Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
As a parent, your days are probably pretty stressful. You get the older kids off to school, run errands, keep the household running smoothly, and maintain your career. At the end of a hard day, you just want to relax and spend some quality time with... Read more
We love to hear stories about our members reaching out to their communities, and the Syracuse Sparkers are no exception! A group of about 10 core SparkTeam members have been busy raising money for various charitable organizations, and their latest en... Read more
Do you sometimes find yourself skipping the strength training you know you should be doing, just because it’s hard to squeeze it into your hectic schedule? Sure, it’s possible to do a very effective strength training routine at home with... Read more
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unco... Read more
I haven't really been able to get my workouts in. Even though I've lost 10 pounds this week, I would like to keep my weight loss steady. What are so excited good ways to get exercise in? When I'm not working, I'm in classes full time from 8-5 m-f... Read more
I have a workout regiment that I have been keeping up with for 2 weeks. The workout is supposed to be a little intense, but not to where it injures me ( so far no problems). My total workout regiment is in the Planet Fitness gyms.... Read more
When I FEEL like skipping a workout and I press on anyhow without giving in to the feelings, I grow stronger and stronger in favor of making workouts a HABIT. Today I proudly completed week4 day 3 of C25k. Really building my endurance.... Read more
It's Friday yey but we still need to workout so No buts..No nuts
...No coconuts. ..Let's get moving. .about to do a total body workout with weights today. Staying focused on losing 20 lbs or possibly 30 lbs. we can s o this!... Read more
I've been reviewing my exercise pattern....I try to be consistent - slow and steady
but sometimes I wonder- is it better to be super intense with workouts fewer times a week, or less intense workouts more often?
i.e.... Read more
You can't be everything to everyone; you'll be nothing to yourself. We often own failure, based on how others judge and value us. Don't fall into that trap!No matter how much you give or do, it will never be enough. Give and share what you can, menta... Read more
Ive recently returned to college and this site and I've been tired and unmotivated lately. I've noticed that by forcing myself to just get my workout clothes on when I know I have an hour until my roommate comes back, I become more energized and will... Read more
If you haven't been in a gym recently you may be surprised to see trainers and fitness enthusiasts incorporating many new gadgets into their workout routines to help keep their training fresh and challenging. Having covered kettlebells, BOSU trai... Read more
I can't remember how I first heard about the TRX suspension trainer, but this portable piece of workout equipment caught my eye a few years ago. I continued to see it make appearances on shows like "The Biggest Loser" and in my fitness magazines, so... Read more
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