Fitness and Exercise - Body Toning

Age-Appropriate Exercise Classes: A Growing Trend

Even when classes are advertised as appropriate for "all levels," instructors and students know that's not always accurate information. That's why fitness centers are now tailoring classes to fit the needs of specific demographics.

Protein Powder: Help or Hype?

In spite of the marketing claims, are protein powders really necessary for the typical weekend warrior or average guy who can't get to the gym more than a few times a week?

Get Fit While Spring Cleaning

Get ready to clean out the cobwebs, spruce up your space, and break a serious sweat with this power-cleaning, calorie-burning workout.

Post-Exercise Eating: Don't Undo Your Workout

If your calorie-burning workouts are often followed by calorie-crazed binges, you might as well not be exercising at all. So, how do you put an end to this vicious cycle? We've got eight effective ways.

5 Diet Busters

Trying to lose weight but can't? Well, before you place the blame on this or that, it may be time to take a good look at what you've been doing.

6 Truths About Exercise and Weight Loss

Many people are frustrated however; when after months of exercise classes, miles on the treadmill, and lifting the equivalent of the Empire State Building they still haven't lost an ounce. So, what's the truth about exercise and weight loss?

How a Fitness Role Model Can Help You

It's hard to reach your goals when you can't see them. That's where a fitness role model comes in.

How to Turn Your Walk into a Workout

What's the least expensive and most convenient way to get a total workout? Lace up your sneakers and walk out the door. Turning your walk into a workout is easy. Just follow these steps.

Mudding: The Newest Trend in Athletic Endeavor

"Mudding" is a growing trend in which the cardiovascular demands of a long-distance run is coupled with the physical demands of a military-style obstacle course and the carefree atmosphere of a summer-time musical festival.

Ginger May Relieve Post-Workout Pain

Ginger has long been known for its digestive healing powers. Now, studies are revealing another big benefit of this ancient favorite.

Kickbox Your Way to a Better Body

Kickboxing is a total-body, booty-kicking workout that's fun, makes you fast on your feet, and kicks you into the best shape of your life.

Burn More Calories With Shapewear

Could getting in shape be as simple as slipping on an extra layer? Quite possibly, if that layer is a certain brand of shapewear.

Is Your Workout Not Working Out?

If you're exercising regularly but not seeing results, you may have hit a plateau. What should you do? Follow these five tips to get back on track and meet your fitness goals.

Chocolate Milk May Boost Post-Workout Recovery

Studies show that lowfat milk is a better choice than sports drinks or soy beverages for replacing lost fluids and repairing muscles after endurance exercises and strength training.

Want to Get in Shape? Start Gardening

Gardening is more than just an enjoyable outdoor hobby. It's a real way to get fit.

The Short- and Long-Term Benefits of Exercise

Exercise does a body good. Not only is it the key to losing weight, it's also the key to healthy, happy golden years. But how exactly will it help you today and many years from now?

5 Perfect Pool Exercises

Exercising in the water is a fun way to achieve total body fitness, but you'll need to do more than splash around to reap those benefits. Try these five moves to tone your muscles and rev up your entire cardiovascular system.

How to Find the Perfect Exercise Mat

The right exercise mat can make all the difference when it comes to comfort, safety, and performance. But with all the mats available on the market, how do you know which one to choose?

Jazzercise: Dance Your Way To Fitness

If you're sick of the same old aerobics class and looking for something more motivating than the treadmill, this special form of fitness might just be your solution.

Fitness Secrets of Celebrity Moms

One day they're pregnant and the next, they're movie star slim again. How do Julia, Halle, and others do it? Read on to discover how celebrities get fit so fast after becoming new moms.

5 Thigh-Thinning Exercises

If you're already at a healthy weight or just want better muscle tone in your thighs, try these five exercises for slimmer thighs.

The Real Reason You Can't Get Flat Abs

You've crunched, balanced, stretched, and lunged. And still, your abs aren't flat. Are these exercises even worth it?

10 Ways to Overcome Exercise Burnout

While daily exercise seems doable in theory, few of us can sustain that bite into our already busy schedules. But perhaps the biggest obstacle is boredom. Here, 10 ways to keep the thrill going.

Elliptical Trainers, Treadmills, and More: Which is Best?

Rolling belts. Whirling petals. Gliding footplates. Every cardio machine promises intense muscle toning, exceptional calorie expenditure, and an effective cardiovascular workout.

What Kettlebells Will Do for Your Workout

If you've ever worked out with one of these cast iron balls, you know why. If you've never tried them, now may be the time to start.

Could Exercise Be the Best Treatment for Cellulite?


Have You Joined the Zumba Party?

Zumba isn't just the latest fitness craze; it's a way of transforming fitness into pure fun.

The 5 Best Core Exercises

A strong core is about so much more than six-pack abs. It's an important part of your overall health.

Get 3 Workouts in 1 with Circuit Training

This solution enables you to fit a total body workout into one short session.

8 Great Floor Exercises

Roll out the mat, and get down on the floor. We've got eight yoga and Pilates-inspired floor exercises to target your arms, legs, abs, glutes, and back.