Valerie Lyall

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The Best Workout Apps, According To Top Trainers

Sweat. It. Out.<p>Obvious statement alert: Getting to the gym on super-busy days or when you’re traveling can be damn near impossible. Sometimes even fitting a sweat session into your regular work day can pose a challenge.<p>But that’s the beauty of apps. They’re not just for scoring a date (*cough*, …

6 Moves You Can Make Way More Effective Using A Mini Band

Tiny tool, MAJOR payoffs.<p>Here at <i>WH</i>, we’re huge fans of the mini band. For one, they’re dirt cheap (like this one from Dynapro). Two, they weigh next to nothing and, as such, can be thrown without thought into any gym bag or suitcase for an on-the-go workout. And three—our favorite perk—they have a …

Exercise for Beginners

Most of us probably can't go more than a day without hearing something about exercise simply because it's probably one of the best tools we have to …

Tone Up from Head to Toe with This 7-Day Strength-Training Plan

Oh hey, biceps.<p>In case you haven't heard, strong is the new sexy. And there's no better time than summer to show off newly toned arms, abs, and legs. “Building strength can be a super-fun training program to take on while strengthening your joints and bones,” says Ippolita Di Paola, a personal …

The 7 Best Abs Exercises for Fast Results

Without doing crunch after freaking crunch.<p>You hear it all day err' day—work your abs, abs, abs. It’s the base of every workout routine, and the body part you most want to show off come summertime. But who the hell has the time to do crunch after crunch, only to see barely a smidgen of definition? …

The 30-Minute Rowing Workout That'll Crank Up Your Cardio

It's a major calorie blaster.<p>What cardio machine gives you the ability to burn more than 500 calories in an hour—and isn’t the treadmill? If you guessed the rowing machine, gold star for you. That's why this fat-blaster has made a major comeback in the cardio world, says Deirdre Clute, an …