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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...

Mindset

Sam Parham: The Joy of Finding Your Own Path With Parkour

Sam Parham, an award-winning stuntman and parkour pioneer, explains how the emerging sport has helped him and many others learn how to overcome life's obstacles.

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Ariel Kiley: Self Worth Is Your Most Important Investment

We sat down with Ariel Kiley—yoga teacher, transformational guide and expert on conscious money practices—to talk about how a secure relationship with your finances is a sound investment in your own self-worth.

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...

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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...

Lifestyle

Stay Fit Without the Hassle With Help From Lazy Girl Pilates

The first two decades of Kara Tatelbaum’s life were dedicated to dance. Despite nagging hip injuries and what teachers continuously told...

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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...

Mindset

Turning Back the Clock With Fitness Guru Jillian Michaels

As a coach on the hit television show “The Biggest Loser,” Jillian Michaels established a reputation as one of the country’s foremost fitness experts.

Mindset

Joe De Sena Feels Lucky to Do Hard Stuff—the Spartan Way

Joe De Sena is in Boston, talking on the phone with 24Life’s editorial staff in California about his book, “The Spartan Way: Eat Better. Train Better. Think Better. Be Better.”

Mindset

Ruby Warrington Wants You to Get Lit on Your Own Vibe

Ruby Warrington, lifestyle journalist and creator of The Numinous, a site dedicated to conscious living, is known for challenging cultural norms and expectations.

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.

Mindset

Expert David Bray Explains Why You Should Care About a People-Centric Digital Future

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt once said that “the internet is the first thing humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand,...

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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....

Mindset

Shawn Stevenson Says This Is the Competitive Advantage We Need

The real secret to Stevenson’s success might not be his drive, his business acumen or any other of his many talents. It’s generosity.

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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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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,...

Mindset

Candice Kumai Cooks Nourishment of a Different Kind

The concept of kintsugi now infuses Candice Kumai's work, as well as her idea of physical health and psychological well-being.

Mindset

Mindful Medicine: Transforming War Wounds Into Well-Being

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln called on the nation to “care for him who shall have borne...

Mindset

Get Ready for Joe Wicks to Get the Next Generation in Shape

Joe Wicks, @thebodycoach, is proof that great abs are made both in the kitchen and the gym.

Nourishment

Diet Secrets From a Social Media Superstar

When he set out to lose weight several years ago, Kevin Curry had no idea that his personal endeavor would inspire a large-scale fitness and nutrition movement.

Nourishment

A Psychotherapist Talks About Her New Book and Overcoming Emotional Overeating

The holiday season has officially arrived. For many of us, that means family gatherings, parties with friends and co-workers, out-of-town travels—a...

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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...