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Strong Body, Strong Mind

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.
Person doing pull-up
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Why our fitness editor says mechanics, consistency, and intensity — in that order — are the keys to fitness progress.
Maggie at finish line
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
A one-day, 27-mile through-hike teaches our fitness editor about what it means to push her body and mind beyond perceived limits.
Person walking on log
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor learns that movement is a balancing act — literally and figuratively.
Person standing on stand-up paddleboard
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor tests the waters on a paddleboard — and discovers the benefits of leaving her comfort zone.
barbell in gym
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Overcoming the inertia of irregular workouts can be challenging. Here's how our fitness editor finds the the motivation to move.
weight plates and bar
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor weighs in on the benefits of friendly fitness competitions.
Maggie
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor describes how she learned to carve out time for exercise in her hectic schedule.
group huddle
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor talks about finding deeper meaning — and personal connection — in workouts.
Maggie Fazeli Fard doing a deadlift at Pull for Pride
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor flexes her muscles at a fundraiser for LGBTQ youth.
Maggie Fazeli Fard
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor reconnects with her backside and discovers that great glutes are about more than brute strength.
Woman stretching
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor explores movement through her senses, peeling back the exercise experience layer by layer.
Trapeze
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our adventurous fitness editor learns to fly through the air with the greatest of ease — eventually.
Hearing your inner voice
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor reflects on her favorite children’s book and what it can teach us about heeding our bodies’ intuition in the gym.
In Praise of Mud
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Raised in pristine white dresses, our fitness editor has learned the value — and joy — of getting dirty.
Becoming Visible
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Value your body for what it can do, not for how it looks, says our fitness editor.
Maggie Fazeli Fard at the gym
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor struggles with the age-old lesson that more — even of a good thing — isn’t always the answer.
The Best Part of Being Strong
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Being strong is only partly physical, says our fitness editor. It's also mental, emotional, spiritual, and social.
Charting Your Own Course
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor shares her struggle to find a fitness regimen — and mindset — that's effective and fun.
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