skip to Main Content

Strong Body, Strong Mind

a woman uses a Theragun on her leg
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor shares her favorite at-home tools for postworkout relief.
a person pairs their fitness watch with their phone
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor shares how she listens to her body instead of obsessing over device-driven goals.
a set of kettlebells
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
How our fitness editor personalizes her routine to make exercises easier, harder, smarter, and all-around better.
colorful, swishing dresses
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor reconnects with her heritage through virtual Persian dance classes.
underwater image of stand up paddleboard
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor harnesses the energy of summer to tackle new goals.
a woman holds hand above head in prayer
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor talks about the fine line between working hard and working against yourself.
a tv in a living room with three women performing aerobics in neon clothing
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor reminisces about the VHS tapes that introduced her to at-home fitness.
"yes you can" written in sand
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Here a few mantras that help our fitness editor boost her motivation and focus.
Woman running in the park
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor — a self-professed nonrunner — committed to jogging daily last summer. Here's what she learned.
Person running during sunset.
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Motivation exists on a spectrum. Our fitness editor explains why it’s worth embracing the fluidity.
Woman with medicine ball doing a ladder workout
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
As she gets back into a gym routine, our fitness editor relies on ladder workouts for volume, skill work, and a little mindset magic.
women lifting kettlebell in gym
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor explains why an annual kettlebell-swing challenge brought an unexpected benefit during turbulent times.
Experience Life fitness editor Maggie Fazeli Fard walks on a sidewalk.
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Amid the coronavirus crisis, a step challenge helps our fitness editor regain her footing.
Selfie of Maggie Fazeli Fard and Carrie Tollefson
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
While running with Olympian Carrie Tollefson, our fitness editor rekindles her love of an old pastime.
Women doing zumba
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Mixing up her workout routine with Zumba classes, our fitness editor discovers new steps to fitness.
Woman running
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor challenges the mindset of exercise as a way to "burn off" your last meal.
Donut and apple
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
It’s possible to grow — as an athlete and a person — without trying to control the outcome.
Maggie Fazeli Fard at the gym
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor reflects on her changing motivations to work out.
Experience Life fitness editor doing a box step
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
When an injury forced our fitness editor off her favorite cardio machine a decade ago, she learned to embrace all a gym can offer.
A pair of 15 lbs dumbbells
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor reflects on the two-move routine currently setting her heart — and glutes — on fire.
Two people working out on treadmills
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
When in doubt: Don't leer. Don't comment. Apologize if you catch yourself being weird.
Back To Top