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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

Swimming at the gym for the first time and NERVOUS
Updated 7/15/2014 8:51:48 PM

Alrighty, so I just joined a gym for the first time in my life and today I will be using the pool for the first time. I used to be on swim team in high school, but that was 6 years and 40 pounds ago when I was actually fit lol. I'm SUPER NERVOUS abou...  Read more

App to Manually Track gym Mileage
Updated 7/15/2014 2:22:50 PM

I have several goald going on, and one is just to see how many miles I'm putting in a week. But the majority of those are on the gym equipment. The recumbent bike, elliptical, treadmill, and arc trainer. Since my speed is not constant I can't just pl...  Read more

Ditch the Gym Campaign- Free Exercise Suggestions
Updated 7/15/2014 12:32:15 AM

Hello my fellow Sparkers, I'd like to hear your suggestions of free exercise routines/ideas that you enjoy. Today I stumbled upon the **Fitness Blender** YouTube video series and put me to some serious work. It's a H.I.I.T. series for all...  Read more

Zumba Etiquette
Updated 7/10/2014 10:44:34 PM

I joined a Zumba studio in January of this year. I go to the night classes every week Monday through Friday. When I first started I noticed that there was a group of ladies that like to be all together. The class would start at 6pm but they would sav...  Read more

Need help: Working out without a gym or equipment
Updated 7/12/2014 3:45:36 PM

Hello everyone:) my name is Julianne and I just moved to Las Vegas and do not have a gym or equipment to use. What are the most effective body weight exercises to do inside an apartment since it's 110 degrees out most days....  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