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Getting Fit Online: The Good, The Bad And The Alternatives

Elena Prokopets | Posted 11.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Elena Prokopets

No matter where I am in my travels, we can keep our appointments. I have to admit, I didn't have a good feeling about this -- sure, it was cheaper, but could it be effective? My answer is "yes." Yours may not be. There are definitely pros and cons to this, but they all boil down to the individual.

Tapping Into the Helper High: Tips on Feeding Your Trainer's Helper Habit

Carolee Belkin Walker | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolee Belkin Walker

Halfway into my long run, I knew I had already set a personal record for pace. I was like a fine-tuned machine except that I was almost weepy. Going i...

Top Fitness Trends for 2016: Does Your Favorite Make the List?

Jill S. Brown | Posted 11.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

First let's get our semantics straight. This list is about trends, not fads. The difference being that a fad is a phenomenon that blows up quickly, lasts only for a short time, then, fades away. A trend is something that gains momentum and can create long-term impact in the way people think or behave. In other words, a trend is a "movement."

5 Personal Trainers On Your Biggest Fitness Mistakes

Thrillist | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living

If personal trainers spent all their time correcting the mistakes they see other people making, they'd never get anything done. So when I put out the call for trainers to chime in on the subject, I was practically flooded with responses.

The Faithful Shopper: Designer Dogs: Pamper Your Pooch

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

A brushed and shiny coat. Designer clothes. A downy bed. Chef-inspired treats. What pet pooch doesn't deserve to be pampered? As man's - or women's - ...

From Fit To Fat To Fit. A Study On Deliberate Weight Loss and Gain

Jairek Robbins | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jairek Robbins

Drew Manning is an Author and Personal Trainer/Fitness Coach that has been through quite the journey! We were lucky enough to get the details of this journey in an interview with him, and we were totally blown away by what he was able to do.

3 Easy Moves To Counteract A Day At Your Desk

Yanoula Athanassakis | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Yanoula Athanassakis

In our sedentary office culture, we spend an inordinate amount of time sitting with both the knee and hip bent; this position directly impacts the length of the hamstrings.

Life Coach Zachary Koval Discusses Finding Personal Acceptance Through His Queerness

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 04.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Zachary Koval is a busy man: He's a personal trainer and life coach, primarily helping people with coming out or switching to a plant-based diet. We sat down to chat on a cold New York afternoon.

5 Common Exercise Excuses You Need to Stop Making

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Greg Hoak, MS, CSCS Even though everyone's exercise needs are unique, the roadblocks that stand in their way are common. As a prof...

5 Exercises This Personal Trainer Won't Do

Sarah Klein | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

Some exercises may not deliver the results you'd expect, and others could actually hurt you. Here are five workouts I stay away from.

Is Personal Training Dead?

Jamie Walker | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

People now have endless options when it comes to their fitness, and rather than doubling down on one activity, they're taking a more holistic approach and exploring options that fit their individual budgets, lifestyles and interests.

60 Pounds Lighter, Quentin's Gearing Up For A Physique Competition

Posted 05.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: Q...

Destination Certification: All This Studying Is Making Me A More Mindful Exerciser

Sarah Klein | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

I've long been a stickler for good form when it comes to strength-training exercises, and I've written about it to boot. But I've been a zoned-out runner for as long as I can remember. Now, I'm learning more about what exactly to think about, and the consequences of not doing so.

Destination Certification: On the Path to Becoming a Personal Trainer

Sarah Klein | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

It's one thing to find a great love and mouth off about it. It's another entirely to be trained to do so. So I'm embarking on the "Let's make it official!" leg of this passion: I'm becoming a certified personal trainer. Which means in a few months, I'll be mouthing off more than ever.

What Makes a 'Good' Personal Trainer?

Lee Boyce | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lee Boyce

It's easy to write a trainer off as incompetent based on what you can't see behind the scenes. When January rolls around and it's time to get back to the gym, shirk that mentality and listen to your voice of reason.

13 Gym Fails

Jamie Galloway | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

There's a place for Lycra. Spin class perhaps, or maybe running through the park in winter. At the gym though, no one wants or needs to see the outline of your junk. Cover yourself up. The same goes for board shorts -- they belong at the beach. And sandals: seriously?

7 Ways to Have a Better Workout This Week

Jamie Galloway | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

Your body is an amazing thing. It'll adapt very quickly to whatever you throw at it. So quickly in fact that if you don't keep making it more challenging then your results will start to diminish.

A 50-year-old Clark Kent Finds His Inner Superman

Lewis DeSimone | Posted 10.09.2013 | Fifty
Lewis DeSimone

Some men buy red convertibles. Some cheat on their wives. When I turned 50, I hired a personal trainer.

8 Back-to-Basics Nutrition Tips

Jamie Galloway | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

This list is about as basic as it comes if you're looking to jump start your diet and nutrition. Replace bad habits with good habits and you'll soon see and feel the results.

How To Get Personal Training Without A Trainer

Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living

Dilemma: Hiring a personal trainer is pricey, but without any guidance, stepping into a weight room or sparking up a new fitness routine can be intimi...

The 7 to 10-Minute Workout Myth

Matthew Basso | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew Basso

My point is that the idea of a seven to 10-minute workout is what we as humans are best at. Wanting change with minimal effort. People will say that slower workouts never work. I disagree.

What Your Personal Trainer Wishes She Could Tell You

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Trainers don't want to say anything that might deter you from working out. But we got them to share a few frustrations (as well as ...

What I Say to Men Who Want to Screw

Nina Camp | Posted 08.04.2013 | Comedy
Nina Camp

When I finished the Testi Maxx promo, Leo helped me celebrate. If it makes $$ in the mail, I'll train 3x/week instead of two. I'm typing softly now like an angel. Leo's snoozing away in my little alcove. So sweet, like a young prince.

The Benefits of Personal Training

Jake Fischer | Posted 08.03.2013 | Sports
Jake Fischer

With June now upon us, the NBA Draft is suddenly just weeks away. That realization only means one thing for the hundred-some prospects currently vying to be selected by an NBA franchise on June 27: workouts, workouts and more workouts.

Training Day

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Claudia Zelevansky

On one very ordinary Tuesday, I temporarily forgot everything I stand for and signed up for the free personal training session at my gym. In my defense, I was seduced.