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Master this Move: Lunge

  When it comes to shaping your legs and posterior, the squat isn’t the only exercise in town. Lunges work your entire lower body and...

Master This Move: Burpee

Master this total-body move to engage every muscle and increase calorie burn. Burpees. You either love them or you hate them, or you love to...

I Worked Out with a Personal Trainer, and Here’s What I’ve Been Doing Wrong

Two weight-lifting moves I’ve been doing incorrectly. I consider myself pretty well-versed in the world of fitness. I work out multiple times per week, played...

Feed Your Life

I don’t put much faith in resolutions. I love the challenge of a new goal, but I have never found it particularly effective to make January the moment to say what I will or will not do this year.

Four Things That Should Be Part of Your Morning Routine

Use these four key morning routines to set up your day for success. It’s almost the New Year, but that doesn’t mean you have to...

How to Warm Up Properly for a Workout

Why you should be moving—not stretching—before a workout. Most of us know we’re supposed to warm up before exercising to get our bodies ready for...

Six Benefits of Sprint Training

Why you should be adding sprints to your workout routine—even if you hate running. Essentially, all you need to start a running program is a...

What to Expect From Your First Personal Training Session

Here are six things that will probably happen during your first personal training consultation. So you’ve signed up to work out with a trainer—awesome! But...

A TRX Bodyweight Workout for Beginners

Use these versatile straps to get a full-body workout wherever you are—no matter your fitness level. I am so excited to share my favorite piece...

Seven BODYCOMBAT Moves to Master before Your First Class

Get comfortable with your kicks and punches before you try out your first Les Mills BODYCOMBAT class. You’ve danced and pumped and grooved—but what about...

Try This Parkour Move: Cat Balance

Challenge your balance with this feline-esque move. Stretching is vital. Not the yoga kind, though. Here I’m referring to stretching your abilities in movement and...

How to Find a Personal Trainer

Interested in personal training, but not sure where to start? Here are three ways to find the trainer who's best for you. Many first-time...

13 Ways to Try Something for the First Time

Appreciate the small things by trying something you’ve never done before. When was the last time you did something for the first time? August is...

Class Notes: What to Expect at Your First U-Jam Class

Hate running? Try dancing the pounds off in a U-Jam Fitness class. U-Jam Fitness is an urban dance workout that makes you sweat while...

How to Talk Like a Baller

Brush up on your basketball slang to sound like a pro on and off the court. With the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament presented by 24...

Social Motivation

Never mind the haters and shamers—social media can be a creative weapon in your pursuit of a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Step Saver

Why just track steps, when you can map an adventure?

Six Ways Your Workouts Can Benefit From Periodization

How switching up the intensity of your daily movement can lead to better results. Doing the same thing repeatedly with the expectation of different results...

Warning Label

Don’t take your chances on workout apparel with these signs of wear and tear.

Partner Corner: Ditch Your Bathroom Scales

Bathroom scales are a false indicator and might even be bad for you. Stop fretting about your weight when you embark on the road to...

Unique Exercises and Strategies for Healthy, Strong Feet

These 7 moves and 6 massage techniques will keep feet happy.

10-Day Transformation for Runners

Novice or veteran, you’ll take to running (even more) with these moves.

A Strategic Approach to Mobility

Rules to live by for a long and happy running habit.

Gear Up

The essentials you need to get on the road.

Energy to Go

What should runners eat?

Race-Day Ready

There are many reasons to run, one of which is that our runs (or walks or hikes) often prove that we can do more than we often thought we could.

Unlocking Human Potential

Running is our birthright—Kelly Starrett’s working to restore it.

A Brief History of Running

How the sport has challenged and revealed human potential.

Partner Corner: The Psychology Behind Becoming the Best You Can Be

Forget heavy lifting alone, visualization can get you where you want. Whether you’re aiming for pro-athlete performance or you simply want to lose a few...

Overcome these Gym Excuses

Get over these mental roadblocks that hinder you from getting to the gym. There are a million ways to talk yourself out of going to...

Five Ways to Get Into the Mindset of Exercising Regularly

Try these tricks for those times when you don’t feel like working out.

Partner Corner: Help Put an End to the Inactivity Pandemic

You are part of the solution to the inactivity pandemic – one of the most perplexing problems of the modern day.

How to Know If You’ve Done a Good Workout

Could your workouts be stronger? Check for these five signs of solid training.

24 Hot Podcasts

These experts will change the way you think about working out.

Sneak Attack

The right pair of sneakers is the foundation of your workout.

Power Up Your Pull-Ups with Proper Technique

The ability to pull your bodyweight up with grace and ease is a wonderful goal that showcases your strength and control over your body.

Seven Things to Know About the Mind-Body Connection

We’ve all been there—a million things going on: work deadlines, family responsibilities, chores to do at home, social engagements to attend, and you want, no, need to make time for your workouts.

How to Start a Great Week and Month

Freshen up your outlook with these weekly and monthly reboot activities.

Know Where You Are Going, to Get There

Let go of worrying how you’ll get there, and you’ll find you’re able to get back on track.

Desire 2.0: Fall Back in Love with Your Workouts

Steps you can take to fall in love with exercise again.

Find a Workout that Motivates You

Your personality type can give you clues to the workout you’ll do—and keep doing.

Double the Fun Partner Workout

Level up your Motivation and your Intensity with Partner Workout.

How Long Does It Take to Lose Your Fitness Progress?

Skipping the gym without a good reason isn’t worth the setback. We all want to adhere to our fitness plans, but sometimes, life gets in...

Motivation Mastery

Embark on a journey from obligation to mastery.

Find Your Fitness Partner

The payoffs go way beyond the scale.

Build a Better Workout

These essential workout elements can change your body.
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Eight Tips for Fitting in a Solid Week of Workouts

How to make training fit into your busy life. When you have a busy schedule, it can feel impossible to fit workouts into your week,...

Seven Ways to Keep Your Mental Wellness in Check

A few scientifically proven things rule our brain chemistry and our mental health. Taking control over them is priority number one. Mental health is...
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Unapologetically Authentic: Meet the Real Chalene Johnson

Whether you know her from the fitness world, the business world, social media, the Internet, TV or all of the above, Chalene Johnson is...

Make Space in Your Playlist

Space. Staring into the night sky has offered humans inspiration for eons. We employ the metaphor of space often, in our desire for limitless...

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Follow these 8 tips to help you begin a walking club.

Seven Workout Trends You’ll See in 2017

From mindfulness to climate-extreme environments to virtual fitness, these programs and practices are the wave of the future.

Fitness in the Kitchen With Jorge Cruise

These are the real answers you need to kick off the New Year.

Resolve to Make Better Resolutions in 2017

Create realistic goals and stay motivated in 2017. Let’s just get it out there: New Year’s resolutions do not have a good track record. By...

Count on Gadgets for the Bigger Picture

Use those shiny new devices and apps to look beyond steps and calories to overall health.

Gear Up

The new year is the perfect time to kick-start your goals by building a fitness wardrobe.

Train Your Mind, Transform Your Game

Get to work with a new kind of coach and watch the results begin to take shape.

Goals from the Heart with Jim Kwik

The start of the year is an amazing time to reset and clear space in your life. That doesn’t necessarily mean an elaborate set...

Rewrite Your Story in 2017

Tips from experts make this the year you want.

Resolution Revolution

May the best goal win. It's here and so are you: resolution in hand, a list in your heart. 2017 welcomes us with the open...

Avoid these Six Cardio Machine Mistakes

In order to get a good workout every time, steer clear of these common habits. People make all sorts of mistakes at the gym,...

Catch the Holiday Express

A 24-minute total-body workout you can do wherever the season takes you.

1 Conference, 12 Experts, 24+ Trends to Watch

Slowing down aging. Reversing chronic disease. Erasing pain.

24 Easy Investments in Better Health

What’s health got to do with retirement investments? Well, it turns out, a lot.

Moved to Improve with Move Mountains

This adventure company is teaching people to be more self-aware through outdoor exploration.

The Difference Between Health vs. Fitness

Make the other 23 hours in your day count.

Enjoy Your Food for Better Health

Good nutrition is easier — and more pleasurable — than you might think.

Change Your Space, Change Your Life

Refresh your living space to restore energy and inspiration.

Take Hold of Life with Epic Goals

“Health is what I value most” – Diana Nyad

How to Take Fearless First Steps

An expert Zumba instructor answers your questions.

Be Your Own Superhero

Tips to vanquish three supervillains.

Six Ways to Jump-Start a Fitness Program at Any Age

Fitness is important for people during all stages of life, and maintaining an active lifestyle as you age is critical to long-term health and...

Pack your Bag!

Why do you need a specialist gym bag instead of any old duffel? Because it makes life easier.

Living Your Dream with Bo Eason

Bo Eason has realized “impossible” dreams more than once, and he’s got the formula for all of us to do so, too.

The Power of Living Gamefully

In “SuperBetter” Jane McGonigal shows how game play gives us the power to be healthy and happy.

Build Your Mental Muscle

Think again about how we learn as a group.

The Most Important Relationship

Phil Timmons explains why getting more out of your training starts with a new relationship — to yourself.

Be the Change

You have more influence than you think.

Group Think

How collective flow states can lead to a happier, healthier group.

Forward Motion: A Walking Miracle

Black Belt Hall-of-Famer kicks paralysis to the curb and inspires his community.

Focus on the Flex with Alex Carneiro

Alex Carneiro’s got a straight-up workout for your chest, arms and back.

Living Lucid

Mental performance coaching takes the art of meditation to a new level.

Find Your Strength in Numbers

How instructors build a community of like-minded exercisers.

The Most Important Conversation

Dana Tabacco says there’s one question that doesn’t cost a thing, but the answer is priceless.
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Life Wisdom for Graduates

24Life honors a day of transformation for graduates nationwide.

The Psychology of Activewear Design

Suiting up for success is all about choosing the right thing to wear when you exercise.

Bigger, Stronger, Faster … in Days

What would it take for you to let me help you build your best body ever in as little as 12 weeks? ”That was the...
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On Leadership: In Search of Transformation

A quick internet search will prove that “transformation” is in high demand. There are transformation programs for your career, your wardrobe, your body and...

99% Perspiration, 100% Inspiration

Thomas Edison said genius was a little inspiration and a lot of perspiration. That puts Team 24 and U.S. Paralympic athletes Cortney Jordan and...

No time? No problem. Try Tabata.

Burn big calories with this total-body cardio and power Tabata workout.

Mindset Hacks

Learn how to make better decisions with these willpower hacks.

Spring Clean Your Mind

Planning to organize your home or detox this spring?

Dynamic Dinners

Now trending: Meal-kit delivery services that save you time and energy.

Energy Management

How Your Hormones Work Together to Run Your Metabolism.

Energy Management: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Flow states require energy.

Why 30-day challenges work and why they fail

Want to try a challenge? Here’s how to make it work for you.

3 Ways, 30 Days

Mix and match your workouts Did you set a personal fitness goal? Good. If you want results, then strategy is your game and we’ve got...

The food rituals of a nutritionist

The common stereotype of a nutritionist is someone who counts calories, lives off vegetables and never eats junk food or drinks alcohol. I want...

In Case of Need: Take Class

There’s a cancer survivor in front of you, a single mom on your left, a job-seeker on your right. In the Zumba “nation,” there’s bound to be someone who’s been there – and they’ve got your back.

Cold Therapy with the Iceman

Lashaun Dale embarks on a 10-week journey to reboot her Inner Fire, following the guidance of Wim Hof.

Inspiring resources to help you take a first step

YOU WANT TO BE INSPIRED ... Created in 2008, Creative Mornings celebrates a city’s creative talent by gathering for coffee, breakfast and a short talk...

Play for Change – Success Story

When Selden McCabe was diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer in 2010, he began a drug regimen with potential to extend his life. He...

Coaches’ Corner

What should I do to lose weight — strength and conditioning, or cardio? Nik Herold: That’s a very popular question, especially at the start of...

Yoga is Booming

Up to 12 percent of Americans now practice yoga, and nearly a third plan to try it for the first time, according to the...

The Power of Knitting

Our grandmothers were onto something with knitting and crocheting. It appears that the repetitive nature of needlework can induce a similar relaxed state to...

Adult Relief

With adult coloring books now making up seven of the top 20 best-sellers in the Amazon bookstore, the words “craze” or “fad” come to...

Too Good to be True

Don’t you love it when foods you really enjoy turn out to have health-giving properties that are almost too good to be true? Take...

Good Friends, Good Health

Don’t get stuck trying to decide whether exercise or diet is the most important thing for maintaining good health — it turns out that...

Feel the Force (Don’t Force the Feel)

We’re drowning in information—about how to live better, eat right, earn more and find true love—but we’re still starving for motivation. One Harvard Medical...

Fast food

Spring's the time to start shedding some of the winter pounds. With the intermittent diet A flexible and proven way to lose weight, AUTHORS OF 5:2 Lifestyle, Delphine de Montalier and Charlotte Debeugny create a delicious selection of recipes for your fasting days. 

Know Where You’re At

Guessing how much time on the treadmill will work off the second helping of pumpkin pie — or how many calories were in that...

Sitting Combat

We’ve all heard the warnings that “sitting is the new smoking,” and probably think they’re an exaggeration. But there’s now overwhelming evidence that sitting...

In The Mindful Zone

The most widely accepted definition of mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment, deliberately and nonjudgmentally… From David Michie’s book "Why Mindfulness Is Better...

Yoga As Medicine

We all take medicine to cure our illnesses, ease our aches and make us feel better overall, right? But, what about the pain of...

Top 10 Tips To Conquer Obstacle Racing

It’s obstacle race season, and if it’s on your bucket list or you’re a veteran, you’ll still appreciate these tips from adventure racer and...

Get Your Kids to Play

Summer fun can be a blessing and a curse. The lack of routine is tough for parents trying to keep a family schedule including...

Make this Summer Vacation a Fitcation

Even if you’re tied to a tour group and a tightly scheduled itinerary, adding some physical activity to your daily schedule is a great...

TOP five ways to find time to exercise

5 excuse-busting tips for when you hear yourself say, “I don’t have time to exercise.” 


Your joints are the one area of your body you need to take extra care of while training. 24Life gets insight from orthopedic surgeon Nigel Hope.

#HOT 24

When you read more, life expands — these 24 books covering superfoods to fitness, from healthy recipes to juicing, will reshape the way you...

It’s all about the bass

Think about the last great workout you had. Not just a good one, but a truly great one. A workout in which you worked...

Become an Atlas Warrior

Obstacle course racing is America’s fastest growing sport and it’s not hard to see why: the hill running, walls, slippery slopes, ropes, mud bogs,...

24 new tips for a great year of you

1. Stand more Too much sitting is not a friend to your posture, health or fitness goals. Remind yourself to take a posture break from...

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