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Muscle Toning Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Muscle Toning.

The Buzz on Jazzercise

Jazzercise, created by Judi Sheppard Missett, is the world's leading dance-fitness program. Since 1969, millions of people of all ages and fitness levels have reaped the benefits of this comprehensive program, designed to enhance cardiovascular e...  Read more

The Secret Benefits of Massage

Just got a professional massage yesterday. First one ever. Swedish. Unbelievable relaxation. Took me out of my daily chaos and melted me right into the table. Sound faded into a shadowy haze. Muscles reawakened. Ability to speak--gone. In...  Read more

Build Yourself a Better Butt

Current economic conditions mean that money is tight; however, can the same be said for your rear end? Don’t let your sagging stock portfolio be an excuse for skipping workouts this year, especially those targeting your bum. Learn how to tighte...  Read more

6 Ways to Prevent Snoring

Snoring—that loud, hoarse breathing during sleep—is a nuisance, whether it affects you personally or the person you share a bed with. And that's a lot of people, since 37 million people are consistent snorers, according to the Nationa...  Read more

Why Women Don't Lift Weights--But Should

My friend Christine had been trying to lose those last 10 pounds for months, but to no avail. Despite my regular invitations for her to come to the gym with me, she always declined. One Saturday afternoon, she finally agreed to try it out, but on one...  Read more

Pulled muscle
Updated 6/26/2014 1:19:00 AM

Hi there! I pulled a muscle on the inside of my leg yesterday. Applied heat and did some gentle stretching. It's still a little sore this morning and I'm wondering if I should still do my workout. My plan was to modify Coach Nicole's seated cardio...  Read more

strength and toning exercises...help!
Updated 6/16/2014 3:05:09 AM

hello everyone. i have lost 37.2 lbs since march 7th yay! ive been going to the track and walking almost daily but im worried about tightening up and toning.. this sounds crazy but im kind of confused on what exercises to do and how often, also how l...  Read more

Is it normal to still have aching muscles
Updated 6/7/2014 1:42:10 PM

2 days after a mat pilates workout? I did lots of pushup style exercises on Tuesday and my shoulders and arms are still aching on Thursday! I didn't feel up for more pilates today so I just went for a gentle walk today. Should I have pushed thr...  Read more

Gaining muscle while eating at a deficit
Updated 6/7/2014 10:14:11 AM

I'm a 55 year old woman who has been dedicated to exercise and healthy eating for almost exactly 2 years now. My start weight was 230, current weight is 181 pounds. Height 5' 7. I've only lost about 6 pounds since last year at this time. But I'm dow...  Read more

Toning Up
Updated 6/3/2014 2:37:04 PM

Hi i was wondering how people tone up, i go to zumba twice a week which i love im only a size 8 but as having 5 kids and two surgeries on my abdo it needs toning, im healthy now last surgery was 7yrs ago , it just annoys me as i feel need to tone u...  Read more

Driving away your belly

I have found that what appears to be a lot of belly fat is partly lack of muscle tone in the abdominal region. For me, this is due to having had two children and a hysterectomy.I drive a city transit bus for a living, and I have been working on my a...  Read more

Make a challenge of an outing

When I do errands or going to the store, park a little distance from where you want to go and walk. That helps my heart, my muscles tone up and helps my whole body. Sometimes I get short of breath but so, maybe I stop and make like I'm adjusting my s...  Read more

Gettin Married

For Brides and Grooms that are looking to tone up or lose weight!...  Read more

You Asked: Does Pilates Count as Strength Training?

This is not an easy question for me to answer. As a certified Pilates instructor and long-time Pilates practitioner, I've seen the many benefits of Pilates first-hand, and with many of my students. Pilates can sculpt your core, help you stand tal...  Read more

2 Must-Do Moves for a Better Butt

It's the pre-season for bathing suit season and that has a lot of people focusing on firming up those trouble areas that are going to get a little more exposure when they're wearing a little less clothing. I'm not immune to the pressures...  Read more