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Jan
22
2019

The Skinny On Workout Supplements

If you’re investing time, energy, and money into the pursuit of better fitness and health, you obviously want to reap all the benefits. You want to lose weight. You want to look ripped. You want to be strong and live a high-quality life for a long time. What you don’t want is to wait around forever...

Jan
22
2019

Hitting the “Sweet Spot” for Results in A New Exercise Regimen

It’s almost been a month since we celebrated the start of 2019, so if your New Year’s Resolution was to get in shape and you’re still hitting the gym regularly, congratulations. You cleared a big hurdle – and avoided becoming a cliche. The first month is absolutely crucial to establishing a ne...

Jan
22
2019

What’s the Story On Muscle Soreness?

“I’m sore…in a good way.” If you’ve worked out in a gym for any length of time, you’ve probably heard someone say this. You’ve also probably heard quite a few people discuss their muscle soreness because it’s something we all experience, and striving to get in shape can be considered a kind of...

Dec
19
2018

A Brief Guide to Self-Myofascial Release

Self-myofascial release can be an incredible tool to have for your workouts and your recovery. For those who don’t know what it is, myofascial release is soft tissue therapy and is often used for the treatment of muscle pain and immobility. Most commonly, it comes in the form of a foam roller and it...

Dec
17
2018

5 Reasons People Abandon Fitness Programs

Each new year, millions of Americans plan out their fitness goals. Whether it be part of their New Year’s resolution or a desire for the perfect beach body, many people start with good intentions but fall short on the follow through. As experienced personal trainers in Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, we’...

Dec
13
2018

4 Fitness Mistakes That Lead to Injury

Nothing will put a hold on your fitness progress like a sudden injury. A new injury could rear its ugly head if you’ve been neglecting stretching before or after each workout or if you’re using poor form. There are a number of different fitness mistakes people make that can lead to injury, and in th...

Dec
07
2018

5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Are you trying to lose weight, but every time you step on the scale you’re getting disappointed and losing your motivation? Don’t give up just yet! There are a variety of reasons as to why, even when you think you’re doing everything right, you’re not shedding the weight. Don’t sabotage your weight...

Dec
05
2018

3 Ways to Weight Lift for a Healthy Heart

According to a recent study conducted by Iowa State University, “Weightlifting is good for your heart and it doesn’t take much,” and spending at least one hour a week lifting weights can reduce a person’s risk of a stroke or heart attack by 40-70 percent. How is this possible? Weight training increa...

Dec
03
2018

The Benefits of Going to a Private Training Studio Versus a Gym

When it comes to getting fit, you typically have two options: get a gym membership or contact a private training studio. Both offer top-notch facilities with all the amenities you could need for your workout. There are, however, a few glaring differences between the two that our personal trainers wa...

Nov
30
2018

Three Benefits of Drinking Water During Your Workout

Water is an essential nutrient that our bodies rely on for a wide range of functions. When you’re exercising, managing your water intake is critical for making the most of your workout. Whether you’re a high-performance athlete or have other fitness goals like weight loss, weight gain, or improving...

Oct
26
2018

Are You Working Out Harder and Not Smarter?

What does your current exercise routine look like? Are you spending hours on the treadmill? Do you strictly lift and skip cardio altogether? What if our Rittenhouse personal trainers told you that with a few small tweaks to your daily workouts you can see big results? It’s called working out smarter...

Oct
18
2018

8 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing Bodyweight Exercises

Getting in shape doesn’t have to be complicated. Just because the gym is full of large, expensive workout machines it doesn’t mean they’re the answer to your fitness needs. For many of us, simple bodyweight exercises can help build strength, increase flexibility, and improve overall health and...

Sep
10
2018

Why a Personal Trainer is So Important to Your Fitness Success

Everyone’s fitness journey is different. While one person may be trying to slim down, another person may be trying to bulk up. Ultimately though, fitness success lies in a couple of common factors and they are hard work, consistency, and a healthy, balanced diet. Sounds simple enough right? Go to th...

Aug
31
2018

Cardio Vs. Strength Training: Which One is Better?

At Philly Personal Training, we get this question a lot: What’s better for me, cardio or strength training? And we wish the answer were that simple, but it’s not. Nowadays, choosing cardio or strength training should be based around an individual’s goals. While some people are looking to burn...

Aug
30
2018

3 of the Most Popular Myths About Fitness Debunked

Crunches are key to rock hard abs. Cardio first and strength training second. If you’re a woman and lift heavy, you are going to get bulky. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who attend the gym regularly, watch what you eat religiously, and still aren’t seeing the results that are being prom...

Jul
05
2018

10 Benefits Only A Personal Trainer Can Provide

Gyms are crowded, impersonal, and if we’re being honest, not the most welcoming places for many people looking to lose weight or get in shape. As someone who cares deeply about fitness, you deserve a personal training studio that provides you with a one on one experience and personalized plan based...

Mar
30
2018

How to Effectively Build Muscle in Women

Now that you know why building muscle is critical, it’s important to understand how to do it effectively. Women may find it more challenging to build muscle than men due to genetics and hormones. Some women may need to focus on decreasing body fat in addition to building muscle, in order to achieve...

Mar
26
2018

The Benefits of Muscle For Women

If you’re a woman who exercises, the fear of “bulking up” may have crossed your mind once or twice. Many women find themselves afraid to put on muscle so they shy away from lifting heavy weights or avoid strength training altogether. Regardless of what your fitness goals are, muscle can help you get...

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