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How to Overcome Fitness Challenges

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Think you know your fitness limits? So did these editors — until they challenged themselves to turn up the heat. We’ve partnered with PUMA to share pieces from its brand new Defy Collection that'll help you reach your goals at the gym and beyond.

Comfort zones earn their titles for a reason — they help create a space that feels familiar and ownable. They're, well, comfortable. But after a while, they can start to feel too safe . . . and that's where they real challenge sets in. This is especially true when it comes to fitness.

Call it being stuck in a rut, hitting a wall, or just feeling plain unsatisfied with a lack of results, but pushing past your limits can be the ultimate hurdle. That's why it feels so rewarding when you finally get there. To help put this feeling into words, we've tapped a few active editors to share their experiences. From the track to the weight room to even the barn, read on to see how defying your own expectations can be a major game changer.

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