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
I joined the gym 2 weeks ago before my vacation trip. I got a fitness plan from the trainer to guide me in the right direction. Since he wants to meet again in 4-6 weeks to see my progress, I feel this may motivate me more to stick with it.... Read more
I kinda new to this I joined the gym and walk or bike daily but seems cant lose more than 8 lbs any ideas im on blood thinner and thyroid meds hard for me to stay motivated when doin this alone would like to find a buddy who goes to planetfitness... Read more
So eager to get in the gym tomorrow and burn some serious calories!!! I've been sick and tried working out thru it to just end up wheezing and coughing so hopefully I'm as ready tomorrow as I am now!!!... Read more
I know, it is such a little thing. But I DIDN'T WANT TO GO!
My inner toddler was determined, but I forced myself, and here I now sit - not whining about how I didn't get the gym - but sweat drenched, with 45 minutes on the bike and 15 minutes on t... 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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