Amazing Body Positive 'Roar' Dance Will Inspire The Hell Out Of You

A few weeks ago, burlesque dancer Amanda Trusty transformed Katy Perry's 'Roar' from a song fit for a romcom Getting Over That Jerk montage to something a lot cooler — a body positive anthem. » 11/18/13 6:00pm 11/18/13 6:00pm

The Return of Kony 2012 Mastermind Jason Russell, Now With 80% Less…

Invisible Children co-founder and Kony 2012 director Jason Russell, fresh out of the hospital from his highly-publicized nervous breakdown, was back in finger-snapping glory when he sat down with Oprah yesterday to talk about his meltdown and his new campaign. (But mostly about his meltdown.) Russell's not exactly… » 10/08/12 11:40am 10/08/12 11:40am

Meet Misty Copeland, Kickass Black Ballerina

Misty Copeland is the first black female American Ballet Theater Soloist in 20 years, and she's helping redefine what it means to look like a dancer. » 10/27/11 2:20pm 10/27/11 2:20pm

The Link Between Gaming & Fitness

When you picture a "gamer," do you picture someone with a sedentary lifestyle, glued to a screen, slightly obsessed with stuff that has little to do with reality?* Or do you picture a muscle-bound bodybuilder with ripped abs? As it turns out, gamers are a "great fit" at the gym. » 10/14/11 4:15pm 10/14/11 4:15pm

Women's Fitness Magazines Are Bullshit

They promise to tone, transform, fix, and whittle your body, but all women's fitness magazines really do is help you lose all that flabby self-esteem you've spent years accumulating. How are they bullshit? Let us count the ways. » 2/08/11 5:00pm 2/08/11 5:00pm

Building The Ultimate Workout Playlist

If you're like me, during the winter months, it's miraculous if you dress yourself, much less leave the house for something not medically necessary. Your workout playlist becomes tiresome, like dog pee saturated snow in a gutter. Let's fix this. » 1/23/11 4:30pm 1/23/11 4:30pm

Fitness For Cheapskates

You'd really like to start exercising, but you have a problem: gym membership is expensive and you have a B.A. in Student Loan Debt Studies with a minor in Creative Ramen Composition. What to do? » 1/02/11 3:40pm 1/02/11 3:40pm

British Ironwoman Makes All Other Humans Look Lazy

Chrissie Wellington didn't even realize that she was athletic until her early 20's. Now, at 33, she's a globally recognized endurance athlete. Stories like this should make you wonder if you are also secretly Superman. » 1/02/11 2:00pm 1/02/11 2:00pm

Our Readers Kick Ass

A few weeks ago, I unloaded about female "fitness" and how our bodies' function as tools has gotten lost in a quest to be thin. Readers responded with their own stories, and what awesome stories they are. » 11/28/10 3:20pm 11/28/10 3:20pm

A Call to Arms (And Abs, Quads, Calves, and Shoulders)

I bought a women's fitness magazine the other day and almost every page equated fitness with losing weight. Get bikini ready in seven days! Lose 12 pounds by tomorrow by doing these three exercises! Hungry? Eat seven almonds! Fuck that. » 11/14/10 4:30pm 11/14/10 4:30pm