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By admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

What effects has it had on me? I find that I eat less, consume less calories, my metabolic rate is faster, I recover faster from workouts, and am not craving animal proteins that have cholesterol and fat in them. Do doctors recommend it? Most physicians know little about nutrition or diet believe it or not. […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Pump Up, Slim Down If you’ve blown off weight training for fear of bulking up, you’re missing out on the fastest fat-burning method known to woman. By Lauren Aaronson, Women’s Health Tired of sweating all over every piece of cardio equipment at the gym and still getting zero love from the scale? You need more […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Calories burned shoveling snow based on a 150 lb person – 408 calories/one hour. Muscles involved: Deltoids, abdominals, erectors (lower back), quads, hamstrings, gluts, lats, obliques. Many, many muscles and in my opinion also great for your heart!


By admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Many of my clients ask me why dumbbells vs. machines or why the ball abdominals vs. doing them on the floor? I have been privy to a website called, www.criticalbench.com. The website is written by avid weightlifters and bodybuilders but is an excellent website. Here is an excerpt from it which is a great explanation for the different forms of […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Flexibility is a joint’s ability to move through a full range of motion. Flexibility training (stretching) is not about becoming a world class gymnast–it’s about balancing the muscle groups you use or overuse during exercise and other activities, or from bad posture. Read on to learn about the benefits of a good flexibility program. 1. […]


By admin on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Thank you to all of you who took the time to come up with Quarterly Goals and Exercise Presciptions that you will be responsible for weekly.  I have highlighted in red those of you that I did not receive quarterly goals/homework for Jan – Mar 2011.  I have assigned you homework and listed any goals that I […]


By admin on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Wouldn’t it be great to understand what causes you to overeat? If you are watching your weight or trying to lose weight, a food log should be an integral part of your weight-loss plan and can help you better understand and control your eating habits. In essence, keeping a daily log of everything you eat […]


By admin on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Walking is one of the safest and most effective sports for fitness, but to become fit, you have to move fairly fast. You should exercise vigorously enough to increase your heart rate at least 20 beats a minute more than when you rest. Walking at a leisurely pace will not raise your heart rate very much. You can increase your speed […]


By admin on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

I wanted to share with you a little routine that I will do this morning in N2SHAPE’s 9 am Group Training. It is for the lower back and abs and is a routine that you can do at home with just a stability ball. If you don’t have a stability ball, you can skip that […]


By admin on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

As mothers, we all get pulled in a thousand directions every day, and when that happens we tend to drop the activities that we do for ourselves to stay healthy and fit. If you have ever considered a personal trainer but thought they are too expensive or only for hard-core athletes, think again. Here are […]