women's fitness

Sarah Wilson of Fashletics has organized an amazing CrossFit event for ladies, inspired by the ancient Spartan Heraean Games.
My husband is the most accomplished athlete in our household, and we're a competitive crew. It's important to me and my daughters to be with him when he competes, even at the USTA Nationals.
A new study looks at the effect of long-term oral contraceptive use on endurance performance in active women. Is the pill interfering with your oxygen uptake ability? Well, yes, science says it is.
Breastfeeding isn't always easy, and active moms face a few unique challenges. Here are some tips from a mom who has learned the hard way.
You may have heard the word doula, but do you know what a doula actually does? A doula is not a nurse or a midwife, but a special supporter there for the mother, during and after childbirth.
Read all about Jenny Fletcher's decision to go pro, and what life as a professional triathlete looks like in the second part of our interviews.
Professional triathlete, model, pentathlon competitor, and amazing person...how do you begin to describe Jenny Fletcher? I decided to just start at the very beginning.
A few years ago I found myself in a bit of a low. I was training with no real purpose or goals. Then one day I told myself, "I'm going to be the best I can be." For me, this means being BirthFIT.
Katy Bowman of the Restorative Exercise Institute discusses how to really strengthen your pelvic floor - during pregnancy and otherwise.
It might not get talked about outside the locker room, but women know breast size has an effect on their running. Now science takes a look and examines the actual kinematics that occur.
Preventing bone loss for women doesn't have to be require medication. New research shows physical activity increases IGF-1 levels and decreases sclerostin, a known bone-growth inhibitor.
The secret to staying fit as a mother is not frequent gym trips. It’s not Bosu balls, treadmills, or any other piece of fitness equipment. The real secret is: Keep it simple.
Kulsoom Abdullah paved the way for Muslim women to wear traditional garb while competing in weightlifting. Now she talks about other aspects of religion and training, like fasting during Ramadan.
In her home country Kulsoom would have no access to athletic facilities. In the U.S. she was told she could not compete in her religious garb. What happens when religion and weightlifting collide?
Women could not compete in weightlifting in the Olympics until 2000 and in boxing until 2012. Some women are literally risking their lives to be in the Olympics and represent their countries.
Andrea Duran is an Olympic silver medalist and a professional athlete, but she still has to fight constantly for her sport and for the future of women's professional sports in general.
As my daughters grow up I worry about their self image and what society will push upon them. I am grateful for CrossFit and the Games for showing my daughters strength is beauty.