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Get Active – Look at All Your Choices!

We’re here to change lives. We want to help you find the activity that will become part of your life not just a burden in your day. If you like a smaller studio and personal instruction, that’s what we’re best at! We also have small groups for adults and kids....

Seniors Get Intense

Seniors Get Intense

High intensity interval training (HIIT) exercise is not just for athletes! By now, you probably know HIIT is good exercise for just about anyone–including seniors. Many fitness professionals working with older adults follow the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines, which recommend an emphasis on strength endurance using lighter weights....

Sitting Doesn’t Just Make You Fat

Sitting Doesn’t Just Make You Fat

What goes wrong when we sit for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult: HEART DISEASE OVERPRODUCTIVE PANCREAS COLON CANCER MUSHY ABS TIGHT HIPS LIMP GLUTES POOR CIRCULATION IN LEGS SOFT BONES FOGGY BRAIN STRAINED NECK SORE SHOULDERS AND BACK INFLEXIBLE SPINE DISK DAMAGE Reblogged from...

Do Fitness Pros Understand Obese Clients?

Do Fitness Pros Understand Obese Clients?

“You can’t just tell your clients what you want them to do; you have to ask them what they’re willing to do and then create a plan around that. If they aren’t willing, they aren’t going to do it.” —  Read the outstanding article “Do Fitness Pros Understand Obese Clients?” on...

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Workout By the Numbers

If you want to take charge of your fitness, there are two scales that will help you sort through the noise: Metabolic Equivalent (MET) and Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE). As a personal trainer, I use these charts when training with clients and communicating with other allied health professionals. They’re...

A-List Body Secrets with Celeb Trainer Tracy Anderson

A-List Body Secrets with Celeb Trainer Tracy Anderson

They tell us consistency and cardio. Not really secrets, huh? The one they don’t mention here is calories. There you go: get a Gwyneth Paltrow body with the 3 C’s! Shape Magazine Link

Why You Should Be Doing Interval Training

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of exercise in which you engage in a short exercise period followed by a short rest period and then repeat. What makes HIIT different from continuous moderate exercise (CME) like running or a step class is that it is performed for a...

It’s Not Your Genes!

Physical activity and fitness are associated with a lower risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). A recent study looked at whether the reduced risk was associated with a better genetic fitness profile. The researchers followed 23,016 initially healthy women, recording their leisure time physical activity. They determined genetic profile for...

5 Reasons Women Need Weight Training

1. Weight Training Will Help You Lose More Fat Than You’ll Gain in Muscle. Research shows that the average woman who strength trains two to three times a week for eight weeks gains 1.75 pounds of lean weight or muscle and loses 3.5 pounds of fat. Unlike men, women typically don’t...

Seniors Gain from Exercise

A little exercise and some mental stimulation may go a long way toward helping seniors stay sharp, a new, small study suggests. Researchers found the memory and thinking skills of 126 inactive older adults improved after they were assigned daily activities designed to engage their brains and their bodies. “The good news...