The Pulse

The Pulse, SLM’s new fitness blog series, seeks to inform readers about the best and brightest in the fitness business. The goal: to help guide you to great workout spots, whether picturesque parks, sweaty gyms, or martial-arts studios. Check it out every other Friday on the Health blog.

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Photo courtesy of David Mullis

Prymal “is not about a technique or a movement,” Hansen says, “but rather about learning about yourself.” more

Feb 24, 2017 10:03 AM Fitness

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The “premiere pole fitness studio” offers everything from Pilates to pole dancing, all in the name of empowering women. more

Feb 10, 2017 2:59 PM Fitness

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Photo courtesy of Melissa Johnson

After winning a world American Natural Bodybuilding Federation championship in 2015, Johnson retired from the competition world. But she's still passing on her knowledge. more

Jan 20, 2017 9:56 AM Fitness

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Brendan O’Neill’s gym specializes in movement-based fitness like parkour and freerunning. There's even a Warp Wall like the one of American Ninja Warrior fame. more

Dec 23, 2016 9:30 AM Health


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Porter likes kickboxing because to her, it's just like dance—and it has a lot to offer the body. more

Dec 2, 2016 10:37 AM Health


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Coffey is a bodybuilder who believes that the key to fitness is helping clients invest in themselves. more

Nov 18, 2016 9:37 AM Health