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
Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof... 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
Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won... Read more
I love Coach Nicole's 15 minute workout. When I lie on the ball and lift my legs to do the back strengthening exercise, I feel like I can feel something in my tummy. Does anyone else have this experience?... Read more
I am not active. I do have a two year old, a three year old, and a six year old. I spend a lot of time sitting, and I know I need to make changes. I want to.
I will be starting a part time job soon, that pays well, and my husband told me I coul... Read more
We recently bought a bodyrider trainer 3 in 1 and I love it. Does anyone else have one? I am up to 26 minutes on it. It is a bike..a recumbent bike and an eliptical all in one. I am only to 4 minutes on the eliptical..any tips that you can give me a... Read more
Hey guys, was thinking of getting a personal trainer and don't know where to start so I thought I'd ask and see if you guys have any stories/feedback/or suggestions!
Anything along these lines would help me decide if I need one and what to look... Read more
Hello Spark family,
I began this year January with my personal trainer. I have lost 27 lbs this year so far. I went from a size 12 to a 6. I went from 167lbs to 140.6. I only have 5 pounds to go to reach my goal. I now want to become a personal t... 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
On days I can't make it to the gym I will exercise during the commercials of the shows I watch in the evening. Pick your balance ball, resistance bands, free weights, bosu ball...even your hula hoop! Have fun!319... 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
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
A strong core not only allows us to have the flat belly many of us desire, but it also helps with our posture. By developing a strong core, you may also find your cardio activities, such as running and swimming to be a tad easier.
But remember doin... Read more
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