The Ultimate Indoor Cycling Guide

Riding a bike that doesn’t go anywhere seems simple, but if you’re intimidated to try your first indoor cycling class, we get it. There’s a lot to think about. From proper bike height and form to clipping in to following along with the instructor (in the dark!), knowing what you’re getting into can help you walk into class with confidence. Before you clip in, we tapped expert indoor cycling experts to give you all the info you need to make you a pro in the saddle.

Your Vital Guide To Fueling Every Workout, And Why That Should Include Collagen

Historically, collagen has been considered a “beauty-from-within” ingredient; however it has also been linked to a variety of other benefits, specifically those synonymous with athletic performance. Along with boosting a youthful appearance**, and promoting hair and nail health**, it can also support healthy bones, tendons, ligaments and joints.** We tapped our in-house Registered Dietitian and Performance Education Lead Tom Smurr, RD, to share how to fuel every workout and why that should include collagen.

Community Helps These 4 Female Trainers Succeed In A Male-Dominated Industry

March is Women’s History Month and March 8 is International Women’s Day. In celebration, Lively connected with four strong female leaders in fitness to get the scoop on what they’ve done to help bolster their success. Turns out there’s one common theme—empowered women empower women. From sharing mantras to sharing what helped them overcome obstacles, you’ll feel extra empowered and inspired by their journeys. Read on!

How This Barry’s Instructor Helps Others Find Joy In Working Out

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we asked Barry’s trainer, run coach and Brave Body Project Co-Founder Lindsey Clayton to share her experience as successful female trainer, run coach and motivator. Read our interview below to get the scoop on her love of training, what inspired her create a welcoming space for runners of all abilities and (of course) her favorite ways to incorporate Vital Proteins® collagen into her daily wellness routine.

How This Trainer Empowers Others To Reach Their Goals

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we asked trainer, run coach and Brave Body Project Co-Founder Amber Rees to share her experience as successful female trainer, run coach and motivator. Read our interview below to get the scoop on her love of training, what inspired her create a welcoming space for runners of all abilities and (of course) her favorite ways to incorporate Vital Proteins® collagen into her daily wellness routine.

Athlete Colleen Quigley Wants To Normalize Bad Days

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Established in 1949, the goal of the month is to raise awareness of those living with mental illness and increase awareness of the impact of mental health and wellness on a person’s overall health. As of 2020, nearly one in five adults live with a mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Lively caught up with steeplechaser and Vital Athlete Colleen Quigley, who has been open about her own mental health journey. Read all about it below.

The Best Morning Workout Routine To Help Boost Your Metabolism

If hitting the snooze button translated into logged miles, our cardio routine could be done before we even got out of bed. Unfortunately, the only thing hitting the snooze button will do is delay getting a good morning workout in. Working out in the morning can be a great way to start your day strong. One reason: your cortisol (the stress hormone that keeps you alert) levels typically are higher in the morning. Here's what to know.

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Gym Equipment

You’ve taken the first step and signed up for a gym membership. Now what? The jungle-like assortment of gym equipment can leave some beginners scratching their heads or maybe even avoiding some of it entirely. Stepping into a gym can be intimidating—so we’re here to help! Don’t let And, our biggest tip: seek advice from a licensed personal trainer. They’ll be able to suggest a workout routine that’s right for you, and make sure you’re using machines properly.

VITAL PROTEINS® AND JENNIFER ANISTON LAUNCH NEW CAMPAIGN & PROTEIN AND COLLAGEN BARS

Jennifer Aniston joined the Vital Proteins® team as Chief Creative Officer in 2020. Since stepping into this role, the award-winning actor has helped to bring Vital Proteins’ mission — empowering others to live fuller, more vibrant lives — to the world. And now, Aniston has collaborated with Vital Proteins to put her own unique spin on an exciting new product—Vital Proteins® & Jennifer Aniston™ Collagen and Protein Bars.

Here’s How Poor Posture Can Wreck Your Running Performance

If you’ve been working from home since the pandemic began, you might still turn to the couch or bed as your work space. But, as it turns out, hunching over your computer all day in places that aren’t exactly ergonomic could be wreaking havoc on your runs. Even if you do work at a traditional desk, chances are your shoulders still round forward and/or lift up by the ears, you tuck your pelvis way underneath you, or you sit with your legs in less than ideal positions.

This 15-Minute Core Challenge Will Help Build Stability Using Bodyweight Moves

When you’re doing core exercises, you should incorporate moves that focus on core stability, which not only strengthen your abs but also helps your functional movement and balance. This circuit of core exercises, created by Kara Miklaus, NASM-certified trainer and co-owner of WORK in Irvine, California, includes moves that focus on stability as well as core mobility, which force your core muscles to actually create the movement.

How Do Fitness Levels of E-Bikers Compare to Those Who Ride Regular?

• Research published in Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives found that those who ride e-bikes get more exercise minutes per week than those who ride normal bikes. • E-bikers also reported significantly longer trip distances, whether riding and e-bike or conventional bike. • Those who switched from public transportation or car trips to using e-bikes for transportation also saw a spike in fitness levels.

The Key to Successful Miles Is to Warm Up Before Running

Once you’re ready to run, it’s tempting to shoot out the door at top speed, or forego a running warmup in the interest of saving time. But heading out of the gates at full throttle without a proper prerun warmup is a recipe for disaster: injury. If you start out too fast, you run the risk of pulling a muscle, tweaking a tendon, bone, or joint, or getting into a pace that you simply can’t sustain. The result? You end up slowing down and burning out before you’re done with your workout.

Having Trouble Getting Out the Door in Cold Weather? This Warmup Will Help

You’ve heard time and time again about how you need to warm up before a run, particularly with some dynamic stretches that prep your muscles for movement. Well, that’s even more important if you literally have to warm up prior to clocking miles in the frigid temperatures of winter. Some of our winter-run loving readers do moves like burpees, jumping jacks, and a few laps of the couch to help them get the most of their chilly miles—and make stepping outside into the cold a bit less of a shock.
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