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Fitness & Nutrition Tips

By Ellen Yates on Thursday, June 29th, 2017

People who eat 35 grams or more of protein at breakfast have been shown to reduce their food intake by 400 calories/day, are less hungry and are less prone to an increase in body fat. I personally make a shake every morning so that I get my 35+ grams of protein. The shake is the […]


By Ellen Yates on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Functional Fitness workouts are my favorite.  After my functional workout, I feel invigorated, strong and flexible as my routine has a cardio (aerobic & anaerobic) & strength (overall & core) component through so many planes of motion.  Clients that train this way see a significant improvement in body composition, energy level and have the ability […]


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, December 20th, 2012

N2SHAPE will be holding Open Houses every Sat in Jan.  That means you can bring your family or frenemies to any 730 or 830 am Workout in Saturday.  All that is needed is to let us know 24 hours in advance so that we can roll out the red carpet for them or plan our […]


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 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, August 19th, 2012

The Weekly Group Training Schedule is listed under our blog on our website, www.n2shape.com.    Look for your name and place training will take place.  If you need to make a change, please e-mail  training@n2shape.com .   N2SHAPE has a  48 hour cancellation policy for Group Training.   Mon 10:15 am Group Training  at Leisure Fitness  […]


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 Monday, July 9th, 2012

N2Shape’s July Spinning 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 – Interval – Speed, tempo, timing and rhythm require.  65 to 92% of maximal heart rate. Mon 630 pm – Endurance […]


By admin on Thursday, December 1st, 2011

We take in too many calories because our portions are too big. Order a side salad and an appetizer (seared tuna, shrimp cocktail, chicken kabob). Avoid entrees unless you split them including salad entrees.