Circuit training is a workout routine that combines cardiovascular fitness and resistance training. It was first proposed in the late 1950s as a method to develop general fitness. The initial routines were arranged in a circle, alternating betwee... Read more
Are you the type of person who hates to exercise? You're not alone! If your motivation (or creativity) is lacking, try some of these workout ideas from SparkPeople members like you. They're simple, accessible and fun—you'll never dr... Read more
Fibromyalgia is a mysterious condition, characterized by long-term pain throughout the body. In many cases, it is accompanied by tenderness and swelling in the joints, muscles or other soft tissues (known as "tender points"). Fibromyalgia a... Read more
Exercise is good for your heart, helps with weight loss and provides a variety of health-related benefits. At the same time, exercise comes with a certain degree of injury risk, and depending on the activity, it can also put a lot of stress on your j... Read more
We all know how fantastic working out is for your health. But what happens when your workouts aren't delivering the results you want? Or you're not getting the results you think you should be getting? While any kind of physical activity is go... Read more
Hello! Looking for a virtual workout buddy. Someone who won't let me take a rest day just because....
My main goal is to continue working out, rather than just rushing to get fit for events. Right now I'm doing well, but I don't want to stop jus... Read more
I am starting the "30 Day Shred" workout series tomorrow. I tried looking in the tracker to see if it is something that is already entered into the system, but I couldn't find anything. Any suggestions on how to track this?... Read more
I joined the 5K race team. when I log my walk/run minutes on that site it adds them to my excerise tracker. But my Spark tracker does also and that is adding too many excerise minutes to my account. Is there anyway to keep adding to the 5K calendar y... Read more
I recently started a new job at a local grocery store. I spend 5-6 hours per day shopping for grocery items that people order online (walking, lifting heavy items, bending, twisting, etc).
Because I only work 6 hours most days, I only get a 15... Read more
I have heard different opinions about this topic. Is it best to eat before a workout. I have been working out in the morning and wondering if it is negatively effecting my body if I don't eat something before hand. I am not doing extreme workouts, ju... Read more
During a 30 minute cardio workout, when reaching the minute prior to 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30, I do a one minute full out sprint. This makes the time pass so much faster and expends significantly more calories.Added bonus: I have to cool down after... Read more
Often I hear people complain that they just don’t have time to exercise. It’s no surprise, with all of the demands on our time these days- work, family, friends, etc. Being busy is a standard way of life for most of us. ... Read more
I've seen Jillian Michaels on TV, and I've tried her infamous "30-Day Shred" with co-workers. She lives up to her reputation as TV's toughest trainer. It seems like there's no workout Jillian hasn't tried. She's a jill of all trades in the gym.
On... Read more
I switched things up at the gym this morning. I normally do the treadmilll and/or recumbant bike on cardio days but this morning I did the 30 minute workout circut at Planet Fitness and it kicked my butt! I think I will be doing that on cardio days i... Read more
Hello, Just completed 30 min of exercise. I relaxed for most of the day. Ate right and had my water. Great News lost 8 pounds and I feel great 244 well here is my before back shot and here is my back shot I took tonightcan't see but a little differen... Read more
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