You know that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack is touting the importance of the perfectly crafted mix tape? A tape that has to kick off with a killer track to grab attention, then take it up a notch, then cool it off a notch?
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Even the most dedicated exercisers suffer from fitness setbacks from time to time. Whether it's losing our workout mojo or over-scheduling ourselves, we're human (think: imperfect). But what if you could prevent those setbacks from ever ... Read more
Going to the gym and working out can get monotonous. The same machines, the same steps on the treadmill, it gets boring. Aside from changing gyms, what is something that can be done to make it a little more exciting each time you go? The answer i... Read more
“My uptown girl! You know I’m in love with an uptown girl!” As these lyrics pump through your headphones, it’s easy to forget that while Billy Joel sings to you, you’re actually running on the treadmill.&... Read more
You've probably heard of the fitness craze Zumba, a workout known as a dance fitness party. I originally tried Zumba with a friend by following a fitness DVD.
While the DVD was fun and the hip-swiveling moves were a blast (and effective at w... Read more
I use pickles as a workout recovery snack after I run. The salt helps rebalance lost electrolytes and they're yummy. My husband hates them, though...he calls them "cucumbers soaked in evil". lol... Read more
I recently discovered the cable workout system at my gym. I love the concept of it but I've only attempted on type of workout that is supposed to be for the core, the rotation. I looked it up online and read the do's and don'ts, but I feel like I don... Read more
Recently I figured out a great way to use SP and still get my exercise on. I put my computer on my dresser and play tunes. I dance during the fast songs and stretch during the slow. My dresser is the perfect height for me to still type/ use my mouse... Read more
Recently, I shared my half-marathon music playlist with you, and it got me thinking. While some of the songs on the list are newer hits, most of the music I run to day in and day out are anything but new. However, they are some of my favorite running... Read more
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Tonight on my MP3 player as I jumped on my trampoline and lifted weights:
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round
Eminem - Lose Yourself
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Britney Spears - Work Bitch
Katy Perry - Roar
Had a good day overall. Met... Read more
Having a Russian wife and having lived at various times in Africa, Asia, and Central America, I tend to have a rather eclectic music library. So, for my North American Spark Friends, here is a collection of...
THE BEST WORKOUT MUSIC YOU'VE NE... Read more
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