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ATLX Outsiders: Obstacle Racing

ATLX asks the question: Why would a person run through mud, fire and barbed wire? Obstacle races like Warrior Dash, Spartan Race, Gladiator Rock'n Run & Tough Mudder have exploded across the country. The reasons for doing them vary from person to person. From weight loss, to conquering personal challenges and raising money for charities such as St Jude. What would it take to get you in the mud? Read More »

Traits of Healthiest, Unhealthiest US States

Where you live can very much play a role in your health, as some areas are simply better equipped to promote an active, healthy lifestyle. Find out why, and where your state ranks. Read More »

Top Celebrity Trainer Profile: Valerie Waters

Valerie Waters picked up her first dumbbell in high school and was immediately hooked. Read on to find out how she went from her $12 an hour trainer position to becoming one of the top celebrity trainers in the world. Read More »

Climbing in the Name of Camaraderie

Not only did these Military Men complete the 7 Summits Challenge. They did push ups in extreme conditions to honor Americans fallen soldiers. Read More »

Is Night-Eating Killing Your Weight Loss Plan?

ATLX Expert Dr. Robert Ziltzer shares his expertise on the effects of nighttime eating and tips to avoid the lure of the midnight fridge monster. Read More »

Seven Vacation Spots for the Athletic Traveler

If you’re the kind of person who checks out the hotel gym facilities before you book your stay, check out some of these athlete-friendly vacation destinations that are sure to get your blood pumping. Read More »

Yoga Can Be for Everyone…Even Runners

Runners don’t typically buy into the yoga hype, and yogis are often equally discriminating against pounding the pavement. But Alice Toyonga believes in the benefits of both, mostly because they both helped save her life. Read More »

Kacie Cleveland Can’t Stop Climbing

At one point, Kacie Cleveland thought she would never be able to walk, let alone run again. Now she's breaking records in rollerblading and stair climbing. Who knows what she'll accomplish next? Read More »

Is Sea Salt Really Healthier Than Table Salt?

Many Americans mistakenly believe that sea salt is healthier than table salt. The marketing efforts of advertisers are perpetuating that trend, when in fact, the truth may surprise you. Read More »

Swimming Workouts Outside of the Pool

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise around, but it can be tough for people who aren't trained to do it. Training outside of the pool can greatly enhance a person's ability to train inside of it. Hitting core muscles and creating a higher level of thoracic spine mobility can make it easier to swim for long periods of time. Read More »

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