Entrepreneur and former collegiate gymnastics champion Jason Shen had a less-than-awesome experience running his first marathon. Find out what went wrong and how we can all learn from his rocky road to the finish line.

How to Run Your Best 5K Ever
Want to run a 5K, but not sure where to start? Here's your go-to guide to run that perfect first race!
The 65 Best Health and Fitness Apps of 2014
Mobile apps continue to revolutionize the ways we run faster, get stronger, sleep more, feel calmer, and eat better. From the fun and zany (zombies!) to the scientific (food allergies!), here are the top 65 in health and fitness. Best yet: Most of them are free.
Morning Run
Join us for a five-day celebration of all things running. We don't want to give too much away, but here's just enough to pique your interest (Spoiler alert! It's going to be freakin' awesome!).
Have you considered becoming a personal trainer? Tune in with @greatist on Twitter at 5p.m. EST Tuesday, March 25 to get all your questions answered by an expert who's been through it all before. Hope to see you there!
Too much of a good thing can, well, not be so good. Here's how one of Greatist's very own was able to stop running away from her emotions and start learning to heal.


Think performing one Olympic event is difficult? Check out the decathlon, which has athletes testing their skills in 10 different competitions. Talk about multi-tasking.

GUEST POST: When the freshman 15 turned into a college 40, Carla Birnberg was ready to make a change. The first step: finding her way to the gym. What came next was a complete makeover, inside and out. Read her story here.

Our #imagreatist community keeps inspiring us in all sorts of new ways. Check out this week's tips on keeping healthy, happy, and fit no matter what life hands you!

In this week’s Greatist podcast, we talk with researcher Dr. Mark Peterson on the science behind fitness and how exercising the right way can improve nearly all aspects of health.

Think you don’t know squat? We’ve got all the details on how to perform the very best one, with or without weight.

OP-ED: Bad news for gym class all-stars heading to college — in 2012 only 39 percent of American colleges and universities had physical education requirements. What does that mean for student’s mental and physical health?