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By admin on Sunday, August 19th, 2012

We spend 4% on healthy behaviors and 88% on medical services.  But what makes us healthy – healthy behaviors.  A personal trainer is your gateway to healthy behaviors and money well spent. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/health-care-spending-vs-health/2012/06/05/gJQAxCPjGV_blog.html  


By admin on Monday, April 30th, 2012

Start out with 10 to 15 reps of the exercises that you can do. Some of these exercises may be too difficult to do so just choose 3 and stick with those. Over time, increase your reps and try another exercise on this page that may offer more of a challenge. You will see that […]


By admin on Monday, April 30th, 2012

Do 10 to 15 reps of each exercise every other day. Over time, your muscular endurance and balance will improve. They are also a lot of fun to do.


By admin on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Stress – we all have it. A recent study published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, reviews how, under stress, people pay more attention to the upside of a possible outcome rather than the downside. Stress is usually associated with negative experiences, so obviously we may think […]


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 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 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 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 […]