Motivation articles


10 of the Best (and Worst) Workout Buddy Types

Finding your soulmate is no easy task. Someone to have and to hold, from this day forward… but there are more soulmates in your life than just your spouse. There’s your work husband/wife — that person in your office whom you tell everything. Then you have your book club bestie who loves the same characters and


10 Reasons Why You Hate Working Out

It’s difficult to start an exercise program, much less stick with it long term. Between busy work weeks, happy hours, and a general lack of exercise motivation, it’s easy to find reasons to skip a workout… but that can lead to a vicious cycle. “The more we don’t [exercise] and the less fit we become, the


The Best Workout Music for Any Activity

Sure, some people enjoy listening to birds chirping as they run, or they get energized by the sound of weights hitting the floor at the gym. But for the rest of us, music can make or break a workout. The right tunes can help you perform at your max potential… science even says so. Research


Motivational Music: Beast Up with Sagi Kalev’s Weightlifting Playlist

Sagi Kalev likes to make every moment count, and he has a lot to show for it. He’s created several successful weightlifting programs (including Body Beast and The Master’s Hammer and Chisel), has twice won the title “Mr. Israel,” is both a certified nutrition specialist and a functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner, and has appeared on the cover of

How to Improve Your Mental Strength to Push Through a Hard Workout

By Brittany Risher In the middle of a HIIT workout, when your shirt is soaked through with sweat and you’re about to start yet another round of burpees, it’s not uncommon to think, “I can’t do this. I can’t even do one more rep.” But what’s sending that message – your body or your brain? Are your muscles truly

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10 Excuses to Not Work Out — And How to Overcome Them

By Kate Bayless I’m too tired. I’m too overweight. I don’t have time. It’s easy to come up with a zillion reasons NOT to exercise. Here are tips to overcome the top 10 excuses to working out.   Excuse #1: I can’t afford a gym. via GIPHY The cost of gym memberships can vary widely — from $10


8 of the Most Obvious Things You Can Do to Boost Your Health

By Sheryl Kraft and Kate Bayless It’s time for a reality check: You may already be doing all the things it takes to be healthy, but are you really as healthy as you can be? When you stop to consider that half of all American adults have one or more chronic health conditions, according to the Center for

YOUv2 Workout Program Cast

How to Start Losing Weight: Advice From the Cast of Beachbody’s YOUv2

There’s nothing easy about weight loss. You can often feel like you’re trading the things you find pleasurable for things that you don’t enjoy (yet) that are far outside your comfort zone. Losing weight successfully — ideally shedding body fat while gaining lean muscle — requires some sacrifice and dedication, but it doesn’t mean you

How to Stay Motivated to Lose Weight

By Sarah Wassner-Flynn We often look at unfortunate situations through a pessimistic lens, such as: “I want to lose 20 pounds (or more), but I haven’t been able to do it in the past and keep the weight off. Should I even bother?” But what does this negative perspective really do for us? Instead of