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Rachel Weeks

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Rachel Weeks

I'm originally from the Chicagoland area, but I'm currently living in the beautiful Des Moines, IA. I spend my days reading, binge-watching TV shows, coaching swimming, performing and listening to comedy and, of course, writing.

Stories by Rachel Weeks

Trade your old, baggy sweatpants for a pair of perfectly fitted, perfectly comfortable plus size yoga pants. You'll be looking and feeling good no matter what is on your workout agenda.
Threw your jump rope away after elementary school? Choose from these jump ropes, and you'll never find cardio boring again.
Adding a stair stepper to your home gym is a big—well—step. Make sure you've done your research before making a commitment to a model, starting with this slideshow of stair steppers.
Rowing targets your shoulders, back and abs to help you tone up and slim down. Boost your at-home burn with one of these low-impact rowing machines. Go ahead, park it in front of the TV.
You might recognize Samantha Harris from her days as the co-host of Dancing with the Stars and a correspondent on Entertainment Tonight, but what you might not know is that back in... more
Carmelita “The Jet” Jeter knows a lot about living life in the fast lane. As the world’s fastest woman, the sprinter is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and one of the most glam girls on the track... more
When thinking of your favorite TV characters—whether they’re fashionistas like Carrie Bradshaw, financially struggling young women like Hannah Horvath, or successful professionals like Olivia Pope—... more
Written by Kristine Thomason, editorial intern Sure, it’s fun to get dressed up for a night out with friends. But let’s be honest: We’d swap heels for sneakers any day. New Balance totally read... more
As a die-hard coffee addict, I’m all about trying exotic new brews, especially when they come from Starbucks. (Label me how you want. No shame.) But the java giant recently made a decision that I... more
One of my favorite parts of checking into transition the day before a race is scoping out everyone’s gear, especially what the professionals and elite amateurs are sporting. I’m always fascinated by... more