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10 Rules Every Gym Needs

As obvious as some gym etiquette reminders may seem, you’d be surprised to see how often they are ignored. These are Travel Well’s top 10 rules for every gym.

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Making Fitness More Feminist

On the surface, the fitness industry can seem empowering and feminist, or at least attempt to, but a closer look reveals otherwise. These tips from a professor and fitness instructor will help you make your fitness more feminist with less body shaming and more empowerment.

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50 Gifts Under $50

Every year we put together our favorite gifts for travelers, adventurers, health nuts and fitness buffs–things we and our readers will love and use–and all 50 gifts are under $50! Bookmark this guide to make your holiday shopping easy as pie.

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Playground Plyometrics: A Playful Workout for Traveling Parents

With benches and climbing equipment, Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber knew a playground could become the perfect place for a creative workout that would be an ideal challenge for her and a fun morning for her active child. The next time you’re traveling—with or without kids—find a playground and test out these moves for a great workout on the go.

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5 Reasons to Make the Handful Bra a Wardrobe Staple

Many of us spend a lot of time and money searching for bras that fit comfortably with the right amount of support, only to look forward to taking them off at the end of the day. After Travel Well’s test of the adjustable Handful sports bra, for the first time in my life, I genuinely look forward to putting a bra ON. The Handful has become a wardrobe staple for 5 key reasons, and it just may become yours, too.

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30 Days to the Perfect Pull Up [workout plan]

For many, pull ups are out of reach, but that doesn’t mean they have to stay that way. We’ve teamed up with Perfect Fitness to bring you a 30-day workout series to take you from zero to pull-up pro, plus a chance to win a Perfect Pullup home workout system!

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Product Review: OnSight Equipment Travel and Fitness Gear

On a recent press trip to Chicago, Travel Well had the chance to try some OnSight Equipment products courtesy of Eartheasy, an online retailer of sustainable living products. Based in British Columbia, OnSight Equipment specializes in sustainable outdoors and travel...

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Chasing the Wind: Q&A with Pro Kitesurfer Polly Crathorne

One of the first things you’ll notice about Polly Crathorne is her big smile. After that you’ll probably notice the ease of the conversation and her general easy-going attitude. You may even take note of her affinity for funky patterned fabrics. What you probably won’t pick up on is that sitting across from you is the first woman and youngest person to kite across the English Channel. Crathorne is a professional kite surfer who currently holds four kiting world records. She has travelled to 25 different countries and is attending university as a full time student.

And she is only 21 years old.

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Health in Numbers: Tracking Your Data [INFOGRAPHIC]

Even if you haven’t heard it called the Quantified Self Movement, you’ve heard of its members and practices, and chances are you’re a part of it. Find out why the trend in tracking health data has taken off in recent years and how you can use it to your advantage in this infographic.

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Introductory Guide to Foam Rolling

Foam rollers are commonplace in fitness facilities, physical therapy clinics and locker rooms for valued benefits that include helping to correct bad posture, treating injuries, relieving aches and pains, and a host of other reasons to add it to your routine. We’ve teamed up with Tina Garnaat, the brand manager of fitness at TriggerPoint, on this introductory guide to foam rolling.

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Disc Golf: Grab a Disc, Smack a Tree

Disc golf isn’t new, but it’s seen significant growth in courses, events and players (Allen included) over the last decade. The appeal is evident: It’s fun, it can be relatively easy to pick up, courses can be found in many areas, and it’s cheap to play recreationally.

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The Ultimate Guide to Running Your First 5k, 10k, Half or Full Marathon

To help you cross the finish line in any new distance up to a marathon, Travel Well has developed the ultimate running guide just for you, covering everything from selecting your event and how to stay motivated through those tough training days. With the proper resources, guidance and encouragement, running your first race goes from something overwhelming and impossible to a check mark on your to-do list.

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Product Review: Tritan Square by Clean Bottle

One of the healthiest things we can do for ourselves is to stay adequately hydrated, and one of the healthiest things we can do for our planet is protect it from our wasteful garbage. At the intersection of the two is a simple habit: using a reusable water bottle instead of the single use plastic variety. We’re always looking for ways to help readers make the switch, so we took Clean Bottle up on their offer to test their new Tritan Square Bottle line.

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4th of July-inspired Travel Workout

Get your fitness on in a star (and sweat) spangled manner with Two Fit Girls’ Independence Day-inspired workout routine! All you’ll need is a mat and a stability ball (and maybe some red, white and blue workout attire) to celebrate birthday of the good ol’ USA with this core and cardio series all summer long.

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TriggerPoint NANO Foot Roller Review and GIVEAWAY

Anticipating several hours a day of walking, climbing stairs, hauling 70L backpacks and sitting on planes and trains, Travel Well’s co-founder and I were deciding what to include in our packing list to alleviate such tension and soreness we knew we’d encounter on our three-week trip to Europe. Lucky for us, TriggerPoint reached out to us just before we left to test their new NANO Foot Roller, a travel-friendly therapeutic mini foam roller designed specifically for feet and forearms. We took them up on the offer and brought the NANO with us to give it a go.

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Travel Well’s Guide to the Triangle: Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC

Often known as a hub of academic and research centers, the Triangle is rapidly growing into a food, brewery and travel destination, too. Whether you’re in downtown Raleigh, Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street or anywhere in between, you won’t have to venture too far to find a food truck rodeo, live outdoor music, big events, great beer and even better food.

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5 Reasons to Take Your Workout Outdoors

Exercising outdoors and taking advantage of all that Mother Nature has to offer us has many benefits. Personal trainer and health coach Lauren P. of Two Fit Girls shares her top 5 reasons to take your workouts outside.

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Earth Day Yoga with Casey: Get Grounded and Give Gratitude

It’s all too easy to take for granted the gifts we receive from Mother Earth on a constant basis. By cultivating a mindful yoga practice that honors the Earth and the elements, we can begin to elevate our gratitude for the natural abundance that surrounds us—and consistently take efforts to preserve and protect these gifts.

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