Fitness is a lifestyle choice, and the habits that you make help define your overall health and mental well-being. Whether your goal is to lose weight or just being healthy, creating goals is a great way to find success.

It is important to set your own goals that are right for you and stick with them. There are a variety of physical activities you can try, each of which can help shape your personal fitness regimen. The main thing is to keep with it, no matter your age or how you feel. Although it may not be easy, it is important to stay motivated and focus on your overall health and well-being.

- Incorporating Pilates into a workout routine helps individuals to tone their muscles, thereby increasing strength. It is a low-key physical activity involving rapid and controlled movements. Pilates also help individuals to improve their posture and flexibility. Here are a few pointers that highlight the benefit of including Pilates in your workout schedule: It is an integrated approach to fitness Pilates workouts involve fitness for the entire body as it focuses on enhancing the strength of ... [Read More]

- Bad knees? This leg-strengthening move can help If your knees are bothering you, it's time to focus on the muscles around the joint. Our knees are one of the most important joints in our bodies. We use them every day, whether it be to stand up, walk, bend down or reach up for something. That’s why injury in the knees is common and extra painful. Luckily there are exercises you can do to reduce your chances of getting hurt and improve muscular function and mobility. When it comes to ... [Read More]


- Get ready for crunches and planks. When it comes to core engagement, it never hurts to revisit the basics . And that’s what this week’s Sweat With SELF beginner abs workout is all about. This 20-minute core routine, led by athletic trainer Liz Letchford , Ph.D., ATC, and coach Paul Wright , is the fourth in a six-part series dedicated to helping you build optimal core strength. Because this workout builds on skills practiced in the first half of this series, you may want to check out the ... [Read More]


- “You’re quad dominant.” How many times have you heard a commercial gym trainer or fitness consultant use this hackneyed phrase to make you feel like your body is a mess and depend on their services? In truth, quads should be dominant. There are four quads muscles in each leg, and that bests the three hamstrings muscles on the opposite side. With all things equal, you can count on the quads to be the stronger group. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s important to ... [Read More]

- Ready to Try Orangetheory's DriTri Competition? Here's Everything You Need to Know Twice a year, Orangetheory Fitness hosts a DriTri — a special class that OTF enthusiasts prepare for. It's a competition (with yourself) to see how long it takes to row 2,000 meters, how quickly you can complete 300 reps of six floor exercises, and finishing off with a 5K on the treadmill for time. Six months later, you see if you can beat your previous numbers. The DriTri is a big deal in the Orangetheory ... [Read More]


- Jeff Cavaliere explains how to train for a more muscular-appearing physique. Athlean-X founder Jeff Cavaliere usually talks about training for strength—but acknowledges that for a lot of guys, their workouts tend to be more geared around looking good. And that's OK! In a recent video, Cavaliere and Jesse Laico break down the six key muscle groups that you should be targeting for a physique that looks great both in and out of clothes, and recommend three specific exercises for each. Traps ... [Read More]

- You don’t have to visit a fitness center to get into shape, considering how access to public places has become almost impossible over the past year due to the COVID 19 outbreak. While we adore dedicated spaces with all the modern fitness gears and fitness experts, you can achieve similar results at the comfort of your home! Although it’s nice to have a gym membership, you don’t have to have it to remain fit. If anything, you don’t even require gym equipment to get fit. All you need is a ... [Read More]

- The concentration curl rewards steady, dialed-in reps more than brute strength. Trainer, author, and fitness model Kirk Charles, NASM-CPT CES , knows that as you get older, life can get more complicated. But that shouldn’t prevent you from being on top of your game. He’ll help to answer the tough training questions that come with age so you too can be Fit Beyond 40 . If you're looking to build bigger arms and make your workouts more effective, trying out some wild-looking new exercise at ... [Read More]

- S ome movement is always better than none (just 60 seconds of exercise can make up for 14 minutes spent sitting, ICYWW). And while I love going to an hour-long workout class, once I walk or take the subway there and back, I've burned at least two hours (maybe more) by the time I make it home. Factor in showering, breakfast, and the workout itself, and get the picture. Seeing that workouts can be hard to fit into jam-packed schedules, how exactly do you know how long you should be ... [Read More]

- These dumbbell workouts are designed to push your fitness to the limit. There are few fitness tools more useful than dumbbells. The handheld weights are easier to wrangle than the long, rigid, heavy barbells that populate bench press stations and squat racks in gyms, but they're also sturdy enough to lifted, swung, carried, and more. You'll also have an easier time homing in on single muscle groups with dumbbells than if you used fitness' other favorite unilateral-friendly implement, the ... [Read More]

- Turn your walk into a HIIT workout with this 10-minute routine Take your walk from a leisurely stroll to an intense workout by adding intervals. If you aren't a big fan of running, are just getting back into the swing of cardio or need to give your joints a break from jogging, walking is a great alternative. Many people assume walking is a leisurely activity — and it can be. But you also can make it a high-intensity workout by adding intervals. High intensity interval training has been shown ... [Read More]


- Work Your Core and Get Your Cardio in With 3 Intense Instagram Live Workouts Ready to get sweaty? We have three workouts going live on POPSUGAR Fitness's Instagram this week, and they're guaranteed to get your heart rate up and work your muscles, from strength training to core work to a HIIT workout that'll finish off your week strong. Check out the full schedule below and we'll see you there! (PS: you can catch up with our previous live workouts for more routines.) Kehinde Anjorin Tara Lyn ... [Read More]