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
I started my weight loss journey in February 2012, and have since lost 50lbs. Because I am still overweight after such a weight loss, Iím trying for 17 more pounds to get down to my goal healthy weight and it has been such a struggle! My diet, couple... Read more
So Since may 30th my life has turned upside down. Trying to be there for my sister , she is going to pass from cancer. I am so stressed and cant eat or sleep. needing to be with her in another state. 2 weeks I have not logged on here. but trying to e... Read more
Hello Spark People. I joined in 2011 and didn't use the tools here, but now I'm back with a renewed commitment to become healthier and more fit. I will need all the Spark People support I can get and would love to share this trip with friends.
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Whew...it's over and it was amazing. The bride and groom are off on a honeymoon in a few days and I still have tons & tons of packing up to do still. Work schedule picks up tomorrow and I'm beat! Went for a nice walk today and felt good. Have not gai... Read more
I need a check in partner...BAD.
I have lost total 48 lbs since 2008. On one hand, that rocks, but on the other, it is not all that great because my sister in law lost 100 in a YEAR. Of that 48, I have gained back between 6-8...since March.... 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
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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