As obvious as some gym etiquette reminders may seem, you’d be surprised to see how often they are ignored. These are Travel Well’s top 10 rules for every gym.
On the surface, the fitness industry can seem empowering and feminist, or at least attempt to, but a closer look reveals otherwise. These tips from a professor and fitness instructor will help you make your fitness more feminist with less body shaming and more empowerment.
Every year we put together our favorite gifts for travelers, adventurers, health nuts and fitness buffs–things we and our readers will love and use–and all 50 gifts are under $50! Bookmark this guide to make your holiday shopping easy as pie.
With benches and climbing equipment, Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber knew a playground could become the perfect place for a creative workout that would be an ideal challenge for her and a fun morning for her active child. The next time you’re traveling—with or without kids—find a playground and test out these moves for a great workout on the go.
Many of us spend a lot of time and money searching for bras that fit comfortably with the right amount of support, only to look forward to taking them off at the end of the day. After Travel Well’s test of the adjustable Handful sports bra, for the first time in my life, I genuinely look forward to putting a bra ON. The Handful has become a wardrobe staple for 5 key reasons, and it just may become yours, too.
For many, pull ups are out of reach, but that doesn’t mean they have to stay that way. We’ve teamed up with Perfect Fitness to bring you a 30-day workout series to take you from zero to pull-up pro, plus a chance to win a Perfect Pullup home workout system!
One of the first things you’ll notice about Polly Crathorne is her big smile. After that you’ll probably notice the ease of the conversation and her general easy-going attitude. You may even take note of her affinity for funky patterned fabrics. What you probably won’t pick up on is that sitting across from you is the first woman and youngest person to kite across the English Channel. Crathorne is a professional kite surfer who currently holds four kiting world records. She has travelled to 25 different countries and is attending university as a full time student.
And she is only 21 years old.
Even if you haven’t heard it called the Quantified Self Movement, you’ve heard of its members and practices, and chances are you’re a part of it. Find out why the trend in tracking health data has taken off in recent years and how you can use it to your advantage in this infographic.
Foam rollers are commonplace in fitness facilities, physical therapy clinics and locker rooms for valued benefits that include helping to correct bad posture, treating injuries, relieving aches and pains, and a host of other reasons to add it to your routine. We’ve teamed up with Tina Garnaat, the brand manager of fitness at TriggerPoint, on this introductory guide to foam rolling.
Disc golf isn’t new, but it’s seen significant growth in courses, events and players (Allen included) over the last decade. The appeal is evident: It’s fun, it can be relatively easy to pick up, courses can be found in many areas, and it’s cheap to play recreationally.
Next time you’re on your yoga mat, abandon your safety net to try this series of moves for Crane Pose, a great strength and balance pose that will give you the courage–and excitement–to step outside of your comfort zone.
Even a single small step outside of my comfort zones is an adventure in itself. As I hung upside down from the silks in a move I once thought impossible, my old boundaries faded behind me and exciting unexplored territory stretched endlessly ahead.
Lauren P. of Two Fit Girls shares why getting out of your comfort zone is great for your fitness, comfort-zone-challenging travel workouts included!
To help you cross the finish line in any new distance up to a marathon, Travel Well has developed the ultimate running guide just for you, covering everything from selecting your event and how to stay motivated through those tough training days. With the proper resources, guidance and encouragement, running your first race goes from something overwhelming and impossible to a check mark on your to-do list.
When investing in running gear, a few key accessory pieces can eliminate the need for unnecessary purchases–or worse, injuries–down the road: socks, headwear and hydration systems.
One of the healthiest things we can do for ourselves is to stay adequately hydrated, and one of the healthiest things we can do for our planet is protect it from our wasteful garbage. At the intersection of the two is a simple habit: using a reusable water bottle instead of the single use plastic variety. We’re always looking for ways to help readers make the switch, so we took Clean Bottle up on their offer to test their new Tritan Square Bottle line.
Get your fitness on in a star (and sweat) spangled manner with Two Fit Girls’ Independence Day-inspired workout routine! All you’ll need is a mat and a stability ball (and maybe some red, white and blue workout attire) to celebrate birthday of the good ol’ USA with this core and cardio series all summer long.
This equipment free, travel-friendly workout can be done anywhere with no equipment in 30 minutes or less.
Walking is one of the healthiest and most scenic travel options, and it’s cost free for our wallets and the environment. So why do we choose other options when we have the ability to walk to the next spot on our itinerary?