Jazzercise, created by Judi Sheppard Missett, is the world's leading dance-fitness program. Since 1969, millions of people of all ages and fitness levels have reaped the benefits of this comprehensive program, designed to enhance cardiovascular e... Read more
Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That's where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great... Read more
Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won... Read more
Pretend for a minute that gravity doesn’t exist. Everything is weightless, including your aunt Sophie, yet it all manages to stay on the ground. You don’t know how much you weigh because scales have never been invented. How would you... Read more
Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete.
By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe... Read more
We all have thoughts of a perfect world with no violence of any kind but this post is for fun.
Complete this sentence, in my perfect world_______________________________.
Here is mine and remember it's just all in fun: In my perfect world t... Read more
So I've been running since the beginning of February and it seems like no matter what I do I can't get any better or faster....my 5k is still a disappointing 30 minutes. At first I tried not to worry so much about speed and most of my fellow spark me... Read more
I am getting back into working out after about a 2 month break due to a neck injury. I have almost no endurance (at least that's what it feels like). When trying to build endurance is it better to go faster with a lower intensity or slower with a hig... Read more
Hey everyone, today is actually my first day on sparkpeople! I'm 18 (just graduated from sparkteens wooo haha) 5'3", 165 lbs, and is looking to lose 35 pounds. For a while I had high blood pressure which was really scary since i'm young, and I just w... Read more
Well i have been a Sparker for awhile now i have had a lot of set backs in the last year. I am 23 years and a mommy i work all the time. I was diagnosed with Celiac 6 months ago, and it has been very hard to adjust to life. I skip meals all the time... Read more
Editor's Note (Nicole Nichols): I've had the pleasure of competing against Laurah Turner in multiple local races (and by "competing" I mean "watching her leave me in the dust"). I always found her athletic achievements adm... Read more
This past August the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) met in Daegu, South Korea dealing one of the biggest blows to women endurance runners across the world when they announced that only times achieved in women's-only roa... Read more
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