It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari... Read more
There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
Whether you are contemplating training for your first 5K race or are a seasoned runner looking to improve your performance, working with a running coach may help you reach your true potential.
The Benefits of Training with a Running Coach
A ru... Read more
Exercise during the workday improves job performance, British research has shown. A study by Jim McKenna from the University of Bristol showed that after exercising, participants returned to work more tolerant of themselves and more forgiving of thei... Read more
Today was the first check-in after my Optifast program and the news was good. I've lost a total of 64 pounds since I started the program in April, but more importantly, I've lost 102.5 pounds since I started my weight loss journey with the Weight Ma... Read more
"So I'm skipping my workout today because I'm going to this 30 Seconds To Mars concert tonight"... That's what I told myself.ACTUALLY I probably got more of a workout at the concert. So, if you are a person who loves rock shows, REALLY get into it.... Read more
When I find myself making excuses, I remind myself that I'm a member of the BIDIA club: But I Did It Anyway! This helps to keep me on track, even when I'm feeling less than enthusiastic about the challenges I'm facing that day.... Read more
(Disclaimer: As I write this, it's 4:55 p.m. and I need a blog post for tomorrow. While I guarantee this post will entertain and delight you, don't expect anything too deep.)
When you think of aerobics, what comes to mind? Tights, thong leotards... Read more
Over the next several weeks, gym enrollment across the country will hit a season high as many of us prepare to follow through with our New Year’s resolutions of finally getting in shape. But before you jump into any long term contracts, review a list... Read more
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