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10 Ways to Work Out at the Gym Without Exercising

Sarah Cooper | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

Why do we always talk about how much we want to go to the gym and then never do? The answer: exercise. Like many of you, I was holding on to the false belief that I had to actually work out at the gym to feel good about myself.

Why You Should Cancel Your Gym Membership

Jen Glantz | Posted 01.12.2015 | Women
Jen Glantz

My plan for 2015 is to buy a Groupon once a month, for a series of workout classes somewhere new and challenging and scary -- yet oddly motivating.

Practice 'Friendly Fitness' In the New Year

Angeles Burke | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Angeles Burke

Make the gym a welcoming environment rather than one that is intimidating and unfriendly. Remember, we all are after the same goal of taking care of our bodies and living a healthier life. You can't be mad about someone making an effort to be a little bit better than they were last year.

Confessions of a Middle-Aged CrossFit Newbie

Steve Belanger | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Belanger

The more I work out, the more I realize it's not really about my own vanity or dropping a few pounds. The true thing it's training me for is a longer, healthier life with my family. I walk out of the gym feeling exhausted, but great. It makes me feel alive.

13 Rules of Gym Etiquette for 2015

Jill S. Brown | Posted 01.04.2015 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

Get ready for the swarm at your favorite gym or fitness studio. For those of you just starting out or restarting on your fitness quest, here are a few rules of etiquette to keep you from being "that guy/girl" at the gym or studio.

Why I Still (Kinda, Sorta) Go to the Gym

Bruce Ward | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Bruce Ward

Relationships and friendships have come and gone, illnesses have brought me to the brink of death and back to full health, medications have changed, many deaths have been mourned, careers have been thwarted and reimagined, often multiple times on the same day. But I have always kept a gym membership.

31 Days 2 Resolution: Part One

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Every December, like clockwork, I try and ring the bell as loud as possible to get people psyched up for New Year's resolutions. I have a bunch of rea...

Working It Out on the Go

John Nicholson | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel
John Nicholson

Frequent travelers, especially younger business travelers, don't just like being pampered. We also like staying fit too, and a service or amenity that catered to this side of our increasingly health-conscious lives would make a welcome addition to our frequent flyer routines.

In Celebration of Organic Dudes

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Scene at the gym the other day: A guy steps on the treadmill two over from mine. I'm happily jogging along so I only glance to the side briefly. Wit...

What the Weekend Warrior Needs to Know to Stay Pain Free When Exercising

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Never wish or wait for an injury to get better, be smart and proactive so you can exercise happily ever after!

4 Steps to Surviving Holiday Parties

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

The holiday season is swiftly approaching, and with the season comes the inevitable gauntlet of parties and good cheer. And that can be devastating to...

Thou Shalt Never Meet a Gym Crush

Brad Liberti | Posted 01.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

There are certain rules in our dating culture that even though never formally stated, still somehow become ingrained within us all. To spare you the pain of making the same mistake that I recently did... added to this tacit list of romantic do's and don't's should be another decree. Thou shalt never meet a gym crush.

Bootcamp Barry's Not So Scary

Michelle Blair Wilker | Posted 01.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Michelle Blair Wilker

How does a skinny kid from the Bronx with a passion for horror flicks and Broadway become the godfather of an international bootcamp chain? Barry Jay Stich didn't set out to become the namesake of an ever-growing workout empire, it just kind of happened.

Chocolate Milk

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Do you ever wonder what you should be drinking POST workout? Yes, water, of course. But you may have noticed that there has been a new ad campaign pus...

10 Things To Look For In A Personal Trainer

Jamie Walker | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Above all else, trust your gut. Look for a knowledgeable and experienced personal trainer who feels like the most natural fit. That's the one to hire because she'll not only help you reach your goals, but will also keep you feeling comfortable, motivated and inspired throughout the process.

Stop Exercising, Doctor's Orders!

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

So stop exercising, and pick up a shovel to get your garden ready for next year. Hike with friends up the mountain. Dance by the seaside, and let the sound of the waves stir your heart. Soak up the clean, refreshing air, and deepen your appreciation for the gifts of the natural world.

The Race to Become Boutique: The Health Club Dilemma

Nate C. Hindman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Nate C. Hindman

Sensing that a growing number of people are forgoing their gym membership in favor of specialized experiences like boot camps or cycling studios, some gyms have begun partnering with smaller boutique studios, offering them temporary or permanent space and giving their customers access to the gym's amenities.

Write It Down

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Sometimes it is extremely hard to break the old habits and create new ones. That's never more true than when you're trying to take the first steps tow...

I Refused to Get Off the StairMaster

Tony Posnanski | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

I have no problem proving people wrong. I am glad I was able to today.

Celebrity Field Trip

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 11.02.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

Oscar Wilde once said "Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught." As an educator, I don't entirely agree with this quote, but there are many truths to it.

Back to Fall Workout: Favorite Fashions, Yummy Snacks, Chic Drinks for Getting Your Gym on In Style

Condiment | Posted 10.26.2014 | Style
Condiment

Cross Fit, spin class, boot camp, whatever your workout might be, there has never been a better time for healthy living than now.

The Ultimate Unofficial Gym-Goers Guide

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Shah

Are you a member of a gym? Want to try a new exercise or class but not sure what to expect! You're in luck because I embarrassed myself by trying every fitness trend in the industry and broke it down for you.

To The Women Watching My Kids At The Gym Daycare

Janie Porter | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

First, I plan to shower in silence (aside from the occasional toilet flush of a fellow member). The hot water will feel so amazing that it won't even bother me that the water pressure is exceptionally low and I have to wear my workout socks because I forgot flip-flops.

On Being The Fat Girl At The Gym

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

Sometimes it can be helpful to work out with folks who embody the goals I have for myself. But my gym mates all appear to be on perpetual juice cleanses. It would be nice to walk in and lift with someone who looks like me, someone else battling her way back from the baby-making brink.

The Surprising Thing A Nurse Told Me To Drink For My Health

Al DeLuise | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

In the mid-eighties the company I worked for decided they wanted to keep their employees in tip-top condition. With that in mind they built a fitness center right in our building. There were treadmills and free-weights all designed to keep us from dropping dead at our desks. The only caveat was that in order to join the fitness center you had to be fit; each employee had to pass a physical.