It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
Isolating the gluteus medius (a small and hard-to-train muscle located above the gluteus maximus, just below the lower back) can improve your alignment and reduce back and knee pain. According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Milwauke... Read more
Cool evenings, hillsides bursting with color, re-discovering your favorite pair of worn jeans…it just doesn't get much better than fall. One of the best things about this time of year is that it's a perfect opportunity to get outsi... Read more
Is there anything more boring than the treadmill? After endless hours staring at the same wall, anyone would start to wonder if that’s all there is to exercise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By shaking it up and loading your wor... Read more
Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pull up!
Pull ups are one way to showcase ultimate strength and conditioning, and they're no easy feat for the beginner. But both men and women can achieve pull-u... Read more
I exercise at night .
I know everyone says it's better in the morning..but who the heck has time in the morning? I can't get to bed until 12 because my husband doesn't get off work until 11 or later and I have to be up by 5:30. One car family.... Read more
Doess anyone have any ideas for exercises for someone with severely arthritic knees and asthmatic. I live in Michigan so the weather does not allow me to go out for walks etc for half of the year.
I am not doing any exercises now but want to st... Read more
Exercise with kids?
I have a 3 year old and 8 month old. I need to exercise and can't find time. She's up around 5am and he goes to sleep late. I can't get their sleep schedules synced. Any ideas on getting something in while they're awake?... Read more
A few years ago, you would have been more likely to find me in the weight room than on a treadmill. I loved strength training; I would have done it daily (in lieu of cardio) if possible. But something changed more recently that has me enjoying cardio... Read more
Last week's fitness round-up blog featured eight lower body resistance band exercises. As mentioned earlier, resistance bands are a great investment to add to your fitness arsenal. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are quite convenient to tuck... Read more
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