Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
This is the printable version of our 12-Minute Pilates Abs Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
Warm Up (Rib Slide)
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Jazzercise, created by Judi Sheppard Missett, is the world's leading dance-fitness program. Since 1969, millions of people of all ages and fitness levels have reaped the benefits of this comprehensive program, designed to enhance cardiovascular e... Read more
If your knees are giving you problems, and you feel like the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" when getting out of bed, you’re not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans feel the same way.
Knees are the most commonly injured joints in... Read more
Judi (TIME4JUDI) is long-time SparkPeople member with multiple sclerosis (MS). By walking indoors with the help of walking DVDs, she lost 60 pounds in seven months! Now she shares her advice and tips with others who want to walk off the weight withou... Read more
I lost 3 pounds, gained it back, and then I lost it again. It was so discouraging. I was using the FitBit app which always made me feel like I was being reprimanded for eating. I love Spark so much better...oh, I've lost an inch or so from my waist!!... Read more
Not been a good week. First my knee, then my back is out of whack. Only got a few walks in this week and it is killing me. Had to finish getting my classroom set up and ready for school next week too. Looking forward to healing up and better days.... Read more
Getting back to basics. It's so easy to get off track. I've found it hard to exercise once a day let alone twice a day. I'm motivated though. I really want to do better with my health. #tryingtogethealthy #buddyfinder... Read more
I bought the inversion table a year ago and i enjoy the workouts I do on it.Recently I injured my back, the extreme lower just above the tail. My Chiropractor told me it is ok to do slight incline to help relax and stretch. Wow am I sooo glad I have... Read more
I have recently incorporated stretching into my daily routine. How beneficial! Flexibility helps me more easily perform routine chores & reduces injury. The stretches for my lower back, including piriforms and hamstring, reduce lower back pain, w... Read more
As a young college student studying health and fitness, I never expected that I'd have a desk job. Certainly I'd be on my feet, active, exercising, training people all day long, right? Turns out, my job is the exact opposite. Working for Spar... Read more
Are you still doing crunches? While there is nothing inherently wrong with that classic abdominal move (I still do them from time to time myself), we now know more than ever about core training. And with this knowledge, you can graduate to a higher l... Read more
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