I'm currently 22 weeks pregnant and am wanting to start some kind of muscle building exercise to help prepare me for (a hopefully unmedicated) childbirth. I have some health problems which place limitations on the types of exercise I can do. [more inside]
I liked capoeira a lot, but my wrists did not. Are there any other martial dances? Or schools that take a martial art like tai chi but do something dance-y with it?
Is it worth my time/energy to complain to my hospital about negative interactions with a Dr. 18 months ago? I had complained several times previously to the Dr's office with no response, but new information has come to light that makes me even more irritated, since I found a document they gave me that misstates my height by 10 inches (4'11" instead of 5'9"), putting my BMI at 32, which explains why she lectured me on being fat. [more inside]
When we first met, my boyfriend was overweight and drank too much (by his own account). Four months into our relationship, he's changed quite a bit: he goes running, eats healthier, and drinks way less. He says I make him want to be healthier -- which is great. But I'm worried that this is just new-relationship energy, and that he'll slide back into old patterns once we're more used to each other. [more inside]
What are the best stretches I can do or device I can buy in order to stretch while I'm bed ridden for a week? [more inside]
Why strength training, and what to do? I've been taking advantage of my free gym membership a lot more lately and I see people lifting weights a lot. I do the elliptical and the "Nautilus"-type machines, but I've gotten the impression that the barbell-style stuff is better for me. Is this true, and if so, how do I go about this? [more inside]
How do I stretch properly [before Ultimate Frisbee]? How do I not pull my groin again? [more inside]
I am pretty fit but I SUCK SUCK SUCK at push-ups. Can you help me? [more inside]
Got (what I think are) shin splints. Now what? [more inside]
I am interested in getting a referral to a physical therapist after pregnancy--I have some questions about how to go about it. [more inside]
What is a cat toy / thing i can make that will keep my cat exercising all day at home? [more inside]
Are there good programs out there that will help me stay fit without getting bored when I'm not participating in a team sport or working towards a specific goal? I'm willing to pay a small amount or make investments in equipment, but ideally the monthly cost should be less than a gym membership. [more inside]
Thanks to Sandy, it'll be a couple of months before I have access to a gym. If I describe my usual barbell routine below the fold, can anyone recommend bodyweight exercises that target approximately the same muscles without any equipment? [more inside]
I'd like recommendations for books, sites, or online or downloadable videos for gentle yoga or similar exercises for increasing flexibility, that I can do at home, starting at rank-beginner level. [more inside]
Please share your recommendations for ladies sweat-wicking exercise socks. [more inside]
Looking for stretching recommendations for intense weight training program [more inside]
What are some good low time-commitment exercises that are more interesting than simply running? [more inside]
Do you know of a good rep counter app or device? [more inside]
If exercise is so good, why do so many ex-sports people have skeletal ailments? [more inside]
What kind of shoes should I get for walking -- and hopefully eventually running -- on a treadmill? [more inside]
Living in Shinjuku, Japan. I have been rather stressed lately due to a variety of factors. Please help me find both exercise locations (cheap gyms, jogging routes) and inexpensive (but decent) counseling/therapy around the Shinjuku, Japan area. [more inside]
Tips for urban cycling as aerobic/cardio workout? [more inside]
I'm fat. I want to take an exercise class that meets 2-3 times a week to help with weight loss and have fun doing something active. What class should I take? [more inside]
Seeking info on nutrition/exercise routine for a Woman who wants to see more definition (and has so far failed at her attempts)
Please help a woman gain some muscle. [more inside]
How can I keep from passing out and vomiting during workouts? [more inside]
Hi -- looking to retire soon but am planning to continue working. Interested in a job that is more physically active -- most likely part time and in the AM. I searched for similar questions in the archives -- this one comes very close. Working in a bar or at UPS probably not for me -- hoping to find something that keeps me moving -- perhaps walking 2-3 miles per day. Any suggestions? Thanks!
What kind of exercises should I be doing to get more energy throughout the day? [more inside]
Customizable fitness gamification, or other ways to motivate myself to do slow-result physical therapy?
How do I gamify my daily physical therapy, or otherwise help myself to stay compliant? [more inside]
How did you (or someone you know of) beat smoking with clean living? [more inside]
What are some creative team-building exercises or problem-solving scenarios that could be used at a development/fundraising retreat for a staff of 35? Not looking for cheesy icebreakers (to minimize eye-rolling from the terminally cynical), but rather exercises that actually entail collaborative thinking and strategy. Previous MeFi questions have been useful but looking for more ideas from the Hive mind...
What excites YOU about your regular diet/exercise routine? What motivational thoughts do you have that you believe are uniquely yours? [more inside]
Obese and diabetic is no way to go through life son, so I want/need/have to exercise. Problem: Most entities (exercise programs, gyms, trainers) want a doctor's note from me to prove I won't drop fucking dead while attempting to exercise. I want to get a note (one singular note) from my doctor that will allow me to participate in as many different exercise programs as possible. What should the note say? [more inside]
My husband and I believe in being responsible dog owners, now the situation has changed and we're not sure how to continue doing what's best for our dogs. Complicated details (e.g., our long distance marriage) inside. [more inside]
New jogger needs advice: achy joints, sore feet. I'm using a jogging stroller and fairly restricted to road/sidewalk surfaces in a small geographic area. [more inside]
I'm making good weight-loss progress with The Hacker's Diet. Now, I'd like to add in exercise to build and tone muscle. I'm active and decent shape already, but don't do any weights. Is there anything as down-to-earth and straightforward as The Hacker's Diet for this? [more inside]
What's the name of the PE/sports conditioning activity where you run to a point and back, then to a farther point and back, then to a farther point and back?
What's the name of the PE/sports conditioning activity where you run to a point and back, then to a farther point and back, then to a farther point and back? [more inside]
Advice on preventing weight gain and fitting in exercise when your life is spinning out of control. [more inside]
I just finished the weight training program from the New Rules of Lifting for Women, what should I do next? [more inside]
I just scheduled bunion surgery for next week after finding out I had a stress fracture caused by the bunion and was going to have to rehab that anyway. I am looking for ideas for how to exercise with a walking boot. Details below. [more inside]
Putting on the math signal: calling the statistics-literate. Trying to change my weight/body composition and track progress in a useful way, but I'm having trouble separating normal daily variation from actual real change. [more inside]
I'm looking for novels where the protagonist loses weight / gets fit. This doesn't need to be the central thing in the book, but while the protagonist saves the world from the zombie apocalypse, finds true love or destroys the ring in the fires of Mordor, can s/he also get in shape? [more inside]
Where can I get the body workout without the soul workout - in Philadelphia? I'd like to find an exercise class that focuses on flexibility and reducing tension - without the spiritual stuff usually abundant in yoga classes. [more inside]
My gym has an assisted pull up machine that provides varying degrees of assistance depending on how much weight is selected. I'm pretty sure it's lying. [more inside]
0 to hero - need help to run a 12+ mile fire/ice-water/barb-wire/mud obstacle course in only 39 days!
0 to hero - need help to run a 12+ mile fire/ice-water/barb-wire/mud obstacle course in only 39 days! [more inside]
As a woman, is there cardio I can do to help build strength and some bulk in my upper body? [more inside]
Self-directed low carb/paleo diet. Totally wrung out after 30 minutes in the gym. Am I doin it rong? [more inside]
What workout DVDs will help me get a great butt? [more inside]
Please help me feel better about walking at a pace of 15 min/mile! I usually walk my two dogs for an hour every evening at what I thought was a fairly fast pace. I recently downloaded an app to my iphone that tracks my walking and provides my pace which turns out to be a snail like 15 minutes per mile. Yikes - that seems so slow - I just need some encouragement that I'm not a big loser!
What are some unusual exercise/fitness/physical activity ideas in the San Francisco Bay Area, for example House of Air or Jukari?
I need a virtual personal trainer. Know of any sites that will send me a daily exercise routine? [more inside]