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5 Things to Change Up to Keep Your Workouts Fresh

Switching up your fitness does two things: it keeps you from getting bored and it encourages your muscles to work in new ways. If the thought of working out makes you yawn, or if you’re no longer seeing the fitness results you want, it’s time for you to refresh your workouts by making a change or two. Try one of these ideas today! 1. Play with...

4 International Ideas to Get Moving

For my book The 5 Factor World Diet, I traveled the globe and observed some of the food and fitness habits of the world’s healthiest nations, and learned a great deal. As one of the most overweight countries in the world, the United States could learn a few things from places like Japan, Sweden, France, Italy, Spain, and Greece, where more...

Cycling Legend Jens Voigt Shares His Gran Fondo Experience

Photo: Alex Chiu On Saturday, October 10, I had the great pleasure of hosting the first The Jensie Gran Fondo in Marin County, California. The event offered three rides, 100 miles, 70 miles, and 40 miles, which allowed road cyclists of all abilities to gather together and take part in a day of fun and suffering with me. It was a bizarre feeling...

8 Crazy-Simple Ways Parents Can Slip Fitness into Their Day

If you’ve got school-aged kids (or younger!) at home, gym time might be a luxury you just can’t afford on a daily basis. That’s why many moms and dads find workarounds for workouts, fitting them in whenever possible during the week. Others turn into weekend warriors and sign up for local running and cycling races. If you’re still trying to...

Meet Your New Cycling Coach Jens Voigt

Hi, I’m Jens. I’d like for us to be on a first-name basis, because I’m going to be your new cycling coach. I’m a former professional cyclist, and have been a member of several racing teams, including Trek Factory Racing—I’m currently a team consultant for Trek. I built my career around smart, aggressive riding, but I still manage to...

What to Wear for a Fall Half Marathon

Picking what to wear for a run in the fall is often a game-time decision—you just never know what the weather will be until you’re ready to walk out the door. But no matter how last minute, sometimes those apparel choices come back to haunt you during your workout—an extra hoodie can be annoying if the sun pops out, and unforeseen wind gusts...