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
We are very excited you are here and hope this will be a timely source of support and motivation as you work toward your goals. Did you know that SparkPeople members who use the Message Boards are more likely to lose weight than those who do not? In... Read more
If you have a gym membership, you know how frustrating it can be when the gym is too crowded for comfort. Isn't it tough enough to muster the motivation to head out the door to exercise? Then you arrive, dressed and ready for a workout, only to f... Read more
With the hectic pace of our society today, most people don't have hours to spend in the gym. That's why it's so important to make the most of the workout time you have available. Are you cheating yourself out of the best strength workout... Read more
"Come and get it!" It may be dinnertime, but when was the last time your family sat down and enjoyed a mealtogether? With music lessons, ball practice, play rehearsal, and work schedules, it can be tough. Rounding up the troops for an eveni... Read more
can you build muscles without going to a gym?
I can not afford a home gym, and I'm not trying to become a body builder. Also I have quite a ways on my fitness journey.
Can I build muscles with just body weight and home weights and resisten... Read more
I paas(both for gym and work) the night before. I lay out clothes and snacks out, too. I make sure that I have something that will provide me energy (green tea). I set my alarm and then put it across the room. I hate the morning too. But this helps m... Read more
Happy...felt great to get to the gym! I even managed 15 minutes on the elliptical, never made it more than 5 before. After a 2 week stall I was cringing to weigh in, but fortunately held steady. No loss but no gain. Ready to kick back into high gear... Read more
The right music can keep you focused and on track while working out. For me, I spent a good hour going through all my music and deciding which songs were at the proper pace for my workout speed. After that, I arranged the music in a way that would mo... Read more
Do you use in home equipment (i.e. treadmill, balls, weights, and videos)? Lets motivate, challenge, and look for ways to help each other. Learn to use what is around us as a way to get in shape.... Read more
Last week while I was at the gym, a gentleman in his 60ís got on the treadmill next to mine reeking of Aramis cologne. The only reason I knew the scent was because it is the only cologne my father-in-law has worn for the past 25 years. Let me tell yo... Read more
Mind your manners, your mother reminded you at the dinner table each night. She was concerned about etiquette, but her affinity for proper decorum also created healthy habits. Good manners can help you make a good impression if you're ever invited to... Read more
I went to the gym this morning, 7:00 am so it was not crowded since it just opened.
I started with my normal time on the cycling machine, then went to do strength training on the machines. I did three different machines and was about to start a... Read more
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