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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 Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Since 1994, N2SHAPE has trained individuals of all ages and fitness levels to improve fitness, health and performance. In 2012, Virginia Elite (VAE) hired N2SHAPE to offer in-season trainings for its athletes. Since then, these athletes increased their strength and endurance, allowing them to go deep into the season while avoiding common injuries that their […]


By Ellen Yates on Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Monday 6 am – 30 min Spin & 15 minute Outdoor Cross Training Intervals.   Warmup with 30 minutes of indoor Spinning followed by 15 to 20 minutes of outdoor cardiovascular & calisthenic exercises from stairs to pushups.  Water bottle required and dressed for outdoors. Monday 615 pm – 45 minute Coaching Spin.  Ride to your […]


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 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 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 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 Saturday, April 28th, 2012

For all of you who are parents, make sure your kids are getting cardiovascular exercise 3 or more times per week. http://www.stonehearthnewsletters.com/aerobic-fitness-in-kids-tied-to-cognitive-skills-in-new-fmri-study/benefits-exercise/


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 Thursday, December 8th, 2011

The topic of discussion at N2SHAPE today was perfection. My whole life has been about striving for perfection, which can be a lot of pressure but has allowed me to reach goals that I never thought were possible. As a leader, motivator, and trainer, I must realize, however, that not everyone is like me.  I […]