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Team up: Why working out in groups work

Rate this article and enter to winHaving trouble sticking to your power-walk schedule? If you don’t have a workout buddy or group, it’s time.College students love the buddy systemWhat are college students’ top motivators...
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EveryMove by EveryMove Inc.

Why we love it:Apps can make getting your iSweat on more rewarding and fun, and EveryMove is one of our favorites. Users punch in their fitness activity to get points, which can be traded...
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All-in-one workouts: How to build strength, stamina, and flexibility anywhere

Rate this article and enter to winCollege students need workouts that efficiently combine our multiple goals: strength, stamina, and flexibility. And we need on-the-go options.As a personal trainer (in addition, I’m studying exercise science...
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Your core is key: How to build abdominal and back strength

Rate this article and enter to win“Let’s do a core workout today.” “Isolate those core muscles!” “Whew! My core is sore.”I hear one of these statements, or something similar, every time I go to...

C25K™ by Zen Labs, LLC

Why we love it:A very simple interface, voice commands, and your own music playlists make this one of the easiest “Couch to 5K” apps to use.What is it?Like many apps, it’s designed to guide...
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5 effective fitness fads: Learn the pros and cons of the latest routines

Rate this article and enter to winTrying out a variety of fun and interesting ways to exercise can help you stay motivated—and break up the 150 minutes per week recommended in the U.S. Department...
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Queens of pushups, king of squats: Find a fun workout that suits you

Rate this article and enter to winWhen classes and responsibilities become overwhelming, or gym equipment isn’t easily accessible, it can be tempting to put exercise on the back burner. But according to the Centers...
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Fitting in fitness: 20-minute workouts to fill your week

Rate this article and enter to winCollege is the ideal time to cultivate a healthy lifestyle. Most schools offer an on-campus gym, outdoor settings for physical activity, and intramural sports. Breaks between classes give...
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Fitness Buddy by Azumio, Inc.

Why we love it:Offers a huge library of exercise videos and instructions, plus body metrics tracking.What is it?This app offers comprehensive explanations and instructions for a wide range of exercises, video and animated demonstrations,...
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4-minute fitness: Tabata method

%CODE1%Tabata Squats To perform a squat, stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, with your hands across your chest, pointed straight ahead, or behind your head. Sit back and down, keeping...