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Why everyone is obsessed with a fitness podcast about Richard Simmons

A new generation is discovering the oddball charms of the OG sweaty celeb.

Why wellness has always played an important role in politics and activism

From self care to sweaty endorsements, the healthy community has played an important role in this bitter election.

The rise of women in CrossFit: It’s not all deadlifts and roses

A feminist look at why more women consider lifting heavy an ideal workout—and aren’t a bit worried about the “bulkiness.”

The making of the celebrity fitness trainer

We’re in an era of waitlist-only workouts, with fitness instructors (like Tracy, Melanie, Nichelle, and Noah) commanding veritable celebrity status.