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'd say fire that trainer because she's teaching you a bad habit: obsessing over a specific number. You should exercise because you like what you're doing and what it does for your body, not to hit a target number. Weight loss = bonus points.... 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
Passed are those days that only the famous and rich could afford personal trainers. In the present age, personal trainers are very affordable, more abundant and are an alternative for anyone who wishes to achieve their fitness goals. The most challen... Read more
I took the boys and their friend to the Y today so oldest could practice bball and youngest could jog (anxiety release). Boys played ball for a good hour, it was so, so great! They were running, laughing and sweating the whole time. Very happy kid... Read more
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