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Balance Training Exercise Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Balance Training Exercise.

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Workouts for Skiers and Snowboarders

Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won...  Read more

Balance Training 101

What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a...  Read more

Improve Your Balance in 3 Simple Steps

Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof...  Read more

Learn the Fitness Class Lingo

When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late...  Read more

Exercising with a Stability Ball

A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n...  Read more

Do you use the exercise ball?
Updated 8/20/2014 12:03:11 PM

I love Coach Nicole's 15 minute workout. When I lie on the ball and lift my legs to do the back strengthening exercise, I feel like I can feel something in my tummy. Does anyone else have this experience?...  Read more

Am I doing enough exercise?
Updated 8/19/2014 10:37:44 PM

So right now I'm trying to lose stomach fat! I do 30 minutes of cardio in the morning and around an hour of weight training in the evening!...  Read more

How much do you exercise?
Updated 8/19/2014 10:34:34 PM

Okay, so I have been trying to workout for some time now.. I have had problems figuring out how much I should workout. Right now I do yoga for 20 minutes, strength for 10 and tabata every day. Is this enough? I'm not trying to lose weight, just tone...  Read more

Does anyone just do only workout DVDs as exercise?
Updated 8/22/2014 3:24:36 AM

I think I am going to quit the gym (expensive) and just do my workout DVD's. Is that enough?...  Read more

Suggestions for core exercises
Updated 8/22/2014 7:54:20 AM

I would like suggestions for core exercises that don't involve crunches....  Read more

Cross train to reduce boredom and repetition injuries

Cross train - have a variety of exercises - in order to keep your routine fresh and motivating. It will also help to break through plateaus. Triathlon training turned out to be MUCH easier on my joints than just running. And remember there are sev...  Read more

Add better sleeping

Don't skimp on sleep by trying to add more events to the days. It's a stressor & gets everying out of balance.andDon't repeatedly hit the snooze button, either go to sleep earlier or take a nap. Don't let the snooze button become a habit that needs...  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

Improve Your Balance in 3 Simple Steps

Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof tha...  Read more

Fitness Defined: Concentric and Eccentric Contractions (and Why It Matters)

Usually, the average exerciser doesn't think about physiology or kinesiology when he or she is exercising. Sure, you think about form, doing your exercises correctly, and achieving balanceóboth in terms of overall fitness (a balance of cardio, streng...  Read more