It’s our birfday week so you know what that means … via GIPHY Well, yes, obviously. But it also means … it’s Fitties time! via GIPHY In case you’re new to the Fitties game or need a refresher, the Fitties are basically our version of the Oscars. And we give them out to only the best-of-the-best fitness- and health-related products that we have tried in the last year and love like whoa. This is the stuff we couldn’t imagine our fit lives without — and recommend to EVERYONE WE KNOW. Like last year, we’ve divided each category up on individual pages so that …

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 Don’t these ladies look like they’re having the times of their lives? Well, you could be just like them in October because we are giving what might just be our coolest and amazing giveaway ever … registration to the ZOOMA Summer Challenge and ZOOMA Florida (half marathon, 12K or 5K) — and a one-night stay at one of the race resorts in Amelia Island, located on the northeastern coast of Florida! WE KNOW. It’s an incredible giveaway. You can get all the deets on the race here — but first, know this: Zooma Florida was voted one of the top 20 half …

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Wouldn’t it be cool to have a home gym stocked with the essentials? One that just, like, arrived at your doorstep? via GIPHY Well, guess, what? In honor of our 10-year birthday (get all the deets and special posts here) and because you guys are awesome, we’ve taken our affiliate relationship with ProSource to the next level: the GIVEAWAY LEVEL! via GIPHY Yes, they’re giving away their top 10 home gym essentials to one lucky U.S. reader. via GIPHY Here’s what you can win! 1. Foam Roller 2. Resistance Bands 3. Pull-Up Bar 4. Dip Station   5. Yoga Mat …

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Compiling our most popular posts is a tradition we do each and every year for our birthday  … but this year has a twist. A decade-long twist. via GIPHY Instead of sharing your most read and shared posts from the last year, this time, we’re doing it for ALL TIME! via GIPHY It’s kind of like going back in time. via GIPHY Except, it’s also right now, because even posts that we just wrote are in the running. via GIPHY Now let’s get to it! 10. An Easy Way to Keep Those Workout Headbands On 9. We Can So Relate to …

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Next week, we’re turning 10. Ten! A whole decade of Fit Bottomedness up in here. And because this is, ahem, a big deal (with — teaser — a pretty big announcement!), we are getting this party started off right … and early. via GIPHY And we’re doing it the best way we know how: with the ultimate 15-song, celebration-themed workout playlist. via GIPHY With a lot of old party faves (plus two Queen songs), it’ll basically turn your next workout into a serious fiesta. via GIPHY So, come, join us! Get the celebration workout playlist here or below. And be …

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We can’t tell you how PSYCHED we were to see Desi Linden win the Boston Marathon this year — and to do it by showing such heart-touching sportsmanship at that. It was truly one of our fave moments in sports history, ever. (No, you’re crying.) And while we encourage you (and ourselves!) to go out and show character like Desi today (and every day), here’s one of her speed workouts from Hansons Marathon Method so that you can run like her, too. Because, damn, she’s fast. Speed Workouts the Hansons Way Only one elite running team has revealed its marathon …

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You guys know our FAVORITE personal trainer and fellow coach in the 10 in 4 Challenge, Dave Smith, right? Well, today he’s sharing some fascinating info on workout intensity and doing workouts that get results. It might be quite different than what you’ve heard before … and he’s even got a workout for you to try! Why Are Your Workouts Not Working? When it comes to exercise, a lot of people fall into one of two groups: Group #1: I don’t like it. These people dislike working out. They don’t like going to the gym, they don’t like sweating, and …

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Wish you were more limber and flexible? Hey, us, too, which is why we’re sharing this guest post on how to really become more flexible from Rachael Schultz of Elev8d Fitness. According to her research, it’s not about stretching more … it’s all about alignment. And it’s so interesting. Forget Stretching: Alignment Is the Key, By Rachael Schultz After a long day at work or an extra hard workout, you probably stand up at some point to realize your legs, your back, your shoulders have become quite stiff. The solution you’ve been hearing for years? You need to stretch more. After all, …

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