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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.

Weight Training Tips for a Strong and Healthy Summer Body

5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM by Kelley Vargo

Summer is just around the corner, which means now is the time to start getting in shape for it. Whether you want to tone your body or simply be fit enough to enjoy fun summer activities like biking, swimming and hiking, weight training is one of the best ways to accomplish your fitness and aesthetic goals. Here are six weight-training tips to help you get in shape for summer.

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Exercises for Outdoor Running

5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM by Pete McCall

If you enjoy running and want to maximize the enjoyment of your workouts, this workout can help improve the strength of the core muscles that are responsible for controlling stability of the body during the impact of running. These exercises can also be used as an effective pre-running warm-up.

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Yoga Poses to Effectively Stretch the IT Band

4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM by Shoshana Hebshi

Tight IT bands—those long pieces of connective tissue that run along the outsides of the legs—can be symptomatic of imbalances or weaknesses in other parts of the legs or hips. Yoga, when practiced with proper alignment and body awareness, is effective for finding those imbalances and correcting them. Use these five poses as part of a larger yoga practice to stretch your IT bands and balance your body.

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6 Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM by Pete McCall

The days are getting warmer and the last thing you want to do is head to the gym for a workout on a gorgeous day. No problem. With a little creativity and imagination, you can replicate almost any gym exercise outside and experience these six benefits of exercising in the great outdoors.

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Maximize Your Physical Well-being by Balancing All Aspects of Your Life

4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM by Dominique Wakefield

Now is the time to embark on a new journey to live a complete life that maximizes your physical capabilities and wellness. These action strategies will help you achieve a greater level of balance that will contribute significantly to your physical well-being and inspire you to do better.

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3 Spring Veggies to Spring Clean Your Body

4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM by The Nutrition Twins

One of the best ways to feel lighter and refresh your body for spring is by eating plenty of health-enhancing vegetables that prevent cell damage and that truly help the body to turnover older cells and bring on the newer ones. Here are three spring veggies to help keep your body healthy and operating at peak performance, along with some recipes so you can enjoy the best offerings of the season.

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TRX Core-blasting Workout

4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM by Jonathan Ross

When it comes to training the core, there is a lot of conflicting advice out there. According to ACE pro Jonathan Ross, the core is best trained with an inclusive approach, like this fun and effective core workout experience featuring the TRX Suspension Trainer.

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Parent-Baby Workout

4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM by Shana Verstegen

With all of the time, energy and sleepless nights that go into caring for a new baby, exercise is probably the last thing on your mind. But rather than thinking of exercise as precious time spent away from baby and family, you can include your baby in your workouts. These exercises, which are performed while you “wear” your baby, are perfect for strengthening the entire body, and are a great opportunity to enhance the bond between parent and child.

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5 Steps to Success in Reaching Your Goals

4/11/2016 12:00:00 AM by Andrea Metcalf

If you feel like you need more time for yourself—time to eat better, exercise more, declutter your home or just making some changes—here are five ways to accept and address the challenges of life and succeed.

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How to Determine Optimal Intensity for HR Training

4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM by Pete McCall

Knowing how to measure and use your heart rate is essential if you want to get the best results from your exercise program. Here are some tips for using heart rate to identify the most appropriate exercise intensity for your needs and goals.

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