I’m the Worst Dancer, but I’ll Never Quit Taking Dance Fitness Classes—Here’s Why

[brightcove:5349729533001 default] I've never been good at dancing, but for some reason I've always felt drawn to it. In elementary school, I would make up mini dance routines and perform them for myself in my bedroom mirror. In middle school, in an attempt to gain some semblance of rhythm, I asked my dance-adept cheerleader friend to […]

 5 Signs You’re Getting Fitter—Even If the Scale Hasn’t Budged

[brightcove:5713678691001 default] You’ve been doing everything right: loading up on greens, lifting weights, and going easy on the wine and late-night snacks. But whenever you step on the scale, the same digits stare back at you—or worse, the number is higher than it was last time. WTF? Before you get too worked up, the scale […]

Push Through Any Workout with These Trainer Mantras

[brightcove:5603078340001 default] This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com We’ve all been there: You’re at the end of a workout class when the instructor says you have another set of burpees to do. Your muscles and your mind want to scream “no” as soon as the words come out of her mouth. You can’t possibly push through another cardio set…except you […]

Kim Kardashian’s Trainer Shares the Star’s ‘Bodybuilding’ Diet and Exercise Routine: ‘She’s a Workhorse!’

[brightcove:5629864721001 default] Melissa Alcantara remembers the May phone call from the production team of Keeping up with the Kardashians. “They were like, ‘Are you available to train Kim on Monday?’” the former bodybuilder tells PEOPLE. “I was like, ‘Of course I’m available!’ And it went from there.” Within days, Alcantara met Kardashian and the pair […]

Life Time Gyms Ban Cable News from Their Televisions After ‘Many Member Requests’

[brightcove:5587976859001 default] Life Time, a national gym chain, has removed cable news channels from the televisions in all of their 130 locations. The company announced on Jan. 4 that they would no longer have CNN, FOX or MSNBC available on the large televisions in the cardio and fitness areas, as part of their “desire to […]

This Is the Best Time to Go to the Gym to Beat the New Year Crowd

[brightcove:5476543769001 default] If you're an avid gym-goer, you already know the January influx of resolution-ers can put a major cramp in your exercise schedule. Overcrowding, long waits for equipment, and poor gym etiquette from other visitors can make even the most driven fitness fan want to skip a workout.  Luckily, there's a way to dodge new […]

What It’s Really Like to Be a Heavy Woman at the Gym—and Why Losing Weight Isn’t My Goal

[brightcove:4090853402001 default] Before the confetti is even swept up and as hangovers are still being nursed, many of us solemnly resolve to do things differently in the new year—which often means spending more time at the gym. Trying anything new is intimidating, but when you walk through the world in a larger body, stepping out […]

How to Keep Up with Kim Kardashian in the Gym: Her Trainer Reveals Best Motivational Tips

[brightcove:5629864721001 default] Fans recently learned about Kim Kardashian West‘s diet on Keeping Up with the Kardashian, and now the reality star is sharing her trainer’s tips to stick with a consistent workout regimen. Thanks to her trainer, Melissa Alcantara, the soon-to-be mother of three, 37, stays motivated in the gym and staying fit. “With the start […]

This One Exercise Helps You Become a Better Runner

[brightcove:5604378019001 default] As good as running is for your health, it can come with some unpleasant side effects, from shin splints to chronic low back pain. But for back pain, at least, researchers at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center may have a one-step solution: Strengthen your deep core. In a new study published in […]