Circuit training is a workout routine that combines cardiovascular fitness and resistance training. It was first proposed in the late 1950s as a method to develop general fitness. The initial routines were arranged in a circle, alternating betwee... Read more
We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... 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
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is Aerobic Exercise?
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle... Read more
Fell out of training... I will start again tomorrow... I have two weeks to get below 200. Another 14 pounds to go. Not sure if I will make that goal because I slacked off but I will continue to try. #Iwillnotfail... Read more
I have been working on designing my own exercise program. A trainer is not an option right now.
I know that cardio can be done every day and strength training should be 2-3 times per week with 1-2 days rest in between.
My question is abo... Read more
I have my exercise routine down, and religiously make sure I get my sweat on. I have changed my eating habits and eat much healthier and feel better because of it. My issue is will power. I really want to achieve my goals, but have a hard time wit... Read more
If I count what I eat every day and I do at least 30 min of circuit training or interval training about 5 days a week (at home to a DVD), I will lose a pound or two at the end of the week. If I stop counting I will not lose. I call it the two C's... Read more
"Zero in to tackle your trouble zones and lose up to 5 pounds a week! Eliminate love handles, muffin tops, and wobbly arms for good!" That's what Jillian Michaels' new DVD, No More Trouble Zones, promises to deliver. Her people contacted us to see if... Read more
The holiday season has officially started, and you may have already noticed your fitness routine start to slip a little. To keep your motivation high in the crazy days ahead, we've created this fun, calorie-blasting cardio and strength circuit wo... Read more
Jillian Michaels has just been hired as my trainer, though she doesn't know it! ;) In anticipation of the "The Biggest Loser" season premier this week, I went out and bought Jillian's new book, MAKING THE CUT.... Read more
Jillian Michaels has just been hired as my trainer, though she doesn't know it! ;) In anticipation of the "The Biggest Loser" season premier this week, I went out and bought Jillian's new book, MAKING THE CUT... Read more
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