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Treadmill suggestions

We are in the market for a treadmill and trying to figure out the best one. [more inside]
posted by Greenlight2b on Feb 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Excercise bike recommendations?

What are some good models of home exercise bikes that are 1) quiet, 2) compact, 3) reliable, and 4) reasonable priced? What are some good local shops for them in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Aug 3, 2013 - 4 answers

Weight loss, excercise, and calories?

I am a 56-year-old woman who needs to lose around 50 pounds. I'm going to the gym almost every day, and using the app LoseIt to count calories. I am shooting for a 2-pound-per-week weight loss, and the app says my daily calorie intake should be 1300. How do I compensate for gym time? [more inside]
posted by raisingsand on Jul 25, 2013 - 21 answers

I got it! I got it! I got it! I don't have it!

Following the numerous recommendations here for Starting Strength, I've been at it for a month or so, and have joined a proper weight lifting club as well. But is there a similarly simple program for grip strength? [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Feb 24, 2013 - 12 answers

Hold on while I catch my breath

Conditioning, Stamina, Endurance...5k in 30 days! [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Mar 21, 2012 - 9 answers

How can I make my bike ride harder while staying indoors, saving cash, and not missing TV chatter?

Is there any way to increase the workout difficulty or decrease the noise from a hand-me-down air-resistance based exercise bike? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Jan 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Wants to click to get fit & maybe boogey-down

Where do I find free on-line excersize videos besides YouTube? [more inside]
posted by Ys on Dec 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Look great! Feel awful!

How Do I Gym? So, I got a few free months at a local gym and I'm making myself go three times a week but I'm having a few issues relating to concentration and mood. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Apr 17, 2010 - 26 answers

i am fat and happy, and want to be less fat and more happy

lazy slacker who dislikes people wants to start home fitness routine. the wii and some "move your butt" titles are less money than, say, a nordic track, but... [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Oct 13, 2009 - 32 answers

Where can I learn to dance just for fun?

I'm looking for a dance studio where I can learn modern dance choreography, but not necessarily for a recital. I'm in central NJ. [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Jun 8, 2009 - 1 answer

Optimal dog walk: vary route or not?

I walk my eight-year-old boxer every day. I vary the route among a set of 4 or 5 possibilities--different directions, incline, etc. I do this a) because I like variety and b) I have been assuming the dog likes variety, too. Is that true? Or does a dog prefer, for some reason, to stick to one familiar route?
posted by everichon on Jan 26, 2009 - 16 answers

How can i attach a laptop to a treamdill?

Does anyone know of a product, or a DIY method to attach a laptop to a treamdill? It has to be portable. [more inside]
posted by PlayWithFire on Dec 30, 2008 - 12 answers

How to get ripped?

What are some basic exercises to get ripped in the style of Fight Club Brad Pitt or Tupac, not the steroid style Arnold/body builder type? [more inside]
posted by four panels on Dec 16, 2008 - 27 answers

Getting in shape for a dance?

I have about a week to get in shape to do a 6 minute choreographed dance. What exercises will help me with endurance? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Dec 6, 2008 - 7 answers

Couch to 5K for bikes?

Is there a bicycling version of Couch-to-5k / 100 push ups? I'd like to do a century ride. I like goals and metrics set out for me in advance. Please lead me.
posted by one_bean on Sep 25, 2008 - 11 answers

10k Preparation

I just signed up for a 10k on October 12th and I'm trying to figure out whether or not I'm going to be ready to do it. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Aug 30, 2008 - 10 answers

Fatty, fatty, 2x4...

What diet is right for me, and how do I stick to it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2008 - 38 answers

"I love drinking those!"

Help me get ready for a Pilates class! [more inside]
posted by rossination on Dec 29, 2007 - 10 answers

If she wants to dance and drink all night...

How can I turn DDR: The Hottest Party (for Wii) into the main activity in a get-your-fat-butt-off-the-couch and move around routine? [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Dec 10, 2007 - 13 answers

Increase my self-discipline? How?

Bolstering self-discipline: I'm stuck in a cycle of knowing that I need to make exercise a regular part of my life. At this point I can only go to the gym right after work during the week. I can also sneak in exercise on weekends. The problem? I cannot seem to maintain any kind of routine for more than 2 or 3 weeks. [more inside]
posted by DrGirlfriend on Oct 31, 2007 - 24 answers

How accurate is the calorie counter in DDR games?

How accurate is the calorie counter in DDR games? [more inside]
posted by aznhalf on Apr 9, 2007 - 18 answers

Under pressure

I think I have the flu. Should I stay in bed or run 5K?
posted by four panels on Dec 11, 2006 - 15 answers

Why do I sometimes taste blood when I exercise strenuously?

Why do I sometimes taste blood when strenuously exercising? [more inside]
posted by cramer on Nov 3, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me lose my double chin.

Are there any excercises you can do to lose fat on your face? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2006 - 13 answers

How can I continue to drink beer and yet stay thin?

How can I continue to drink beer and yet stay thin? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Aug 7, 2006 - 24 answers

I need a drill sargeant to make me get fit.

How can I develop a healthier lifestyle despite my significant lack of initiative? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Jan 25, 2006 - 39 answers

Portable gym?

My job requires me to travel roughly 1 week out of 4. While I enjoy this, it seriously interferes with my workout schedule. What exercises can I do with equipment that will fit in a large suitcase and won't disturb the neighbors?
posted by ttrendel on Jan 19, 2006 - 20 answers

pre-run eating

Should I eat breakfast before or after my morning run? [more inside]
posted by brautigan on Jan 14, 2006 - 15 answers

Excercise playlist suggestions?

I'd like to put together a rocking playlist for exercising. Suggestions, please. [more inside]
posted by Finder on Jan 7, 2006 - 29 answers

How do I learn fencing?

So after reading The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon, I've become interested in learning fencing. [more inside]
posted by corpse on Jun 15, 2005 - 15 answers

Pedometer advice wanted

a) Anyone have a particular make/model of pedometer they like? b) Are they very reliable? I don't mean survey-grade reliable, but even for rough distance estimation? c) Calibration tips?
posted by everichon on May 13, 2005 - 8 answers

does stretching work?

Does stretching work? Does it increase flexibility in adults or just maintain it? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on May 11, 2005 - 24 answers

How much excercise can you get from manual labor

Unti fairly recently I excercised fairly frequently. Due to having less and less free time, and more and more opportunities to do manual labor, I'm wondering how to estimate the amount of excercise I'm getting from various kinds of Hard Work. [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on May 3, 2005 - 7 answers

30-minute exercise video recommendations

I am looking for a 30-minute exercise video that I can do in the morning before work. I have one that I like that combines Pilates and aerobics, but it's an hour long and I can't spend that much time. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Apr 3, 2005 - 11 answers

How can I make my stomach look nice without sit-ups?

How can I make my stomach look nice without sit-ups? (MI) [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on Sep 8, 2004 - 19 answers

Weight-loss Tracking

Any good exercise/weight-loss diaries out there? I'm working out these days, and would like to track my progress (if any!) both in terms of weight loss, endurance training and weight lifting. Any suggestions? Online services or downloaded software are both fine.
posted by dagny on Jun 3, 2004 - 7 answers

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