Who knew a handful of tiny needle pricks could be so useful!? Acupuncture is a thousands-year-old practice that involves poking tiny filiform needles to different strategic points in the face and body. Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners believe that ailments are caused by the blockage of qi – or energy – in the body. Acupuncture works […]
The Benefits of Pole Dancing
Confidence is only the beginning. Here’s what’s next. Pole dancing has been having a hot minute over the past few years, and there’s a major reason why: it’s full-body strength training disguised as a “workout.” I learned this five years ago when I booked a pole dancing class at Crunch not knowing that I’d turn […]
A Runner’s Guide to Balancing Yoga with Running
Yoga and running may not seem like two types of exercise that go hand in hand. One is very energetic and a natural movement you’ve been doing since you were a child. The other is slow, purposeful and something you may not be familiar with. But there are a number of yoga benefits that can […]
Should You Be Washing Your Leggings After Every Workout Or Not?
We’ve all been there: You’re running late to work, realize you’re taking a class later that day, and quickly shove the closest pair of workout clothes—clean or not—into your bag. When you’re sweating through those lunges and burpees that night, you remember these were the same leggings you wore to power through last night’s HIIT […]
Planks 101: Why, How And How Long
Before you plank, read this!
How to Set Up a Spin Bike
Indoor cycling classes can be a wee bit overwhelming between the dark room, loud music, figuring out how to set-up a cycling bike and learning how to clip your cycling shoes in and out of the pedals. We covered the basics in Indoor Cycling 101, and now we are here to help with bike set-up. […]