The Fit List with Jay Cardiello

SHAPE editor-at-large and celebrity trainer Jay Cardiello provides weekly workouts and fitness advice to help you make time for fitness and stay on track no matter how busy you are.

Not all women are looking to lose weight—some actually want to add a few pounds. But not just any pounds, they typically mean they want to gain lean muscle.

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Runners know that their shoes are extremely important to their sport, but the shoes you wear directly affect your strength training too.

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As a SHAPE reader, you’ve likely noticed how some workouts give a specific number of reps to do for each exercise while other routines say to do an exercise for a set amount of time.

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You go to the gym at the same time each day, do the same cardio and strength routine or take the same class, wear the same type of work out clothes, and wind down the exact same way...

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After indulging this summer with frozen drinks and backyard barbecues, getting back into shape in the first few weeks of the fall season can be grueling.

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Walk into any fitness center and you will see people marching up the endless steps of the infamous stair-climber machine.

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Q: Sometimes if I take a weeklong vacation and don't really work out, I feel and see changes when I come back to the gym.

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Sitting poolside may seem like the perfect place to catch some rays and kickback for a lazy afternoon.

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Don't fall for the gimmicks on TV or online that promise to be the next best "abs-cruncher" machine or the secret to a sexy stomach.

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Q: Should I do cardio before or after strength training to burn more fat?

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