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
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
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
I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
So, I tracked my walk this morning by GPS. It says 11 minutes at 4.6 km/h (sorry for the metric, but it doesn't really matter) equals 213 calories burned.
Yesterday I entered the same walk myself, 12 minutes at the same speed -- a good guess! Bu... Read more
When I was playing Trivia yesterday and today, the Results Box, (formerly found immediately above the question area,) has been moved the the upper right of the page..... But there is a Spark ad (usually for the Spark activity tracker or for Spark Co... Read more
So I have been working out 3-4 times a week with a personal trainer, eating. 1500 cal/day meal plan (no cheating other than maybe an extra cup of coffee), drinking crazy amounts of water, and I haven't lost a pounds. What is going on? This is my 4th... Read more
My name is Kayla and I am joining sparkpeople in hopes of getting some extra help/support to loose some weight. I am currently over 200 pounds and would like to get under 160 pounds.
I would love to meet new people on here! I a... Read more
Good evening everyone. I am new here and looking to help my wife. We both have been doing T25 and are on the beta section of week two. My wife works at a hospital 12 hour shifters 3 days a week. She is active and always busy doing something aroun... Read more
We can spin our wheels so easily. We can be busy and get little done. The secret to long term success is doing "Result Producing Activities" I am all for getting Spark Points, yes, they have their place and may help a little, but what is really go... 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
I've been teaching yoga for a little more than three years now, and I've been practicing almost twice as long. The most difficult part of the practice for me has been not the physical poses--though there still are many that challenge me, part... Read more
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