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By Ellen Yates on Thursday, January 29th, 2015

N2SHAPE highly recommends that our clients use  a heart rate monitor when working out with us.  We recommend it because it gives you a measurable number or goal to reach when you are working out so that each time you exercise you can achieve that number again or go beyond to improve your fitness level.  […]


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 Sunday, October 28th, 2012

The Gold Team all started with fitness enthusiast Aaron.  In Aaron’s attempt to motivate (and it worked) other Spinners to do a 90 minute Spin on Columbus Day,  he challenged us by saying all that do it will be a part of the Gold Team!  Then, fellow Spinner Carolyn said, “But what about me?”  I […]


By admin on Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Please review and look for your name.  If you need to make a change, please e-mail ellen@n2shape.com asap.  You must have a prior reservation and cancellation with 24-48 hours notice. Mon 6 am Spinning with Ellen at Tower Mon 10:15 am Group Training at Tower  – Neil,  Mirna Mon 530 pm Duo Training with Ellen […]


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 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 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 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 […]


By admin on Monday, November 7th, 2011

In 2009, at age 49, Jack was obese (5’10”, 260 pounds, size 44 waist), had high blood pressure, and was experiencing chronic, severe knee pain. His physician was concerned about heart disease and was considering scheduling a stress test to evaluate Jack’s cardiopulmonary health status. Knee replacement surgery was a real possibility. Jack says: “I […]


By admin on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Do you want to get into shape fast? Do you want an effective workout you can do in a short amount of time? Do you want to feel exhilarated when you finish your workout? If you answered yes to these three questions, then interval training is the workout for you. Interval training is cardiovascular exercise that […]