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Emmaus, PA, United States

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Watch: A Bench Workout for Beginners With Lots of Modifications

This bench workout for beginners offers accessible modifications for common strength training moves to help familiarize you with these foundational exercises. → Read More

9 Chair Exercises That Will Light Up Your Entire Body, From Your Shoulders to Chest to Your Legs to Your Butt

Chair exercises can work your entire body—and you can do them pretty much anywhere. These bodyweight moves will hit your core, upper-body, lower-body, and butt. → Read More

Russian Twist Exercise: How to Do the Abs Move Safely to Really Fire Up Your Core

If you follow these form rules, the Russian twist exercise can be an effective core move to add to your workout routine. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

Watch: A Weight-Free Biceps and Triceps Workout for Your Upper Body

In this weight-free biceps and triceps routine, the first of Sweat With SELF's Upper Body Strength video series, you'll work your arms with just your bodyweight. → Read More

Glute Bridge Exercise: How to Do Hip Raises to Really Fire Up Your Butt Muscles

The glute bridge exercise is a foundational move for your butt muscles that is perfect for beginner exercisers and more advanced weight lifters. → Read More

Watch: This Backbend Yoga Routine for Beginners Will Introduce You to the Movement

Backbend yoga poses don't need to be intense: Sweat With SELF's video for beginners will help you ease into the movement and become more comfortable. → Read More

Watch: A Lower-Body Yoga Routine to Help Build Strength and Balance

This lower-body yoga routine, part of Sweat With SELF's Yoga for Beginners video series, uses single-leg poses to help you build balance and strength. → Read More

Watch: A Shoulder-Opening Yoga Flow to Help You Stand Tall

This shoulder-opening yoga flow, part of Sweat With SELF's Yoga for Beginners series, will open up tight shoulder and chest muscles to help you stand tall. → Read More

A 15-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do With Just Your Bodyweight

This 15-minute HIIT workout is a much more fun way to do your cardio, while also working the muscles in your legs, glutes, chest, and shoulders. → Read More

A Yoga Twist Routine to Improve Your Range of Motion in Your Back, Chest, Shoulders, and Hips

This yoga twist routine involves a combination of rotational poses and more traditional poses that will help loosen up your tight muscles throughout your body. → Read More

A Kettlebell Abs Workout to Build Strength Throughout Your Entire Body

This kettlebell abs workout will use full-body moves to work every muscle in your body—including your abs—by focusing on core stabilization moves. → Read More

A Forward Fold Yoga Routine to Loosen Up Your Tight Hamstrings

This forward fold yoga routine—the fourth installment of Sweat With SELF's Yoga for Beginners series—uses variations of the classic pose to stretch your muscles. → Read More

New Peloton Boxing Classes: Instructor Selena Sameula Shares Her 5 Best Beginner Boxing Tips

Former competitive boxer and current Peloton instructor Selena Samuela shares beginner boxing tips so you can master the new Peloton boxing classes. → Read More

Watch: A Lengthening Yoga Flow to Loosen Up Your Tight Muscles

As the third installment of Sweat With SELF's yoga series, this lengthening yoga flow can loosen up tight muscles throughout your body and boost your mobility. → Read More

This 20-Minute Upper-Body Workout Will Make You Sweat While Smoking Your Back, Shoulders, and Arms

Strapped for time, but still want to seriously work your back, shoulders, and arms? This 20-minute upper-body workout will give you the best bang for your buck. → Read More

Nina Dobrev on the One Stretch She Loves to Do After a Tough Workout

After a tough running or HIIT workout, Nina Dobrev makes sure she does the pigeon pose stretch—an effective pose for opening up tight hips. → Read More

Watch: This Hip-Opening Yoga Routine Will Loosen Up Your Tight Lower Body

This beginner yoga video features a hip-opening yoga routine that will loosen up your tight glutes, hamstrings, quads, calves, and adductors. → Read More

A 7-Minute Abs Routine You Can Tack On to Any Workout to Really Burn Out Your Core

This 7-minute abs workout is the perfect routine to use as a finisher for your workout, and is also great to do as a quick standalone core routine. → Read More

Watch: A Beginner Yoga Flow to Introduce You to the Most Common Yoga Poses

This 40-minute Sweat With SELF video is a great starting point for yoga beginners, introducing common yoga postures like downward dog, upward dog, and cat-cow. → Read More

An Upper-Body Warm-Up to Prep Your Back, Shoulders, and Chest for Your Workout

This upper body warm-up uses bodyweight exercises and resistance band moves to mobilize your joints and prep your shoulders, back, and chest for your workout. → Read More