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I can pretty much guaranty youve never worked out while listening to a Broadway play soundtrack before.

I get it; its not really the first thing that comes to intellect when youre looking for hardcore motivation to get your lazy ass to the gym.

But, if youve listened to the Hamilton soundtrack( or if youve been #blessed enough to witness the showwith your own eyes ), you know its pretty much like any other play youve watched or heard before.

I personally came in rather late to the Hamilton fan club, but ever since I listened to the soundtrack for the first time about four months ago I. Just. Cant. Stop.

Naturally, my obsession hemorrhaged into every area of my life including my hour at the gym, which brings us here to this very moment. Im about to change how you work out FOREVER.

First of all, DO NOT try to do all of these workouts in one sitting. The whole soundtrack is over two hours long, and there is no reason at all to be at the gym that long.

I recommend use each act in the play( theres two of them) per gym session for the ultimate boost of energy for your workout.

Kick off ACT I with the perfect run.

Unfortunately, youre still going to feel a lot of feelings as the play comes to an end.

Even though you know Hamiltons death at the hands of Aaron Burr is coming, youre still going to feel utterly devastated when it happens, especially as Burr describes himself in his silky smooth voice as the rogue in your history.

On the plus side, after running your body to its full potential, youve earned some well-deserved stretching time.

Find a floor mat and stretch it alllll out, baby. Do some splits, reach for your toes and let your tears fall as Eliza tells you all the ways shes preserved Hamiltons legacy even after hes gone.

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Everyone always asks me what my workout routine consists of. Theyre constantly saying, Hope? What are you doing? You look awful. Are you OK?

The answer is no. I am not OK. But maybe learning Nina Agdals exercise regime maybe that will get me toward beingOK.

The 24 -year-old model and girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio presented off her boxing skills to ETon Thursday at Overthrow Boxing Club in New York City.

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Winter is gross.

Day after day, you’re yanking on your shapeless puffy coat, moisturizing relentlessly( without genuinely get results) and keeping your fingers crossed at all days you don’t slip on ice and fall on your face.

I’m the first to acknowledge I’m not my prettiest in the winter, and I’m going to bet most people feeling the same way.

While I can’t stimulate the cold weather go away( sorry, working on that one ), I can offer up some expert tips from TULA probiotic skincare founder and New York City-based doctorRoshini Rajapaksa on how to look awesome all wintertime long.

Or simply appear awesome for that winter wedding you have coming up. Whatever floats your boat.

Start exfoliating ASAP.

During the dry, freezing cold months of winter, it’s important to pay extra special attention to your skin. This entails taking hydration and exfoliation to the next level.

Rajapaksa tells Elite Daily,

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! Dead scalp cells and debris tend to dull the skin. Give yourself a gentle exfoliating face mask or scrub the day before your big event to disclose a more polished and glowing look.

And keep a hydrating fog spraying in your purse to sporadically freshen your face to maintain your glow.

On top of that, bide hydrated. If the whole “drinking eight glasses of water a day” thing isn’t for you, try herbal tea.

Whatever you do, don’t stop exercising.

Trust me, I know how seducing it is to spend your winter days curled up on your lounge with Netflix and a bottle of wine.

While a bikini body may not be your focus just yet, workout is key for biding happy when the weather’s getting you down.

Studies present workout busts nervousnes and stress, improves confidence and stimulates you more creative and productive. And those are just the mental benefits.

Rajapaksa explains,

Exercise stimulates the digestive system and the bowels, causing food and drink move through your system faster, get rid of any bloat-causing gas in the process. A vigorous workout that activates the sweat glands also helps release any fluid you might be retaining.

Convinced yet? If not, just think about how happy you’ll be when bikini season does roll around.

Eat the good stuff.

If your outfit of choice in the winter includes a puffy coat and huge sweater, I don’t blame you for loading up on carbs whenever you get the chance.

But as they say, “you are what you eat” — so don’t let your loose, comfy clothes be an excuse to eat an entire sleeve of Oreos when you get home from run every day.

In order to look and feel your best, load up on foods that they are able to maintain you healthy and happy, like dark, leafy, green veggies and avocado( hello, healthy fats !) as well as yogurt and kimchi, which promote gut health and digestion.

And if you have a big winter event coming up, make sure you’re not eating foods that they are able to make you more bloated.

Rajapaksa notes,

Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables can build you feel bloated thanks to raffinose, a sugar that is hard for the body to break down.

In trying to do so, your body makes gas as a byproduct, which will stimulate you bloat. Slash sodium to reduce water retention. This entails carefully checking labels and, if possible, avoiding canned or processed foods.

Doesn’t sound so bad, right?

Don’t neglect your hair.

Let’s be real: In the winter, you’re not showing much of your body.

Your hair, on the other hand, is still out in the open. So take steps to keep it shiny and healthy throughout the winter.

Believe it or not, what you eat is important for hair health as well.

Rajapaksa tells ED,

Keeping your locks shiny and strong is tough in the winter but you can protect your hair from breakage by limiting your utilize of ponytails or buns.

My favorite beauty foods for healthy and glowing hair are dark, leafy greens and radishes. Rich in silicon and sulfur, they are an exceptional hair-strengthening food that help build healthy hair. Also great are soy beans and lentils, which contain iron and zinc, and eggs, which provide biotin.

Hate to say it, but it’s probably time to get off the couch, exfoliate your scalp and take a trip to the grocery store. You can do it!

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Most people join a gym to shed some pounds or pack on some muscle, both of which are noble goals. But what if we told you going to the gym doesn’t have to be entirely about fitness?

There’s way more to working out than a number on the scale. Here are a few reasons to hit the gym that have nothing to do with your body 😛 TAGEND

1. You’ll find your sweat squad.

Let’s face it: Inducing new friends is one of the hardest parts of being an adult. The gym is the perfect place to satisfy people( you already have something in common !) and it’s easy to strike up a dialogue. “Need a spotter? ” is the perfect ice breaker.

Not to mention, having a workout buddy can hold you accountable for your fitness aspirations. Research shows having friends with similar goals may increase your chances of success. It’s a win-win.

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2. The gym gives your brain a boost.

Exercise might be most celebrated for its effects on the body, but it also benefits the intellect. Studies suggest that workout boosts cognitive function and improves memory. Running out after a study session can also help with fact retention, Scientific American reported.

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3. You’ll have better sex.

If new friends and a healthier brain don’t have you persuaded, maybe more fun in the sack will.

Not merely does exercise give you more self-confidence, physical activity can also directly impact your sex health. A 2015 analyse determined men who exerted more were proven to have improved overall sex function.


4. Running out will trigger some inspiration.

“Fitspo” photos have a tendency to provoke a self-esteem-crushing thought cycle. Running to the gym, however, is a healthy and realistic way to derive fitness inspiration from others on a similar journey.

Going to the gym can also inspire you in other areas of life. Research shows that regular exercise can have a positive impact on imagination. If you want to bring more imagination to your job, your pastimes or their own lives in general, lace up those sneakers.

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5. Running to the gym will jumpstart your morning.

Waking up early, especially in the dead of wintertime, isn’t usually someone’s notion of a pleasant start. However, it is possible to become a morning person — and one style to do it is to work up a sweat.

Hitting the gym gives you an energy boost and improves your mood, according to the Mayo Clinic. Inducing exercise a part of your morning routine will give you the jumpstart you need to make it a productive day.

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6. You’ll sleep better.

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important parts of a healthy life — and early morning exert can assist you attain just that. Study show mellow morning workouts, such as a brisk walking or a bike ride, may improve sleep quality in women.

Better sleep, in turn, can improve your relationships, your work life and your overall mental health. Sounds like a pretty great reason to get moving.

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So you’ve heard about yoga and Pilates. You’ve heard these class supposedly change people’s bodies, lower their stress levels and make them happier.

You vaguely know both focus on stretching and strength. But what’s the gap between the two?

As PumpUp points out in the video above, yoga is a lot older than Pilates. It started in Southeast Asia 5,000 years ago, and Pilates wasn’t around until the early 1900 s.

And while yoga has a reputation for being all about stretching, it is — but it’s also about strengthening your entire body, especially your arms and back.

Pilates has a focus, though: your core. It’s a great pre-bikini season workout, if you ask us.

As for busting stress and increasing happiness, both workouts focus on the mind-body connection, but yoga also incorporates spirituality.

Long story short: Both workouts are awesome, and it ultimately comes down to personal preference.

Our recommendation? Give both a try.

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When you think of the treadmill( infamously known asthe dreadmill ), I’ll bet you automatically associate it with running.

I know running is good for you and all, but TBH, I often only find myself constantly checking the clock to see when my torture I mean jog will finally be over.

If you’re like me, the good news is there are plenty of ways to work out on a treadmill without having to do any running whatsoever.

Here are six creative treadmill workouts to spice up your cardio routine and insure you’ll never have to run again.

1. Walking Lunges

The other day, I was doing walking lunges across my gym, and it was honestly a pretty pathetic sight.

Picture a profusely sweaty girl weaving through the cross-fitters and sharply swerving to avoid bumping into that oblivious dude who’s always glued to his phone.

Anyway, taking your lunges to the treadmill clears out all of those obstacles and allows you to focus on simply mastering your sort and impression the booty.

2. Side Shuffles

Side-shuffling is great for working the inner and outer thighs, glutes, and increasing strength, as well as flexibility.

You might get some weird appears from the girl on the machine next to you, but frankly, anything to avoid that routine operate amirite?

3. Reverse Mountain Climbers

Mountain climbers arebasically the push-up of the treadmill world, and they’re about as difficult as they sound.

You’ll probably miss operating when you’re done with these bad boys or not, I don’t know your life.

4. Walking Plank

This plank variation will severely engage your core and shoulders like no other workout you’ve ever tried.

If you thought the traditional plank was hard, you might want to reevaluate after a few minutes of these babies.

But hey, your shoulders will be sculpted AF. You can thank me later.

5. Incline Push-ups

There’s nothing worse than when your HIIT circuit calls for incline push-ups, and all the free benches are entirely occupied by a bunch of sweaty, gross dudes.

Thankfully, you can take this workout straight-out to the treadmill and still work on your triceps.

Plus, you can glance at the runners on either side of you and mutely thank your lucky stars you’re not sweating it out with them.

6. UphillWalking

Boost the incline on your treadmill and go for a brisk, upward stroll if you can’t stand running.

Exercising on an inclinebuilds muscles in the ankles, calves, upper and lower thighs, and glutes.

The incline of the treadmill also stretches out your calves, constructing lots of tilt, mean muscle, so you can say peace out to your shin splints once and for all.

The steeper you set the incline, the more you’ll benefit so don’t hold back!

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Exercising isnt always the best part of my day. Sure, there are some days where I cant just waiting hop on my bike and get going, but there are some days where Im really simply not feeling it.

Maybe I had a crappy day at work, maybe its that time of the month or maybe its merely not my day and the last thing I want to do is to continue efforts to hit a new PR at Flywheel. As much as spinning sometimes isnt my number one priority, I love it. But most importantly, Ive learned a lot from it.

Yes, Ive properly learned how to tap back without violating my back, and how to reach 105 RPM without looks a lot like a lunatic, but Ive also learned a lot about myself.

And thats not from sitting on motorcycle for 45 minutes, its from listening to my instructors.

Ive been blessed with some of the best fitness teachers not only in Boston, but also in the country. And after a year of spinning my little tush off, this is what Ive learned from them 😛 TAGEND

1. Love yourself.

This probably seems counterintuitive or super clich, but its true. The reason I started spinning is because I couldnt appears to love my body for what it was. And as much as the workouts have changed it, my teachers changed it even more.

Their crazy confidenceand love for everything they do is so ridiculously inspirational. Every time I walk to class, I just feel myself strutting down the street because thats what theyve taught me to do.

Signing up for class each week, walking through a rainstorm and many other things dont make going to class easy, but were doing it. So love it, and love yourself because youre beating some serious odds.

2. Youre not always going to hit a PR.

Im crazy, crazy competitive. Even as a little kid, I always wanted to be first in line or the fastest at finishing my meal( plainly because PE was my worst subject ).

And yes, Flywheel maintains my competitive spirit alive, which Im totally grateful for. But Im not going to be at the top of the Torq Board every day, and thats wholly OK.

Were all going to have bad days days where we just cant appears to made checks and balances between our torq and RPM but those are also the days we are still, against all odds, sitting on that damn bike and kicking butt.

We night not always be kicking the best butt, but regardless of your rating, you are still KICKING BUTT.

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3. EAT.

This might also seem like the most ridiculous tip in the world, but if you dont eat and if you dont eat healthy, for that are important you wont be able to work out.

I cant even tell you how many times I didnt snack or lunch before my workout, and I came severely close to fainting.

Your body requires nutrients so you can work even harder. If you dont eat, you wont have energy. And your body wont have anything to burn.

And then what happens? Youll have serious potbelly aches, and youll accident. Not good.

4. Be patient.

I am one of the least patient people in the world, so this one is a true life lesson. Your body wont change a week into your workout, and you wont be the best in class after a couple of spins.

It takes time to change, and so what? Youre still aiming for change and aiming for a better you every time you walk into that studio. Be proud!

I perfectly hated exercising before I discoveredspinning. I always, always dreaded it, and now its something I( largely) look forward to.

Yes, I feel great after my workouts, but the lessons Ive learned from it and my instructors are worth a hell of a lot more than any calorie Ive burned.

Give it a try. Who knows, perhaps youll love it as much as I do.

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It’s not easy to change your negative lifestyle habits. That’s why they’re called habits. But one female finally decided that enough was enough, and as you can see from her unbelievable before and after scenes, potential impacts has been truly remarkable.

The 4ft 10 ” 20 -year-old, who goes by the name of melephants and who once weighed 143 lbs, lost around 30 lbs by feeing properly, counting calories, and reaching the gym four to five times per week. She started by adjusting her eating habits( “I base my meals around a source of protein now( chicken, fish) and lots of veggies, ” she says. “I don’t eat carbs that much, more on lifting days”) before gradually incorporating exert into her routine. She spent the majority of members of her first month on the treadmill but she didn’t ensure much change, and so now she concentrates more on HIIT( High Intensity Interval Training ). She works her lower body two-three times per week and her upper body twice, and during those conferences she does deadlifts, squats, bench press and hip thrusts.

She’s also made smaller a modification to their own lives, such as standing instead of sitting on the train, drinking more water, and leaving snacks and junk food out of her home. “Honestly, it’s not only benefited my physical health but my mental health too, ” she said, adding that her lifestyle change has been the “best decision I’ve ever attained! ” So if you’re looking to shake things up then what are you waiting for? Take a foliage out of this woman’s book and start taking steps towards a happier, healthier life!

When this woman started to make changes to her daily habits, the results were incredible

She used to weigh 143 lbs but she’s so far lost 30 lb due to various adjustments to her lifestyle

“I base my dinners around information sources of protein now( chicken, fish) and lots of veggies, ” she says

“I don’t eat carbs that much, more on lifting days”

“For the first month or so I spent a lot of period on the treadmill but didn’t enjoy it/ find much change”

Now she focuses more on HIIT( High Intensity Interval Training) while also hitting the weights

She works her lower body two/ three times per week and her upper body twice

During her upper body sessions she does deadlifts, squattings, bench press and hip thrusts

“It’s not only benefited my physical health but my mental health too. Best decision I’ve ever induced! ”

The internet was just as impressed as we are

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