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Fitness Tribe or Lone Wolf: Which Is Better for Getting Fitter?

Jill S. Brown | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

Even though this was only a few short decades ago, the entire gym-going population was itself a tribe. Now, there are myriad tribes within that tribe. And, beyond the gym, food predilections also break down into tribes.

The Best Gyms In America

SELF | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living

State-of-the-art equipment, innovative classes, on-site salons, rooftop lounges and car washes -- if the fitness world had its own Oscars, we would nominate these ultra-luxe locales.

And She Walked Happily Ever After With or Without Nail Polish

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Ladies, what happens when you take your nail polish off and see your toenails turning yellow, getting chalky, flakey and thick with whitish markings o...

Pressed For Time And Money, Fitness Fans Go Minimalist

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK, March 17 (Reuters) - Time, money and the Internet are changing where Americans work out, fitness exper...

Getting in Shape Doesn't Have to Be Such a Drag

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Why have we made exercising -- at least the way we do it in the places that have come to be known as "health clubs" -- such an awful experience? If we're going to redefine success to include well-being, we also need to redefine getting in shape to include mental and soul fitness.

Fitness Was My Game Changer... What Was Yours?

Tony DeSantis | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony DeSantis

I've been training for years. Can't really count how many at this point, but it's been a while. It started out as torture! Well, let's put it this w...

14 Awesome Workouts to Try When Traveling to America's Biggest Cities

Details | Posted 02.16.2014 | Travel

These small, specialized studios offer the next big thing in fitness: results

YUCK: The Grossest Things Lurking In The Gym | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living

The poll encouraged respondents to be descriptive, and here are some of the sights (not to mention the smells) that were reported by gym regulars....

Same Workout, Way Better Results

Posted 03.09.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Rethink the 15 minutes before you jump on the treadmill and you're guaranteed to have a better, more efficient, more fun workout. ...

PHOTOS: Hotel Proof That The French Hate Working Out

Oyster | Posted 12.05.2012 | Travel

In our new series, Oyster Stats, we're sharing surprising tidbits on a range of topics using data we've accumulated from our hotel coverage and site traffic. Check out our latest find: proof that the French hate working out.

Writing a Muscular Mystery

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.05.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

I've always been making up stories about people I see, whether in restaurants, malls, parks, theaters, wherever. hat's just how I see the world, or the many worlds within this world. One of those is the enormous health club that I've belonged to for 20 years.

WATCH: Oyster's Top Fitness Hotels

Oyster | Posted 05.30.2012 | Travel

Now that beach season is around the corner, it's time to start busting our butts into bikini-approved shape.

How Do These Ads Promote Fitness?

Blisstree | Posted 01.05.2012 | Women

Equinox, the upscale gym with locations in New York, Dallas, Chicago and other locations throughout the east and west coast, is causing quite an uproa...

The Inside Scoop On Personal Trainers

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 11.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Maybe you're just starting an exercise program or maybe you have been at it a very long time, but in either case, the idea of hiring a personal trainer may have crossed you mind.

Sara Gaynes

Germiest Places At The Gym | Sara Gaynes | Posted 10.08.2011 | Healthy Living

Ever wonder where the most bacteria lurks at your local gym? Peter Sheldon, the vice president of operations at Coverall Cleaning, did, so he and his ...

Gym v. Sport: How Fitness Centers Artificially Recreate Our Simplest Childhood Pursuits

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Yuliya Neyman

Gyms are constantly innovating with new classes and high-tech equipment that looks increasingly like... middle school P.E.

When It Comes to Exercise, Go Native, Not Neurotic!

Natalia Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natalia Rose

This morning, I took my first exercise class in roughly a decade. My beloved childhood friend, bless her heart, suggested we try it. Even in the winte...

Forget a "Fat Tax." Tax the Fat.

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

With all the talk -- and screaming and gun-toting -- that's going on around the health care reform debate, maybe the answer is orbiting our ever-expanding guts.