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Fitness Active 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Stretching

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Stretching

Flexibility training is an essential, yet often overlooked health-related component of fitness, offering numerous health benefits when performed regularly. Here are 10 reasons why you should be stretching on a regular basis.

Wellness Active Why There’s No Such Thing as “The Best” Exercise

Why There’s No Such Thing as “The Best” Exercise

“What is the best exercise I should be doing?” Every health and fitness professional has been asked this question at one time or another, but if there’s one thing the research has shown over the past several decades it’s that, when it comes to exercise, there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all. ACE Pro Jessica Matthews offers three important factors to consider when explaining to clients and participants why there is no single “best” exercise for everyone.

Active 4 Alternatives to Morning Coffee

4 Alternatives to Morning Coffee

While forgoing a morning cup of coffee may seem unimaginable, there are some other tasty drink options that can also energize your mind and body first thing in the morning. Whether you’re looking for a warm beverage choice with little or no caffeine, or seeking a little caffeinated variety beyond your traditional cup of joe, consider giving these expert-recommended, non-coffee alternatives a try.

Fitness Active 5 Full-body BOSU Exercises Favorited By Master Trainers

5 Full-body BOSU Exercises Favorited By Master Trainers

Five of the country’s leading master trainers share their favorite full-body, go-to moves using the BOSU Balance Trainer.

Wellness Active Mitigate Holiday Stress With Meditation

Mitigate Holiday Stress With Meditation

With the holiday season upon us, if you find yourself feeling a bit overwhelmed, consider giving yourself the greatest gift of all—a moment each day for meditation. Learn how to cultivate a sense of calm and peace and nourish your body, mind and spirit this holiday season by putting these guiding principles into practice.

Career Active What Health Coaches Wish They Knew Earlier in Their Careers

What Health Coaches Wish They Knew Earlier in Their Careers

To help you set yourself up for career success and longevity as a health coach, certified health and wellness coaches from around the country offer words of wisdom and practical advice they wish they had received earlier in their coaching careers.

Fitness Active A Yoga Routine to Energize Your Morning (No Coffee Needed)

A Yoga Routine to Energize Your Morning (No Coffee Needed)

Start your morning off right with this time-efficient and thoughtfully designed at-home yoga routine. With a combination of invigorating breathing techniques and dynamic variations of postures, this sequence is designed to enhance stability and mobility, heighten awareness and prepare you for whatever the day may throw at you.

Career Active 7 Tips for a Successful Health & Fitness Blog

7 Tips for a Successful Health & Fitness Blog

Thinking about starting your own health and fitness blog, but unsure where to start? Several of the country’s most well-established health and fitness bloggers share their personal tips for establishing and growing a successful blog.

Fitness Active 5 Tips for New Yoga Teachers

5 Tips for New Yoga Teachers

Each individual who graduates from a yoga teacher training is on a different path. Some new graduates head straight into teaching full-time. Some ease their way in slowly or teach one class per week, while others never teach at all, instead using teacher training as a way to deepen their own practices. They’re all wonderful options! But if you’re a newly-minted yoga instructor and you’re ready to jump into the world of teaching, there are some key points to keep in mind.

Active 5 Reasons People Love Group Fitness Classes (and Why You Will, Too)

5 Reasons People Love Group Fitness Classes (and Why You Will, Too)

With class schedules expanding at gyms around the country and boutique fitness studios booming, it’s clear that people are flocking to group fitness classes—and with good reason. Group fitness classes offer the opportunity to experience movement in positive, memorable, and purposeful ways, inspiring meaningful change both physically and mentally. Here are the top five reasons people love group fitness classes, and why you will, too.

Career Active 10 Reasons I Love Being a Group Fitness Instructor

10 Reasons I Love Being a Group Fitness Instructor

As a group fitness instructor (GFI) for the past 16 years, I can personally attest to the unparalleled and pivotal role that instructors play in the world of health and fitness. Here are the top 10 reasons why I love being a GFI, and why you will, too.

Fitness Active Yoga For Kids:  6 Animal-inspired Poses

Yoga For Kids: 6 Animal-inspired Poses

Thinking about introducing your kids to yoga, but not sure where to start? These 6 animal-inspired poses encourage children to get creative by imitating some of their favorite animals, while also empowering them to explore physical activity and the mind-body connection in a fun new way.

Fitness Active Yoga For Active Older Adults: 6 Accessible Poses to Enhance Functional Capacity

Yoga For Active Older Adults: 6 Accessible Poses to Enhance Functional Capacity

Yoga does a body good at any age. And, with the use of props such as blankets, blocks and chairs, individuals of all ability levels can experience the many physiological and psychological benefits that yoga offers. This six-pose yoga series was designed to enhance overall function and well-being, with a focus on improving balance, increasing flexibility, building strength and promoting relaxation.

Fitness Active Yoga for Cardio Lovers: 8 Poses to Build Strength

Yoga for Cardio Lovers: 8 Poses to Build Strength

If your fitness routine largely consists of activities like running, walking or cycling, you might be missing out on the benefits of resistance training. This yoga-focused workout, which uses body weight and the support of props to enhance muscular strength and endurance, is a great way to introduce this essential component to your training regimen.

Fitness Active Yoga For 9 to 5ers: 6 Poses to Enhance Posture

Yoga For 9 to 5ers: 6 Poses to Enhance Posture

If you’re one of the many individuals with a desk job, adding yoga to your workout regimen can help counteract the effects of sitting all day. These simple moves will help improve posture, minimize incidents of low-back pain, decrease the risk of injury, and enhance overall movement quality.

Fitness Active Yoga for Weightlifters: 7 Poses for Increased Range of Motion

Yoga for Weightlifters: 7 Poses for Increased Range of Motion

Flexibility is an important component of a well-rounded fitness routine, especially for those who tend to gravitate towards strength training. Incorporating these yoga poses into your workout regimen will help increase range of motion, as well as enhance stability and mobility.

Fitness Active Yoga For Beginners: 6 Poses to Enhance Stability and Mobility

Yoga For Beginners: 6 Poses to Enhance Stability and Mobility

Studies prove yoga enhances your lifestyle. These poses will make adding this form of exercise to your workout regime comfortable and unintimidating.

Active Boxing-inspired Workout

Boxing-inspired Workout

Jab, cross and hook your way to a stronger body with this boxing-inspired workout that combines punches and defensive techniques with strength and power-building bodyweight exercises to torch calories and challenge your entire body in one fun and time-efficient workout session.

Active The No-equipment Needed Workout

The No-equipment Needed Workout

No equipment? No excuses. This fun and effective equipment-free workout combines six creative exercises into one complete total-body workout that will improve your fitness using nothing more than your own bodyweight.

Active A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga: 5 Widely Practiced Poses

A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga: 5 Widely Practiced Poses

Intrigued by yoga, but unsure where to start? This handy guide includes step-by-step instructions on how to find alignment with five of the most widely practiced poses, including child’s pose, downward facing dog, upward facing dog, warrior II and tree pose.

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