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By admin on Sunday, June 19th, 2011

N2SHAPE Riverhouse Yoga was recently road tested by FAA contractor and avid runner, Jill Medhus. Jill has kindly let us copy her feedback on Beth’s Yoga class from her personal training blog! She is currently training for the Marine Corps Marathon run on October 30, 2011, dedicated to the Periclean Scholars Alumni Association. “Recently, I […]


By admin on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Stretching does not alleviate muscle soreness or prevent injury.  However, it can make you a more powerful athlete as it produces a large range of motion increasing torque. Check out this link written by Dr. Mirkin, a physican is well known to be the expert on fitness. http://www.drmirkin.com/fitness/1394.html


By admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Calories burned shoveling snow based on a 150 lb person – 408 calories/one hour. Muscles involved: Deltoids, abdominals, erectors (lower back), quads, hamstrings, gluts, lats, obliques. Many, many muscles and in my opinion also great for your heart!


By admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Flexibility is a joint’s ability to move through a full range of motion. Flexibility training (stretching) is not about becoming a world class gymnast–it’s about balancing the muscle groups you use or overuse during exercise and other activities, or from bad posture. Read on to learn about the benefits of a good flexibility program. 1. […]


By admin on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Walking is one of the safest and most effective sports for fitness, but to become fit, you have to move fairly fast. You should exercise vigorously enough to increase your heart rate at least 20 beats a minute more than when you rest. Walking at a leisurely pace will not raise your heart rate very much. You can increase your speed […]


By admin on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

I wanted to share with you a little routine that I will do this morning in N2SHAPE’s 9 am Group Training. It is for the lower back and abs and is a routine that you can do at home with just a stability ball. If you don’t have a stability ball, you can skip that […]


By admin on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

As mothers, we all get pulled in a thousand directions every day, and when that happens we tend to drop the activities that we do for ourselves to stay healthy and fit. If you have ever considered a personal trainer but thought they are too expensive or only for hard-core athletes, think again. Here are […]


By admin on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Think you don’t have enough time to work out? If you think you need to set aside an hour to get in a useful workout, think again. You can get a great workout in just 20 minutes. Try out this routine that repeats working your lower body, upper body, and core. Do each exercise for […]


By admin on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Do you want to get into shape fast? Do you want an effective workout you can do in a short amount of time? Do you want to feel exhilarated when you finish your workout? If you answered yes to these three questions, then interval training is the workout for you. Interval training is cardiovascular exercise that […]


By admin on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

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 […]