All Entries For you asked

You Asked: As a Beginner, How Often (and How Far) Should I Walk?

We go over how often you should be walking for exercise. The answer isn't the same for everyone, but our coach breaks it down in an easy-to-understand way!
Posted 5/1/2017  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 47 comments   410,397 views
Read More ›

Getting Started with Strength Training in 5 Easy Steps

Confused about how to start a strength training plan? Coach Nicole breaks it down into five simple steps so you can reach your goals!
Posted 4/8/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 62 comments   237,736 views
Read More ›

You Asked: Does Pilates Count as Strength Training?

Pilates can be a great workout. But can it substitute for traditional strength training? Certified Pilates instructor and personal trainer, Coach Nicole, weighs in.
Posted 3/28/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 50 comments   200,619 views
Read More ›

How Fasting Affects Your Health

Ever wonder how fasting for religious purposes affects your health and weight loss? Here's what really happens in your body when you fast.
Posted 3/27/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 14 comments   58,476 views
Read More ›

How to Prevent Muscle Loss When Losing Weight

Learn how the right diet and exercise changes can minimize muscle loss while you lose weight.
Posted 3/22/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 57 comments   239,339 views
Read More ›

You Asked: Can You Really Eat Too Much Protein?

How much protein is "too much" in a given day or over time? Our dietitian explains.
Posted 3/21/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 52 comments   155,702 views
Read More ›

8 Signs Your Cardio Workouts Are Doing More Harm Than Good

Can you do too much of a good thing? When it comes to cardio, the answer is yes...
Posted 3/19/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 54 comments   451,017 views
Read More ›

How Many Calories Does Strength Training Really Burn?

Learn how many calories you burn while lifting weights. Strength training is great for burning calories, and with our calculator you can see how many calories you burn!
Posted 3/13/2014  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 80 comments   2,053,213 views
Read More ›

Why Fruits & Vegetables Are So Good for You

Need a little motivation to make friends with the produce aisle? Here are four good reasons to add more fruits and veggies to your diet.
Posted 3/9/2014  12:00:00 PM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 25 comments   57,264 views
Read More ›

13+ Budget-Friendly Ways to Work Out at Home

You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a great workout! Here are some smart options you can do for little to no cost right in your living room!
Posted 3/7/2014  12:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 35 comments   133,407 views
Read More ›

Are 'Negative Calorie' Foods Real (or Too Good to Be True)?

"Eat as much of these foods as you want without gaining weight!" Sounds great, but is it true?
Posted 2/28/2014  6:00:00 AM By: Becky Hand : 44 comments   155,769 views
Read More ›

You Asked: Can Yoga Help Me Lose Weight?

Yoga has many mental and physical benefits--but is weight loss one of them? Get the truth about how yoga can affect your weight from renowned yoga expert Jennifer Kries.
Posted 2/21/2014  5:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 63 comments   276,350 views
Read More ›

You Asked: ''How Do I Create a Calorie Deficit or Burn More Calories Than I Eat?''

Learn how to burn more calories than you eat. Find all you need to know about creating a calorie deficit to lose weight. Get started in minutes!
Posted 8/18/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 42 comments   373,127 views
Read More ›

How Do I Find My One Rep Max?

Ever wonder how much weight you should be lifting? Here's a simple shortcut to help you find your strength-training sweet spot!
Posted 3/12/2013  12:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 34 comments   53,567 views
Read More ›

How Should I Train for a Mud Run?

Mud runs and obstacle races have exploded in popularity in recent years. Each race is different, so it's important to know exactly what you're getting into before you sign up.
Posted 3/11/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 83 comments   204,713 views
Read More ›

Read More Entries ›