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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 […]

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 […]

5 Morning Rituals to Make Every Day Your Healthiest Day

Originally appeared on Fitnessmagazine.com  You’ve probably seen, heard, or even tried them before: tips about what do first thing in the morning to feel better and be better all day. There are 10 things to do to wake up metabolism, and 10 things to increase productivity, and 10 more things to ensure smart food choices […]

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, […]

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 […]