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By Ellen Yates on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Hire a Personal Trainer or Go It Alone? Your investment in hiring a personal trainer can bring great returns: Effectiveness. A professional trainer can provide you with the most effective workout for your body type and fitness goals. You can spend less time in the gym and get better results faster. Safety. A personal trainer […]


By Ellen Yates on Friday, August 1st, 2014

Following a good diet and getting regular exercise become even more important as you get older. Recent research indicates that a diet including good quality protein, such as whey, can help to reduce age-related muscle wasting. Dr. Alan Hayes, a researcher in exercise metabolism at Victoria University, reports that delaying gradual loss of muscle is […]


By Ellen Yates on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

By Ellen Yates, Founder and President of N2SHAPE While back pain is a common and usually temporary problem, sciatica – a shooting pain and sometimes numbness that goes from the lower back and down the hip and leg – can be a chronic issue that flares up again and again. Sciatica can put a cramp […]


By Ellen Yates on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

The first N2SHAPE Fitness Group member to post a picture of activity in the snow is the winner of the #n2shapecouchpotatonomore


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 Monday, August 26th, 2013

Aaron Fulp-Eickstaedt Before Joining N2SHAPE Now when he looks in the mirror, Aaron Fulp-Eickstaedt sees a healthy, motivated, determined man. That was not always the case. Fulp-Eickstaedt, a Presbyterian minister, admitted that for most of his adult life, his health was not not a top priority. In 2011, when a close friend died too early […]


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, […]