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The Power of Pinning

Amy Hansen | Posted 10.01.2012 | Women
Amy Hansen

I pried my eyes away from my laptop and caught a glimpse of myself in disheveled pajamas. I certainly didn't look like those well-dressed girls I had pinned to my style board, but wait until I got dressed tomorrow!

The Struggle to Stay Fit

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Don't give up. Don't allow breaks in your routine to become permanent. Don't be frustrated if progress in running faster or lifting heavier weights is slower than when you were 20 years younger.

Losing Weight After Baby

Mia Redrick | Posted 09.11.2012 | Parents
Mia Redrick

Like most moms, I've struggled with either gaining too much weight while pregnant with my three children or losing weight after each pregnancy.

POLL: Flip Out! Would You Hang At An Adult Playground?

Posted 07.03.2012 | Detroit

New York City is installing adult playgrounds for fitness-hungry grown-ups, touting the benefits of a grade-school workout. For those of us who had...

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 Steps to a Perfect Summer Workout

Ben Greenfield | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

The perfect workout involves more than just heading to the gym, picking up some dumbbells or hopping on a cardio machine, and working up a sweat. If you incorporate these six steps into your workout, your body will respond by becoming fitter faster, with less discomfort for you!

Things Guys Have Said To Me At The Boxing Gym

The Hairpin | Posted 06.21.2012 | Women

"So, I'll make you a deal. You win your fight, you take me out to dinner." - The dude named Marco who works there that I mentally call "The Situation...

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.

Stacy Berman's 30-Day Summer Shape Up Challenge: Workout 4

Stacy Berman | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Stacy Berman

We have one last workout to fine tune the machine that is your body. By now you are looking and feeling amazing and you are ready to take it to the next and final work out. Complete the exercises for one minute each, three times, with little to no rest.

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 25: 10 Tips For Better Weight Training

Ben Greenfield | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

If you lift weights, you need to constantly change your routine in order to burn fat faster and challenge your muscles. In other words, you need to throw your body some curveballs.

30-Day Summer Shape Up Day 24: Circuit Workout 3

Stacy Berman | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Stacy Berman

Here we are on week three of our progressive workout. You should be feeling your body changing and your performance increasing. That means you are ready to to take it to the next level.

30-Day Summer Shape Up Challenge: Circuit Workout 2

Stacy Berman | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Stacy Berman

So you got through our first workout and you are ready to kick it up a notch. This week we get a little more intense with a lot more results. If you find yourself getting tired or sloppy in a set, revert back to week oneʼs exercise.

Baby Boomer Bathing Suits and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.30.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

The suits from last summer seem to hit all the wrong places. Does anyone else have this problem?

3 10-Minute Workouts To Get Fit Fast

Ben Greenfield | Posted 06.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Ditch the idea that when it comes to exercise, longer is better. Enjoy quick workouts -- and your extra time!

10 Tips For Your Best Workout From The City Gym Boys

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices

For the City Gym Boys, looking good is only part of the fitness equation. Though their brawn undoubtedly fueled the success of their popular beefcake ...

5 Pilates Myths, Busted

Ben Greenfield | Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Although I'm a fan of anything that helps you live an active, healthy lifestyle, there are plenty of myths and misconceptions floating around about Pilates.

WATCH: Wall Street Traders Get Sweaty

Posted 03.24.2012 | Business

Guys, check out the latest trend to hit Wall Street. High-frequency training. That's right, there are now no excuses for a busy trader to not keep...

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.

Short on Time for a Workout? Maximize Your Time and Go for the 'After-Burn'!

Jill S. Brown | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

If you can only find 30 minutes (or less) to fit in some exercise, what's the best use of your time -- a cardio workout or a weight training session?

Taking the Rut Out of Your Routine

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 05.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Kaehler

Lately, I have been receiving more and more comments on my website about what to do when one is in a rut.

4-3-2-1... Fitness!

Estelle Underwood | Posted 05.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Estelle Underwood

Regardless of your present level of conditioning, this exercise format can work for you. It can be done by the physically disabled sitting in a chair or implemented by a seasoned athlete.

Do One Thing Everyday That Scares You: Suspend Your Sexuality

Jody Melto | Posted 04.30.2012 | DC
Jody Melto

Jessalyn Medairy's pole-dancing class is part workout and part erotic performance. Sexuality is integral to the class. So is a close shave.

What's The Ideal Workout Schedule?

Posted 02.18.2012 | Healthy Living

By Joe Dowdell, CSCS, CPT for Shape.com Q: What's the ideal workout schedule for burning fat and building lean muscle? A: Just as there is no ma...

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...