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Finding a gym partner in unique circumstances

I have a lot of trouble getting motivated to go to the gym and staying motivated once I'm there. I need a gym partner, but snowflake details are making it difficult. [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Dec 6, 2013 - 9 answers

 

How does a 20 yr old healthyish student get back in shape without dying?

The fact I never liked the "traditional" forms of exercise never bothered me before. That is, until it recently dawned on me activities like going to the gym or running might be the only options I have left. But, with sensitive knees and shins from growing quickly and the residual effects of childhood asthma still occasionally inhibiting my ability to do cardio, these activities seem more foreign than ever. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by intelligentfool on Oct 27, 2013 - 26 answers

Workout apps for iPad

I have an iPad. I am looking for a good workout app to coach me through routines involving little or (better) no equipment. What do you recommend?
posted by nitsuj on Aug 14, 2013 - 8 answers

Youtube workout videos for a fitness beginner/couch lover?

I'm pretty darn overweight and do not exercise...at all. Recently, I found a series of workout videos on youtube that I actually enjoy doing and I'd like some help finding some more so I can keep going and not get bored and quit. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2013 - 11 answers

Best Fitness Apps

Recommend the apps, websites, technological gadgets for exercise that you can't live without. [more inside]
posted by annabellee on May 3, 2013 - 22 answers

Small, attainable fitness goals

I need some fitness goals beyond the vague "get in shape" and the too-common "run a marathon". Can you help me come up with small, concrete, achievable goals? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Mar 26, 2013 - 25 answers

Working out for advanced beginners

I've been working out for about two months with a personal trainer. She started off having me do full body workouts that I quite enjoyed - they were sort of boot camp style, in that it was a combination of strength and cardio (ie. lots of burpees and mountain climbers and planks, mixed in with compound strength bearing exercises.) Much to my surprise i have gotten much fitter than I've ever been before, pretty quickly. Now my trainer is transitioning me to workouts that alternate upper body and lower body each day, with more of a focus on strength vs cardio. Is this better? [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Mar 9, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me figure out how to keep working out during my upcoming NYC trip!

Before the holidays I started a new strength training regimen and I've been really consistent so far. I really, really want to keep it up during an upcoming trip to NYC in February. I haven't had much luck searching for gyms with single-visit fees or similar. Can anyone offer advice / help? [more inside]
posted by sixswitch on Jan 27, 2013 - 13 answers

Better fitness mags for women?

Really over Fitness and its monthly workouts. What should I subscribe to instead? [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Jan 22, 2013 - 7 answers

What are the best sites for streaming fitness videos?

What are the best sites for streaming fitness videos? [more inside]
posted by melissa on Jan 7, 2013 - 5 answers

Weight-loss value of under-desk pedaling?

Is an under-desk pedal exerciser a worthwhile supplement to an existing weight-loss / exercise regimen? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Dec 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me find an iPhone app for logging workouts (no pen & paper, please!)

iPhone workout logging question I'm looking for a fairly precise logging app for workouts – particularly weight training for the iPhone. Let me log with minimal taps and enter my own workouts. [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Nov 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Tips for urban cycling as aerobic/cardio workout?

Tips for urban cycling as aerobic/cardio workout? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Oct 21, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me get the body I want in 8 weeks

MeFi fitness gurus, point me to the best 8 week fitness plan [more inside]
posted by Megami on Sep 17, 2012 - 11 answers

Give it all you got.

Tips on focusing during workouts, and how to push myself through the hard parts? [more inside]
posted by carmel on Sep 11, 2012 - 21 answers

I am about to start using the "Greyskull LP" workout programme. What size weights should I begin with?

I am about to start using the "Greyskull LP" workout programme. What size weights should I begin with? I am a 24 y/o, 5'5", 60kgs male.
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jul 25, 2012 - 6 answers

What headphones should I buy to run with?

What headphones should I buy for running and the gym? Wish list: Sounds better, and doesn't fall out as easily as the Apple earbuds; lets more ambient sound through than those in-ear headphones with silicone tips; includes an inline microphone and controls that actually work with an Android phone. [more inside]
posted by schmod on Jul 16, 2012 - 10 answers

Gimme more workouts! But let's make sure they all play together nicely..

Workout plans to compliment Insanity workout? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Apr 8, 2012 - 4 answers

How can I get strong without getting big?

WorkoutFilter: More Bruce Lee, less Schwarzenegger. More Pacquiao, less Tyson. How can I get strong without getting big? [more inside]
posted by damo on Feb 26, 2012 - 17 answers

Gym Shoe Recommendations Please

My familiarity with exercise footwear is limited to my running shoes. What should I be looking for in a gym shoe? [more inside]
posted by sillymama on Feb 18, 2012 - 11 answers

What exercise & nutrition regimens really work?

Truths about working out and nutrition? [more inside]
posted by Trinergy on Dec 16, 2011 - 22 answers

Walking a 5K

I just signed up for a 5K on Dec. 3. I'm certainly not ready to RUN 3.1 miles, so I'm going to walk it (and the event is called a run/walk, so it is a walker-friendly race, at least). What kind of training can I do before then to do my best that day, since there's barely any time left? I'm at a healthy weight and in OK shape but usually only exercise one or two times a week. I'd like my time to be under one hour, if possible. Tips? (Bonus question: are most 5Ks walker-friendly?)
posted by trillian on Nov 9, 2011 - 17 answers

Retail Workout

Are there any simple things I can do to burn off a few extra calories/tone up some muscles during my downtime at work without looking ridiculous? [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe on Oct 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Best platform for fitness and dance?

Which is the best gaming platform (wii, xbox, etc) and software to learn how to dance, yoga, cardio, and strength training? Oh yeah, I also want to run Netflix through it.
posted by Juicylicious on May 31, 2011 - 9 answers

Losing Motivation with weight loss.

I've been working out and seeing progress but everything seems to be like taking 2 steps forward and then 1 step back, making it hard for me right now to keep up the motivation. Just trying to figure out if I am doing anything wrong or if something could help. [more inside]
posted by loser8008 on May 18, 2011 - 8 answers

I hate working out -- how to fix this?

How do I stop HATING working out? [more inside]
posted by sharding on Mar 4, 2011 - 61 answers

Exercise: how do I push myself without damaging myself?

I strain a muscle too frequently when I exercise. How am I supposed to get stronger? [more inside]
posted by jessicapierce on Feb 23, 2011 - 24 answers

Please recommend workout dvds that aren't lame.

Please recommend some good workout dvds - ones that aren't lame. I'm looking for both cardio and strength training. More specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Jan 11, 2011 - 22 answers

You'd think that stretching 4 times a day would do it!

I stretch 3-4 times a day (for about 10 minutes each time), and get 1-2 massages a week, but my muscles are still SO tight, and my flexibility isn't increasing! What can I do? [more inside]
posted by hasna on Jan 4, 2011 - 17 answers

Should I buy a rowing machine?

Should I buy a rowing machine? [more inside]
posted by Tu13es on Nov 29, 2010 - 15 answers

DC personal trainer

Any recommendations for a personal trainer in DC? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Oct 31, 2010 - 4 answers

Does my trainer know what she's doing?

Does my personal trainer know what she's doing? Or am I doing things wrong? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Oct 11, 2010 - 25 answers

Do I need to be trained?

Weight loss going good, workout not so much. With money tight, do we need a personal trainer? [more inside]
posted by arniec on May 5, 2010 - 20 answers

Online home-gym community?

Is there an online community resource for bodyweight / minimal home-gym excercise and target-setting / tracking? [more inside]
posted by KMH on Apr 19, 2010 - 4 answers

When should I drink water in relation to when I work out or compete?

When should I drink water in relation to when I work out or compete? In terms of water drinking in general this snopes article makes a lot of sense to me. I hear so many, different, and contradictory things about how much water to drink and when. [more inside]
posted by palegirl on Apr 9, 2010 - 17 answers

Workout music has been covered aplenty on this site. But what about inspiring music videos to workout to?

So when working out on a cross-trainer like this I usually watch some of my favorite TV shows on my Ipod Touch. Yeah, I know, gotta update to a bigger better stronger device soon ;-) To get me pumped up a little more or to make it through the last gruelling climb, I regularly switch to music videos. And now I wanted to query the hive mind for some fresh suggestions. For more see some examples below. [more inside]
posted by waldlaeufer on Apr 4, 2010 - 3 answers

Constant muscle spasms whenever I try to exercise?

Why do I have CONSTANT muscle spasms when I attempt to work out? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Feb 1, 2010 - 8 answers

I want to be moving for many hours a day.

If you had 4-6 hours a day to work out, what would be a good routine? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jan 31, 2010 - 10 answers

Can you recommend a good fitness DVD (yes, those New Year ones), but for males?

Can you recommend a good fitness DVD (yes, those New Year ones), but for males? [more inside]
posted by logicalsequence on Jan 5, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me find a good exercise book to listen to on my trip.

My exercise routine is not yielding me results. I want a book (preferably one that I can download on audible) that will fill in the many gaps in my excercise/fitness knowledge. [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Dec 21, 2009 - 25 answers

Joint pain after treadmill usage

YANMD (or my personal trainer) but I need advice on a cardio workout that will help me lose weight and also not kill my joints. Difficulty: I am quite overweight...my BMI is just shy of 60 [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2009 - 29 answers

Are kettlebells really a viable fitness regimen?

Will a kettlebell regimen take me from 'skinny fat' to relatively in shape? [more inside]
posted by piedmont on Nov 28, 2009 - 15 answers

Curious Yoga Novice Seeks Guidance

Tips, advice, recommendations, insight, cautions, suggestions and matters unforeseen concerning the addition of yoga to my fitness regimen. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Sep 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Push-ups worked, how now to maintain?

I've been doing regular push-up sets three days each week, and am pleased with the results. How do I maintain my current state of arm-shape, without getting still bulkier or losing any of it? Do I simply keep doing the number of reps/days that I have been doing to this point? Or is there an always-increasing threshold I need to aim for?
posted by everichon on Aug 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Good online workout plans?

I need some recommendations for free online workout programs I can work into my fitness plan! [more inside]
posted by internet!Hannah on Aug 10, 2009 - 7 answers

I need to start working out, but other than my lack of motivation, not having a workout plan is keeping me from starting. How can I solve this? Personal trainer? Websites?

I need to start working out, but other than my lack of motivation, not having a workout plan is keeping me from starting. How can I solve this? Personal trainer? Websites? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jul 13, 2009 - 36 answers

Are there any safe workout supplements?

Are there any *safe* supplements I can take for added muscle gain/weight loss/etc? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Jun 10, 2009 - 10 answers

The first session was free, but are the next ones worth it?

FitnessFilter: how should I evaluate options for a personal trainer at a local gym? Lots more discussion inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me build an exercise routine.

General advice in the area of finding my exercise/fitness niche? Good, structured DVDs or programs to try? [more inside]
posted by so_gracefully on May 8, 2009 - 12 answers

I would like to start working out during my lunch hour.

Help me plan a lunch-hour workout. [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo on Apr 6, 2009 - 7 answers

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