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12 Days of Fitness 2014: Day 12 – Making Fitness Permanent

December 21, 2014 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2014: Day 12 – Making Fitness Permanent

(This is Part 12 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) During the holiday season, most do not even give health and fitness a second glance. After all, it’s a season of hectic schedules and spreading good cheer. Who has time to work […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2014: Day 9 – 10 Fitness Lies You Tell Yourself

December 18, 2014 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2014: Day 9 – 10 Fitness Lies You Tell Yourself

(This is Part 9 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Some people like to think that they can talk themselves out of corner when in reality most times they talk themselves right into a corner. It happens in numerous scenarios in life […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2014: Day 2 – Common Strength Training Mistakes to Avoid

December 11, 2014 1 Comment
12 Days of Fitness 2014: Day 2 – Common Strength Training Mistakes to Avoid

(This is Part 2 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Even before my days as a fitness professional, I spent a lot of time in gyms, including backyard, basement, garage, as well as brick and mortar buildings. Through my own experiences and […]

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My Top 10 Most Misunderstood and Misused Terms in Fitness

November 13, 2014 0 Comments
My Top 10 Most Misunderstood and Misused Terms in Fitness

Exercise, a simple yet often complicated concept, has grown over the years into something that went from being a basic necessity of life (pure physical movement) to a fashionable, highly competitive, deceptively marketed, and impracticable lifestyle. It is without question and undeniable that exercise in and of itself can help, improve, and in some cases […]

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A Client Success Story

October 9, 2014 7 Comments
A Client Success Story

One of my favorite quotes is a Chinese proverb from Lao Tzu that says “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” That obviously could be applied to many facets of life but it rings so loud and clear when it comes to fitness for fitness is a journey, not a destination. […]

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Is Weight Training Safe for My Child?

September 8, 2014 2 Comments
Is Weight Training Safe for My Child?

There’s certainly no argument that fitness is good for everyone. Conversely, fitness is not a one-size-fits-all concept either. We have different shapes, muscle fiber types, skeletal structures, joint articulations, etc. that demand that some exercises may need to be modified or at the very least progressed appropriately for certain populations. In the fitness realm, there are […]

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Best Time to Exercise?

July 27, 2014 0 Comments
Best Time to Exercise?

In the game show Jeopardy, all answers are required to be given in the form of a question.  Therefore, if the statement “best time to exercise” was phrased in the category of fitness, the correct response would be, “What is now?” Now as in right now? Now as in today? While either may certainly be […]

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How Many Sets and Reps Should I Do?

July 15, 2014 0 Comments
How Many Sets and Reps Should I Do?

We are a society obsessed with numbers, everything from scale weight, to calories; from interest rates to stock prices; from race times to batting averages. Numbers represent a uniform way to measure or measure against. It’s a universal language so to speak that is a concrete quantity of progress or regression. Problem with that is, […]

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Carbo Loading: Fact or Fiction

May 7, 2014 0 Comments
Carbo Loading: Fact or Fiction

Seems spring has finally arrived here in southeast PA and after the winter we had it couldn’t have come soon enough! Grass in green again, flowers are blooming, and the trees are budding back to life. Other than the obvious indicators of spring returning one of the not so obvious signs to some is the […]

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Why Does My Back Hurt When Performing Ab Exercises?

April 15, 2014 2 Comments
Why Does My Back Hurt When Performing Ab Exercises?

Some lessons are just harder to learn than others. Despite all of the advice, scientific literature, and the painful lack of results, people still want to believe that ab exercises in every shape or form will make their stomachs flat, that the mythical concept of spot reduction doesn’t exist, and in the process of seeking […]

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