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By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

This past week, I had several clients that bring up the fact that their cholesterol level was going up. Here is one of their questions and my answer: Question: I have not changed anything in my diet in the past 6 months except for adding whey protein which has 30 mg of cholesterol in one […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Ellen’s Group Exercise Schedule Mon, May 18 to Sun, May 24 in Tysons Corner Mon 6:15 am Spinning; Mon 7:00 am Abs and More Mon 5:30 pm Group Training Tues 6:30 am Group Training Boot Camp Tues 9:15 am Group Training Wed 6:15 am Spinning Wed 11:00 am Group Training – Trekking Thurs 9:00 am […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

If you live in Pentagon City or are close to a Metro, you can attend the line-up of classes that N2SHAPE is offering by its professional and service oriented line of instructors. Tuesday – Group Training – Outdoor/indoor workouts, workouts in the pool, Kickboxing, etc May 12 to September 2; 7 to 8 pm 17 […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Some of you have had the pleasure and/or challenge of Trekking with me. Everyone loves it and feels that they may be able to do it on their own. However, it just is not possible to push yourself to the point where you are uncomfortable. That is why you need the help and motivation of […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Ellen Yates, Personal Trainer Sound Off I am frustrated and saddened by the fact that many have decided to add the Recession or the Economy to the list of their lame excuses for why they are not exercising. I am so sick and tired of having a client make progress towards becoming healthier, more fit, […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Shaping Up for Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is three weeks away. Most of us want to feel our best on this special day. Feeling good about ourselves translates into looking good as well. What can you do to feel better about yourself in three weeks? Start exercising! This doesn’t mean that you have to join […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Note from Ellen In my over 25 years as a personal trainer, I have had the opportunity to train and currently train individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. I know that most of you do not have Parkinson’s BUT may know of someone who does or feel like a Parkinson’s patient due to your lack of inactivity […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Shaping Up for Skiing The most effective thing you can do to avoid a ski injury this year should begin when you get home tonight: Start planning an exercise and stretching program to make sure you don’t become a ski injury statistic. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 400,000 skiing and […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

“Did you warm-up?” I repeat these words all day long as a personal trainer. I tell my clients that I will not touch you if you don’t. But what is the proper way to warm-up? The latest research promotes Dynamic Stretching after getting your heart rate up. I have summarized it below. The information was […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Impact of Boot Camp-Style Workouts Finally, research has caught up with what I have always been preaching and teaching – if your body and you can take it, Boot Camp is one of the best workouts and most efficient workouts! According to a study released today by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in San […]