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Low Impact Exercise Equipment Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Low Impact Exercise Equipment.

How to use the Elliptical Trainer

This standard piece of exercise equipment is one of the most popular in many gyms. Ellipticals are a unique hybrid of a treadmill, stepper, bike and cross-country skier, that move your legs in an elongated oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). Th...  Read more

Swimming: Take the Plunge!

I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis...  Read more

Nordic Walking for Fitness and Fun!

Eventually, most people who walk for fitness will reach the point when walking alone no longer challenges them or helps them see results. If that sounds like you, then Nordic walking may be just what you need. First used as a summer training method b...  Read more

Get Fit Without Leaving the House

Imagine a gym you can commute to in seconds. It’s open 24-hours, so you can come and go as you please—on your time. It’s comfortable, and you feel completely at ease when you work out there. Oh, and membership is...  Read more

Concentrate On Your Core

Whenever you walk or run, your core muscles are active, keeping you upright, balancing your body as your weight shifts, and absorbing the impact as your feet hit the ground. Your body’s core forms the foundation of all your movement. If you...  Read more

Work and exercise; do they mix?
Updated 7/9/2014 11:32:21 AM

Question for everyone out there, I am going to be working for my step-mom who has started her own cleaning business and I was wondering if that could be considered daily exercise? I don't do much now, but I'm starting a new exercise schedule later...  Read more

Mondays exercise
Updated 7/8/2014 9:46:39 AM

I did the 11 minute cardio chair exercise. It made me feel so good because even though I am in a power chair, it was still something I could do....  Read more

Lunch Time Walk - Lower Manhattan
Updated 7/7/2014 2:53:26 PM

Hello, I recently started working downtown, near South Ferry Terminal (Battery Park). I would love to have a group of people to walk with at lunch, socialize, maybe explore the area and find interesting and healthy places to eat. If you are inte...  Read more

Lunch Time Walk - Lower Manhattan
Updated 7/8/2014 11:00:47 PM

Hello, I just started working downtown, near South Ferry Terminal (Battery Park). I would love to have a group of people to walk with at lunch, socialize, maybe explore the area and find interesting and healthy places to eat. If you are interest...  Read more

Exercising for my age
Updated 7/7/2014 10:45:59 PM

On the Elliptical, at my gym, there are heart rate ranges for age. They show a 60% and an 80% of max for working out. The chart suggests that I should be at least at 136 bpm for a cardio workout at my age. Does this mean that I should never be over 1...  Read more

Joining a fitness center

I take classes in low impact aerobics, water aerobics, Zumba and Qigong. I am taking the classes with other people who are my age. This helps me to continue with the exercises having a suport group who are like me. I also have access to and use the f...  Read more

Pool exercise

If you have a pool, get some pool exercise equipment and workout in the water. ....  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  Read more

CONTEST CLOSED: Mobility Issues? Enter to Win a Resistance Chair

The contest might be closed, but you can get a great deal on your own VQ ActionCare Resistance Chair! Use the code ship4free to get free shipping, and type the word "Spark" in the comments at checkout, and you will get two free DVDs to go w...  Read more

Senior Playgrounds Offer New Exercise Options

Who says that playgrounds should be just for kids? London's Hyde Park area is set to open a new outdoor playground specifically geared toward older adults. The equipment will be designed to improve balance, flexibility and strength through low impa...  Read more