The 5 Worst Stretching Mistakes You’re Making

  Stretching feels great and increases flexibility when done the right way. But not preparing properly or doing the stretch incorrectly can lead to injuries and inflexibility—the exact opposite of the results you want. Avoid these common mistakes for a safe, pain-free, and effective stretching routine. 1. You bounce Bouncing at the end of your…

5 Best Yoga Poses for Runners

Yoga and running are very complementary activities. Yoga helps with stability and core strength and opens up the lungs so runners can breathe more deeply. Yoga is great cross-training for runners by working the upper body as well. I have a ton of students who are avid runners and they swear by the benefits of…

Gear Guide: The Core Fusion Craze Goes Cardio

Getty Images The term craze gets applied to so many trends, but Exhale Spa's Core Fusion phenomenon, with its ever-growing stable of classes, DVDs, and celeb devotees, actually deserves the title. Their just-out Cardio—Pure Intensity title is their first overt DVD foray into the world of heart-pounding, well, cardio. I had to check it out….

10 Fun Ways to Get Fit Without a Gym

By Tina Haupert Bored with the same old, same old at your health club? Joining a gym can be a fantastic way to get fit, but it's not the only way. You can enjoy a variety of workouts at home or outside that will give you the same great results and put a smile on your face at the same…

New Workouts, Big Results!

Several weeks ago, I was invited to attend a complimentary Core Fusion Barre class at Exhale in Boston. I heard awesome things about Core Fusion, so I was excited to finally give it a try. The workout combines core exercises with Pilates, yoga, and ballet to stretch and tone muscles. After a brief warm-up, the…

3 Fitness Apps You Need Now

If you have a smartphone, you have a personal trainer. Some of the most powerful workout motivators are right in your pocket, and they’re all free. Here are 3 of my favorite fitness apps that really give your workouts a boost–and best of all, they all have free versions!       Fitocracy Fitocracy turns…

Fitness Video: 30 Seconds to a Better Butt

You're 30 seconds away from a better behind, and here's how. The Russian Squat Kick works your entire lower body, especially your butt, and you can do it anywhere, anytime, no excuses. You can see how I'm doing it in my backyard in the short video below. Start with your feet facing forward, about shoulder…