SparkPeople LA Fitness Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=20810 This team has been created for SparkPeople members who are also members of LA Fitness SparkPeople LA Fitness Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=20810 LA Fitness - La Habra, CA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20810x47180439 La Fitness - La Habra, CA Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:27:48 EST Any Minnesota Peeps? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x46733387 Anyone working out at LA Fitness in MN? Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:15:01 EST Hi new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20810x42385859 I live around the Indianapolis,IN area. I go to the LA fitness up in my home town. I would like to try to go around 3x's a week but lately I have been going 1 time every 2 weeks, but I really need to get back into it. I have been going to the gym since February with my mom and a friend of hers but then I got my own membership and they stop going, I put my mom on with me but she doesn't go like she use to. So I have been going by myself here lately and that is why I don't much. I would like to... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 18:35:36 EST Did your club get a big New Year Resolution crowd? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x38842552 I saw a few new faces at 5 AM this morning, and a lot more by the time I left at 6PM. I don't go in the evenings, but extrapolating from the morning increase and how much more crowded evenings usually are, I bet it'll be crowded for the next few weeks. <BR> <BR> How is your gym? Able to get the equipment and machines you want to use? Mon, 3 Jan 2011 13:22:23 EST Cindy Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20810x38216965 I have diabetes, gastric bypass surgery in September 2010. I do a mix of exercise. Water aerobics, recumbent exercise bike, and weight machines(not free weights). I have lost 46 pounds since May 2010. <BR> <BR> I just switched from YMCA to LA Fitness. There are some good things and some bad about each gym. I just went to my first water aerobics class at LA Fitness. Instructor was pretty good. She would have been better if she had gotten in the water to work out with us and only went up ... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 02:49:49 EST Team Goals - a question for you all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5043x20810x37925559 Has anyone got any personal goals they would like to see as team goals? <BR> <BR> Anyone any desires as to set a team goal? <BR> <BR> Do let me know as I will soon be changing them! <BR> <BR> GB-UK Sun, 14 Nov 2010 17:03:21 EST Do you take Classes at LA fitness? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x37925494 If so which ones? <BR> <BR> and which is your favourite? <BR> <BR> any that you would never go again to? <BR> <BR> Nosey Nora aka GB-UK Sun, 14 Nov 2010 16:59:27 EST Week 1 Weekly Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5043x20810x37671367 <em>192</em> <em>9</em> <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> 31st October - 6th November 2010 <BR> <BR> Post your weight loss for the week here so we can celebrate with you... and also the person that loses the most receives a spark goodie for their page. <BR> <BR> Have fun <BR> <BR> GB-UK Mon, 1 Nov 2010 18:21:23 EST Rest Day/s? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x37629920 D o you have a regular rest day or days from doing exercise? If so when are they? <BR> <BR> Or do you just alternate what body areas you are working on? <BR> <BR> What is your routine? <BR> <BR> GB-UK Sat, 30 Oct 2010 16:47:44 EST Weekly Weigh In Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5043x20810x37489501 <em>192</em> <em>193</em> <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> Once a week why not post how much your weight has changed..... and the team member with the highest loss gets a team goodie. <BR> <BR> Goodies given out on Sunday but you can weigh in any day - once a week only! <BR> <BR> Lets Do It! <BR> <BR> GB-UK Sat, 23 Oct 2010 15:00:27 EST Club Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x37489451 This is a place wehre we can chat about life, la fitness and have some laughter as well. <BR> <BR> Post often! <BR> <BR> GB-UK Sat, 23 Oct 2010 14:55:15 EST Emoticon your mood today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x37489422 <em>102</em> Sat, 23 Oct 2010 14:52:53 EST Ms MIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x30061603 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Sorry I've been so absent lately. I've got a lot going on in my life and it's been more than a little distracting. <BR> <BR> Time to remedy the situation! Hope everyone's doing well on their journey to better health. <BR> <em>244</em> <em>213</em> Tue, 1 Dec 2009 09:37:16 EST Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x29179076 How can there not be an LA Fitness in San Antonio TX??? <BR> <BR> I hate working out in the hotel exercise room. Two treadmills, one elliptical and a tv. woohoo <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Mon, 19 Oct 2009 20:15:14 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20810x29171071 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm finally ready to get serious about losing weight. I've tried several times in the past and always do well at first, but then eventually slip back into old habits and excuses. No more! <BR> <BR> My ultimate goal is to lose 77 pounds. <BR> <BR> Carolyn Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:42:39 EST Walk away from a bad mood! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x28285641 Attitude is everything! Check out this article on how to kick that bad mood to the curb! <BR> <BR> <link>ow.ly/oExD </link> Wed, 9 Sep 2009 10:48:14 EST Have You Ever Been Scammed At LA Fitness? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x27692307 I was totally scammed by an LA Fitness recruiter for training...he is no longer there but someone got wise to his scam! <BR> <BR> I was going to walk away from a deal of 72 sessions for $156/month (one year membership). He walked away and said "Maybe I can help you out." He came back and said "I talked to my manager and they said I can give you an additional 24 sessions." I agreed and signed up. That was back in Nov. Fast forward to July 28th...my trainer said "Oh...you only have 3 sessions ... Thu, 13 Aug 2009 23:41:05 EST OMG!!!! Shooting at LA Fitness Penn, PA!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x27485676 Did you all read about this?? This is terrible!!! I was also at LA Fitness today in CT taking my Spin Class. What's crazy is that the lights wouldn't go off today and I heard they wouldn't go off yesterday either. My prayers are with them. <BR> <BR> <link>www.cnn.com/2009/US/08/04/pennsylvan<BR>ia.gym.shooting/index.html </link> Tue, 4 Aug 2009 22:15:51 EST An Open Letter to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x27127927 (sorry if you already read this on another team) <BR> I just posted this as a blog, but I want as many of my Spark Sisters and Brothers as possible to see it. <BR> I'm so happy I'm giddy today....I've done what I set out to do, and more. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Just received an email from our HR training coach from my USA Fit training team. I'd sent him my VO2 Max graph, and he is going to plug in my training zones, and my anerobic zones, and give me some more detailed training to d... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:25:33 EST Getting your fiber! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x26502041 I got the info below from an email from The Hauser Diet (type=Bear). It's good general information as well so I thought I'd share. A link for the website is <link>hauserdiet.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * <BR> <BR> Foods To Help Clean Your Colon <BR> Kidney Beans: One of the most important nutrients in complex carbs is fiber. Not only does fiber help keep our bowels regular, but it can also aid in leveling our blood sugars. When ou... Mon, 22 Jun 2009 16:47:28 EST LA Fitness is pi$$ing me off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x25860812 I am so irritated! I signed up for 3 months of personal training. I was told that I should call when the last payment comes out to confirm there would be no more payments. Well I did and guess what! There was! I called (a month ago) and spoke to some chick who obviously didn't do her job & cancel the revolving payments! And the guy I talked to said "There's nothing I can do" So I said then I need to talk to the person who can, and he said that he was the top person there. OMG! So, he is sendi... Wed, 27 May 2009 18:39:24 EST Hidden Sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x25510460 Good article on SP - give it a read! Enjoy... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=616 </link> Wed, 13 May 2009 14:55:36 EST Sugar Devils http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x25292220 Did I get your attention? <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> I'm sure you've heard all this before but it's worth another read. As you learn and grow your understanding increases... <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading. <BR> <BR> * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ <BR> <BR> Soda Drinkers, Beware <BR> <BR> Studies now correlate an increase in certain health risks with soda consumption. For four years, researchers tracked the soda drinking habits of 50,000 women. When women went from dr... Tue, 5 May 2009 11:56:38 EST Am I able to put my account on hold? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x25267024 My fiance (Yes - I said fiance!!! We got engaged about 3 wks ago!!).... and I just bought a house, I haven't been to the gym in like 3-4 wks. I have been WAY to busy to even think about what to make for dinner let alone going to the gym!!!! <BR> I want to put my account on hold. I do not want to cancel it!! I think I will be able to return sometime in June or July. <BR> Does anyone know if I can do this? <BR> Thanks! <BR> Mon, 4 May 2009 15:14:45 EST Squeezing fitness into your day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x25266307 This was in an SP email - thought I'd share it for those who don't get the emails. Good ideas here! <BR> <BR> <BR> Squeezing in Exercise <BR> <BR> Do you feel more like a chauffeur than a parent? We all know that exercise is important for us to stay healthy, but between cooking, cleaning up, budgeting, homework help, and--oh, yeah--sleep, who has the time? <BR> <BR> Next time you feel too busy to exercise, try squeezing it in to your schedule with these tips: <BR> <BR> During Drive Time... Mon, 4 May 2009 14:49:42 EST Healthy Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x24732099 Are you signed up for sparkmail to your personal email account? From time to time there are 'Healthy Reflections' emails that really make me think and get me moving when I slow down. <BR> <BR> I'm going to share them here - if you see one in your email that I haven't posted, please feel free to do the same. Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:31:41 EST Hi I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20810x24595339 Hi My Name is Genise I've been a member at LA Fitness for 6 years just fell off track when i got pregnant 3 yrs ago now i'm back I've been going to the gym off and on for the past 3 yrs now I'm ready and sick and tire of being the fat girl. <BR> I started going back to the gym 4 times a week and when I don't go and constantly walking or exercising at home on On Demand. Well I'm from Pittsburg and I live in Georgia I'm Married to a loving husband and we also have 5 children my goal is to lose ... Fri, 10 Apr 2009 00:21:12 EST Question about classes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x24554445 Ok...this may be a bit silly, but I figured you all would be able to give me "real" answers! haha <BR> <BR> So, I've really been wanting to take a class or two, but, honestly, it's always been hard to workout in front of people, so it'll be a big step and I need to REALLY be prepared before I try... <BR> <BR> I need to know the ins and outs! hahaha <BR> <BR> Do you just show up at the right time for the class you want or do you need to sign-up? <BR> <BR> Is there anything specific you sho... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 16:05:39 EST How to slim down as you age (or stay that way!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x24401726 for your reading pleasure... <BR> <BR> <link>www.realage.com/ct/eat-smart/food-an<BR>d-nutrition/tip/8441 </link> Fri, 3 Apr 2009 13:34:09 EST Do you take classes @ LAF? Whats your favorite? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x24264239 I joined the gym for the weights but I keep looking over at the spin class...it's kinda calling me. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking I may sign up for one. Do you take any classes? What do you like? Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:33:34 EST 5 Foods that take years off your skin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x24175326 Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link>realage.typepad.com/youdocsdaily/200<BR>8/11/5-foods-that-take-years-off-your-<BR>skin.html </link> Fri, 27 Mar 2009 09:36:35 EST Changes to the Friend Feed - check it out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x23975092 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=sparkguy_spteam </link> Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:52:47 EST Body Fatometer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x23906941 LOL - Not sure what they actually call the thing. When I started working out with a trainer a year ago they had me grab this thing and hold it out with both hands, and it supposedly analyzed by body fat percentage. <BR> <BR> I'm debating about telling them to give it to me again, just to see where I stand. <BR> <BR> Did anyone else use this when they first started out with a trainer? <BR> <BR> Melody Wed, 18 Mar 2009 10:21:45 EST Foods that fight belly fat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x23845215 If you've got any, here's some info on helping to reduce it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.realage.com/ct/tips/8330 </link> Mon, 16 Mar 2009 11:54:07 EST Is there a runner hiding inside you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x23758987 Maybe you need to let him/her out! I was on the track team in high school (many many moons ago) and I ran a bit but I never liked it (I did field events). Now, I'm at the tail end of training for a 5k and while I'm not in love with running per se, I love how I feel once I get moving and after I'm done! <BR> <BR> If you want to see if there's a runner hiding inside you and wanting to be set free, why not try training for a 5K? This program (link below) eases you into running. You can repe... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 09:50:22 EST Banish belly fat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x23758222 Here's an interesting article for you... <BR> <BR> <link>realage.typepad.com/youdocsdaily/200<BR>8/05/6-things-you-di.html </link> Fri, 13 Mar 2009 09:28:23 EST Eating for Optimal Recovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x23743114 This was a question from Ask the Sports Dietitian on Runner's World!!! Thought you would find it helpful!!! <BR> <BR> Can you give us some tips on what to eat for optimal recovery and anything to help us not get injured? - Paige <BR> <BR> Paige, eating for optimal recovery is one of the most important strategies a runner should practice. To me, that means eating when you may not want to. Many runners make the mistake of waiting too long post-run to start the refueling process. But the enzy... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 18:10:30 EST Inspirational video! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x23728051 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1145 </link> <BR> <BR> mascara alert! this is pretty inspiring! Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:50:15 EST For the ladies...what's your happy weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x23515888 They don't do this kind of thing for the boys...I did it and was surprised that it's pretty accurate - for me, anyway. <BR> <BR> <link>www.self.com/calculatorsprograms/cal<BR>culators/happyweight/ </link> Thu, 5 Mar 2009 13:51:55 EST The key to sticking to it - for good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x23513547 I received the following email from a different website. I've edited it to make it generic and I think it can be applied to SP! <BR> <BR> ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ <BR> <BR> "The best time to start was last year. The second best time is right now." <BR> --Seth Godin, business guru and author of The Dip. <BR> Bubbles <BR> <BR> Week #1: Make Your Own Willpower <BR> Willpower isn't a you-have-it-or-you-don't thing. You can brew up your own and apply it to any ... Thu, 5 Mar 2009 12:34:41 EST Another great website: bodybuil ding.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x23510490 I love this site. I use it to shop (good prices & service/shipping) and there's inspiration abound. Have a look-see... <BR> <BR> <link>bodybuilding.com/ </link> Thu, 5 Mar 2009 11:12:58 EST March challenge - try something new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5043x20810x23346538 Here's one for me and all of you - once a week, try a new fruit or veggie you've never had. It's easy to go online or ask a friend to find different ways to prepare foods if need be. Just go outside your food box and try something new each week for the month of March! <BR> <em>291</em> <em>488</em> <em>45</em> <em>147</em> <em>258</em> <em>485</em> <em>267</em> Sat, 28 Feb 2009 18:01:07 EST Motivation all year long http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x23171289 <link>blogs.discovery.com/whyte/ </link> <BR> <BR> I'm always looking for ways to keep the fire burning. I came across the article above and thought I'd share. The ideas outlined are here on SP as well but there's more than one way to cook chicken, right? <BR> <BR> Enjoy! Mon, 23 Feb 2009 10:32:14 EST 25 Ways to Think Thin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x22906445 I'm sure we all know lots of these but there may be something you haven't thought of. Take a read: <BR> <BR> <link>health.discovery.com/centers/diabete<BR>s/ada/images/think-thin.pdf </link> <BR> <em>9</em> Sat, 14 Feb 2009 15:51:07 EST Trying to find the workouts the trainer taught me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x22652085 I went to the gym to see my PT on Wednesday. & I am trying to add the workouts we did to my SP Fitness log, but I cannot find them! Does anyone know of a good site to see pictures of workouts? I've been searching google for about 1/2 hour and still cannot find a good site. <BR> I can describe the workouts to you if you want, maybe you guys know the names? They are not the typical strength training workouts... they are more like lunges with the medicine ball being tossed back & forth, forcefu... Fri, 6 Feb 2009 14:04:59 EST Great website for healthy living: RealAge.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x22650365 I'm sure you have heard of the "YOU" books: You, the owner's manual, YOU on a diet... <BR> <BR> Well, there's a website, too. I found this site well over 10 years ago. I've revisited it from time to time but nowadays I'm on it regularly. There's a test you can take to determine whether your chronological age is more or less than your 'physiological age'. Just how you live your life - exercise, diet, vitamins, relationships - everything is in there and affects how your body ages. <BR> <BR> I... Fri, 6 Feb 2009 13:06:37 EST Motivational Quote of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x22650141 I love motivational quotes. Even the ones I've heard over and over, there's a reason why they stand the test of time. I'll be posting quotes that inspire me in some way or another. Feel free to post any you'd like to share as well! <BR> Fri, 6 Feb 2009 12:59:22 EST Another reason to live a healthy, active lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x22580101 The article below was on SP today. One of my goals for a few years now has been to lower my resting heart rate. Originally it was for superficial reasons. Since last year, it was for health reasons. <BR> <BR> I've lowered mine from @ 73 bpm to @ 56 bpm...I'm soooo psyched about it! <BR> <BR> Keep it moving, everyone! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=623767 </link> Wed, 4 Feb 2009 11:31:33 EST New to LA Fitness and the whole "gym world" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20810x22510054 Hi everyone! First of all...a little warning...I can talk ALOT! hahaha Especially when I'm excited about something, and I'm definitely excited now! <BR> <BR> Here's me in a nutshell. Help!...I'm in a nutshell... (had to!) <BR> <BR> I'm Melissa, 26 from Indianapolis. <BR> Being overweight/obese is all I've ever known. No matter what I had tried in the past. I have always been intimidated by gyms but I have always led a pretty active lifestyle. I LOVE sports! All kinds. Growing up, I was on s... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 12:20:04 EST Information and Motivation - reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x22509977 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=472 </link> <BR> above is a link to an SP article on lunch ideas...I'm always looking for ideas cause I tend to get stuck in a food rut. <BR> <em>498</em> <em>284</em> <em>210</em> <em>277</em> <em>492</em> <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>194</em> Mon, 2 Feb 2009 12:18:08 EST Superbowl Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5043x20810x22424582 Hey...this is a challenge I posted to one of my teams, and I'm going to pass it on to all of the teams I'm on for this weekend. Superbowl can be worse than Thanksgiving for eating! I doubt I'll make the total amount I want to, but it's something I can shoot for at least! <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Here is your challenge for the weekend. <BR> Estimate what you calorie intake will be Sunday afternoon and evening. Add 200 calories to that number. <BR> Now, between 5pm ... Fri, 30 Jan 2009 15:55:52 EST FitnessCoach Tip for January 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x22420099 Cutting Those Coffee Shop Calories <BR> <BR> Did you know that some of the yummiest coffee—think venti peppermint white chocolate mocha with whipped cream—contains almost 700 calories, while a small black coffee has just 10 calories? <BR> <BR> You can get your daily java jolt without derailing your diet. Try these tips: <BR> <BR> Go skinny. Ask for a "skinny" latte. This just means that your drink is made with skim milk instead of whole milk. You'll hardly taste the difference! <BR> ... Fri, 30 Jan 2009 13:26:14 EST FitnessCoach Tip for January 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x22388182 Fit Foods That Won't Break the Bank <BR> <BR> Ok, so you know you need to eat healthy foods. But how can you afford to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods every few days? Even worse, if you're single, it can be hard to eat all the food you buy before it goes bad. So what do you do? <BR> <BR> The trick is learning how long you have to eat specific foods before they spoil and buying only portions you know you'll eat before this happens. Other things to remember: <BR> <BR... Thu, 29 Jan 2009 14:20:00 EST SP Article on Flax - do you know the benefits? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x22348925 Have a read... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=451 </link> Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:57:42 EST FitnessCoach Tip for January 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x22346807 Traveling? Pack Wisely With These Tips <BR> <BR> Are you planning a trip, but worried you may fall out of your exercise routine? It'd be nice to hire a personal trainer to keep an eye on you, wouldn't it? But it's not like you can easily fit one of those in a suitcase! <BR> <BR> Here are some healthy tips to keep in mind while traveling: <BR> <BR> If you have time to kill at the airport, take a brisk walk, climb some stairs, and avoid the conveyor belts that move people through the termi... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:06:40 EST Sharing some inspiration! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x22312301 Check her out! <BR> <link>www.citypaper.net/articles/2006-08-0<BR>3/nake d.shtml </link> <BR> <em>84</em> Tue, 27 Jan 2009 12:39:57 EST FitnessCoach Tip for January 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x22310675 Your Workout Doesn't Have to End When You Leave the Gym <BR> <BR> Leaving the gym after a good workout feels great, doesn't it? Sure, you may be sweaty and hungry, but at least you know you put in some healthy effort. But sometimes, your hard work has to continue in order for you to see some amazing results. <BR> <BR> Keep up with your routine—even after it's over—with these tips: <BR> <BR> Plan your next workout routine. You will be determined and ready on your next visit to the gym.... Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:55:38 EST Eating clean(er) - avoid high fructose corn syrup! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x22308810 Processed sugar is bad: here's another reason to read labels before buying/eating! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=623456 </link> Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:09:58 EST Why I ROCK today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x22280832 Here's the place to visit daily to talk about that small thing or big thing or even the medium-sized thing you did well today. <BR> <BR> Get in your 8 glasses of water? Post it up! Eat fruit instead of candy? Let us know. Shared a dessert instead of eating it on your own? Tell us about it! Added that 5 extra minutes onto your cardio workout? We can't wait to read about it and cheer you on to your next accomplishment! <BR> <BR> Small changes made every day lead to big accomplishments. Here'... Mon, 26 Jan 2009 15:47:20 EST Hi - I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20810x22177695 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm kinda new to SparkPeople (just over a month) and new to the team but not new to the weight loss thing or to strength training. <BR> <BR> I made a commitment to myself about 9 months ago to make changes to my lifestyle and so far, it's going well. The last major change I needed to make was to join a gym - I hadn't been going for over 2 years and it was the missing piece for me - I love everything about working with weights and being in a gym. I've loved it since ... Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:38:09 EST New A New Team Leader!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x22042472 Good Afternoon Team!!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their Martin Luther King holiday (whether you have the day off or not)!!! <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> As some of you may have noticed, Debpads is no longer with us as a member or leader. I contacted her last week explaining due to time and training constraints, I would be looking for a new leader to replace myself and asking if she wanted to retain the leadership position solely or if I should find replacements for bo... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 16:23:18 EST Milk as Sports Replacement Beverage!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x21943034 Thought you might find this interesting!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.dairycouncilofca.org/Milk-Dairy/<BR>MilkReplace.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> Jackie!!! Fri, 16 Jan 2009 15:44:15 EST Hi Everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20810x21227708 Yes, I just joined LA Fitness in Saugus Massachusetts. It's really quite beautiful. Great facilities. I'm working with a trainner. Would love to meet other members from my area. Robbin Sun, 28 Dec 2008 13:45:18 EST My Team I Have Missed You All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x20671426 Hey there team how is everyone doing??? I am glad to say that I am back online and in my new Condo!!! Feeling really good these days, however I still have my gym on freeze until the beginning of the year. Money is tight and with Christmas and gifts I just thought that I should start fresh in '09. So having said that I just wanted to pop in and say hello to you all and tell you that I am so happy that you are all staying on it... Keep up your hard work! Wed, 3 Dec 2008 18:37:03 EST new workout schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x20332250 Well I was getting used to my after work schedule and was able to go to the gym about 5-6 nights a week. Then I got laid off and we made the desicion for me to be a SAHM. Now I have to adjust my schedule to work out during the day but there are so many choices now I have to redo my schedule. I am trying to find the silver lining to this whole economy thing. Wed, 19 Nov 2008 11:00:22 EST Personal Trainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x20166779 I was wondering if any of you have a personal trainer at LA Fitness. I signed up for a year (72 sessions plus an extra 24) <BR> <BR> If so...how have your sessions been? Wed, 12 Nov 2008 23:46:48 EST She's Gone :( I need to find her http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x20121646 I was really into the Aquafit classes at one of my locations and then I decided to try the Latin Impact class and I looked forward to that class every Monday. It was sooooooo fun and the instructor had us jumping all over the place and dancing. Well 2 mondays ago a new dude showed up. I thought I would give it a try. Didn't like it at all. So yesterday I did a bike next to the door of the class to see who would be there and it was the guy. I thought again I will give him a try but hung ... Tue, 11 Nov 2008 14:17:05 EST Did you BLOG today?!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x19697287 Post the link here... Mon, 27 Oct 2008 13:34:07 EST Emoticon your mood today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x19079116 It is as simple as that. No explination needed! Sun, 5 Oct 2008 20:31:09 EST Do You Have "Food Frenemies"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x18800884 Good Morning TEAM!!! <BR> <BR> I stumbled on this story and thought it would make a great topic for discussion!!! Check out the video…it’s about 3 ½ minutes but so relevant to making lifestyle changes!!! Sorry about the commercial at the beginning…I’m not endorsing that cereal product!!! LOL!!! <BR> <BR> <link>madelynfernstrom.ivillage.com/health<BR>/2008/09/secret_dieting_do_you_have_fo<BR>o.html?dst=rss%7CMSNBC_Today_Health </link> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day!!! <BR> <BR... Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:52:24 EST Anyone Else Watching Biggest Loser!?!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x18616252 I know I'm a few days late but things have been busy!!! LOL!!! I finally watched the 1st episode that I had recored!!! <BR> <BR> What do you all think...any favorites yet??? <BR> <BR> Jackie!!! Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:30:42 EST What Have You Done Today To Make You Feel Proud! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5043x20810x18523076 Okay to tonight it the beginning of this seasons Biggest Loser Families. Well I am a fan of the show, in fact that was the show that pushed me to begin this journey, I even paid to join their website for a while and was losing weight! Not saying I'm not happy here. I love it here and will never leave, but I wanted to make a connection with the program and our team so I thought we could do a Motivational Challenge and ask ourselves that very question and then share your answer on this threa... Tue, 16 Sep 2008 10:20:06 EST One Day Challenge!!! Do You Have a Plan!??!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5043x20810x18011368 See my blog for details!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1426022 </link> Wed, 27 Aug 2008 13:30:40 EST The Cardio Breakdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x17981995 I was recently doing so research on weight loss and effective cardio workouts. I wanted to share a little of what I found. Some of this may be iformation you already know, and maybe not. I thought it would be a good idea to put it out there again and start a thread so that if there is any other information that some of you would like to share we can do so here. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> what you burn, when you burn it, and how you burn it. <B... Tue, 26 Aug 2008 13:46:09 EST Personal Training....? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x17968864 Anyone have an LA Fitness personal trainer? <BR> <BR> I worked out with Mike at the Universal City location in So Cal tonight. <BR> <BR> Best workout ever!!!! <BR> <BR> I was sweating and hating him but by the time I was done, I was so excited to come back for more. <BR> <BR> I think I'm going to leave my p/t and use the LA Fitness trainers instead. Tue, 26 Aug 2008 01:55:21 EST How Many Login Points Did You Get Today?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x17852100 Hey Team, <BR> I thought it would be fun to list how many points the login wheel gives you. Just something for us to do as a team for fun. <BR> <BR> Today I got 4 points. <BR> <BR> Thu, 21 Aug 2008 09:48:03 EST OWWWW-- Maybe just maybe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x17430478 Worked on the legs and some abs yesterday. My Personal Terrorist was ruthless. squatting for 30 seconds, plank position for 30 seconds, step ups, lunges. all caused pain but not in a bad way. I never realized that I was in that bad of shape. Woke this morning feeling revived and maybe, just maybe a little more of my waist formed. maybe just maybe, my thighs appeared tighter, my upper arms appeared tighter. maybe just maybe I have a little more stamina. <BR> Tomorrow the aquafit class ... Wed, 6 Aug 2008 13:45:18 EST The magic formula for keeping off lost weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x17177555 <link>www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/stor<BR>y/RTGAM.20080729.wlweight29/BNStory/sp<BR>ecialScienceandHealth/home </link> <em>186</em> Tue, 29 Jul 2008 15:16:12 EST Share Your Favorite Salad Ideas!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x16985761 Good Morning Ladies!!! <BR> <BR> I have a big salad most days for lunch because they are quick, easy and a great way to get in lots of veggies and fruits as well as use up leftovers!!! <BR> <BR> I have come up with some "crazy" combinations that were actually very good!!! I thought I can't be the only one that puts together interesting salads and wanted to hear some of your favorites!!! <BR> <BR> Most of my salads have the same basic base depending what I have in the house...there is usua... Wed, 23 Jul 2008 16:56:09 EST Personal Goals for July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x16404404 Anyone care to join me in listing your goals for this month? Maybe come back to the thread on a regular basis (I use my Spark calendar to enter reminders for challenges and threads I want to come back to) for updates on how you are doing? <BR> <BR> My goals for July <BR> <BR> Minimum of 2 ST sessions a week, one with trainer one on my own...that doesn't include my nightly crunches (that I've been slacking on!) <BR> <BR> Minimum of 1000 minutes cardio (I've been really slacking there too!... Fri, 4 Jul 2008 12:12:47 EST It works If You Work It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x16136534 I posted a "huddle" a moment ago...it says "3 More Lbs." No, I don't have 3 more lbs to reach my ultimate goal. I have 3 more lbs to go to reach 100 lbs lost. It has taken me 5 years to reach that, with lots of pitfalls and ups and downs along the way. <BR> I started out at Curves in 2003 after a trip to the beach where I climbed a set of stair from the beach up to the boardwalk area, and had to stop after every few steps to catch my breath. I was at 230 (or more) lbs, and wore a size 22/XXL.... Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:27:21 EST IT'S TIME FOR A BACK TO BASICS CHALLENGE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5043x20810x15823131 Good Morning Everyone!!! <BR> <BR> You have all been patient and now it’s time to see if you are strong enough, committed enough, determined enough and maybe even frustrated enough to take on a challenge! For the next 30 days we each have the opportunity to see what we are capable of. Let’s go back to the beginning, the very basics of what we learned here on Spark People. That is our BACK TO BASICS CHALLENGE!!! <BR> <BR> This challenge has been adapted from challenges on other Sparkpeopl... Sun, 15 Jun 2008 09:51:17 EST Gym Rants! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x14982145 Ok, I have been a member at LA Fitness for over 3 years now, and I still cant get over the rude people who have no gym etiquette. <BR> <BR> This time it was yoga class. This woman who was at the gym early and managed to set up her mat front and center and then left only to come into class 5 min late and made sure the rest of us knew she was there. She stomped to her mat and sat down loudly. How Rude! <BR> <BR> Another complaint is when the fan is blowing on all the members using the el... Fri, 16 May 2008 17:58:46 EST Start Your Own Personal Streak!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5043x20810x14978133 Hello Team!!! <BR> <BR> I have been talking about my CLEAN SINK STREAK for 82 days now!!! Let me explain how this started, why it is important and how it applies to US now!!! <BR> <BR> I received a Sparkmail from UrbanMommy (one of the leaders of the Eating Clean team) 83 days ago. In that mailer she made the connection between having a clean sink (Flylady concept) and eating clean (Tosca Reno’s concepts)!!! Her explanation made so much sense to me I adopted a CLEAN SINK CHALLENGE of my o... Fri, 16 May 2008 14:44:23 EST Heart Rate Monitors? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x14881287 Any one else use one? I just got one because I was never sure how much I was burning. A sad realization... I wasent burning as much as I thought, even though I am consistantly in my target HR zone! Ouch! Tue, 13 May 2008 10:46:12 EST What was your LA Fitness workout today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x14679026 Today I did bodyworks for 60 min and also cardio kickboxing for 60 min! What did you do? Mon, 5 May 2008 23:09:20 EST Declare Your Goals for May!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5043x20810x14365325 Good Morning Ladies!!! <BR> <BR> As some of you may have noticed, we have a new TEAM GOALS section on our team page!!! Sparkpeople, being a goal based program, has created this new feature to help motivate us and encourage us to work as a team to reach certain lifestyle goals!!! In keeping with that mindset, I have posted 3 very basic goals for the month of May!!! <BR> <BR> 1. Do at least 30 minutes of CARDIO 5 times per week <em>182</em> <em>231</em> <em>108</em> <em>185</em> <BR> ... Fri, 25 Apr 2008 14:16:28 EST Let's Get Physical!!! How Active Were you Today!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5043x20810x14049641 Good Morning Ladies!!! <BR> <BR> I wanted to start a thread where we could post our daily workouts whether they were at the gym or not!!! <BR> <BR> 4/14 <BR> <BR> 3 mile run on the treadmill <BR> 45 minutes ST focusing on upper body, abs and back <BR> <BR> 4/15 <BR> <BR> 45 minutes stationary bike <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day and I hope to see all your great workouts!!! <BR> <BR> Jackie!!! <em>185</em> Tue, 15 Apr 2008 12:41:54 EST Which LA Fitness do you work out at??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20810x13946444 Share your home club information...it might be helpful to someone who is traveling and need to find a LA Fitness in a new town!!! Fri, 11 Apr 2008 18:32:00 EST What's New and Exciting~~ ~~Check-in or Chat!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x13946382 Want a place to check in or chit chat.. this is the spot!!! Need a place to vent...here it is!!! Need a place to share your latest news...you found it!!! <BR> <BR> Pop in anytime and share whatever is on your mind!!! <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Apr 2008 18:29:31 EST Share your Goals and Progress Reaching Them http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5043x20810x13946124 This is a great place to share your short term workout goals and follow your progress reaching them!!! Fri, 11 Apr 2008 18:18:22 EST Tell us a little about Yourself!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x20810x13946070 Please take a moment to introduce yourself ... Fri, 11 Apr 2008 18:16:02 EST Other Sports and Activities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x13946016 What other sports or activities does your gym offer.... Fri, 11 Apr 2008 18:13:31 EST Classes~~~ ~Aerobics, Yoga, Pilates, Kickboxing!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x13945979 What classes do you take.... Fri, 11 Apr 2008 18:11:46 EST Free weights or Machines??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x13945951 Share your workout routines here... Fri, 11 Apr 2008 18:10:27 EST How much CARDIO do you do??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x20810x13945925 Hello Everyone!!! <BR> <BR> Here is a place to share your cardio workouts!!! <BR> <BR> Do you use the treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike or something else??? <BR> <BR> How much cardio do you do...how long and how often??? <BR> <BR> Share your workouts and let's progress and improve together!!! <BR> <BR> Jackie!!! <BR> Fri, 11 Apr 2008 18:09:01 EST Timing is Important http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5042x20810x13945553 I got this information from Coach Dean's Blog and thought you might find it helpful!!! <BR> <BR> Timing Is Important <BR> <BR> When you eat certain kinds of foods can play an important role in how your body uses that energy. <BR> <BR> FACT No. 1: Your internal chemistry is especially primed to use carbohydrates to replace muscle fuel right after a bout of vigorous cardio exercise or strength training. <BR> <BR> CONCLUSION: Eating your favorite higher-carb foods right after you finish ... 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