If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
Kettlebells were practically unheard of in North America until recently, but now exercising with a bowling-ball-shaped weight with a handle is the newest fitness trend. Used by fitness enthusiasts, collegiate athletes, and pro sports teams alike, mor... Read more
Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
Even the most dedicated exercisers suffer from fitness setbacks from time to time. Whether it's losing our workout mojo or over-scheduling ourselves, we're human (think: imperfect). But what if you could prevent those setbacks from ever ... Read more
I received a set of kettlebells as a wedding gift a few years back and haven't really used them since then, but in the spirit of getting in shape and keeping my budget in shape too, I want to make use of what I have. The DVD that came with them has d... Read more
Good morning fellow Sparkers!
I'm taking a speech class & decided to talk about a healthy lifestyle with the help of the SparkPeople website. I need your help in the following ways:
#1. Can someone provide the link to the website that h... Read more
I am new to exercising reguarly and I feel like I have got a good start in scheduling exercise. I am a student so I have a free membership to a gym that is affiliated with my school. I started off with group fitness classes because they are fun, they... Read more
I used to teach group cycling (spinning) but haven't done it in a long time mostly because I run outside. I went to a class today, and it was boring! I felt like I had to motivate myself, many people were talking, there wasn't much direction/visualiz... Read more
Try something new to shake up that old routine - I am trying Bootcamp for 6 weeks and going to a free Kettlebells class tonight and next week Thursday. The challenge with having other people pushing keeps me pushing myself as well to do more!... Read more
Tomorrow I'll land in one of my favorite cities: New York. I'm be there to attend the ECA/OBOW Fitness Convention, which is one of the most talked about health and fitness events for fitness pros in the world! As a conference attendee, I'... Read more
This past Wednesday In-N-Out Burgers, a California based fast food chain, expanded its operation in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, one already saturated with restaurants galore.
When In-N-Out Burgers opened their doors in Allen and Frisco last week,... Read more
Great kettlebell session last night: I worked my backside off (I've got the hand blisters to prove it too), and I had quite a few positive comments from the other guys about my fitness level, so that was nice. Best of all though, the new people. Fres... Read more
This afternoon I went to a kettlebell class at my gym and proceeded to get not only my butt kicked. I know that tomorrow is going to be a sore day indeed. But I'm extremely proud of myself for staying for the entire class. Even though I was extrem... Read more
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