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Personal trainers Shoshana Katz and Erik Strassman guide you through foam rolling techniques and active vs. dynamic stretching exercises to add to your warm up routine.
Barre studios are combining the grace of ballet, the core strength of Pilates and the mental fulfillment of yoga.
The fitness world always has had a fixation with physical appearance, but social media has propelled this into stratospheric levels of vanity.
NEW YORK (AP) - Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.
One of the often unspoken benefits of going to the gym is its social and emotional benefits.
It has been a circus prop, a toy and a 1950s fad, and now the hula hoop is making a comeback as a workout tool that fitness experts say provides an effective cardio and even meditative workout.
Where do we rank on the CDC's list of state populations who engage in no weekly physical activity?
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.
If you're looking for another runner to pace you in a marathon, ask a woman. She's more likely to hold an even pace for the entire race than a man, according to two recent studies that looked at race performances.
Documenting my training with Relentless Fitness for the upcoming Spartan Race at Citizens Bank Park.
Doctors should be alert for pelvic floor disorders, researcher says
They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds
Prepare your home before the surgery
Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn
Seek immediate medical help for burns on the face, and large or deep burns
More than 22 percent of injuries are concussions, researchers call for better player protections
Suggestions to include fitness in your day
Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal
Study suggests sidewalks, curbs may be key to keeping older pedestrians safe
'Fitter' couch potatoes weighed less and had better blood pressure, study reports
Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests
Finding suggests damage may be present even after obvious symptoms are gone
On October 18, Philadelphia will host the country’s first Color Run Night. Think glow paint, glow sticks and lots and lots of neon to help you light up the night!
As the owner of Unite Fitness, Gavin McKay looks at nutrition in three ways: How food affects your body chemistry, how it helps rebuild your muscles, and how it makes you feel. Here, he shares his own unique nutrition plan, which he calls "The Sacred 6."
40,000 runners took to the streets on Sunday, May 4, 2014 to run the 10-mile Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Check out the runner results and...