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
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
If you're looking for another good reason to try running, look to your dog. Running together can be a great way to make sure your beloved family dog gets or stays in shape right along with you. Many dogs are happy to run alongside their owners fo... Read more
Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong.
The comm... Read more
Editor's Note: We've had many technical issues with the SparkSounds playlists in recent months, so we have removed this article from the site. If you happened to find it anyway, please note that the playlists are no longer working. We hope to add the... Read more
I used to be EXTREMELY active, but have 90 pounds to lose after a pregnancy and baby and haven't been active for almost 3 years. I began walking 2 weeks ago and find I can get a little winded if I talk alot while walking. Should I stick to walking an... Read more
Seen the movie Fight Club? The first rule of Fight Club, we don't talk about fight club. Kinda feels like that might be the only way to keep some friends when it comes to crossfit. I started at a box near me a few weeks ago and I'm completely LOVI... Read more
I'm interested in crossfit but am a bit intimidated. I do like weight training and do the Jilian Michaels 30DS and a few other videos (but not as regularly as I should--getting back on schedule now).
Anyone do this regularly? Advice... Read more
I have 3 teenage children, so we have a busy house! To keep our schedules straight, I bought a composition book. In the beginning of each week, I paste a family schedule into the book. If things changed, we had to write it in the journal. Anything... Read more
We have made a sparkteam at work and dedicated our patricipation to a fellow employee who is struggling with a health issue. Doing it as a team has made more people active with the program!... 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
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