Ever notice how you can’t spell "workout" without the word "work?" Most of us view work as something we have to do, not necessarily something that we want to do. It's the opposite of leisure and the killer of fun. We all... Read more
The weather outside is frightful-- but that pond in your neighborhood is delightful. Frozen solid now, it offers all kinds of possibilities for winter sports that’ll keep you trim until springtime. What’s more, if you take to the ice... Read more
Have you ridden the Exercise Vortex? It’s the most popular fitness roller coaster of all time.
You go up, you go down. Fast fitness climbs are interrupted by burnout and steep drops in activity--until you bottom out and start a... Read more
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
Most people begin a new fitness program with great intentions and lots of motivation--only to find both waning within a few weeks. The realities of work, school, social and family demands overwhelm the desire to get fit, and exercise gets puts on the... Read more
hello (: my name is victoria. i am 23, an avid soccer player and an aspiring trauma nurse. i have trouble keeping my motivation up, and need the support of fellow sparkers. if you need a buddy please message me and we can help each other out (:... Read more
It is funny what a mental game weightloss can be espically with diet. I am tracking doing great and yet my mind tells me to want things even when I am full. I don't know if it is habit or what anyone else experience this ?... Read more
I've always been a gamer however being a gamer means sitting on your butt for extended amounts of time & not exercising. So, in order to play 4 hours of Xbox 360, I have to spend 2 hours exercising, at least 3 times a week. Of course, during the seme... Read more
From Fitness MagazineAttention shoppers: Window shopping is not a workout. Which daily tasks do make the cut as exercise? FITNESS Magazine breaks it down here.WalkingDoes It Count? IT DEPENDSA leisurely stop-and-shop visit to the mall won’t ge... Read more
Music goes a long way with motivating me to work out. I can't imagine running, teaching Spinning class or even lifting weights without some good tunes to keep my mood and energy levels high. When I teach classes, music takes center stage. I take a lo... Read more
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