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This 15-Minute Bodyweight Tabata Workout Is Low-Impact, but High-Intensity — Get Ready to Sweat!

We love the Sweat app for the heart-pumping, sweat-inducing HIIT workouts it offers. But the high-impact moves like burpees and jump squats aren't for everyone, especially if you have joint pain or live in an apartment and can't jump around. Luckily, new Sweat trainer Samantha Ortiz-Young has a low-impact HIIT program for the app as part of its new beginner workout offerings. Many people think low-impact means low-intensity, but that's so not the case! This bodyweight-only HIIT workout is Tabat

Ayesha McGowan Broke Barriers In Cycling. Now, She's Inspiring the Next Generation.

Professional cyclist Ayesha Rosena Anna McGowan, creator of A Quick Brown Fox, started out riding a bike when she got two bikes for Christmas one year. Now, McGowan rides for Liv Racing and is the first Black American woman on a professional road cycling team. She uses her platform to advocate for BIPOC cyclists and those who are interested in racing and amplify the message that representation matters.

In 2021, I'm Supporting More Small Fitness Businesses — Here's How You Can, Too

If 2020 has taught me anything, it's that small businesses are the backbone of the community. It's what makes New York City the greatest city in the world: and each week as I watched restaurants, bars, and independent shops close their doors for good, leaving once-vibrant city blocks dark with empty storefronts, it reminded me how important it is to support the local businesses in your neighborhood.

Power Through Winter With Sweat's 2-Week Low-Impact Barre and Yoga Workout Plan

We're not saying to give up your favorite HIIT and high-impact workouts altogether! But we are saying if you are looking to change up your workout routine, there are other effective ways to get your heart rate up, break a sweat, challenge your body, and achieve all-over strength. Luckily for POPSUGAR readers, the Sweat team created an exclusive two-week low-impact workout plan for us consisting of original barre and yoga workouts.

Crush Your Summer Fitness Goals With Kayla Itsines's 4-Week No-Equipment Workout Plan

Kayla Itsines paved the way for bodyweight-only workout plans with her BBG series, and has continued delivering with at-home workouts on her Sweat app. With more than 12 million followers on Instagram and the countless workouts she helped develop, Kayla knows how to keep people motivated. And luckily for us, she developed this four-week, bodyweight-only workout plan exclusively for POPSUGAR readers.

I Tried Orangetheory's New Technology With the Apple Watch, and It's a Game Changer

As one of the world's fastest-growing fitness studios — there are 1,300 locations in over 23 countries — Orangetheory Fitness has a loyal following of people who are dedicated to the hour-long HIIT cardio and strength-training workouts. And while OTF has its own proprietary technology with the use of heart rate monitors for you to track your heart rate throughout the workout, the company said the number one request they got from customers was the ability to use their Apple Watches to sync up to the class. Now, Orangetheory has delivered.

I'm Training For a Half-Marathon, and This Is What My Week of Workouts Looks Like

Remember when I wrote about how much I hate running? And how I would probably never sign up for a long-distance race again? Well, never say never. I'm officially running the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Las Vegas in a few weeks, which means I've spent the past few months training. I've curated the perfect running playlist, stocked up on cute running gear, and continuously upped my mileage each week (hello, nine-mile long runs!).

After Getting Sick With GERD, Alicia Recovered and Gained 25 Pounds of Muscle — Here's How

When Alicia Rancier, 30, (@alicewolves on Instagram) went away to college, she fell off her healthy habits. Previously an athlete, she traded in her weightlifting sessions for study sessions and turned to fast food for all her meals. Not only did this cause her weight gain, but her health took a turn for the worse. After being diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Alicia's weight dropped significantly, and not in a healthy way. Determined to get her health back on track, she st
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