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9 Reasons Every Runner Needs to Do Hill Training

Let's face it, hills aren't exactly known as a runner's best friend. You probably avoid them because, well, they're tiring and can turn a light 30-minute jog into utter exhaustion.

"Most people, particularly new runners, avoid hills," says Sean Fortune, a former NCAA distance coach & USA Track and Field level II certified distance coach. "I always recommend people seek them out because it's going to be harder but [will ultimately] make you stronger."

Instant Cooling Products for Dewy, Hydrated Skin

After a day spent in the scorching sun, your skin is in need of an instant cool-down. Luckily, Shape beauty director Kate Sandoval Box has the superstar products that will save your skin this summer. These four formulas will not only soothe overheated skin on contact, but they'll also give you a healthy and refreshed glow. (Next up, try these refreshing post-workout beauty products.)

The Weird Way Other People Affect Your Workout Performance

You know that girl you love to hate at spin class/boxing/CrossFit because she absolutely crushes the workout, without a producing even a bead of sweat? And next to her, you feel like a useless, soggy towel? Well, science has figured out why you might feel that way.

Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike

Urban dwellers, rejoice! This folding Exerpeutic bike ($149, is the answer for anyone who's tight on space. It folds down to half its size so you can easily slide it into your closet in between workout sessions.

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NordicTrack GX 2.7 Upright Cycle

Hop on the NordicTrack bike ($280, and track your heart rate with monitors that are built right into the handles. Your anaerobic zone doesn't even know what's coming.

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