5-Day Pilates for Athletes Challenge

This 5-Day Pilates for Athletes Challenge from Sean Vigue, author of Pilates for Athletes, is designed for all athletes regardless of their chosen sport(s), fitness level, exercise experience or age. Each of these bodyweight-only flows will vastly elevate your ability to move, breathe and focus. Pilates workouts with Sean always leave you stronger, more flexible, more resistant to injury and with increased endurance. Start this challenge today, share it with your teammates but NEVER with your rivals! Continue reading

Spinach Pancakes Recipe

The pancake is the classic comfort food! Just imagining a short-stack of flapjacks drizzled with maple syrup will bring a smile to anybody’s face. But did you know that pancakes can be so much more? Pancakes Make People Happy features over 75 unique pancake recipes that are as easy to prepare as they are to love. For example, did you know you can make pancakes with spinach? Check out the recipe below!

 

This was our take on a spinach salad, but obviously in pancake form. The pancakes take away any aversions one might have to spinach, such as texture or bitterness, and offer an incredibly easy way to add some greens to your diet. Really, these pancakes are GREEN. Continue reading

White Cheddar Zucchini Cakes Recipe

The pancake is the classic comfort food! Just imagining a short-stack of flapjacks drizzled with maple syrup will bring a smile to anybody’s face. But did you know that pancakes can be so much more? Pancakes Make People Happy features over 75 unique pancake recipes that are as easy to prepare as they are to love. Try out the recipe below with a savory spin.

 

These savory pancakes are incredibly versatile. They can be made tiny to pass as hors d’oeuvres at a party, small for a tapas plate, or larger for a main course. It’s a bit of a chore to grate the zucchini and then squeeze the excess water out of it—but pain though it may be, it is oh-so-important to success! Continue reading

Getting Back In Shape Post-Pandemic

Throughout the last year as this country battled Covid 19, quarantines, loss of amenities, and freedom, fitness routines were some of the many things that suffered. Sure, a privileged few had the time, money and motivation to equip their homes like full gyms, but most didn’t.

What resulted for many were more sedentary lifestyles and weight gain. As we all start to come out of a pandemic haze, many are wondering how to regain their pre-pandemic fitness routines, motivation, and shed “pandemic weight.” We turned to certified fitness NYC fitness trainer Jessica Mazzucco, founder of The Glute Recruit®, for some tips. Continue reading

How to Stay Active Working from Home

Remember those mornings, not too long ago, that you strapped on your bicycle helmet and pedaled a few miles to your workplace? Or the lunch hours you spent on a jog with other sporty colleagues before returning to your desk? What about the long, head-clearing walks home from the office in the evenings?

Working from home can offer many benefits—cozy surroundings, daytime pajama bottoms, and great coffee, to name a few. But transitioning from an office building to a corner of your bedroom or a backyard studio affects some workers adversely.

Per Gallup research, some remote employees have reported increased depression and loneliness, and some state that it’s difficult to stay physically active without the habits they’ve cultivated over years of in-person work. (Think lunchtime tennis with colleagues or a daily group power walk between meetings.)

It’s no secret that exercise increases endorphins, those feel-good chemicals that flood our brains and contribute to a sense of wellbeing. Without it, we can feel anxious and sluggish. Fortunately, ways to ensure daily movement when you work from home abound. And you can tailor routines to your particular needs to keep your body and mind at peak fitness. Continue reading

7 Benefits of Self-Massage

The idea of getting a massage during or after a tough workout sounds pretty great, right? In fact, it really should be part of one’s workout routine. Does that mean you have to hire a masseur every time? The good news is, of course not, since you can easily self-massage at home.

 

Rawlogy is a company that makes e-cool-logically cool cork stress balls and massage rollers which are great for sore, tired or tense muscles. These ultralight, eco-friendly, ethically produced, and travel-ready, cork massage balls and rollers offer a premium self-massage experience wherever you are. Continue reading

Chipotle Chickpea Salad Recipe

The food we eat is what powers our bodies—the better we eat, the better we look, feel and perform. Yet less than five percent of Americans are getting the recommended amount of fiber per day—a vital nutrient that can do many things from regulating blood sugar to lowering cholesterol to creating a healthy gut.

The Fiber Effect by Nichole Dandrea-Russert, MS, RDN provides everything you need to learn about the vital role fiber plays in your body and your guide to meeting your daily fiber needs and so much more. The Fiber Effect also includes easy meal plans and recipes to get you started. Check out one recipe below. Continue reading