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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 […]

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 […]

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 & conditioning classes led by an enthusiastic team of highly trained instructors. The […]

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 calories, in less time, […]

5 Benefits Of High Intensity Interval Training

Article originally appeared on Well + Good.  By Lisa Elaine Held Jordan Metzl, MD, is serious about high-intensity interval training. So much so that HIIT is becoming his go-to Rx. The New York City physician has been trying to build bridges between fitness and medicine for a while now, and with his new book, Dr. Jordan Metzl’s Workout Prescription, out […]

Ask Well: 20 Seconds to Better Fitness?

Is there a specific amount of time at which to keep your heart rate up during interval training to get the most benefit? The answer probably depends on your capacity for suffering, according to scientists who study high-intensity interval training, which is designed to briefly strain your body to its limits. Studies show that these […]