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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 Monday, October 31st, 2011

This morning at 10 am, personal trainer, Ellen Yates, lead a 10 am Group Training session using the technique of Tabata.  Tabata involves repeated intervals of anaerobic exercises followed by a short rest period.  The group did 10 exercises, 30 seconds anaerobic, 10 seconds recovery, 20 seconds anaerobic, 10 seconds recovery and then on to […]


By admin on Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Functional Training Workout for the Week If you are training with me on Monday or Tuesday this week, one-on-one or in one of my groups (Mon 10 am & 5:30 pm and Tues 9:15 am), I have planned a Kettlebell & TRX Workout for you.  We will have 10 exercises per modality.  It is your […]


By admin on Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

This short article written by Dr. Gabe Mirkin tells you how to keep the weight from creeping up over the years. Eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and yogurts won’t make you gain. But eating the rest of the foods that many of us eat will. Take a look at the article – at least […]


By admin on Monday, July 4th, 2011

To lose weight and keep it off,  Ellen recommends the following: 1.  Weight training 2x/week. 2.  200 minutes of cardiovascular exercise per week. 3.  Eat all the fruits and vegetables you can daily. 4.  Drink 64 ounces of water. 5.  One gram of protein for every 2 lbs of body weight. 6.  Avoid fats like the […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

What effects has it had on me? I find that I eat less, consume less calories, my metabolic rate is faster, I recover faster from workouts, and am not craving animal proteins that have cholesterol and fat in them. Do doctors recommend it? Most physicians know little about nutrition or diet believe it or not. […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Many of my clients ask me why dumbbells vs. machines or why the ball abdominals vs. doing them on the floor? I have been privy to a website called, www.criticalbench.com. The website is written by avid weightlifters and bodybuilders but is an excellent website. Here is an excerpt from it which is a great explanation for the different forms of […]


By admin on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Wouldn’t it be great to understand what causes you to overeat? If you are watching your weight or trying to lose weight, a food log should be an integral part of your weight-loss plan and can help you better understand and control your eating habits. In essence, keeping a daily log of everything you eat […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Summer is here. Time to do the drill and grill! What sauces and condiments should you avoid & which ones are OK? Choose condiments with no added sugars or unhealthy trans fats. Ketchup, for example, is loaded with sugar, as are some salsas and steak sauces. Always read labels carefully, and select only those products […]


By admin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

The Keynote speaker at the Club Industry Conference and Exposition was Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News Chief Medical Editor. She has just written a book called, “Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat.” She herself has lost over 50 lbs and kept it off so she speaks from experience and not just knowledge as a medical […]