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Home Fitness Gym Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Home Fitness Gym.

How to Overcome Any Excuse Not to Exercise

Most people begin a new fitness program with great intentions and lots of motivation--only to find both waning within a few weeks. The realities of work, school, social and family demands overwhelm the desire to get fit, and exercise gets puts on the...  Read more

No More Exercise Excuses!

We begin a new fitness routine with the best of intentions—telling ourselves that we’ll hit the gym three times a week—but actually accomplishing what we set out to do can be harder than expected. Combining a busy work week with oth...  Read more

25 Ways to Get Fit for Less Than $25

Everyone's holding their wallets and purse strings a little tighter these days. But that doesn't mean that you have to give up on getting fit just because times are tight. Exercise can be easy to fit into your day, just as it can be inexpensi...  Read more

Dodging the Exercise Roller Coaster

Have you ridden the Exercise Vortex? It’s the most popular fitness roller coaster of all time.   You go up, you go down. Fast fitness climbs are interrupted by burnout and steep drops in activity--until you bottom out and start a...  Read more

7 Strength Training Excuses: Busted!

Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki...  Read more

Heads Up! Free Fitness videos on Youtube!
Updated 7/17/2014 12:49:52 PM

You never have to buy a DVD again! There are endless workouts for you to do on Youtube!!! If only I can download them all. But I just have to turn on Youtube and do a different workout everyday!!!! I recommend Tracey Mallet's workouts! So g...  Read more

UP fitness tracker
Updated 7/16/2014 9:33:01 AM

Anyone have an UP fitness tracker? Trying to figure out the best way to track the info it gives me. Resting burn vs Active burn, active minutes etc How do I get the info into spark? I have connected it as per the directions from june 9 article...  Read more

Swimming at the gym for the first time and NERVOUS
Updated 7/15/2014 8:51:48 PM

Alrighty, so I just joined a gym for the first time in my life and today I will be using the pool for the first time. I used to be on swim team in high school, but that was 6 years and 40 pounds ago when I was actually fit lol. I'm SUPER NERVOUS abou...  Read more

Fitness Tracker
Updated 7/16/2014 12:46:11 PM

I have a question about the fitness tracker. Before Sparkpeople re-worked the website, you could see a list of all the possible activities to track. They were listed in categories. Now you begin typing and a list will drop down. Is there a way...  Read more

App to Manually Track gym Mileage
Updated 7/15/2014 2:22:50 PM

I have several goald going on, and one is just to see how many miles I'm putting in a week. But the majority of those are on the gym equipment. The recumbent bike, elliptical, treadmill, and arc trainer. Since my speed is not constant I can't just pl...  Read more

Make it fun at first

Trick yourself into exercising by using the Wii or similar device. Get moving for a small amount of time and then build up to 60 plus minutes. Soon you will enjoy exercise and want to try other things....  Read more

No excuse!!

Sign up to a gym/fitness centre near your place of work. Get changed at work if you can so there is no excuse of going home to get changed and then felling like you can't be bothered to go back out again....  Read more

Stay at Home Moms

A fantastic group for Stay at Home Moms. Find support from others like you. We have lot's of topics and weekly challenges....  Read more

Habits of Fit People: Keep Fitness Equipment at Home

You want to be a fit person, right? That's why I'm sharing my own habits for keeping fit and staying healthy in the ongoing Habits of Fit People series. Here's one that works for me: Keeping exercise equipment around the house. So why does something...  Read more

Poll: In Tough Economic Times, Do You Keep Your Gym Membership?

When economic times are tough, consumers have to find ways to tighten their wallets and trim spending. Although gym memberships and fancy home equipment are nice to have, often they become something we can no longer afford. According to new researc...  Read more