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Fitness & Nutrition Tips

By Ellen Yates on Thursday, June 29th, 2017

People who eat 35 grams or more of protein at breakfast have been shown to reduce their food intake by 400 calories/day, are less hungry and are less prone to an increase in body fat. I personally make a shake every morning so that I get my 35+ grams of protein. The shake is the […]


By Ellen Yates on Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Most people are aware of and worry about the loss of memory as they age, but far less time is spent preventing and understanding the loss of muscle mass because of #aging, which has the potential to affect the quality of life just as much—maybe more. By the age of 40 #muscle mass begins to […]


By Ellen Yates on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Spinning is a fun & effective workout that should be taught by instructors that are certified by an accredited organization, and keep up with continuing education credits. Just because a #Spinning class or a spinning studio is popular does not mean that the class is effective or safe.  It may simply mean that the instructor […]


By Ellen Yates on Monday, June 15th, 2015

The old guideline recommending 30 minutes of exercise three times a week just isn’t enough, according to the latest research. Athletes know that they need to work out every day, and all people who just want to stay healthy can benefit from the same type of exercise program. Why Athletes Need to Exercise Every Day […]


By Ellen Yates on Thursday, January 29th, 2015

N2SHAPE highly recommends that our clients use  a heart rate monitor when working out with us.  We recommend it because it gives you a measurable number or goal to reach when you are working out so that each time you exercise you can achieve that number again or go beyond to improve your fitness level.  […]


By admin on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Exercise in the morning before dinner. Shower (necessary) & wear a tight belt, control top panty hose, or Spanx. One tbsp of your favorite dishes & avoid the rest or you’ll spend more time in the bathroom in discomfort than visiting your family (well maybe that is what you want). A joyous Thanksgiving to all […]


By admin on Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Unfortunately, we only got one definitive for Sunday morning Spin. I know it is Sunday and it is August but also know that many of you have missed your regular sessions this summer due to vacation, work, etc. If so many of you had not missed workouts, I would not be writing this. Am I […]


By admin on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

1. Tackle weight lifting at a 2-4 tempo. There’s more to strength training than moving the weights around. The speed at which you lift and lower those weights is very important if you want to sculpt your body.  For best results, follow the “2-4 count” during resistance training. Spend two  seconds in the concentric phase […]


By admin on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Changes to November  Anyone staying in town for Thanksgiving?  If so, there is a class pre-Thanksgiving on Wed, Nov 21 at 6 am and post-Thanksgiving on Fri, Nov 23 at 6 am.   Special Classes in November Training Ride – Wed Nov 14 530 am to 7 am – One week before Thanksgiving!  The instructor will […]


By admin on Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Wear Socks by Gabe Mirkin, M.D., http://www.drmirkin.com/fitness/socks.html The main purpose of socks is to keep your feet and shoes from smelling. Foot odor is caused by bacteria or fungi rotting old skin. Your skin turns over every 28 days. A new cell starts on the bottom layer of skin, then another skin cell forms underneath […]