Goal-Setting

Go, Team!

Participating in an athletic event as a family—from a fun-run 5K to a full-on Olympic triathlon—can improve your fitness, and your bond with each other.

Buddy System

Every athlete can benefit from training with a partner or group. Here’s how to be sure you’re getting the most out of your time together.

Don’t Wimp Out

The gym is one place you can cheat and never get caught, but where cheating will cost you every time. Learn how to avoid these common exercise slack-offs and make your workouts righteous!

Reality Check: How Much Exercise Do You Really Get

Can active-but-average folks possibly hope to stay in shape by mixing a little formal fitness time with a healthy dose of everyday life activity? To find out, we spent a week monitoring four people with different fitness obstacles AND objectives. The results were encouraging.

Dear Diary

Forget pouring out your innermost secrets—your fitness log may have a few things to tell you . Which is why you oughta start keeping one.

Practicing Periodization

Virtually everyone striving to get into better shape stands to benefit from breaking down their long-term fitness goals into smaller, progressive training segments. Why not launch your periodization plan now?