What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... Read more
Congratulations on purchasing SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit! You've taken the first step in making fitness—and all the benefits that come with it—a priority in your life. So you've got the kit…but where do you begin... Read more
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Ever gone through a workout and afterwards said, "That was great, except I forgot to work my triceps," or "I should have done a set of leg lifts"? Here’s a workout that will have you thinking, "Why haven't I don... Read more
Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pushup!
Pushups tend to be much easier for men, since they have greater muscle mass and strength than women. But you don't have to be G.I. Jane to master the &quo... Read more
I love Coach Nicole's 15 minute workout. When I lie on the ball and lift my legs to do the back strengthening exercise, I feel like I can feel something in my tummy. Does anyone else have this experience?... Read more
I'm having to take a day at a time...moving towards "intentional" fitness and movement. It's been 2 months since I was at the gym for ST. Time to work back into it again!
Today, for the AM, I headed out the door for a 2mi walk.... Read more
I've noticed this summer that when I record a large number of minutes (like 240 yesterday for kayaking) they don't show up on my weekly/monthly minutes. I tried dividing it into 4 entries of 60 minutes: no change. Is this only updated at weekly int... Read more
Hi spark people,
I am back from the brink, lost the 40 I needed to and then, within about 30 seconds began to put it on again. 8 months later and I am back to square one. Anyway, I am now using the Spark tracker app on my phone and I am pretty su... Read more
I like to use a kettle bell instead of dumbbells because they make me have to try a little harder to balance. Their unique shape makes them easier to swing and do more exercises than the dumbbell.323322... Read more
One of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment found in the gym, or even in your own home, is the stability ball. Not only does it help you to build better core stabilization, while aiding in balance and flexibility, it also allows for a m... Read more
Compound exercises are those exercises that work multiple muscles or muscle groups around multiple joints such as a squat. Isolation exercises, on the other hand, work a single muscle or muscle group around a single joint such as a bicep curl. Compou... Read more
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