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  • The TikTok Health at Every Size Influencers Inspiring Me

    The TikTok Health at Every Size Influencers Inspiring Me

    For most of my life, I’ve heard the societal belief that people who live in curvy bodies “eat too much” and “don’t exercise enough.” I’ve heard that if they change these habits, they’ll lose weight. So when I gained weight recently, I sensed people were judging me, thinking I had adopted those habits and that […]

  • This Pilates ‘Core Ladder’ Works Tiny-but-Critical Muscles| Well+Good

    This Pilates ‘Core Ladder’ Works Tiny-but-Critical Muscles| Well+Good

    If you’ve taken a Pilates class, you know that small, controlled movements can make your body shake with effort. They work your slow-twitch (or “type one”) muscle fibers, which help support your joints as you go about your day. And on this week’s episode of Good Moves, Chloe de Winter, founder of Go Chlo Pilates, is […]

  • How To Make Running Downhill Easier

    How To Make Running Downhill Easier

    If you know anything about the Boston Marathon, you’ve probably heard of Heartbreak Hill, the punishing half-mile incline that comes over 20 miles in to the storied course. What tends to get less attention? The steady downhill of the first 17 miles of the race, which loses almost 500 feet in elevation. “Everyone dreads the hill, […]

  • Luxury Recovery Clubs Want to Heal You—For A Price

    Luxury Recovery Clubs Want to Heal You—For A Price

    On a recent Thursday in West Hollywood, I joined the six-minute club. That is, I sustained six exhilarating minutes in a near-freezing bath of 43-degree water while my wellness concierge, Flora, cheered me on, and the motivating songs of my choice—“Eye of the Tiger” and “Baby Got Back”—blasted to get me through. As you may […]

  • How To Do a Reverse Burpee for Your Glutes and Core

    How To Do a Reverse Burpee for Your Glutes and Core

    When you do burpees, you’re signing up for a move that challenges your cardiovascular system and works the muscles of your upper and lower body. It’s why the full-body exercise is so beneficial…and hard. But just when you’re starting to think, “Hey, I’m getting the hang of this!” Trainer of the Month Club Pilates instructors […]

  • An At-Home Bootcamp Workout With No Running

    An At-Home Bootcamp Workout With No Running

    While trying a bootcamp workout at a new studio in Los Angeles called KAMPS Fitness recently, the trainer genuinely surprised me. We were in the cardio segment when KAMPS founder (and Barry’s Bootcamp alum) Sam Karl told the class that he really hated running. It’s a view he stuck to when I spoke with him later. “I […]

  • 7 Arm Workout Videos Under 20 Minutes

    7 Arm Workout Videos Under 20 Minutes

    Having the strength to pick up groceries, open cabinets, carry boxes, and generally move easily throughout the world is a great reason to exercise. There’s even a name for it: functional fitness. While it applies to all types of movements, a big component of this sort of competency is arm strength. André Crews, a coach for […]

  • A 15-Minute Strength Training for Core Workout Video

    A 15-Minute Strength Training for Core Workout Video

    Each month, a new trainer takes us through four of the best workouts they have in their back pocket. Follow along weekly for new ways to sweat it out with us. See All “Functional fitness” is one of those pieces of wellness jargon that gets thrown around a lot—and for good reason. The training style strengthens […]

  • If You Have a Mid-Back Knot That You Can’t Seem to Stretch or Massage Out, This Is the #1 Move You Should Be Doing Instead

    If You Have a Mid-Back Knot That You Can’t Seem to Stretch or Massage Out, This Is the #1 Move You Should Be Doing Instead

    If you’ve ever had a muscle knot in your mid-back between your shoulder blades, you know it’s the worst. And in some cases, no amount of stretching, pounding on it, or massaging it seems to create relief. Well, according to Katie Clare, DC, the solution isn’t to try to get rid of the knot by […]

  • A 16-Minute Strength and Mobility Workout

    A 16-Minute Strength and Mobility Workout

    A good workout begins and ends with a stretch. Often, those are the best parts. But what if there was a workout where the muscle extending, spine twisting, tension relieving movements didn’t just bookend your session, but were incorporated throughout? Folks, may we introduce you to mobility strength training. Mobility basically describes your range of […]