 Pushup Variations You NEED to Try

Do these moves to boost your upper body burn

15-Minute Workout: Crush Calories With These Four Power Moves

Up for a challenge? Of course you are! Get ready to SWEAT with this intense circuit workout<p>Happy Workout Wednesday! Got fifteen minutes and a LOVE for challenging, heart-pumping circuit workouts? So do we! Join us in trying out this awesome and intense workout. With just four tough moves (and we do …

Trainer Confessions: 5 Exercises That Don’t Do What You Think They Do

You’ll be shocked when you find out which muscles you’re actually working<p>At the gym, I see a lot of people working hard to tone up, trim down, and get stronger. But I also see folks making exercise choices under false assumptions—some based on outdated advice, some because they’re following the …

Sweat It Out With This Cycling Workout

Killer playlist totally included. Get ready to get pumping<p>You may be able to sweat out a tough 45-minute group ride, but on your own that's likely less realistic. This cycling workout will keep you committed and riding hard for about 20 to 30 minutes.<p>The first step is creating a playlist with seven …

10 Plyometric Exercise Moves That Burn Major Calories

These high-intensity moves can improve your performance, too<p>Ever seen people at the gym do a series of crazy-intense, rapid-fire jumps, skips, and hops? You were probably witnessing plyometrics, a type of high-octane training that taps into energy stored in muscles to encourage muscle development, …

How to Train Yourself to Do a Split

Make like Bruno Mars in two easy steps<p>No disrespect to Anthony Kiedis’ abs, but we were more blown away by Bruno Mars’ split during the Super Bowl halftime show last night (check out that incredible GIF of his flexy feat, below). It got us thinking: what does it take to pull off that kind of …