The Get Outside Challenge

This spring, take advantage of the long days and pick up a new sport or master an old one. To help you make the most of your rookie season, we'll be updating this page with beginner's guides, training tips, and stories to inspire your next great adventure.

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The Beginner's Guide to Rock Climbing
Mar 16, 2016

The Beginner's Guide to Rock Climbing

Climbing is one of those sports that can seem way out of reach for newcomers. But it doesn't have to be.
The Beginner's Guide to Yoga
Oct 12, 2018

The Beginner's Guide to Yoga

Jenni Gritters, a Power Vinyasa yoga teacher, walks us through nine common poses
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How to Navigate the Weight Room and Start Lifting
Jun 19, 2019

How to Navigate the Weight Room and Start Lifting

The weight room doesn't have to be overwhelming. Here's everything you need for a successful lifting practice, plus a foundational total-body workout to get you started.
Everything You Need to Know About Buying Your First MTB
Mar 18, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About Buying Your First MTB

So you want to start mountain biking? Bravo! Whether you’re a roadie looking to play in the dirt or just upgrading a daily commuter, the decision to ride on trails could be the best one you’ve ever made.
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We Made 6 Writers Learn Fitness Lessons the Hard Way
Sep 19, 2016

We Made 6 Writers Learn Fitness Lessons the Hard Way

If you’re willing to work hard, conquer your fears, and maybe don some superhero spandex, anything is possible
How to Survive Your First 100-Miler
Nov 14, 2017

How to Survive Your First 100-Miler

When running four marathons in a row, it helps to enlist a professional for help. I tested a bunch of her advice so you don't have to.
Jesse Itzler's Everest-Sized Hike Will Change Your Life
Dec 3, 2018

Jesse Itzler's Everest-Sized Hike Will Change Your Life

The former white-boy rapper and mega-successful serial entrepreneur has become a bestselling wellness author and Tony Robbins-style life coach. His latest venture, a highly social weekend of walking up mountains until you drop, called 29029, is pitched as a new breed of restorative endurance event. But is this just a brutal group hike with good marketing?
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