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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...


How Two Women Saved Their Lives Through Fitness

There are moments when individuals are given the opportunity to change the course of their life for the better. For 24...


Jodi McMasters Finds the Class for You Is the Class You’ll Do

Jodi McMasters made a brave choice the day she walked into GX instructor Susan (Suzi) Annunziata’s class. Having undergone physical and...

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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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Finding Your Team with Tone It Up’s Katrina Scott and Karena Dawn

While much of the online fitness content in YouTube’s early years took itself very seriously, with macho drill-sergeant-type instructors counting out reps, Scott and Dawn’s Tone It Up channel was a refreshing change...

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Larayia Gaston: Small Steps Build Strong Bonds With LA’s Forgotten

Lunch on Me (LOM), a nonprofit that serves thousands organic meals to the homeless on Los Angeles’ skid row, provides much more than food.

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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...


Marilyn Van Dyke Is 63 and Training for Her First Marathon

“There is no substitute for hard work and dedication,” says personal trainer Beau Ray Bowles of 24 Hour Fitness Mission Hills...


This Instructor and Pro-Turned-Student Dance for the Joy of It

She’s teaching a format that’s new for her. He was a pro at it. Now Manik Khanna is taking Alejandra Jara’s...


How Celebrity Fitness Expert Jorge Cruise’s Morning Routine Sets His Days Up for Success

Mornings are arguably the most critical time of day. From waking up to an onslaught of emails to getting ready for...


San Francisco Shock: A New Kind of Athlete

Organized, competitive video gaming has been around online since the late ’90s, but in case you blinked, it has grown into a billion-dollar industry.


Fit for Impact: Stories That Inspire You To Move

24Life covers the benefits that physical training has on mindset, the impact that mental fortitude has on motivation, and the momentum that comes from taking a first step.


Calling the Dream With Rha Goddess

Rha Goddess believes in the power of entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams while making a positive social impact.

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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...


Reggie Turner’s Turnaround

24 Hour Fitness member Reggie Turner was that kid who discovered he could shoot—and he became a Boys & Girls Club...

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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...


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.


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...