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
Whether it's a popular new DVD or the latest at-home workout machine, people spend lots of money on fitness gadgets each year. Which ones do the SparkPeople Experts swear by--and actually use? Read on to find out!
Chris Downie, Motivation ex... 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
There are a lot of different ways to measure your progress toward your goals. If you're trying to manage your weight, you could track your weigh-ins or judge how well your clothes fit. If you're trying to improve your fitness level, you might... Read more
I have been up and down the weight rollercoaster. But I finally decided that I was tired of not being able to look at myself in the mirror. I want to be happy with my health. I take pills everyday because of my weight. I had a heart attack at 38 year... Read more
I am looking forward to this new journey in my life where I am learning to make better food choices, incorporating daily exercise into my life.
Kids are grown, grandchildren out of town so I have reason no reasons why I shouldn't do this.
I was... Read more
I have tried joining a wellness center, a gym, and curves. I tried softball, racquetball,, and tennis. The Having recently been diagnosed with diabetes I am more cognizant of the need to exercise. I am using a Certified Personal Trainer. On the intak... 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
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to finally catch up on some of my reading. If you were to see my office, my shelves are lined with books covering all aspects of health and fitness, with running being my primary focus. But I also subscribe to... Read more
Tomorrow I meet with the coach I signed up with last month. I will straight out admit that I was gung ho for about a week and then my motivation faded. I was chatting with her today and told her I didn't really feel connected with her and she agreed... Read more
My son is a personal trainer at Anytime Fitness, 26 Mile Rd at Garfield in Macomb Mi. He is NASM certified personal trainer, NASM certified Corrective Exercise Specialist.
For Christmas, he gave me 6 months with him and it has been an inspirati... Read more
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