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
I need help. I am around 5'5" and 193 pounds. Nothing I have tried works to loose the stomach weight. I have yoyo dieted for years, and now my weight is only rising. I feel terrible. What can I do? (I'm female)... Read more
I am having a very bad morning. Woke up to 8 oz gain and inches gain in some areas. I have kept in my calories and worked out everyday. The only difference is I went a little more in my calorie range yesterday. I keep trying to tell myself it has to... 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
All this rump needs a good comfortable stability ball. And I'm going to get me one, some new dumbbells, and a yoga mat. I have a lot of videos, they just show all after results but never what they looked like before they got those new bodies. I;m det... 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
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