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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

Got an hour of cardio in at the gym today plus wei
Updated 2/28/2015 8:04:42 AM

Got an hour of cardio in at the gym today plus weights , did other workouts at home , then boxing , and running around with the kids , I feel like I could puke , pass out , head feels heavy , heart racing .. why ? I usually workout more than that...  Read more

Hit the gym 20Min treadmill 30 Min strength Traini
Updated 2/28/2015 1:35:43 AM

Hit the gym 20Min treadmill 30 Min strength Training. :)...  Read more

I was apprehensive about the gym at first, but now
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I was apprehensive about the gym at first, but now I just zone out with my music and whatever activity I'm doing and try not to worry about what anyone else thinks. Most people are focusing on their own workouts and may not even notice you....  Read more

The gym should offer you an orientation with a tra
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The gym should offer you an orientation with a trainer so they can show you the proper way to use everything. See if there are group classes you could join; most are included with membership....  Read more

Just got out of the gym 20 minutes. Treadmill and
Updated 2/26/2015 3:04:27 PM

Just got out of the gym 20 minutes. Treadmill and 20minutes Strength Training. Protein. Shake for breakfast 😁 i got this!...  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 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

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