Team USA superstar and Dancing with the Stars standout Laurie Hernandez graces the cover of the December 2016 issue! We also celebrate Team USA’s success in Brazil and go in-depth with performance specialist Robert Andrews.


Laurie Hernandez: Her Best Year Ever!
Dancing with the Stars dubbed her ‘America’s Sweetheart,’ and for good reason. With her bubbly personality and incredible athleticism, she’s won our hearts. Her place in Olympic history already secured, the sixteen year-old superstar chats up her best year ever in this candid Q&A.

Sweet 2016
The US Women’s Team left nothing to chance, dominating the quad, celebrating a very sweet 2016. We take a look at some of the reasons Team USA was able to chart a path to victory.

Inside Interview: Robert Andrews
The founder and director of The Institute of Sports Performance in Houston, Texas discusses working with high performance athletes. What can provide a mental edge in breaking through? Mr. Andrews shares his secrets to success.

Annual Reader’s Choice!
You voted! From favorite athletes to standout moments to best choreography and everything in between, we have your winners in our Annual Reader’s Choice Awards.

In The Spotlight! Le Reve
Former competitive gymnast Justin Valentin shares his path to make it to Le Reve® – The Dream, a mesmerizing Las Vegas production. From jumping on the furniture as a hyper-active kid to flying 30 feet in the air above the stage now, once a daredevil, always a daredevil!

Holiday Gift Guide
Stocking stuffers and gifts! All of the latest and greatest products sure to have you looking and feeling superb!

In the Zone
Gina Pongetti gives us 10 Tips for staying focused for 2017!


All of our regular features including Inside Buzz, Chalking Up, Opinion Line In the Know with John Roethlisberger, People, Places and Faces, Opinion Line Shannon Says with Shannon Miller, Industry Insider, Freeze Frame, Picture Perfect and Final Dismountall with stunning photos!

2016 December Issue

Print Version

Available in ‘Back Issues’

Digital Edition

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