10 Fitness and Weight Loss Myths Trainers Want You to Stop Believing

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Thanks to diet culture, the fitness industry is filled with misinformation about what it takes to be truly healthy. And with many gyms still closed (and some exercisers opting not to use gyms in places where they are open), more people than ever are creating their own workouts, trying virtual fitness classes, and using home workout programs for the first time. But because there are so many conflicting messages out there, it can be difficult to figure out what types of exercise will work for you and deliver the results you’re after.

Ahead, expert trainers outline the biggest fitness myths they encounter with their clients and on social media. Then, they explain the real deal.

Myth #1: Crunches are the best way to target your core.

Most people think of six-pack abs when they think about their core. Which is one of the reasons crunches, which target these

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Planet Fitness will require you to wear a mask while you work out starting Aug. 1

The gym chain Planet Fitness is the latest company to announce that it will require visitors and members to wear masks amid the pandemic.

The gym franchise with clubs across 46 states announced the plan Monday, saying that everyone working out at its facilities will have to wear face coverings starting  Saturday. Currently, all employees are required to wear masks.

“As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic, amid an ongoing global health crisis, wellness has never been as essential to our collective community as it is today,” said Chris Rondeau, CEO at Planet Fitness, in a statement.

Since the start of the pandemic, people have questioned and worried about whether fitness facilities are hotbeds for viruses and bacteria. When people exercise, they tend to inhale and exhale at faster rates, letting out more respiratory droplets as they go. Floating respiratory droplets seem to be the primary way for COVID-19

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Incoming CrossFit CEO Eric Roza has signed a contract to buy 100% of the fitness company from controversial founder Greg Glassman

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Incoming owner and CEO Eric Roza is the owner of a CrossFit gym in Boulder, Colorado, and former CEO of Datalogix, a consumer data collection startup that sold to Oracle in 2015.
Incoming owner and CEO Eric Roza is the owner of a CrossFit gym in Boulder, Colorado, and former CEO of Datalogix, a consumer data collection startup that sold to Oracle in 2015.

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  • CrossFit’s incoming CEO Eric Roza has officially signed a contract to purchase 100% of the company from founder and former CEO Greg Glassman, according to a July 24 statement from Roza.

  • The sale was first announced June 24, two weeks after Glassman stepped down as CEO of the company after a series of controversies.

  • Roza is the owner of the affiliate gym CrossFit Sanitas in Boulder, Colorado.

  • He’s partnering with private equity firm Berkshire Partners in acquiring CrossFit. The deal is slated to close in the next few weeks pending government approval.

  • According to the statement, 1% of CrossFit’s stock will be put into a non-voting trust for Maggie Glassman, the former

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Rebel Wilson Hikes in a Lycra Ensemble as She Continues Her Fitness and Weight Loss Journey

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Rebel Wilson is reaching new heights during her Year of Health.

The Pitch Perfect star, 40, celebrated yet another successful workout on Monday when she shared an Instagram slideshow from the top of a cliff after her hike to Barrenjoey Head Lighthouse in Palm Beach, Australia.

In one shot, Wilson — wearing a teal top and matching leggings from Gymshark — can be seen striking a fierce pose alongside a friend in front of a picturesque landscape.

Another Boomerang video shows the actress making a face at the camera as she takes in the gorgeous view.

“#PalmBeach #Hayden #Pooches4Lyfe ps my athleisure is @gymshark,” she wrote in the post’s caption.

RELATED: Rebel Wilson Shows Off Her Progress After Sharing Weight Loss Goal

Back in January, Wilson shared that she’s hoping to slim down to 75 kg., which is about 165 lbs., by the end of the year.

“I’ll

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