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SparkPeople Radio Is Taking a Pause


Good morning everyone! I hope today is a lovely spring day in your region!
 
We wanted to give our members a quick SparkPeople Radio update. We launched SparkPeople Radio about a year and a half ago as a fun experiment—a new way to Spread the Spark and reach both our members and a new audience with the SparkPeople message. We've had some great hosts along the way—Lily, Karen and most recently, Bettina, as well as some awesome guests, from your coaches or inspiring members to outside health and fitness experts from around the country.
Posted 4/16/2014  1:00:00 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 16 comments   1,726 views
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SparkPeople Radio is Back--Meet the New Host


Great news! SparkPeople Radio is back and better than ever. (Click here to listen to the latest show!) Starting today, get an hour of motivation, tips, and advice to keep you healthy and happy from our new host, Bettina Bush, plus special guests like Chris “SparkGuy” Downie, SparkPeople members, experts and more.

Over the last few weeks while the show was on hiatus, we've been working to make SparkPeople Radio better--and more motivating than ever. If you were a regular listener, we think you'll continue to love the show! If you didn't listen or stopped listening to the previous version, we invite you to give us another chance. We think you'll LOVE Bettina as much as we do. (Remember, you can earn three SparkPoints a day for listening!)

Bettina is a SparkPeople member as well as our radio host, and she definitely is an example of healthy living. Bettina and her husband have an adorable son and daughter, and they're committed to keeping their family healthy and happy--by getting the kids in the kitchen, being active as a family, and setting a good example by eating right and exercising regularly. Bettina is passionate about making healthy living fun and accessible.
Posted 2/17/2014  11:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 16 comments   6,360 views
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What You Listened to This Year


One of the best parts of my job here at SparkPeople is to co-produce our on-demand healthy living program, SparkPeople Radio. Each week, we share the latest and greatest stories to help you become healthier and happier, with interviews from SparkPeople members and experts.

We launch a new show each Monday, but this radio show is available anytime, anywhere--and you can listen to all the episodes whenever you want. No matter where you live (even outside of the US), you can always tune in to SparkPeople Radio! Plus, you get SparkPoints for tuning in. (Find details at the end of this blog or at www.sparkpeople.com/radio)

Today we're sharing some of the best stories of 2013--the one that really had people talking and continue to get downloaded even months later. Keep reading, and be sure to click the names of each segment to listen (note: most interviews are divided into two segments).

Coach Nicole’s Abs-olute Best Tips
Coach Nicole has easy, effective tips for strengthening your core and targeting your abs. Don’t miss this segment!
 
Dealing with Quick Fix Dieters
Quick-fix diets don’t work-- we know that. But how do you convince others that they’re wasting their time and even harming their health? Lily and Karen share YOUR best ideas for helping others get on track for the long haul.
 
Interview with Jan-Marie Ruminski (BOBCATGIRL76) 1/2
Interview with Jan-Marie Ruminski (BOBCATGIRL76) 2/2
Jan-Marie Ruminski (BOBCATGIRL76) was in grad school when she tipped the scales at 275 pounds. She decided it was time to get healthy--and she's down 94 pounds and counting. But her real story is not about weight loss. Don’t miss this two-part interview!
 
The Things Men Do to Be Healthy (1/2)
The Things Men Do to Be Healthy (2/2)
Humor writer Joe Donatelli is not afraid to step out of his comfort zone in the name of wellness. He did a five-day juice cleanse, tried Zumba and sweated to the oldies with THE Richard Simmons. Don't miss his hilarious tales of weight loss and exercise.
Posted 12/23/2013  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 1 comments   3,809 views
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Happy Anniversary, SparkPeople Radio!


This week, our on-demand healthy living program, SparkPeople Radio, celebrated one year of bringing you all the news that's fit to share! We are thrilled that so many  of you have supported the show and listened in over the last 52 weeks--and we can't wait to bring you more entertaining, informative healthy living broadcasts!

Share Your Thoughts!
As we head into our second year, we want to make the show even better! So we'd like to know what you think about the show. What is your favorite segment? What do you like most? What would you like us to change? We want to hear from you! Leave your thoughts in the comments below or email me: stepfanie (at) sparkpeople (dot) com. Subject line: radio feedback

Our Favorite Segments
In honor of this milestone, we're sharing some of our favorite segments from the past year, brought to you by our co-hosts, Lily and Karen. (Click the link to listen to the individual segments.)

Posted 10/31/2013  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 9 comments   3,154 views
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New on SparkPeople Radio: Lessons from the Paleo Diet


Editor's Note: If you haven't checked out SparkPeople Radio, now's the time! We've been on the air since November, and this on-demand show is a hit. Each week, hosts Lily Hills and Karen Hudson share the latest and greatest stories to help you become healthier and happier, with interviews from SparkPeople members and experts.

We launch a new show each Tuesday morning, but this radio show is available anytime, anywhere--and you can listen to all the episodes whenever you want. No matter where you live (even outside of the US), you can always tune in to SparkPeople Radio! Plus, you get SparkPoints for tuning in. (Find details at the end of this blog or at
www.sparkpeople.com/radio)

P90X Founder Spills Secrets
P90X fans, you won't want to miss segment about the workout's creator, Tony Horton! In addition to his must-have breakfast, hear how yoga saved his life--and just how broke he was before P90X took off.

Aley Brown Interview
Aley Brown is down 90 pounds, thanks to SparkPeople. Find out how this 21-year-old did it--while balancing a hefty college class load.
Posted 9/24/2013  12:00:00 PM By:   : 4 comments   3,506 views
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New on SparkPeople Radio: Banning Phones at Races


In this week's episode of SparkPeople Radio, listen a roundup of the week's healthy news, then hear how Denise lost 100 pounds and kept it off. Learn why one marathon is considering banning mobile phones, and find out how being a Browns or a Ravens fan can affect your waistline. Plus: We'll countdown the top 7 ways we know you'll fail at weight loss.  Read on for more info or click here to listen now!
Posted 9/4/2013  12:00:00 AM By:   : 1 comments   1,457 views
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Survey: Tell Us What You Think about SparkPeople Radio


About six months ago, SparkPeople.com launched SparkPeople Radio, a premium on-demand radio show that lets you listen to our latest and greatest content anytime! This show is unlike anything we have done before, and we designed it with you in mind. Now, we'd like to know what you think about SparkPeople Radio so we can continue to provide you with the best, most motivating content possible.

Click here to take the survey.
Posted 4/20/2013  6:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 45 comments   10,858 views
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What's New on SparkPeople Radio


If you haven't checked out SparkPeople Radio, now's the time! We've been on the air since November, and this on-demand show is a hit. Each week, hosts Lily Hills and Karen Hudson share the latest and greatest stories to help you become healthier and happier, with interviews from SparkPeople members and experts.

We launch a new show each Tuesday morning, but this radio show is available anytime, anywhere--and you can listen to all the episodes whenever you want. No matter where you live (even outside of the US), you can always tune in to SparkPeople Radio! Plus, you get SparkPoints for tuning in. (Find details at the end of this blog or at www.sparkpeople.com/radio)

Here's what we've been talking about lately on SparkPeople Radio:

Learn to Love the Treadmill
SparkPeople fitness expert Nicole Nichols tells you how to you can learn to love (or at least tolerate) the treadmill.

Coach Nicole's New DVD
Coach Nicole is back, to share her funniest behind-the-scenes moments from the set of making her DVD. Plus, find out how you can help with her next DVD!
Posted 3/8/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 6 comments   7,389 views
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Tune in to SparkPeople Radio for Weight-Loss Support


If you haven't checked out SparkPeople Radio, now's the time! We've been on the air just since November, but this on-demand show is already a hit. Each week, hosts Lily Hills and Karen Hudson share the latest and greatest stories to help you become healthier and happier, with interviews from SparkPeople members and experts.

We launch a new show each Tuesday morning, but this radio show is available anytime, anywhere--and you can listen to all the episodes whenever you want. No matter where you live (even outside of the US), you can always tune in to SparkPeople Radio! Plus, you get SparkPoints for tuning in. (Find details at the end of this blog or at www.sparkpeople.com/radio)

Here's what we've been talking about lately on SparkPeople Radio:

Worst New Year's Resolutions
SparkPeople sure does love New Year's resolutions, but not all goals are created equal. Find out which goals aren't worth setting, and how to ensure you'll stick with your resolutions all year long.

Your Guilty Pleasure Foods
After SparkPeople Dietitian Becky Hand wrote about her love of Ho-Hos while mourning the demise of Hostess confections, Lily and Karen decided it was time to divulge their own guilty pleasure foods. Tune in to find out why you shouldn't feel guilty after all.
 
Fitness Gadgets: Gimmicks or the Real Deal?
Did you get a fitness gadget this holiday season? Thinking of buying new equipment to get in shape for 2013? Don't spend a single cent until you learn how to spot a gimmick.
Posted 1/9/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 12 comments   9,660 views
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Listen Up! The Latest and Greatest from SparkPeople Radio


Thanks for making the first month of SparkPeople Radio such a successful one! If you've been listening regularly, thank you! (And please share your feedback with us.) If you haven't tuned in yet, what are you waiting for?

This radio show is available anytime, anywhere, and you can listen to all the episodes whenever you want. No matter where you live, you can always tune in to SparkPeople Radio! We launch a new episode each Tuesday--and you get SparkPoints for tuning in. (Find details at the end of this blog or at www.sparkpeople.com/radio)

Here's what we've been talking about on SparkPeople Radio in the last few weeks:
Posted 12/12/2012  12:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 9 comments   6,139 views
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Listen While You Spark with Our New Radio Show


As you might have seen--or heard--by now, SparkPeople has launched our own radio show!

We're excited to share with you SparkPeople Radio, a premium on-demand radio show that lets you listen to our latest and greatest content anytime! This is unlike anything we've done before, though we have done radio interviews in the past. This time, we have our OWN SHOW, designed with you in mind! WooHoo!

Here's what people are saying so far:

"I listened yesterday and LOVED it. I am addicted to podcasts, so this one will definitely go on my playlist. Thanks."

"I'm excited about this! The SparkCoach videos have really been helping me to keep motivated every day and my daily work commute is just about an hour long. It'd be perfect to stick this broadcast on my iPod and listen on my way to work.
Cool idea! I look forward to the 10 minute segments (good call on that, I'd never be able to do the full hour at once)."

"I tried this last night. I love their upbeat talk and information! Thank you SP."


"I had never been very interested in talk radio as most "talk shows" cover very dull topics, are filled with trivial nonsense, or have such monotone, dry commentators that I can't keep the peepers open.

NOT SO WITH SPARKRADIO!!! I really enjoy listening to Lily and Karen - what great ladies!!! I have a little over an hour commute - just the perfect time to fit in a show (or most of one at least).

I love that the episodes are broken into smaller segments for the times that I don't get to hear the entire show, I can just pick up at the last segment. The downside, now I want more than once a week programming - the upside, at least as a digital version I won't be wearing out the tape re-listening to my favorites!! ;-)

Lily and Karen -- Welcome!!! Thanks for being so positive, energetic, sincere, and enthusiastic while presenting relevant, important topics!!

SparkPeople -- Thank you for adding such a wonderful element to your great program!!!"


About the Show
We have paired with some of the best in the business--this is a partnership with ERN (Entertainment Radio Network), where we are working with veteran TV and radio host Alan Taylor and the former head of ABC Radio, John McConnell, who launched ESPN radio! Plus, we have brought on two fantastic hosts who are also SparkPeople members.

Best friends, authors and empowerment experts Lily Hills (above, right) and Karen Hudson (above, left) are the energetic and inspiring hosts of SparkPeople Radio—and SparkPeople members. This lively duo delivers a weekly mental tune-up as they bring you an hour of SparkPeople Radio that is enlightening, empowering, and entertaining. Learn more about Lily and Karen (those links go to their SparkPages, so leave them some comments!). They are fun!

Here's a quick video that they taped to share with all of you:
Posted 11/15/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 14 comments   9,762 views
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