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How to Make Exercising Outside in Hot Weather Feel a Little Less Miserable

Expert tips to help you stay cool and safe.

5 Simple Moves That Will Boost Your Balance

You don’t need any equipment to get this workout done.

14 Stretches You Can Do Literally Anywhere

Loosen up your entire body—no mat required.

7 Tips for Running a Great Evening Race

A little bit of prep will help you make the most of late-in-the-day events.

12 Side-Butt Exercises That Will Target Those Hard-to-Reach Glute Muscles

Strengthening this overlooked area can bring big benefits.
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36 Amazing Gifts for the Yoga Lover in Your Life

Grippy socks, eye pillows, and incense matches.

Gifts For Your Fitness Friends

The 57 Best Gifts for Runners to Help Them Reach a New PR

Make every mile even better with these picks.

41 Fitness Gifts That Will Surprise and Delight Avid Exercisers

For their home gyms, studio sessions, and much more.

37 Practical Gifts for Hikers That Go the Extra Mile

Happy trails.

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The SELF 2023 Sneaker Awards

These Cushiony Nikes Make My Everyday Runs Less Tiring

I’m lacing them up whenever my legs need a little TLC.
The 2023 SELF Sneaker Awards

I’m an Avid Trail Runner, and These Salomons Made Me a Max-Cushion Convert

They help the miles fly by, no matter the terrain.
The 2023 SELF Sneaker Awards

I’m a Beginner Runner, and These Puma Sneakers Really Boosted My Confidence

Having fun on a jog: a concept.
The SELF 2023 Sneaker Awards

These ‘Ugly-Chic’ Merrell Sandals Are Perfect for Recovery Days

They’ve replaced my flip-flops—and my feet are so much happier for it.
The 2023 SELF Sneaker Awards

These Nike Trail Shoes Are Great for Tricky Terrain—And for Brunch After My Run

Finally, cute waterproof sneakers that don’t feel swampy.
The SELF 2023 Sneaker Awards

Lululemon’s New Running Shoes Make the Transition to Trails Less Intimidating

The sneakers’ versatility means they’re a solid investment for beginners.
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The 2023 SELF Sneaker Awards: 25 Pairs Perfect for Walking, Running, and Bopping Around

We had athletes, park rangers, new moms, and fitness enthusiasts put them to the test.
The SELF 2023 Sneaker Awards

I Tried the New Under Armour Shoes in a 10K—And Finished Seconds Off My PR

I didn’t need to take a nap afterward either.

‘Vulnerability Is So Important:’ The USWNT Gets Candid About Mental Health

Their new initiative will support both pro and young athletes.

Should You Stop Working Out at Night for Better Sleep?

It depends on the exercises you choose—and how you wind down after.

I Tried the New Lululemon Sneakers to See If They’re Really as Versatile as They Claim

SELF’s fitness director tested them during strength and cardio work.

The Best Hokas for All Types of Runners

Whether you’re looking for swift speed or max cushioning, we’ve got you covered.

A 20-Minute Outdoor Workout You Can Do With Zero Equipment

For when you need a break from the gym.

The Best Pickleball Paddles for All Types of Players

Take your game to the next level with these expert-approved picks. 

15 Plyometric Exercises That’ll Crank Up Your Workout’s Intensity

Plus how to add them safely to your routine.

The US Women’s National Soccer Team Shared the Music That Gets Them Hyped Before a Game

We used their input to create the ultimate pump-up playlist.

These Comfy Teva Sandals Are My Go-To Summer Shoes

They’re sporty, functional, and travel-friendly.
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The Newest Garmin Watch Isn’t Cheap, But It Has a Lot to Offer Serious(ish) Runners

SELF’s fitness director breaks down all the cool new features—and a few potential snags.
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The New Hoka Mach X Is a Daily Running Shoe That I’d Actually Wear on Race Day

SELF’s fitness director took the pace-pushing trainers out for a test drive.
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Simone Biles Is Back—Here’s the Weekly Habit That Inspired Her Gymnastics Return

The GOAT will compete again, but not without some mental preparation.

This Viral Ad Underscores the Undeniable Talent of Female Soccer Players

It sends a clear message about gender equality in the lead up to the Women’s World Cup.

The Best Yoga Mats for Every Type of Flow, According to Experts

Find the right cushioning for your practice.

10 Things to Know About the 2023 Women’s World Cup Before You Watch

Including which players to follow, how to stream it—and why it’s already shaping up to be one for the history books.

The Best Fitness Trackers, According to Experts

Athletes, running coaches, swimming instructors, and more shared their top picks.

How to Use a Fitness Tracker Without Letting It Rule Your Life

The constant reminders to get more steps or burn more calories can be triggering—especially for perfectionists.

58 Prime Day Shoe Deals to Shop Before The Sale Ends

Save on our editors’ favorite footwear brands.

64 Prime Day Outdoor Deals You Can Shop While There's Still Time

Get geared up for hiking, camping, and more.

81 Prime Day Fitness Deals You Can Shop Through Today

It's your last chance to save on sneakers, smartwatches, and leggings.

Here Are All the Best Prime Day Sneaker Deals You Can Shop Right Now

Last day to save on Hokas, Brooks, New Balances, and more.

Megan Rapinoe Feels a ‘Deep Sense of Peace’ About Retiring in 2023

The news comes just weeks before the forward takes on her fourth World Cup.

SELF 2023 Just Enough Workout

Here’s everything you need to bring some feel-good movement into the next four weeks.

SELF 2022 New Year's Challenge

Kick off this year with 20 brand new cardio and strength workouts!

Welcome to the #SELFto5K Challenge!

You’re just six weeks away from your first 5K.

Spring Reset Challenge

Get started with 20 brand new bodyweight workouts and so much more!

Better Together Challenge

With 20 brand new bodyweight workouts and so much more!

Ready, Set, Sweat Challenge

Time to kick off four weeks of workouts, and so much more!

4-Week Bodyweight Challenge

With 20 brand new bodyweight workouts and so much more!

28-Day Cardio and Strength Challenge

Ready to get sweaty? Four weeks packed with 20 brand new workouts starts now!

Awards Season

The 2023 SELF Activewear Awards

Meet the 75 best sports bras, leggings, tops, bottoms, and jackets of the year.

The 2022 SELF Sneaker Awards

Check out this year’s best shoes for running, walking, hiking, and living an active life.