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Unusual Exercise Equipment You Haven't Tried (But Should)

Unusual Exercise Equipment You Haven't Tried (But Should)

How's that New Year's resolution of shedding the pounds coming along? This time of year, everyone clamors to get their workout regime fired up, so it’s terrific for gyms and trainers. However, come March and April, those same eager beavers start making up excuses of why they can't work out anymore. The number one cause seems to be lack of motivation.

That lack of motivation can often be tied to a phenomenon known as gym fatigue— and it isn't about physically getting tired after a workout. That should always happen. Gym fatigue can crop up when a person becomes bored with the same routines and exercise equipment. They could try enhancing their workout playlist but without that motivation, it's hard to work up a sweat. The solution? It might be time to shake things up by exercising outside of the box. Perhaps it's time to try some unusual exercise equipment. Here are some stand-out pieces of equipment you could add to your workout routine.

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.

Why well-made workout clothes make us feel confident

Why well-made workout clothes make us feel confident

Is it enough to exercise in your collection of boxy, oversized T-shirts? Of course it is. If that’s what you have on hand, that’s how you make do. I even ran a 5-kilometre race in an extra-large "Lord of the Rinks" shirt because it happened to be at the top of my laundry pile that day.  But, if you're constantly toughing it out in cotton T-shirts, it might make sense to give your workout wardrobe a bit of an update. When you invest in well-made exercise apparel, you cash in on key functional and psychological advantages that impact the quality of your routine, your emotional wellbeing, and your long-term fitness goals. You won't have to empty your wallet to do this, either. Here are a few reasons why well-made workout clothes make us feel confident.

5 Beachbody Programs That Will Give You Results

5 Beachbody Programs That Will Give You Results

Five years ago, I started my fitness journey with Beachbody programs as a customer.  I joined countless gyms, worked with personal trainers, took up running, and yo-yo dieted. Nothing worked for me. I never felt comfortable training in gyms and wasn't able to feel the sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that Beachbody programs give me. What makes these at-home workout programs so special? Here's a guide that will help you to distinguish the differences between them all.