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This Woman Is Suing SoulCycle For Falling Off Her Bike After Being “Shamed” By The Instructor

The woman says that she tried to stop spinning because her leg hurt and the instructor “barked” and shamed her into pushing herself to hard. Sounds like a standard SoulCycle class to me. More »


We Need To Talk About How We Talk About Fit Pregnant Women’s Bodies

I’ve never been several months pregnant, but you can bet your sedentary ass I will be tree-posing up until my water breaks. And that rings true for many badass women with a bun in the oven, who have taken to social media to flaunt their protruding bellies with a barbell raised above their crowns like… More »


4 Myths About Fat Bodies And Weight Loss, Which Don’t Work At All How You Think

A new study just revealed how extreme weight loss negatively impacts fat bodies, exposing a number of myths about weight loss. More »


Crossfitter Snatches To “Single Ladies,” Talks About Masculinity, Wins At Life

Behold, the best thing maybe ever on the internet!

Crossfitter Khan Porter re-posted a video of himself doing a choreographed snatch to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” after seeing Channing Tatum dress in drag to perform “Run the World” on Lip Sync Battle. It went viral, so he used the opportunity to More »


Here Are The Best States For Fitness, According To Hashtags

#shredded #ripped #swole #buff #gains More »


Are Young Female Athletes Eating Enough?

Today in never, ever, ever stop eating: Apparently there’s a syndrome called the female athlete triad that consists of a loss of bone density, irregular periods, and low energy, and it happens when female athletes aren’t eating enough. This plagues a lot of teenaged athletes in particular, for reasons having unsurprisingly to doMore »


15 Extremely Convincing Reasons To Take A Walk Today

A radical pedestrian revolution is underway in America! Or at least, that’s what The Guardian is reporting. Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak said we should “go retro!” and treat walking as our patriotic duty – and indeed, the Society of Actuaries has estimated that if just 1 in 10 Americans started a walking program, America… More »


Absolute Beginners: Absolute Bye-ginners

It occurred to me last week that the only exercise I’m getting right now is the exercise I get while I’m out doing stuff for Absolute Beginners.

That’s not really an ideal situation, but there are a few reasons for it. I injured my foot while running a few months ago and had… More »


Lauren Conrad Bans The Word “Skinny” From Her Website

This swimsuit season, Lauren Conrad has banned negative body talk on her website. She writes:
…Our June theme here on LaurenConrad.com is going to be Shape Up. You can expect all the great fitness content you’ve come to know and love here on the site, including my LaurenConrad.com Bikini Boot Camp series. But, you’llMore »


Absolute Beginners: Germs At The Gym

Here are some tips on how to avoid gym-related infections. More »


Workout’s A Drag? Not When You’re Working Out With Drag Queens!

You know you want to work out with Pandora Boxx! More »


Absolute Beginners: SoulCycle And What “Community” Means

There’s a SoulCycle-licensed tank top you can buy that describes the phenomenon thusly: “Pack, tribe, crew, posse, cult, gang, community, SoulCycle.” I was told, specifically, that it would be a cult, and I’m glad that the company is itself embracing that term, because there is something at least a little bit cult-like about sweating your… More »


Absolute Beginners: 5 Things I Learned Doing Aerial Fitness

I’ve been out on medical for the last two weeks, which means two things: First, that I haven’t been going to the gym much, and second, that Absolute Beginners took a two-week hiatus with me. Of course, me being an all-in sort of gal, I scheduled an aerial fitness class for the very first day… More »


Absolute Beginners: Exercise Motivation For The Extremely Anxious

So, big question for people who are getting into fitness and are coping with anxiety over it: How do you find exercise motivation when you really, really, really just want to stay in bed or on the couch or safe at home?

I know how this goes; every few weeks I seem to… More »


Absolute Beginners: Know When To Stop

Right now, I have tendonitis in my left ankle, tenosynovitis in both of my feet (it’s an inflammation of the sheaths that protect tendons), hammer toes, and my marathon-induced avascular necrosis still hasn’t quite healed. I have a vertebra that’s still healing from being cracked when I fell backward down a flight of stairs last… More »


Absolute Beginners: A Place For Workout Videos In My Heart

The more I do for Absolute Beginners — the more I try new things — the more I have to re-evaluate my past with sports and fitness. This week, for example, I had to admit to myself that actually, my fitness habit didn’t begin with a barbell in 2012, even if that’s when I met… More »


Absolute Beginners: When I Fall In Love

As soon as I got down from my second climb and untied myself from the rope, during my second visit to Brooklyn Boulders, I texted my fiancé, Michael. “I really need to join this gym,” I told him. “I like this so much, it’s the same feeling as when I started lifting.”

Generally,… More »


Deck Yourself Out For Running: 9 Ways To Spoil Yourself This Spring

It’s spring! That means it’s the time of year when running wusses like me get out of the gym and onto the streets where all the much braver running nutsos have been running on ice and snow all winter. It also means it’s time to do some spring cleaning for your running wardrobe!

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Absolute Beginners: Productive Pain

A few weeks ago, I got my hands on a copy of a stretch workout DVD called Lastics (yeah, I still use DVDs, I’m a rube). I’m not super-inflexible – I’ve done my fair share of yoga, I can touch the floor with straight legs, and I’ve always wanted to be more human-pretzel-y. But oh… More »


Crossfit Couple Does Crossfit Engagement Photo Shoot, Internet Loves It, Writer Pukes

Here’s a story that takes two things I hate and mashes them together: Crossfit and wacky engagement photos! Joe Marttila and Ili Buenrosto, two Crossfit enthusiasts from Florida, decided to do their engagement photos at the gym. Their photographer, Cricket Whitman (HIS FUCKING NAME IS CRICKET) said that they weren’t trying to show off what… More »


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