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 treat my workout like part of work (my gym is attached to my office). On weekends, I try to prep my lunches for a whole week so I can just grab-and-go. Dinner is usually something I can throw in a pan (taco salad, stir fry, etc) and have done quick... Read more
So I told my husband that we should work out now. It was 8:19. He did a few things and then stopped. -.- I told him to work out with me and he said, "working out every hour for me." Which makes me mad. He's not being supportive or a buddy. :(... Read more
I'm fairly new to SP. I'm a mom of three who works outside the home. My baby will be one next month. I'm ready to get back into shape. First goal is to lose 15#. I signed up for a 1/2 marathon in August but am having trouble getting my workouts in.... 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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