You've probably heard of the fitness craze Zumba, a workout known as a dance fitness party. I originally tried Zumba with a friend by following a fitness DVD.
While the DVD was fun and the hip-swiveling moves were a blast (and effective at w... Read more
Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to ach... Read more
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If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
Regina (ELMOCHIC94) lost 50 pounds with the help of SparkTeens. She has been a member for about a year and a half and has been able to maintain her 50-pound loss for more than eight months now. At 16 years old, Regina has been very successful and con... Read more
Do you do the shopping and/or the cooking? Keep in mind, many of the healthy changes you are making are also good for the rest of your family. I'm not talking about putting everyone on your diet plan, but more fruits/veg never hurt anyone. Good luck... Read more
I went clothes shopping since everything is getting baggy. There was a pair of sz 12 jeans on the discount rack. I knew they would not fit but tried them on to see how much I had to go. THEY FIT. You can bet I bought them. 1 year ago sz 18 was tight!... Read more
Work out while watching exercise infomercials - it can be more motivating than a typical fitness show because you see 'before & after' results in addition to actual exercise AND a trainer shouting YOU CAN DO IT!! It keeps me thinking I can do it too,... Read more
Contest closed! The winner is: NEWLIS2010!!!
I'll be honest: I saw an ad for the new Zumba Exhilarate workout set on SparkPeople.com, and it caught my attention. I know how much our members love Zumba classes and DVDs, and every person I kno... Read more
I remember the first Zumba class I ever set foot in at my university's recreation center. The instructor was so full of energy that it made me a little uncomfortable, and the room was jam-packed with girls (and a few guys!) shaking their hips and... Read more
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