Faster fitness

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Paula Goodyer You go to the gym and work out for 15 minutes three times a week. In return for this small investment in time, there's a big payoff.

Online calculator

What's your fitness age?


Gretchen Reynolds Researchers have developed an online calculator that allows you to estimate your "fitness age" (ie how well your body functions physically, relative to how well it should work, given your age).

The biggest fitness lessons of 2013


Gretchen Reynolds This year, exercise science expanded and fine-tuned our understanding of how physical activity affects our brains, joints, hearts and even genes, beginning before birth and continuing throughout our...

Workout for free

The best free fitness workouts on YouTube


Emily Marquart Fitness gurus are taking to YouTube and posting their workouts, which means it's easier than ever to squeeze in exercise when you're crunched for time.

40 days of fitness

40 days of fitness

Melissa Shedden Today marks 40 days until Christmas. Here are 10 tactics for surviving festive season weight gain.

Fitness trends 2014: Zumba not the HIIT the trendspotters thought

Dance Fitness

Sarah Berry This year it's all been about the twerk. At least it has been according to the most searched exercise terms on Google.

Great fitness barre none

Fitness trainer Adele Rancan likes to quip that exercising with a ballet barre is like horizontal pole dancing. She's only kidding.

Top trends

The future of health and fitness

Google Glass

Cassy Small Forget robots and hover boards, the future is far more sophisticated than Hollywood predicted and will transform the way we look at health and fitness in the future.

Fitness goes free range

Outdoors gym

Paula Goodyer Outdoor gyms involve trees rather than fees and are proving popular around the globe.

Iron (age) man

Caveman fitness for the 21st century

Tanya Carroll (right) of Livestrong Primal Fitness with her students showing MovNat. 25 October 2012.The Age SMH. Photo:EDDIE JIM.

Megan Johnston Hikers exploring the Canberra hills should not be alarmed if they come across a man wearing no shoes, scrambling through the scrub.

Preparing for a fitness event


Got a big fitness goal you're working towards, such as a marathon or triathlon? Follow our tips below for the best ways to prepare yourself before you start training through to the night before and...

Redesign Sydney's public areas to cater for exercise, fitness industry urges

Members of the Bottoms Up fitness group

Nicole Hasham Public areas should be redesigned to encourage physical activity as outdoor training grows in popularity, the fitness industry says.

Elite approach

Exercise guru labels outdoor fitness groups 'embarrassing'

Nicole Hasham Outdoor personal training is a ''middle class'' indulgence that can embarrass onlookers and deter others from exercising, one of Australia's leading fitness experts says.

Holistic fitness

Meet the 'fitness whisperer'

Radley Spring

Amy Molloy Massages, buttery toast, long baths and less workouts... It sounds too good to be true, but Sydney's newest fitness guru says his regime can change your body.

Yoga trends

Fusing flexibility, fun and fitness

Charlotte Piho

Sarah Berry What's fun, fast and will make you serene while working on your six-pack?

Fit to print

Cameron Diaz to write fitness guide

Cameron Diaz

Daisy Dumas The Charlie's Angels star will "engage and empower women" by sharing tips on looking and feeling good.

Fitness cravings curbed with team mentality

Danni Rowlands

Erik Jensen AT HER lowest point, Danni Rowlands pleaded with doctors to set her leg in plaster. She was 21, anorexic, suffering from a pathological addiction to exercise.

Urban fitness alternatives

Monique McDonald doing

Monique McDonald looks at the city a little differently to the rest of us. Where we see a park bench as somewhere to sit, she sees it as something to leap over.

Added benefits

The height of fitness

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Turbo-charge your workout with altitude training, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash.