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
30 days of weight training and cardio, eating clean, low carb high protein. No weight loss. I do feel more energetic although sore all over. Upper abs visible, lower tummy still has a fat band all around. Was hoping for more results. Help!... Read more
Help me think this through? Does this sound like a plan of sorts? I'm trying to do two things at once.
I want to go for a walk, ideally following an actual walking program, but at least just getting out the door, moving, enjoying the scenery, an... Read more
For tracking your strength training, you just need to enter the amount of minutes you do the fitness. The number of sets, reps and the weight used are for your info only; they do not change the calories burned estimate.
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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 donít 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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