For shoulders and arms, few gym machines are more effective than the Overhead Press. It works the deltoid muscles, or the sides of your shoulders, which are good for lifting boxes from shelves or picking up a small child. If you’ve never used t... Read more
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In a new series of videos, Coach Nicole will demonstrate some of her favorite... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
In this exercise, movement will come from the shoulders and elbows.
Start by sitting on the seat and adjusting the leg-restraint pad to the appropriate height. Your feet should be flat on the floor and the pad should help keep your l... Read more
What the heck happened? I have been a member for several years. I am also a Spark Coach member. Suddenly this afternoon, I had to login but when I do my trackers, goals, streaks, etc. are BLANK. It's like I was reset to being a new member. Pleas... Read more
I make my own fruit and vegetable juice at home. What is the best way to record the calories in it? Should I try to find the calories in each separate piece of produce that goes in, or is there a way to guesstimate?... Read more
I have made a Spark Streak Record by exercising at least 90 minutes a week for 3 weeks running! This is really a big milestone for me as I despise exercise! I usually start out strong and quit quickly. They say 21 days is a habit; hopefully I will... Read more
February kicks off the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's American Heart Month along with the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign which focuses on heart health awareness for women. Heart disease is still the leading ca... Read more
Compound exercises are those exercises that work multiple muscles or muscle groups around multiple joints such as a squat. Isolation exercises, on the other hand, work a single muscle or muscle group around a single joint such as a bicep curl. Compou... Read more
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