Are you sick of the same-old cardio machines at the gym? Bored by the treadmill? Tired of the elliptical? Can't stand to do another mile on the stationary bike or another flight on the stair climber? Well, then, it's time you head over to the... Read more
Kettlebells were practically unheard of in North America until recently, but now exercising with a bowling-ball-shaped weight with a handle is the newest fitness trend. Used by fitness enthusiasts, collegiate athletes, and pro sports teams alike, mor... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great to be inside the mind of a health and fitness expert, even just for a little while? Now you can! Below, your favorite SparkPeople experts share the secrets of their healthy lifestyles. Just like you, they have to deal with... Read more
As a working mom with three kids at home, mornings are always hectic. Getting everyone up, fed, dressed and out the door takes precision timing and a level of organization that most businesses couldn’t match. And while I insist my children have... Read more
Sometimes when we miss a workout, we know full well that we are just making "the dog ate my homework" types of excuses that wouldn't fool anyone—not even you! But then there are the times when we have a valid reason for skipping a... Read more
Good Morning! I am new to Spark! I am 48 years young, looking for some great friends to share in this journey ! I have come aong way with losing weight and living a healthy life style! I slip backwards periodically and here I am trying to refocus!... Read more
Making it work Monday-I am going to spend some time today planning food and movement for this week. Do any of you do this on a weekly basis? Do you find it a helpful practice that keeps you on track and utilizes your time more efficiently?... Read more
When working out first thing in the AM what is the best thing to eat for breakfast? Also know that I am heading right to work after the gym and don't have access to a stove and I have less than 15 min. to make a meal.... Read more
Self hate is starting to take in so I am listing things I like about myself. One is that I am good at writing. I am also pretty smart, I am able to tread water for a long period of time and I am a good cook. Anyone else suffering, list good things :)... Read more
In October 2011 I was not able to complete a 5K walk that incorporated walking up 1000 steps (the annual Bisbee 1000, AZ). The next day I set out to lose 65 pounds and increase my strength and endurance so I can go back in 2012 and complete the walk... Read more
During the last few years, ultra-intense workouts have been gaining popularity—and not just among athletes or hardcore exercisers who are gluttons for self-punishment. Even the relatively unfit and overweight are jumping at the chance to push t... Read more
"Let's try this," the email from my roommate said. Attached was a Groupon deal that was certainly intriguing -- 20 CrossFit classes for $20 at a studio quite close to where I live. And considering I'd been interested in trying Cross... Read more
I hope you all have been well! It's been a bit since I posted last. I honestly haven't been on SP much, or doing much fitness.
I've still been having a lot nights when I wake up and feel like someone is in my room. I think some p... Read more
A rebuttal to the ridiculous, negative comments I receive on my blog regarding Crossfit.
I was going to preface this with "not to sound cocky..." but I'll admit to being a little bit cocky, and I'm prepared to back it up...so no disclaimer need... Read more
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