I Did a Real, Live Workout With Jillian Michaels and Didn't Die

"Are you going to work out with us today?" asked the cheerful woman at the front desk. I didn't know I had the option to do otherwise, I thought, seeing as I was at an event-space-turned-gym to sweat myself silly under the tutelage of The Biggest Loser's star trainer/screamer, Jillian Michaels. » 2/21/14 1:39pm 2/21/14 1:39pm

Climb Higher Than Mt. Everest, Without Leaving Manhattan

Who knew such extraordinary altitudes could be found, hidden inside the towers of Manhattan's Flatiron District? But, behind the nondescript door of a 5th-floor office on 21st Street, heights as great as the Himalayas are waiting to be scaled. Gizmodo took a deep breath and visited the atmospheric wizardry of Hypoxico, … » 2/13/14 6:33pm 2/13/14 6:33pm

Yoga Isn't 'For Ladies' and Weights Aren't 'For Men'

Women make up slightly less than half of the NFL's fanbase. They're going to college in larger numbers than men. They're the Senators grabbing the legislative branch by the collar and dragging the country away from fiscal precipice. And yet! it's still weird for us when we try to use the weight room at a new gym. When… » 10/24/13 11:10am 10/24/13 11:10am

Health Is Bad For You: My Weird Weekend At Toronto's Fitness Shitshow

TORONTO—"Dear Toronto Pro Supershow Delegate," read a slip of paper handed to everyone checking in at Toronto's Intercontinental Hotel on Friday. "For your convenience we have 'Special Towels' through our Housekeeping Department. We recommend that these special towels/ linens be used in conjunction with any treatments… » 6/11/13 3:00pm 6/11/13 3:00pm

Don't Just Stand There

At my gym, OK, there's only one really good place to do pullups. If someone is occupying the pullup area, that means nobody else is doing pullups at that particular time. That means that, if you are the person in the pullup area, you have a responsibility. A responsibility to do pullups. A responsibility to not just… » 5/14/13 3:36pm 5/14/13 3:36pm

The 10 Supplements You Actually Need

Men's Health, a magazine for men who are healthy and dumb, will tell you that there are 10 supplements that you, the fitness-seeking man, "actually need." Oh really? You can't go to the gym without "Coenzyme Q10?" You can't work out unless you're shoveling glucosamine powder down your gullet? It takes selenium tablets to… » 3/06/13 12:10pm 3/06/13 12:10pm

You Have To Work Out To Get A Workout

Every New Year, millions of people resolve to "get in shape." And, a few weeks into January—right about now—millions of people tire of their dreary new traditional exercise programs, and re-resolve to get in shape creatively. "I'll walk every night," they say. "I'll work in the garden, and take the stairs, and live an… » 1/24/13 3:30pm 1/24/13 3:30pm

The Army Powerlifting Coach Is Here To Yell At Your Fat Asses. Ask Him …

Rick Scarpulla knows a thing or two about strength training. He is currently the head strength and conditioning coach for the United States Military Academy at West Point's powerlifting team, and is the creator of the Ultimate Athlete Training Program. He has also trained numerous high school, college, and… » 1/03/13 2:00pm 1/03/13 2:00pm

Jack LaLanne Tried To Kill His Brother With An Ax, And Other Fond…

Occasionally, we'll select stories — old and new, sports and otherwise, relevant and merely sublime — that we urge you to read for one reason or another. Today: the late Jack LaLanne, fitness televangelist. » 1/24/11 1:55pm 1/24/11 1:55pm