Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an... Read more
Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete.
By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe... Read more
If I told you that there was a way to burn more calories, lose more fat, and improve your cardiovascular fitness level while spending less time doing cardio, you’d probably reach for your phone to report me to the consumer fraud hotline, right?... Read more
Want to boost your fitness level and burn more calories? This program uses intervals (short bursts of higher-intensity activity followed by lower intensity recovery periods), which can be a more effective way to train than exercising at one intensity... Read more
Any weight lifters using this program have any advice for a novice? lve boughten Whey protein, Creatine X3, B12 supermix, Calcium, and am about to buy some BCAA amino acids and Fish oil. Just curious if im forgeting anything and looking fpr tips... Read more
Joined the TOPS program this week. I have done Weight Watchers, Atkins, South Beach, etc., previously. A lot cheaper than other programs with real people, real goals, and great easily applicable information. #TOPS #firstpost... Read more
Can I change my starting weight on the program? I was excited to start so I guessed my weight and wrote it under goals. When I got home and weighed myself I was 2.8 pounds heavier. I lost 3 pounds this week (water?) but it looks like .2. Can I fix it... Read more
I am not a very active person. Borrowed Playaway Ztrainer audio book from my local library. It is a 6 week interval training program that is like having your own personal trainer with you while you walk. I have walked 3 days this week using this a... Read more
5 Benefits of Interval TrainingWhat's The Best Time to Exercise?You need to shake up your fitness program and lose weight, but you don’t really have any more time to devote to it. The perfect answer could be high-intensity interval training or HIIT f... Read more
Whether she's cracking us up with a flashback to the workout gear of yesteryears or making us reconsider the public opinion of the "perfect body," Blogilates creator Cassey Ho regularly grabs headlines and new fans for her straight... Read more
What if I told you there was an exercise technique that could burn more calories—and fat—in less time that was also fun? You may think that I was hawking some fitness gadget in an infomercial, or simply lying to you, but neither of those... Read more
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