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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, 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 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 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 […]


By admin on Sunday, April 28th, 2013

A recent study at the University of Padova in Italy found that short bursts of interval resistance training is more effective in increasing post exercise energy consumption than traditional resistance training. This is good news as this will shorten the time that we need to work out. The bad news is that we have to […]


By admin on Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Listed below is the full line up of classes starting in April and free exercise classes. Boot Camp Monday, 6:45 pm, April 8 to July 1 A combination of cardio drills with a few obstacles mixed in for fun! We will be using ropes, tires, kettlebells, and your own body weight for maximum calorie burn. […]


By admin on Thursday, July 19th, 2012

For your Kettle Bell Workout sheet that I created, Click Right here.  It includes pictures and descriptions.  You can do it!   Go through it once Do up to three times Do it for times and see if you can shave some time off each time you do it – less recovery time between sets […]