Monday, 31 October 2016

This 20-Minute Total Body Workout Will Take You To Burn City

Work up a serious sweat with this total body workout that will leave you breathless while working your arms, legs, butt, and abs.

This Victoria’s Secret Model Workout Kicked My Butt

I joined the Victoria's Secret Pink for an intense workout, and it was definitely one of the hardest bootcamps ever. Find out all of the details here.

7 Workout Classes That Changed My Fitness Routine This Year

Trying new workout classes will help keep you more engaged during your training sessions so you can see results quicker. Here are 4 new fitness trends to try.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

4 Simple Stretches That Feel Amazing After Spending All Day On Your Feet

These simple stretches will help release tight hips and lower back, while also helping to improve your flexibility.

The Ultimate 5 Minute Butt Workout

This effective 5 minute butt workout will firm and strengthen your backside quickly—and with only five moves.

7 Fitness Mistakes That Can Lead To A Weight-Loss Plateau

Get more from your workouts with these simple tweaks if the scale starts stalling and you hit a weight loss plateau.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

You Can Be Healthy And Still Eat Ice Cream

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream,


Healthy isn’t typically the first word that comes to mind when you think of ice cream. Eating ice cream doesn’t have to be a scary thing for your weight loss goals though. Let’s be honest. If you love ice cream as much as I do, traditional “diets” can feel like you’re depriving yourself of everything that is good. So how can I eat ice cream and still be healthy, you ask? Let’s start by answering a question.

What is Health?

“Health- the condition of being well or free from disease;  the overall condition of someone’s body or mind” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

Health does not mean organic or vegan. It does not mean gluten free or that you can’t eat any sugar. Being healthy is an overall condition of well being. It means that your body is functioning to the best of your ability and that you are treating your body well by giving it what it needs. This can mean something different for everyone based on individual needs and what makes you happy. As long as you aren’t eating too little or too much, and are getting all of your nutrients, you can be healthy. You want to be able to live your life to the fullest without fear of not being able to do what you want to do. 

It’s All About Moderation

Moderation is the key to eating your favorite food. You don’t have to cut out everything that you like, you just need to cut back on how many calories you eat. If that bowl of ice cream is in addition to a day’s worth of calories, it would probably be a good idea to skip it. If you work the bowl of ice cream into your plan and count those calories ahead of time, you can have it without feeling guilty about deviating from your plan.

Find an Alternative

New brands are making their way into stores as an alternative to traditional ice cream. Two of these alternatives are Halo Top and Arctic Zero. Trust me, they’re delicious! They taste like regular ice cream but are more in line with a weight loss goal because they are both higher in protein and lower in calories than regular ice cream. By eating one of these alternatives, you will have an easier time staying on track.

Now You Know

Ice cream is a tasty treat that doesn’t have to leave you screaming over weight gain. You can eat ice cream and still be healthy by eating it in moderation and finding alternatives, like Halo Top, to help you stay on track. To learn more about how to fit ice cream into your meal plan, talk to one of our trainers today!



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Friday, 28 October 2016

Here’s Why You Don’t Need To Use The Strength Workout Machines Machines At The Gym

There are more efficient ways to work your muscles than relying on workout machines for strength training.

The 10 Minute Cardio Workout For When You Really Don't Want To Exercise

This 10 minute cardio workout is a simple and effective low-key routine that still gets your heart rate up.

Our Editors' Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Our Editors' Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes Blog Post

When you work at EatingWell, people expect pretty big things from you on Thanksgiving—whether you're hosting or contributing. And even though the pressure's on, we all know we can impress our friends and family with our favorite EatingWell recipes. I asked the other editors what their go-tos are and now I definitely have some new recipes to try this year. Here's hoping some of these recipes claim a spot on your table too.

This Tricep Workout Is A Total Burner And Only Has Two Moves

When you're looking for a short tricep workout do these two super-effective toning moves. You'll feel your muscles working overtime.

In Defense Of Steady-State Cardio

HIIT is great, but every workout has its time and place. Here's why you shouldn't forget about steady state cardio work.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

9 Things You Should Know About Weight Loss Workouts

Exercising to lose weight means knowing what, when, and how to approach your workout. Experts offer their best tips to do it safely and effectively.

Try This Squat Exercise Modification If You're Super Inflexible

The squat exercise is one of the best ways to strengthen your lower body, and this is one way to make sure you're doing the move correctly.

Teyana Taylor’s Dance Workout Program Is Here—This Is Not A Drill

And it's called "Fade 2 Fit," natch.

12 Things You Need For the Best, Most Instagrammable Hike Ever

Cool meets comfort with these trail-ready picks.

A 15 Minute Workout That’ll Help You Crush Your Next Cardio Session

This 15 minute workout is going to make all of your other workouts jealous. The routine is about building strength and endurance, all you need is a dumbbell.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

This Mat Move Is One Of The Best Shoulder And Back Exercises Out There

The superman is one of the best shoulder and back exercises to include in your fitness routine—here's why.

3 Ways Instagram is Changing the Way We Eat

3 Ways Instagram is Changing the Way We Eat Blog Post

If your Instagram feed is anything like mine then it's pretty saturated with food photos (with some cute babies, wedding pics and celebs thrown in). Those yummy snaps of kale salads, overflowing smoothie bowls or gooey chocolate brownies are more than just eye candy—they may actually change your diet choices, inspiring you to eat better (or worse). Now, new research is coming out showing some pretty good reasons to up to your Instagram game.

A 10-Minute Leg Workout You’ll Love To Hate

This strength and cardio leg workout sculpts your entire lower body. Because by the time you recover from leg might be leg day again.

I Spent 3 Months Getting Buff For My Wedding—Here's How It Went

SELF's Executive Editor, Suzanne D'Amato, was on a mission: Get strong, then get hitched. Here's her wedding diet and workout plan.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

5 Tools For Surviving Halloween Weight Gain

Trick or Treat!

Halloween is a fun time of year where you can be anything that you want to be. Children can dress as their dream careers and adults can dress as their childhood fantasy. Sounds like all fun and games, right? Everyone knows that there is an abundance of candy this time of year. Seriously, it’s everywhere. Do you feel that it’s tricky to avoid Halloween treats? With candy everywhere you turn, it is way too easy to overeat and gain weight. Don’t worry though! Here are five tools for resisting the candy and surviving Halloween without gaining weight:

Understand What You’re Eating

The biggest factor in losing weight is understanding that it all comes down to how many calories you are eating and how many calories you are burning. Your calorie burn depends on how much lean body mass (muscle) you have and how much you move with that muscle. To avoid gaining weight, you need to eat less calories than you are burning everyday. And remember, it’s your total daily calorie intake that matters for weight management. Every calorie counts!

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

We’ve all heard this phrase before and Halloween is the perfect time to apply it. If there isn’t candy around, then it is less tempting to overeat. You can request that coworkers don’t bring candy, or at least leave it hidden away in a drawer. Another way to keep candy out of sight is by waiting until the very last minute to buy bags of candy for trick or treaters. It is way too easy to “just have one” when you have big bags of candy sitting on your counter.

Find Lower Calorie Alternatives

Another way to ensure Halloween success is by developing a nutrition plan that has lower calorie alternatives to replace candy. You can buy a package of grapes or another sweet fruit to nibble on instead. YOU could be that person that always has a bowl of fresh fruit on their desk. My personal favorite snack this time of year is to slice up an apple and put it in a ziplock bag with a pinch of cinnamon. Shake it up to coat the apple slices and create a tasty, lower calorie treat.

Come Up With a Plan That Includes Candy in a Limited Amount

You don’t have to cut out candy completely. As long as you make a plan that leaves calorie room for candy, you will be fine. Save room in your calories to have one piece of your favorite candy every day. If you plan for one piece per day and make most of the other candy that you buy your least favorite of the bunch, it will be easier to stay on track.

Enlist The Help of a Buddy

The buddy system is a great way to avoid over-indulging on candy. You can both keep each other accountable and motivated. Use a food logging app, like My Fitness Pal, where you both can check each other’s nutrition on a daily basis. Having a buddy that is going through the same program that you are, can really help you stay on track.

No More Halloween Weight Scares

Weight gain doesn’t have to be the scariest part of Halloween. By understanding what you’re eating, keeping candy out of sight, finding lower calorie alternatives, coming up with a plan, and enlisting the help of a buddy, you can make it through Halloween without compromising your goals.


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The Reason You Need Good Posture If You Want Defined Abs

Fitness blogger Carly Rowena makes a great point: The way you stand can completely change how your midsection appears.

7 Ways To Jazz Up Lunges To Make Them Even More Effective

These aren't your average moves. Keep your workouts interesting by mixing it up with these excellent lunge variations.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Here’s What You Should Do At The Gym To Maintain Your Weight

Consider this your weight maintenance workout action plan for scaling back your fitness routine without losing progress.

4 Healthy Reasons to Eat Avocados

4 Healthy Reasons to Eat Avocados Blog Post

Avocados are not only delicious, they're super satisfying and help keep your body healthy too. Just in case you need even more encouragement to eat your avocados (c'mon guacamole isn't reason enough?) here are 4 healthy reasons avocados are so good for you.

Get It: Healthy Avocado Recipes We Love

25 Fitness Terms For Beginners To Know: Plyometrics, HIIT, Aerobic Exercise, And More

Here’s your go-to guide for fitness terms you need to know before going to the gym. And understanding these phrases will improve every workout.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

The Best Travel Workouts You Can Do With No Equipment

These travel workouts are perfect for burning calories, building muscle, and staying on track when you're on the go.

This Pilates-Inspired Workout Will Help Improve Your Posture

Feel taller instantly with this workout that will help improve your posture. Bonus? The five moves will also strengthen your backside.

Friday, 21 October 2016

EatingWell Holiday Gift Guide: Last-Minute Gift Ideas

EatingWell Holiday Gift Guide: Last-Minute Gift Ideas Blog Post

We've all been there. It's the day before your holiday gathering and you realize you missed someone on your gift list. Don't fret—these ideas can all be ordered online at the last minute. Just print off a certificate to show them what they'll be receiving—monthly coffee delivery, a cooking club or liters of olive oil from their very own tree—and you're covered!

NYC Dance Project's Hauntingly Beautiful Photos Of Ballet Dancers

Ballet dancers, including Misty Copeland, show off their breathtaking athleticism in the new book from NYC Dance Project called 'The Art Of Movement.'

EatingWell Gift Guide: Our Favorites for the Host

EatingWell Gift Guide: Our Favorites for the Host Blog Post

Gathering together with family and good friends during the holiday season for festive dinners and celebrations is what makes this time of year so special. Show the host or hostess your gratitude with a thoughtful gift, such as hand-woven dish towels, gourmet sea salt or specialty chocolates.

The Most Effective Abs Exercise You're Not Doing

Refresh your regular exercise routine with this abs exercise that works your obliques, lower abs, and upper abs.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

EatingWell Gift Guide: Gifts for the Cook

EatingWell Gift Guide: Gifts for the Cook Blog Post

Whether the cooks in your life have always been passionate about cooking or are just starting to learn, these gifts will add a little pizzazz to their kitchen. Even the person who seemingly has it all can make use of these gift ideas like a snazzy new apron, beautiful serveware, a new way to measure ingredients or a beautiful cookbook jam-packed with veggies. Your gift list starts here.

A Simple Stretch To Do Every Morning While You’re Waiting For Your Cof

Wake up your mind and your muscles.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Prenatal Exercise Is Good For Your Baby

Did You Know…

You already know that exercise is beneficial for the expectant mother. Did you know that it is also beneficial for your baby as well? That’s right! Research has shown that exercising during pregnancy can have numerous benefits for your baby and can even help give them an advantage in the early stages of childhood. The following are some of the many benefits that exercise can provide for your baby:

Better Physical Condition at Birth

When a baby is born, the physician will determine the newborn’s Apgar Score, which evaluates the physical condition of the baby at birth. It is done at one and five minutes after birth to assess breathing effort, heart rate, muscle tone, reflexes, and skin color. Babies that are born to mothers who exercised during pregnancy have a slightly higher Apgar Score. This gives the newborn a physical advantage and sets them up for success later on.

Slightly Lower Birth Weight

Babies that are born to an active mother typically weigh a little less at birth, though still well within the healthy zone. These exercise babies have less body fat than those born to sedentary mothers. Why is this important? Studies are now finding that these babies born to exercising mothers are also able to maintain a lower body fat percentage throughout childhood than those born to sedentary mothers. This is most likely a combination of the physical advantage at birth AND the active habits that the mother passes down to her child.

Healthier Heart

In the past, mothers were concerned about overexertion during pregnancy. They feared that an increased heart rate could harm the baby. Good news! This fear has been found to be false. It is true that the baby’s heart rate increases as the mother exercises but this actually leads to a lower and healthier heart rate overall in the baby. Just like the mother, the baby learns to adapt to the constant rise and fall of heart rate which enhances overall cardiac function. Think of it as prenatal conditioning. This becomes an advantage for the newborn because their heart is already conditioned and in better shape than the non-exercise newborn.

Better Oxygen Regulation

Another fear of exercising during pregnancy is that decreased oxygen could harm the baby. This isn’t something to worry about though. As long as you are following safety guidelines and not pushing yourself past your comfort zone, your baby will be fine. In fact, your baby will learn how to adapt to lower oxygen levels which will help them better tolerate times of stress.

Higher Intelligence Scores

If you still need a reason to exercise during your pregnancy, do it for your baby’s future! Seriously. Studies have found that babies born to exercising mothers score higher on general intelligence tests and oral language skill tests than those born to sedentary mothers. This continues through childhood and will help set your child up for success.

Do It For Your Baby

Exercise is a crucial part of pregnancy health, not just for you, but for your baby as well. It will give your baby a physical advantage through enhanced heart function and an overall better physical condition at birth. In addition, exercise can lead to higher intelligence and a lower chance of obesity. Now that you know the benefits of exercising during your pregnancy, talk to one of our trainers today to get started on a program!



Hyatt, Gwen, and Catherine Cram. Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design. Tucson, AZ: Desert Southwest Fitness Center for Continuing Education, 2016. Print.


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EatingWell Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

EatingWell Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers Blog Post

Here are some of our favorite gifts to include in a stocking. These gifts may be small in size but they can still deliver a lot of holiday cheer. We love the spatula as a gift that gives back, the playfulness of the drink stirrers, the unique cocktail aromatics for your favorite bartender and the gift that keeps on giving–a subscription to our favorite magazine.

4 Rules Shay Mitchell Follows To Stay Fit

Actress Shay Mitchell squeezes in a few workouts per week, but she also focuses on finding ways to stay active even when she's not training. Here's how she does it, and how you can, too.

The 10-Minute Ski Workout You Should Be Doing Now If You’re Hitting The Slopes This Season

Train your abs, legs, and glutes with this at-home routine. This ski workout will have you slopes-ready in no time.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

EatingWell Holiday Gift Guide: Best Food-Inspired Gifts for Kids

EatingWell Holiday Gift Guide: Best Food-Inspired Gifts for Kids Blog Post

Start 'em early! An appreciation for good food can begin at any age. We love unique food-inspired gifts for kids that can help encourage an aspiring chef or simply make healthy eating fun. For the youngest of food lovers among us—from baby to toddler to teenager—here are a few of our favorite gifts.

Banana Print Leggings, $28, and Tee, $34, 0-10 yrs

Monday, 17 October 2016

Make Strength Training More Effective With a Cardio Finisher

When it comes to losing weight, strength training is really important. And this fat-burning workout tip will help make that session even more effective.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

5 Oblique Exercises This Trainer Does When She Wants To Feel The Burn

These moves will set your sides on fire (but your entire core will feel the burn).

This Workout For Beginners Is A Full-Body Routine

Start your day with this 10-minute workout for beginners. It's a total-body cardio and strength routine that will leave you feeling energized, not drained.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Exercise Is Good For The Expectant Mother

It’s Good For Your Health

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Now what? Every woman has many questions when they enter this happy time in their life. One common question is, can I exercise during my pregnancy? The answer is, ABSOLUTELY! Exercise is an important component in a healthy and happy pregnancy. There are numerous maternal benefits to exercising during your pregnancy.

Reduced Weight Gain

Exercising during your pregnancy will help minimize weight gain. Studies show that, on average, women who exercise during their pregnancy gain 8 pounds less body fat than women who don’t exercise, while still staying well within the healthy zone. As long as there aren’t any complications, it is important to continue exercising throughout the pregnancy and after. Similar studies also found that women who stop exercising halfway through their pregnancy gain more weight than those who don’t exercise at all. This is because they often continue to consume the same amount of calories even though they are burning less calories. 

Less Severe Symptoms of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful time but can also be a very uncomfortable time. It can be difficult to continue your day as normal because of the symptoms that go along with pregnancy. Exercise helps your body adapt to the changes by reducing symptoms, such as fatigue, nausea, and muscle cramps.

More Energy

Do you feel tired all the time? You’re not alone! Your body is going through a lot of changes and it can be exhausting. It has been proven time and time again that exercising on a regular basis, especially during pregnancy, can help fight fatigue by boosting energy levels. 

Cope With Physiological Changes

There are many physiological stresses that accompany a pregnancy. As your body shifts to make room for your baby, it can put a lot of stress on your back and hips. Strength training will help strengthen the muscles that support these areas and hold your body up. This will help alleviate pain as your body goes through these postural changes because it won’t be such a big stress to just stand for a prolonged period of time. 

Shorter and Less Complicated Labors

Women that exercise during their pregnancy tend to have an easier time with labor. Studies found that active women had shorter labors as well as lower rates of C- sections. They were also able to handle the stress of labor better than women who didn’t exercise because their body had a higher tolerance for exertion.

Easier Recovery Postpartum

What happens after? Exercising during pregnancy can speed up your recovery. It is easier for women who exercised to get their pre-baby body back because they already have those habits in place. The last thing you will want to do as a new mom is try to take on something else that is brand new. Start early!

Your Pregnancy Aid

As you can see, exercising during pregnancy has countless benefits for the expectant mother. Increased energy, decreased nausea and back pain, as well as, less complicated labors are only a few of the many benefits of exercise. Pregnancy is an exciting time and you want to remain as worry free as possible. Talk to one of our trainers today to learn more about setting up a prenatal exercise program.



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Friday, 14 October 2016

The Gym Mistake That’s Getting In The Way Of Your Fitness Goals

Use your time wisely and you’ll see better results.

Why Foam Rolling Is Crucial For Building Muscle

Here's why foam rolling should be a part of your everyday routine, especially when you're hitting the gym to build lean muscle or burn fat.

This Is One Of The Most Challenging Plank Variations Ever

There are endless amazing plank variations, but get ready to rock with one that's extra challenging (and extra effective).

Joanne's Apple Bundt Cake

Joanne's Apple Bundt Cake Blog Post

For EatingWell's holiday issue, we asked our Facebook followers to share their healthy holiday baking hacks. We chose this one, submitted by Joanne Medeiros, to publish in our November/December 2016 issue:

I Tried To Channel My Inner Athlete—Here’s How It Changed My Workouts

Training like an athlete is all about having the right mindset. Here's what it really means to channel those champion vibes.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

This Simple Tip Has Turned Me Into A Way Better Runner

Wondering how to get better at running? So was I—and now, I’ve fixed the mistake I didn’t know I was making.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Here’s A Super-Effective Workout Method For Losing Weight

Working out isn’t just about dropping pounds, but if that’s your goal, this workout method for losing weight is an efficient way to get it done.

5 Healthy Snacks to Pack (Plus Why They're So Good for You)

5 Healthy Snacks to Pack (Plus Why They're So Good for You) Blog Post

Snacks: most of us love to eat them, but it can be hard to choose healthy options on the go. Instead of too much added sugar, salt or calories, these snack recipes deliver filling protein and fiber plus nutrients to keep you energized whether you're packing them up for work, school or play.

Are These Nutrition Rumors Real or Fake?

Are These Nutrition Rumors Real or Fake? Blog Post

Sometimes you read about a hot new food trend or a friend emails you saying that you have to try adding this to your morning coffee to solve all your ailments. But a lot of nutrition information floating around out there is either too good to be true or perpetuates nonsense about perfectly healthy foods. We took a harder look at some of the topics floating around the nutrition "rumor mill" and what the science said. See if some of these myths tricked you.

The 10 Minute Abs Workout You Can Do If You Absolutely Hate Planks

This 10 minute abs workout has some cardio and some strength elements, but there are zero planks (or plank-like exercises) involved.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Lower Back Pain Is Common, But These 4 Moves Will Help

These Pilates ab exercises not only strengthen your core, but they will help reduce lower back pain, too.

I Broke My Hip While Running A Marathon

Elizabeth Traynor collapsed at mile 10 while running the race of her dreams. Months later she completed a 5K, smiling as she crossed the finish line.

Monday, 10 October 2016

4 Healthy Packaged Snacks We're Loving Now

4 Healthy Packaged Snacks We're Loving Now Blog Post

Snacks are a big thing in the EatingWell office. Whether it's homemade treats from the Test Kitchen (perks of the job) or rummaging through a snack drawer, people are always snacking here. And that's a good thing: choosing healthy snacks with protein, fiber and nutrients helps make sure you fill up between meals, so you aren't tempted to overeat later in the day. Just don't go overboard on calories or sodium with your snack choices (watch out for that vending machine).

7 Very Simple Workout Tips You Can Do For The Best Gym Session Of Your Life

Even on the days when you're just not feeling it, these workout tips will help take your workout from OK to amazing.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Why Compound Exercises Help You Get More Done In Less Time

Compound exercises help you build more muscle and burn more calories without spending more time at the gym.

A Full-Body Strength Workout You Can Complete In 10 Minutes

This full-body strength workout only has three moves but delivers a total-body challenge. Improve your strength and cardio with this 10-minute routine.

This Is What You Really Need To Know About High Intensity Interval Training

High intensity interval training is one of the most effective and efficient workouts you can do. Here's how to make sure you're doing it properly.

Friday, 7 October 2016

This Fat-Burning Kettlebell Workout Only Has 2 Moves

Grab a 'bell and try this fat-burning kettlebell workout. By doing these two moves back-to-back, you'll work up a killer burn.

The Standing Abs Workout For A Strong, Firm Core

Here's the standing abs wokrout that'll help you avoid pain (but not the burn) while working your entire core.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

How One Woman Starting Running For Weight Loss And Dropped 100 Pounds

It started out as running for weight loss, but turned into crushing a half marathon. Now, she's enjoying her healthy new lifestyle.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Exercise and Pregnancy

Active Living For The Expectant Mother

Whether you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, the question of exercising during your pregnancy is one that has probably come to mind. People use to believe that exercise would put too much stress on the baby. This has been found to be false though. Exercise is encouraged as long as there aren’t any complications in the pregnancy.

Did You Exercise Before Pregnancy?

Your pre-pregnancy fitness routine plays a role in exercising during pregnancy. If you were active before, you can continue exercising as normal during your pregnancy, modifying exercises as needed. If you are new to fitness, it is safe to begin an exercise program as long as you are following safety guidelines and monitoring intensity. It is recommended that pregnant women exercise for 20-30 minutes on most, if not all, days of the week. This isn’t the time to work on peak fitness levels though. Overall health of the mother and baby should be the primary focus of exercise during pregnancy.

What Type of Exercise Should You Do?

A better question is, what do you like to do? Exercising during pregnancy should be a fun way for you to feel your best. Strength training, walking, and dancing are all great ways to stay active during your pregnancy. The most important thing to consider when picking a type of exercise is safety. You want to avoid any activities that increase your risk of falling, as well as anything that could cause trauma to the abdomen, such as contact sports. If you are new to exercising or aren’t sure about particular modifications during pregnancy, speak to one of our trainers to get set up on a plan today!

What Should You Avoid?

Your doctor will give you guidelines for exercise if there is a particular concern or condition. Typically, it is best to avoid exercises on your back after the first trimester because it can increase feelings of dizziness. It is also best to avoid any unstable activities that would put yourself and your baby at risk.

How Much is Too Much?

The best way to determine how much is too much is through your own perceived rate of exertion. How do you feel? You don’t need to exercise to the point of extreme exhaustion. If you can’t carry on a conversation, the intensity level might be too high. The minimum number of days needed to reap the benefits of exercise is three days per week. From there, you can exercise as much as you feel like you can handle.

The Best Results

Should you exercise during your pregnancy? Yes. Exercise is absolutely advised for the expectant mother. Consult your doctor before beginning an exercise program to learn about specific contraindications that may pertain to you. Talk to one of our trainers to learn more about getting started on a prenatal exercise program today!



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  3. Benefits of Exercise For The Baby

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2 Moves Victoria's Secret Model Jasmine Tookes Does For A Strong Butt

Here’s how the Victoria's Secret model Jasmine Tookes stays on top of her game and stays on track at the gym.

Should I Drink Turmeric Tea?

Should I Drink Turmeric Tea? Blog Post

The same golden-hued spice added to curries and in mustard is now making waves as turmeric tea. Deservedly so: turmeric seems to boast a slew of benefits.

The 4 Best Things I Learned From Working With Jillian Michaels

Trainer Kenta Seki shares some of the classic Jillian Michaels advice that he's learned from working with her.

A 10-Minute Workout For Abs That Doesn't Include Crunches Or Planks

This short workout for abs is an effective way to target your entire core while also working your butt and improving your posture.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Here's Your 10-Minute Arms Workout Without Weights Challenge

Six moves, 10 minutes, one killer arms workout without weights. You'll be sore in the best way tomorrow.

Gigi Hadid Opens Up About Her Imperfections In A Refreshingly Honest New Campaign With Reebok

Gigi Hadid wants you to know she isn't perfect. Here's a first look at images from her new campaign with Reebok.

Monday, 3 October 2016

6 Sensational Cheese Toasts to Pair with Everything

6 Sensational Cheese Toasts to Pair with Everything Blog Post

Don't worry, good ol' grilled cheese, we still love you. But sometimes we want to shake things up a bit. Welcome cheese toast, aka an open-faced grilled cheese or tartine. No need for a frying pan or spatula-cheese toasts can be thrown together with whatever you have in the fridge or pantry.

3 Simple Things Olympic Medalist Tori Bowie Does To Stay Healthy

Reach your fitness goals with these easy healthy habits that track and field athlete Tori Bowie swears by.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

A 10-Minute Inner Thigh Workout To Try At Home

This inner thigh workout combines strength moves and cardio bursts for an effective and quick routine you can do at home.

Reset Your Fall Workout Plan With These 4 Moves

This 10-minute workout plan is the perfect way to change up your fall fitness routine. Give the total-body routine a try.