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
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
Are you getting bored with your workout routine? Stop enduring exercise and start enjoying it! Our printable calendar provides 30 fun ways to squeeze fitness into your day. Take the "work" out of working out and find out just how fun fitnes... Read more
Joining a gym is not a decision you should take lightly—especially since it affects your wallet. Fitness centers come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges, offering everything from basic workout equipment to upgrades like massages, tanning, an... Read more
I have a membership at a full gym with almost every piece of equipment and classes etc... I am still at a loss as to what to do each day... and end up on the mundane treadmill each day.... does spark people have a weekly routine suggestions? if so I... Read more
I guess this is kind of obvious for lots of people, but I feel so terribly self conscious at the gym that I can barely work out if anyone is around me at all. Logically I know they're most likely concerned with themselves and their own workouts and p... Read more
Checked out a new gym in town and LOVE it!
Started slow, walking on the treadmill 0.5 mph and up to 1.1mph Burned 18
calories in 10 minutes. Not a small task for me, leading a mostly seditary
lifestyle, but I am planning on swimming for fun a... Read more
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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