The Weekly Burn: The Power of Community

The Weekly Burn

We spend a lot of time scouring the web to stay up on the hottest health and fitness trends, and each week, we’ll be sharing with you the best of what we read. (It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!)

One of the things we love most about fitness is the community that it fosters. From elite athletes to novices in the gym, we’re all in this together. Our favorite reads this week reminded us the importance of having a great support system for your fitness goals.

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Molly Galbraith Body Acceptance ChallengeIf you think fitness professionals are immune to body image issues, think again. Those fitness models are in great shape, yes. But they also happen to be captured at precisely the right angle. Here’s a challenge to love and accept your body. (Molly Galbraith)



Why Hire a Running Coach - Back at Square ZeroWith spring race season coming up, you may be wondering if you should hire a running coach to help you meet your goals. But, just what do they do? (Back at Square Zero)




Intent Blog - Support SystemWe firmly believe that everyone needs a little support in life — especially to meet your fitness goals. If you’re a lone ranger in the gym, here are four great reasons to find a workout partner. (Intent Blog)




Will Ferrell Michelle Obama - Let's MoveFirst Lady Michelle Obama and funnyman Will Ferrell conducted a “focus” group with kids about health and nutrition to educate them through humor. (SparkPeople)




Prison YogaYoga Jones might have gotten a bad wrap on Orange Is The New Black, but yoga in prison is a real thing. The Prison Yoga Project-NY teaches inmates how to practice mindfulness to give them a rehabilitative tool they can turn to in jail or upon release. (The AtlanticPhoto: Pond5



What if Everybody Ran?What if everybody ran? We think the world would be a much happier place, but sneaker manufacturer Mizuno commissioned a study to quantify the precise impact of running on mental, economic and physical health. Turns out, if everybody hit the trails, there would be 25 percent more breaths of fresh air taken. And who doesn’t support that? (Mizuno USA)