Health & Fitness

The Gym Rat: No-nonsense body sculpting at the Studio (MDR)

The Studio (MDR) offers Pilates-inspired — meaning generally tougher — workouts called the Lagree Method, using a pretty complicated machine called a Megaformer. It is indeed a full-body workout and a strenuous one, but it's low- to no-impact — perfect for people with knee...

L.A. Walks

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Find a walk near you

Nobody walks in L.A.? Ridiculous! This is a series of articles exploring the many opportunities for walking in (and around) a city of 3.8 million.

Five Questions

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Mental Health

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Nip the flu bug in the bud by managing stress
Nip the flu bug in the bud by managing stress

As the days get shorter, our thoughts turn to last year's flu and bronchitis season. The 2013-14 influenza season was particularly tough on the 25-to-64 age group, and experts say we should be prepared for a repeat performance. Is there a way to not just treat symptoms but prevent those and...

Mind & Body

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  • Four fitness gear innovations to check out
    Four fitness gear innovations to check out

    Every imaginable problem and dream solution can now be tracked and addressed. Want to work out in Boulder, Colo., to get in some altitude training but can't afford the plane fare? Want to know your heart rate while running to music but hate wearing a chest strap? Wouldn't it be great to have...

  • Having trouble keeping an exercise routine? Ted Vickey has ideas
    Having trouble keeping an exercise routine? Ted Vickey has ideas

    When Ted Vickey was 24, he was brought on to run the fitness center at the White House. At the time, Bill Clinton was president and Vickey — a young entrepreneur — was in charge of ensuring that his administration had access to everything necessary to stay in shape.

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