TV can be educational. After all, I outlined eight great lessons you can take from NBC’s hit television show, "The Biggest Loser" and apply to your own healthy lifestyle program. I said it then and I'll say it again: I am a big fa... Read more
Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon.
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Going to the movies can be an enjoyable experience, but it can provide a host of temptations for anyone trying to lose weight or eat healthier. As soon as you walk in the door, you're hit with the smells and sights of delicious goodies--buttery p... Read more
You already know how personal trainers help you reach your goals and push you to the next level, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned exerciser. You probably also know a little about how to choose the right trainer with the proper qualificatio... Read more
They may seem superhuman at times, but personal trainers are people, too. And although they love sharing their workout wisdom and helping people reach their goals, there are a few things that might get under their skin when they're training a cli... Read more
I am just starting my weight loss journey. I do okay with cardio but I LOOVEE weights. If I focus more on weight training, what would be a recommended diet? I'm a 20yr old female trying to lose a lot of weight. 120lbs!... Read more
Any pointers for personal motivation? I've been called fat twice this week and it deflated my motivational balloon. I was angry at first and used that to fuel my workout, but now it's just nagging me from the back of my mind. Tips welcome!... Read more
I am so excited. No pop and no meat except for a little chicken and Turkey for the past week and ive lost 5 pounds. I think the higher dose of metformin is helping too. Sorry for the bragging its just never gone this easy for me EVER!... Read more
I am proud to announce that my goal jeans that have been hanging on my wall for six months fit today!!! I am wearing a size 16 pair of jeans comfortably when six months ago I was in a size 20.... Read more
I am a personal trainer and a weight management consultant, and the biggest problem I run into is when people begin a weight loss effort they start reading and watching everything they can find about it. There is a sea of miss information out there.... Read more
Getting back into shape after baby. Is it really as easy as many celebrities make it sound? Heidi Klum did the Victoria's Secret fashion show just a few months after the birth of her third child. Denise Richards posed for Playboy when her daughter... Read more
When Stepfanie recently told me and then subsequently blogged about a bad experience she had with a personal trainer, I wasn't surprised. I know a bit about what goes on in gyms where the line between trainer and salesperson is a fine one. What s... Read more
I have a lovely son, he came out on Saturday morning and put me through my paces, I was with my eldest daughter and the twins as well and we went through a 30 minutes workout session. BOY am I sore today, but it has motivated me into doing more, it... Read more
I'm very fortunate that one of my clients (Larry) is a personal trainer. He used to be a professional body builder and now trains Olympic Athletes! This guy is passionate about health. He has a client that he is working with right now that is losing... Read more
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