What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... Read more
When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late... Read more
Congratulations on purchasing SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit! You've taken the first step in making fitness—and all the benefits that come with it—a priority in your life. So you've got the kit…but where do you begin... Read more
You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
Everyone's holding their wallets and purse strings a little tighter these days. But that doesn't mean that you have to give up on getting fit just because times are tight. Exercise can be easy to fit into your day, just as it can be inexpensi... Read more
Life has been sending me quite a few curve balls lately and while not all of them are bad, I have been using them all as excuses to not take care of myself. I had originally lost 40 lbs through SparkPeople but gained 15 lbs back. I have resolved to g... Read more
What is the one item (machine,dvd,etc.) that you would recommend everyone have for at home workouts? I go to the gym 3 days a week but looking to get some extra cardio at home. The bike is my favorite, I'm considering it but could use some ideas. TIA... Read more
Being over 300lbs makes it a little hard to keep up with a man like Billy Blanks or even walking in place with Leslie Sansone. My question is should I workout at my own pace when doing the dvds or should I try and keep up with them.... Read more
I want to buy one of Coach Nicole's dvd's. I am mainly looking for basic strength training for the TOTAL body ..with dumbbells. I get most of my cardio in at the gym...but don't like doing my strength training there cuz they push you to lift... Read more
i exercise after work, so as soon as i get home, before i sit down or do anything else, i pull out my exercise mats and whatever equipment i'm using (bosu, swiss ball, resistance bands), and change into the clothes i have laid out right away. i have... Read more
Instead of being a couch potato when watching your favourite TV show, balance on a BOSU ball! Take breaks during the commercials if needed. Just by standing and balancing on the BOSU, you're constantly engaging the small stabilizer muscles in the up... Read more
This team is for anyone with an interest in living healthier through incorporating weight training by using free weights, weight machines, cardio techniques or other equipment such as medicine balls.... Read more
I try a lot of workout DVDs. But few really meet my standards for delivering a good workout with good cueing that's easy to follow and safe. But every workout DVD I've ever tried by Amy Dixon has been a winner. I was SO excited to receiv... Read more
Walk into almost any gym and you have probably seen a stack of blue dome-shaped gadgets, better known as the BOSU (Both Sides Up) Trainer. This interesting piece of equipment allows you to use both sides for working on balance and proprioception whi... Read more
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