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By admin on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Brooke Curran, a 43 year old lady from Alexandria, just recently ran a marathon in Antarctica.  She was the top female finisher because she was fit, had trained, but most of all, in my opinion, she had a strategy.  She decided to walk up the steep hills and by mile 16 or 17, she decided […]


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 Monday, November 7th, 2011

In 2009, at age 49, Jack was obese (5’10”, 260 pounds, size 44 waist), had high blood pressure, and was experiencing chronic, severe knee pain. His physician was concerned about heart disease and was considering scheduling a stress test to evaluate Jack’s cardiopulmonary health status. Knee replacement surgery was a real possibility. Jack says: “I […]


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 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 Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Note: This post originally ran on 9/19/10 Many of you may or may not know but I am not the only trainer or instructor working for N2SHAPE, Inc. I am lucky to have others working with me at N2SHAPE in mostly part-time capacity which many of you have trained with and are training with or […]