"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
Hey all! I am stuck in a rut and need some suggestions. I prefer to wake up early and do my morning workout. Which is usually Zumba in my living room. I am already lacking a little energy but If I eat breakfast before I work out, I feel too full to d... Read more
Moving can be a super workout. All the walking back and forth, lifting miscellaneous things. Plus many folks find it's stressful. Don't sweat not getting to the gym! And good luck with your move!... Read more
this is great in general, and I can do most of it. However I have extreme knee issues including severely decreased ROM and extreme pain when kneeling do to advanced arthritis and bone spurs. Any suggestions on ways to achieve similar results with out... 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
Ok, so I've been to the gym more times than I can count but I need some quick help on machines that work shoulders, chest and back. I worked my arms yesterday, and can't do a leg day because my foot is out of commission for the next week. I know of... Read more
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