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If You Want to See Ab Definition, Try This Trainer's Quick 4-Move Workout

If you're in need of some major fitness inspo, you've got to follow personal trainer and creator of the PWR program Kelsey Wells. The PWR program is one of the four programs from Kayla Itsines's SWEAT app, and it's all about weightlifting and building lean muscle mass.<p>If you're not ready to commit …

Workouts

5 Exercises to Try if You Hate Mountain Climbers

As a fitness editor, I often find myself casually talking to people about the exercises they love and the ones they could do without. Whether it’s …

Workouts

This 10-Minute Morning Yoga Routine Will Help Get Your Day Off to a Bright Start

We always tell our students that you don’t have to practice for hours each day in order to reap the benefits of yoga. Some days, a luxurious two-hour …

This Japanese Facial Massage Will Totally Transform Your Face In One Minute

As a beauty editor, I've had the privilege of trying all sorts of professional facial treatments, but regardless of what spa I'm at or what …

Your Arms Will Transform After Doing This 10-Move Workout

This workout combines dumbbell and bodyweight moves to give you the ultimate arm burn. Each move targets different areas of your upper body including the deltoids (shoulders), biceps, triceps, and traps. This workout will leave you feeling sore for days, and will also help you get lean, sculpted, …

The Secret to Flatter Abs Has Nothing to Do With Crunches

Want a stronger, leaner core? Make every inhale and exhale count.<p>Take one look at Jill Miller’s core, and you’d guess that the 46-year-old mom of two spends hours at the gym taming her abs into submission. Her secret, however, has nothing to do with intense exercise and a lot to do with the way she …

Learn How to Finally Do a Push-Up Correctly With This Clever Trainer Tip

Out of all the bodyweight exercises one can do, I've realized that push-ups tend to be one of the hardest movements to learn. As a trainer, I work with a lot of clients who have specific goals, and learning how to do a proper push-up is always on the top of their lists. For most, perfecting a …

6 Yoga Poses That Cool The Body When You Feel Like You're Melting In The Summer Heat

Listen, I love summer just as much as you do. But what I don't love so much is humidity, frizzy hair, and sweat — lots and lots and lots of sweat. If …

I'm a Yoga Instructor, and These Are the 8 Stretches I Always Do After a Run

I was a yoga instructor before I became a runner, so having flexible muscles was always a priority for me. It became even more essential in order to prevent injury and the incredible tightness running created. Without fail, after a run, you will see me doing these eight stretches to target my …

Feeling Tight and Inflexible? Here Are 40 Stretches to Help You Get Loose

Stress can leave you tight. Challenging workouts can leave you tight. Long, hard runs can leave you tight. Heck, just sitting at your desk or driving for a long time can leave you tight! Since so many activities can leave your muscles tight, you need to give them a little extra TLC and stretch. But …

Loosen Up Your Tight Hips and Improve Your Mobility With These 4 Exercises

Working out, sitting for long periods of time, tight hamstrings, and muscular/structural imbalances all contribute to tight hips. If you are one of the many people who have extremely tight hips or you're just looking to improve your hip mobility, these four moves can help loosen up your hips. These …

This pilates instructor reveals how you can gets abs by changing the way you breathe

A pilates instructor has revealed a much easier and more efficient way to get a toned tummy.<p>Speaking to <i>Femail,</i> Karlie Andrews explained how simply changing the way you breathe can transform your stomach.<p>"I find I get so much more out of my ab workouts when I'm really focusing on, and nailing …

Yoga Poses That Burn Fat

Sculpt a sexier shape with a challenging yoga routine.<p>If you think yoga is only good for chilling you out, try this flow from Tara Stiles, owner of Strala Yoga in New York City—it will carve your body into a long, lean fat-burning machine.Do this routine four times a week: Complete the moves in …

How yoga can help during your peri-menopause phase

This year, the focus of yoga day is women and menopause, and it really is a time we could do with some help to relieve symptoms that range widely …

30 Plank Variations That Will Transform Your Core

Don't say we never gave you anything.<p>Planks are so, so good for you. But they’re also kind of, well, boring. Holding a plank for 30 to 60 seconds means you’ve got nothing but the floor to distract you from that deep burn quaking up through your bod. The burn is a good thing; the boredom is not.<p>Once …

Trainers

How To Reduce Belly Fat in 7 Days (Exercises+Diet)

So you’ve noticed that you’re struggling with excess belly fat and you want it gone fast? Luckily for you, this article is here to help you. This …

If Your Hamstrings Are Crazy Tight, Open Them With These 18 Stretches

Tight hamstrings go hand-in-hand with running, biking, or sitting at a desk all day. Aside from not being able to jump into a full split on a whim (you know you want to!), tight hamstrings can cause hip, lower back, and knee pain. If you stretch your hamstrings regularly, they will open up! Add …

10 Yoga Poses to Do in Bed to Ease Pain and Have the Best Sleep of Your Life

Whether you sit in an office chair all day, like to garden, or are on your feet for extended periods of time, you're probably no stranger to sore …

5 kettlebell moves for a seriously strong core

You <i>might</i> be sick of trainers telling you how important core strength is…but they can’t stop because it really is incredibly crucial, says Kettlebell …

Strengthen Your Shoulders and Core With This Plank Workout From Jennifer Garner’s Trainer

No weights? No equipment? No problem. You don’t need fancy tools—or any tools at all, for that matter—to get a great total-body workout.<p>So says …

Watch + Learn: Chair Pose

Jason Crandell narrates this video demonstrating the essentials of Utkatasana (Chair Pose).<p>In this video, learn the various actions needed for …

This Is the Most Intense Push-Up Variation You'll Do to Sculpt Your Upper Body

Obsessed with push-ups? Flip it over, and try this advanced version that will sculpt your upper back, arm, and shoulder muscles like no other exercise. Aside from strengthening your upper body, since this is a backbend, it's a great exercise for increasing spinal flexibility and core strength.<p>While …

You really need to try face yoga if you want to get rid of your dark circles

Before last week, I’d never heard of face yoga.<p>Downward doggy yoga, yes. Cheek flicking yoga, no.<p>But apparently, Meghan Markle does it and where she …

Weight Loss Yoga: 10 Poses to Remove The Stubborn Belly Fat

Belly fat is something nearly everybody has to battle at some point in their life. Even if you eat a balanced diet and work out regularly, getting a …

Here’s Why You Need to Start Stretching Every Night Before Bed

Stretching may be inconvenient, but it’s super important. Find out what stretches do for your body and what happens when you stretch muscles properly.<p>…

5 Yoga Moves You're Probably Doing Wrong—and How to Fix Them

Score more benefits from your flow and prevent injury by avoiding these form mistakes, as demonstrated by celebrity yoga instructor Kristin …

Research

9 of the Best Ab Workouts on YouTube

Let's get ready to rock those abs, strengthen your core, tighten your tummy, and improve your posture — these quick and powerful workouts target your midsection in under 10 minutes. We rounded up nine of the best workout videos on YouTube so you can piece together a (totally free) ab routine for …

Workouts

13 of the Best Obliques Exercises

When we think about core workouts, most of us fixate on the front of our abs. You know, those muscles that create that six-pack. But the abs include …

This 5-minute flow strengthens your core and your confidence

Quickie workouts are great for giving you a swift full-body burn—but with this core-building sequence, you may just find it strengthens your …