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By Ellen Yates on Sunday, January 29th, 2017

The latest research found that diabetes causes 12 percent of deaths in the United States which makes it the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.  Researchers also found (a study from the US National Health Interview Survey and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) that Americans with diabetes have about a 90 percent higher […]


By admin on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Changes to November  Anyone staying in town for Thanksgiving?  If so, there is a class pre-Thanksgiving on Wed, Nov 21 at 6 am and post-Thanksgiving on Fri, Nov 23 at 6 am.   Special Classes in November Training Ride – Wed Nov 14 530 am to 7 am – One week before Thanksgiving!  The instructor will […]


By admin on Sunday, July 29th, 2012

N2Shape’s September Program Classes in italics are held at 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Vienna, VA. Classes in regular script are held at the Pilates Room,1489 Chain Bridge Road, Mclean, VA. Mon 6 am – Endurance – Even application of energy for sustained periods. 65 to 75% of maximal heart rate. Mon 630 pm – Endurance – Even […]


By admin on Sunday, July 15th, 2012

  Mon Group Training 10:15 am  Leisure Fitness with Michelle & Becky Mirna, Karen, Neil Mon Group Training 6:15 pm Tower with Susan Cris, Maryl, Katie Wed Group Training 10:15 am Leisure Fitness with Ellen & Michelle Dr. Rafey, Neil, Joan, Maryl, Mirna, Karen, Valerie, Fran Wed Group Training 6:15 pm Leisure Fitness with Michelle […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

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

Calories burned shoveling snow based on a 150 lb person – 408 calories/one hour. Muscles involved: Deltoids, abdominal, erectors (lower back), quads, hamstrings, gluts, lats, obliques. Many, many muscles and in my opinion also great for your heart!


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

You can burn 8-10 calories per minute just by pumping iron. Compare that to running or bicycling, where you burn 10-12 calories a minute, and that’s not too bad. But wait, it gets better. Lifting weights gives you a metabolic spike which lasts for approximately an hour after your workout. This is due to the […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Great Article from Spark People on cutting calories without deprivation. Take a moment to click on it and share! Easy Reading and smart! http://www.sparkpeople.com