Illustrations by Olivia Storm
Olivia Storm

IT'S NO LONGER ENOUGH to spend countless hours on the elliptical in an attempt to build a better bod. The modern person demands contrast in their workout routines—ones that feed body, mind, and soul. That's why the Mercury set out to try fitness regimens designed to shake up the standard workout, and muscle up one of the body's most important organs—the brain. Here we'll explore such various topics as meditation, feminist strength training, Pilates therapy, the importance of a good sauna, gender-bending pole dancing, and more! Make sure to stretch out your muscles and neurons... you're gonna need it!

Train in Vain

Work that Pole

Boner Juice

Some Like It Hot

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