1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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