What is with all the weird looking toys you see in the gyms, sporting goods stores, and fitness magazines today? We see funny looking things like a cut-in-half stability ball called a BOSU. There are the small circular "pillow discs" that a... 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
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great to be inside the mind of a health and fitness expert, even just for a little while? You could learn the tricks of the trade, straight from the experiences in their own lives. Do what they do, make the healthy choices they m... Read more
Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pushup!
Pushups tend to be much easier for men, since they have greater muscle mass and strength than women. But you don't have to be G.I. Jane to master the &quo... Read more
Hello! I am a 45 year old German lady. I am planning to walk my first 5K by June 2015. I have bad knees since childhood and about 40 pounds to kiss goodbye. Looking for some buddies to check in with via Text or whatsapp on a regular Basis.... Read more
Hi - I am looking for a buddy who has had Gastric Bypass and can help me with daily accountability. I am 1 1/2 years out and have gained 15 lbs and struggling. My NUT wants me on 1300-1400 calories per day with 1/2 hour of exercise. I am a F 55+.... Read more
What a week! Last week was some week, but I am feeling pretty good about it. Work wise, it was BUSY! Personally, though, I feel very proud because I did NOT use my tiredness as an excuse to skip my workout! I even worked out an extra day!... Read more
I like to use a kettle bell instead of dumbbells because they make me have to try a little harder to balance. Their unique shape makes them easier to swing and do more exercises than the dumbbell.323322... Read more
One of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment found in the gym, or even in your own home, is the stability ball. Not only does it help you to build better core stabilization, while aiding in balance and flexibility, it also allows for a m... Read more
As you can imagine, SparkPeople employees are into health and fitness. And even though we are deskbound most of the day (like many of you), we try to make the best of it. You may have heard of people sitting on stability balls at their desks, as a wa... Read more
I thought I would share todayís workout that I just finished up. I previously wrote about the stability ball and its value in workouts. I especially like using the ball for my chest routines. When Iím working chest I get to use my two favorite pie... Read more
This is something that is meant to strengthen my core which will help with the belly fat.
Time will tell, but here is how crazy it looks and believe me ITS TIRING trying to keep your balance the entire time. LOL
I hope the poor... Read more
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