Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Ultimate Running Warm Up and Cool Down

The key to a truly great workout is what happens before you lift a single weight or take your first running step. Every circuit at Honest starts with a good, long warm up for a reason. Warm ups boost your heart rate and raise the temperature of your body’s muscles and tissues—allowing them to work hard, increasing your joints’ range of motion, delivering oxygen to your body’s hardworking tissues, and helping your body burst through explosive movements like sprints and jumps. Here, trainer Paisley shares her favorite running dynamic warm up (and cool down) to help you bring the Honest workout philosophy to your own running routine—and keep your body safe and feeling great while you’re at it.

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Honest Client of the Month: Melissa Slate

Each month, Honest trainers will select one stand-out client that shows above-and-beyond commitment, work ethic, consistency, and positivity to share their stories. These are the stars of the Honest community, and we are honored to feature them. First up? Melissa Slate.

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Rise and Shine! Early Morning Exercise Tips

Besides the obvious benefits of getting your sweat session out of the way in the morning—you don’t need to shower (or stay stinky) mid-day, your evenings are free, and the mood boost from endorphins powers you up better than a triple-shot latte—new research suggests that working out on an empty stomach (ie before breakfast) may lead to more weight loss. Sounds great, right? The only downside…actually getting out of bed early enough to work out. Convinced that dawn is the best time to get pumped, we share some helpful tips on rising and shining.

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4 Easy Yoga Poses for Sore Muscles

You know the feeling: you torched your body like a boss in yesterday’s circuit or spin sesh—and now you can barely sit down without wincing. Maybe you’ve bounded back into workouts after a break, or got after a brand-new movement you’ve never tried before, but however you managed it, you’re sore as hell. Here, Honest Yoga teacher Allison Jones shares her go-to poses to get you back to fighting form—or just make getting out of your car a little easier.

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