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By admin on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

I know many take statins and thought that you would interested to read its effects on exercise.  From Dr. Gabe Mirkin’s Fitness and Health e-Zine May 19, 2013 Statins Prevent Exercise Benefits? Statins, drugs used to lower cholesterol and help to prevent heart attacks, prevented exercise benefits in overweight and sedentary men and women. Participants […]


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 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 […]


By admin on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Brooke Curran, a 43 year old lady from Alexandria, just recently ran a marathon in Antarctica.  She was the top female finisher because she was fit, had trained, but most of all, in my opinion, she had a strategy.  She decided to walk up the steep hills and by mile 16 or 17, she decided […]


By admin on Sunday, February 12th, 2012

It’s been a long time since I posted on our blog as we have been busy looking for an alternate location as our current one is being renovated. In the process of pounding the pavement, we have found many options – a studio that can be called our own (in Tyson’s Corner still). The details […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Shaping Up for Skiing The most effective thing you can do to avoid a ski injury this year should begin when you get home tonight: Start planning an exercise and stretching program to make sure you don’t become a ski injury statistic. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 400,000 skiing and […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

“Did you warm-up?” I repeat these words all day long as a personal trainer. I tell my clients that I will not touch you if you don’t. But what is the proper way to warm-up? The latest research promotes Dynamic Stretching after getting your heart rate up. I have summarized it below. The information was […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Impact of Boot Camp-Style Workouts Finally, research has caught up with what I have always been preaching and teaching – if your body and you can take it, Boot Camp is one of the best workouts and most efficient workouts! According to a study released today by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in San […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Did you know that comparing trainers is like comparing Apples and Oranges?  Here are a few questions to ask yourself when hiring a trainer: 1.  Do they have a college degree in the field and not just a certification? 2.  How many years experience do they have in the field? 3.  Do they have references?  […]