1 Woman Publicly Stripped Down to Her Bra and Undies With This Important Message

Jae West felt anything but courageous when she slipped off her dress, placed a blindfold over her eyes, and held up this sign on the streets of Piccadilly Circus in London.

With markers in hand, she waited for someone to respond and said, “As the minutes passed, it felt like hours.” Suddenly she felt someone pull a pen from her left hand and press it against her skin in a heart shape. She just burst into tears as she experienced “one of the most overwhelming feelings of relief, gratitude, and love.”

Heart after heart was drawn on her skin, filling her with an immense sense of warmth, but the most inspiring moment was when she heard a father explain to his children what she was doing. “He was acknowledging the fact that everyone should love themselves exactly as they are and appreciate the bodies that they are given.”

With eating disorders and body-image issues becoming all too common, Jae took a stand for every person who’s ever been made to feel ashamed about how they look, and believes this public act of self-acceptance will help raise the awareness needed to bring about a change.

Image Source: YouTube user Peter Sharp

1 Woman Publicly Stripped Down to Her Bra and Undies With This Important Message

Jae West felt anything but courageous when she slipped off her dress| placed a blindfold over her eyes| and held up this sign on the streets of Piccadilly Circus in London.

With markers in hand| she waited for someone to respond and said| “As the minutes passed| it felt like hours.” Suddenly she felt someone pull a pen from her left hand and press it against her skin in a heart shape. She just burst into tears as she experienced “one of the most overwhelming feelings of relief| gratitude| and love.”

Heart after heart was drawn on her skin| filling her with an immense sense of warmth| but the most inspiring moment was when she heard a father explain to his children what she was doing. “He was acknowledging the fact that everyone should love themselves exactly as they are and appreciate the bodies that they are given.”

With eating disorders and body-image issues becoming all too common| Jae took a stand for every person who’s ever been made to feel ashamed about how they look| and believes this public act of self-acceptance will help raise the awareness needed to bring about a change.

Image Source: YouTube user Peter Sharp

Press Play and Move! Sweat With a 4-Part Video Plan

Press Play and Move! Sweat With a 4-Part Video Plan

If you’re jonesing for a fresh workout| it’s time to press play (well . . . four times) with a 40-minute workout; it’s a compilation of some of our favorite 10-minute routines. Get ready to jump| skip| lift| dance| and punch your way through an awesome sweat session.

| Part One: Scorch Calories With 10 Minutes of Cardio

Start things off with a 10-minute calorie-scorching routine that will help your body burn fat and build heat. Best of all u2014 with no equipment required| this workout is completely excuse-proof.

| Part Two: Dance Your Way to a Sexy Butt With PlyoJam

Get your sexy on with PlyoJam| a fun and spirited workout that combines dance moves with exploding plyometrics. This part of the workout will challenge your speed| agility| and balance| while keeping a huge smile on your face from start to finish.

| Part Three: Tone and Strengthen Your Inner Thighs

Warm weather brings out those leg-baring fashions| and whatever you’re wearing| toned inner thighs will help you rock your look. The third segment of this workout focuses on toning and tightening the inner thighs but still works the rest of your body.

| Part Four: The Lazy-Girl-Approved Plan You’ve Been Waiting For

The last 10 minutes of your workout don’t even require you to leave the floor! Grab a set of weights| sit down for your next workout| and move through these full-body exercises. Once you’re finished| you can enjoy the rest of the day feeling energized with a workout under your belt.

On a Budget? Let These 25 Boutique Fitness Videos Help

On a Budget? Let These 25 Boutique Fitness Videos Help

If you’re tired of handing over your hard-earned dollars for expensive boutique classes at a studio week after week| let these workouts come to the rescue. Whether you’re a Pilates buff| cardio dance junkie| or bootcamp enthusiast| you’ll find a ton of videos that will challenge your skills and make you excited to move. Concerned about missing out on the group fitness experience? Invite some friends over| and create that energy at home!

| Buti Workout

Get ready to shake your moneymaker like you never have before with this 10-minute Buti workout. A hybrid of dance and yoga| this increasingly popular Crunch class mixes traditional yoga poses with pulsing and gyrating moves to tone your entire body while raising your heart rate. It’s fast-paced| fun| fierce| and feminine.

| Vixen

The Vixen workout will get you sweaty while making you feel hot. Sizzling hot. Channel your inner Beyoncu00e9| Jennifer Lopez| or Janet Jackson as you dance the calories away.

| Cardio Barre

Quick-paced moves keep your heart rate up with this at-home Cardio Barre workout. And you’ll be surprised how much of your body you can work in 10 minutes! Grab a sturdy chair to use as your barre| and sculpt your way lean.

| PlyoJam

Get your sexy on| and burn some serious calories with PlyoJam| the hot| new fitness craze that combines dance moves with exploding plyometrics. Besides helping you to lose weight and tone your body| this workout is guaranteed to challenge your speed| agility| and balance| while keeping a huge smile on your face.

| Bombay Jam

If you’re familiar with Bollywood culture| then we don’t have to tell you that the music and dancing in these films are completely infectious. Bombay Jam takes the same energizing spirit of Bollywood and gives it a fitness twist| creating a full-body cardio workout that keeps you moving and smiling the entire way though. Bombay Jam master trainer Janani Chalaka leads you through two different routines that will definitely get your heart pumping.

| Burn SF

When you combine Pilates| hand weights| and cardio| you get one wicked workout. And by wicked| we mean really fun and really effective. Lisa Corsello| the founder of Burn SF| leads you through 30 minutes of her signature fitness routine| weaving Pilates core exercise with classic lifting moves and cardio bursts. This workout is so varied that you will never get bored.

| GROOV3

A dance party can be a workout! And Benjamin Allen| the founder of LA’s GROOV3| is here to teach you how to burn up calories while getting down. At the end of the 10-minute leg-toning workout| you will have learned some dance moves to show off at the club.

| Zumba

You don’t need to be a rocking dancer to get a great workout with Zumba. Filled with Latin-inspired dance moves| it’s easy to follow and fun! And now you can do our full-body Zumba toning workout in the comfort of your living room. Led by instructor Laura Micklich| who calls it “”exercise in disguise|”” the workout clocks in at just over 10 minutes| and time flies when you’re shaking your hips.

| CrossFit

Get ready to take your workout to the next level with Jessica Alba‘s CrossFit trainer| Yumi Lee. This workout is excuse-proof: you don’t need any equipment| and it’s only 10 minutes long| but it will definitely get your heart pumping. No need to be intimidated by CrossFit| either: Yumi provides level-appropriate variations for every move.

| Sweat Spot

Ready to dance the calories away? Then kick it with LA choreographer Ryan Heffington| owner of the Sweat Spot dance studio. This 30-minute workout feels like a party| but it will get your heart rate up| work your abs| and make your legs burn in the best possible way.

| Capoeira

Get ready to Brazilify your entire body with this 30-minute workout led by the always entertaining trainer Brett Hoebel. You might even pick up some Portuguese while learning the basics of capoeira. And trust us: doing the basics of this Brazilian dance-like martial art will work your abs| legs| arms| and back from every angle. This workout is both challenging and fun| and Brett provides modifications throughout the half-hour video.

| TRX + Yoga

Mixing TRX with yoga is one of our favorite fitness hybrids. The suspension training system of TRX both supports and challenges many yoga poses| helping you deepen the stretch while working your entire body. Watch and learn five poses from YogaWorks that combine elements of yoga with TRX. These moves will challenge your core| stretch your back| and tone your arms.

| Barry’s Bootcamp

Bring a little Barry’s Bootcamp into your life! Celebs like 10-minute workout anywhere since it requires no equipment.

| Exhale Spa Yoga

Take 10 minutes out of your busy day to try this hybrid workout that mixes straight-up strength-training moves with classic yoga poses. Exhale Spa created this short and effective class exclusively for us! Adding tricep kickbacks to the tricky one-legged Warrior 3 will challenge your balance| and working your legs in Chair pose means your arms are free for some overhead presses. The combinations are great. The end result: long| lean muscles and a calm and centered mind. Grab three- to five-pound weights and your yoga mat| press play| and get ready to work.

| 2Fly Hip-Hop

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to groove with this 10-minute version of Crunch Gym’s 2Fly Hip-Hop class. It’s so fun! Even if you think you have two left feet| the moves are easy enough for you to follow along.

| Pop Physique

With the power of Pop Physique| you can work the entire body in 10 minutes! Grab a chair| but don’t think for a minute that you get to sit down: it’s just a prop that will work as your in-home ballet barre.

| Cardio Tai Box

Blow off some steam and torch some serious calories with this Cardio Tai Box workout from Crunch. In 10 minutes| you will be dripping with sweat. If you want a longer workout| this class is so fun you will want to do it again. Best of all| you don’t need any equipment to do this workout| so no excuses.

| Pure Barre

Sculpting the inner thighs means doing precise and detailed exercises| both specialties of the Pure Barre method. Take a Pure Barre lesson in your home and learn four toning exercises| plus additional variations| with this video. And don’t worry about not having a barre u2014 you can use your kitchen counter| the back of a couch| or a sturdy chair for support.

| Shred and Tread

If you think the treadmill is just for running and walking| think again! You can take a walk with your hands or put your mountain climbers on the moving belt for an entirely new challenge. Watch this video to learn unique moves from Equinox’s popular Shred and Tread classes to strength train using the machine. We promise| you will never look at the treadmill the same way again.

| Yoga Booty Ballet

Refresh your workout by adding some dance and yoga to your sculpting routine with these five signature moves from Yoga Booty Ballet. The founders of Swerve Studios created this ultimate hybrid workout fusing yoga| cardio dance| and booty sculpting. These moves are so fun you won’t realize how much your abs and glutes are working until you’re done.

| AKT in Motion

We all know that Kelly Ripa is ripped. Her secret weapon? Workouts with trainer Anna Kaiser of AKT in Motion. And here is a 10-minute arm workout from Anna for you to try. You will tone and sculpt sexy| shapely shoulders while working your entire body. Now that’s efficient! Grab a set of dumbbells| between three and eight pounds| and get ready to work your arms| legs| and core.

| Bikini Boot Camp

Who better to kick your ass| bootcamp style| than Jeanette Jenkins| president of The Hollywood Trainer? She’s worked with heavyweights like Alicia Keys| Pink| and Kelly Rowland. In this 10-minute| total-body bikini boot camp| Jeanette will have your heart rate up and muscles burning. Grab a pair of three- to five-pound weights| and get ready to work.

| Burn 60 Workout

Mix it up a little| and try a Burn 60 workout that combines circuit training with running intervals. It’s fast and fun| torching calories while building strength and stamina. That’s a win-win. The classes are only offered in the LA-based studio| but luckily our own Anna Renderer is a trainer at Burn 60| and in this video| she breaks down the hour-long workout| so you can do it at your own home or gym.

| Align Ballet Method

The long| lean lines of a ballerina’s physique are hard-earned with hours of barre work. Fundamental ballet moves u2014 like pliu00e9| relevu00e9| and arabesque u2014 tone the legs and work the core. Learn these essential exercises and more| directly from dancer and choreographer Michael Cornell| founder of the LA-based Align Ballet Method. He explains how to properly perform the basics of the ballet dance vocabulary| emphasizing the importance of posture with every move.

| Pilates

Pilates is one of the best workouts for whipping the abs into shape. And if you have 10 minutes to spare| we can help you take care of your tummy with this workout from celeb trainer Juliet Kaska. Best of all| no props are needed.