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
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
Congratulations! You’ve decided that this is the perfect time to finally get in shape. Have you priced out exercise equipment or gym memberships yet? If not, brace yourself for a bit of sticker shock! Getting in shape can take a significant chu... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
At the YMCA I did 35 minutes on a elliptical. I wasn't smart enough/didn't think to write down my total strides or strides per minute. But I did right down the distance the machine said I traveled. 1.99 What does that mean? It's a precor ellipti... Read more
Upped the level on my arc trainer workout this morning. Definitely got my heart rate up but I was ready for it. Typically do 60 mins, so did 30 on higher, 30 on lower, and 15 minute cool down. Nice to take it up a notch.... Read more
Ok, I have an elliptical machine (have had it for three years) but I can only do two minutes straight before I'm pooped and feeling lightheaded...I want to be able to do 30-60min daily, how should I build myself up? Hoping using it sheds the #... 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
For two years now I have been doing twenty four minutes of mild cardio on an elliptical trainer instead of getting into my car and going to McDonalds.As Im working my bod I honestly dont miss the greaseburgers. Think about it, years of foregoing a cr... 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
Actress Renée Zellweger is SELF magazine’s October cover girl. In the article, she talks about facing her fears, running for breast cancer awareness, and how her own brush with breast cancer (which turned out to be nothing more than a scare) only rei... Read more
Yesterday my husband purchased an elliptical trainer from Sears. I am planning to use it to put a jump start to my weight loss journey. I have been a member of Spark for such a long time, but have not really displayed or felt the SPARK in myself.... Read more
The following story is one that’s 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
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