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Crossfit Gym Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Crossfit Gym.

The Most Undervalued Piece of Equipment in the Gym

Are you sick of the same-old cardio machines at the gym? Bored by the treadmill? Tired of the elliptical? Can't stand to do another mile on the stationary bike or another flight on the stair climber? Well, then, it's time you head over to the...  Read more

The Iron Truth about Kettlebell Training

Kettlebells were practically unheard of in North America until recently, but now exercising with a bowling-ball-shaped weight with a handle is the newest fitness trend. Used by fitness enthusiasts, collegiate athletes, and pro sports teams alike, mor...  Read more

7 Times It's OK to Skip a Workout

Sometimes when we miss a workout, we know full well that we are just making "the dog ate my homework" types of excuses that wouldn't fool anyone—not even you! But then there are the times when we have a valid reason for skipping a...  Read more

Over 110 Cardio Workout Ideas

You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func...  Read more

Healthy Habits of the SparkPeople Coaches

Wouldn’t it be great to be inside the mind of a health and fitness expert, even just for a little while? Now you can! Below, your favorite SparkPeople experts share the secrets of their healthy lifestyles. Just like you, they have to deal with...  Read more

Swimming at the gym for the first time and NERVOUS
Updated 7/15/2014 8:51:48 PM

Alrighty, so I just joined a gym for the first time in my life and today I will be using the pool for the first time. I used to be on swim team in high school, but that was 6 years and 40 pounds ago when I was actually fit lol. I'm SUPER NERVOUS abou...  Read more

App to Manually Track gym Mileage
Updated 7/15/2014 2:22:50 PM

I have several goald going on, and one is just to see how many miles I'm putting in a week. But the majority of those are on the gym equipment. The recumbent bike, elliptical, treadmill, and arc trainer. Since my speed is not constant I can't just pl...  Read more

Ditch the Gym Campaign- Free Exercise Suggestions
Updated 7/15/2014 12:32:15 AM

Hello my fellow Sparkers, I'd like to hear your suggestions of free exercise routines/ideas that you enjoy. Today I stumbled upon the **Fitness Blender** YouTube video series and put me to some serious work. It's a H.I.I.T. series for all...  Read more

Need help: Working out without a gym or equipment
Updated 7/12/2014 3:45:36 PM

Hello everyone:) my name is Julianne and I just moved to Las Vegas and do not have a gym or equipment to use. What are the most effective body weight exercises to do inside an apartment since it's 110 degrees out most days....  Read more

Zero weight loss - 3 months at the gym :(
Updated 6/19/2014 3:18:34 PM

HELP!! My husband and I joined a local gym back at the end of Feb and started going at least 3 times a week. Fast forward to now and we go 4 days/week (M,T,Th, F) before work. While there I typically do 2 non-concurrent days of cardio - at lea...  Read more

Keep a packed gym bag

Having a bag ready to go to the gym makes the trip fast and easy. Stuff it with everything you might use- empty water bottle, gym sneakers, clean socks, workout clothes... stuff to shower with.... head phones/iPod.... Just seeing the bag on the floo...  Read more

Goal Setting

Goal setting as far as exercising goes really seems to get the job done. Settinh specific detailed goals as far as my wokout goes helps me to stay focus and not get off track will in the gym. For example I set a goal to burn 500 calories in he g...  Read more

No Gyms Needed

Do you use in home equipment (i.e. treadmill, balls, weights, and videos)? Lets motivate, challenge, and look for ways to help each other. Learn to use what is around us as a way to get in shape....  Read more

5 Reasons I've Never Tried CrossFit

During the last few years, ultra-intense workouts have been gaining popularity—and not just among athletes or hardcore exercisers who are gluttons for self-punishment. Even the relatively unfit and overweight are jumping at the chance to push t...  Read more

We Tried It: CrossFit

"Let's try this," the email from my roommate said. Attached was a Groupon deal that was certainly intriguing -- 20 CrossFit classes for $20 at a studio quite close to where I live. And considering I'd been interested in trying Cross...  Read more

The Eat Clean Diet and a Crossfit gym membership, maybe?

So I read a lot of nutrition and diet books. The last diet book I read was The Eat Clean Diet. I liked this book because not only did it tell you these are bad foods and good foods, but it told a little about WHY they are bad and good, and the affect...  Read more

Crossfit Gym? More like Satan's Lair!

I had my first crossfit workout at the crossfit gym here in town... And I say "first" because my husband has put me through crossfit workouts before, but whenever it got too intense, I would call him insane and blame him for trying to kill me, then I...  Read more