We often get questions about the best abs exercises—after all, who doesn't want to tone their tummy in the least amount of time? There are countless exercises that target the abs, including fitness DVDs (Does "8 Minute Abs" ring a... Read more
My closet used to be divided into three sections: clothes that fit when I was 20 pounds heavier; clothes that fit when I was thin but miserable (from my “never-eat-anything-fun” phase); and clothes I could wear at that moment.
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A treadmill can seem scary to the beginner. They're big and bulky, make a lot of noise and have tons of buttons and moving parts. But I'm about to let you in on a secret: They're really not that scary. In fact, with just a few hints, the... Read more
Bogus exercise equipment and nutrition scams have been assaulting us for about as long as anyone can remember. According to author Dr. James Harvey Young, the scams date back as early as 1630. That was the year Nicholas Knopp of Massachusetts Bay was... Read more
When it comes to running (and walking), you have two types of people: those who adore the outdoors and those who would rather have their try at the treadmill. I've heard countless reasons from each type of runner on exactly why they choose to run... Read more
I have been working out 4-5 times per week for two months and eating healthier and fewer calories. I lost about 12 lbs in the first 5-6 weeks, but have totally stalled the last month. I am becoming discouraged by the scale, but more so that I am not... Read more
PLEASE, PLEASE tone down the horrible blue and green colors on the drop down menus of My Trackers and Community. I IMMEDIATELY got a screaming pain behind my eyes and head as soon as the drop down menu came up on My Tracker. AND NO IT'S NOT MY COMP... Read more
I have lost over 70 pounds and I think I am now at a point where I need to really start focusing on body composition and toning. However, I am a total beginner when it comes to this and am not sure where to start. I don't have a gym membership but I... Read more
HI Carol. I have a bit of travel under my belt and enjoy getting to know folks from other places. Be happy to be a buddy for you. I am 55 yrs old. I started losing weight in June 2014 again, and finally returned to SP just last week. So far 29 lbs.... Read more
Hello all. I am a 44 year old female. I am a petite five ft tall 94 pound women. I bought the Brazil butt lift exercise DVD because although petite my butt, thighs and belly need toned. The problem is I am losing some weight and I do not need to lose... Read more
The reason I like the Ab Lounge is that it gives my head and neck the support I seem to require vs. doing ab exercises on a mat on the floor where I'm prone to wrongly using my head and neck to "assist." For me ab work is torturous and the Ab Lounge... Read more
I have found that what appears to be a lot of belly fat is partly lack of muscle tone in the abdominal region. For me, this is due to having had two children and a hysterectomy.I drive a city transit bus for a living, and I have been working on my a... Read more
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Medicine Balls provide a great alternative to the standard free weights and resistance bands many of us own and use for strength training at home. Not only do medicine balls provide us with a larger range of motion compared to other workout equipm... Read more
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