The Super-Challenging Exercise That Helped Gal Gadot Get in ‘Wonder Woman’ Shape

[brightcove:5597028796001 default] We’re never getting over our girl crush on Gal Gadot, who reprises her role as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in this month’s Justice League. One move that got her superstrong: push presses followed by an active rest hold. "It works your triceps, shoulders, quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings while also helping with overall body coordination […]

Fitness Trainer Fires Back At Body Shamers After Hosting Facebook Live Workout: ‘ Really Guys?’

[brightcove:5603078603001 default]   This article originally appeared on After hosting a workout on Facebook Live for USA Today, Sarah Gaines received a ton of praise for her at-home exercise routine. But the fitness instructor also got some negative comments about her physique. The Boston-based trainer and Fit University founder saw notifications blowing up her […]

3 Things You’ll Love From Misty Copeland’s New Line of Workout Clothes

[brightcove:5434783735001 default] Ballerina extraordinaire (and our ultimate girl crush) Misty Copeland has teamed up with Under Armour to bring you her second foray in the world of fashion with her capsule collection, Misty Inspired-By. We were lucky enough to preview the goods, and we can definitely say that every single piece is ah-mazing. Here’s a look at three items from […]

How to Start Running (or Come Back From a Hiatus) Without Getting Hurt, According to Pros

[brightcove:5604378019001 default] New to running, or just trying to get back into it after a hiatus? Great. It’s one of the easiest sports to take up—all you need is a great pair of kicks and a sports bra, and you’re ready to go. Plus making your way through miles can help you shed pounds, bust […]

Pushing Myself Physically Helped Me Heal After My Son’s Death

[brightcove:5369762791001 default] On December 31, 2014, Susan Heard was sitting on her sofa with her husband and 12-year-old daughter, watching TV and waiting for the ball to drop in Times Square. “While everyone in the world was celebrating New Year’s Eve and having fun, I was thinking: I hate this holiday. I hate my life,” […]

I Lost a Leg After My Helicopter Crashed in Afghanistan. Sports Helped Me Get My Life Back

[brightcove:5597045625001 default] At age 21, Kirstie Ennis was living the life of her dreams. The daughter of two Marines, she had enlisted at 17 and was flying combat and rescue missions in Afghanistan as an aerial observer and gunner. “I was the eyes and ears for the pilot, letting him know what’s going on behind […]

Hundreds of People Are Posting Nude Yoga Photos on Instagram—Here’s What Inspired Them

[brightcove:5402455659001 default] Since 2015, the anonymous model and photographer known simply as Nude Yoga Girl has been sharing nude self-portraits on Instagram. In most of these photos, she's in the middle of a challenging yoga pose—and carefully positioned so as not to be too revealing. The images are honest and real, and the yogi's captions often document her journey towards self-love. Thanks to her artistic shots and insightful, body-positive comments, Nude Yoga […]

I Abused Drugs for 10 Years. Exercise Helped Me Get and Stay Sober

[brightcove:5588291686001 default] Most recovering addicts talk about a “bottom”—a devastating low point that finally made them see they needed to change their behavior. "Mine haunts me and fills me with enormous remorse to this day,” says Dana Smith. It was July 2009. Dana was 25, and had been abusing a variety of drugs for the […]

The Best Piece of Gym Equipment You’re Not Using

[brightcove:5599208474001 default] I’m almost certain you’ve seen the VersaClimber (or maybe it’s the Power Tower) in your gym. In mine, it’s situated right next to a row of treadmills…on the second floor, in the back left corner. In the nine years I’ve been a member at Equinox, I’ve only seen one or two people on […]