Congratulations on purchasing SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit! You've taken the first step in making fitness—and all the benefits that come with it—a priority in your life. So you've got the kit…but where do you begin... Read more
What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... 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
You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Have you tried seated cardio videos or water aerobics? Both will keep you active without putting pressure on your foot. I think there are some seated cardio videos here on Spark. I've heard insoles for your shoes will help, too.... Read more
Dumb question: Are there any good videos explaining the Karvonen HR formuls out there? I've been trying to work with Coach Jen on it but it's still not clicking and I'm afraid of coming off as rude in saying so.... Read more
Hi everyone! :) I have a question about exercise balls. I've used them in the past, when I was about 100 pounds lighter, and I'm thinking about trying it again. However, I'm having some trouble figuring out the best kind/size to buy. I also don't wan... Read more
I have viewed a lot of the video on spark people website they are really good. I have my cardiovascular workouts under control at the gym but need some help with how often to work abs and strength training any suggestions will be appreciated.... Read more
I like to use a kettle bell instead of dumbbells because they make me have to try a little harder to balance. Their unique shape makes them easier to swing and do more exercises than the dumbbell.323322... Read more
One of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment found in the gym, or even in your own home, is the stability ball. Not only does it help you to build better core stabilization, while aiding in balance and flexibility, it also allows for a m... Read more
Over the years I have built up my stock of home gym equipment. While I currently have a gym membership, I find having a variety of home gym equipment helps to add more choices to my workouts, especially during the winter months when I can't make it... Read more
To be frank... it kicked my butt.
I am so weak in my core. The video is good, but the reason I use the ball is because of my lower back problems, it really hurts to lie flat on my back on the floor and the video had me doing just that.. This v... Read more
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