For a long time I thought that being in pain was part of the plan, a sign of progress. I was so used to hobbling around on achy feet, with leg muscles so sore that I couldn’t walk up and down stairs without holding on to the banister for de... Read more
Starting a fitness program doesn’t have to be overwhelming when you are armed with the proper tools to get things rolling. Once you’ve committed to getting in shape, there are several things you can do to ensure you’ll exceed your s... Read more
Congratulations on purchasing SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit! You've taken the first step in making fitness—and all the benefits that come with it—a priority in your life. So you've got the kit…but where do you begin... Read more
I needed to get a social life. This revelation hit me late on a Friday night when I realized I had spent another evening knee-deep in laundry when I really wanted to be out having some fun. Busy with work and family, I hadn’t seen my girlfriend... Read more
Circuit training is a workout routine that combines cardiovascular fitness and resistance training. It was first proposed in the late 1950s as a method to develop general fitness. The initial routines were arranged in a circle, alternating betwee... Read more
Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for March, 2015.
Whatever your chosen activity is ... you can track your minutes here.
For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ...
In this challenge, we simply track our fitness... Read more
try metabolic aftershock - intense 15 min workouts that are supposed to create a metabolic after burn for up to 48 hours afterwards. I like them because they are short and there is no excuse for not fitting them in. you work to failure.... Read more
I belong to a gym- Shes fit. There is a circuit there along with treadmills, eliptical and bikes, weights and floor exercise area. I feel good starting on the circuit it is many machines and your move from machine to machine when the timer is up. thi... Read more
Hello, I'm pretty new to Sparkpeople but I'm trying my best to log all of my food and exercise. I have just done 45 mins on a stationary bike. averaging 18mph. When I've entered it into the tracker it tells me I burned 936 calories. Can this be corre... Read more
Saving money is just like losing weight, realizing several little changes add up to a big change in the end. Plan ahead and budjet just like you track nutrition on here, make several small changes like cutting out a few small expenses or finding a w... Read more
In 1958 WHAM-O introduced the world to a new toy after Arthur Melin and Richard Knerr observed children in Australia playing with bamboo hoops in their exercise class. Upon their return to the States they took what they had seen and invented the plas... Read more
Foam rollers have become a mainstay in gyms and homes across the country to help those who experience muscle tightness especially following an intense workout routine. Their primary use is to help release muscle tension, while helping to break down a... Read more
This five minute fitness workout was a great exercise. And I was actually able to do the whole thing. My knees were fine and I managed all right. This is great for me because I was able to do more than I have in the past so I have done better today.... Read more
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