Kettlebells were practically unheard of in North America until recently, but now exercising with a bowling-ball-shaped weight with a handle is the newest fitness trend. Used by fitness enthusiasts, collegiate athletes, and pro sports teams alike, mor... Read more
Are you sick of the same-old cardio machines at the gym? Bored by the treadmill? Tired of the elliptical? Can't stand to do another mile on the stationary bike or another flight on the stair climber? Well, then, it's time you head over to the... Read more
A comfort zone is a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to work out there.
Comfort is defined as, "a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or discomfort." That sounds conducive to napping in a hammock, getting a massa... Read more
We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el... Read more
Sometimes when we miss a workout, we know full well that we are just making "the dog ate my homework" types of excuses that wouldn't fool anyone—not even you! But then there are the times when we have a valid reason for skipping a... Read more
On the app home page today is a great article on becoming, and staying, resilient in the face of "the ups and downs of weight loss." I need to print it out and put it in the Spark binder I'm still talking about making. 😃... Read more
Make a healthier version of what you want, at home. If you want a burger and fries, grill a burger using lean meat and watch the toppings. Make some oven fries. If you keep avoiding fast food, pretty soon you will wonder how you ever ate it b/c it... Read more
We all know someone who is seemingly obsessed with CrossFit, or has at least attempted it, which is no surprise considering that there are now more than 9,000 CrossFit affiliated gyms worldwide, and the high-intensity conditioning regimen is rapidly... Read more
During the last few years, ultra-intense workouts have been gaining popularity—and not just among athletes or hardcore exercisers who are gluttons for self-punishment. Even the relatively unfit and overweight are jumping at the chance to push t... Read more
"Let's try this," the email from my roommate said. Attached was a Groupon deal that was certainly intriguing -- 20 CrossFit classes for $20 at a studio quite close to where I live. And considering I'd been interested in trying Cross... Read more
This morning I did a quick WOD for beginners in my living room. I never thought one person could sweat sooo much from a 12 minute activity!!
2 minutes to warm up then...
10 min. AMRAP (as many rounds as possible):
10 tricep dips
10 walking lun... Read more
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