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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

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

You Can Progress to a Pull Up

Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pull up! Pull ups are one way to showcase ultimate strength and conditioning, and they're no easy feat for the beginner. But both men and women can achieve pull-u...  Read more

I did 120 crunches and 40 (assisted) pull ups as p
Updated 10/12/2015 9:16:39 PM

I did 120 crunches and 40 (assisted) pull ups as part of my strength training today. That might not seem like very much, but at age 45 and having recently lost over 60 lbs that's the most I've ever done of either in one day my entire life. Yeah me!...  Read more

who loves push ups.
Updated 10/9/2015 10:06:01 AM

who loves push ups....  Read more

Adding push ups, sit ups, squats etc
Updated 10/5/2015 4:33:05 PM

Is it possible to add this stuff without adding minutes? What's the point of adding minutes when I'm doing sets spaced out with other things for less than one minute at a time?...  Read more

Trying every trick in the book: plateau has me ups
Updated 9/30/2015 1:31:18 PM

Trying every trick in the book: plateau has me upset. Parking far from gym and store, sleeping with only a sheet, vegan diet, 600 cal work out daily, ice water.. what other tricks do u use?...  Read more

I have been a roller coaster of ups and downs...
Updated 9/30/2015 10:38:09 PM

I have been a roller coaster of ups and downs... trying to find balance in my life and my way of eating. Fresh start today.......  Read more


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

12 Equipment-Free Exercises for Holiday Travelers

Now that the holiday season has arrived, many of us will be traveling to our destinations, whether to Grandma's house or a family vacation. This may require you to spend hours sitting for an extended period of time whether on a plane or in a car b...  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

Friday -- the Poison Ivy Itching is Toning Down

Hate having such a reaction to poison ivy! Has been this way since I was a kid (many 31 ago). DH did tell me that the dog was digging near some poison ivy. Still think she rubbed it on me! Oh, well, incase any one else has ivy, knows someone wit...  Read more