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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 Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Functional Fitness workouts are my favorite.  After my functional workout, I feel invigorated, strong and flexible as my routine has a cardio (aerobic & anaerobic) & strength (overall & core) component through so many planes of motion.  Clients that train this way see a significant improvement in body composition, energy level and have the ability […]


By Ellen Yates on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Every Saturday at 715 am we venture to N2SHAPE for our beloved Boot Camp. It is a love/hate relationship – getting up early on a Saturday for something so painful but so much fun. When we are finished, we feel oh so good! As former #Sorority member of #AlphaXiDelta I love these kind of team […]


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 Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Maybe you know me . . . or someone like me. I was always the one picked last for the games at recess. Unlike most grammar school kids, gym was my least favorite subject as I was always considered a total liability. Volleyball hurt my wrists, the balance beam was totally out of the question, […]


By admin on Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Functional Boot Camp – Free Class on Mon, Sept 23 @ 7 pm @ James Fitness Center. Session starts the next Monday, Oct 7 @ 7 pm.   Roof top Yoga – Free Class on Tues, Sept 24 @ 7 pm @ 1600 Bldg Rooftop. Session starts the next Tuesday, Oct 8 @ 7 pm. […]


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 Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Obesity is now a disease. Compassionate, knowledgeable, and caring personal trainers are key in preventing and caring for people with this disease. I am not knocking health clubs but the a membership to a health club is not going to cut it. You need the right fitness professional to keep you motivated, hold your hand, […]


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 […]