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
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
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
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
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
Saturday morning I looked at the house and groaned. When I started back to work, dh said that he would keep the house clean. He would vacuum/dust/clean the floors/fix meals/ wash dishes and otherwise be the world's best house-husband. Then I started... Read more
I have a gym membership but don't seem to be using it much as it seems easier for me to work out at home with my DVD's ( I just started PiYo) or to run if it is nice out. Does anyone else work out strictly at home?... Read more
I was using my school's weight room for the weightlifting and occasionally I would use their exercise bike. The problem now is that since I've finished taking the classes and they don't allow non students of the course to use the room. That doesn't... Read more
Hi! I'm new to the boards. I'm 45 and about 100 lbs overweight. I joined a gym and tomorrow is my first day. I'm not sure what to wear or how to choose a workout plan. I would appreciate any advice. Thank you in advance.
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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 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
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
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
"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
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
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
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