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5 Simple Changes That Will Help You Improve Your Posture

We bet you’ve heard “stand up straight” or “don’t slouch” a few times before — even if the critiques and criticisms about posture weren’t directed at you personally. But what is good posture and why exactly does it matter? The Merriam Webster Dictionary offers a straightforward definition, listing posture as “the way in which your […]

Five Rules To Follow If You Want To Be Strong

Originally appeared on Women’s Health.  Strength training isn’t just the foundation of a good workout, allowing you to work out faster, harder, and more efficiently. It also makes performing everyday activities—running to catch the bus or a cab, carrying groceries, scooping up your kids for a hug, opening jars, picking up something you drop—way easier. […]

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 Vibration Exercise  Apparently vibrators may also help with building muscle and losing weight, according […]

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, so you can get exactly what you want from your workout. […]

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. Given the amount of information they’re responsible for ferrying, it’s easy to see how mixed signals might […]

5 Things To Know Before Your First Pilates Class

Originally appeared on Self.com The first time you take any new fitness class can be a little intimidating. But for some reason, Pilates classes have an extra air of “avoid this if you don’t know what you’re doing.” Maybe it’s the reformer, with its straps and springs. Maybe it’s the exercise names that you’ve never […]

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, according to a study presented at the Obesity Society Annual Meeting. Researchers found that […]

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 as possible. Ultimately, workouts are personal and should never be […]

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 us to ourselves, and reminds us of the importance of simply “being.” Most importantly, […]