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Best Exercise for Shaping & Strengthening the Booty
The Hip Abductor & How to do it Right! In this VLOG, Cat Kom is joined by Studio SWEAT member, Tatia, to show you one of her fave booty shaping exercises, the hip abductor. What and why? When it
To Starch, or Not to Starch: The Pros & Cons of Carbo-Loading
So you’ve been training hard for your first marathon, triathlon, or other big endurance race. You’ve been working your keister off for months, and the race is just days away… time to carbo-load! Yes, all your bready, starchy, and
Nutrition/Exercise and Sexual Health (March 2022 Focus on Food Article)
I know I know… you’re so uncomfortable. But let’s all be educated adults here and look at this topic factually. Sexual health IS health. Just like mental health IS health. Get used to looking at your body and mind
Is Your Exercise Equipment Lying to You?
Separate Fact from Fiction with Cardio Machine Calorie Counters
Ever feel like you’re being cheated? No, we’re not talking about your financial advisor skimming money off of your taxes, your boyfriend getting home 3-hours after his shift, or a work subordinate trying to usurp you at the next
Stepping (Out) Into Spring: The Benefits of Outdoor Exercise
Spring has arrived! That means sunny days, flowers in bloom, and absolutely perfect weather. But if you operate a rec center, gym, or fitness studio, it might also mean declining membership and sparse class participation. And it’s understandable, because
Hop, Skip, Jump…Burn! The Bouncing Benefits of Jumping Rope
Picture this: you’re seven, running around the school yard — playing hopscotch, double dutch, jacks, and red rover. Ok, maybe that wasn’t your childhood — maybe that hasn’t been anyone’s childhood in 50 years — the point is that
How to Safely Go Back to the Gym
Well, we’ve rounded the corner of yet another year in the midst of this pandemic, and we’re probably just as confused as ever. Now, that’s no surprise, since for two years we’ve been bombarded with nothing but information, misinformation,
How Exercise Improves Our Sleep, Mental Health and Productivity
We all instinctively know that exercise is good for us — we all know that it helps us manage our weight, lifts energy levels, boosts our immune systems, and generally puts us in a better mood. But recent research
Options for When Unable to Stand on a Spin Bike.
You can do a cycling class seated only – here are some tips with Tina! For today’s VLOG, Cat Kom is joined by Tina, one of the SSoD writers, to talk about modifications she does while cycling. There are times
Is Broccoli Bad for You? Let’s ask the real pro.
The short answer is… IT IS GOOD FOR YOU!!! Very very good actually. Lately, Cat Kom has been seeing articles saying broccoli is bad for you. Wait, what!? This had her freaking out since it’s her fave veggie, so she
The Best Winter Fruits & Vegetables (You Should Be Eating)
Seasonal eating. We’re sure you’ve heard the term over and over again, along with a bunch of other bumper-sticker-on-a-VW-bus type slogans like ‘shop local’, ‘buy fresh’, and ‘eat clean live green’. At this point, all of those suggestions may
The Perfect Push-Pull Workout, Part 3: Cardio & Core
Well here you are in part three of our ultimate push-pull workout routine. You’ve pushed and pulled till the cows came home, you’ve gone to town on your upper and lower halves, tightened your guns and toned your gams.
Is Food Addiction Real? (February 2022 Focus on Food Article)
This is a controversial topic and one that is complicated in nature. I often hear people say “I’m addicted to sugar! I’m addicted to carbs! I’m addicted to food!” Words matter. Defining matters. So let’s break it on down
BOSU® & You: The Ultimate Total-Body Workout Routine
The BOSU ball — who knew this jolly little bouncing sphere could inflict so much pain, cause so many gains, and deliver such solid results? I mean sure they look all funny and wobbly. That wobbliness is the exact
Why Do I Feel Sick (or Just Bad) During My Workout?
You Don’t Have to Suffer! When you’re working out, you wanna get your heart rate up, you wanna sweat, you wanna push it… but you DON’T want to feel sick or miserable while you’re doing it. And, recently, Purti (a
Training Tips for Your First Triathlon
Of all the athletic competitions out there, nothing quite holds the prestige like the famed triathlon. The pure ferocity, the brutal simplicity, the sheer not-over-yet of it all keeps amateur athletes and fitness enthusiasts signing up and sweating it
RUSSIAN KETTLEBELL SWING V. AMERICAN KETTLEBELL SWING
Which is the Best Kettlebell Swing & How to do Them. In this vlog we’re discussing the difference between the Russian kettlebell swing and the American kettlebell swing. Who else would be better to join Cat Kom on this topic
The Perfect Push-Pull Workout, Part 2: Lower Body
And in our second edition of the ultimate push-pull workout routine, we’re headed south of the border — we’re talking lower body love. This lower body push-pull routine is an excellent and efficient way to get those galloping glutes,
Healthy Gifts for Your Fit Valentine
Love is in the air… the birds are chirping, the sun’s shining, and mini-violins are playing all around us — ok not really, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And with it comes those lavish dinners, bubbly