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
Everyone wants to do more in less time. Just imagine how much you could get done if you had an extra hour or two a day! That may be a fantasy, but boosting the caloric burn—without spending more time in the gym—isn't. Use these smart... 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
I can't go to my group fitness class tonight because my babysitter cancelled on me. The frustration makes me want to go get ice cream. I can run on my treadmill tonight, but it's just not the same... Read more
2 gym classes Mondays, was late (car battery) so they wouldn't let me in the 1st. So did some weights. 2nd class my instructor said "Where were you? I see you worked out? You cheating on us? Next time your late just come and I'll take care if it" lol... Read more
Going on class trip with daughter for three days. All meals and snacks provided so I armed myself with calorie free drink mixes so I can just stick to water and picked out several healthy snacks of my own. Wish me luck I'm really set on not derailing... Read more
Back in the saddle! I just finished my last class for the semester, got accepted to RT school, and basically back to healthy eating. Exercise has taken a back seat to physical therapy for ankle and foot issues, but I'm off the boot and scooter.... Read more
Went to a new-to-me group fitness class at my gym today-- 45 minutes of tabata! It absolutely killed me and I was way out of my element, but I'm glad I challenged myself and stepped out of my comfort zone. I survived the whole class!!!... 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
There is a pretty good deal for Kettlebell classes ($59 for 2 intro classes and 8 real classes) but the place is about 45 minutes away.
So, what I'm asking for SparkFriends, what do you know about Kettlebell classes and is this actually a good... Read more
I am considering taking a few weeks of Kettlebell classes next year and want to take to them about their TRX suspension training. Anybody have any good advice on what to ask?
For those unfamiliar with TRX - Sparkpeople reviewed it here: http://... Read more
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