The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or... Read more
I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,... Read more
Have you ever considered including water fitness into your exercise routine? This can be a great way to increase strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health. Plus, during the months of summer heat, what is a better way to keep cool?
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fluctuations in weight
in one week, my weight fluctuated by up to 7lbs. I'm shocked. And to top it off, I measured in Sat and Sun and the weight increase was 2.2lbs. whats happening? whats causing this?... Read more
Anyone else here lost the weight they needed to, but still struggling to shape up after? I lost ~75 lbs in 2010 and I'm still on and off on my overall fitness. I'm determined to reach some goals this go round, even if major weight loss is not one!... Read more
I'm in my upper 40's and have a lot of weight to lose. My nutritionist recommended Sparks. Within 2 weeks I lost 8lbs. I'm taking care of me for a change. It feels good! I'm enjoying all the extra energy that has been gone for a long time.... Read more
Hello to anyone reading this. On May 21 of this year I had heart surgery to correct a congenital defect (hole). I am scheduled for a craniotomy (brain) surgery on Dec 2 - also to correct a congenital defect.
My current weight is 163 and I'm 5'... Read more
Last year shortly after school let out for the summer, our community suffered a tragedy. A happy, smart, and beautiful six-year-old little boy drowned in a swim club pool while attending a classmate's birthday party. What made this tragedy so shockin... Read more
An amazing thing happens when I get into a pool. I feel light and giddy. I feel like playing and doing flips. Silly me! I actually did one, even though it took me eight tries. Yes, I failed seven times in public, but the feeling of... Read more
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