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Fitness Test Standards Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Fitness Test Standards.

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Bicycle Safety Tips

Whether you want to cut down on pollution or you want to get in shape, riding a bike is a great way to get around. But your trip could end in tragedy if you don’t ride safely. Just like driving a vehicle on the road, cyclists must observe what&...  Read more

The 1-Mile Walking Test

Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b...  Read more

The Crunch Test

Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b...  Read more

Reference Guide to Body Composition

Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo...  Read more

How to Choose a Jogging Stroller

So you've been cleared for exercise after the birth of your baby and you're anxious to get outside and get moving! But who's going to watch your little one? If running or walking is your thing, you can take baby along in a jogging strolle...  Read more

Surfset Fitness Question
Updated 12/18/2014 1:32:49 PM

I have recently started taking a surfset fitness class which I super super love. Does anyone know how I would track this exercise in the tracker. I originally thought SURFING, but the calories burned is not anywhere near what they say on the websit...  Read more

my fitness tracker has stopped recording data
Updated 12/16/2014 12:45:36 AM

I have had my sparks fitness tracker set up for about 4 or 5 days now. Today it has not collected any data since the afternoon, the light is out on the thing I had to plug in my computer, I have changed which USB port thinking that maybe I had one g...  Read more

Starting the journey to fitness...what was your FI
Updated 12/15/2014 12:52:21 AM

Starting the journey to fitness...what was your FIRST healthy meal?...  Read more

Big fan of the Planet Fitness. I have a black car
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Big fan of the Planet Fitness. I have a black card membership, which is still relatively cheap, and I like using different gyms while travelling. Plus, those gyms tend to be so big, it's always easy to get on a machine....  Read more

Looking for fitness suggestions and accountability
Updated 12/15/2014 8:27:45 PM

After joining I feel like maybe I'm in the wrong place. I'm fortunate enough that my focus on fitness over the last 8 years has paid off, but I'm running out of motivation and ideas for things that will keep it interesting. I've done triathlons, mo...  Read more

Take The President's Challenge

The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PA...  Read more

Invigorate Your Mind

Researchers at the University of Chicago say that ice cold water invigorates the mind. People preforme better on standard alertness tests when exposed to ice water. Splashing cold water on your face or your wrists for a minute or two will rev you u...  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

Women, You've Been Exercising Too Hard, Says Study

When someone asks me whether X, Y or Z counts as "exercise" or "cardio," my first response is always, "Well, what does your heart rate tell you?"Measuring your heart rate is an important action for every exerciser. It le...  Read more

Should A Female Athlete Have To Take a Gender Test?

UPDATE: Semenya withdraws from race in South Africa. If you follow track and field, you might be familiar with the controversy surrounding African runner Caster Semenya. She won the Womens 800m run at the World Championships last month, and now ques...  Read more