You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
Every bride-to-be wants to look her very best on her wedding day. Once you've found that perfect dress, you're probably working extra hard at sticking to a healthy diet and exercise plan. Our wedding dress workouts will help you focus on and... 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
This is the printable version of our 20-Minute Resistance Band Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
Chest Pull with Band
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SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and... Read more
I have an hour at lunch time and would like to start doing something active during that time. I went walking yesterday, at a fairly brisk pace in a winter jacket. The challenge I have is how to avoid coming back in from my break sweaty and especially... Read more
If I work out too close to bed, I have this issue. However, allowing more of a "cool-down gap" between working out and going to bed solves it. I usually allow about 4 hours between end of workout and bedtime (I eat supper and read during this time).... Read more
Several times in the past week I've been rudely rebuked for saying "happy holidays". I'm told "it's not happy holidays, it's Merry Christmas". My response, not if you don't celebrate Christmas. Why is this such a divisive issue? Why do people car... Read more
Looking for a newly banded lap band member . To go through our weight-loss journey together . I was banded on October 31 of 2014 and so far things of been going very well for me and I just want someone to explore their feelings and how they deal with... Read more
I keep a resistance band and a folder of Nicole's printable resistance band workouts in my drawer at work. It is easy to pull out and do on my breaks or even between calls when it is slow as I work night shift in a call center 317... Read more
Last week's fitness round-up blog featured eight lower body resistance band exercises. As mentioned earlier, resistance bands are a great investment to add to your fitness arsenal. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are quite convenient to tuck... Read more
Now that summer vacations are in full swing, many of us will be heading off to destinations that may not allow us access to equipment to help us maintain our strength training routines. Finding ways to integrate cardio activities into our time away... Read more
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