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By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Pump Up, Slim Down If you’ve blown off weight training for fear of bulking up, you’re missing out on the fastest fat-burning method known to woman. By Lauren Aaronson, Women’s Health Tired of sweating all over every piece of cardio equipment at the gym and still getting zero love from the scale? You need more […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

No, they are the same pound for pound. A pound of fat and a pound of muscle weigh exactly the same- 1 pound. Muscle tissue is more DENSE than fat tissue, meaning that the pound of muscle takes up less space than the pound of fat. This is why a person who is 130 lbs. […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Lifting Weights Can Reduce Cholesterol, Study Finds Weight training can lower cholesterol rates in adults, a study by researchers at the West Virginia University School of Medicine finds. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 29 studies that included 1,329 participants. Those who lifted weights for at least four weeks had a 3 percent drop in total […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Since Thanksgiving, this is what I hear from my clients: “I feel like a stuffed melon.” “I tried but after the wine, all of my plans fell by the way side.” “I just had a taste of this and that and then I said to heck with it. 10 Survival Tips for Holiday Parties Parties […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Many of us start to exercise for a variety of reasons. As a personal trainer and fitness professional, the #1 reason that I hear is – I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT! This is especially true to form in January when the New Year’s Resolutions pile in. Here are the questions that I hear over and […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

The Top 18 Benefits of Weight Training 1. Weight training tones your muscles which looks great and raises your basal metabolism…which causes you to burn more calories 24 hours a day. You’ll even burn more calories while you’re sleeping. 2. Weight training can reverse the natural decline in your metabolism which begins around age 30. […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Many of my clients ask me why dumbbells vs. machines or why the ball abdominals vs. doing them on the floor? I have been privy to a website called, www.criticalbench.com. The website is written by avid weightlifters and bodybuilders but is an excellent website. Here is an excerpt from it which is a great explanation […]