Continue reading The Inspiring Reason Jen Widerstrom Shared This ‘Embarrassing’ Old Photo

The Inspiring Reason Jen Widerstrom Shared This ‘Embarrassing’ Old Photo

Leave it to Jen Widerstrom to remind us that positivity is the only way forward. The Biggest Loser trainer posted an old photo of herself to Instagram yesterday to show her followers that we all start somewhere.  “THIS IS ME,” Widerstrom wrote in the caption to the snapshot that was taken years ago, when the fitness star was at a…

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Continue reading 5 Times Cher Was the Ultimate #FitnessGoals

5 Times Cher Was the Ultimate #FitnessGoals

Did you catch Cher’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night? Not only did she hit the stage in a sheer, bedazzled body suit looking incredible, she dropped a little humble-brag about how she stays in such great shape. “I can do a 5-minute plank, okay?” she told the audience. Yep, 71-year-old Cher can plank longer than most people…

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Continue reading 14 People Share Their Most Embarrassing (Yet Very Relatable) Gym Stories

14 People Share Their Most Embarrassing (Yet Very Relatable) Gym Stories

[brightcove:5435468106001 default] Ever had a less-than-poised moment on a weight machine, or in a boot camp class? Hey, you’re certainly not the only one. In a recent Reddit thread titled “Stupidest thing you’ve ever done in the gym?” in the XXFitness subreddit, users revealed their most cringeworthy (and often painful) workout moments—from tripping on the treadmill to gym flirting gone wrong.…

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Continue reading 5 Healthy Ways This Fitness Star Is Prepping for Her Wedding

5 Healthy Ways This Fitness Star Is Prepping for Her Wedding

[brightcove:5361870782001 default] Scroll through Hannah Bronfman’s Instagram feed and you’ll get a nice picture of what healthy living looks like: The 29-year-old DJ and fitness influencer regularly shares snapshots of her killer workouts and stellar skincare regimen with her 364,000 followers. (FYI: She’s obsessed with microcurrent facials.) But these days, Bronfman’s current motivation to keep up her clean lifestyle is her wedding. She’s tying the…

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Continue reading What a Stress Fracture Really Feels Like, and How to Keep It From Happening to You

What a Stress Fracture Really Feels Like, and How to Keep It From Happening to You

[brightcove:5402485219001 default] In October of my junior year of high school, I was at the top of my cross-country game. I was running five to six days a week, knocking more and more time off my mile split, and gearing up for a big race that would finally prove I had what it took to…

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Continue reading Get Off Your Spin Bike and Try This Outdoor Cycling Workout Instead

Get Off Your Spin Bike and Try This Outdoor Cycling Workout Instead

Sure, spin class feels killer, but outdoor cycling may require you to work even harder, according to a study in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Plus, “there’s something really nice about covering distance and being in the fresh air and sunshine,” says Jim Rutberg, a cycling expert for Carmichael Training Systems and Strava in…

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Continue reading What It Really Feels Like to Get Bit by a Rattlesnake

What It Really Feels Like to Get Bit by a Rattlesnake

Janette Sherman, 38, a recent transplant to Colorado, recalls how a casual walk with her dog last month turned into a frantic trip to the ER—and the mistakes she made along the way. On one of the first warm days of April here in Denver, I set off on my lunch break for a hike…

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Continue reading How Katherine Waterston Got in Shape to Kick Some Serious Butt in ‘Alien: Covenant’

How Katherine Waterston Got in Shape to Kick Some Serious Butt in ‘Alien: Covenant’

In the latest installment of the Alien franchise, set 10 years after 2012’s Prometheus, a new heroine has been charged with kicking some major alien butt: Katherine Waterston plays Daniels, a chief teraformist on a colonizing mission to a new planet. And after an advanced screening of Alien: Covenant, which hits theaters Friday, I can assure you that Waterston…

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