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
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
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
Just when I get into a good workout routine my knees start to ache. Generally followed by my bad ankle, wrists, and shoulders. It gets discouraging when they get bad enough that I'm afraid to exercise and risk doing damage.... Read more
One of the biggest things I've seen since I began tracking my food is that it helps if you plan the meals out and stick to them. It's so easy to come home from a workout and be so tired that you don't feel like cooking, but giving in and going out to... Read more
I started my work out routine today feels great . I lost 30 lbs and then stopped trying for a while but I maintained my weight which is a big deal for me BC I allways yoyo so yay . But I need to lose about 80 more lbs. That's less than when I started... Read more
Excited to get back into my normal routine after surgery, looking forward to feeling the burn! Its been low key walking and chair exercising since May ~frustrating~ finally released, looking forward and moving on reaching for my goals :-D... Read more
This is a group for those anywhere in the world that either swims regularly, swims occasionally or would like to swim as part of their fitness routine. We embrace all swimmers of any level.... 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
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