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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...

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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...

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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...

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Meet Three Spartan Pro Athletes Riding the 24 Hour Fitness 2019 Rose Parade Float

Set your DVRs: The 130th annual Rose Parade takes place in Pasadena, California, on January 1, 2019. This is your chance...

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Meet the Personal Trainers Representing 24 Hour Fitness and Spartan in the 2019 Rose Parade

Set your DVRs: The 130th annual Rose Parade takes place in Pasadena, California, on January 1, 2019. This is your chance...

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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...

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Joe Rosa Celebrates His 103rd Birthday at the Gym, and Looks Forward to 2019

On December 7, the 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, 24 Hour Fitness member Joe Rosa celebrated his 103rd birthday—at the gym....

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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...

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Congratulations to the USA Bobsled Athletes Discovered at 24 Hour Fitness

We love Cinderella stories, and this year, USA Bobsled has two! On October 26, USA Bobsled & Skeleton announced its 2018-19...

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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...

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Richard Miller: Sharing Manna for Life

Richard Miller, Ph.D., knows that the recipe for a fulfilling life requires nourishing the body, mind and spirit. But while many...

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How Glenn Anaiscourt Went From Lawyer to Personal Trainer, and His In-Flight Workout

Glenn Anaiscourt has truly done it all—from business school to serving with the Peace Corps in Central Africa to law school,...

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Leukemia Survivor and Spartan Racer Denver Martin Shares His Fitness Journey

Denver Martin was diagnosed with leukemia at age 2. At a time when many kids were running around on their newly...

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How Mr. Olympia Contender Dani Younan is Chasing That Top Spot

Since childhood, Iraq native Dani Younan has dreamed of pursing his passion in competitive bodybuilding. After fleeing to Jordan and immigrating...

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Fitness Influencer and Entrepreneur Christopher Matthews Wants You to Just Get Started

Fitness was always part of Christopher Matthews’ life. As an active child of active parents, he was exposed to soccer, track...

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Robyn Youkilis Shares Her Personal Truths Around Health and Wellness

A day in Robyn Youkilis’ life begins with her daughter, and that’s where the predictability ends. “I have a child who...

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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,...

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Get to Know Canadian Fitness Innovator Maureen “Mo” Hagan

Canadian fitness innovator Maureen “Mo” Hagan is shaking up the way the health and wellness world thinks about and talks about...

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Secrets to Aging Gracefully From Fitness Innovator Maureen “Mo” Hagan

We’ve all heard (or used) the phrase, “Age is just a number.” According to fitness innovator Maureen “Mo” Hagan, that statement...

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Bonnie Stoll Discusses Why Failure Is Important and Necessary for the Long Haul

Sometimes the long haul requires more than running on your own steam. Even swimming icon Diana Nyad credits Bonnie Stoll, her...

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Robert Hamilton Owens Is the Fittest 66-Year-Old You’ll Probably Ever Meet

Southern California native Robert Hamilton Owens has always been active: He was a lifeguard, played water polo, rowed crew and was...

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Meet Sassy Gregson-Williams, a 20-Year-Old Changing the Digital Fitness Game

After 13 years of ballet, terrible eating habits, body image issues and a debilitating ankle injury, Sassy Gregson-Williams decided to start...

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How Rock-Band Lead Singer Margarita Monet Stays Fit on the Road

When Margarita Monet was 11, her family moved from Moscow to Houston. Monet, who started music school, ballet and theater when...

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Cassey Ho Is PIIT Perfect

Cassey Ho always seems to hit the right note. But it’s always in her own voice. It all started when Ho...

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Patrick Flanagan Reflects on His Third Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

A mile and half swim through choppy, 55-degree water and tidal currents at 7:30 a.m. A half-mile warm-up run to the...

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Dr. Josh Axe Shares His Summer Essentials

If you read our July cover story with Dr. Josh Axe, then you know he’s a certified doctor of natural medicine...

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Shaun T and Scott Blokker On Fatherhood (x 2!)

Life is full. Especially if you are Shaun T, a world-renowned health and fitness expert, TV host, motivator and creator of...

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Dr. Jackie Mills On Why Self-Care Matters for Group Fitness Instructors and Innovators

From delivering babies to designing and teaching group fitness classes, Dr. Jackie Mills has truly done it all. In May, Mills...

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John Olson Is Conquering Mountains and Spreading Epilepsy Awareness

If you work out at 24 Hour Fitness Highlands Ranch Sport in Littleton, Colorado, chances are you’ve been greeted by John...

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Phillip Mills Shares How He Keeps Fitness Interesting After 50 Years in the Industry

Phillip Mills is a father, grandfather, environmental champion, fitness innovator and CEO of a global fitness brand, Les Mills. In April,...