Tools of the Trade – The Best Equipment for At-Home Fitness

While gyms and fitness centers remain a gold standard for those looking to get fit and stay fit, a surprising number of Americans are turning to at-home fitness programs to replace or supplement their gym workouts. At Personal Best Personal Training, 80% of my clients workout solely at home, and another 10% workout at home …

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Warming Up and Cooling Down

Two of the most neglected aspects of fitness are warm-ups and cool-downs. Like stretching, properly warming up and cooling down greatly reduce the risk of chronic and acute injuries and improve sports performance itself. Historically, warming up meant a brief period of stretching before we bolted out the door for a run, and a cool …

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Fat Burning: Myths, Misconceptions and Making it Happen for Real

For years, uneducated consumers, fitness enthusiasts and even fitness professionals have misunderstood the mechanism of fat burning, or, using fat as a fuel for work, exercise and life. This is not surprising, as the physiology behind using fat as fuel for our bodies is a very complex process, one that necessitates a deep understanding of …

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Ten Nutrition Tips for Energy and Successful Weight Loss

A calorie is a measure of energy, the energy our body consumes through eating, or expends through activity. Whether we lose weight or gain weight is merely a factor of whether or not the energy we consume is greater or less than the energy we use through activity. We will “gain weight — fat, generally …

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The Top Five Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight- and what to do about it

In my 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, I have never, note NEVER, met anyone who could not lose weight no matter how hard they tried. Unfailingly, clients who could not lose weight were making crucial mistakes that were preventing them from success. Unfortunately, many people are in such denial about their exercise, …

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The 10 Things YOU MUST KNOW Before Hiring a Personal Trainer

Personal Training has become the fastest growing aspect of the fitness industry. Much of this is due to the hectic nature of our lives today. We have little time to ourselves, and we need convenience, efficiency and safety in our workouts. Personal Trainers are the ideal professional to help create and monitor exercise programs, but …

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