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
Mine's Pick Your Spot Pilates. It's part of the Crunch series. It's entirely floor work and that is really great when you're just starting out. After awhile, it just felt like second nature. I never really got bored with it...BUT I'm kind of ok with... Read more
I don't think it counts as aerobics but I was thinking circuit training since you do 3 exercises per circuit for 3 different circuits then repeat. And you might... Read more
How do you keep yourself motivated when life seems to make fun of you and every other day throws a curve ball at you?
I've been sick for almost two weeks (cold, flu like symptons) and stopped exercising as I really didn't have the strenght to do... Read more
SO over the weekend I took a picture with some friends and then I cried for hours and locked myself in my apartment. I feel like a beached whale. I sat all weekend thinking of ways that I can cut the fat off my body. Hating all people that looked ski... 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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