Need an extra boost before a 5K, half-marathon, or triathlon? Make your coffee work harder for you with this trick we picked up from Disneyland executive chef and Ironman triathlon competitor Chris Faulkner. He cuts caffeine for three weeks leading up to race-day – completely. Seriously. No coffee, no matcha – nothing. On race-day, he makes a coffee protein smoothie, which he told us feels like rocket fuel since his body hasn’t had caffeine in so long. While you’re heightening the performance-enhancing, calorie-burning effects of coffee, you’re also going to reap the, eh, . . . digestive . . . benefits of introducing caffeine into your caffeine-cleansed system. What we’re trying to say is you’ll definitely get things “moving” in[…]

Not only is an at-home workout excuse-proof, since it’s free, it will only cost you calories! Check out this full-body circuit workout that fits in your living room. It takes about 20 minutes to do, and other than a chair, it requires no props. Instructions: After warming up with light cardio for five minutes, repeat each three-exercise circuit twice, resting for 60 seconds after completing one rep of an entire circuit. Click here to download a PDF of the workout that you can print. It looks best printed in color and fits on one page. Hang the workout up on your fridge to remind yourself to work it.

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[…]

This month, we are so frickin’ excited to get out and enjoy the sunshine and warmer temps (finally!). Of course we’ve got some great gear to help us stay energized, inspired, and supported on all our outdoor adventures. Check out our must haves for May! RelatedYo, Amazon Prime Has Insanely Cheap Workout Clothes (and They’re Actually Really Cute)

Need to give your workout clothing collection a little oomph? Let’s Spring clean your wardrobe and add some pizzazz. This ballet-inspired activewear trend is everywhere right now: lace-up, side-tying, crisscross leggings. Have you tried this style yet? This is a surprisingly affordable trend, with options in every price range. While some styles are $90, there are leggings on this list in the $9 to $15 zone! From Carbon38 to Manduka to Free People, you can give your standard yoga and dance tights a little edge and some flair with this subtle but uberstylish update. Boring leggings, be gone! RelatedThese Leathery Activewear Looks Will Heat Up Your Workout in a Whole New Way

Sometimes you don’t work out because you don’t have a ton of time. Sometimes it’s because you don’t know what exercise to do when you do have time. The 10-to-1 workout is here for you. It involves basic moves you can do anywhere, anytime, without any equipment, but this workout will target all your muscles and get your heart pumping. RelatedCrossFit-Inspired 200-Rep Bodyweight Workout Directions: Perform each exercise the designated number of reps, moving quickly but with proper form and attention to your breath. This workout should take you about three to four minutes to complete. 10 jumping jacks 9 squats 8 burpees 7 triceps dips (rest hands on a bench or on the floor) 6 alternating lunges (three on[…]

Hi there! We’re Hedy Phillips and Dominique Astorino, POPSUGAR Living and Fitness editors, respectively. We both got the chance to test out the brand-new Lululemon Enlite Bra at different workouts to see how it fits, feels, looks, and performs on two different body types. Hedy Phillips: I admittedly live in my Lululemon pants but am not one for working out a whole lot. Aside from just not enjoying many types of workouts (except dancing – I will do all the dancing), working out just makes me uncomfortable because it hurts my chest so much. I don’t have huge boobs, by any means, but they’re big enough that they make me uncomfortable, especially when I run. I’ve tried a variety of[…]

C9 Champion Focus ($37) We came across these C9 Champion training sneakers at Target and did a double take – those look familiar! If you’re thinking the same thing, it’s because they’re strikingly similar to APL’s popular TechLoom Pro; it’s essentially a direct knockoff, for less than one quarter of the price. C9 Champion’s Focus sneaker comes in at $37 (with a sale style in blue at $18), compared to the $160 price tag at APL. Related:These Rose Gold Sneakers Are Selling Out For a Very Good Reason APL TechLoom Pro ($160) While we cant vouch for comfort or quality (we’ve only tried the APL style), if you’re looking for an everyday streetwear style, these will do the trick .[…]

Our team at POPSUGAR got to try “the SoulCycle of yoga” at Ritual Hot Yoga in San Francisco. The high-powered class was one of my favorite yoga practices to date for a number of reasons. For one, the heated class is set in the dark, so even if your face is a faucet of sweat, you’re not worried about it. Mats were rolled out for us, as well as full-size and face towels. Instructors were in different parts of the room so you could have visual cues, while one instructor guided us through the flow verbally. During Savasana, instructors give neck and shoulder massages, while placing cold lavender towels over your eyes and face (yes, I’m serious). But that’s not[…]