It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari... Read more
We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el... Read more
There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
Working from home may seem like a dream. You have no boss popping up behind you. No employees to interrupt you with the latest office gossip. No donuts to avoid. But, working from home—with all of its perks and pluses—also presents some u... Read more
Help, I work as a nurse and I don't get home till after 7 where I just want to unwind. The best time for me to work out is 530 am before work but I feel like when I work out so early I am falling asleep on way home! I even go 2 bed early. Any sugg?... Read more
Anyone use a home cycle? By that I mean a small exercise bike-basically just the pedals and a frame. I bought one in January to use when it was super cold outside/snowy and I couldn't physically get to the gym, but I killed it this morning-the pedal... Read more
I'm in hug school and I still live at home with my parents as much as I explain that I would rather have healthier food options to pick from my parents continue to buy high calorie junk food. What should I do so I can achieve a healthier life style?... Read more
So I've weighed myself at the gym and on a home scale and both give me completely different numbers. The one at home says I'm about 173lbs and the scale at the gym says 179. I'm trying to get to 150 lbs. It's very frustrating. 😰... Read more
Order the alfredo sauce on the side and only taste the pasta. Then you'll have Cajun chicken with vegetables. When we ate out, I saw Cajun chicken & vegetable Pasta on the menu. Looked really good until I saw 'alfredo sauce'. I told our server that a... Read more
(Disclaimer: As I write this, it's 4:55 p.m. and I need a blog post for tomorrow. While I guarantee this post will entertain and delight you, don't expect anything too deep.)
When you think of aerobics, what comes to mind? Tights, thong leotards... Read more
As a fan of both Pilates and dance workouts, I have been dying to try one of the latest fitness trends: barre workouts. Many celebs (including Kelly Ripa) are reported fans of these toning workouts that combine ballet, Pilates, calisthenics and yoga... Read more
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