By: Rachelle Mahoney

Game Changers

Michael Conol Says You Can Pretty Much Talk Yourself Into Anything—Even Learning to Walk Again

During a seventh-grade trip to a water park, personal trainer Michael Conol was bullied by his classmates for his weight. “I...

Movement

What to Know Before Taking a Virtual Studio Class

When I was contemplating joining a gym many moons ago, studio classes were what sealed the deal for me—and my wallet....

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How Powerlifting Saved This Instagram Influencer’s Life and Why She’s Speaking Out About Mental Health

Taking care of yourself is so much more than just physical. Power lifter Cynthia Leu transformed the way she viewed food, fitness and even her body by focusing on her mental health, and has used Instagram as a platform to to inspire thousands of others to do the same.

Mindset

How Do You Know If You Have an Unhealthy Relationship With Money? A Financial Wellness Adviser Explains

If April tax season brought with it a sense of dread and anxiety surrounding money, you’re not alone. And though tax...

Regeneration

I Used the Hypervolt for a Week and It Changed My Recovery Game

As a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and health and wellness editor, I know as well as anyone how important...

Mindset

Financial Wellness Trainer Danetha Doe Offers Tips for What to Do With Your Tax Return

Tax season is upon us, and many of us are eagerly awaiting our return, dreaming up all the ways we want...

Lifestyle

Seven Ways to Build Self-Discipline, Foster Momentum and Sustain Healthy Habits

Over the last few years, I’ve turned my health and fitness around dramatically. I’ve lost weight (more than 20 pounds), gained...

Game Changers

Denise Gee Says Fitness Gave Her Confidence and Is a Promise She Keeps to Her Body

Denise Gee didn’t have a gym membership until a year and a half ago, when she left her job as a...

Game Changers

How Group X Helped Eric Chan and Jenna Wong Establish a Health-Focused Relationship

Eric Chan and Jenna Wong met five years ago, and right away they discovered that they both worked in the Bay...

Game Changers

Alice Furuya Wants You to Love the Work[out]—and Try New Stuff

Alice Furuya joined 24 Hour Fitness after her first knee replacement surgery in 2012—for the pool. “I’m a really good swimmer,”...

Game Changers

Fitness Manager Vinh Duong Says This Is the First Step in a Successful Fitness Journey

Vinh Duong was always on the skinnier side as a kid. As a computer science student in college, Duong was interested...

Movement

Cardio Revival

Tired of trotting on the treadmill? Dig into this total-body workout that does double duty, building strength and elevating your heart rate with classic moves punctuated by cardio blasts to really get you going.

Mindset

Coach Dannie De Novo’s New Book Helps You Get in a Good Mood—and Stay There

After more than a decade practicing business law and going through a divorce, Dannie De Novo made the switch from lawyer...

Nourishment

A Dietitian’s Tips for Teaching Your Kids to Love Healthy Foods

Digestive health expert Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN, knows that kids won’t always eat the “healthy” options when given a...

Game Changers

Personal Trainer Nikka Saadat Wants You to Enjoy the Process, Not Fixate on the Results

Personal trainer Nikka Saadat was a very active kid. She figure skated from ages 3 to 15, and she played tennis...

Nourishment

What Digestive Health Expert Tamara Duker Freuman Eats in a Day

Named “The Bloated Belly Whisperer” for her work with patients experiencing unexplained gas, bloating and more, digestive health expert Tamara Duker...

Mindset

Author Jonni Pollard Talks About His New Book and Finding True Fulfillment and Purpose

Anxiety, conflict, self-doubt, disconnection, lack of purpose or fulfillment—if we’re honest with ourselves, for many of us, these are common experiences....

Game Changers

Amputee Snowboarder Brett Botelho Is Chasing His Shot at the Paralympics No Matter the Cost

Growing up, Brett Botelho’s brother was an avid snowboarder and an influential part of Botelho’s life. “I was drawn to the...

Nourishment

A Digestive Health Expert on Why Your “Healthy” New Year’s Diet Might Be the Cause of Your Bloat

Just over a decade ago, Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN, left her business career to pursue a degree in dietetics....

Movement

Rohan Murphy Has No Legs, and No Excuses Holding Him Back

Born with a very severe defect that led to a double leg amputation at age 4, the social media influencer and motivational speaker knows better than anyone what it means to have the odds stacked against him.

Game Changers

How Meghan Litchfield Is Working Toward a Sizeless World With RedThread

Growing up, Meghan Litchfield’s mother would take Meghan to the fabric store to pick out patterns. “She would make these beautiful...

Regeneration

Five Ways to Incorporate Self-Care Into Your Busy Holiday Season

Ah, the holidays. Delicious food, cold weather, holiday music and cheer. What’s not to love? The stress. Which means, there’s no...

Game Changers

Health Coach and Chef Mia Russo Stern Is on a Mission to Make Healthy Sell

A little more than five years ago, New York health coach and natural food chef Mia Russo Stern was on vacation...

Game Changers

Meet Daniel Katz, the 21-Year-Old Shaking Up the World of Protein Bars

Daniel “D” Katz started his first business—“an eBay/Craigslist electronic business”—when he was 12 years old. And that wasn’t the only business...

Movement

Three Reasons to Take Les Mills’ Immersive Cycle Class—The Trip

Why is seeing a movie on the big theater screen so much more fun and thrilling than watching it from your...

Mindset

Five Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Personal Training Sessions

Working out with a personal trainer is a great option for going after your fitness goals. Your trainer knows exactly what...

Mindset

Five Questions to Ask Before You Try a New Workout Class

As a freshly minted group fitness instructor (and a longtime group fitness attendee), the most common questions I get asked after...

Regeneration

What Breast Cancer Survivor Lilyin Yang Does Daily to Stay Healthy

Lilyin Heesuk Yang is many things: wife, mother, daughter, certified nutritionist, Master Trainer at 24 Hour Fitness Fullerton and breast cancer survivor.

Regeneration

Nikki Sharp Shares Her Thoughts on Social Authenticity and Finding Happiness

Social media allows us to connect with friends, follow people who inspire us and share things we love with others. On...

Game Changers

Nina Dobrev Talks Fitness, Her Upcoming TV Show and More

From shows like “Degrassi: The Next Generation” and “The Vampire Diaries” to repping major fitness brands like Reebok and Les Mills,...