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
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
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
Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pushup!
Pushups tend to be much easier for men, since they have greater muscle mass and strength than women. But you don't have to be G.I. Jane to master the &quo... Read more
Ever gone through a workout and afterwards said, "That was great, except I forgot to work my triceps," or "I should have done a set of leg lifts"? Here’s a workout that will have you thinking, "Why haven't I don... Read more
Does anyone else use music to time their workouts like I do sometimes? My goal tonight is 10 of my favorite songs while on my elliptical before I call it a night. It makes it easier sometimes then watching/counting minutes... Read more
does anyone have any suggestions on what I can use that fits the title description ... other than watp which I'm using already
I've tried some of the seated workouts ... but want to find something else that I can use (that also doesn't include floo... Read more
A Big Let Down for my workout today. :( did my 4th run this week and felt the pain come back in my knee after only two intervals. Had to slow down and add incline instead to finish my workout. Feeling discouraged, but I'd rather have a slower rate of... 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
Stability balls are a common piece of workout equipment- whether at the gym or at home. Some people even use them in place of a chair while sitting at work, because they help with posture and core strengthening. But what about kids who are sitting... Read more
Today I am going to try 2 workouts with my stability ball that I just got the other day. My parents, Aunt Di and I played with it last night to see if they could do any of the exercises. I have already gotten the bridge-ups down pat. I did like 5... Read more
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