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How Positive Emotions Supercharge the Effects of Exercise

By Andrew Heffernan

Psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, on how a joyful approach to exercise can help people reach their fitness goals more easily.

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How Olympian Mechelle Lewis Freeman Is Helping Others Find Their Strength

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

The Olympian, coach, and TrackGirlz founder is inspiring top-level athletes and the next generation to trust their potential and pursue their passions.

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The Mind-Body Connection: Tapping in to Mindfulness Through Movement

With Jessie Syfko
Season 6, Episode 21

The mind-body connection refers to how our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and feelings either positively or negatively influence our physical bodies — and vice versa. It can be a truly powerful resource to tap into. In this episode, Jessie Syfko explains more about this connection, the benefits it provides, how we can grow it, and the integral relationship it has to our fitness efforts.

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Savoring: The Key to Forgotten Happiness

By Henry Emmons, MD and Aimee Prasek, PhD

When we fully notice and appreciate something, we create a pathway to joy.

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4 Steps to Let Go of Guilt and Shame

By Jessie Sholl

Brené Brown, PhD, suggests that embracing our vulnerability can help us develop “shame resilience.” Learn how.

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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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Uncovering the Illusion of Separation

By Henry Emmons, MD and Aimee Prasek, PhD

Do you feel cut off from others and even yourself? When we begin to understand our interconnectedness to everything, our natural powers of healing thrive.

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Seeking Awe

By Bahram Akradi

The founder and CEO of Life Time on the importance of finding awe.

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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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Women at Work: Insights, Wisdom, and Advice

By Callie Fredrickson

Five Life Time Work leaders share their advice for women who are looking to both thrive in their careers and achieve balance.

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The Trials and Tribulations of the Everyday Athlete

By Sarah Tuff

We often push our bodies to their limits — and that’s not always a good thing. Here’s how to balance athletic pursuits with respect for your body, your mind, and your loved ones.

Bahram Akradi, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life.

Pain: A Positive Perspective

By Bahram Akradi

Bahram Akradi, founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time, shares his thoughts on reframing our perception of pain.

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Strength Train to Build Mental Muscle

With Konnor Fleming, Alpha Master Coach
Season 6, Episode 11

Most people think about the impact of strength training on their physique — but sometimes it’s the mental benefits that can offer the greatest gains. Konnor Fleming, Alpha Master Coach, explains the advantages of a well-designed strength program, particularly the connection to mental and emotional health, and how those results can come from Alpha programming.

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Planning, Preparation, and Practice: Why Programs Matter for Progress

With Jamie Martin and David Freeman
Season 6, Episode 6

A month or so into the New Year, it’s common for people to fall off their goals. Often this isn’t for a lack of want or will, but rather not having the right program in place. Life Time Talks cohosts Jamie Martin and David Freeman share how they’re personally approaching their own aspirations this year, explain the reasons why having a program can be a game-changer, and offer considerations to help you move forward on your own plan. 

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What Is Self-Care, Really?

With Brie Vortherms, MA, LMFT, and Barbara Powell, MA
Season 6, Episode 2

“Self-care” is a term that gets tossed around a lot, but what is self-care, really? In this episode, Brie Vortherms, MA, LMFT, and Barbara Powell, MA, of Life Time Mind talk about it in a way that may be new to you — and explain why they think it should be rebranded as “performance recovery.” They share the 12 types of self-care and three categories of ways to integrate it into our lives so we can better support our health and well-being.

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Bahram Akradi, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life.

On Gratitude

By Bahram Akradi

As we start another new year, let’s make a new type of resolution: to express more thanks.

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How to Ask for Help in Times of Need

By Jon Spayde

We all need somebody to lean on, but it’s not always easy to ask for help when we need it. These expert insights offer ideas for overcoming resistance — and knowing what to say.

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ONE HEALTHY HABIT:
Practice Gratitude

By Experience Life Staff

This month’s One Healthy Habit challenge inspires a daily routine to express your appreciation — and boosts your well-being in the process.

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How Awe Can Create a Greater Sense of Happiness

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

Psychologist Dacher Keltner on how awe can transform your life.

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STRONG BODY, STRONG MIND: Identity Crisis

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Experience Life‘s fitness editor talks about the benefits of adopting a fitness identity — and what happens when you lose it.

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