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Elliptical Fitness Cross Trainer Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Elliptical Fitness Cross Trainer.

9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes...  Read more

How to use the Elliptical Trainer

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

Reference Guide to Cross-Training

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

Spark Your Way to a 10K

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

The Most Undervalued Piece of Equipment in the Gym

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

maximum allowed fitness minutes
Updated 7/7/2014 10:10:31 PM

Would you consider increasing the maximum allowed fitness minutes per day? There are days when two hours of fitness minutes is not sufficient. For an example, I might go for distance rather than speed on a hot summer day. As another example, I...  Read more

Help with Fitness Tracker please
Updated 7/5/2014 9:37:14 PM

I've been using a pedometer, clip on, which shows steps, miles, and calories burned. I am working with a health care advocate who is encouraging me to do 10,000 steps program. I am working my way up to it. But, there is really no way that I...  Read more

July (2014) Fitness Minutes Challenge
Updated 7/13/2014 1:36:59 PM

Here is our Fitness Minute Challenge for July, folks. 229 For those of you unfamiliar with this monthly challenge ... In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out...  Read more

Question about the SP Fitness Tracker
Updated 6/30/2014 2:42:16 PM

Curious: Why does Yoga (general stretching) burn more calories than Stretching (flexibility)?...  Read more

Fitness/Exercise or Diet/Nutrition plz help
Updated 6/30/2014 7:54:26 AM

I didnt know where to put this question.... is it really important to get tape measured? ...i wanted to have a family member measure me today but i forgot to ask them .. and tomorrow im starting my exercise..... and i dont really care the measurement...  Read more

Try something new

Whenever I start to feel bored with-food, exercise-whateverI try something new. Now have discovered do not like acorn squash but butternut squash and spaghetti squash I love. Don't like elliptical or stairclimber but like the elliptical beast as I ca...  Read more

Intervals on the Elliptical

Try the interval program on the elliptical trainer. For 5 months I used the elliptical regularly in the 1 to 3 resistance level. I didn't think I could do more. Then I tried the interval program. I not only could I do it, but I burned far more calori...  Read more

SparkGuy's 10 Minute Fitness Club

Group for anyone to build a consistent fitness habit by doing at least 10 minutes of fitness most days per week. See the message board in the SP Challenges forum by the same name....  Read more

Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing...  Read more

30-Minute Interval Workout for the Elliptical

I know plenty of people who love their elliptical trainers—and there is plenty of reason to. The elliptical mimics the motion of walking or running but with very little impact on the joints. That means it's more comfortable for you to get y...  Read more