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Post Baby Bodies

For women, the pressure to look their best at all times is nothing short of immense. Looking like a million bucks can be an unreachable challenge in itself on a regular day, so what happens inside the mind of a soon-to-be mom as she observes her body becoming less familiar with each passing day? We… Read More

Body Shamed

Many of us understand that bullying comes from, well, bullies. When it comes to body shaming however, we found out something different, body shaming comes most often from those closest to us. One study revealed it takes women half their lifetime to feel just half of the body confidence teenage boys experience in adolescence. With 94 percent of… Read More

What is Fit

If you’re like most Americans, you may already be thinking about your fitness-related New Year’s resolutions. Considering one of the most popular goals is to get in shape (particularly after all of those holiday feasts), the reality is that 4 in 5 resolutions will fail by February. But what if the reason most Americans fall off the… Read More

Workout Worries

If you’ve ever felt intimidated trying to navigate your way around the gym, you’re not alone. From the talkative salesperson at the front desk to the seemingly endless rows of confusing cardio equipment, the gym can leave some people feeling too anxious to workout at all. Whether you’re looking to shed some pounds or just… Read More

Workout Trade Offs

According to the American Heart Association, the average adult should be getting in just over two hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. At 150 minutes total, that breaks down to roughly five 30-minute workout sessions each week. According to the most recent information from the CDC, less than 52 percent of Americans met those… Read More

Standard Definition of Female

In case you haven’t heard – though it’s very likely you have – strong is the new skinny. Gym and nutrition guides have replaced strict fad diets, and “fitspo” has replaced “thinspo” (for better or worse). But before the gym became sacred ground, some countries were known to idealize thinness to the point of sickness…. Read More

Fitness Fads

The number of Americans enrolled in fitness centers and gyms has increased by more than 50 percent since 2000, though the memberships aren’t getting any cheaper. Research has shown that gym-goers (particularly millennials) are ditching traditional $35-a-month memberships for expensive, boutique-style fitness programs with both customized workouts and elevated costs. Still, it turns out a… Read More

Body Part Attractiveness

Working out three to six days a week with the goal of looking like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson or Ronda Rousey might be an unrealistic goal, but developing a fit physique is usually obtainable for those willing to put in the necessary reps. While it might be the driving force behind that 5 a.m. wake-up… Read More

Witness to Fitness

What gym equipment do you gravitate toward when you feel the urge to work out? Are you a StairMaster guy or a treadmill gal? A dumbbell lover or a bicycle enthusiast? The rowing machine king or pulley queen? If you’re a man and prefer dumbbells, you’re in the majority. If you’re a woman and love… Read More

Examining Gym Cleanliness

You go to the gym to burn calories, increase your strength, and get fit – but if you’re not careful, you may come home with more than you bargained for. Though many public places can harbor various types of bacteria, fitness facilities in particular can be hotspots for germs. Every time you pick up a… Read More