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Personal Fitness Test Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Personal Fitness Test.

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

Starting a fitness program on my 57th birthday
Updated 7/24/2014 2:00:40 PM

Monday the 21st I will be 57. I have been following the Sparkpeopler program for several weeks and have shed 13 pounds and several inches. I am excited to start at the wellness center with a trainer to lose the remaining weight and get in better sh...  Read more

Heads Up! Free Fitness videos on Youtube!
Updated 7/17/2014 12:49:52 PM

You never have to buy a DVD again! There are endless workouts for you to do on Youtube!!! If only I can download them all. But I just have to turn on Youtube and do a different workout everyday!!!! I recommend Tracey Mallet's workouts! So g...  Read more

UP fitness tracker
Updated 7/16/2014 9:33:01 AM

Anyone have an UP fitness tracker? Trying to figure out the best way to track the info it gives me. Resting burn vs Active burn, active minutes etc How do I get the info into spark? I have connected it as per the directions from june 9 article...  Read more

Fitness Tracker
Updated 7/16/2014 12:46:11 PM

I have a question about the fitness tracker. Before Sparkpeople re-worked the website, you could see a list of all the possible activities to track. They were listed in categories. Now you begin typing and a list will drop down. Is there a way...  Read more

Favorite YouTube Fitness Videos
Updated 7/18/2014 11:12:51 PM

I've been doing Jessica Smith's YouTube workout videos for about a month now and really like them. I love that there are so many that I can do a different one every time and it keeps me from getting bored. She has a great personality and I like the...  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