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A man using Pilates equipment.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
From supporting athleticism and recovery to increasing mobility and strength, there's no question the advantages of incorporating Pilates into your fitness regimen.
a massage therapist places her hands on a client's stomach
By Mo Perry
Massage can lower cortisol levels and enhance dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, all of which helps with pain relief.
hot and cold faucets in a tub
By Nicole Radziszewski
These three temperature-based therapies offer postworkout recovery support.
Kathryn Coyle

Pilates is a system of exercise designed to train the entire body— from the core out — and it can offer benefits to nearly everyone, regardless of fitness ability or level. In this mini episode, Pilates expert Kathryn Coyle explains the far-reaching advantages of Pilates and offers tips for getting started.

a composite of Larry Pravblek at Life Time and with his family
By Larry Prablek
After a frightening bout with COVID-19, an ER doctor recommits to his fitness routine.
a woman uses a Theragun on her leg
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor shares her favorite at-home tools for postworkout relief.
a woman lies in savasana
By Heidi Wachter
This breathing technique from Wim Hof can help with cold conditioning.
Danny King

The better and faster you can recover, the more progress you can ultimately make with your fitness — and the healthier you’ll move and feel. In this mini episode, Danny King, Master Trainer at Life Time, explains the difference between system and muscle recovery, and the ways we can optimize our efforts for each.

a man performs the triangle
By Andrew Heffernan
Rotate your spine safely — and reduce back tension — with these four stretches.
a woman stretches her neck
By Nicole Radziszewski
Relieve neck and shoulder tension with these four moves.
a man stretches his tricep while at his desk
By Andrew Heffernan
Summer leave you a little banged up? This 15-minute recovery workout, based on moves from the Egoscue Method, will have you standing tall and moving easy.
Man making a shake in the kitchen.
By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Wondering how to optimize your pre- and post-workout nutrition strategies? Hear from a Life Time dietitian about the most important things to consider.
a woman holds cat pose
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
This two-part flow warms and unwinds the body, stretches the core, and mobilizes the entire spine.
a woman holding warrior 2
By Andrew Heffernan
Why stretching goes beyond just muscles.
two people hold extended child's pose
By Andrew Heffernan
Building flexibility doesn't have to be complicated.
a woman performs cat pose
By Andrew Heffernan
This new form of stretching can help close the gap between your passive and active range of motion.
a man holds tree pose
By Andrew Heffernan
If you're looking to take your joints and muscles through their full range of motion, try dynamic stretching.
close up of leg running up stairs
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Here are four moves to stretch and strengthen your lower legs to avoid pain, stiffness, and cramping.
a woman holds a side lunge
By Andrew Heffernan
The health benefits of static stretching depend on when you do it.
a woman holds bird dog
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Build a strong core while improving your posture and cross-body coordination with this back-friendly move.
a man stretches his tricep muscles on a beach
By Andrew Heffernan
Here's the latest science on stretching. Plus, we have eight mobility exercises to help you build flexibility.
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