FITNESS Sound Off
Our editors dish on everything from their gym pet peeves to their favorite running shoes.
Editor in Chief Betty Wong shares how she started training for her first half marathon (she's done more than 15 now!) and her tips on getting through race day.
over 15 half-marathons, 3 marathons, and I can't imagine going through my workout routine without running now. I love the half-marathon distance because it doesn't really take a ton of training to get ready for your
The Best Healthy Snacks
Our editors dish on the delicious, healthy snacks that keep them going through a tough workout or a busy day.
where you just like smash up avocado, put a little bit of lemon juice and red pepper flakes. Favorite healthy snack is probably a smoothie, and anything with avocado on it. Favorite healthy snack…I do a lot of smoothies but right now I'm just really into like apples and peanut butter . One of my favorite healthy snacks is popcorn. I also love dried fruit and nuts. My favorite healthy snack, every
The Best Workout Routine
The best workout is the one you'll actually do! Our editors dish on their favorite workout routines—from running to biking to yoga.
to get out there and do a couple loops. My favorite workout routine is running. It's so easy, I travel so much for work, all I need is my sneakers and a good sports bra , and I can run anytime, and it's the most incredible way of getting to know the place that you're visiting. Cuz when you're running early in the morning, it's just you and the place, so that's my favorite routine. My favorite workout is always running. I've, you know, been a runner for a long time. I also really like spin classes, especially a lot of these spin classes that incorporate upper body moves and, you know, a lot of dance music . And also yoga. I'm not like a hardcore yogi, I'm more of like, a relaxed yoga person. My favorite workout right
The Best Running Shoes
When it comes to sneakers, one size, brand or style definitely doesn't fit all. Our editors—who've logged some serious miles in their sneaks—share their favorite running shoes.
holder that holds four per little basket. But I tend to like New Balance and Asics, I'd say. I really like the lightweight version from Nike. Those are really comfy, and I hike a lot
How to Start Running (And Love It!)
Our editors tell the stories of how they started running—and how it went from a total chore to something they really looked forward to doing.
So, I actually had a really cool gym teacher in fourth grade, Mr. Walsh. He made us run two blocks around, like two blocks around the school, for an 800 meter run. And I actually was one of the only people who finished it. So, I had this moment of like, "Wow, I know how to run." So I used to then go to track meets and run the 800 meters, and my dad would feed me Hershey bars . So somehow with that crack training, I went on to run in college and I've been a runner ever since. No longer do the Hershey bars . I started running when I moved to New York City about six years ago. Basically, since I was too poor and
The Workout Move I Love to Hate
Let's face it: There are just some exercises (we're looking at you squats and planks) that you don't always look forward to—heck, sometimes you even hate them—but the results are so worth it.
always glad I did it—are wall balls where you are throwing a heavy weighted ball nine feet up in the air against the wall, like 50 times in a row. I love to hate squats.
Gym Fails Most Embarrassing Moments
We've all been there: When you're feeling like a rockstar at the gym and then suddenly you do something totally embarassing—in front of everyone.
How to Get Motivated to Work Out
It's not always easy to get out of bed early or hit the gym after a long day at work. Our editors share what drives and inspires them to #makefithappen.
How to Look Pretty After a Workout
You don't need a lot to look gorgeous after exercising. Learn how to rock that post-workout glow!
But, if you want a little glow. So, even when you're not wearing makeup and you're sweating a little bit at the gym, you still have that really radiant, fresh-looking skin. I love the Doctor Dennis