Fitness

When I Was 12 My Ballet Teacher Told Me to Lose Weight—Now I Teach Body-Positive Dance Classes

This story is part of Health’s #RealLifeStrong series, where we are celebrating women who represent strength, resilience, and grace. Jessie Diaz has always loved dancing. But she never knew how much she would love inspiring other women to dance until she founded her Curves with Moves dance company. Diaz’s goal for every class she teaches: to get women to see […]

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Walk Off 10 Pounds in 3 Weeks

Stand facing a park bench. Squat and put your hands on the bench, then jump your feet back to come into plank position (the “up” part of a push-up) with your body in a straight line from head to feet. Bend your elbows to lower your chest toward the bench; come back up. Hop your […]

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Why You Should Try Adding a Resistance Band to Your Treadmill Workout Like Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev’s approach to fitness is both hardcore and sports-inspired. So says Emily Samuel, Dobrev’s trainer at NYC-based celeb-favorite gym Dogpound. “What I really like about Nina is that she is super badass and she loves athletic training,” Samuel tells SELF. “I give her very athletic workouts that I would give an actual [pro] athlete.” […]