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
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
Congratulations on purchasing SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit! You've taken the first step in making fitness—and all the benefits that come with it—a priority in your life. So you've got the kit…but where do you begin... Read more
You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
Everyone's holding their wallets and purse strings a little tighter these days. But that doesn't mean that you have to give up on getting fit just because times are tight. Exercise can be easy to fit into your day, just as it can be inexpensi... Read more
I would like to try something which is a bit more dance than exercise. I am 60 and reasonably fit but with a few health problems, and I am a little slow in following moves. I want something where I remain upright preferably with good music in rhythm.... Read more
I want to give kettlebells a try, after hearing lots of good things about them. My gym (the local Y) doesn't have any, but I think one of the trainers can give me an intro on how to use them.
I'd like to pick up a DVD that I c... Read more
I lost 5kg doing zumba classes earlier in the year and 4kg of it has come back on :( so now I'm going to do it properly plus diet and actually shift the weight that's remained from my last pregnancy.
Can anyone recommend a zumba dvd they really... Read more
i exercise after work, so as soon as i get home, before i sit down or do anything else, i pull out my exercise mats and whatever equipment i'm using (bosu, swiss ball, resistance bands), and change into the clothes i have laid out right away. i have... Read more
Instead of being a couch potato when watching your favourite TV show, balance on a BOSU ball! Take breaks during the commercials if needed. Just by standing and balancing on the BOSU, you're constantly engaging the small stabilizer muscles in the up... Read more
This team is for anyone with an interest in living healthier through incorporating weight training by using free weights, weight machines, cardio techniques or other equipment such as medicine balls.... Read more
Walk into almost any gym and you have probably seen a stack of blue dome-shaped gadgets, better known as the BOSU (Both Sides Up) Trainer. This interesting piece of equipment allows you to use both sides for working on balance and proprioception whi... Read more
I try a lot of workout DVDs. But few really meet my standards for delivering a good workout with good cueing that's easy to follow and safe. But every workout DVD I've ever tried by Amy Dixon has been a winner. I was SO excited to receiv... Read more
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