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By admin on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Stretching does not alleviate muscle soreness or prevent injury.  However, it can make you a more powerful athlete as it produces a large range of motion increasing torque. Check out this link written by Dr. Mirkin, a physican is well known to be the expert on fitness. http://www.drmirkin.com/fitness/1394.html


By admin on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Now that summer is right around the corner and fruits and vegetables are abundant, I thought it was time to start my Fruit & Vegetable of the Month again.  Since strawberries are so readily available at this time and not expensive, So, here is the low down: 1 cup of Strawberries has 49 calories. Strawberries […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise Written By Mary Anne Ostrenga, a woman with Parkinson’s Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurological movement disorder that effects each person differently. The loss of dopamine in the brain causes slow movement, tremors, shuffling gait, loss of balance, and eventually the inability to care for oneself. A person with Parkinson’s will […]


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 […]