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Best of 2014: Good Sweat


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We went inside the Victoria’s Secret training boot camp (Photo: Cocoshoot/Gaston Levy)

It’s been a big wellness year. And in case you’ve missed some of the highlights (while running marathons or making bone broth?), we’re highlighting our most popular stories of 2014 in categories like Good Sweat and Good Looks, plus the most controversial stories, most interesting Refrigerator Look Books, and more.

All of these “best-of” articles raised our readers’ heart rates (in a good way), making them click, comment, and discuss the topics with friends at the (Paleo or vegan?) dinner table. Some even inspired lifestyle changes to diet and workout habits.

Check out our top Good Sweat stories from 2014, here:

1. 9 resistance band exercises you can do anywhere
Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp founder Ariane Hundt is a superfan of resistance bands and their results. Why you should be, too.

2. Your sneak peek inside a Victoria’s Secret model training camp
Models like Emanuela De Paula and Kelly Gale are building up fierce abs and confidence for the VS Fashion Show casting call with four days of boxing in Tulum.

3. How not to be bored on the treadmill ever again (with workout!)
David Siik, creator of Equinox’s new Precision Running class, shares a 30-minute treadmill workout you can turn to on 90-degree days. Or any time.

4. How busy women make their workouts happen
There’s an art to squeezing workouts into a jam-packed calendar. Here’s how super-busy, fitness regulars pull it off.

5. Michelle Bridge’s killer 15-minute workout you can anywhere 
Don’t have enough time (or space) to exercise? You won’t need much of either for this super-effective sweat session, says Australia’s top trainer.