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Bad News: Your Gym Equipment Is Probably More Disgusting Than A Toilet

This may be a damn good excuse if you feel like skipping the gym today.

Apr 7, 2016

8 Creative Ways To Make Yourself Not Hate The Gym

How to become that girl that *gasp* actually likes going to the gym.

Mar 30, 2016

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Nov 16, 2014

3 Beauty Products to Take You From the Gym to Class

Most college girls are strapped for time as it is, which means that just fitting a workout in is an...

Jan 4, 2013

Kick Off A Healthy New Year In Style! [8 Under $20]

It's important to go to the gym feeling confident and in some of the greatest looking (and most affordable!) workout gear, you're sure to achieve that. I found some of my favorite looks this week from Under Armour, Nike, Athletica, and more all for less than $20.

Aug 20, 2012

What I Miss About College [The Weekly Ten]

This week my college goes back to school. I'm not going back. Since graduating, I've been wondering when it will hit me that I'm not in college anymore.

Apr 30, 2012

Building Muscle Without Hefting Huge Weights [Body Blog]

So is there still a value to the light weight, high rep workout style? A recent study says yes. The study, conducted in the Netherlands, showed that lifting light weights can be just as effective in building muscle tone as lifting heavier weights.

Nov 20, 2011

The 10 People You Hate At The Gym

It’s sometimes fun if you know there’s going to be someone you like there or if you just updated your iPod. But most of the time it’s a struggle just to change into your workout clothes. Not only do you have to worry about getting bored within five minutes, you also have to worry about the people you’ll run into and deal with at the gym.

Oct 3, 2011

Body Blog: Chicken Wings

We all deal with it. Waving down a taxi, cheering during a football game or flagging down that cute guy in your chem class. It's known as under arm flab or simply a trouble spot in the tricep area. It's frustrating to deal with this, when all you want to do is to wear sleeveless dresses and wave your hands like you just don't care! No worries, try out these fun moves and you'll be good in no time.

Aug 29, 2011

Body Blog: Back to School Health Roundup

The better you treat your body, the better you will feel. The better you feel, the more successful you’ll be in school and the more energy you’ll have for the really fun stuff. Read on to learn how you can use the latest discoveries in health and fitness to stay healthy, happy, and motivated this school year.

Aug 7, 2011

The Newbie’s Guide to Owning the Gym

Okay, so I guess I’m a gym rat. I am the one who loves to get to my campus fitness center when it opens at 6:30 in the morning (and who was infuriated when the opening was delayed from 6:00 a.m.). And I have tried just about every class and machine offered on the commercial market. At various times in my life, I have been the yoga class-clown who slips out of downward dog -- and eventually the student fellow classmates look to as a model. I like to say I’ve seen a lot of different ways of exercising and done a lot of different exercises, which means I’ve made every mistake imaginable along the way.

Jul 22, 2011

Celebs Leaving the Gym

So you think celebs get out of bed all skinny and perfect and shiny? Well, maybe they do. But because everyone loves to stalk celebs at every single moment in their lives, we also know that they hit up the gym sometimes just to keep up appearances.

Jun 28, 2011

Body Blog: Beautiful Booty

Whether you want one as big as Kim Kardashian's or something more subtle like J-Lo's (ok, it's not that subtle, but in comparison...) I have the perfect plan for you. While squats and lunges are my quick go-to favorite, they can get a little boring. Here are some easy ways to spice up your workout routine.

Mar 21, 2011

Body Blog: New Toys for the Gym

This past week, I attended the IHRSA fitness convention here in San Francisco. Besides ogling all of the ridiculously ripped trainers, I got a sneak peek at our industry's latest innovations. Boy, is there a lot of new equipment out there! So long to those boring dumbbells and hello to these quirky new toys.

Feb 25, 2011

Birthday Faves: 21 Things I Learned in My 21st Year

Just last February, I was planning my 21st birthday party. Now, I’m facing 22 (or as I like to call it 21+1) straight on. Even though the last twelve months have gone by, it feels like just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas. For my 21st. Because just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas.

Jan 31, 2011

Spring Break Sexy: Get Real

It's hard to believe when you've got snow melting into your Uggs, but Spring Break is just around the corner. For me, a girl who has a countdown to the next Spring Break starting the day Spring Break ends, that news couldn't be better. But for those of you who are having that "OMG I HAVE TO BE IN A SWIMSUIT IN 6 WEEKS?!" meltdown, this is less than a pleasant realization.

Jan 4, 2011

8 Under $20: Workout Clothes [GALLERY]

In order to motivate myself to work out, I've decided to buy myself some cute new workout clothes. The idea is that I'll feel obligated to use the clothes since I spent money on them, and I'll also want to show off how cute I look in my new workout gear.

Nov 8, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Waiting to Work Out

After finishing another long day of classes (a whole 3 hours!), you head home to grab a quick snack and go to the gym. You don’t even let yourself sit down or get comfortable, knowing that getting near that couch – even for a moment – means you would never get up again.

Jul 27, 2010

The Ten Happiest (And Most Affordable) Places in the World

The Huffington Post just released a list of the 10 Happiest Places in the World. I was totally excited to recognize some of the places on the list and book my one-way ticket to nirvana, but had to reconsider when I didn’t even realize where some of these places were. Vanuatu? Hidakagwa? While the pictures are beyond amazing, I’m thinking the price tags that accompany a stay in these locations would be more than my college-girl budget could accommodate.

Jun 15, 2010

Create Your Own Summer Fitness Challenge

While the rest of the world is inundated with ads encouraging them to get “slim by summer”, us college ladies are on a slightly different page. You see, for the many of us that aren’t taking summer classes, summer is a time to kick it a little bit slower, relax (while we’re not working or interning), and escape the constant pressure of being surrounded by young, good looking people 24/7.

Feb 19, 2010

Ten Things Every Girl Needs to Know

It's time to man up, ladies, and empower yourselves to live life without the aid of Prince Charming. Not only does this make our lives a whole lot easier (hello, do you really want to wait around for someone to jump-start your car?), but sometimes it's safer to take matters into our own hands (instead of asking some rando to do it for us).

Feb 7, 2010

21 Things I Learned in My 21st Year

Just last February, I was planning my 21st birthday party. Now, I’m facing 22 (or as I like to call it 21+1) straight on. Even though the last twelve months have gone by, it feels like just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas. For my 21st. Because just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas.

Jan 19, 2010

8 Under $20: Overstock

You've seen the commercials (and most likely remember them because they used to discuss "the big O"), but have you actually perused The site might be overwhelming to some, but that is because it is chock full of awesome deals on clothes, shoes and accessories (in addition to home goods, decor and linens). brings you items that are marked down by up to 80% (!!) and they ship fast and cheap.

Jan 5, 2010

I Hate You, Resolutioners

I don't make resolutions for the new year. Not only do I know I will not keep them, but I also know that anything important enough to give up on December 31st should probably be given up on any other day. I tried to give up cake once - what a disaster. Just knowing the 31st was coming and that I would soon be without my beloved buttercream sent me on a downward spiral that resulted with me, a fork and a missing Costco sheet cake.

Oct 19, 2009

Body Blog: Pass Up The Cool Down

While most people’s gym routines differ – I, for one, have always been an elliptical girl and hate the stationary bike – it’s safe to assume that almost everyone incorporates a “cool down” into their cardio program. After running for 30 minutes at 7 miles per hour, you’ll knock your speed down to 3 and spend five minutes jogging or walking before you hop off the machine.

Oct 13, 2009

We’ve All Been There: The Workout Aches

Between the nightly orders of cheese fries and the daily “I’m too tired/busy/stressed/wrapped up in this Friends marathon to go to the gym” you’ve let yourself go. And based on how much work it takes to get those bootcuts over your thighs, it’s all beginning to catch up with you. So when Sunday rolls around you put your (chubby) foot down and decide it’s time to get back in gear.

Oct 10, 2009

Drink More, Exercise More. Because That Makes Sense

According to a recently published study in the September/October issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion, those who are more likely to drink are also more likely to drag themselves to the gym (hungover or otherwise). Lead author Michael French, Ph. D says that “Alcohol users not only exercised more than abstainers, but the differential actually increased with more drinking."

Oct 8, 2009

Coupled. The Go-To Gal

As I said last week, when I'm with my friends I tend to feel like the mom of the group. Well, I've recently discovered that there are some perks to being the momma of the group and the only girl in my group in a long term relationship. I've become the one that everyone else comes to for advice or when they have an awkward relationship/sex questions.