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How to Track Your Workouts With AppleWatch How to Track Your Workouts With AppleWatch

However you get your workouts in, you might eventually reach a point where you want to keep track of them so you know how many calories you burn, what distances you travel, and what heart rate you hit while exercising. All of which is very easy to keep tabs on if you own an Apple Watch.

What to Know Before Your First Pilates Class What to Know Before Your First Pilates Class

Many of us have done a little bit of Pilates at some point; Pilates-style moves are found in plenty of workouts that incorporate yoga or bodyweight exercises. But it’s another thing to step into an actual Pilates studio and find yourself face-to-face with the famous reformer.

Get Exercise While Gaming by Linking Your Console to a Rowing Machine

Kids obsessed with video games may be missing out on fresh air and exercise (aside from in their powerful button-smashing fingers), a fact that’s naturally worrying to parents. If you’re crafty, though, this rowing-machine generator might be the perfect sweat-inducing addition to a living room gaming system.

Find the Best Position for Your Perfect Plank Find the Best Position for Your Perfect Plank

Now that we’re almost two weeks into our plank challenge, you’ve probably figured out that some kinds of planks feel harder than others. Tiny changes in your body’s position can make a big difference.

Make Your Planks Harder With These Variations Make Your Planks Harder With These Variations

Plank may not be easy, but it’s simple. If you’re getting bored, though, there are other ways to do it! Here are some variations to try as we enter the second week of our plank challenge.

How Much Did You Stretch This Month?  How Much Did You Stretch This Month? 

Well, folks, we’ve come to the final day of the March flexibility challenge. How did it go?

This April, We're Doing Planks This April, We're Doing Planks

Dear readers, I’m sorry. When I asked Lifehacker staffers what’s been missing from our monthly fitness challenges, the resounding answer was that we all need to spend a month working on our plank game.

How to Keep Your Workout Clothes From Stinking How to Keep Your Workout Clothes From Stinking

Sweaty clothes stink, but sweaty workout clothes stink worst of all. Like those synthetic-fiber leggings, those sweat-wicking socks, those “technical” tees? Phew. These fabrics are especially prone to harboring the smelliest bacteria.

What to Know Your First Time at Kickboxing Class What to Know Your First Time at Kickboxing Class

I did a HIIT kickboxing circuit today where each station called for three minutes of punching, kicking, or boxing-inspired conditioning moves. And let me tell you: I never knew three minutes could be so long.

Do This 10-Minute Workout in Your Airplane Seat

It’s a modern paradox that we only get the freedom of flying through the air when we are squeezed shoulder-to-shoulder with other humans for the duration. But you probably have a little wiggle room in that seat, and doing some exercises can help relieve that cramped feeling.

How to Clip In Your Cycling Shoes Like a Pro

I know I’m not the only one with this problem. The first time I tried a cycling class, the instructor helped me get my feet, clad in borrowed cycling shoes, attached to the pedals. The second time, I was on my own, and spent two full songs smushing my feet against the pedals in the dark and praying for some kind of…

Shake Up Your Flexibility Routine With These Dynamic Stretches Shake Up Your Flexibility Routine With These Dynamic Stretches

Holding a stretch for 30 seconds isn’t the only way to improve your flexibility—it’s just the way a lot of us are used to. Dynamic stretching is another approach, combining gentle stretches with movements that often challenge your balance or strength as well.

Run Faster by Adding Strength Training to Your Regimen Run Faster by Adding Strength Training to Your Regimen

If you want to beat your best race time, it seems to help to spend time in the gym. Alex Hutchinson at Outside reports on recent studies that confirm that runners who do strength training turn in faster times.

How to Find a Workout That Won’t Make You Want to Die How to Find a Workout That Won’t Make You Want to Die

Killer workouts come with bragging rights: can you believe you survived that? But you can get a perfectly good sweat on without doing anything labeled “high intensity” or headed by a sadistic coach. It’s okay for a workout not to feel like torture, but only like work.

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need? How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

Zero exercise is not enough. Going for a walk every day is probably a good thing. And if you’re training for a marathon, you’ll be on your feet for a couple hours of hard workouts every week. But what is the benchmark for a human being just trying to squeeze enough healthy exercise into their life? Let’s break it down.

Why I Will Never Run and Pick Up Trash Why I Will Never Run and Pick Up Trash

There’s a new trend sweeping the nation—the world actually—and it’s called plogging. No, not blogging on platforms (that “plogging” came and went three years ago) but running while picking up trash. Plogging comes from the Swedish phrase “plocka upp,” which means to pick up, and publications from The Washington Post…

Use Daylight Saving Time to Change One Habit Use Daylight Saving Time to Change One Habit

Whether we’re springing forward or falling back, the biannual time shift is, at best, a discombobulating experience—but changing the clocks also gives us a ready-made opportunity to change ourselves.

This Meditation Track Will Make You Love Running and Yourself This Meditation Track Will Make You Love Running and Yourself

iOS/Android: When I run, my inner monologue sounds like an argument between a good coach and a bad coach. One voice tells me to take it easy, find my best pace, not to look at my watch, just find the right level of effort. Then the other voice butts in to say something like “Oh, look at you, running so slow, and…

How's the Flexibility Challenge Going So Far?  How's the Flexibility Challenge Going So Far? 

We’re just about a week into the March fitness challenge, working on our flexibility. Here’s your check-in thread: how’s it going?

How To Enjoy Exercising Even If You're A Fat, Sensitive Nerd How To Enjoy Exercising Even If You're A Fat, Sensitive Nerd

As an overweight woman who performs in public, I’ve resented the ways in which women like me are reduced to our bodies and our thoughts about our bodies. I’ve mostly refused to develop opinions about mine. I’ve spent most of my life experiencing the world intellectually and emotionally rather than physically; I’ve…

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