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
I hadn’t been to the gym for a few days and was really looking forward to a good workout. It was just after six in the evening and the place was packed but a recumbent bike was available so I signed up for 30 minutes and hopped on, anticipating... Read more
Kettlebells were practically unheard of in North America until recently, but now exercising with a bowling-ball-shaped weight with a handle is the newest fitness trend. Used by fitness enthusiasts, collegiate athletes, and pro sports teams alike, mor... Read more
When Ann joined SparkPeople over two years ago, she was just looking for a user-friendly food tracker. She never imagined that everything else she found here would become such an important part of her weight loss journey.
Ann considers herself t... Read more
Everyone's holding their wallets and purse strings a little tighter these days. But that doesn't mean that you have to give up on getting fit just because times are tight. Exercise can be easy to fit into your day, just as it can be inexpensi... Read more
Hi, can anyone tell me why using my elliptical trainer makes my lower back hurt? How can I solve this issue? I really would like to start using my elliptical before it becomes a clothes rack.... Read more
For accurate scale results my sister's trainer said to cut out sodium the day be for weigh in and don't drink any thing after 5p.m the day before weigh in. This helped me wanted to share !... Read more
I am trying to be active in the community and I decided to trim my spark friends who are no longer active on Spark. Normally I just go to their page and check for activity and if inactive for over a year I remove them as a friend. Some of them when... Read more
Just downloaded this app per my trainer. I am doing hiit training and eating macro but my macros (fat calories protein carbs) are higher than this app has. Is there a way to change your ranges?... Read more
Blogs are a great way to get some of your thoughts together and share them with others. But when you want to journal thoughts and feelings you want to keep private using the journal in the Planner section is a great place to do that. You can mark t... Read more
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
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to finally catch up on some of my reading. If you were to see my office, my shelves are lined with books covering all aspects of health and fitness, with running being my primary focus. But I also subscribe to... Read more
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