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You Asked: As a Beginner, How Often (and How Far) Should I Walk?

Coach Nicole answers the most common walking questions beginners ask--and shares training plans to get you started on the right foot!
Posted 5/1/2012  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 8 comments   181,655 views
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You Asked: Why Should I Warm Up before a Workout?

Is a warm up really helpful--or just a waste of time? Find out why you should never skip this pre-workout ritual.
Posted 4/23/2012  5:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 5 comments   103,888 views
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How to Fit In Fitness and Still Have a Life

Don't miss this blog! Coach Nicole reveals her personal workout plan, plus shares simple tips for you to create an effective workout plan that fits into YOUR busy schedule.
Posted 3/2/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 30 comments   44,865 views
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Confession: I Still Struggle with the First 10 Minutes

Seven years into her healthy living journey, Nancy confesses she still struggles with the first ten minutes of exercise.
Posted 2/14/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 40 comments   11,207 views
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How to Design Your Ideal Workout Plan

Are you doing too much or not enough? Are you working out long enough? Is your current workout schedule really optimal for your goals? Get the answers from Coach Nicole!
Posted 1/21/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 27 comments   219,720 views
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You Asked: What's the Best Diet/Fitness Program for Weight Loss?

If you find yourself falling for weight-loss infomercials or diet trends, only to fail at your goals again and again, listen up. Here's how to pick the best plan for you.
Posted 1/5/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 45 comments   40,072 views
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I Tried It: 'Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition' Workout DVD

''Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition'' may help people drop serious pounds, but what about TV trainer Chris Powell's workout DVD? Find out if his training style is right for you.
Posted 11/4/2011  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 23 comments   41,117 views
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What Could You Accomplish in 4 Weeks?

Give us four weeks and we'll give you everything you need to reach a new health, fitness or nutrition goal. Are you up for the challenge?
Posted 1/12/2011  7:37:09 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 27 comments   16,014 views
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VIDEO: 7 Secrets to Losing BIG in Your First 2 Weeks

Coach Nicole shares 7 proven secrets that will help you lose more weight in your first two weeks--and get greater results over time!
Posted 1/7/2011  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 51 comments   22,130 views
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Putting some Resolve in my New Year's Resolutions

I don't normally make New Year's resolutions. But this year, I may need some good ones...
Posted 1/1/2011  2:30:00 PM By: Dean Anderson : 132 comments   19,852 views
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10 Full Body Strength Training Exercises for the Beginner

By overloading the muscles in our body via resistance training, we are able to gain strength to help us live a more productive daily lifestyle.
Posted 8/25/2010  4:00:38 PM By: Nancy Howard : 29 comments   96,575 views
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Your Chance to Be an 'Expert,' Help a New Member

A new member is on a budget and a tight schedule. We turn the tables and let YOU be the experts and offer her advice.
Posted 4/1/2010  2:41:31 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 250 comments   22,256 views
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Should You Be Planning a Victory Garden?

Simple ideas to help you plan a victory-type garden for your family.
Posted 3/1/2010  1:00:00 PM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 171 comments   19,725 views
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We Tried It: The 'Squeeze It In' Workout DVD

One of my personal goals is to stay fit, which is tough on days where I'm short on time. So I was excited to check out the DVD our friends at SqueezeItIn.com sent us to to try.
Posted 2/26/2010  6:09:40 AM By: Jen Mueller : 61 comments   19,214 views
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4 Workouts for People with Limited Mobility

From chair workouts to cardio cleaning, there are plenty of ways to get stronger--even if you can't stand or walk. Get tips from a member who has lost more than 100 pounds.
Posted 2/17/2010  12:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 211 comments   171,470 views
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