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Alexey Vermeulen on his bike in the mountains

Pedaling for Meaning: One Athlete’s Pursuit to Bring More Riders to the Trail

By Callie Fredrickson

Professional cyclist Alexey Vermeulen’s latest endeavor bridges the gap between new riders and big cycle events.

Man and kids riding bikes together

Survey Says: Parents Want More Active Time For — and With — Their Kids

By Life Time Editorial Team

A recent poll shows that nearly four in five parents enjoy catching up with their family while doing a physical activity together, among other findings.

a man and golden retriever dive into a mountain lake

5 Adventures to Take With Your Dog

By Michael Dregni

Looking for adventurous inspiration? Your pup’s ready to show the way.

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.

a young boy climbs a cargo net at a park

How to Create Movement-Friendly Spaces for Kids

By Nicole Radziszewski

Monkey bars in the basement, indoor climbing walls, and more.

kids exploring

6 Ways to Bring Back Free Play

By Nicole Radziszewski

Kids are so overscheduled these days. Here are some tips to bring unstructured play back into their lives.

How to Create a Home Obstacle Course for Your Kids

How to Create a Home Obstacle Course for Your Kids

By Nicole Radziszewski

Practical tips on how to increase free play in your house.

kids biking

Are Kids Specializing in Sports Too Early?

By Nicole Radziszewski

Yes, and for most kids, this can be harmful, says our expert. Here’s why — and what to do.

headshot of Jamie Martin, editor in chief of Experience Life magazine

Let’s Play a Game

By Jamie Martin

Editor in chief Jamie Martin on how to find connections — despite our differences.

kids playing on a jungle gym

How to Help Kids Thrive Through Physical Activity

By Nicole Radziszewski

Our children face many fitness challenges, including sports specialization, gender issues, excess screen time, and more. Discover how to help kids find meaning, health, and joy through physical activity.

A group of active, older adult women in a dance class.

Finding My Groove Again

By Annie Kragness

How a resurfaced workout playlist sparked this Life Time team member to find fitness — and joy in it — once again.

Ben Johns

Becoming a Pickleballer

With Ben Johns
Season 5, Episode 11

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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a beautiful sunrise over a lake

The 7 Principles of Leave No Trace

By Courtney Helgoe

Leave No Trace principles help us protect and care for our wild spaces.

a festive table in a courtyard

Yard Party

By Experience Life Staff

Five of our favorite products to improve the quality of your outdoor time.

a person canoes across a mountain lake

NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How Nature Supports Our Mental Health

By Henry Emmons, MD

Here’s how nature supports our mind and mood — and how to get more of it.

Jane night and her husband on a tandem recumbent bike

Jane Knight’s Success Story

By Jane Knight

After years of near immobility, a woman gains independence — and much more — when she discovers recumbent cycling.

2023 Calendar

Your Healthy Way of Life Calendar

By Stephanie Soucheray

Take the long view of the year ahead with this seasonal map of health-supporting reminders.

an illustration of chairs with books resting on the seats

The Benefits of a Book Club

By Molly Tynjala

A bibliophile’s guide to creating — and sustaining — a great reading group.

Two adults playing pickleball.

Stay in the Game

By Emily Ewen

The benefits of playing sports are as true for adults as for kids. Explore the perks, and get tips for finding the game that’s right for you.

headshot of Caeleb Dressel

Trust Your Inner Strength: Caeleb Dressel

By Molly Tynjala

The 7-time Olympic gold medalist talks about perseverance and staying focused.

two sets of feet with hiking boots overlooking a mountain lake

The Nature Cure

By Molly Tynjala

Learn how going outdoors can help ease depression and hypertension and improve resiliency and immunity.

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