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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.
Danny King

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

With Danny King, Master Trainer
Season 5, Episode 10   June 21, 2022

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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3 Tips to Succeed in Your First 5K

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Participating in a running event or race? Consider this expert advice as you begin your training.
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A Simple Secret to Running Better

By Michael Dregni
Turns out distraction might be one of the keys to a better running performance, according to a recent study.
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The Murph Challenge

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
This challenging workout — 100 pull-ups, 200 pushups, and 300 squats bookended by one-mile runs — is more popular than ever. World-record holder Alec Blenis talks about how to tailor it to your unique skill level.
Mechelle Lewis Freeman sprinting on a treadmill in an Ultra Fit class alongside other individuals.

The Beginner’s Guide to Sprint Interval Training

By Mechelle Lewis Freeman
An eight-week sprint interval training (SIT) program that newbies can use to reap the benefits of this intense exercise method — or to prepare for taking your first Ultra Fit class.
The legs of individuals who are sprinting on treadmills.

The Science of Sprinting

By Julie Dulude
Sprint interval training (a.k.a. SIT) can boost your fitness and transform your body at a cellular level — and Life Time is putting it to work in Ultra Fit, its latest training format.
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The True Source of a Runner’s High?

By Michael Dregni
Could endocannabinoids —not endorphins — be the answer?
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How to Train for Your First 5K

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
This beginner-friendly plan can help you become a 5K runner in just 90 days.
A person ties their shoes.

PUMPING IRONY: Born to Run?

By Craig Cox
Late-blooming runners are routinely beating veteran racers at the national level, raising questions about the toll decades of training exact on the body — and why we choose to run (or not) in the first place.
Frankie Ruiz

Get Your Run On

With Coach Frankie Ruiz
Season 2, Episode 12   November 17, 2020

Regardless of your age, speed, geographic location, or economic status, running can be a lifelong sport. Coach Frankie Ruiz, co-founder of the Life Time–Miami Marathon, shares his top tips for training, whether you’re a new runner or getting back into it.

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