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Ally Arcuri

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Ally loves to be in motion! From hiking to standup paddleboarding to mountain biking, you can find her chasing all manner of outdoor adventures (cautiously, of course). Ally is an avid runner, yoga teacher, personal trainer, and overall fitness junkie. She is an accomplished ultramarathoner and recently became a Stage 3 cancer survivor. She has broken tape at quite a few middle distance races and intends to win more now that her cancer journey is behind her.

Ally has her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton and her yoga teaching certificate from Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja California, Mexico. After spending 6 years working with a physical therapist in South Lake Tahoe, she attributes much of her therapeutic exercise knowledge to that experience. A beach girl and a traveler, Ally can always be found chasing the sun and remains in pursuit of the endless summer. Her favorite party tricks include being able to jump really high, stand on her head on a paddleboard, and sing “Eye of the Tiger” with surprising accuracy. She is thankful to be a part of the Outdoor Gear Lab testing team!

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Best Running Shirts for Women of 2022

Best Running Shirts for Women of 2022

Getting ready for summer running and needing a new running shirt for all those miles you have planned? We tested 16 of the best, got into all the details, and compiled our favorites so you...
Best Trail Running Shoes for Women of 2022

Best Trail Running Shoes for Women of 2022

Searching for your next trail running shoe? With our expert advice and experience testing various models this season, we get down to the nitty-gritty of the different options out there...
Dynafit Feline SL - Women's
Editors' Choice

Dynafit Feline SL - Women's

With one of the best outsoles on the current market, this trail runner is built for soft and technical surfaces. With a durable outsole, it is versatile, taking you up ridges, over roads...
Brooks Divide 2 - Women's
Best Buy

Brooks Divide 2 - Women's

This gently protective shoe rides like the crossover shoe you never knew you wanted. For a lower price than most shoes on the market, you can get a shoe with good traction, a protective...
Best Exercise Step Platform of 2022

Best Exercise Step Platform of 2022

Exercise step platforms add a major facelift to a played-out, home gym setup. If you're looking for a step to add some variety to your workouts, look no further! We rounded up some of the...
Hoka Torrent 2 - Women's
Best Buy

Hoka Torrent 2 - Women's

This well-cushioned trail running is our favorite for putting down long miles thanks to its responsive midsole, confidence-inspiring traction, and surprisingly stable design...
Salomon Speedcross 5 - Women's
Top Pick

Salomon Speedcross 5 - Women's

A queen of traction, this newly updated trail runner is welcomed with open arms. It features burly and deep lugs that bite down onto the trail. It's best for super steep and slippery...
Altra Lone Peak 6 - Women's
Top Pick

Altra Lone Peak 6 - Women's

Though zero-drop shoes are less ubiquitous than more traditionally-shaped shoes, this shoe is the one to change this idea. With a spacious toebox, a foot-shaped design, and plenty of...
Best Running Hydration Pack for Women of 2022

Best Running Hydration Pack for Women of 2022

Only recently have female-specific hydration packs become popular and we sure are glad they did. Our running-obsessed gearheads have tested many of the most popular hydration vests in...
Best Foam Rollers of 2022

Best Foam Rollers of 2022

Which is the best foam roller for you? We bought and tested dozens of rollers before narrowing down our selection to the top 12 for this review.
Best Yoga Block of 2022

Best Yoga Block of 2022

The fitness world has been overwhelmed with manufacturers claiming to offer the best of the best. We painstakingly sifted through the top yoga blocks to bring you a lineup of the highest...
Best Running Shoes for Women of 2022

Best Running Shoes for Women of 2022

Seeking a women's running shoe to help you pick up the pace? Our comprehensive review of the most popular running shoes on the market is sure to give you all of the information you need to...
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