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Low Impact Exercise Equipment Resources

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

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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

Pathetic puppy- my excuse for not exercising today
Updated 8/16/2014 3:03:02 PM

Just FYI - I usually work out an hour a day to the point of being a sweaty, drippy mess 6 or 7 days a week. But: We have a litter of 9 puppies that we are fostering. They are old enough to start getting spayed/neutered. Katy Ka Boom and Buster ha...  Read more

upper ab/ low rib cage reduction?
Updated 8/14/2014 6:37:42 AM

Seeking opinions and advice if possible. Every year on wedding anniversary, I put on my wedding dress & take a photo. It's my #1 motivation to staying fit. ( at least until I have kids & my body forever changes) This year I almost didn't fit, but th...  Read more

tracking calories and exercising .. gaining weight
Updated 8/12/2014 9:24:53 PM

I started on a 1400 cal/day diet 4 weeks ago. I have been exercising 3-4/week (min calorie burn 400 per session) Gained 4lbs! Anyone have any ideas what is happening?...  Read more

Jogging calories- Spark or equipment?
Updated 8/10/2014 12:38:19 PM

When it comes to jogging I go over uneven terrain, but measure it out with google earth. My Sync watch measures my heart rate and gives me a calorie burned for a jog, and it's usually quite different from what SP tells me. Take today for example, SP...  Read more

Exercise DVD
Updated 8/9/2014 1:38:34 PM

I would like to find a good and easy beginner exercise/workout DVD. I have pain in my knees so that is a concern. Any Ideas?...  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