"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice... Read more
Spending a good 60 minutes on the treadmill is a surefire way to make you feel accomplished. After completing the machine's fat-burning workout, you feel great and quite proud of yourself as you stare at the number flashing on the screen: 752 cal... Read more
If you’ve never tried a stair stepping machine (StairMaster, stair climber, etc.), you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stair stepper is a moderate-intensity option tha... Read more
Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for... Read more
I'm an 18 year old male, 200 pounds with a lot of fat: mostly in my gut, chest, and thighs, and almost no muscle. I do almost no exercise but am starting to eat healthier.
Where do I start?? I don't know what kind of exercises to do, and what is... Read more
Do you feel any after effects of a workout? O can feel it while I'm there, but am hour or so later it's as if I have never been - no tiredness of muscle ache. Am I not working hard enough?... Read more
My workout routine at Curves.At Curves they have a computerized personal trainer called Curves Smart and you have to keep your reps on the machine consistent and steadily improve on each machine by maintaining a green light on the machine when you ch... Read more
Want toned abs and a flatter stomach? If all the DVDs, workout gizmos and "belly-fat-burning" pills, books, and diets out there are any indication, we're obsessed with slimming down our midsections, and for good reason. A flat stomach n... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
So I managed to kick my butt all the way to the gym this morning.
The unexpected surprise...it was still mad crowded at 10am in the morning...I was expecting all of the little old ladies...but I didn't count on all of the stay at home moms who go t... Read more
So if you guys havent herd about the tony litle gazlle workout machine i sugest you listen. this machine has actually surprised me in the past few days. When i got this machine i did not think it was really going to work me out but to my surprise it... Read more
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