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
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
This is the printable version of our 20-Minute Resistance Band Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
Chest Pull with Band
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Every active woman, regardless of her breast size, should have a sports bra as a part of her fitness wardrobe. Not only do these specially designed bras offer better support and more comfort than a regular bra, they also help minimize movement during... Read more
Every bride-to-be wants to look her very best on her wedding day. Once you've found that perfect dress, you're probably working extra hard at sticking to a healthy diet and exercise plan. Our wedding dress workouts will help you focus on and... Read more
I second resistance bands and kettlebells. I found a set of bands at Target for fairly cheap (3 bands + handles that clip on); they also have kettlebells of various weights. If you want to do plyometrics (jumps), you can add a jumprope or step bench.... Read more
Today is a new beginning for me. Fell off the bandwagon but i am right back on. i have bad knees and sometimes it makes it hard to walk which i love to do. Not letting these knees get in my way of my goal. Feel great today just did my seated exer.... Read more
Catch the drips that form down the sides of the olive oil bottle with this simple, inexpensive solution.Center the bottom of the bottle on a square of paper towel. Bring the towel up around the sides of the bottle (like you were wrapping a wine bott... Read more
Last week's fitness round-up blog featured eight lower body resistance band exercises. As mentioned earlier, resistance bands are a great investment to add to your fitness arsenal. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are quite convenient to tuck... Read more
Now that summer vacations are in full swing, many of us will be heading off to destinations that may not allow us access to equipment to help us maintain our strength training routines. Finding ways to integrate cardio activities into our time away... Read more
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