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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...

Mar
22
2018

The Most Common (And Annoying) Running Injuries

If you love running, you know it can be a great way to burn calories, release feel-good endorphins, and get rid of some stress. There are few modes of exercise that truly allow you to zone out and let your mind wander like running does. Unfortunately, running can also come with nagging injuries that...

Dec
28
2017

5 Tips For Making A New Year’s Resolution You Can Actually Keep

For many, the New Year means a fresh start, a new beginning, a clean slate. It also means a new resolve to finally (finally!) lose some weight. The sober truth is that while many will vow to take better care of their bodies, the vast majority will fail miserably within the first 60 days. Now for the...

Dec
04
2017

No More Gimmicks: 10 Steps to Losing Belly Fat for Good

There aren’t many people who don’t want a slimmer waistline or six pack abs. Problem is, that kind of midsection is really hard to achieve. Hard—but not impossible. The good news is, you don’t need to do thousands of sit-ups, take tons of supplements, starve yourself, or undergo drastic surgery to t...

Nov
22
2017

5 Quick Tips To Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain

Thanksgiving is almost here! For food lovers, this is hands-down the greatest holiday of them all. But for those who struggle with their weight, it can be the most dreaded day of the year. Between the constant snacking during the football game, giant dinner with endless sides, and wide array of dess...

Nov
20
2017

Why Should I Work Out If I’m Not Overweight?

I’m sure you’re well aware by now that 70 percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight. But have you ever thought about the flip side of that statistic? It implies that around 30 percent of U.S. adults are able to maintain a healthy weight despite the abundance of calorie-dense foods and an increasi...

Nov
13
2017

Why You Shouldn’t Obsess Over the Number on the Scale

  Everybody has a morning ritual. Some wake up and have their coffee as they listen to the birds sing. Others turn on the news as they iron their clothes. But those who struggle with their weight tend to have the same old routine: You wake up, go to the bathroom, get on the scale. Does this sou...

Nov
13
2017

Your New Favorite Weight Loss Trick: Eat More, Not Less

If you’re reading this post, I’m going to guess it means you’re trying—trying your best to lose weight and get into the best shape possible. Problem is, it’s just not working out for you, right? For some, not being able to lose weight means they’re not working out enough or they’re eating way too mu...

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