The secret to strong calves is in the science. To tone and build this important muscle group, you need to target both the gastrocnemius — the big ball of a muscle on your calf — and the soleus, which runs beneath it from your heel up to the back of your knee. “Both of these
The last thing you want on a run is to be dehydrated; it can cause muscle cramps and feelings of fatigue and sluggishness, and overall just make your run a lot less enjoyable. But overhydration, drinking too much water, has its own dangers, the least of which is that uncomfortable feeling of water splashing around
Stacie Brown swears by WW. In a little more than a year and a half, the 30-year-old bride has dropped more than 55 pounds, and she’s never been more excited about the way her clothes fit and how confident she feels in her workout classes. Like most fans of WW, Stacie loves that the program
There’s just something about seeing that iconic check mark that makes a sneaker feel legit. It’s like an automatic seal of approval; when you wear Nike, you know it’s going to perform, and it’s going to look good. This year, we’re looking for the best sneakers out there, and spoiler alert: we’re into these 12
Gym memberships are wonderful. They give you access to kick-butt equipment like the Stairmaster, kettlebells, and stability balls. But these memberships can be costly on your bank account. Even apps like Zeamo and FlexIt, which can cut the cost by letting you pay per minute at a wide range of facilities (in FlexIt’s case) and
Yes, you read that right: a 400-calorie smoothie actually helped me lose weight. If you’ve ever looked up weight-loss smoothie recipes, they were probably all in the 250-300 calorie range. And hey, maybe that works for some people. But if I don’t have a sizable breakfast, I’ll be starving by mid-morning and absolutely famished by
Most of the diet tips you hear for weightlifters have to do with building muscle. Makes sense: strength training is the number one way to build muscle, and paired with a balanced macronutrient diet with plenty of protein and healthy carbs, it’ll have you on your way to a stronger body in no time. But
This killer video combines dance cardio, boxing, and a booty-toning circuit — three of our favorite workouts in one 30-minute sweat session! The dance moves are playful, the boxing intervals will make you feel like a badass, and your glutes will be burning by end of the strength training section. Put on your favorite PINK
Start your fitness journey with our 21 Days to Kickstart Your Fitness workout plan, created for beginners to help you get fit and build strength! Designed by Class FitSugar host and ACE-certified trainer Anna Renderer, this program will get you back in shape and help you develop lasting fitness habits — in just 3 weeks!
When I was a senior in high school, I was addicted to Chipotle (probably because I was ballin’ on a budget). I ate there at least once a week with my then-boyfriend, and I vividly remember thinking I was so cool; I wasn’t. I’m happy to report that my cooking skills have improved tremendously since
Do you steer clear of kettlebells because you’re not exactly sure how to use them? Well, it’s time to put down the dumbbells you always use, grab a kettlebell, and try this great (and fun!) workout! Bonus: you only need one kettlebell. Just one. This CrossFit workout involves three basic moves that mainly focus on
Navigating a low-carb diet can be tricky, but when you’re pressed for time in the kitchen, these foods from Trader Joe’s can help. Of course, there are lots of reasons to shop for fresh foods and make your meals from scratch — less sodium and fewer additives, for starters — but in the real world,
This is the best weight-loss advice ever — eat snacks! It can keep hunger at bay between meals so you consume fewer daily calories, and feeling satisfied will also prevent overeating at meal time, all of which can help you lose weight. Snacks can also be a way to get valuable nutrients you’re missing from
If you follow a gluten-free diet, you probably get creative when it comes to bread alternatives — have you seen these frozen, preroasted sweet potato toast slices ready for your toaster? They’re pretty remarkable. And if there’s one thing Trader Joe’s does best (though TJ’s is great for many reasons), it’s ensuring nonbread bread options
Working on core strength is something that Emma Lovewell, NASM-certified personal trainer and Peloton instructor, says people often forget about. They’re focused on upper-body or lower-body strength (hello, booty gains!) and don’t realize just how important your abs are for workouts. They make your form better in running, for example, and let boxers pack power
You’ve gotten into the stride of a healthy nutrition and workout regimen, and you’re seeing the results on the scale. But many women reach their target weight only to be disappointed that they’ve lost little-to-no belly fat. Although it seems logical that our belly fat will shrink as we lose weight, you can’t really tell
The US Women’s National Soccer Team defeated Thailand in a thrilling first game of the 2019 Women’s World Cup on June 11, with a record-breaking 13-0 score. But unsurprising in the context of heedless sexist double standards in the world of sports, the players were almost immediately criticized for their resounding victory. Shortly after the
There’s something about a heaping bowl that makes any meal seem more filling, but with these protein-rich recipes, that isn’t just an illusion. To feel satisfied and squash cravings, you need to eat a healthy balance of nutrients, including healthy fats and complex carbs, and of course, protein — it’s digested slowly, which keeps your
The US Women’s National Soccer Team just beat Thailand 13-0 in their first game of the 2019 World Cup, and yes, in case you’re wondering, that is a record. It’s actually two records: the highest-scoring USWNT game, and the highest-scoring game in the Women’s World Cup, period. That’s what you call starting out with a
The US Women’s National Soccer Team started the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup with a record-breaking game against Thailand in Paris. The historic run ended with a stunning 13-0 victory, but that result is not the only thing that will leave your jaw on the floor. Here’s what the team has racked up so far.
With warm weather fast approaching, it feels like everyone wants to be at the beach all the time. Whether you’re pulling out your surfboard for the season or just looking for a little more coverage by the water, you’re going to want a rash guard. The style is practical, sure, but it’s also downright adorable.
Speed. Agility. Power. Mal Pugh has got it all. The 5’4″ forward is the epitome of a badass, and we feel sorry for all the teams that have to face off with her. Mal may be a World Cup rookie, but she’s no rookie when it comes to skill. Get ready to hear her name
To be clear, I enjoy having a drink with friends as much as anyone else. For most 20-somethings, alcohol is the common denominator in just about any event on your social calendar. So when I first decided to give it up for a month, I was more worried about navigating after-work happy hours and dinner
One of our favorite things about The Fitness Marshall’s dance videos is how confident and great he makes us feel. His routines have an option for all levels, which means you don’t have to stress about them being too hard to learn. Instead, all you’ve got to do is focus on letting loose and having