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Take the Fear out of Weight Loss

Trainers are Human Too “Trainers – they’re just like us!” I like to joke with my friends that health magazines should do a section on personal trainers like they do the celebrities in tabloid magazines, with the token page of Celebrities, they’re just like us. The article shows celebs pushing a shopping cart, drinking a […]

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Find Your Motivation to Workout and Be Fit!

Fitness is a journey While the weather may variably suggest otherwise, spring is here! And this is usually the time of year when the motivation to get your workouts in begins to fade. The crowds at the gyms are now becoming more and more sparse as individuals begin to put their resolutions on hold. Work […]

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5 Benefits of Adding Running to Your Strength Routine

Running? No Way! Okay… As someone who was primarily focused on strength training, running was the last thing on my mind. In fact, this was something I would avoid at all costs. The idea of going out and pounding the pavement was about as appealing to me as a root canal. It was not going […]

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Want Injury-Free Fitness? Read This Now!

Injury-Free Fitness One of the top 5 reasons that someone hires a personal trainer is to avoid injury. Personal Training clients want to make sure they are lifting and exercising with the proper technique. Fitness clients also want to make sure they are doing exercises appropriate for their body and age. Both proper technique and […]

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5 Stages of Change Towards Smart Fitness

5 Stages of Change The New Year often comes with a lot of personal self inflicted expectations and often unrealistic goal setting. How many times have you given yourself a deadline that was so overwhelming that you don’t even know where to begin? For me, the task of organizing my closet and getting rid of […]

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The Best Way to Deal with Fitness Injuries is to Prevent Them in the First Place

When it comes to fitness injuries, the best medicine is prevention. In this area of your life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! “Preventing injuries” and “staying injury-free” are at the top of the list of concerns for most personal training clients. It is one of the major reasons one hires […]

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A Personalized Strength Training Program is the Way to Go

Thanks to Gail O’Connell for contributing to our blog and writing this post. Gail is a fitness enthusiast and a role model for healthy and fit living. It’s hard to keep up with Gail. She’s always on the go – hiking, meeting up with friends, hosting book clubs, traveling here and abroad. She attributes her […]

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Tis the Season to be Fat – I Mean Fit!

“Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet!” Have you said that to yourself a few times as we roll into the holiday season? I know I certainly have! ‘Tis the season to bake cookies, prepare delicious meals, drink a bit more then usual and sample all the tasty hors d’oeuvres served at the […]

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How to get rid of that stiffness that makes you feel so old

There are many things that make me feel old.   When I look in the mirror and see my mother’s face and wonder when did that happen. (My mother was beautiful, don’t get me wrong.  It is just surprising when you see that you looked like she did when she was 60). When I go […]

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How to lift weights when you are older – Part 2

In a recent blog post, I began a conversation about “how to lift weights when you are older.”  Today, I want to add to that conversation with two additional points that will help keep you injury- and pain-free as you progress in your strength training program.    Personalization is key; older bodies have their idiosyncrasies. […]

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