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SparkPeople Newsletters Get an Upgrade This Wednesday!

Monday, February 13, 2012



Last week we announced the addition of "SparkPeople Funnies" with a hint that more changes to the site would be coming soon. Today, I am very happy to announce that on Wednesday, Feb. 15, we'll be unveiling some upgrades to SparkPeople's newsletters! These changes affect our daily newsletter, which many of you subscribe to. In an effort to optimize the newsletters we send out and reduce the amount of email members receive, here's a rundown of what's coming:

Newsletters That Will Be Discontinued
Beginning Wednesday, we will discontinue the following daily newsletters.

  • Food Showdown. Instead of sending it in a daily email, we're giving Food Showdown a new home on dailySpark.com each weekend, and we'll also feature the Food Showdown in The Weekly Spark (subscribe here).

  • Family Health and Wellness. You can continue to find great family and kids content on dailySpark.com (subscribe to the dailySpark digest here) and in our Healthy Kids and Families Lifestyle Center.

  • Healthy Reflections (Quote of the Day). But don't worry. While this will no longer be a stand-alone newsletter, the Quote of the Day will be incorporated into our Best of SparkPeople daily newsletter (subscribe here).


Newsletters Getting a Facelift
  • Best of SparkPeople (daily). We're expanding this newsletter to include a daily feature, a Motivational Quote of the Day, SparkPeople Funnies, and top blog posts from dailySpark.com bloggers and members!

  • Recipe of the Day. This title has been totally redesigned to feature our best recipes and Chef Meg's cooking videos along with cooking tips and food blogs.

  • Exercise of the Day. We're redesigned our fitness email to feature exercises and Coach Nicole's workout videos, plus member fitness tips, a daily workout song to get you moving and more!


Remember that you can still earn SparkPoints for reading email newsletters—and the stories within them. It's a great way to keep your goals in mind each day and get more insightful tips for your health journey. To edit your email subscription settings any time, go to your Start page (under the My Trackers tab) and then click on Account/Email Preferences near the top left of the page.

We can't wait to hear what you think about our new, revamped email newsletters that start this Wednesday!
  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

223DAISY 4/7/2012 3:30PM

    Sorry but I do not the new format. Less to read. emoticon

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 3/15/2012 4:31PM

    I really do miss getting the old newsletters in the old form where i would get like 10 or so in my inbox daily.....now i just get 3 all condenced and i dont care for that at all. I find i am less likely to click on anything to open it up to read so just getting those 3 points for clicking on the get sparks points will never get any of us to the 10 allowed points daily. I also do not like all the facebook connections that show up on everything on Sparks. I do not and never will belong to facebook as i dont trust their privacy settings so all the facebook stuff is a bit annoying here on Sparks.

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JEANNINEMM68 3/12/2012 6:01PM

    I wish I could get all the points for emails but I do not get that many :( I would not mind having more.

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FINIKITY 3/10/2012 5:17PM

    I stopped getting e-mails all together and I miss them, what happened?? I used to get 6 a day and then it was down to three and now I get none.

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SPARKLEIIGHGAL 3/10/2012 8:19AM

    All this seems fine. However I agree with CANDOK in that I like to know who is liking my statuses - why can we no longer know?

Also I am having trouble recently trying to open Best of sparkpeople emails - I get a message saying the email is corrupted and then it closes me out of my emails. It doesn't seem to affect any others.

Another problem is that none of the recipe emails save to favourites so I have given up with them.

Hope you can answer these problems. Thanks emoticon

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CANDOK1260 3/9/2012 11:08AM

    i lov spark but not really happy that you no longer know who liking your status.

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COUZCAT 3/9/2012 9:57AM

    The revised formats are quite well done. However, I really miss the Food Showdown email. It was both fun and informative. Could you please add a link to it in one of the current newsletters?

Thanks,
Cath
erine

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EASH5M 3/8/2012 8:46PM

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NANCYLORINDA 3/8/2012 4:00PM

    Change is good. emoticon

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GARBLEDEEGOOK 3/8/2012 3:33PM

  No whining from me. Improvements are always welcome.

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JENCORINNE 3/8/2012 1:50AM

    still don't like the new emails and don't even come on Spark 1/2 the time due to it. I know change is inevitable but this was too much at one time.

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CERCIS 3/7/2012 11:09PM

  The emails don't display correctly on my screen - I end up have to scroll around, which is not acceptable to me.

It also bugs me that I am able to get up to 10 points each day for reading emails, but can't get anywhere near 10 points. Plus, the old emails I hadn't clicked through no longer give me emails - that's not right!

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OKIECAT 3/7/2012 10:12PM

    looking forward to it!

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OKIECAT 3/7/2012 8:37PM

    looking forward to it!

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NOELIA65 3/7/2012 6:47PM

  love spark people emoticon emoticon

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LYNCHD05 3/7/2012 2:21PM

    I love Sparks People and enjoy all the emails along with the new chuckles. Revamping is good as it makes us look at more items. Keep up the good work

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KATHYJO56 3/7/2012 1:57PM

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HEALTHYOTTER 3/7/2012 1:30PM

    I, too would prefer to have the ingredients with the recipes in one email. I love that the fitness newsletter shows the motions for the exercise and the inspirational quotes, tips, songs, funnies on the fitness newsletter.

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NANCYRUBIO 3/7/2012 1:15PM

    More changes makes for a better SP.

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JILL313 3/7/2012 12:54PM

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SABLENESS 3/7/2012 12:17PM

    Agree with comments on a couple of things:
1. I miss the separate Food Showdowns.
2. Also miss getting the full recipe in the email. I'd rather see the whole thing than have to spend more time to look it up.
3. Likewise, fewer points for emails.

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TEDDELYNN 3/7/2012 11:13AM

  I miss about 5 points a day in the new format. I miss Food Showdown also.

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CRYSALLIS1 3/7/2012 11:05AM

    I have been missing health reflections. Guess I need to search harder! It was a major part of my journal.

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SHADESOFPARIS 3/7/2012 10:39AM

  I love the new, cleaner look of the emails, but really miss having the ingredients listed in the body of the email. It's frustrating on a slow connection to have to load the webpage only to find out that the recipe includes something I can't eat.

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J3N1971 3/7/2012 10:39AM

    The food showdown is already missed. :-(

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 3/7/2012 9:20AM

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SPOKENWORD 3/7/2012 8:36AM

    Thanks for keeping us informed!!!

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FRIENDOFBACH 3/7/2012 8:08AM

  Looking forward to the new formats, but at this point missing the emails.
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EGRAMMY 3/7/2012 7:01AM

    Very professional email pages. Great presentation. Thanks for changing for the better continually.

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LEN_VERSION32 3/7/2012 6:32AM

    It is taking a while to get used to...miss the emails and the old format...BUT I guess change should be good.

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MRSBEEZLY 3/7/2012 6:19AM

    I am not too sure about the new format. I really miss the article of the day. I find I have to search around a lot on the site to find an article to read. Not real happy with the upgrade, but still love SP!

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MAHARMON 3/7/2012 5:43AM

  Took some time; I am not a big fan of change. The new format is ok.

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ONECALMMOM 3/7/2012 1:43AM

  I really miss the old format. You have to log in repeatedly, the articles I used to love are no longer delivered and I'm not sure I'm finding all that I should be seeing. Sometimes change isn't a good thing. emoticon I agree with Ceehjay -- it's been a couple of weeks and I really miss the header for "my Trackers". It's a royal pain trying to find things. I've yet to find my Healthy Reflections. Can we get a manual so we'll know where to find things?

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SHAWALK2011 2/28/2012 1:03PM

  I really, really miss the Healthy Reflections Daily Message. My Bible and reading the Healthy Reflections message every morning were the best parts of my day.

Capt S. Walker,
Unted States Air Force

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SLOPOKE_SAL 2/24/2012 11:45AM

    The newsletters used to list the author of the blogs not just the title. Such as: a blog written by Indygirl I would click on regardless of the title because I like to read her blogs. Just the title is not enough info. can you please list the author again?

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COOKINGSTARS 2/23/2012 5:24PM

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VISUALLYRICS 2/22/2012 11:39AM

    Thanks Spark Guy for this incredible website!
I just wanted to say, emoticon for the New Look on our personal Spark Pages...it is sool cool looking!

have a great day! emoticon laura

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WARMSPRINGDAY 2/19/2012 2:11PM

    Haven't tried it yet as I wasn't getting my Spark newsletters for some reason. But I've re-set my subscriptions and will see if I get them now.

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JUST_TRI_IT 2/19/2012 9:47AM

    It takes some getting used to. Our expectations of an "email" are so different than our expectations of a website. I will give it a chance to see if my reading habits change :)

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WRITINGDIVA1 2/19/2012 12:04AM

    The new format takes a lot to get used to. I'm not the biggest fan!

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LNXLADY 2/18/2012 3:51PM

    A recipe newsletter that doesn't include the recipe is useless. Why would this be considered an improvement? I'm not going to click through to the site every day just to see if I am interested in the recipe, so I guess I'll just unsub. emoticon

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CEEHJAY 2/17/2012 4:07PM

    Day three, and I dislike this more every day. No, I'm not clicking through to see whether or not I want to try this recipe. I am not clicking through to see the essay on the quote (this was my favorite). I am not clicking through to the three or four possibilities in each email.

I'm not sure why I dislike this so, but it seems that a simple process has become more complicated with this change.

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EARTH420 2/16/2012 10:07AM

    where are the blogs we used to see from the side of the recipe page??

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SASSYCESSIE 2/16/2012 7:56AM

    I miss the healthy reflections email. Please bring it back.

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JANEDOE12345 2/16/2012 6:32AM

    Healthy Reflections should remain stand-alone. Sometimes it is all I read if I am rushing through, and I won't enjoy having to go look for it. Not your best move for me, SP! I can't see why you consolidated -- I say don't fix it if it ain't broke. lol.

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 2/15/2012 10:45PM

    I'm glad we're consolidating; there was too many - if I got a couple days behind I felt badly.

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CEEHJAY 2/15/2012 10:42PM

    Healthy Reflections was the first one I opened every day. I will greatly miss that one, and am sorry that it will be buried in the site, as well as requiring an extra click. No SparkPoints for reading it, either. Boo.

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SUSIESJOY 2/15/2012 10:05PM

    Not to sure about this. I find lots of different things in each of the individual emails and having them conglomerated will be alot more confusing and my brain already had a hard enough time staying on track.

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MACANBEFIT 2/15/2012 8:37PM

    I find the new formats too confusing and am considering cancelling my newsletters.

I liked that I could see the recipe in my email. I also liked that I could read part of an article before clicking on it. Now I don't know what to click to read what I want or if I will end up somewhere else.

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HEALTHYOTTER 2/15/2012 4:27PM

    Love that the exercise of the day email shows the moving exercise instead of the still photo I saw before.

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Introducing 'SparkPeople Funnies'

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Good morning, SparkPeople!



Today we added some great health, fitness and diet cartoons to our website. We're calling them the "SparkPeople Funnies!" You can find all of the cartoons in the Wellness section of our website (under the Healthy Lifestyle tab at the top of the site) or by clicking here: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/funnies.asp

You'll find some "SparkPeople" themed cartoons (created by our employees) as well as some general humor about weight loss, healthy eating and exercise. These cartoons are easily shareable, too. You can post them to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest quite easily, and save them to your SparkFavorites, too!

Pssst! These cartoons are part of a larger new enhancement to the site that's coming soon: Brand new email newsletters from SparkPeople that will feature SparkPeople Funnies (among other great new features)! Stay tuned for more info about our new and revamped email newsletters in the next 1-2 weeks.

We hope you enjoy the SparkPeople Funnies!

  
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SUE123SUE 6/18/2012 9:00PM

    They are funny!! Lol

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CTUPTON 6/18/2012 6:04PM

    great emoticon

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MSROZZIE 6/18/2012 12:44PM

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GOOSIEMOON 6/18/2012 9:57AM

    Tee hee!

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BPURDY1 5/31/2012 11:19PM

    I laughed right out loud at this cartoon!!!!! Great to have a sense of humour.

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ROSESFORME20 4/16/2012 7:28PM

  Made me laugh

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223DAISY 4/7/2012 3:32PM

    We all a need a daily laugh! emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 3/21/2012 8:22PM

    Loved it!!!! emoticon

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/15/2012 12:06AM

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LOSINGITNOW11 3/13/2012 2:28PM

    I love the idea of SparkPeople cartoons. This one is great!!

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CREECE1 3/13/2012 4:43AM

    I like the funnies and look forward to seeing them on the page when I open my email.
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JEANNINEMM68 3/12/2012 6:02PM

    Laughing is always a good thing.

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MINIGRAN 3/11/2012 10:02PM

    I just love it!!! Great idea! emoticon

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SHANATAV 3/10/2012 11:49AM

    More funnies please!

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GRAPHICS2 3/9/2012 6:57PM

    Good to have a laugh and not take ourselves too seriously.
I enjoy this addition. emoticon

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IRISHGIRL3 3/9/2012 12:00PM

    Great!

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FLPALM 3/9/2012 11:28AM

    Thanks for adding these! LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE! And it burns calories too! Now my endorphins are working!!!!!! Thanks for the laughs!

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NANCYLORINDA 3/8/2012 3:59PM

    What a great idea. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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3016DEBRA 3/8/2012 11:50AM

  It just keeps getting better & better!!! emoticon emoticon

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GEORGIEGURLZ 3/8/2012 10:49AM

    A very motivating idea. We need all the motivation tools we can get. LOL emoticon Sometimes we can look at things through the eyes of humor and discover some things about ourselves.

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DINGER59 3/8/2012 10:26AM

    Love it!

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JDRACN 3/8/2012 10:15AM

  I love this idea. emoticon

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LNELSON56 3/8/2012 8:57AM

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TSISQUAUSDI 3/8/2012 6:33AM

    Excellent!

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ANYVAR54 3/7/2012 6:51PM

    Enjoying them. emoticon

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CGARR442 3/7/2012 6:32PM

    This is great! I look forward to them.

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COMPLTLYME 3/7/2012 6:08PM

  What a wonderful Idea! emoticon

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GCSEATTLE 3/7/2012 5:02PM

    A Day with out Laughter is like a Day with out Sunshine.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 3/7/2012 3:37PM

    Great idea!

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HEALTHYBARB1 3/7/2012 2:49PM

    Humor and laughter are great for our health and burning those calories while we enjoy sharing life's lighter moments is definitely a great add to the wonderful spark world! Thanks Barb

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PRINCESS1959 3/7/2012 2:21PM

    emoticonlol

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LYNCHD05 3/7/2012 2:11PM

    Always love to have my "laugh of the day"

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KATHYJO56 3/7/2012 1:58PM

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SATURNAL 3/7/2012 1:56PM

    Need a laugh. Great idea! emoticon

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BERGIE8771 3/7/2012 1:41PM

    Love many different funnies, looking forward to these.

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OPAL50 3/7/2012 12:55PM

    Another great feature... emoticon

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TONSERS 3/7/2012 12:42PM

    Looking forward to the funnies! emoticon

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KEVINSBEBE 3/7/2012 11:52AM

    Great idea as usual! Love it!

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ANASONIC 3/7/2012 11:50AM

    LOve the funnies!

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KBITZNELSON 3/7/2012 11:43AM

  Way to go! I've found humor to be my "saving grace" when it comes to difficult situations.

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EPIPHANYANGEL 3/7/2012 11:42AM

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COVARRUBIA911 3/7/2012 10:47AM

    Always Love to begin the day with Laughter.. Good Job emoticon emoticon

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ESMERELDA1220 3/7/2012 10:46AM

    Fantastic....I love a laugh! LOLOLOL! emoticon

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TLORB123 3/7/2012 10:23AM

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CHRIMSONFYRE 3/7/2012 10:19AM

    This is great, we all need laughter in our lives!

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KBITZNELSON 3/7/2012 9:36AM

  Way to go! I've found humor to be my "saving grace" when it comes to difficult situations.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 3/7/2012 9:21AM

    Yes, we need more humor!

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PAMBWS 3/7/2012 8:55AM

    I love the 'funnies'...

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SPOKENWORD 3/7/2012 8:38AM

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Announcing: New SparkLeaders!

Friday, February 03, 2012



If you are a regular visitor to SparkPeople, you’ve probably heard about one of our newest features, SparkPeople LIVE! Online Support and Motivation Meetings – or LIVE! meetings for short.

One of the best features about the LIVE! meetings is that all the classes are led by current SparkPeople members just like you! Combined, our leaders have lost over 500 pounds by following the SparkPeople program and they are passionate about helping you reach your goals as well.

We are excited to announce that two new SparkLeaders will be leading LIVE! classes starting next week.

DETERMINED_SOUL (Jessica) joined SparkPeople in 2008 and has lost over 120 pounds. Along the way, she discovered a passion to help others become successful in their own journeys. She is now a weight loss coach, fitness coach and fitness trainer. She will be leading LIVE! classes on Monday nights at 10 p.m.(EST)

“I love LIVE! because you get live interaction with all the people you chat with through message boards. It is a great hour of support and motivation from others just like you, and I have made a ton of friends through the LIVE! meetings. I also think SparkPeople LIVE! is one more step that allows SparkPeople to make a huge impact on the lives of many by helping them become successful on their journeys to creating a healthy, fit, and energized lifestyle.”
--DETERMINED_SOUL


SHEENADEE (Merle) joined SparkPeople in 2008 and has lost over 60 pounds. She started out completely sedentary, but now lives a healthy and active lifestyle-- and enjoys it, too! To learn more about Merle, here is a video of her sharing her weight loss story. SHEENADEE will be leading LIVE! classes on Tuesdays at 12 p.m.(EST)

“I love the LIVE! meetings because each one provides tips on a fitness related topic. The prepared material is chock-full of information and I always learn even more details from member discussions. It's been great to see some of my Spark friends on-screen, and I've met many new ones, too.”
--SHEENADEE

SHEENADEE also posted a video blog on her SparkPage about how LIVE! has helped her. Watch it now!

Not sure if SparkPeople LIVE! is the right fit for you? You can try it free for one week! Classes are offered every day of the week at multiple times throughout the day, and you can attend as many classes as you’d like free of charge. Best of all, you can do it from the comfort of your home; even in your pajamas if you’d like!

Click here to learn more and start your free trial week of SparkPeople LIVE!

SparkCheers!

The SparkPeople Team

  
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HEARTSTOPPER 2/28/2012 5:03PM

   
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AHEARTFORCHRIST 2/27/2012 4:45PM

    Maybe I should try these online meetings.

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JEWITCH 2/17/2012 11:17AM

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REGSHAR 2/15/2012 10:44AM

    Sounds great, thank all of you for your help and support. emoticon

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AGAPEJOY 2/10/2012 5:09PM

    Nice!!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 2/9/2012 10:05AM

    Are we allowed to post them on our FaceBook pages? I think it would be a GREAT way to spread the spark! emoticon

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SHEENADEE 2/9/2012 10:05AM

    Hi MI-ELLKAYBEE - I thought I'd try to answer your questions. You do not have to have a webcam and mic to participate. They help enhance the experience; but, you can absolutely still join in. You'll be able to see and hear everything (through your computer), plus there is an online chat function so you can just type in any comments or questions you have so that you still get to participate 'live'.

There are additional times available. Follow the "Click here" link that is included in the above blog. You'll find more details about the LIVE! meetings there and can access a calendar with the days and times of all the sessions. And, there are some recorded sessions and class material available that you can access from the main site.

I'm happy to answer any other questions you may have. Hope you decide to give LIVE! a try.

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 2/7/2012 6:25PM

    Do you need a webcam and microphone to do this, or can you just watch and listen? Are those the only times available - I only have computer access at work - can't watch at noon, and 9pm is usually after I'm gone. Are there "rebroadcasts?" If someone knows, please let me know. I'd like to watch, but I don't think I have the equipment to participate. emoticon

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SNOWANGELDIVA 2/7/2012 6:01PM

    Excellent resource.

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WILDFIREKRISTIN 2/7/2012 4:51PM

    Jessica is a friend of mine and I know she is an amazing lady, if she feels this is a good product it must be~thanks for letting us know.

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NO_SNOW_BODY 2/7/2012 1:07PM

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EMMABE1 2/7/2012 10:36AM

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BELLACUDDLES 2/7/2012 10:32AM

    Awesome!!!

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NARBON 2/7/2012 9:34AM

    Great

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JOSIANE2934 2/7/2012 2:30AM

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1DRWOMAN 2/6/2012 10:44PM

    Awesome! Hope to be on this list someday!!!! :)

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 2/6/2012 3:18PM

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CM_GARDNER78 2/6/2012 12:57PM

    Awesome! I am considering checking it out myself...nice to know we have people 'just like us' there to work with us!!

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FARRAH511 2/6/2012 10:35AM

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RHSWEETPEA 2/6/2012 10:28AM

    AWESOME

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JKSDADAMS2 2/6/2012 4:42AM

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MARGEMF 2/6/2012 3:50AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon to you & may you have continued success!

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OHMYGOD49 2/5/2012 10:15PM

    wow!!!!!!!!!! You ladies are great!!!!!! I just may try that free limited time offer emoticon

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BARBARASDIET 2/5/2012 5:53PM

    Great!

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BELLALUCIA 2/5/2012 4:31PM

    Congrats!

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HYDR0GEN 2/5/2012 1:43PM

    Congrats to SHEENADEE and DETERMINED_SOUL emoticon

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DONNA088 2/5/2012 12:55PM

  Sounds great. I'll check it out next time.

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THEIS58 2/5/2012 8:54AM

    Wonderful

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SKINNYMINNIE25 2/5/2012 8:18AM

    I'll check it out.



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CHEROKEEMAIDEN3 2/5/2012 6:56AM

  All we need is the motivation and encouragement to be our best which Sparkpeople provides. emoticon

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LOSINGDREA 2/5/2012 12:18AM

    Chris I just want to thank you for your generosity in creating this site even for those of us who might otherwise not be able to afford it. You have enabled me to lose more weight than I have ever lost or even tried to lose before. Since October 2nd 2010 I have lost a total of 45lbs and I am continuing to lose because of your creation here and I could not be more grateful and I thought it was more than time I came and thanked you for that.

XOXOX A new Skinner AnDrea!

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BECKS79 2/4/2012 10:10PM

    this is awesome!!

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FLORENCEOSI 2/4/2012 11:05AM

    How can we become leaders too? I have been a member of Sparkpeople since 2008, have lost 165 pounds, and was in The Spark and in First For Women March 2010. I would love to become a leader for Sparkpeople!! I absolutely believe in it!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 2/4/2012 3:28AM

    CONGRATULATIONS to the two new leaders!!!!!!

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KARIDIAN1 2/3/2012 10:15PM

    Sounds great!

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ROXYZMOM 2/3/2012 9:44PM

    Great choice! Jessica rocks!

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HANNAH_CALM 2/3/2012 9:22PM

    Congratulations to the new SparkLeaders! I'm not so interested in the live meetings, but I see how it can help some people. It's great that these members have been so successful with their weight loss, and are able to share their techniques with others.

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Share SparkPeople Status Updates on Facebook

Monday, January 30, 2012



Wanted to let everyone know about a small change we just made to make it easier for anyone to share their SparkPeople status updates on Facebook, as well. This is a feature that we've had for a long time, but it was previously a bit hard to find.

The enhancement now makes this feature really easy for anyone to use! The next time you update your SparkPeople status you'll see the option to "Post to Facebook" also. This box will be unchecked by default, so if you'd like to try it out you'll have to check the box before hitting the "Update Status" button.

If you have not previously connected your Facebook and SparkPeople accounts, you'll first be asked to do this (it takes just a second) before you can proceed. You'll only need to do this once, not every time you use the feature.

Once you have successfully shared a status update on Facebook, we'll keep this box checked for the next time you update your SparkPeople status, but you'll always have the option to un-check this box before posting.

This was a feature that many SparkPeople users were already taking advantage of, so we're happy to make it easier for everyone to use!

SparkCheers!
Tim

  
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TREASUREDBYGOD 2/19/2012 6:06PM

    Just subscribed today. Please tell this feature has been removed. I would NOT want to ever share this with facebook. And the thought that I might accidentally share with facebook makes me want to not post anything.

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JEWITCH 2/17/2012 11:18AM

    Thanks for the update.

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GRCSPNZ 2/4/2012 4:05PM

  thank you for being there. i'm very nervious about posting a blog. i'm 63 and disabled. i try to get up and walk around as much as i can, but it very hard because i have bad knees and need knee cap surgery done on them. i'm over weight, but my son help me and goes to the store to buy the food for me that is nourshing. thank you grace guerra

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NMBARBER06 2/1/2012 10:12AM

    Thanks for the update.

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DELAINAB 2/1/2012 9:59AM

    Thank you for this ability.

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MARGEMF 2/1/2012 12:07AM

    Thank-you for the post. Like others before me, I too, do NOT want to be connected to facebook in any way, shape, or form & I'd appreciate knowing I don't have to worry about what is here on SparkPeople about me is not automatically shared to facebook.

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KIMMIF 1/31/2012 11:26PM

    Thank you for the update.

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OKOBOJII 1/31/2012 7:52PM

    Agree with Nancan2. Like my Facebook and Sparkpeople separate, though mine seems to always be checked.


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NANCAN2 1/31/2012 7:40PM

  Thanks for the change. I use FB but don't want my weight loss and health journey charted for them to see. I share on SP & feel safe here. If I had to share on FB I don't know that I'd continue here. Tnx for your consideration.

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FINDINGMEIN2012 1/31/2012 5:16PM

    Thank you for making the default to not share. I have no desire to connect my FB and SP. Thanks!!!

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WORTHEYMOM 1/31/2012 9:30AM

    It would be nice to be able to link to a friend on fb through sp. just sayin. lol

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/31/2012 9:20AM

    not on face book as i say to my friends who ask me spark people is my face book and if they want to see my page they can also join spark people,lol.so far no one took me up on my offer.

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LOVESLIFE48 1/31/2012 7:14AM

    Thanks for the info!! I still want to keep fb and Sparkpeople separate!!

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MILLIE5522 1/31/2012 2:44AM

    Thanks for leaving it unchecked by default.

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1BEACHWALKER 1/31/2012 1:48AM

    emoticonI guess the ones using facebook will like this.

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DRB13_1 1/31/2012 1:24AM

    Thanks for setting the default to unchecked. I try to avoid facebook.

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ANIMAI27 1/31/2012 1:14AM

    Thanks so much for the change! :)

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KRISTA-GIRL 1/31/2012 12:57AM

    THANK YOU for changing the default!!! This will make me much more likely to update my SP status - no more fear of forgetting to UNcheck! I do leave it checked sometimes, but some things are for SP eyes only. :-)

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EMMAJEAN50 1/31/2012 12:10AM

    Ive had this option checked for a long time, and have had a few people check out the site because of it! thanks for reminding us!

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PSALM22 1/30/2012 11:54PM

    Thanks for the default of unchecked. I just wish other things (like replies to forum posts) could also be so set by default.

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URBANAUDREYE 1/30/2012 10:17PM

    Could this new change be why I am not getting my points for sharing on fb and why a friend of mine can't share on fb when she previously was able to?

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.DUSTY. 1/30/2012 9:01PM

    Thanks for leaving it "unchecked by default".

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DEEANN8 1/30/2012 8:33PM

    I'd STILL like to see the Share on Facebook option REMOVED from the blogs. I KNOW that when ever I access a blog that I've subscribed to from my email, it gives NUMEROUS options including Facebook, Twitter, Stumlbeupon, etc. The LAST thing I'd want is to have my blogs easily found on Facebook or Stumbleupon !!!!!!!


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SHERYL_B 1/30/2012 8:27PM

    Thanks for making it default to unchecked if we don't want everything shared to FB.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/30/2012 8:24PM

    I got a comment on my status update posted to spark from a FB friend saying " can't says it is private" what does that mean?

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FANGFACEKITTY 1/30/2012 8:16PM

    I appreciate that this time the option is defaulted to unchecked...but to be perfectly honest I am a bit sick of constantly being pushed to link everything to Facebook. I was perfectly happy having removed the option to push my status to FB and now you have put it back. Still an option but now I have to pay close attention every time I update my status to make sure I do not check it by accident and therefore change my default.

PLEASE give us the option to remove the ability to have our posts linked to FB by ourselves or others if we choose to set up our profiles this way. For those that like to link to FB, fine, give them that option, but stop pushing me to do the same.

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EFFIEANNIE 1/30/2012 7:43PM

    Thanks for making it an option. I do not want anything from here on facebook. As others have said they are 2 different things.

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CGARR442 1/30/2012 7:16PM

    Thank you for giving us options!

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MY_YEAR_IS_2012 1/30/2012 7:13PM

    ok thanks but SP an FB are both seperate. I am thinking about getting rid of FB.

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HEALTHY4ME 1/30/2012 6:28PM

    NO thanks at all, I want SP and fb totally separate. I Love it here and the friends I have here but certainly don't want my status here on FB or vice versa.
Won't be unchecking anything to let it do that, but most def. thanks for not just doing it!

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ACURVYLADY 1/30/2012 6:22PM

    Naw, not wanting to go as far as FB. This is a bit more private and I like it like that.

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PIXIECHIC1 1/30/2012 6:13PM

  much better to give people the chance to sign on if they want to and not presume what one wants. respecting ones privacy above all else and letting one have the option.Yay!!

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LJCANNON 1/30/2012 6:11PM

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FUTUREHOPE49 1/30/2012 5:55PM

    Thank you!

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YATMAMA 1/30/2012 5:53PM

    Very pleased the default is set to NO but that the option is there.

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KRYS210 1/30/2012 5:50PM

    Appreciate the default being not to post. It's nice to have one's privacy respected.

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NWFL59 1/30/2012 5:32PM

    Glad to see the default is don't post.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 1/30/2012 5:17PM

    Thank you for making it default unchecked!!

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SP_TMETZNER 1/30/2012 5:05PM

    Thanks for the heads up about not getting your SparkPoint when posting your status to Facebook, this should now be fixed!

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DAISY443 1/30/2012 4:57PM

    I still do not want any of my info to go to Facebook, so thanks for not having to opt out.

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CHEERFUL-ALT-3 1/30/2012 4:48PM

    I agree. Facebook is like a public bulletin board that everyone can see. Friends, future bosses, long lost loves...not people I want to share my weight loss journey with :) Sparkpeople is more like...group counseling ;) It's a gathering of like minded people supporting each other.

Thank you for making it default to unchecked.

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LILSUNFLOWER 1/30/2012 4:38PM

    I agree with those of us who totally do NOT want any information from Spark posted on Face Book. These two facets of my life are, and will stay, separate! I cannot understand why anyone would want them to intersect.


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SOOKIE 1/30/2012 4:26PM

    I've never had a problem unchecking it in the past. But thanks for making it one less step I have to take.

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PBAIRSLIM 1/30/2012 4:17PM

    THANK YOU so much for changing the default to NOT post! I so appreciate this!

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Chat With Coach Nicole Online Thursday Night!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012



Have you always wanted the opportunity to ask Coach Nicole a question about your workout plan? Now is your chance!

Join her this Thursday, January 26 at 8 p.m. (EST) for her very first
SparkPeople LIVE Special Event! During this live, hour-long class, she’ll be sharing tips on how to create a workout plan that works for YOU and you’ll have the chance to ask her questions, as well as share your own advice with other SparkPeople members just like you.

SparkPeople LIVE! Online Support and Motivation Meetings take place in an online, video chat room, so you can join right from the comfort of your home! You will not only see other SparkPeople members but also to chat with, laugh and learn from them, too. With your paid membership, you get exclusive access to Special Events just like this one, as well as unlimited weekly classes covering relevant topics like weight loss tips, fitness, motivation, cooking and more!

To attend this class, you must be a member of SparkPeople LIVE – registration is quick and easy! Plus, you first week is FREE and you get 50 SparkPoints and a 20% off coupon to the SparkPeople store just for signing up! What do you have to lose? Click here to get started today.



We hope to see you in Coach Nicole’s class on Thursday night!


SparkCheers!

The SparkPeople Team

  
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