women's fitness

2014 Fit and Female Holiday Shopping Guide

Look for a gift for a strong lady in your life? Here are nine ideas.

Why I'm Not Giving Up My Muscles for Anyone

A whole lot of women would say I'm "bulky." But this 35-year-old woman isn’t going to give in to that noise.

How Women Should Train for Optimal Testosterone Levels

For females athletes, well-planned training is key to the best hormonal balance and response.

6 Exercises For Rebuilding Your Core After Pregnancy

You've done the hard part and had your baby, but before you get back to heavy lifting, give your core some attention.

Take Charge of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome With Strength Training

If, like me, you’re a woman living with polycystic ovarian syndrome, then strength training should be a part of your treatment plan.

Vie Active Best Friend Merino Wool Tank (Product Review)

There’s a whole lotta leopard going on, but as the name suggests, this top may become your new best friend.

More Squats and Fewer Kegels: What Your Pelvic Floor Really Wants

Kegels are often the blanket recommendation for a healthy pelvic floor. Katy Bowman suggests they're not all they're cracked up to be.

How to Recycle and Progress Your Nutrition (Just Like Your Lifting)

Why do we jump into crazy diets? That’s like saying “I want to deadlift, so I’m going to deadlift as heavy as I can every day.”

5 Tips for Getting Back to Running After a Hiatus

Why is it that some runners have no trouble getting back to a regular routine, and others eventually resist the thought of running altogether?

10 Signs Your Scale Is Telling You Lies

It can be hard to accept you’re doing the right things, if the scale isn’t backing you up. Here’s a list of signs that you're on the right track, even if the scale isn’t budging.

Thank You for Making the World Less Stupid

This week's picks are a thank-you to our boldest coaches. Thanks to each of you for speaking your mind and the truth, and knocking the Internet stupidity level down a notch.

We Are Not Victims of Our Bodies

You are your body on a “good” day and on a “bad” day. What many of us women don’t realize is that we get to define what constitutes good and bad.

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