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Proper Gym Etiquette Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Proper Gym Etiquette.

Proper Gym Etiquette

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

A Beginner's Guide to the SparkPeople Message Boards

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

Beat the Crowds at the Gym

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

The Benefits of Eating Together

"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

Are You Cheating Yourself at the Gym? Part 2

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

i need help with a proper exercise program
Updated 7/6/2014 7:40:50 PM

I have CIDP, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and other diagnoses that leave me tired and in a lot of pain. I also have foot drop in both feet ( I am unable to lift them) I need to find exercises that will fit with my limited mobility and pain and fati...  Read more

Zero weight loss - 3 months at the gym :(
Updated 6/19/2014 3:18:34 PM

HELP!! My husband and I joined a local gym back at the end of Feb and started going at least 3 times a week. Fast forward to now and we go 4 days/week (M,T,Th, F) before work. While there I typically do 2 non-concurrent days of cardio - at lea...  Read more

Gym Fears
Updated 6/13/2014 11:23:03 AM

I was wondering if anyone has had the same....I guess you could say fears as myself? I recently joined a gym on Saturday. My first day there was awesome because NO ONE was there. Today I went and there were people there and I felt like I was being ju...  Read more

Heart Rate Monitor just for the gym?
Updated 6/10/2014 10:10:34 AM

I have a heart rate monitor from years ago. I go to the gym five days a week, do a lot of strength training, a bit of cardio, just now started spin classes. I love fitness gizmos - would it be worthwhile to get new batteries in the monitor and star...  Read more

The gym made my week less awful
Updated 6/9/2014 9:26:04 AM

This week has been difficult for a variety of reasons: self-caused laryngitis, sleep deprivation, work, etc. BUT today I dragged my butt to the gym and felt good for the length of my workout and for about 30 minutes afterwards before going back to fe...  Read more

Tracking

Don't just track calories track nutrients. Make sure you're getting the proper balance...  Read more

Work Out Playlist

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

No Gyms Needed

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

Gym Pet Peeves: Do You Have Any?

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

How Good Manners Can Help You Slim Down

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

Proper Gym Etiquette

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