Aesthetic to Asana: How I Discovered the True Benefits of Yoga

“Yoga? Isn’t that the new fad where skinny blonde women run around with rolled-up mats?” That’s what my dad told me when I broke the news to him that his daughter was going to use her UCSD education to become a full-time yoga instructor. I had to admit that simply from looking at social media … Read more

The 10-Minute Abs Workout You Can’t Miss

Pair this simple abs workout with a longer cardio session, or use it when you only have a few extra minutes in your day for a workout. Perform each exercise for 20 seconds, followed by 20 seconds of rest. Repeat the circuit twice, with two minutes of rest after you finish the first round. Plank with … Read more

Full Body Couples Workout for You and Your S.O.

Make a boring workout more fun by grabbing a partner and running through this couple’s workout. Repeat 3 to 5 times, 10 to 15 reps each.  Plank High Fives Medball Pass w/ Squats Crunch Passes Assisted Pistol Squat Leg Press Partner Leg Drop Wheelbarrow Pushup w/ Squats Side Plank High Five Check out all the exercises … Read more

10 Ways to Turn Your Health Goals Into Lifelong Habits

Most of us aspire to live the healthiest life we can, but it doesn’t always seem possible when stress and busy schedules keep us from meeting our health goals. Eating right and getting daily exercise are both important parts of being healthy, but you can’t forget about your emotional and mental needs. It’s all tied … Read more

Prehab: Foundational Exercises to Add to Your Routine

When we hear “rehab” in the fitness world, we often think of physical therapy and the rehabilitation that takes place following injury or surgery. Prehab isn’t as sexy as a power clean or snatch, isn’t as grinding as a deadlift, and isn’t as introspective as yoga. However, it’s something that should be included in every … Read more

How I Learned to Love My Body

“Jessica, remember, it’s going to take time,” said my therapist, six months into our sessions together, for the hundredth time. She knows me well—I’m a go-getter, I make things happen, I don’t wait for the changes to come, I make them come, and when they don’t appear all at once, my impatient self feels like I … Read more

10 Running Tips to Reach the Next Level

It’s easy to get into a running rut—you may even be in one now. A rut can come in many forms: You enjoy your runs, feel good from start to finish, but are doing the same route every day, going at the same pace—not improving. You’re bored, you don’t like the routes you’re used to … Read more

How My Daily To-Do List Reduces Anxiety

I’ve always been an organized person, but I didn’t realize that my to-do list could be a tool to manage the anxiety of my busy life. Instead of simply keeping me on track, it helps me visualize the work I have to do each day, and if you wake up with anxiety about having too much … Read more