I stopped scrolling social media – now I’m fit and sexy

I stopped scrolling social media – now I’m fit and sexy

From scrolling to sexy. Harvey Lindsay, 29, from Portsmouth, England, sank into depression after years of being bullied for his short stature – but dropping his phone and picking up dumbbells helped put his life on the line rails. Now the gym rat has gained nearly 60 pounds of muscle since his lifestyle overhaul. After … Read more

Female-run gym isn’t afraid to speak out: ‘Love yourself with different standards’

Female-run gym isn’t afraid to speak out: ‘Love yourself with different standards’

Catherine Setacci-Drapeau has been surrounded by role models throughout her life, inspiring her to stay healthy and active. But even for her, entering a gym was intimidating. Until she finds the perfect place. A female-run, female-only gym. Not only did this grow his love of fitness, but it made him want to learn more, take … Read more

I found the cure for my eating disorder in the most unexpected place: the gym

I found the cure for my eating disorder in the most unexpected place: the gym

The First Person is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Do you have a story to tell? See our guidelines on tgam.ca/essayguide. Artwork by Marley Allen-Ash For some people, the gym is a refuge. Community. Exit. Movement. For others, the gym is a nightmare. Treadmills howl. Five more minutes. Increase the slope by one … Read more

Use These Tactics to Get the Best Deal on a January Gym Membership

Use These Tactics to Get the Best Deal on a January Gym Membership

Photo: Jacob Lund (Shutterstock) If you’re not close to getting your new January gym membership with the same mindset you would use for a car concession negotiation, you’re probably not getting a good enough OK. January is Black Friday gym membershipsand you need to strategize accordingly and enter with a schedule: You need to know … Read more

Leggings, smartwatches and other equipment: New Year’s fitness resolution

Leggings, smartwatches and other equipment: New Year’s fitness resolution

FAIL. JENNIFER: IT’S A QUIET MORNING AT PLANET FITNESS IN REISTERSTOWN, BUT COMING ON THE FIRST OF THE YEAR, GYMS EVERYWHERE WILL BE FILLED WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE RESOLUTIONS TO GET IN SHAPE OR LOSE WEIGHT. >> WILL MAKE SOME TRUNK ROTATIONS ALL THE WAY DOWN, RETURNING ALL THE WAY. JENNIFER: RETURNING TO HEALTH … Read more

Leggings, smartwatches and other equipment: New Year’s fitness resolution

Leggings, smartwatches and other equipment: New Year’s fitness resolution

FAIL. JENNIFER: IT’S A QUIET MORNING AT PLANET FITNESS IN REISTERSTOWN, BUT COMING ON THE FIRST OF THE YEAR, GYMS EVERYWHERE WILL BE FILLED WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE RESOLUTIONS TO GET IN SHAPE OR LOSE WEIGHT. >> WILL MAKE SOME TRUNK ROTATIONS ALL THE WAY DOWN, RETURNING ALL THE WAY. JENNIFER: RETURNING TO HEALTH … Read more

Don’t let the toxic ‘Gym-Tok’ culture make you feel unwanted at the gym

Don’t let the toxic ‘Gym-Tok’ culture make you feel unwanted at the gym

It’s the season for (let’s see, pulling out my checklist): gaining weight over the holidays, being depressed about the weather, thinking about the relentless passage of time and, oh, okay, dealing with family bullshit because it’s the holidays and Ha Ha Cheery Times, we all need to get along because Chrimus! (NBC) Nope, i am … Read more