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Calisthenics Exercises Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Calisthenics Exercises.

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Declare Your Independence from the Gym

It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari...  Read more

Reference Guide to Strength Training

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and...  Read more

8 Workouts You'll Love if You Hate to Sweat

There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko...  Read more

When Too Much Exercise Becomes a Problem

Regular exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and sound weight-loss program. In fact, most experts suggest that we get 60 minutes of exercise each day for optimal health. But while a little exercise is a good thing, taking exercise to the e...  Read more

Low-Impact Exercises That Burn Major Calories

If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&...  Read more

Pathetic puppy- my excuse for not exercising today
Updated 8/16/2014 3:03:02 PM

Just FYI - I usually work out an hour a day to the point of being a sweaty, drippy mess 6 or 7 days a week. But: We have a litter of 9 puppies that we are fostering. They are old enough to start getting spayed/neutered. Katy Ka Boom and Buster ha...  Read more

tracking calories and exercising .. gaining weight
Updated 8/12/2014 9:24:53 PM

I started on a 1400 cal/day diet 4 weeks ago. I have been exercising 3-4/week (min calorie burn 400 per session) Gained 4lbs! Anyone have any ideas what is happening?...  Read more

Exercise DVD
Updated 8/9/2014 1:38:34 PM

I would like to find a good and easy beginner exercise/workout DVD. I have pain in my knees so that is a concern. Any Ideas?...  Read more

Why would my hands swell while I'm exercising?
Updated 8/10/2014 6:25:01 PM

I have noticed a slight swelling in my hands while I am power walking. The swelling is more pronounced in my right hand than my left. I felt it today while I was walking. I usually walk for 30 to 40 minutes early in the morning. The swelling usua...  Read more

Walking as I shop.. exercise?
Updated 8/11/2014 2:45:08 PM

Can I record however long I am shopping as walking execise? I didn't get around to doing any cardio today, and I have to go shopping when my husband gets off work.. I was just curious if this would actually be trackable?...  Read more

Exercise while reading, watching TV, etc.

My best friend who is a track and cross country runner told me about doing the Lying Abduction (or Adduction) exercise while you read. But you can do it while watching TV as well. I love doing this because then I feel more time-efficient!...  Read more

Off the couch, on the floor..

Determined to stay off the couch in the evening after a long day and exercise, I found if I sit on the floor I end up doing all my Calisthenics, yoga poses and stretching, while hanging with hubby and enjoying our tv show....  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

Fun Fitness Flashback: 80s Aerobics

(Disclaimer: As I write this, it's 4:55 p.m. and I need a blog post for tomorrow. While I guarantee this post will entertain and delight you, don't expect anything too deep.) When you think of aerobics, what comes to mind? Tights, thong leotards...  Read more

DVD Review: The Booty Barre Workout

As a fan of both Pilates and dance workouts, I have been dying to try one of the latest fitness trends: barre workouts. Many celebs (including Kelly Ripa) are reported fans of these toning workouts that combine ballet, Pilates, calisthenics and yoga...  Read more