1. Do we get fitter in the Summer?

    Do we get fitter in the Summer? I always assumed that during the summer, we all get fitter.  It makes sense right?  We are outside more "running around", more motivated to eat well because we are wearing less clothing.  Furthermore, the BIG holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, New Years and Halloween, are far away. Less temptation? That is what I used to think.  How about you?  I …Read More

  2. What to do About Your Metabolism as You Age

    You might learn about metabolism in science class in middle school, but you really don’t think about it until your 20s and don’t start worrying about it until your 30s or 40s. When you start noticing that the slice of pizza is showing up on your hips or the soda is sitting on your stomach, you might start thinking about avoiding the soda machine when eating out and eating just two slices inste…Read More

  3. Announcing Summer Kid Fitness Program!

    I just got through a lifting session.  It’s generally what I do mid-day when the studio is quiet; slap on my earbuds, crank up the tunes, and go for it.  I’ve been doing this non-stop 30 years! So, what got me hooked? When I was about 16, my dad got me an old bodybuilding book and some sand filled weights.  Since I had the apartment to myself, I would lift as intensely as I could while Def …Read More

  4. It’s New Years! Time to go to the Gym?

    Happy new year! This is the time of year for New Year's resolutions. Most of which will revolve around getting in shape with a personal trainer. I believe most resolutions to lose weight and get stronger are only an excuse not to workout and eat what they want over the holidays. If you believe that you fall into this category embrace it, acknowledge it. It's okay most people do it. As a result, mo…Read More

  5. I love winter workouts But…..

    I love winter workout programs. You take a cold bitter day and start training. The next thing you know, you are sweating, your hearts pumping, and you feel just like its summer again. You can improve your mood and feel like the winter will not defeat you.  However, you must make some adjustments. Winter training adjustments Because the temperatures have dropped, your muscle may take a little mor…Read More

  6. Elliptical vs Walking

    Elliptical vs Walking To get a well-rounded workout program, strength training is vital. However, you may need to simply burn off some calories. There are many options but the two most popular are the elliptical and walking outside. Here is a little help in determining which might be best for you. Elliptical Pros There is a greater activator of buttocks and thighs. Less weight bearing than walkin…Read More

  7. Keeping Consistent

    Keeping consistent with your training and nutrition is the most vital part of maintaining your health. We are coming up on the holiday season and it will become a challenge for many of us to keep up with our exercise, nutritional and workout program. Here are a few ideas to keep you on track. Find a buddy to help you stay on track. A friend that is exercising and eating right can be your best a…Read More

  8. Best equipment for the Job

    If you are looking to get in shape increase muscle tone and get better mobility, what equipment is best?  Here is a short list of equipment and what it is best used for. Keep in mind that this is only a short list and does not cover everything. To learn more about any of the exercises listed, talk to a personal trainer in East Lyme at our studio. TRX Suspension trainer (Rows, assisted squats or l…Read More

  9. Exercise Virus

    What is an exercise virus?  An exercise virus starts when a person in a gym does an exercise that is unproductive, outdated, improperly performed or just plain dangerous.  The exercise is then observed by an uninformed exerciser and repeated. Have you ever went into a gym and notice that a lot of people look very confused as to what exercises to do or how to do them? Many of these, well intended…Read More

  10. Stop boring yourself on a treadmill or cycle!

    Sick and tired of walking or running the treadmill just to pile up the calorie burning? HOW BORING Did you know that you can burn more calories, train functionally, and work all the muscles in your body in less time. Yes! That is what you can do at our studio with our unique workout programs. We track your heart rate and along with it, your calories burned during your session.  Results: you don'…Read More