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I'm Thankful for Parents Who Taught Me to Embrace Fitness (And Forget About Competition)
...without getting hung up on competition.
What One Runner Learned from Her First Weekend Yoga Retreat
How one runner escaped her hectic city life and got in touch with her inner yogi.
This Woman Swapped Cheerleading for Powerlifting and Found Her Strongest Self Ever
From lifting humans to lifting barbells
What Happened When Shape Editors Swapped Workouts for a Month
Our editors decided to mix up their fitness to push their limits in new ways. See what they learned about themselves, their bodies, and their commitment along the way.
Training for a Half Marathon Was One of the Most Memorable Parts of My Honeymoon
What started as an effort to stay accountable led to an active two-week adventure.
How to Scare Yourself Into Being Stronger, Healthier, and Happier
IG was right: If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.
I'm a Fitness Writer and *Still* Get Body-Shamed When Shopping
The search for that little black dress could have crushed me, but I didn't let it.
What I Learned About Celebrating Little Wins After Getting Run Over By a Truck
You won't believe this inspiring story of perseverance.
Muay Thai Is the Most Badass Workout You Haven't Tried Yet
Literally the most badass thing I've ever done.
Giving Up My Scheduled Workout Regimen Made Me Fitter Than Ever
(And took the stress out of wedding planning!)
My Injury Doesn't Define How Fit I Am
Sometimes, the biggest setbacks teach us the biggest lessons.
What It Really Means to Be Gender Fluid or Identify As Non-Binary
"I'm not 'confused.'"
The High Costs of Infertility: Women Are Risking Bankruptcy for a Baby
This is how much infertility costs.
How Finally Learning to Ride a Bicycle Helped Me Overcome My Fears
This woman proves it's never too late to face your fears.
Meet the Alvin Ailey Dancer Who Conquered CrossFit to Return to the Stage
Constance Stamatiou shares how weight training helped her overcome health obstacles and get her body confidence back.
Confessions of a Dietitian: The Weird Reason I Hate Tacos
We all have our little food hang-ups.
This Woman Is Fighting for Sepsis Awareness After Almost Dying from the Disease
Sepsis is a leading cause of death in America, but not many people know about it.
My Son Could Die If the New Health Care Bill Is Passed
Trump's proposed health care law could be fatal for my son's "pre-existing condition."
8 Women Get Real About How Their Moms Taught Them to Love Their Bodies
How I Run 100-Mile Races with Type 1 Diabetes
"I’m forced to be stronger because of it."
I Practiced Saying No for a Week and It Was Actually Really Satisfying
Sometimes saying no is worth the FOMO.
My Eating Disorder Inspired Me to Become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
I stopped fighting my body and found my true calling.
I Became a Professional Dancer After a Car Crash Left Me Paralyzed
"Dance is dance. Whether you're walking or rolling, it doesn't see disability."
The Surprising Way Hypnosis Changed My Approach to Health and Fitness
And no, you don't go to sleep and wake up a new person—it's actually hard work!
8 Brutally Honest Confessions from Massage Therapists
What they *really* think about your shaving habits