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Fit for Impact: How One Woman Is Working Toward Walking On Her Own

Diagnosed with a neurological disease called hereditary spastic paraplegia, 24 Hour Fitness San Leandro Sport Gym member Debra Kerr relied heavily...

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Fit for Impact: How to Find Your Dream Job With Kersti Valerian, Head of Talent Acquisition at 24 Hour Fitness

What does it look like when leaders in a fitness organization get fit for impact? 24Life sat down with Kersti Valerian,...

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Fit for Impact: Jessica Adams, Senior Manager of Learning and Development at 24 Hour Fitness

What does it look like when leaders in a fitness organization get fit for impact? 24Life sat down with Jessica Adams,...

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Radio DJ Lexy Smith’s Five Keys to Losing Weight and Gaining Health Are Things Anyone Can Do

Radio DJ and personality Alexa “Lexy” Smith was walking around the Louvre during a vacation in Paris last October when she...

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Ken Honda Says Happiness Can Bring Money

Money can’t buy happiness, and no one knows that better than financial guru and best-selling author Ken Honda. “To be free...

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Jillian Michaels Steps Up for Global Crisis

Jillian Michaels was hacking the factors of aging when 24Life last caught up with her in January. Now the fitness trailblazer...

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Fit in Love: Group Fitness Instructors Jen Pelesky Velasquez and Irma Velasquez Pelesky

Jen Pelesky Velasquez describes her younger self as an overachiever but without a sense of direction. A natural athlete, Jen wasn’t...

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Yoga as Medicine—for the World

Tiffany Cruikshank, creator of Yoga Medicine and featured in 24Life, is paving the way for ancient Eastern insight and modern Western...

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Lauren Walker Shares Her Stress-Busting Technique and More

Summer is just around the corner, which means longer days, more daylight, and time for fun, vacation and relaxation. Those longer...

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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...

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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.

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Marguerite Derricks Choreographs Joy for Diane Keaton and Stars of “Poms”

Many little girls fantasize about graduating from ballet class to the big stage when they grow up; Marguerite Derricks is not only...

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Highly Successful People Share the Turning Points That Changed Their Life Trajectory

We all experience turning points in life. The decisions we make (or don’t make) can take us from one path to...

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Fit on Earth: 24 Activists Fighting for a Healthy Planet

Founded on April 22,1970 by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day went down in history as the first nationally supported day...

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Get to Know Plated Co-Founder Elana Karp

Sometimes a grilled cheese sandwich is more than just bread and cheese; it’s soul food. Elana Karp, co-founder and head chef...

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Tony Sanchez Is Still Going Strong

Eighty-five-year-old 24 Hour Fitness member Tony Sanchez credits his insatiable curiosity and his family for getting him into fitness and sticking...

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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...

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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...

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Celebrating the Women of Wellness on International Women’s Day

Here at 24Life, we firmly believe that strong women empower other women (and men) to be their best selves and to...

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Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Advice for Living Your Best Life

What would you do if you had the chance to ask more than 400 of the world’s most high-performing humans their...

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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,”...

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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...