Most people begin a new fitness program with great intentions and lots of motivation--only to find both waning within a few weeks. The realities of work, school, social and family demands overwhelm the desire to get fit, and exercise gets puts on the... Read more
There’s no doubt that getting older changes your body and appearance, but it also affects your ability to exercise. Your maximum heart rate declines with age, which means your heart and lungs can’t pump as much oxygen and blood to your mu... Read more
Thanks for your interest in planning a SparkRally! SparkRallies are a great way to meet, motivate, encourage and get support from others in your SparkTeam. Also, SparkRallies are a great opportunity to bring a friend to an event and... 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
New Year's resolutions—a new year for a new you, right? Why is it that you have so much motivation and momentum when January 1st rolls around, but your drive for success freezes up and comes to an abrupt stop within a few weeks? Well, that... Read more
There is a Biggest Loser Run/Walk Half Marathon taking place this June and I'm thinking of joining the walk portion. I know, it's not as cool or challenging as running a half marathon, but for medical reasons I'm not supposed to run anymore and walki... Read more
I am over 50, need to lose about 70 pounds and looking for help and inspiration from others in this age bracket. I actually live in Arkansas not Hawaii as my username might lead you to believe. It has just been so cold and we have had such a bad wi... Read more
I'll be in NYC for one week with my BFF in which most of the time we will be walking, albeit at a slower pace, plus we will be out all day/night since it's a city that never sleep. I am training to walk in my next marathon (I haven't actually signed... Read more
I think it would benefit all of us who would like some support in order to lose weight. Sometimes our friends, family and partner don't always understand us. Sometimes it is also easier to open up to strangers and anonymously.
Perhaps... Read more
Start a neighborhood walking group that allows children (your own or grandkids) to join in at least 3 times per week. There are no babysitting excuses and you'll enjoy watching the kids as you all walk together. There's also no excuse when you have... Read more
Anything triathlon! There are lots of great members in this group ranging from thinking about a triathlon to Ironman finisher. Anyone is welcome to stop by and ask questions and/or offer advice.... Read more
While many of us spent the past three to four months cooped up in our homes, now that spring has sprung, you may be looking for the perfect motivation to get up and moving. And what better way to start then to take part in the American Heart Associat... Read more
I’m lucky to work in an office where the environment is generally healthy. We have a kitchen stocked with healthy foods, and it’s very typical to see people using our gym equipment or a workout video at lunchtime. Occasi... Read more
I've recently joined a few local walking groups to help me stay motivated. I've realized I've been slacking in the exercise department and this added accountability should help me reboot my sparking. I walked with one of the groups yesterday and i... Read more
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