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Proper Gym Etiquette Resources

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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

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

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

The stair stepper at my gym kicked my butt tonight
Updated 5/27/2016 1:17:34 AM

The stair stepper at my gym kicked my butt tonight!! I only lasted 15 minutes on it... But I also did the skiing machine for 15 minutes before the stair stepper... 😊 tired but happy!...  Read more

Got in at the gym today feel great thought I was g
Updated 5/26/2016 8:47:53 PM

Got in at the gym today feel great thought I was going to have a bad day after working out and looking at myself I am happy to say I am getting there...  Read more

Ready for the gym today. :)
Updated 5/26/2016 4:29:25 PM

Ready for the gym today. :)...  Read more

I went to gym this morning cycled 15 minutes 1.74
Updated 5/26/2016 4:37:51 PM

I went to gym this morning cycled 15 minutes 1.74 miles then Treadmill 35 minutes for 1.7 miles. Now spending the day with my Granddaughter Chloe!...  Read more

Killed it at the gym today!! Did upper arms streng
Updated 5/26/2016 3:29:51 PM

Killed it at the gym today!! Did upper arms strength training, eliptical, row machine and swimming for cardio!! Total of a hour and half! Feeling good!...  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


Don't just track calories track nutrients. Make sure you're getting the proper balance...  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 60s 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

Before You Sweat: CrossFit Cheat Sheet

If your idea of CrossFit is a group of grunting, super-buff weightlifters who will laugh you out of the gym, it's time to send those stereotypes packing. Even the most accomplished CrossFitters started somewhere, and the majority are extremely we...  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