Circuit training is a workout routine that combines cardiovascular fitness and resistance training. It was first proposed in the late 1950s as a method to develop general fitness. The initial routines were arranged in a circle, alternating betwee... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is Aerobic Exercise?
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle... Read more
Would you like to swap your usual workout out for one that's just four minutes long? Of course you would! Well, that's the allure of Tabata training, a type of super high-intensity interval training that is becoming more and more popular.
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I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
Summer is just around the corner, and while it’s synonymous with relaxation and fun, for most people, it’s another source of stress! Short shorts, arm-baring tops, and the dreaded beachwear come to mind for most. And if you’ve still... Read more
Last night something weird happened and it seems like I am dealing with some old issues. I have been so busy that I have been really upbeat and this feels like a literal train wreck.
I have read books about detox and weight loss where people have... Read more
My gym offered a special "5 training sessions for $150"... This seemed like a good deal and I had been wanting to add strength training to my tennis routine. I signed up with a "highly recommended" trainer and started my sessions. I am in session #... Read more
I feel like I have been running in a circle... chasing my tail... and then hitting a brick wall. I'm one of those cardio people. The people who think (thought) the way to lose weight is to do cardio until you drop. After some research and lots of rea... Read more
Hello! I have lost almost 70 lbs. in the last year. I started to run last summer. I got away from it a little when it turned cold, and I got busy before Christmas. Now, I'm back in full force! I joined the gym again right after Christmas, so I'v... Read more
So, I mentioned to a work friend that I had to exercise more in preparation for a family vacation and she acted like I was a total weirdo. My family does extra hiking, walking and longer workouts in the months leading up to a big trip so we'll have... Read more
This is a group for those anywhere in the world that either swims regularly, swims occasionally or would like to swim as part of their fitness routine. We embrace all swimmers of any level.... 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
Is your fitness routine feeling a little "blah"? Are you looking for a customized full-body workout that incorporates both cardio and strength training in 20 minutes tops? Look no further than Escape Your Shape: 21-Day Body Makeover. This e... Read more
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