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Ready to Expand

By Jamie Martin

Experience Life‘s editor in chief shares her goal of running a marathon and the steps she’s taking to prepare her body — and her mind.

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Expert Answers: How Do I Minimize the Impact of Hitting the Outside of My Shoe on the Ground When I’m Running?

By Mike Thomson, CSCS

If posterior striking is one of your running challenges, these four strength exercises can make your body more resilient to the impact.

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Enhance Your Running Performance With Nasal Breathing

By Lauren Bedosky

Nasal breathing is an efficient way to circulate oxygen through your body during a run. Master the technique with these three expert tips.

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A 30-Minute Strength Training and Running Workout

By Nicole Radziszewski

This 30-minute hybrid workout combines strength training and speedwork for an effective, efficient challenge.

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How to Use 4 Popular Cardio Machines

By Emily Ewen

A Dynamic Personal Trainer explains four common cardio machines — and offers advice for adding them to your workout routine.

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Is Running or Walking a Better Workout?

By Sarah Tuff

These two exercises are often pitted against each other, but they can both contribute to cardiovascular health and overall well-being. Here’s why.

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5 Life Time Experts Share Their Healthy-Living Goals

By Callie Fredrickson

Plus, the daily habits they prioritize to ensure they achieve them.

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How to Take Your Favorite Outdoor Fitness Activities Indoors

By Callie Fredrickson

Continue pursuing or strengthening your abilities for the warm-weather activities you love in the off season.

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All in on Running

By Callie Fredrickson

Life Time Foundation athlete and ultrarunner Barbara Powell moves across the country to train for her most challenging race yet: the Leadville 100-mile.

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5 Strength Exercises for New Runners

By Callie Fredrickson

Running is about more than just speed and miles. Strengthening your body can help you push the pace and go the distance.

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Why Fitness Competitions?

With Danny King, Master Trainer
Season 6, Episode 18

The term “fitness competition” often conjures images of bodybuilding events, but it’s much more encompassing than those, including 5Ks and marathons, powerlifting meets, obstacle course races, and more. Danny King, Master Trainer, explains why he thinks everybody — at any fitness or experience level — can benefit from participating in a fitness event.

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Finding Strength in Partnership

With Brian McKinney, CPT, and Roshini Rajkumar
Season 6, Episode 17

Working with a coach or personal trainer can boost your fitness efforts and help you make meaningful progress toward your goals. Sometimes, however, we overlook how powerful the partnership can be, including the gains that go beyond physical fitness. In this episode, we hear the firsthand experience of Life Time member Roshini Rajkumar and her coach Brian McKinney, CPT, how they get the most out of their experience working together, and what to look for in your own trainer-client relationship.

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Sprints, Strength, and Balance: A Look at Ultra Fit Training

With Mechelle Lewis Freeman, Olympian and Ultra Fit Coach
Season 6, Episode 13

The blend of sprinting with strength and balance work makes Ultra Fit training unique in its ability to improve your functional fitness and push you to your athletic limits. It’s also why Bahram Akradi, the founder and CEO of Life Time and developer of this format, describes Ultra Fit as one of the “most efficient, effective workouts.” In this episode, track and field Olympian and Ultra Fit Coach Mechelle Lewis Freeman digs into the science behind the training and explains how it’s designed to challenge your body and brain through every stage of life.

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Why Ultra Fit?

With Hayley Akradi, Ultra Fit Coach
Season 6, Episode 12

Ultra Fit is a signature group training format at Life Time that combines sprint interval training with strength and stability work — and was designed with a competitive athlete in mind. But what is the class like? What results does it elicit? And how does it differ from other training programs? In this mini episode, Hayley Akradi, Ultra Fit Coach and national program ambassador, shares what’s good to know about this format.

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The Importance of Heart-Rate Zone Training

With Omaur Bliss, GTX Coach
Season 6, Episode 9

Understanding your heart-rate zones allows you to approach your fitness efforts in a more personalized way — working at the right intensity level and tapping into the right fuel source for your body at the right time. Omaur Bliss, GTX Coach, explains more about the benefits of this type of training and the ways it’s integrated into GTX programming.

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6 Common Running Mistakes to Avoid

By Dr. Reza Alizadeh

Things to watch out for to prevent hindering your endurance efforts.

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The Health Benefits of Sprint-Interval Training (SIT)

By Julie Dulude

All-out sprint intervals can boost your fitness — and transform your body at a cellular level.

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Do You Need a Heart-Rate Monitor?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT

Are these devices really worth it? A Life Time trainer shares the influence they can have on your training regimen and outcomes.

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All About Heart-Rate Training: How to Use it to Maximize Your Fitness Efforts

With Danny King, Master Trainer
Season 5, Episode 10

Heart rate can be a powerful tool for building fitness and seeing results from your exercise regimen. Danny King, Master Trainer, shares what to know about heart-rate training, including what it is, how to use it in your workouts, and the ways you can identify the key metrics needed for yourself.

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Becoming an Effective Fat Burner: How to Build Your Aerobic Base

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT

The benefits of burning fat efficiently go well beyond aesthetics. Here’s advice for how to do it — and not stress your system.

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Birdie Wermy’s Success Story

By Birdie Wermy

How a grueling relay started one Indigenous runner on a path toward a healthier, happier life.

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