My first experience with this revolutionary indoor cycling activity seems like a distant memory. As I walked into the room, the lights were dimmed and candles were lit around the room. People all around me were wearing these tight black shorts an... Read more
I took a Spinning class for the first time after I moved away to college. I was active in sports throughout high school, and I knew that I wanted to stay strong and fit. Now it was up to me to do that on my own. I didn't know anything about Spinn... Read more
Some days, I am just in a mood. I don’t know what you call it, maybe stressed, bored, lonely, angry, sad, anxious, or tired. I call it "getting into a funk." When it happens, I have allowed my circumstances to dictate my attitude and... Read more
When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late... Read more
SparkTrophies are motivational tools designed to reward you for activities you perform at SparkPeople.com, from earning SparkPoints to losing weight. The trophies will be displayed on your SparkPage in two places:
On the main page of your... Read more
At a family party hubs took a video and when I saw it I was shocked at what I really look like. I avoid mirrors and this was a reality check. I am losing weight so I guess I thought I didn't look so huge but yep...it's all still hanging out. I mus... Read more
Have you tried seated cardio videos or water aerobics? Both will keep you active without putting pressure on your foot. I think there are some seated cardio videos here on Spark. I've heard insoles for your shoes will help, too.... Read more
Dumb question: Are there any good videos explaining the Karvonen HR formuls out there? I've been trying to work with Coach Jen on it but it's still not clicking and I'm afraid of coming off as rude in saying so.... Read more
Hello everyone! I am currently in the process of trying to get back into shape after having a baby. My "baby" is now 18 months old, so I'm trying to motivate myself to get back into shape. I have started getting back into running, which I used to d... Read more
I'm a big video game and table top gamer. To help keep me motivated I treat Spark People like a video game. Every calorie tracked, point wheel spun and exercise minute gained is leading me towards leveling up (by watching my waist go down).This hel... Read more
Do you ever wonder how accurate the numbers you get from exercise machines or on-line trackers are when it comes to calories burned during exercise?You probably should, because chances are they arenít very accurate--especially for some of the newer f... Read more
As long as I can remember, I was into fitness. I was an active child, athletic and competitive, always trying new sports. Even as a teenager, I loved lifting weights, trying challenging workouts and pushing myself physically. I remember when I was ab... Read more
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