If you’ve never tried a stair stepping machine (StairMaster, stair climber, etc.), you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stair stepper is a moderate-intensity option tha... Read more
We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el... Read more
In this exercise, movement will come from the ankles.
Sit on the seat of the calf raise machine. Place your thighs under the leg pad, just above your knees. Place the balls of your feet on the foot rest, allowing your ankles to hang... Read more
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently published research that determined the most effective gluteal exercises. The study compared specific gluteal exercises to a traditional squat to see which exercises targeted the butt muscles most effect... Read more
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In a new series of videos, Coach Nicole will demonstrate some of her favorite... Read more
I was listening to the local morning radio show and the topic of the morning was "Chivalry". The hosts were asking female listeners to call in and express their opinions about chivalry and are they surprised when their man or men in general do it lik... Read more
One of my fave Spark friends has a great idea for restaurant marketing linked to healthy SP foods.
He's a marketing genius . . . and here he is offering a great i... Read more
Well...I didn't have bulky calves before. But after I started exercising, my calves raised and tightened, and now if I flex my calves I have this ugly round bulge popping out of my calve. Is there anything I can do about this? It seems so un-feminine... Read more
I strained my calf muscle the day before yesterday doing a workout video that had me jumping on one foot. I have iced it, wrapped it and no that its not something i need to see a dr for. ive strained muscles before and although its a little painful i... Read more
Having strong calf muscles are what gives our lower legs that often sought after well-defined look, but having strong calf muscles also aids running and walking by allowing for ankle extension. While many of us find working the quadriceps (front t... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
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