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
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
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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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
Negative people have become my motivation. I am starting to believe the people closest to you are your biggest hurdles. But its ok say I can't run a mile I will do 2 just to prove you wrong.... Read more
Newbie me...I'm brand me to Spark. I am 41, diabetic and trying to get my blood sugars under control and lose weight so I can get pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy. Any words of advice or just general support. I'd greatly appreciate... 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
I just started with an awesome personal trainer, Diane, and she gave me some exercises for my legs, abdominals (stomach, abs), and lower back, that you can do at home. I'll give you five. I have limited mobility (two knee rep... Read more
Since completing my 12 week journey with my PT, I've decided to continue to see her every two weeks.
My first meeting was yesterday and here are my results (hint: they are FANTASTIC!!!):
I've lost 0.8lbs as well as:
0.50" in my waist
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