toning

Jan 8, 2013

Weight-Free Workout For Your Upper Body [CC’s ShapeU]

for those of you pressed for time, even if it is just to meet your friends at the local coffee shoppe or froyo haven, try this quick and easy upper-body workout that doesn't require any weights! Fitness Blender made this awesome, step-by-step video with easy-to-follow instructions for exercises that will strengthen and tone your upper body without weights.

Oct 23, 2012

Beat the Workout Blues with Zumba [CC ShapeU]

Everyone has one of those days. You know, when you lounge around donning a mindless, blank stare after a long day, weighing the appeal of working out versus spoon feeding yourself Nutella while catching up on the latest episode of The Walking Dead.

May 24, 2012

Arm Circuit Workout [Dorm Room Workout]

I'm proud of my toned legs, but because my arms are weaker, I'm always looking for great arm workouts to build some upper body tone.

Dorm Room Workout Series: Bringing Up the Rear

I just have to come right out and say it -- 2011 is the Year of the Rear. Sure, some ladies like J.Lo have always been known for their fantastic behinds, but this year everywhere you turn people are fawning over curvaceous ladies like Kim Kardashian and Beyonce. So I’ve put together a quick, simple exercise series that will tone, shape and add you to the list of perfect posteriors in no time.

Nov 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.

Oct 3, 2011

Body Blog: Lovable Legs

With Halloween looming close, it seems that most of the costumes available to us require some (or total) revealing of the leg. To achieve that toned look, try out these killer moves for some sleek quads, hammies and glutes. And there's no excuse not to - you don't even need to go to the gym to get your leg toning on.

Oct 18, 2010

Apr 12, 2010

Body Blog: Want To Lose Weight Faster? Don’t Be Afraid of Heavy Weights

If you're like most gym-going girls, you believe that lifting any weight above 10 pounds will make you too bulky. There's a fine line between looking toned and looking like superwoman -- no one wants biceps that will make people think you've been chugging Muscle Milk.

Dec 14, 2009

Body Blog: Skip the Gym, Just Wear These Shoes?

It's strange, considering I write the a column on health and fitness, but I really don't like exercising. I like the benefits of exercising, though, so I'll do just about anything to get those without having to step foot into the stinky, sticky gym. So when a shoe company’s all, “PSH girl, you don’t need to go to the gym! Just wear these shoes instead!” I get a little excited.

Nov 23, 2009

Body Blog: Burn More Calories in Less Time!

Between classes, clubs, and work, my days start early and end really, really late. My stress levels are so high it's no surprise I often choose ice cream over vegetables and Degrassi (shh, don't tell!) over gymming it up. So when I do finally muster up the energy to make it to the gym I know I have to make it count.

Nov 9, 2009

Body Blog: Quick and Easy Full-Body Bench Tone Up

Typically, the weight room on college campuses is the “man’s domain” (as we control the cardio machine kingdom), so walking in there - never-mind actually using different machines while frat guys look on with tongues hanging out - seems less than appealing for many women. You think I'm gonna do some squats while that meat head looks on? No thank you.

Oct 1, 2009

The Doctor Is In: Exercising…Down There

Q: Everyone is always talking about Kegel exercises. Do those things really help? And do we really need to do them? I’ve had a boyfriend for 3 years (and we’ve been having regular sex for the entire time), so is it possible that I’m not as “toned” down there as I could be? Is that something I need to worry about?

Jul 22, 2009

Fit Finds: Exercise in Private…For Free!

Sometimes just the thought of working out at the campus gym was enough to give me a near-panic attack. When...

Jun 1, 2009

Body Blog: Tone & Tighten with Ballet

Forty-five minutes on the elliptical, on the treadmill or in a spin class - that's my usual cardio routine. But, like many fitness fanatics, I tend to get bored easily. There always comes a time when I crave a workout adventure to keep me motivated. So when my very good friend suggested I try something called Xtend I was totally down.