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
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In this short video, Coach Nicole gives you an introduction to using a BOSU ball for fitness. Learn about the benefits of exercising with the BOSU, and how to use it safely and effe... 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
I am an active walker...i walk long distances like 2 - 3 times a week 3 - 4 miles... i love walking.. i want to walk more ..but i get pain on the bottom of the ball of my heel...i get frustrated when i dont go for walks and put myself down..i have tr... Read more
In a few minutes I'm going to put in a Leslie Sansone DVD and walk at least one mile...will report back. Please join me if you have one of her DVD's lying around. I'm going to do it again, tomorrow, Friday and/or this weekend & report back. Yay!!!!... Read more
Okay I used to belong to a gym years ago and LOVED IT !! but, now I am watching my $$$ and I need to start from the beginning again.
What are the best beginners DVD's on stretching, aerobics? I want to get rid of the weight but, not end up in trac... Read more
I purchased a back and core kit that included a peanut shaped medicine ball(small hand held size) The dvd came with 2 routines, but they get old fast. I am looking to add more so that I can vary what areas I can work with it along with the back. Has... 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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