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Restoring Your Rhythm: 3 Tips For Choosing A Workout Program That's Right For You

Matthew Basso | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Basso

For you to restore your rhythm and reach your goals you're going to have to follow a program. You need a plan. You need well-thought workouts that act as a map that you can read and understand before you set foot into the gym.

Train Like A Gymnast

Stacy Berman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Stacy Berman

To be a great gymnast you must be superhumanly strong and have great balance, and yet also display such delicacy of movement that Mikhail Baryshnikov would be impressed.

What Training Like A Sprinter Can Do For You

Stacy Berman | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Stacy Berman

Most of us will not come close to running the speeds seen in the Olympics. Training like a sprinter, though, will help you build a sexy, athletic body and give you the upper hand in the battle to catch the bus.

Olympics-Inspired Workouts

Manning Sumner | Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Manning Sumner

Every wonder how professional athletes keep up their stamina throughout the game? The answer: conditioning, conditioning, conditioning -- especially in basketball and swimming.

How To Get Shoulders Like Ryan Lochte's

Ben Greenfield | Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

With the Olympics just around the corner, many of us can't wait to witness the triangular, perfectly-defined bodies of swimmers like Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin. But if you don't swim 10,000 meters a day, can you still get Phelps' and Franklin's toned shoulders? Absolutely!

When You Go to Exercise, Do It on Your Terms

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

Years ago, I had a workout plan and I followed it to the letter. But these days, almost never do I go to the gym and do the workout I plan to do.

6 Things All The Best Workouts Have In Common

Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Smith for Shape.com Experts reveal how to spot the signs of an effective fitness plan. For more on fitness and exercise, click he...

The Best Exercises To Build Muscle

Manning Sumner | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Manning Sumner

"Frustrated" is the first word that I hear all the time from clients who are trying to build muscle. You've been hitting the gym for a few months now trying to "get big" or tone your body, but aren't seeing results.

30-Day Summer Shape-Up Day 26: A Quick, Fat-Burning Morning Routine

John Romaniello | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
John Romaniello

Now that you're coming to the end of your 30-day shape-up, it's time to start looking at how to maintain your results once that challenge is over -- and the easiest way to do that is by building simple habits that will help you stay both strong and slim.

30-Day Summer Shape-Up Day 20: Stay Cool In The Heat

Ben Greenfield | Posted 08.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Even if you don't plan on doing a triathlon or marathon in hot weather, high temperatures can make your workouts uncomfortable, inhibit performance, cause dehydration, and leave you feeling under the weather. Why does hot weather throw such a wrench into our workouts?

Summer Shape-Up: How to Look Good in a T-Shirt

Ben Greenfield | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

With summer rolling in, your sleeves are going to be rolling up. This means bare arms, more neck, and possibly even a little waist is going to show. So today, you'll get five steps to ensure that you look good in your t-shirt this summer!

6 Moves For Your Waist

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Kaehler

"Whittle your waist," as they used to say. Unfortunately, spot-reducing doesn't work. However, you can tone the muscles in your midsection with these powerhouse exercises.

10 Ways To Keep Your Workouts Exciting

Ben Greenfield | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

The nice part about changing up your workouts is that not only does it keep your body guessing, but it also keeps your brain guessing, which can help keep workouts from getting ho-hum or boring -- and keep you from losing your exercise motivation!

10 At-Home Moves For A Better Backside

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Kaehler

As a trainer and exercise teacher for many years, I have worked on butt exercises for as long as I can remember. Some are good, and some are really good. The key is doing them and doing them consistently.

Wear Your Fitness in Layers

Stacy Berman | Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Stacy Berman

Working in layers helps you develop overall, whole body conditioning, which eliminates weaknesses. Balance is key.

10 Crunch-Free Ways To Get Stronger Abs

Ben Greenfield | Posted 05.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Ultimately, there are better ways than crunches to get a flat stomach. Here are my top 10 crunch alternatives that will avoid back pain and burn many more calories than crunches.

How To Make Your Own Home Gym

Ben Greenfield | Posted 04.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

What are you waiting for? Why wait until you can get to the gym or afford a gym membership to exercise? Get started now with your own home gym.

Want To Boost Midday Productivity? Try This

Posted 02.17.2012 | Healthy Living

By Laura Schwecherl Falling asleep in front of the computer screen? Creativity crashing by 3 p.m. in the office? The trick to becoming more produ...

3 Steps To Stronger Thighs

Ben Greenfield | Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

If there's one part of the body that my clients most often complain about, it's the thighs. They can be too skinny, too thick, too soft, too weak or too baggy. So whether you want to improve tone, add strength or simply look great in your jeans, this article is for you.

3 Steps To Stronger Abs

Ben Greenfield | Posted 03.25.2012 | Health and Fitness
Ben Greenfield

Have you lost your abs recently? Maybe you're noticing a "muffin top" or "beer belly" that needs to disappear? Or perhaps you just need that extra bit of definition to compete with Ryan Gosling's impressive physique. Good news: You can get a flat stomach, in three steps.

Which Workout Burns The Most Fat?

Ben Greenfield | Posted 02.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

The majority of workouts that advertise themselves as high fat-burning can be broken down into three different categories: cardio, resistance and cardio plus resistance. So of these three types of workouts, which burns the most fat?

5 Reasons Your Workout Isn't Working

Posted 12.14.2011 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Smith for Shape.com Have you been working out consistently for months (maybe even years) and yet the scale is creeping up? Here are five...

Why You Should Dance Your Way To Fitness

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 12.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Erin Joy Henry

I run miles on the incline treadmill, wear "tough girl" workout gear and take classes with words like "melt" and "boot camp." I don't go to classes involving dance or large groups of women. This is what Zumba entailed.

Small Changes, Big Results

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 10.20.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

Small lifestyle changes are easier to achieve and maintain. When successful, they are more likely to become habits and can lead to increased self-confidence.

5 Reasons To Love Summer Workouts

Sara Gaynes | Posted 09.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Gaynes

There are way better ways to celebrate the Fourth than just treats -- your fitness routine can get a huge boost from the heat wave.