Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for... Read more
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
Before Gail Devers won the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympics, she spent countless hours on the track. But you know where else she spent her time? In the gym, doing strength training. Not to gain weight, but to keep her muscles strong.
The comm... Read more
Although yoga has been around for thousands of years, it's become increasingly popular recently and has undergone quite the makeover. There are intense, sweaty styles of yoga that make the muscles of even the fittest people tremble; there are gen... Read more
Hey there all you, "Let's lose 30 lbs by Christmas" peeps!! :-) Here's the accountability thread! Weigh in on Wednesdays. Check in every day and tell us your goal for today, your victory from yesterday and lets keep each other motivated!... Read more
I've started using Spark recently (about 2 weeks now). I'm 34 and have gained 30 pounds for the past year since I moved to the UK to study. I have to get my weight back now.
My life is very sedentiary and I don't really exercise.
I... Read more
Just joined back yesterday! I lost 40 lbs with spark people but recently gained back ten. I've really been struggling to get it off. My goal is to lose 15 by 2015. Anyone want to be friends and offer each other support and encouragement? I love yoga!... Read more
Trying to lose 50 pounds by May 2015, looking for accountability/motivators or someone on the same journey as me. I struggle with weight loss and really need to commit this time. After having a baby I'm the heaviest I ever was :(... Read more
Keeping hand weights at my desk helps me to squeeze in time for toning arms and upper body. I take two 15 minutes at work and I get up from my desk and use the weights to work my tris, bis, shoulders and upper back. I got funny looks at first and t... Read more
Stand with your legs 16 inches apart and arms straight up above your head. Start making circles with your hand and upper body. You can stand under ceiling lights and try to make circles with your hand fallowing by upper body. Start with 10 in each di... Read more
No one wants saggy or flabby arms that flap like wings when you wave to a friend or raise your glass for a celebratory toast. That back-of-the-upper-arm area is a common trouble zone for women, a place where extra fat and excess skin seems to gather,... Read more
One of my fitness goals this year has been to incorporate more strength training into my routine. I've found that if I'm going to push myself, it doesn't happen with a bunch of exercises I just do on my own. I need a video to follow. So far this y... Read more
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