Imagine a gym you can commute to in seconds. It’s open 24-hours, so you can come and go as you please—on your time. It’s comfortable, and you feel completely at ease when you work out there. Oh, and membership is... Read more
Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for... Read more
Most people begin a new fitness program with great intentions and lots of motivation--only to find both waning within a few weeks. The realities of work, school, social and family demands overwhelm the desire to get fit, and exercise gets puts on the... Read more
When you’re eager to try a new restaurant, you might ask your friends for recommendations, read a good review, or check out the menu before you spend your money and time there. If you enjoy your first meal, you’ll return again and aga... Read more
It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
can you build muscles without going to a gym?
I can not afford a home gym, and I'm not trying to become a body builder. Also I have quite a ways on my fitness journey.
Can I build muscles with just body weight and home weights and resisten... Read more
I paas(both for gym and work) the night before. I lay out clothes and snacks out, too. I make sure that I have something that will provide me energy (green tea). I set my alarm and then put it across the room. I hate the morning too. But this helps m... Read more
Happy...felt great to get to the gym! I even managed 15 minutes on the elliptical, never made it more than 5 before. After a 2 week stall I was cringing to weigh in, but fortunately held steady. No loss but no gain. Ready to kick back into high gear... Read more
I usually have to force myself to go to the gym during that PMS week, but once I get done w/ my workout, I feel a lot better (especially if I lift weights). I usually keep cardio light (walking) or do yoga on days I don't lift.... Read more
I take my gym bag to work with me. I always change into my workout clothes before I leave, even if I'm not planning on going to the gym. I find that I'm more apt to go for a walk, use my elliptical machine at home or head to the gym if I'm already d... Read more
The Soloflex machine was made in the '80s and I've had mine for 17 yrs;it is VERY well-made! When I bought it , I was looking to do my workouts indoors at home. I couldn't afford a gym membership and I didn't live in a safe neighborhood at the time,s... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
Itís that time of year again, when thousands of home exercise machines are anxiously waiting to find out whether theyíre going to be used as intended, or mainly to keep the laundry off the floor.Iíve broken the hearts of a few exercise machines in my... Read more
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