More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
So there I was, cruising along on the exercise bike (as I often am) and thinking (as I often do). I was thinking about the positive, sometimes amazing changes I’ve made in my life thanks to fitness.
I was just about to congratulate myself... Read more
Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won... Read more
It’s the time of year when those New Year’s Resolutions are getting more difficult to keep, and the winter weather isn’t making it any easier. You probably had a lot of enthusiasm for the first few weeks—you joined the gym, ex... Read more
Everyone's holding their wallets and purse strings a little tighter these days. But that doesn't mean that you have to give up on getting fit just because times are tight. Exercise can be easy to fit into your day, just as it can be inexpensi... Read more
So I have been doing cardio/ strength DVDs- the firm, biggest loser, weight watchers. What do I track these as? The ww DVD today was called lower body intervals- pretty much 35 minutes of lunges and squats. My hr was way up- 80-85% for 2/3 of the wor... Read more
My workout routine at Curves.At Curves they have a computerized personal trainer called Curves Smart and you have to keep your reps on the machine consistent and steadily improve on each machine by maintaining a green light on the machine when you ch... Read more
Unless your doing circuit training or a specific dvd, do your abs/core exercises first, then your strength, and then cardio LAST!Why: Because you'll put everything into the strength/ab exercises if you do them first. Your muscles will not be as tired... Read more
I teach a noon Pilates class at a nearby gym every Monday. While the number of students in this midday class varies, I usually have between one and four students who come to the class regularly. I attribute the low attendance to the time of day, assu... Read more
Editorís Note: When our staff recently reviewed some recent exercise guidelines for people with cancer, Beth, a SparkPeople employee and cancer survivor (pictured with her family, left), felt compelled to share her own story with our readers. This is... Read more
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