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Personal Fitness Test Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Personal Fitness Test.

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How to Choose a Personal Trainer

Personal trainers can help people reach their health and fitness goals, or they could be big wastes of money. It's tough to know whether or not you need a trainer's expertise. And if you do, it's even more difficult to pick the right one....  Read more

Trade Secrets from the SparkPeople Coaches

Wouldn’t it be great to be inside the mind of a health and fitness expert, even just for a little while? You could learn the tricks of the trade, straight from the experiences in their own lives. Do what they do, make the healthy choices they m...  Read more

An Introduction to the Spinning Program

My first experience with this revolutionary indoor cycling activity seems like a distant memory. As I walked into the room, the lights were dimmed and candles were lit around the room. People all around me were wearing these tight black shorts an...  Read more

Why Do I Need to See a Diabetes Educator?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 23 million people in the United States. If managed well, people with diabetes can live normal, healthy lives. However, the many devastating effects of uncontrolled or poorly controlled diabetes are...  Read more

4 Fitness Tests You Can Do at Home

Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That's where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great...  Read more

Avia Aspire Fitness Tracker. Is anyone else using
Updated 5/3/2015 7:46:13 PM

Avia Aspire Fitness Tracker. Is anyone else using it? I bought one yesterday at Walmart. It was only $15. Its basically a pedometer in a band form that has an online app that compliments it and you add your steps. I dont think its accurate. Comments?...  Read more

Blew my fitness goal out of the water...please tel
Updated 5/3/2015 9:19:50 PM

Blew my fitness goal out of the water...please tell me we don't really need that many rest days?...  Read more

I have one day in April showing too many fitness m
Updated 5/3/2015 10:10:35 AM

I have one day in April showing too many fitness minutes on the calendar. There are not in my regular fitness tracker. Anyone know where they might be coming from?...  Read more

First day of early Retirement: Fitness is Goal #1
Updated 5/3/2015 1:18:38 AM

Decided six months ago to retire from my stressful worklife - the generosity of several of my late siblings offered me the chance to do so and when my mother passed away in Dec 2014, I was certain: Early retirement was the only way to truly focus on...  Read more

Any advice on how to find a fitness buddy? I want
Updated 5/2/2015 8:48:19 AM

Any advice on how to find a fitness buddy? I want to tone with different exercises...  Read more

Take The President's Challenge

The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PA...  Read more

Keeping a Food and Fitness NOTEBOOK

I favor the Nutritional and Fitness journals on SparkPeople.com but I also find when I carry a small notebook where I can make notes of each food I have eaten throughout the day, I tend to be much more successful. It is like a nice reward, to be able...  Read more

SparkGuy's 10 Minute Fitness Club

Group for anyone to build a consistent fitness habit by doing at least 10 minutes of fitness most days per week. See the message board in the SP Challenges forum by the same name....  Read more

6 Scary Truths about Personal Trainers

When Stepfanie recently told me and then subsequently blogged about a bad experience she had with a personal trainer, I wasn't surprised. I know a bit about what goes on in gyms where the line between trainer and salesperson is a fine one. What s...  Read more

Heavy Metal Protein Drinks?

A Consumer Reports review in the July issue highlights their recent laboratory findings regarding protein drinks. They tested fifteen drinks using an outside laboratory and discovered some disturbing results. Since we previously provided a review of...  Read more

My Personal Fitness Test Results : )

So I did a test of my fitness today. If you've read my SparkPage you'll know that I used to be an elite road bike racer. Anyway, I stopped doing that 11 years ago and subsequently weigh 20 lbs more than my very lean race weight (hello Spark People)....  Read more