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The Best Workouts Are Child’s Play

Being fit is about constant movement, and children are in constant motion during playtime at the jungle gym. Why not join their lead? Imagine a universe where exercise has nothing to do with heart-rate monitors or intervals. A place where fun trumps everything else....

Life-Hacking Special: How to Eat, Train, Work, and Sleep Better

Sure, you could stick with your old routine. Or you could break out of your rut with the help of experts and elite athletes. There has to be a better way. And there is—to eat, train, work, and sleep. It starts with asking the right questions of the world's top experts...

Are Climbing Gyms the New Crossfit?

Dozens of massive climbing facilities, decked out with yoga studios, fitness areas, and juice bars are luring a new breed of fitness buff. It's a Monday evening in New York, and the after-work rush is on at gyms around the city. Mike Rocks, a 32-year-old account...

Swimming With Sensors to Get the Gold

Olympic swimmers are using high-tech motion-capture sensors designed by BMW to go faster In swimming, form is just as crucial as force. Getting the smallest detail—even the angle of your ankle—just right is an obsession for the elite because it can mean the difference...

Build Brute Strength With Sandbags

Sandbag training has been used by the military for decades to ready soldiers for dragging or carrying awkward loads, whether it’s an injured comrade or, well, a bunch of sandbags. Now more and more “fitness” sandbags are on the market—and functional-fitness trainers...