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
Started hard core working out (1.5 hours three times a week and on a 155p calorie diet) the first two weeks i ended up gaining weight so i felt defeated. The biggest problem i have is being satisfied when i eat. Any suggestions?... Read more
Does anyone work at night?
when do you eat your breakfast/lunch/dinner?
I work from 9-5am, I take my "lunch" @130am, but I have a hard time getting my meals in, I go straight to bed when I get home + I only get my "lunch" break at work..... 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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