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Get inspired to live your most fit life. Whether it’s the latest fitness classes and trends, science-based exercises, tips for healthy eating, or motivation to stay active, find the information you need all in one place.

Get the Kids Moving With This Home Obstacle Challenge

Monday, September 29, 2014 by Anna Renderer

You don’t need a fancy gymnasium or organized sports to get children active. All it takes is a little imagination and enthusiasm. This obstacle course can be created at home and requires no special equipment – perfect for rambunctious kids on a rainy day.

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How to Eat and Train for an Endomorph Body Type

Friday, September 26, 2014 by U Rock Girl!

If you’re struggling to meet your health and fitness goals, despite major efforts to clean up your diet and stick to your workouts, it could be that you’re eating and training for a body type other than your own. There are three dominant body types—mesomorphs, endomorphs and ectomorphs. In this second of a three-part series, learn how to eat and train most effectively if you have a endomorph body type.

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Yoga for Neck and Back Relief

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Elizabeth Kovar

Back and neck pain is a daily challenge for millions of Americans. Fortunately, yoga can often offer some relief by helping to counteract the effects of poor posture and sitting for long periods—two major contributors to back and neck pain. If you could use some relief, check out this yoga routine, which focuses on improving spinal health by opening and lengthening muscles that surround the spinal discs.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Building Muscle

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by Sabrena Merrill

Interested in building more muscle? Fortunately, you don’t have to be a bodybuilder to benefit from the evidence-based techniques that bodybuilders have long used to perfect their physiques. Here are some important tips for exactly what to do, and what not to do, when it comes to building muscle.

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Benefits of Agility Training for Non-athletes

Monday, September 22, 2014 by Pete McCall

A wide variety of field- and court-based sports require athletes to have high levels of speed, agility, reactivity and quickness (SARQ) to be the first to the ball and make the play. For those of us who just want to remain injury-free while participating in our favorite activity or to simply keep up with our kids on the playground, SARQ skills are can be developed and improved with specialized, progressively challenging exercise programs.

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How to Pack Healthy Lunches for You and Your Family

Monday, September 22, 2014 by Gina Crome

Daily responsibilities present enough challenges for busy families—and lunch shouldn’t add to that list. With a bit of planning, family brown-bag lunches, even just one day a week, can improve your health and save hard-earned money.

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How to Eat and Train for a Mesomorph Body Type

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by U Rock Girl!

If you’re struggling to meet your health and fitness goals, despite major efforts to clean up your diet and stick to your workouts, it could be that you’re eating and training for a body type other than your own. There are three dominant body types—mesomorphs, endomorphs and ectomorphs. In this first of a three-part series, learn how to eat and train most effectively if you have a mesomorph body type.

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How to Deal with The "Side Effects" of Working Out

Monday, September 15, 2014 by Chris Freytag

We all know how exercising can produce weight loss, good-looking muscles and a healthier heart. But what about those other side effects— the post-workout hunger cravings, chafed spots on your legs and arms, and the mountain of dirty, sweaty laundry? ACE Certified Pro Chris Freytag shares tips on how to tackle the pesky side effects of working out.

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The Benefits of Speed Training for Non-athletes

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Pete McCall

Gassers. Suicides. Sprints. Whatever you want to call them, they may not be a lot of fun, but they are an essential part of conditioning for many sports and offer a long list of benefits. ACE Certified pro Pete McCall offers some compelling reasons why you should consider adding sprints to your workouts and offers a great workout to help you get started.

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Try This Lower-body Fat-blasting Workout

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Riana Rohmann

If you are looking to increase your strength, endurance, build and preserve muscle all while burning fat so that your ideal figure shines through, then do HIIT weight-training workouts. By incorporating the movement patterns and energy systems featured in these three circuits, you will decrease your risk of injury, improve cardiovascular health and improve quality of life, all while decreasing body fat and increasing muscle.

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