How would you like an exercise program that banishes boredom, improves your fitness, develops new skills and prevents injuries? Sounds like an infomercial, but it's not! It's cross-training, and you can do it whenever and wherever you are in... Read more
This standard piece of exercise equipment is one of the most popular in many gyms. Ellipticals are a unique hybrid of a treadmill, stepper, bike and cross-country skier, that move your legs in an elongated oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). Th... Read more
Ready to walk or run a 10K but not sure where to begin? We've designed two training programs to help you get started. The first program is for individuals who want to complete a 10K by both walking and jogging the event. The second program is for... Read more
If exercisers picked a mascot, what do you think it would be? A jump rope? A punching bag? A man with a giant baseball as a head? If I had to guess, it would be an athletic shoe. A good pair of shoes can be an inspiration and reminder to get moving,... Read more
If you have a gym membership, you know how frustrating it can be when the gym is too crowded for comfort. Isn't it tough enough to muster the motivation to head out the door to exercise? Then you arrive, dressed and ready for a workout, only to f... Read more
This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride.
We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to... Read more
I use the mapping feature all the time on sparkpeople and I have two main comments. One is that for some reason the undo button seems to have disappeared for me. This means that if I make a mistake, like trying to hit the arrow button to move the m... Read more
The weather is unusually warm today, so I decided to go for a bike ride. My plan was to do about 4.5 miles or 30 minutes (whichever came first). I ended up having to stop, finishing at 2.65 miles. As I came around a corner, there were these two cars... Read more
I have been riding the recumbent stationary bike at the gym and have noticed that my feet get tingly. I think that the seat is at a good distance for my short legs and I am pretty sure that my form is okay.
Any ideas why this might be happening... Read more
There are a variety of exercise bikes at the gym. I'm using one for my 10 minute warm up before I move to the elliptical. Can I have someone's thoughts on the different kinds of exercise bikes out there? What kind do you use and why do you prefer... Read more
Bring a pair of longish cotton socks with you to your elliptical, treadmill or exercise bike of choice, and put the socks over whatever hand-bar you're going to grasp onto. If it's an elliptical you're using, you can slip the socks down over the arm... Read more
If you attend workout classes regularly, then you probably know how a good instructor can help you get a really great workout. One of the things I love about fitness classes is that I tend to work harder, try more things and get a better workout than... Read more
Name: Elizabeth Tiedemann (MOONBIRD)Weight Lost: 153 poundsHometown: Chesterfield, VAOccupation: Stay-at-home momWhat was life like before losing weight?I started to gain weight in the first grade, and I continued to gain throughout most of my... Read more
It's a 2 in one, and after searching for weeks for one a decent price we finally found one and it will be shipped free to the house which is great, cause no one here wants to carry 250 pounds up 40 stairs. Poor UPS guy, hope he has one of those thing... Read more
I was kinda naughty today and had Chinese. 4 But I planned it ahead of time so I guess that's not TOO naughty. haha I saved points all week for it. I've been wanting it for like months it feels like. I had egg drop soup, an egg roll, and honey chicke... Read more
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