Category: Happy Sweat

How to Stay Focused on Fitness when It’s Freezing Outside

Winter Fitness

When the weather outside is frightful, the last thing you want to do is throw on your running shoes and hit the pavement. For one: it is cold. For two: you might slip on a patch of ice and injure yourself. For three: did we mention it’s cold, already?

However, winter is probably the most important time of year to get your fitness on. Post-holidays, you may have a few extra cookies you need to burn off. Plus, sweating it out now means you’ll be toned and ready when the warm weather finally comes back. There are also a bunch of other benefits like getting in a bit of extra sunlight during the most popular season for S.A.D. (seasonal affective disorder).

So how do you stay motivated to work out when you’d rather be at home snuggled under a blanket and drinking a big mug of cocoa? We’ve got the answers for your winter fitness conundrum right here.


Why You Should Workout With Your Significant Other

Couples Workouts - Ready Set Happy

It’s well-known that we benefit from a change in our fitness routine every 6 to 8 weeks, but have you ever thought about exercising with your partner as the biggest change in your exercise routine? A lot of you might be hesitant because… we ladies might not want our boo to see us all gross and sweaty or maybe you think they’ll just be a distraction while you want to be in the zone, but there are many health and general relationship positives to exercising with your significant other. I love working out with Andy and we try to go to the gym together as often as our schedules permit it. I also use him as my personal trainer (but he’s really mean to me at the gym — he says it’s tough love — *INSERT EYEROLL*). Anyway, read on and be sure to grab your swolemate for your next gym session!

**Both shirts I’m wearing in the photos can be purchased on my Storenvy


10 Fitness Swaps That Makes A Huge Difference

10 Fitness Swaps

If you’re hitting a fitness plateau or simply bored of your current routine, then read on! We all know that it gets harder and harder to see results once your body is used to what you’re doing and it may be time to shake things up with a few easy swaps. Certain exercises are more effective than others and these fitness swaps are recommended with that fact in mind. Make sure to let me know if the comments if you’re making any of these changes to your own routine!


What To Do If You Feel Sore And Tight After A Workout

Soreness and tightness after workout

You don’t always need to feel tight and sore after a workout to know you’ve had a good session. When you’re consistently working out, it’s actually pretty rare for you to feel super sore and tight after. That being said, it can happen. For fitness newbies, it can happen a lot more frequently too. In fact, chances are, you’ll feel so sore that you can barely move your arms or legs sometimes — I’ve definitely felt BROKEN after a workout before… anyone else? 

Serious soreness after a work out, the kind where you can’t bend or straighten a body part properly, is called ‘DOMS’. This stands for ‘delayed onset muscle soreness’. Keep reading for tips to help you to loosen up and stop feeling so tight, as well as hopefully prevent DOMS for the future. 


5 Tips For Outdoor Summer Running + AfterShokz Headphones Review

Outdoor Running

Ever since I ran my first 5k, I’ve been keeping up with running consistently. Who knew I could fall in love with an activity that I used to hate with a passion? Nowadays I try to get in at least 5 miles each week in between lifting and yoga.

I prefer running outdoors but I know a lot of people shy away from that in the summer (the heat is no joke and certainly feels like our bodies are working extra hard). Trust me, I’m one of those people who sweat profusely and turn beet red in the face when I run, so I know a thing or two about what that’s like. I’m going to share with you some tips that has helped me overcome my hesitation for outdoor summer running and tell you about AfterShokz, a wireless headphone that is now part of my must-have running gear. It’s perfect for people like me who enjoy blasting music during runs (hey, music is my motivation!). So continue reading and give these tips a try before you retreat to the treadmill!


How To Avoid Injuries On Your Fitness Journey

How To Avoid Injuries On Your Fitness Journey

It’s called a “fitness journey” for a reason. Fitness is something you do for the long term, it’s part of your lifestyle. With that being said, it’s hard not to pick up an injury or two along the way. However, you can try to minimize the risk of hurting yourself by keeping a few things in mind. Read on for my tips!


Healthy Living Tips For The Home And Office

Healthy living tips for home and office

Hi, I’m Geydi Moreno Nuñez and I’m the owner of FinerStudio, a small yoga and Zumba studio in the Bronx. Today, I’m writing here on Aimee’s blog as a guest blogger to deliver some fitness tips from the point of view of sports professionals.

Majority of us spend over half of our day sitting in front of the computer: bad posture, not enough blood flow and a serious lack of energy. Despite all of that sitting, you still feel exhausted when you get home – so you often end up missing that exercise class you were planning to go to. If that sounds familiar, don’t worry! Here are some of my fitness tips and lifestyle advice that you can do from your home or the office.


My 10-Week Journey With Slendertone Connect Abs [REVIEW + GIVEAWAY]

Slendertone Connect Abs

Hey fitsters! Can you believe that Summer is coming to an end already? With Labor Day weekend officially behind us, who’s excited for Fall? Hope everyone enjoyed an amazing long weekend and continue to take advantage of the warm weather before the coldness invades us.

Anyway, some of you have probably seen me mention Slendertone on my Instagram, I’m finally ready to give my full review! I received one of their newest products, the Connect Abs belt around the beginning of July. The program was initially planned for 6 weeks (my lazy butt took 10-weeks to complete this) and now I don’t even get to show off my body since Summer is practically ending. Well, I’m still glad to have tested this gadget, because now I can let you guys in on how and if it worked!

The first smart toning ab belt to actively engage and tone core muscles, the Slendertone Connect Abs delivers clinically proven Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology through an interactive mobile app and online experience to help men and women tone, firm and strengthen their core muscles.

I was intrigued since the beginning. I’m not normally a big fan of fitness gadgets, the only thing I use is my Nike fuelband to track my daily activities. To be honest, wearing a belt for 30 minutes during each workout session that sends electronic pulses and promises me better abs makes me skeptical. So did it work for me? Read on to find out!


9 Reasons To Start Bodyweight Training Today

Push up bodyweight training

If you’re going to the gym (which I hope you are if you’re reading this blog), then bodyweight training needs to be an essential part of your routine. Not only can you improve your strength and build muscles (yasss, beach body), you can also boost your cardiovascular system while burning fat. Simple bodyweight exercises are also amazing if you’re uncomfortable heading for the weight rack or tired of fighting for a machine. In case you need any more convincing, here are more reasons to start bodyweight training ASAP.


Top Hacks For Beating Gym Boredom

Top Hacks For Beating Gym Boredom

Going to the gym all the time can become tiresome and boring. That gym boredom can quickly mount up! But instead of letting it persuade you to stay at home with your buddy Netflix, you need to learn how to beat it. There are a number of ways you can get motivated and excited for your gym sessions again and it is all down to conquering monotonous training. Here are some top hacks for beating gym boredom…