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Toning Up Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Toning Up.

Declare Your Independence from the Gym

It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari...  Read more

Rebuilding Your Core after Pregnancy

A common concern among new mothers is how to get rid of their jelly bellies and regain flatter, more toned stomachs. For some women, re-strengthening their core seems an easy task, but for most it is an uphill battle that takes many months, even...  Read more

Build Yourself a Better Butt

Current economic conditions mean that money is tight; however, can the same be said for your rear end? Don’t let your sagging stock portfolio be an excuse for skipping workouts this year, especially those targeting your bum. Learn how to tighte...  Read more

The Top 6 Fitness Myths and Truths

Would your friends lie to you? They just might be... This time of year is all about starting fresh—new goals, solid plans, better habits. You probably have a new exercise routine to help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals....  Read more

Sneak It In and Tone It Up

If you think that you're too busy to fit in a full workout, think again. Plenty of research shows that small bouts of exercise can add up and provide just as many heart-healthy benefits as longer workouts. You don't even have to be at the gym...  Read more

Workout vids without planks/push ups?
Updated 4/7/2014 8:45:43 PM

I've got a chronic strain injury in my right wrist. My doc and physio have cleared me for exercise and weight training, but I've been advised to stay away from any sort of plank exercise for the forseeable future, even with push up handles. This isn'...  Read more

5K and muscle tone fast
Updated 3/21/2014 7:44:04 PM

I am not a runner or very athletic in any way. I am hoping to work my way up to be able to run/jog a 5K by May 11th and to tone muscle for losing weight to get into shape. I want to be healthier and lose my breathe climbing up a hill. I want to lose...  Read more

33 yrs old.. just lost 65 lbs. and looking to tone
Updated 3/19/2014 3:18:22 AM

Hi everyone, I have lost 65 lbs. in the last 7 months and have some real work to do now. I have loose skin on my knees and stomach that I need to tone up. I also would like to drop 20 more lbs. by August. I guess I am just looking for some sup...  Read more

pop ups
Updated 3/17/2014 7:47:01 PM

I just came back to spark people after a long time recoup of injury and every time I try to do something I get pop ups in my way.. some r ads but the spark people one is very annoying as well..anyway to get rid of or stop them? I will close my accoun...  Read more

Did 10 Regular Push-ups in a row!!
Updated 3/10/2014 5:43:32 PM

Ok so I am always afraid that I will get excited over something then will find it was just a fluke and I can't do it again. I tried to do standard push-ups last year (not on knees) and wanted to work up to 24. I remember getting about 6-8 but every...  Read more

I say HOOAH

Straight up military style calisthenics and drills will help you shed pounds and tone up without a gym or ANY equipment whatsoever aside from shoes. I'm talking Jumping Jacks, Sit-Ups, Push-Ups, High Knees, Mountain Climbers, Steam Engines, Up Downs,...  Read more

Get a great workout

Do calisthenics during the commercial breaks when you are watching TV. The idea is to exercise intensely for the length of the break, as one would do in interval training....  Read more

Gettin Married

For Brides and Grooms that are looking to tone up or lose weight!...  Read more

'Toning' Shoes for Girls: What Do You Think?

I'll admit that I'm very conservative when it comes to what my daughter wears. You'll probably never see her wearing short shorts with writing on the backside (at least as long as I am buying her clothes). I'm not a fan of clothes tha...  Read more

10 Body-Weight Training Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

A few weeks ago I was reading through the message boards when I came across a post from Chris 'SparkGuy' Downie to a member who was asking about what type of strength training activities he could do without access to a gym or weight training...  Read more

Zumba Toning with Toning Sticks

Today was my second day doing Zumba Toning. The difference with today and my first time, I used the toning sticks. The sticks which are like maracas help in the coordination and sculpting of muscles while having fun doing Zumba 243 The toning sticks...  Read more

Toning is working

I have not lost any weight since I started monitoring again in January. But, I have been exercising regularly and for the past month have been working harder on strengthening my core, in preparation for my reconstructive surgery which takes place on...  Read more