Fast fitness goals are fleeting. Sure, it’s great to set a PR, win your weekend soccer game, or conquer that big race. But what about finding your fitness passion — a way to stay in shape for life doing something you love? Fatherly’s Fitness Issue aims to do just that with fitness experts offering tips, tricks, and a deep exploration of forever fitness activities that will get you functionally fit for life.

Fit After 40

Finding My Forever Fitness

ByTyghe Trimble

Personal bests and competition are motivational — when you’re kid-free and fit. At a certain point, it’s time to give up the fighting spirit. What then?

The Strava Strain

ByEmilia Benton

The hugely popular, addictive fitness app that turns every run into a race is great fun — it’s also a great way to get hurt.


How To Stay Fit With 6 Of The World’s Busiest Dads

ByMike Diago and Julia Holmes

The fitness routines and philosophies of six very busy and accomplished dads — what they do, how they make time, and why it matters.


15 Luxury Fitness Retreats

ByAlex French

No matter what sport you're into, there's a place that will pamper you AND make you fitter.

You Got This

55 Sincerely Small Ways To Be More Fit

ByFatherly Editors

Incremental progress is indeed progress, and these small additions to your normal routine can have a big impact.

More Fitness

Dad Bod

The Viral Fitness "Beep Test" Will Destroy Your Lungs And Legs

ByJarrod Nobbe

This running challenge doubles as a hardcore cardio workout.

Dad Bod

Got 15-Minutes To Spare? This Workout Will Kick Your A$$

ByJulia Savacool

You don’t need a ton of time to get an intense workout in — if you put every second to good use.

Dad Bod

Fartlek Training Makes Running Fun Again — And Way Harder

ByJulia Savacool

Want to raise your running game without soul-sucking repeats? We’ve got a plan for that.

Dad Bod

How To Motivate Yourself To Workout When You'd Rather Do Anything Else

ByJulia Savacool

These are the techniques professional trainers use to keep themselves — and their clients — consistent.

Dad Bod

This Pilates Circuit May Be The Hardest Bodyweight Workout You Ever Do

ByJulia Savacool

A brutally efficient form of exercise, Pilates trumps weights any day when it comes to building a strong core.

Dad Bod

These 20-Min EMOM Workouts Will Push You To The Limit

ByJulia Savacool

Max out your heart rate and raise your fitness game with these every minute on the minute full body routines.

Positively Shocking

James Bond’s Guide To Getting Fitter, Healthier, And Happier

ByRyan Britt

Let the king of good taste and optimization guide you to become your best self.


Working Out Can Raise Your Testosterone. Here’s What Helps The Most

ByIsobel Whitcomb

This type of exercise can provide many of the same benefits as testosterone therapy, without the side effects.

Dad Bod

This Pickleball Workout Will Give You The On-Court Advantage

ByDan Marzullo

Prevent injury and train the muscles you need to excel at pickleball with this workout.


You Don't Have To Get Big To Reap The Brain Benefits Of Strength Training

ByTyler Santora

Strength is more important than muscle mass, a recent study finds.