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5 Exercises To Build Muscles Without A Gym Membership

5 Exercises To Build Muscles Without A Gym Membership

Most people think that the hardest part about building muscle is finding the time to go to the gym on a regular basis. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Follow these helpful tips the next time you think about ditching your workout.

Try This Full Body Glider Workout

Try This Full Body Glider Workout

Looking to up the ante with your at-home workouts? Try this full body glider workout. Depending on the type of floor you have, you can use either paper plates or towels for all of these moves. 

The Ultimate Guide to Lunch Time Fitness

The Ultimate Guide to Lunch Time Fitness

Fitting in time for a workout throughout the work week isn’t always easy. Instead of hunkering down at your desk for the day, try getting active at lunch. Not only will you feel great about finding time for fitness, you’ll discover yourself re-energized for the rest of the day.

7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Injuries While Staying Active

7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Injuries While Staying Active

Whether you’re running, swimming, spinning, dancing or playing a team sport, you’re getting out there and staying active — that’s great. What’s not so great is the possibility that your good intentions and steady training could be derailed by an injury. And, while some injuries are simply caused by bad luck or bad timing, others can be prevented if you know how. Here are seven ways to keep yourself healthy in more ways than one. 

Exercising with a Disability : Key Things to Consider

Exercising with a Disability : Key Things to Consider

If you suffer from a chronic condition that limits your mobility, you have certainly at some point felt unable to live life to the fullest. The more obvious limitations aside, the only thing that prevents you from being active and enjoying life as any other person are the limitations you impose on yourself, and the expectations you have of the phrase “live an active life”. Exercising is an activity where people with a disability feel like they are missing out on the most, but that is because we are shown what it looks like to be in full health and exercise. The truth is that there is a lot that you can do for yourself, disability or not.

Mighty March: A 31-Day Burpee Challenge

Mighty March: A 31-Day Burpee Challenge

"Fun" might not be the first word you'd attribute to burpees. Love 'em or hate 'em, just do them. You'll work your legs, arms, and core in the process. For the month of March, we challenge you to try our 31-Day Burpee challenge. You'll improve your stamina and get a full-body workout in the process.

6 Glute Activation Exercises For A Perky Booty

6 Glute Activation Exercises For A Perky Booty

Squatting and not seeing the results? There's a reason behind it. One of the questions I get asked frequently from ladies is, ‘Why isn’t my butt growing?I squat several times a day, but I do not see any changes’. The majority of these issues boil down to glute activation: not properly activating your glutes before you go into an intense leg day workout. 

7 Simple Ways to Fit In Exercise at Work and at School

7 Simple Ways to Fit In Exercise at Work and at School

It’s not always easy to squeeze in a gym session, but don’t let your fitness goals fall by the wayside. There are many easy ways to exercise at work or even at school! Get up and start moving, no gym required.

25 Days of Workout Dares: Your Fitness Advent Calendar

25 Days of Workout Dares: Your Fitness Advent Calendar

As delicious as chocolate may be, the days leading up to December 25th don't need to involve copious amounts of sugar. Dare to be active this holiday season. We put together a fitness advent calendar with 25 workout 'dares'. See if you can commit to our daily challenges - each day of the month will correspond to the number of reps you need to perform, or the duration of a particular exercise. While you're following our fitness advent calendar, be sure to use the #DaringDecember tag in all of your posts. This will help you to connect with other people around the world who are just as awesome as we think you are.

In a Workout Rut? Try These 6 Push-Up Variations

In a Workout Rut? Try These 6 Push-Up Variations

When your group fitness instructor commands you to drop down and give them twenty push-ups, you might cringe a little bit (or, a lot). If ordinary push-ups aren't challenging enough, it's time to switch things up. PumpUp member @elisesbodyshop demonstrated 6 different push-up variations that you can try at home. The beauty of these moves is that they don't require any equipment at all. Try these push-up variations regardless of your circumstances: whether you're rolling out of bed or rolling around sand at a beach.

4 Things They Didn't Tell You About Waist Training

4 Things They Didn't Tell You About Waist Training

It’s in the media, celebrities are using it, and it is advertised in magazines. Waist training is the ‘new trend’ and it has gained popularity amongst the female community by showing off the quick effects that one can achieve by using it. Females idolize a 'perfect' hour-glass figure with a cinched in waist. What some women fail to realize is that each person has a unique body type and this image of  what some perceive to be ‘the perfect body’ can be unrealistic. Waist training has made its way throughout history and is now making a major comeback in the 21st century. Waist trainers can appeal to many women: from new Moms who want to lose their baby weight such as Jessica Alba and Snooki, to women trying to lose weight faster. They may even find consumers in younger generations, who think that this practice is the new ‘normal’. Waist trainers claim to cinch your core, hips, and back.

Get a Flatter Stomach: 3 Quick Home Workouts (Beginner to Elite)

Get a Flatter Stomach: 3 Quick Home Workouts (Beginner to Elite)

Training for a flatter stomach or a stronger core is a great goal, but you can only hang out in a plank for so long before boredom really sets in. Do some crunches instead? Okay, but some traditional core exercises like crunches simply aren’t the best use of your time. You want fast results, right?

Try this Deck of Cards Workout

Try this Deck of Cards Workout

Playing cards aren't only for poker. Looking for a creative way to get your heart racing? This Deck of Cards Workout will leave you feeling like a million bucks. Grab a stack of playing cards to get started. If you can make it through an entire deck, you're a rockstar. The rules are fairly simple: assign an exercise to each 'suit'. We chose body-weight moves so that you can do this Deck of Cards workout anywhere you go

Try This No-Gym Partner Workout For Your Abs

Try This No-Gym Partner Workout For Your Abs

Achieving a strong core is tough stuff - there's no doubt about it. When you have a gym buddy, it's a lot more tolerable. This partner workout for your abs can be done without any equipment. No gym - just you and your best friend. Getting fit together has never been more fun or easy.

Everybody Should Try This Couple Workout

Everybody Should Try This Couple Workout

Grab a partner and break out a sweat, together. This couple workout is one that you can do anywhere. There's no gym equipment required. PumpUp member @rachaelgervais and her partner even filmed this couple workout while they were on vacation. Try it out and let us know how it goes. It's important to brace your core throughout all three movements.

Get Absolutely Sweaty With This Name Workout

Get Absolutely Sweaty With This Name Workout

Sorry in advance if you have a long name. You won't need any equipment for this workout. It's perfect if you're stuck indoors on a rainy or cold day. Spell out your full name, and do all the exercises that correspond with each letter. Take tiny breaks if you need to. Make sure you do everything with proper form and repeat the name workout if necessary. 

7 Simple Fitness Habits to Do Everyday

7 Simple Fitness Habits to Do Everyday

The easiest thing in the world is to let yourself get out of shape, eat all the wrong foods, and not get the exercise you need. But, unfortunately, that is a guaranteed way to feel terrible every day. There is another path you can take: the path to fitness.  It’s one that will make you feel fantastic. But this path requires a few sacrifices and hard work to make it happen. All you need is a little motivation to get started.