Beginner Fitness Tips

Pick and Choose From Over 40 Leg Exercises to Customize Your #LegDay

It's our favorite day - leg day! But not everyone loves lunges, and some people hate squats! It's OK, because you can customize your leg day and create a plan that works for you. We have over 40 exercises to choose from - weights, no weights, on the fl...

Pick and Choose From Over 40 Leg Exercises to Customize Your #LegDay

It's our favorite day - leg day! But not everyone loves lunges, and some people hate squats! It's OK, because you can customize your leg day and create a plan that works for you. We have over 40 exercises to choose from - weights, no weights, on the fl...

Here’s How to Get Through an Intense Workout Without Puking

If you've ever felt like throwing up during an intense workout, you're not alone. It's pretty common, but can be super uncomfortable (and for some people, embarrassing!). There's obviously no need to feel ashamed - we're all on a messy, sweaty, physic...

This Is What I Did at the Gym For 1 Year to Grow My Butt From Flat to Full

I come from a long line of flat butts. On my mother's side of the family, she and her brother, as well as her father, had less-than-full fannies. We often joke about how our backs look more like our fronts. It didn't bother me that much, although it made for baggy jeans and bikini bottoms. When I started doing more yoga and running, I thought my bum would get bigger, but as you can see from the "before" photo below, my behind was anything but round. It wasn't until I started doing CrossFit a year ago that my booty started to blossom. Before: While washing dishes recently, my husband lovingly slapped my butt. I looked at him, thinking I had a bug on my pants or something, but he just smiled. "What? Why are you smiling weirdly?" I asked. "You have a butt now," he said. "I do?!" I said exci...

Yes, You Should Be Lifting Weights – but Cardio Is Still Important

There are so many strong, powerful reasons for women to lift weights aside from just becoming strong and powerful. Weightlifting is a fantastic way to boost your metabolism, get lean, build a booty, and change your body. We love seeing the shift in mindset as more and more women are adopting weightlifting as part of their routine, but we can't totally abandon cardio! The two go hand-in-hand. RelatedSo Which Is Better For Weight Loss: Cardio or Weights? "At the end of the day, fitness is about total-body conditioning," said trainer and injury-prevention expert Liz Letchford, MS, ATC, PhD candidate. "You work so hard to make your skeletal muscles strong, so you should also care about making your heart and lungs strong." We sometimes forget that cardio is short for cardiovascular, meaning yo...

Telltale Signs You’re Going Too Hard in Your Workout (and Hurting Your Body)

While we definitely want to encourage you to push your limits, find your edge, and challenge yourself, there's also the other end of that fitness spectrum - and that's going way, way too hard. If you feel like you're going to die every single time you...

The Workouts That Help You See Weight-Loss Results Faster

Are you maximizing your calorie-burning time when you work out? Make those minutes count with these workouts for weight loss. Read on to learn just why these workouts are great for losing those pounds, as well as routines for each type of workout. Rel...

Need a Pick-Me-Up? This 10-Minute Workout Will Boost Your Energy

Groggy morning? Need a pick-me-up? CEO and cofounder of Burn Boot Camp Devan Kline (NASM and NCCPT) created this energy-boosting workout for POPSUGAR so you can kick the fatigue. There's no equipment required in this bodyweight circuit, so you can do t...

Tighten Your Upper Arms With the Upright Row

Sizzling temps mean it's just too hot for sleeves. After all, your arms wouldn't mind a little time in the sun. To help your shoulders feel great when you slide off the sleeves, we've got one quick and easy exercise for you to do: the upright row! Thi...

Money-Saving Insider Fitness Hacks That’ll Get You Fit, Not Broke

I'm a fitness fanatic, but I'm also in my early 20s and on most weeks broke as heck. While I still prioritize fitness classes, activewear, and smoothies above all else in my life, I try to get thrifty whenever possible. Here are some of the best tips ...

Give Your Legs a Boost For #LegDay With This Simple Trick

Leg day is my favorite day, but it also kicks my ass (literally and figuratively). My favorite trick to get strong and stable for single-leg deadlifts, pistol squats, and barbell hip bridges? Hip drills! Personal trainer and injury-prevention speciali...

15 Chest Exercises Every Woman Should Know How to Do

Create strength, get better posture, and even give yourself a little "oomph" up top: these 15 chest exercises for women are simple yet very challenging. You'll be sore in all the right places, and you don't even need a gym to give yourself a great work...

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