Athina Crilley

Athina Crilley

Athina Crilley is a Biochemistry graduate passionate about health, fitness, and medicine. She has been copywriting for over five years, and is the host and producer of Finding Flo podcast, which focuses on women’s health and hormones. You can connect with her on YoutubeInstagram, or LinkedIn.   Education: Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Lancaster University

Most gym franchises have some group classes, whether it’s yoga, kickboxing, Pilates, Zumba, and more. However, some gyms focus on offering high-quality group classes, while others make you pay extra fees or only offer limited classes. That’s why we sent our writer to all of the top gym chains to review them, and she asked

Many gyms offer student discounts, and some even offer free gym memberships for students.  However, it’s hard to find membership prices and discounts on most gym websites, as they want you to visit the location.  That’s why we called 120+ gym franchises and asked what student discounts they offer. Based on our research, the 6

Joining a gym that has a pool, sauna, or hot tub can enhance muscle recovery, aid in rehabilitation after an injury or surgery, or give your kids something fun to do while you work out.   Here are the best gyms with pools, saunas, and hot tubs: We sent a writer, Amanda Dvorak, to all the

Many gyms offer tanning beds that can be used alongside the fitness areas as part of your monthly gym membership. However, others require additional payments for each use of the tanning beds.  That’s why we sent a writer, Amanda Dvorak, to review the most popular gyms near her home in New Jersey and we also

Free passes and trials are perfect for trying out a gym before committing to a monthly or annual membership plan.  However, not every gym has one, so we spent a few weeks calling the top gym franchises to ask about their free trials and passes to provide you with the most up-to-date information. The best

The Stairmaster and the treadmill are both hugely popular cardio machines that you’ll find in most gyms. Although both effectively improve your cardiovascular fitness and burn calories, one might be better, depending on your unique goals.  When I’m working with clients, I recommend both for warm-ups and cardio. But each has its own strengths and

The Theragun Prime and Theragun Elite are two of the most popular massage guns on the market. Each one offers unique features and benefits, but they also have drawbacks.  I’ve tested both, and as a health and recovery coach, I’ve worked with clients who’ve tried one or the other. In this head-to-head review, let’s see

The Iron Bull Strength Unleash Wrist Wraps are a popular gym accessory used by powerlifters, weightlifters, and bodybuilders to improve grip and stability when using free weights. As with many other gym accessories like elbow sleeves and barbell pads, wrist wraps are a must-have for many lifters and can increase exercise performance and reduce injury

The Iron Bull Strength Unleash Elbow Sleeves are one of the many products on the market that powerlifters and bodybuilders can use to provide extra support and stability during heavy lifts, alongside wrist wraps and weightlifting belts. They compress the elbow joints to reduce excessive movement and provide protection from the high force and pressure

All-in-one home gyms offer an easy way to work out from the comfort of your own home. They offer easy accessibility to exercise, but can powerlifters and serious lifters get a great workout? I’ve tested some of the best home gym machines and have been impressed. While some are a waste of money, there are

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