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OLGA18 SparkPoints: (12,378)
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6/11/13 4:16 A

I think they're awesome. I, too, often do 2 or 3 in a row.
It's an easy way to mix things up a bit!

MCFHARPIST SparkPoints: (37,853)
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6/11/13 1:01 A

OMG, I completely transformed my body exclusively with free Sparkpeople workout videos. I chose the Official Bootcamp Challenges. Did ten consecutive month long bootcamps. I kid you not. They turned my body into a lean machine after a lifetime of being a chunky monkey.

Spark On!

DNIELING Posts: 23
6/10/13 11:24 P

I have all the videos and really like them. I'm not usually a morning exerciser but find that doing one 10 minute video each morning kick starts my day.

MELJONES3478 SparkPoints: (15,754)
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6/10/13 2:26 P

I think the videos are great. They have some for begginers, advanced and everything in between. All types of exercises...I love them!

CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (78,215)
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6/10/13 10:44 A

I think the videos here are fantastic. I often do a few 10 minute videos in a row for a workout.

LISS741 SparkPoints: (27,095)
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6/10/13 9:36 A

I've gotten a really great workout from some of the videos. A few of them I really broke a sweat on lol

PAULAROSE65 SparkPoints: (3,068)
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6/10/13 7:32 A

Actually I've been working out for about 5 months now. I had been doing the bootcamp challenge on here, and was using the videos from here, for that challenge. But I am now done with that, and just trying to figure out what I want to do next... I just wasn't sure if the cool down and stretching in between each video, would be beneficial to the cardio...I do think I am gonna change up my routine some tho. Thanks for the response....

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (143,140)
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6/9/13 2:22 P

PAULAROSE6,

Why not watch the videos before trying one ? Here's the thing, you won't hinder your efforts at long term good health if you start/stop the video to practice the moves. If you've been sedentary for a very long time, you want to slowly ease into a routine. Don't try to do too much too soon. start with the simple things you CAN do. With time and regular practice, you will see an increase in strength and endurance.

But you have to start slowly. Why not take a daily walk too ? Cardiologists will tell you that taking a 30 minute walk each day can reduce your risk for heart disease by over 30%. not bad for a 30 minute walk. There are members who will tell you how they lost 100+ pounds just by walking and watching what they ate.

Are you healthy enough to take a daily walk ? If so, why not start with 30 minutes ? If 30 minutes seems like too much, start with 10 minutes. Walking for 10 minutes three times a day still adds up to a 30 minute walk. You can break your workouts up into shorter segments and still get all the health benefits.

Will working out for 10 minutes hinder your weight loss ? NOPE. why ? When it comes to weight loss, what matters most is what we eat. Good nutrition is what takes the weight off and keeps it off. Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit and healthy. In short, you can't outrun a bad diet with exercise. If you want to lose weight, you have to eat right first.

Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit and you really can do whatever you want. As the PP noted, if you want to be healthy inside and out, you want to make your day a bit more active. You can do Coach Nicole's videos. watch them before you decide to do them so that you learn the moves. Take a daily walk. ride your bike. work in your garden. go bowling. go dancing. take a martial arts class.

There really are lots of different things you can do to become more active. Coach Nicole's videos along with a daily walk would be a good place to start.


ANGELCITYGAL SparkPoints: (30,192)
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6/9/13 12:17 P

The important thing is to get yourself moving and keep moving. So if you want to do a 30 minute workout, yes, it's perfectly fine to repeat the video right away for one or two more times.

I often use the Spark videos when I'm looking for a change or a quick workout. Your plan sounds like a good one to me!

PAULAROSE65 SparkPoints: (3,068)
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6/9/13 10:50 A

I am unsure if it's ok to do a 10 min cardio video from the Sparks page, (coach Nicole cardio kickboxing for instance) stop and then start up again on either the same video or another cardio one. Not sure if it's healthy or if you'd see the same results if say you were doing a 30 min cardio DVD straight thru....
Any ideas????

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