Nothing drives a workout like good music. That's why, as cycle instructors, we are always looking for tunes that get us (and you) in the mood to sweat.
Once a month, we are going to be sharing some of our playlist picks with you via our BodyArchitecture Spotify account.
From current hits to our go-to, all time favorite jams, these are the songs that help us power through a 50 minute class--and we hope they do the same for you! Check 'em out at the link below, and tell us some of your faves too--we'll try and work them in!
There are two things we love: a good sweat and a good meal ---usually one right after the other. When we are hangry there’s no time to shower—we want food and we want it fast! We typically stuff our sweaty clothes in our gym bags, throw on something dry, and hustle to the nearest brunch spot. That’s why we rely heavily on body wipes, sprays and spritzes---we don’t want everyone else in the restaurant to lose their appetites while we satisfy ours.
We’ve told you about some of our go-to brands, but while shopping at Two Old Hippies in...more
When shopping for new workout clothes, you've probably noticed tights, shorts, and shirts labeled "compression." But do you know what that means or why it matters? As the names suggests, compression clothing is designed to squeeze the muscles, holding them in place and increase blood flow. Why does that matter? Some companies claim it can improve your athletic performance and endurance, but that has not been scientifically proven. In fact,...more
When it comes to getting your workout on, it’s not enough anymore to just show up and sweat---you have to show up, sweat, and look damn good doing it! For the past few years athletic wear has been having its moment and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.
Gone are the days of oversized tee shirts, gym shorts and scrunchies and in their place are styles so fashion forward it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between a health club and a night club. However, just because the lines between workout wear and street wear are getting blurrier, remember it IS still a gym and you...more
I recently heard someone complain that, although she was hitting 10,000 steps a day on her fitness tracker, she wasn’t losing as much weight as she wanted. She’s not alone. Many people are under the misconception that 10,000 steps is the magic number for weight loss. And while it’s true that fitness trackers offer a certain level of accountability and awareness, there are other “steps” you have to take to reach your weight loss goals.
According to experts, the 10,000 steps concept came from the name of a Japanese pedometer developed in the 1960s--- “The...more
If your Fourth of July plans include hitting the gym, do it in patriotic style! Two of our favorite brands for "theme" tights, Goldsheep, and Terez,both have All-American collections that are hotter than a firework.
We love the star-spangled, "USA All The Way" (Terez), and the black and gold "Sparkle For Me," (Goldsheep). Let freedom and fashion ring!more
Ladies, if you’ve ever stuffed your keys, credit cards, or phone down the front of your sports bra during a run or workout you know that:
It’s kind of gross when you pull out a sweat covered credit card to pay for that post run smoothie.
It can give you an odd looking, “third boob” silhouette.
I’m kind of a “less is more” girl when I’m getting my sweat on outdoors (especially in the Texas heat), and I find arm bands and running belts annoying. Fortunately, some of...more
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there--especially our own. We wouldn't be who we are without their constant love, support, and advice. To honor our dads on their special day, we thought it'd be fun to share the best piece of advice they've ever given us---and we invite you to do the same!more
We spend a lot of time going from gym to work (and back again) and we are always looking for products that make our lives a little easier. Bonus points if said product doesn’t take up a lot of valuable gym bag real estate. And double bonus if it does double duty!! Last week I discovered three new, can’t live without products that meet the criteria. Check them out below, and have a great weekend!
Just in time for National Running Day on June 6, the Austin based company Outdoor Voices has rolled out a new line of running gear for both men and women. Designed with fashion and function in mind, the collection features two new lightweight, fast-drying fabrics, LightSpeed and Ecomesh, that keep you feeling as cool as you look. Besides the stylish tanks, shirts, skorts, and shorts, the line features the...more
Happy PRIDE month y’all! Whether you are a proud member of the LGBTQ community like Wes, or a straight ally like Bonny, this is the month to let love rule! We’ve rounded up some of the best and brightest clothing and accessories under the rainbow, perfect for letting your true colors shine at all your favorite Pride events!
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