Working it Out

SHAPE editors and fitness experts review the latest trendy fitness classes and provide actionable advice and exclusive workout programs that will help you stay fit and healthy.

It's the million-dollar fitness question: Cardio before strength training or vice versa? And where do flexibility training and neuromotor exercise—which focus on skill-related components...

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Obsessing over an awesome fitness instructor or class is a fantastic motivator to exercise. When a particular yoga teacher or spin studio rocks your world, it's easier to say 'no' to...

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If you were diagnosed with a debilitating disease, the first thing you’d do is...sign up for a triathlon? That’s what 40-year-old Aurora Colello did.

At 19, Aurora moved to Hawaii...

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There is no common English name for dwi pada viparita dandasana, as it translates to "two-legged inverted staff pose"—both the English and the Sanskrit are quite a mouthful! I like to...

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How many times have you had to stop what you're doing to skip to the next song on your playlist? When it comes to going hard and doing your best workout, the perfect beat is key.

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Forget wearing your heart on your sleeve—the newest place to share your passions is on your feet. The latest developments in footwear personalization allow you to deck out your sneakers...

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As an editor at Shape, I’m lucky to be among the first to hear about the hottest new workouts and emerging fitness trends. But as the NYC fitness scene continues to heat up like...

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You already know you need to drink H20 before a super-sweaty exercise session, but determining the right amount can be tricky. Plus, leaving class with a headache, feeling thirsty during...

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I made it through my entire childhood and teen years without a single broken bone. Then, at age 21, I fractured my ankle in a darkened laser-tag stadium while illegally running for cover...

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Swap your boring crunches for a more effective (and fun!) workout that will get you the strong, flat midsection you're after. This core yoga routine...

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