1. Benefits of Working With a Personal Trainer

    Gaining the motivation to go to the gym, eating well, and working towards your fitness goals shouldn’t be a solo job. In the fitness world, it’s hard seeing people work out beside you who appear to have everything going for them. They can run on the treadmill for miles without breaking a sweat, they’re lifting the big weights, and there isn’t a shred of fat on their bodies, you can’t hel…Read More

  2. Lifting weights vs Cardio on a low calorie diet

    How well does weight training preserve muscle? Pretty darn well! If it is done properly. I am not advocating a very low calorie diet (vlcd) However, I know it is being done and would you not want to get the greatest benefit from it? How do I know it works? Researchers at West Virginia University ran a study to see what would happen. Here are the details 20 people enrolled All were placed on a 800 …Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. The Modification I’ve Needed to Make After 40

    As we all know Derek Jeter has just retired. Why? The answer is, he is getting old. At only 40 years old, his performance has declined to a level that forced his retirement. But what happens around the age of 40 that makes a great athlete retire? It happens for everyone and in every sport. As we age we just can’t do what we used to do. Whenever I try to do something in the gym that I used to be …Read More