Journeys

Success Stories from Greatist Readers
Without our loyal fans, we wouldn’t be here. So today, we're highlighting four of the powerful stories that have inspired us and kept us going. We hope they touch you as much as they’ve touched us!
Share Your Greatist Story
This year, for our third birthday, we want to celebrate by focusing on YOU.

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.

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.
Laura Marathon Running
Our marketing director and avid runner shares her story of training for a marathon–and the unexpected and challenging lessons she learned along the way.
Eat More Move Less
Frustrated with traditional (and ineffective) fitness and diet advice, entrepreneur Julie Fredrickson decided to forge her own path to health and happiness.

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Training guru Joe DeFranco has spent years training elite athletes using cutting-edge techniques. We sat down with him to talk attitude, focus, and the myth of the "soft" soccer player.

Success Stories from Greatist Readers
Without our loyal fans, we wouldn’t be here. So today, we're highlighting four of the powerful stories that have inspired us and kept us going. We hope they touch you as much as they’ve touched us!

New York Knicks point guard and NBA sensation Jeremy Lin sat down with Greatist to share his tips on staying mentally and physically on top of his game.

Greatist’s founder went on a six-pack abs in six weeks challenge, and he’s ready for his big reveal. Read on to see how he did (slideshow included!).

GUEST POST: Out of shape, with over 50 pounds to lose, Dan Trink was ready to make a change. Hear how he leveraged his personal journey into a rewarding career in personal training.

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.

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