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
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
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
I have the sparkpeople app on my phone and my home computer, so there is no excuse not to track. Some days it is harder than not to get myself motivated! This morning, I was up doing laundry and cleaning the house at 730 am. 386... Read more
We used to eat out often, but when times were tough we had to eat at home. It made us take some of those times and make them fun. We would make something out of a recipie book and rent a movie on TV after we were done. No phones or doors were answ... Read more
Order the alfredo sauce on the side and only taste the pasta. Then you'll have Cajun chicken with vegetables. When we ate out, I saw Cajun chicken & vegetable Pasta on the menu. Looked really good until I saw 'alfredo sauce'. I told our server that a... 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
Man has it been a long week. I have always had digestive problems but my stomach has been really bad for the last 2 or 3 weeks now. I donít mention it because who likes to talk about that? Then I got food poisoning yesterday! Today at the grocery... Read more
I think the best workouts are the ones where I have trouble doing simple stuff afterwards. Climbing the stairs. Taking my shoes off. ... ... ...Locking the door.
I am a big fan of Crossfit... I love reading Sparkfriends' blogs about Crossfit. I... Read more
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