Fitness

Call the fire department—this squat variation is about to set everything ablaze. Squats will always light up your glutes and quads. But the cardio king of the squat family—the squat jack—does so much more. For starters, it burns calories like crazy. And since you crank out tons of squats in a short amount of time, the squat
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I’ve never taken a hot yoga class, but I’ve always had an easy time imagining what it might be like—thanks, in part, to my roommate (a walking ad for the workout), and also because the A/C in our apartment broke once. After sweating through my sheets, I decided hot yoga belonged on the back burner.
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It’s been said that ‘how you start is how you finish’. This goes for workouts as well – the warm-up is vital for effective results. It is easy to skip this step and jump right into getting your sweat on, but here’s why you shouldn’t. Ceri Hannan from Virgin Active gave us the low-down on prepping
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You might have some friends who sign up for races on the reg. They know their half-marathon pace versus their sprint speed, and they have the medals to prove their stellar performances. You might also have friends who talk two-wheelers all the time, either memorising their pace to beat in spin class or buying the
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Vanilla ice cream, a plain cheeseburger, that little black dress—sometimes keeping it simple is the most satisfying thing you can do. That goes for the core move you’ve probably done in almost every workout class of your life: the side plank. Sure, holding a straight line isn’t as exciting as bicycle crunches, but it’ll make you
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When Siphosethu Class transitioned from high school to varsity, her health took a bit of a backseat. Not happy with how her unhealthy habits left her feeling, this student took to fitness to change her body and mind. Through hard work and determination, she lost weight, gained muscle AND bettered her mental health. Siphosethu Class
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Want an exercise that’ll boost your ab game like a triple Americano boosts your productivity? Look no further than the Russian twist. “The Russian twist targets all the muscles in your core, making it a great abs exercise when you’re tight on time,” says Peter Donohoe, a certified personal trainer, core strength teacher at The
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Unicorn-status joys in life: Grabbing the last treadmill at the gym, snagging a cult-fav lip kit in the millisecond before the collection sells out, and finding a core move that *actually* works those impossible-to-hit lower abs. “The reverse crunch is pretty much the perfect core exercise as it works to build strength and stabilisation while
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If you want a six-pack, crunches won’t quite cut it. The side of your core needs to be strong for truly sculpted abs, says Corey Phelps, a Washington D.C.-based certified personal trainer and founder of the online platform Cultivate365. One of the best moves to hit those side (a.k.a. oblique) muscles? You guessed it: bicycle crunches.
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As a well-rounded athlete who had coaches for role models, Matt Kite is now a respected coach himself. In fact, Matt is the Director of Education at D1 Sports Training, where he not only inspires and empowers athletes and general fitness clients, but also coaches other coaches. With his striking certifications as a USA Weightlifting Level 1
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