TV can be educational. After all, I outlined eight great lessons you can take from NBC’s hit television show, "The Biggest Loser" and apply to your own healthy lifestyle program. I said it then and I'll say it again: I am a big fa... Read more
Whether it's a popular new DVD or the latest at-home workout machine, people spend lots of money on fitness gadgets each year. Which ones do the SparkPeople Experts swear by--and actually use? Read on to find out!
Chris Downie, Motivation ex... Read more
Going to the movies can be an enjoyable experience, but it can provide a host of temptations for anyone trying to lose weight or eat healthier. As soon as you walk in the door, you're hit with the smells and sights of delicious goodies--buttery p... Read more
There are a lot of different ways to measure your progress toward your goals. If you're trying to manage your weight, you could track your weigh-ins or judge how well your clothes fit. If you're trying to improve your fitness level, you might... Read more
Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon.
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I started adding exercise to my morning routine almost 2 weeks ago. My boyfriend wakes me up and we walk. Not too far because I can't handle distances yet.
The problem is, especially this week, I'm sooooo tired. It gets a little better later... Read more
Hi there, I am a mother to three grown kids, a grandma to 9 grand children, a wife to a wonderful husband. I am not able to exercise well, I have very bad knees, and can not do a lot of walking, I have tried to loss weight on my own, but have found... Read more
Hello, I need to loose 30 pounds and as a pastry chef who works with cake. It is feeling impossible. I am hoping to stay on track this time around! Eating healthy, exercising and reducing my stress is the way I need to go, any tips would be great!!!... Read more
I am not overweight, my BMI is within the healthy range. I'd like to lose about 10 pounds to be on the lower end of my BMI. I always watch what I eat, don't eat junk and try not to go over my calorie range. About 3 weeks I found Zumba and do about... Read more
I am a personal trainer and a weight management consultant, and the biggest problem I run into is when people begin a weight loss effort they start reading and watching everything they can find about it. There is a sea of miss information out there.... Read more
Getting back into shape after baby. Is it really as easy as many celebrities make it sound? Heidi Klum did the Victoria's Secret fashion show just a few months after the birth of her third child. Denise Richards posed for Playboy when her daughter... Read more
When Stepfanie recently told me and then subsequently blogged about a bad experience she had with a personal trainer, I wasn't surprised. I know a bit about what goes on in gyms where the line between trainer and salesperson is a fine one. What s... Read more
I have a wonderful trainer. She is 5' 6 " tall, 140 lbs of mostly muscle, and she is good at her job! She gets me going, keeps me going and will not let me stop!
She encourages me to do my best through rather firm persuasion. She knows what... Read more
(With a shout out to OLIVIANIGHT, because parts of this blog post are a rework of a message I sent to her earlier today.)
One of the things that works very well for my husband and me about having a personal trainer (PT) is that we hired one thro... Read more
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