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Apr. 16, 2021
‘This Is the Week People Are Getting Back in Shape’
Advice from the experts on how to take it slow.
Apr. 9, 2021
Will You Work Out in the Park With Me?
The more people who do it, the less weird it will be.
Apr. 2, 2021
How Will We Remember Gay Bars?
Jeremy Atherton Lin’s new book maps the loss of queer nightlife.
Apr. 2, 2021
Please Don’t Forget the Humble Oblique
They may not be as flashy as abs, but they’re a key part of core strength.
Mar. 26, 2021
If You Expect to Feel Worse After Exercise, You Will
According to a new study, your expectations have an outsize effect on your workout.
Mar. 19, 2021
The 10 Best Full-Body Workout Videos
Routines for the whole bod, from pilates and boxing to cardio and dance.
Mar. 12, 2021
Why Do All These New Workouts Want Me to Cry?
When fitness became wellness, we were asked to engage our emotions as well as our muscles.
Mar. 5, 2021
Trying a New Exercise, Just Once, Is Crazy Good for Your Bod
Moving in a way you never have before has outsized benefits.
Feb. 26, 2021
The 5-Minute Stretching Video I Watch Every Day Now
It’s the only thing that helps me get through an interminable workday.
Feb. 24, 2021
All My Friends’ Quarantine Bubbles Are Bursting
Suddenly, everyone I know is abandoning their pod.
Feb. 19, 2021
We Were Never Meant to Exercise
According to this new book, there’s a good reason you hate working out so much.
Feb. 12, 2021
Behold, the Ascendance of the Lunchtime Workout
Is noon really the most popular time to exercise now?
Feb. 5, 2021
Can I Interest You in a Safer, Warmer Winter Bike Ride?
Let my totally preventable accident teach us all a lesson.
Feb. 1, 2021
I’m Very Wholesome. Just Ask My Shirt.
The political-slogan tee has morphed into the amorphously sincere sweatshirt.
Jan. 29, 2021
Have You Found Your Favorite Fitness App?
Here are 10 to get you started, from Apple Fitness+ to the be.come project.
Jan. 22, 2021
You Just Need One Good Song
Ten fitness instructors share their absolute favorite pump-up songs.
Jan. 15, 2021
You Don’t Have to Commit
There’s no point to sticking with an exercise routine if you don’t actually like it.
Jan. 8, 2021
Self-Improvement is Over
In 2021, it’s time to finally accept that failure is just part of exercise.
Jan. 1, 2021
The Way We Make Fitness Resolutions Is All Wrong
An all or nothing approach isn’t going to get you very far.
Dec. 25, 2020
The Tiny Little Thing That Got Me Out of a Fitness Rut
Fourteen pretty fit people share what worked for them.
Dec. 14, 2020
Do You Miss the Feeling of Team Sports?
With its welcoming tutorials and group-hug energy, Apple’s Fitness+ will remind you of working out with friends.
Dec. 11, 2020
Hear Me Out: Camping in the Winter
If you have enough experience and preparation, it can be a magical experience.
Dec. 4, 2020
This Is How I Trick Myself Into Morning Workouts
There’s a treat that goes with everything, even crack of dawn exercise.
Nov. 27, 2020
This is the Perfect Time to Learn How to Dance
This app taught me how to do a routine in heels.
Nov. 20, 2020
Actually, Working Out in the Cold Is the Best
Don’t underestimate the power of a brisk wintertime jog.
Nov. 13, 2020
Have You Considered a Mini-Trampoline?
Give your indoor workouts a boost this winter.
Nov. 6, 2020
Let’s Just Wear Ourselves Out So We Can Rest Tonight
There’s no one workout to guarantee good sleep, but here are some moves to try.
Oct. 30, 2020
Banish Unwanted Thoughts With These Baffling Dance Moves
Concentrating on the unnatural movements of celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson will keep your mind from wandering.
Oct. 23, 2020
11 Free Fitness Trials to Get You Through to 2021
Now’s the time for switch up your routine.
Oct. 16, 2020
8 of the Very Best Teeny Tiny Workouts
Don’t underestimate the power of a five-minute routine.
Oct. 9, 2020
Why Did No One Tell Me About the Pelvic Floor?
Imagine not having heard of your lungs.
Oct. 2, 2020
On TikTok, Workouts Are Over Before You Even Know It
Sped-up workout videos let me imagine I’m doing 30 minutes of cardio in 60 seconds.
Sept. 29, 2020
The Dream of Winterizing Your Social Life
It’s not too late to get started.
Sept. 25, 2020
Working Out in Virtual Reality, I Vanquish My Limited Self
Wearing a headset makes me forget that I’m tired, that I’m exercising, that I even have a body at all.
Sept. 18, 2020
Slouching Toward Six Months of Bad Posture
Just give me a reason to stand up straight.
Sept. 11, 2020
The Little Trick Hardcore Cyclists Swear By
Even if you’re more of a runner than a biker, you could probably use this.
Sept. 4, 2020
Do I Want to Work Out or Do I Just Want a Toy?
Hula-Hoops, trampolines, and jump ropes have never been so appealing.
Aug. 28, 2020
Was This the Summer You Started Roller-Skating?
You might have Instagram star Oumi Janta to thank for that.
Aug. 14, 2020
The Flimsy Bands That Will Totally Change Your Workout
Yes, resistance bands really do work.
Aug. 7, 2020
The Best Dance-Workout Videos on YouTube
If it’s too hot out, you can always stay inside and exercise in the A.C.
July 31, 2020
There Is More Than One Way to Pee Outside
In a time of shuttered public restrooms, it’s time to get creative.
July 24, 2020
The Tiny Item That Makes Hiking So Much Better
Don’t underestimate how much you’ll need this.
July 17, 2020
Dressed for Anything, Going Nowhere
If your style has taken a turn for the utilitarian, you’re not alone.
July 10, 2020
Have You Noticed All the Bikers on the Streets?
If you’re learning to ride again, you’re in good company.
July 3, 2020
Is Hiking the Only Summer Activity That’s Basically Still the Same?
Perhaps this is why it’s so popular right now.
June 26, 2020
What’s It Like to Work Out in a Gym Right Now?
Some clubs are doing temperature checks, reducing capacity, or even requiring special chaperones for patrons.
June 19, 2020
How Do I Get My Parents to Work Out With Me?
If it’s not a competitive team sport, they don’t consider it exercise.
June 12, 2020
Breath Work Is Like Having an Adult Tantrum
It might make you laugh, cry, or shake, but it can help release anxiety, too.
May 29, 2020
The Most Fun You Can Ever Have With Weights
Finally, a workout worthy of our precious dumbbells.
May 22, 2020
What If I’m Too Distracted to Exercise?
Interrupting your workout actually isn’t the worst thing.