Could it be the sweaty gaze the two of you shared over the free weights? The fact that there are showers with naked people inside them close by? Or the fact that you’d like to distract yourself from the number of reps you’re pumping out? Either way, we’ve all formed a gym crush at some point. Behold, the stages of falling in love while working out.
If you’re a runner, shin splints are your (occasional) cross to bear. To help you cope, we’ve come up with a few things that suck slightly less than shin splints, because sometimes laughter is the best medicine.
Who has the willpower to resist the deluge of pumpkin-flavored-everything right now? (Not us!) We refuse to choose between festive fall treats and our skinny jeans. Stop wondering “how many calories do I need to burn now?” We’ve got the steps-to-calories breakdown for you. So go ahead. Embrace the fall-spiced craze—in moderation, natch. You can always walk it off.
From spandex-clad aerobics classes and Tae Bo tapes of yesteryear to more modern workout obsessions like Physique57, Soul Cycle and Pure Barre, fitness trend feels are very real. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a single digit checking account balance. Alas, all is fair in love and exercise. Here, the 12 stages of fitness class obsession.
Much like our wardrobes, friendships, and romantic interests, our workout tastes evolve over time (thankfully, because Tinder and eight-minute abs never really got us anywhere to begin with). Let’s take a walk down Metabolic Memory Lane and reminisce.
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When it comes to group exercise, I have no idea what I’m doing. In all of my twenty-three-and-a-half years, I’ve only ever participated in one fitness class. Now that I’m a college graduate and a certified GAW (grown-ass-woman), I decided to give the organized sweat sesh phenomenon another go with zumba, kickboxing, muscle pump, spinning, and yoga