Erin Beresini

Author's Bio

Erin Beresini (@eberesini) is Outside's Fit List columnist, and author of new book Off Course: Inside the Mad, Muddy World of Obstacle Course Racing. She lives in Los Angeles with 10 bikes and a dresser full of spandex. (Website: erinberesini.com)

Tough Mudder Announces New Obstacles

Tough Mudder announced today a rebranding of sorts. It includes all-new obstacles at 2015 events, expansion into Mexico, and the addition of five- to eight-mile city events called Urban... Read More

The Foam Roller Is Your Workout Frenemy

First, some praise for the device that's become a staple of every runner’s self-help/torture plan: It’s very nice. “The bigger problem,” Barb Hoogenboom says, “is that foam rolling is putting a...

Your Desk Will Save You. Here's How.

Super-engineered chairs created to cure back pain 10 years ago were so comfortable that no one got up. Today, concerned ergonomists like Dr. Mark Benden are championing standing as a way to cure the...

How the New York Times Got Fitness Wrong

New York Times Magazine contributor Heather Havrilesky attempts to paint the CrossFit-fueled turn toward functional fitness as the latest fitness fad—a troubling turn toward the extreme that is no...

How to Grow a Super-Athlete

As a species, we're living longer and having fewer children. And that's a fantastic development for amateur athletes—and society as a whole.

The New Injury-Proofing Rules for Runners

Renown physical therapist Kelly Starrett lays out movement standards for runners. Meet them, and you'll stay out of his office. Don't meet them, and you shouldn't be running.

Beware the Single-Study Story

Every once in a while, a story appears that makes scientists cringe: the Single Study Syndrome story. Relying on a lone study without adding context is not only misleading, but often useless.

The Sad, Confused Politics of Fighting Obesity

While city politicians are gung-ho about joining the fight, they’ve recently found themselves in a strange state of hypocrisy thanks to a growing fitness culture that’s taking over our public spaces.