Revive Your One Direction Phase With These 1D-Themed Workouts

There are few things that make me more nostalgic than the summer of 2013 when I was deep [and, I mean DEEP] into my One Direction phase. If we’re being honest, my directioner persona still lingers to this day and I’m not ashamed of it. So, what better way to ~spice~ up my workout routine […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Natalee Barnett’s Women’s-only Gym

On Jan. 30, Natalee Barnett tweeted “I’m only 21 and I’m about to build a women’s-only gym.”  Not even 24 hours later, the tweet had gone viral and currently has almost 500 thousand likes and 30 thousand retweets. It’s safe to say that a women’s-only gym is not only a want, but a necessity in […]

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DR. LA Thoma Gustin’s Best Full-Length Live Workouts

Like many fitness trainers, Dr. LA Thoma Gustin took advantage of 2020’s stay-at-home orders to bring full length workouts into her followers’ homes. From April to August, LA live-streamed full-length workouts throughout the week, each one targeting a different muscle group. Fortunately for those of us who have gotten into a workout rut over the […]

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Orangetheory Fitness Pushes Your Body Out of its Comfort Zone

Ever since I first began my fitness journey, Orangetheory Fitness is something that has been high up on my list of workouts to try. I was always intrigued by the idea of using three different methods of training within one workout and had heard great things about it from friends and family who had taken […]

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Luxe Fitness Offers Cardio-Intensive Classes With Zero Running

Well, we’ve reached that time of year again where I’m home for the holidays and my break is long enough that I don’t want to stop my workout routine, but not long enough for me to invest in a gym membership. So, once again I was on the hunt for the best at-home workouts.  One […]

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Sweat It Reload Takes Sarah’s Day’s Workouts to the Next Level

A little bit ago, I completed Sweat It to Shred It by Sarah’s Day and absolutely fell in love with the format of the fitness program! I loved how all of the workouts could easily be completed from home with no equipment at all, yet still left your muscles sore for days. By the end […]

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The Best Yoga Flows From Yoga With Adriene

One thing I’m constantly working on within my own personal health and fitness journey is strengthening my yoga practice. Yoga has SO many benefits, both physical and mental, and it’s been a goal of mine to practice more frequently. Although many studios have closed or limited their class sizes due to COVID, Yoga With Adriene […]

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Product Review: Women’s Best Supplements

Within the past few years, I have leaned on fitness as an outlet for stress relief, confidence and an overall mood booster. However, until about a year ago, I wasn’t properly fueling my body for the work I was putting it through. I knew I needed to start helping myself and started researching protein supplements […]

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Sarah’s Day’s Sweat It to Shred It Intensifies Home Workouts

If you know anything about me, you know that this Sweat Rec was inevitable. It’s no secret that I absolutely ADORE Sarah’s Day and the way she advocates for a healthy lifestyle rather than quick diets or health trends. So, upon completing her first workout program, Sweat It to Shred It, of course I have […]

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MyFitness Suites Promotes Individuality Among Trainers

A common struggle within the boutique-style fitness community is its lack of variety. Boutique fitness’s strength lies in the specialization of one specific style of training [think, PureBarre, CorePower Yoga, etc.]. Sure, they may offer a variety of barre-style or yoga-inspired classes, but the studio itself specializes in that specific style of training. For highly […]

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Kick Up Your Running Routine With Nike Run Club

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with running. When I was in elementary school, the extent of my running was the annual gym class mile and whatever my soccer coaches made us do during practice [I did not love it]. In high school, I tried to pick up running as a way to stay active […]

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Kelsey Wells’s PWR at Home Program Offers Convenient Strength Training Program

If you’ve been following my blog from the beginning, you already know that I’ve always struggled to stay consistent with at-home workouts. However, the COVID-19 stay-at-home order forced me to get creative with whatever equipment I had lying around my house. So, when the SWEAT app offered a month-long free trial period, I jumped at […]

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Attack Every Muscle Group With This Nine-Week Strength Training Plan

When I used a squat rack for the first time, I was completely intimidated. I was brought into the weight room at my school’s gym with my CHAARG small group and another CHAARGie was teaching us the basics of weight lifting. Prior to this, the only experience I had with weights was with light dumbbells, […]

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Pure Barre’s Empower & Reform Brings New Intensity to Isometric Movements

I’ll admit, it has been a while since I’ve been able to get into a Pure Barre studio. But, when I was in high school I was taking classes regularly and LOVING it! If you’re not familiar with Pure Barre workouts, it is essentially a full body workout that uses low-impact movements to “lift, tone […]

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Friday Favs: Cardio Workouts

Let’s face it, unless you’re an avid runner [in which case, I commend you], cardio is one of the most dreaded workouts for most of us. When the weather is nice, an outdoor run can make it a bit more tolerable, but you can 100% count me out for a three-mile run on a treadmill […]

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Body Attack is the Ideal Cardio Workout if You Hate Running

Les Mills, a national fitness organization dedicated to inspiring people to fall in love with fitness, has the perfect cardio workout for fitness junkies who just don’t vibe with standard steady state cardio [aka, yours truly]. Body Attack is a 30- to 55-minute workout that focuses primarily on cardio moves while incorporating a bit of […]

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Strong by Zumba Brings a New Meaning to Cardio Dance

Over the years, Zumba has become widely known for its low-impact cardio dance routines and with my lack of rhythm, I have never personally enjoyed its workouts. So, when OU CHAARG brought Strong by Zumba to campus as its first weekly workout, I was a bit hesitant to attend. But, I couldn’t pass up the […]

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Living Fitness Blends Boutique Fitness Classes with Box Gym Intensity

The fitness culture on the Westside of Cincinnati may not be that of New York City [with a boutique fitness studio seemingly on nearly every block], but it is a motivated, tight-knit community nonetheless. Over the past few years, the Westside has blossomed from solely generic gym franchises to a variety of studios, like PureBarre […]

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Brittne Babe’s 21 Day Challenge Makes Home Workouts Enjoyable

As much as I look forward to going home for winter break, I also dread how my workout routine often suffers during that time. I’ll admit, when I’m at school I definitely take the access I have to its gym for granted. After 15 weeks of growing accustomed to a full-service rec center that is […]

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