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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. […]

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 […]

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 just a minute can improve your range of motion, while a study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise discovered that rolling after […]

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 awareness and funds for a cause that resonates with her. This year, she chose to host an […]

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 […]