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America Ferrera Shares How Triathlon Training Boosted Her Self-Confidence

The actress and activist shares why training for her first triathlon was so damn empowering.

7 Pro Adventurers Share Why You Should Leave the Gym and Head Outside

Challenge yourself to something new and get some fresh air.

Margo Hayes Is the Young Badass Rock Climber You Need to Know

Margo Hayes may look small, but she's one of the most powerful rock climbers in the world.

This Woman Ran a Marathon with 85 Percent of Her Spine Fused

"I don't know if I would be here if I listened to the 'can'ts'. Being active has made my life worth living."

7 Michigan Parks to Visit for Epic Outdoor Adventures

Add these can't-miss places to your bucket list.

The 20-Mile Hike That Finally Made Me Appreciate My Body

"I hiked, I cried, I listened to Beyoncé."

7 Adventurous Women Who Will Inspire You to Go Outside

From kitesurfing to scaling mountains, these ladies know to spend time outdoors.

The Running Jacket That Could Save Your Life

It has built-in LED lights that make sure you're visible from 450 feet away.

Patagonia Is Suing President Trump to Protect National Monuments

"A president does not have the authority to rescind a national monument."

Pro Adaptive Climber Maureen Beck Wins Competitions with One Hand

"We're all as limited and unlimited as we make ourselves."

These Badass Athletes Will Make You Want to Take Up Rock Climbing

You just might decide to take up the sport yourself—even if it's only for the views.

How to Get Better at Yoga By Taking Your Practice Outdoors

Getting some fresh air while you practice yoga can up your benefits.

11 Places to Hike, Bike, and Paddle in Michigan This Fall

Just because summer is over doesn't mean you should stop exploring.

8 Essential Safety Tips Every Trail Runner Should Know

Make no mistake—trail running is NOT like running around the neighborhood.

Giving Up My Scheduled Workout Regimen Made Me Fitter Than Ever

(And took the stress out of wedding planning!)

This Crazy-Creative Pool Float Workout Will Make You Sweat This Summer

Pool floaties make a surprisingly useful workout tool.

What It's Like Being the Fat Girl On the Hiking Trail

I love hiking and I love my body—so why did the PCT make me feel so bad about both?

The Playground Boot-Camp Workout That'll Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

Hack the monkey bars, swings, and slide to fit in a total-body workout.

6 Reasons You Should Take Your Yoga Practice Outside

Time to take your Vinyasa from studio to sunshine.

How to Protect Yourself Against Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Rising temperatures and uncomfortable humidity can put you at risk for heat stroke.

What This Scary Scuba Diving Accident Taught Me About Proper Planning

Shape's editor-in-chief shares some important lessons she learned on the ocean floor.

The 1-Second Trick That Will Help You Ace Every Workout

It works for badass rock climber Sasha DiGiulian at 1K feet