Does Vibration Exercise Really Work?

PlateFit has become one of the most popular classes available through Open Sweat and if you haven’t tried it yet, you are missing out! To read about all the amazing benefits, check out this awesome article from Men’s Health.  The Truth About Vibr...

Is It Better to Exercise Inside or Outside?

Originally appeared on Women’s Health.  This time of year, debating between hitting the gym and kicking it outside can be as tricky as choosing between hot or iced coffee. Here to make your life easier? Research. Check out the perks and pitfalls of both...

5 Hormones Every Active Woman Should Know

Originally appeared on Well + Good. Hormones are one of your body’s main signaling systems. Think of them as tiny traffic cops: They direct biochemical messages that regulate everything from your sex drive to your metabolism, mood, sleep, and fertility. Give...

Why A Bigger Breakfast Is Better For You

EATING MORE IN THE MORNING HELPS WEIGHT LOSS Originally appeared on Muscle and Fitness.  Research found that front-loading your calories may help with weight loss. Keeping your calorie count down at night may pay off if you’re looking to lose weight, accord...

What’s Better: Long or Short Workouts?

Originally appeared on Well + Good. Fitness trends tend to swing from one extreme to the other. One year, seriously long workouts are all the rage and everyone you know has transformed into a triathlete. The next year, it’s all about HIIT in as little time...

The Power of Daily Yoga Practice

By Yonnus Becker, Studio Surya Yoga STEPPING ONTO YOUR MAT… EVERYDAY. There is magic in yoga. Every time we rise from Savasana we pause to contemplate the same poignant question … why don’t I do this more often?  Our practice realigns us, connects...

Cyclepathic Turns Spin Class Into A Party

Not all spin classes are created equal. And the Ridin’ Dirty class at Cyclepathic is proof of that. I headed into the Santa Monica based studio this past week to check it out for myself. Cyclepathic offers both indoor cycling and group strength & co...

Get Fit in 27 Minutes With PLATEFIT

Staying in shape is hard for most of us. It takes a daily choice to get up and move, sweat and burn extra calories. To feed your body with nutritious, clean and healthy food. Less in, more out. We all know the drill. So any workout that claims to burn more cal...

The Truth About Foam Rolling

Article originally appeared on Men’s Health.  How Foam Rolling Works by Michael Easter Most trainers recommend foam rolling before a workout for good reason: A study in The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research found that rolling out for...

17 Ways To Be More Fit in 2017

Originally posted on PureWow. This is your year. The year you go to the gym every day, only eat monounsaturated fat and have a stomach so flat, people will openly weep when they see you in a bathing suit. OK, probably not. But here are 17 little things to do i...

Taking Your First Spin Class?

If you have never taken a spin class, the prospect can seem a little daunting. But we promise, you will never regret that first time you hop on the bike. To quell any fears, our amazing studio partner YAS Fitness, put together this great guide for first timers...

How To Set And Achieve Fitness Goals

According to SELF Magazine, there are a handful of best practices that can make all of the difference when thinking about the fitness milestones you want to reach. These tried and true tactics are rolled into the SMART Method, a goal-setting guide that trainer...

Don’t Give Up on Sleep

Originally posted on Vie 2 Cycling.  Work hard/play hard- right? It’s easy to think that getting enough sleep is a distant third in importance.  In fact, it’s vital.  Most of us need 7-9 hours of sleep to restore the body and mind.  The effects of too...

Put Your Balance To The Test At Sandbox Fitness

By Tamara Lapinskas If you are looking for something completely different to incorporate into your workout routine, you should check out the TRX class at Sandbox Fitness. It is a fun, energetic workout class that will give you a combined, full body strength tr...

How To Energize Your Morning With Meditation

For many of us, getting up in the morning is a struggle, and it can take hours to actually feel awake and engaged. So surely the last thing you would want to do in the morning is meditate? Not so, we discovered last week, when we dragged ourselves out of bed t...

5 Things You Should Never Do After A Workout

5 Things You Should Never Do After A Workout Story originally published on Well + Good.  Showing up for that spin class and pushing yourself through tough intervals is the most important aspect of your fitness regimen—but what you do afteryou sweat can have...

What The Tuck?

Originally posted on Barre Boss. Images courtesy of The Bar Method. People who “do barre” typically know that all barre classes are not created equally and understand the subtle, but important differences between the various programs. However, even if you...

Open Sweat Co-Hosts #SweatToStopStigma Event

This past Saturday, during National Mental Health Awareness Week,  the Open Sweat team joined actress Kate Mansi to co-host a #SweatToStopStigma workout at YAS Fitness in Silverlake, CA. Kate has opted to ‘give up’ her last few birthdays to raise...

5 Diet Tips For The Busy Professional

Coming to you live from the back of an Uber. Well, I guess by the time you read this, it won’t really be “live” anymore. But, I digress. I’m ubering to work today because I’ve become so type A that driving sounds to me like it will just steal time aw...