With summer in sight, more of us are feeling self-conscious about our bodies -- and will enjoy the season less as a result. That's according to a new survey commissioned by Anytime Fitness.
76% of the 1,000 respondents said that they feel the same or worse about their body image this year. Another 53% plan to "cover up everything they can" at the beach. That doesn't bode well for fun in the sun.
Despite a freakish May snowfall here at Anytime HQ, summer has pretty much arrived for most of us in North America. It’s the time of year when everyone wants to be outside biking, hiking, running, golfing, swimming, gardening, grilling, or whatever your chosen activity may be.
It’s all-too-easy to skip the gym on days like these. But we’re here to set you straight. Turns out that now might just be the very best time to get in the gym. Self-serving? Most assuredly. But that doesn’t make it any less true! Allow us to explain.
We've all heard it before—one of the cornerstones of keeping a healthy body is keeping that body well-hydrated. Drinking water helps regulate your body temperature, transport nutrients and oxygen to the necessary parts of your body, lubricate joints, and flush out toxins and waste. But sometimes, even when we know what's best for us, it can be difficult to follow through. If you're battling with hydration, try some of these easy tricks to up your H20 intake.
Weighing over 400 pounds made me feel very nervous when walking into any place, let alone the gym. I always thought everyone was staring and judging me. It can be incredibly intimidating. But don't think you have to be in shape to join a gym. I wasn't and I lost over 200 pounds! Let me tell you a story.
"If You Think You Can't, You Can."
Warrior Dash is a mud-crawling, fire-leaping, extreme running event. This fierce running series is held on the most challenging and rugged terrain across the globe. And now, it’s also a great way to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital save children from cancer and other deadly diseases.
As the temperature rises, so should your workout intensity! This month's workout calendar has been designed to "take it up a notch." We'll keep things interesting by linking to some of our custom workouts right in the calendar. Just add in your favorite cardio and strength sessions at the gym and you'll keep charging ahead toward your goals.
In the highly anticipated Iron Man 3, Tony Stark is faced with a very important question: Is he in control of his own destiny or has it been chosen for him? For some of us, this is an ongoing question we can easily relate to. So here's your chance for a little workout retribution!
A lot of people feel they have to give up comfort food when they transition to a healthier diet. Wrong! And it's my personal mission to squash this myth. Most comfort foods can be made healthy (or, at least, healthier) and the truth is, some of the classic comfort foods are way healthier than you might expect.
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