The Importance of Mentally Training for a Marathon

The Importance of *Mentally* Training for a Marathon I've never been one to get emotional over running a bad race—until I found myself sitting in the backseat of an SUV with silent tears rolling down my face, trying to fight off an emotional breakdown. I'll tell you why. When I crossed the finish line of my fourth marathon,...

Forget Diet and Exercise—Do You Have the Fit Gene?

Forget Diet and Exercise—Do You Have the Fit Gene? You're just a cheek swab or a needle prick away from finding out if your body is programmed for endur­ance, built for power, or hard wiredto lift heavy. That's because the sophisticated lab tests that were once reserved for Olympians have gone mainstream, thanks to a...

The 4-Minute Daily Thigh Workout

Thigh Workout
The 4-Minute Daily Thigh Workout Written by Nicole Bowling on August 17, 2017 One of the biggest misconceptions about exercise is that you have to spend hours doing it daily to see results. We’re busy ladies, so if we can get more bang for our buck with quick workouts, sign us up! Here, we share a four-minute...

Fitness Pros Have a Dirty Little Secret, Chronic Pain

Fitness Pros Have a Dirty Little Secret, Chronic Pain In her mid-20s, Sue Hitzmann was a rising star in the fitness industry. She was on the cover of Muscle & Fitness, had an international bestselling boot camp video, and was incredibly lean and shredded — the physical epitome of a fitness trainer. “I couldn’t have been...

5 Veggie Noodle Recipes Guaranteed to Convert Any Carb Lover

5 Veggie Noodle Recipes Guaranteed to Convert Any Carb Lover Written by Neda Varbanova on July 26, 2017 When was the last time you met someone who didn’t like pasta? Maybe … never. If ever there was a universally adored food, it’d probably be pasta (with ice cream, chocolate, or pizza running close behind). But while we...