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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 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.

I Tried the Walk-Run Method at a Major Marathon, and the Results Were Surprising

I used to think slowing down was a sign of weakness. I was wrong.
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24 Great Gifts for Rock Climbers

So they can reach even greater heights.
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We Will Survive: The Ultimate Queer Anthems Workout Playlist

Your heart will go “Padam, Padam” for these.

I Tried ‘Posture-Correcting’ Workout Clothes to See If It Really Improved My Performance

Plus, what a physical therapist thinks of the trend.

12 Fun Ideas for When You Can’t Spend Another Minute Inside

This list can help you break out of your summer rut.

It’s Going Down: The Ultimate Kesha Workout Playlist

Run, dance, and scream to her extensive list of hits that basically demand you move to them.
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Pickleball-Curious? Here Are 8 Things to Know Before You Get Started

It may just become your new favorite sport.

The Lululemon Studio Mirror Replicates (Much) of the Magic of In-Person Exercise Classes

The pros and cons of this beautiful yet very pricey high-tech workout device.

The Best Walking Shoes You Can Buy From On

Cute sneaks that’ll put a little spring in your step.

How Kaley Cuoco Is Embracing Scars From an Accident That Nearly Took Her Leg

In 2010, the actor suffered a “horrible” fracture that required emergency surgery.

Jennifer Aniston Made This Workout Swap After Years of Hard Cardio ‘Pounded’ Her Body

The traditional fitness mindset of “no pain, no gain” is “bullshit,” the actor tells SELF.

The Best Protein Powders, According to Registered Dietitians

Vegan, whey, and baking-friendly options—with zero chalky aftertaste.

An Effective Arms and Abs Workout You Can Do in Just 10 Minutes

Build muscle endurance and get a dose of cardio at the same time.

34 Core Exercises Top Trainers Swear By

The moves fitness pros use to strengthen and stabilize.

I’m a Sub-3:45 Marathoner With Crohn’s—Here’s How I Keep Running When Symptoms Strike

For Ali Feller, careful research, precise scheduling, and a little experimentation is key.

The Adidas Ultraboost Light Makes My Easy Runs Feel Even Easier

The sneakers are more versatile than you’d think too.

A Guide to Hiking for Anyone Who’s Not Exactly Outdoorsy

Everything you need to know to have a good time—and stay safe—on the trails.

The Best Deals We Found at the REI Anniversary Sale

It’s a great time to shop for discounted camping gear, sneakers, and more.

SELF 2022 Spring Challenge

It’s four weeks of 20 brand-new strength and cardio workouts.

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 2022 SELF Certified Activewear Awards

Every great workout begins with exceptional gear. Here's the best of the best for 2022. 

The 2022 SELF Sneaker Awards

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