This standard piece of exercise equipment is one of the most popular in many gyms. Ellipticals are a unique hybrid of a treadmill, stepper, bike and cross-country skier, that move your legs in an elongated oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). Th... 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
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
We all have days when finding an hour to exercise just isn't an option. That doesn't mean you should skip your workout. Instead, you just need to get creative about how you'll fit in some activity. The people behind SparkPeople.com are av... Read more
If you have a gym membership, you know how frustrating it can be when the gym is too crowded for comfort. Isn't it tough enough to muster the motivation to head out the door to exercise? Then you arrive, dressed and ready for a workout, only to f... Read more
Hello Spark family,
I began this year January with my personal trainer. I have lost 27 lbs this year so far. I went from a size 12 to a 6. I went from 167lbs to 140.6. I only have 5 pounds to go to reach my goal. I now want to become a personal t... Read more
Who *likes* DOMS?
I'm sure some will think I'm crazy, but it makes me happy to feel that soreness 24-48 hours after my yoga class (it's usually closer to 48 for me, but anyway). I know I am always doing good things for my body even when I don't... Read more
My maid of honor bailed out of my wedding party because I don't have her children apart from it. She said she needs to do what is right for her kids. She doesn't want to leave them alone while I get married. She thought that she might be able to hold... Read more
I am very excited about this time...this is the longest I have ever tracked my calories. And I have to say I am under 170 pounds!!! it's been a long time since I have been under 170...My husband is doing this with me and it has helped him doing it wi... Read more
Hello, I have been using this site to help with my health for about a month now. I did not lose a lot of weight but I think what Iím doing so far is better than nothing. :)
I used a competitorís site for about 2 years, and lost 45 pounds in tota... Read more
Whenever I start to feel bored with-food, exercise-whateverI try something new. Now have discovered do not like acorn squash but butternut squash and spaghetti squash I love. Don't like elliptical or stairclimber but like the elliptical beast as I ca... Read more
Try the interval program on the elliptical trainer. For 5 months I used the elliptical regularly in the 1 to 3 resistance level. I didn't think I could do more. Then I tried the interval program. I not only could I do it, but I burned far more calori... Read more
I know plenty of people who love their elliptical trainers—and there is plenty of reason to. The elliptical mimics the motion of walking or running but with very little impact on the joints. That means it's more comfortable for you to get y... Read more
If you attend workout classes regularly, then you probably know how a good instructor can help you get a really great workout. One of the things I love about fitness classes is that I tend to work harder, try more things and get a better workout than... Read more
The following story is one thatís been circulating for awhile. I believe it holds a very important message regarding appropriately setting priorities in our lives.
A professor of philosophy stood before his class with some items in front of him... Read more
I've struggled with this contraption for ages. A few minutes now and then with longer sessions at times. But, as a regular cardio challenge, I've not succeeded with this. However, today was my third day in a row. The first day was just 20 minutes... Read more
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