I started practicing yoga about two years ago, and it changed my life in so many ways: yoga changed how I run, it helped with my anxiety, and it even redirected the course of my career, playing a huge role in how I ended up here at POPSUGAR as a fitness editor. The practice of yoga can totally be a metaphor for life off the mat – like when certain things come super easily for some people, but they’re totally challenging for you, leading you to feel crazy frustrated (sound familiar?). This was the case for me and headstand. I’ve been enviously watching friends make progress, while I flailed around with my legs (sort of) in the air, but nowhere[…]

3/16/173/16/17 This no-equipment-necessary move is an excellent way to work the booty and hamstrings while tightening up that often-overlooked lower part of your midsection. The good morning is also a great exercise to perfect your form for a deadlift. Here’s how to do a good morning — make sure you’re activating that lower ab section (transverse abdominis) and keeping your core stable to protect your back. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and place your hands on your hips (or at the back of your head) with your elbows opened wide. Pull your abs to your spine and keep your back neutral while pressing your butt backward, hinging at the hips, until your back is almost parallel to the floor.[…]

3/09/173/09/17 We might’ve spent our childhood embarrassing ourselves in an effort to replicate Britney Spears’s dance routine with our friends, but who knew that things would come full circle and we’d be following her workout moves years later? Britney is constantly flaunting her impressive yoga skills on Instagram, but now it’s her ab workout that’s got us ready to hit the gym. She recently worked out with celebrity trainer Ashley Conrad, who had Britney using a box for a sweat-dripping ab session. She makes it look too easy! While we’re typically using that box for triceps dips and step-ups, Britney’s video has us ready to take on the box for our next set of v-sits. POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media[…]

Ab and Butt Workout | POPSUGAR Fitness Skip Nav Instagram Oscars Fun! Sculpt and Tone Your Booty and Abs With Our No-Equipment 10-Minute Workout Healthy Recipes This Chicken-Stuffed Avocado Is the Easiest Healthy Lunch You’ll Make Healthy Eating Tips Why It’s Important to Stop Drinking Shots of ACV Wellness 13 Things to Do Every Morning to Stay Healthy and Energized Photo 1 of 11   ← Use Arrows Keys → 1 Sculpt and Tone Your Booty and Abs With Our No-Equipment 10-Minute Workout These trainer-favorite moves are going to totally rock your core and burn those booty muscles. There are five ab exercises from Barry’s Bootcamp trainer Erica Stenz and five booty exercises from Equinox trainer Caroline Jordan; you’re going to[…]

How to Stretch Your Abs | POPSUGAR Fitness Skip Nav Subscribe to the Must Have Box Let Your Abs Say Ahh With These Stretches Beginner Fitness Tips The 5 Worst Mistakes I Made as a New Runner and How You Can Learn From Them Healthy Recipes 77 Snacks to Satisfy Hunger, All Under 150 Calories Shay Mitchell Shay Mitchell’s Secret to Looking Fit? This Insane Gym Routine Photo 1 of 8   ← Use Arrows Keys → 1 Let Your Abs Say Ahh With These Stretches After an intense session of core exercises, your abs are screaming for relief. Here are some stretches you can do right after working your abs to help relieve soreness the next day. What’s Your Reaction?[…]

Total Body Bodyweight Workout | POPSUGAR Fitness Skip Nav Subscribe to the Must Have Box Here’s a Total Body, No Equipment, Under 10-Minute Workout Personal Essay My 6-Month CrossFit Transformation Isn’t What I Thought It’d Be Beginner Fitness Tips 5 Reasons Working Out at Night Will Change Your Life Intermediate Workouts This Plank Workout Challenges Every Muscle and You Can Print It Photo 1 of 9   ← Use Arrows Keys → 1 Here’s a Total Body, No Equipment, Under 10-Minute Workout Short on time, but need a butt-kicking total body workout? We’ve got your back . . . and arms . . . and legs and booty and abs. This quick, effective, and challenging workout uses every muscle group, so[…]