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By admin on Thursday, December 1st, 2011

We take in too many calories because our portions are too big. Order a side salad and an appetizer (seared tuna, shrimp cocktail, chicken kabob). Avoid entrees unless you split them including salad entrees.


By admin on Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Want to dazzle your friend, significant other, co-worker with a fitness gift certificate from N2SHAPE?  How about a t-shirt for you, someone special, or a child?  T-shirts One for $20, Two for $30 Available in S (fits children), M, L, XL, XXL Gift Certificates:  Personal Training & Group Exercise Classes. Jump Start Package in the […]


By admin on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Ellen’s Exercise of the Month:  Core & Balance (Picture via Fitness Magazine) This exercise ball move will strengthen your core & improve balance.  To Do This Move: Stand about a foot behind a stability exercise ball with feet together Moving from your hips, bend forward and place your hands on the ball Raise your left […]


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 […]