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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

I love buying workout related items. Like new workout clothes or (my favorite) new running/gym shoes
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I love buying workout related items. Like new workout clothes or (my favorite) new running/gym shoes. That way it's also motivation to workout....  Read more

I rejoined the gym a week ago and have been workin
Updated 5/22/2015 1:16:27 PM

I rejoined the gym a week ago and have been working out for about an hour (divided between both cardio and strength training) at a time every other day. Should I continue to go to the gym every other day, or should I increase my workout frequency?...  Read more

First day back at the gym after 3 years - exhauste
Updated 5/22/2015 6:07:14 AM

First day back at the gym after 3 years - exhausted and my legs feel like jello...  Read more

What do you do to motivate yourself at the gym?
Updated 5/28/2015 8:32:46 AM

... As you're slugging away in cardio, or sore from yesterdays strength workout. Me? I imagine that I'm training to be a great warrior who will one day save the earth from dragons setting it ablaze. Can't weild a sword if you have no arm strengt...  Read more

Yay!! I love the gym. There's nothing like it.
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Yay!! I love the gym. There's nothing like it....  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