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By admin on Monday, November 7th, 2011

In 2009, at age 49, Jack was obese (5’10”, 260 pounds, size 44 waist), had high blood pressure, and was experiencing chronic, severe knee pain. His physician was concerned about heart disease and was considering scheduling a stress test to evaluate Jack’s cardiopulmonary health status. Knee replacement surgery was a real possibility. Jack says: “I […]


By admin on Monday, October 31st, 2011

This morning at 10 am, personal trainer, Ellen Yates, lead a 10 am Group Training session using the technique of Tabata.  Tabata involves repeated intervals of anaerobic exercises followed by a short rest period.  The group did 10 exercises, 30 seconds anaerobic, 10 seconds recovery, 20 seconds anaerobic, 10 seconds recovery and then on to […]


By admin on Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Exercises that you should avoid and ones to do instead. — By Dean Anderson, Fitness Expert  Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all, it’s all exercise, and that has to count for something, doesn’t it? The truth is that some of the machines in gyms aren’t safe at all […]


By admin on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

I wanted to remind everyone of their fitness goals and homework assignments that they set in Sept. I have gone through and made some comments in red so please find your name and comment.   Srimal – Consistent couples training in the home at 6 am 2 days/wk despite full time job and two children […]


By admin on Thursday, October 6th, 2011

I wrote an article about this before in a previous blog about Toning Shoes.  I was not a fan, knew that it was just a marketing gimmick, but many consumers trusted what they saw on commercials and thought here is the quick fix!  Hate to say – Told you so, but there are no quick […]


By admin on Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Functional Training Workout for the Week If you are training with me on Monday or Tuesday this week, one-on-one or in one of my groups (Mon 10 am & 5:30 pm and Tues 9:15 am), I have planned a Kettlebell & TRX Workout for you.  We will have 10 exercises per modality.  It is your […]


By admin on Friday, September 30th, 2011

Chestnuts are one of my all times favorites.  Growing up in an Italian family we used to roast them for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I did not like them as a kid but now have grown to love them especially after finding out that they pack such nutrition and are low in calories for the nut family […]


By admin on Monday, September 12th, 2011

Here is the list of Goals and Homework for all clients who participated – 50% of our clients!  Thank you and thank yourself because you are on your way to making them happen! Please not that I also participated because without goals, how can we achieve what we want?  We will remind you from time […]


By admin on Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Barefoot running shoes – how effective are they? written by Ellen Yates   I have been wondering for some time about these shoes.  I don’t find them attractive.  Hence, don’t want to wear them as I still have some vanity left at almost 50 years old.  Upon doing some research, here is what I found based […]


By admin on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

The season for the sweetest best quality watermelon is summer What are the benefits? Watermelon is a great source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A. High vitamin C intake can reduce severity of osteoarthritis and asthma attacks. A cup of watermelon provides 24.3% of the daily value for Vitamin C. Pink watermelon also contains lycopene […]