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
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
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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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 have been away from good habits and Sparkpeople for a bit of time now and it is definitely showing on the scale. I am feeling really stressed with life in general and need to get back to the drawing board here. Being over 50, not only is the scale... Read more
About 4 years ago i started a journey and this site was my saving grace. I lost almost 60 pounds and kept it off for 2 years. Then i changed jobs and I slowly put on 45 pounds again. I am here to get myself back down and be healthy again. I created a... Read more
What are some good exercise for a healthy person who sits at a computer all day, 8+ hours, for work? Looking more for specific strength training exercises that can be done in the evening to help alleviate the pain caused from sitting at a computer a... Read more
Thanksgiving break was horrible. I got off track and ate whatever was handed to me, but after returning home I was determined to end 2013 strong. So on December 1st i vowed to myself to end the year strong. Today i weighed myself and after a week of... Read more
I really need to work on some upper body strength. I cannot stand for any long period of time without my upper back hurting between my "wing" bones (and I mean horribly). The muscles are so weak that they don't like to try and support my upright posi... 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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