Donkey basketball. A classic example of two words you’d never include in the same sentence let alone next to each other. Yet some of you may have heard of it nonetheless. Donkey basketball was an annual event that took place in my small souther... Read more
In this exercise, movement will come from the ankles.
Sit on the seat of the calf raise machine. Place your thighs under the leg pad, just above your knees. Place the balls of your feet on the foot rest, allowing your ankles to hang... Read more
If you’ve never tried a stair stepping machine (StairMaster, stair climber, etc.), you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stair stepper is a moderate-intensity option tha... Read more
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In a new series of videos, Coach Nicole will demonstrate some of her favorite... 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
One of my fave Spark friends has a great idea for restaurant marketing linked to healthy SP foods.
He's a marketing genius . . . and here he is offering a great i... Read more
Well...I didn't have bulky calves before. But after I started exercising, my calves raised and tightened, and now if I flex my calves I have this ugly round bulge popping out of my calve. Is there anything I can do about this? It seems so un-feminine... Read more
I strained my calf muscle the day before yesterday doing a workout video that had me jumping on one foot. I have iced it, wrapped it and no that its not something i need to see a dr for. ive strained muscles before and although its a little painful i... Read more
Hi all I have decided to do a daily fitness challenge, who's with me? Todays challenge is 100 calf raises. Stand on a stair with toes on the end of the stair, raise and lower yourself 100 times. You can also use a chair to hang onto to and raise your... Read more
In The Sparks Book appendices there is a section showing exercises you can do without equipment. In the morning I do one set of those every day to get me going. Only takes 5 minutes and you don't have to have "rest" days because you are not doing mu... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
This past Monday kicked off National Sleep Awareness Week (March 7th-13th) bringing attention to the important role sleep plays, not only in our overall health, but our weight loss journey as well. Studies have shown that over the years the amount o... Read more
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