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Choose Your Race: A Guide to Life Time’s 2023 Athletic Events

By Callie Fredrickson
Get a sneak peek at the premiere lineup of athletic events in the coming year — and decide which one you’re ready to take on.
Two young boys playing with sports equipment.

When Should I Get My Kids Involved in Sports?

By Emily Ewen
An expert Q&A on the benefits of sports for kids, how to get them started, and how to keep them engaged as they grow.
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How to Improve Your Pickleball Game

By Sarah Tuff
Pickleball requires strength, speed, and agility. Our experts share some tips to improve your game.
A man and a woman playing pickleball on an outdoor court.

How to Play Pickleball

By Molly Schelper
It’s the fastest-growing sport in the country — but do you know how to play pickleball?
Woman running on a trail outdoors

6 Common Running Mistakes to Avoid

By Dr. Reza Alizadeh
Things to watch out for to prevent hindering your endurance efforts.
A GameFace trainer doing the workout with two younger kids.

30-Minute Workout for Young Athletes

By Life Time
This workout features multidirectional movements and power development to help kids improve their athletic abilities.
DeVentri Jordan

Why GameFace?

With DeVentri Jordan
Season 5, Episode 13   July 19, 2022

From a young age, sports offer a way to stay active and learn valuable life skills. For some, they become an ambition as they get older. In this mini episode, DeVentri Jordan, founder and national director of GameFace at Life Time, shares the ways this sports-training program helps people grow in athletics, whether they’re just getting introduced to sports or are aiming to compete at a high level.

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CHANGING LIVES: Ali Sorour

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
How choosing fitness helped one man cope with the grief of losing his wife of more than 40 years.
Bahram Akradi, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life.

All in on Pickleball

By Bahram Akradi
This sport has captured our founder’s attention — and a lot of his time, too!
Ben Johns

Becoming a Pickleballer

With Ben Johns
Season 5, Episode 11   June 28, 2022

Ben Johns is one of the top-ranked pickleball players worldwide, and at just 23, he has been labeled the “the present (and future) of pickleball.” In this episode, he joins us to talk about this inclusive and increasingly popular sport, including how he went from playing for fun to playing pro, what he thinks makes him a good player, and why the sport is so appealing for so many of us.

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Behind the Scenes Ben Johns (Video)

By Experience Life Staff
Go behind the scenes at our cover shoot with top-ranked pickleball pro Ben Johns as he talks about the joys of pickleball.
Ben Johns pickleball champion

Pickleballer: Ben Johns

By Michael Dregni
At just 23, world-champion pickleball player Ben Johns sees endless potential — for the sport, his pro career, and the future.
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Camping Essentials

By Experience Life Staff
Planning a camping trip this summer? Check out our guide, which includes suggestions on how to build a fire, the best campfire cuisine, how to safely camp alone, and more.
Birdie running a race

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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How to Take a Risk

By Emily Schaldach
Risk is about more than ignoring your fears or your better judgment: Taking intentional, measured risks in your endeavors can help you cultivate courage that serves in other areas of your life.
Larry Fitzgerald

Going Beyond the Endzone

With Larry Fitzgerald
Season 5, Episode 7   May 31, 2022

NFL legend Larry Fitzgerald joins us to talk about his decision to step away from football on his own terms after 17 seasons, how he intentionally planned for life off the field, some of his most meaningful accomplishments, and the importance of philanthropy, mindset, and his values and beliefs.

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Ajay Pant

Why Pickleball?

With Ajay Pant
Season 5, Episode 2   April 26, 2022

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America — but why? Ajay Pant shares the reasons the sport has exploded in popularity and what it is about the game that hooks players of all ages and experience levels once they give it a try.

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a person stands by a mountain lake at night

6 Night-Hiking Tips

By Sarah Tuff
Hiking after dark heightens the senses in wonderful ways. Learn about the thrills and the chills — plus the skills you need to undertake this adventure.
a mom and child bike on a country road

Can Bicycles Help Create a Better World?

By Michael Dregni
We often think of cycling in terms of personal health, but it has many social, economic, and environmental impacts.
a man performs a crossover

The Racquet-Sport Workout (Video)

By Experience Life Staff
An off-court routine to improve your range of motion, joint stability, and overall racquet-sport performance.
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