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Aug
22
2017

6 Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Fitness Results

You put your time in at the gym and eat right. You strength train and do cardio. But still, you’re not seeing results. You’ve been at it for months and yet it seems the scale doesn’t budge and your muscles won’t change. It’s frustrating and defeating when you’re putting the time and the effort in bu...

Aug
07
2017

What Your Squat Says About You

Like personality types, there are many different variations of squat form — and many prove what not to do when performing a squat. The good news is, how you perform a squat, especially if you’re not doing it right, can clue you into specific muscular imbalances, which you can then correct, leading t...

Aug
05
2017

The Exercises and Stretches Every Desk Worker Should Have Bookmarked

Millions of Americans sit behind a desk for eight hours or more five days per week. Some may also have a long commute in a car or on public transit. Then, after a long day of work, who doesn’t want to come home and sit on the couch? Let’s face it: We sure do a LOT of sitting. All this sitting can do...

Aug
02
2017

7 Fitness Tips and Rules Every Personal Trainer Knows

The term “industry secret” is often used in gimmicky infomercial sales pitches. It makes you think they know something you don’t — and the only way to get it is to buy the product they’re selling. For the fitness industry, it’s what makes millions of people read magazines and articles that promise t...

Feb
23
2017

Gym Versus Personal Training Studio, Which Is Right For You?

The first thought that typically pops into someone’s head who has decided to get into shape is, “What gym should I join?” After all, if you’re going to try to get into shape, why not go somewhere where there’s an environment for you to succeed. Equipment, classes, music...

Oct
17
2016

Is Group Training the Right Choice for You?

Group training has many appealing features that may draw both avid exercisers and beginners. It can be a fun environment, more socially engaging, and less expensive than one on one training. One of the major draws to group training is that the other participants around you encourage you to push hard...

Oct
12
2016

What Qualities Should I Look for in a Personal Trainer?

When searching for a personal trainer to work with, there are many different qualities and traits that can separate the good from the bad. The difference between a good trainer and a bad trainer can be the difference between safely seeing results, and risking injury while struggling through a platea...

Dec
02
2015

How Often Should I See A Personal Trainer?

If you’re in the market for a personal trainer — or a Pilates instructor, or any type of fitness class of any sort — you’ve probably wondered how many times per week you should attend. The answer may not be as short as you would like. There are many factors that go into making such an im...

Jul
30
2015

How Everyday Choices Affect Your Health

Everyday choices are important – it’s the small things we do daily that can lead to large changes to our health because they are repeated over and over for a long period of time. To illustrate this, suppose we have to women, Lucy and Molly, who are identical twins and have the exact same body...

Apr
30
2015

Why Online Personal Training Doesn’t Work

The invention of the internet has made so many services easier and better for the consumer: online banking instead of having to go to the bank and writing email instead of written letters are just two ways the internet has improved services that already existed. These online services save you time,...

Aug
18
2014

New Personal Training Studio in Rittenhouse Square

Philly Personal Training is opening a brand new personal training studio at 1429 Walnut Street in Center City, Philadelphia, just blocks away from Rittenhouse Square. The 2200 square foot studio will have top of the line equipment that many personal training studios and even some gyms in Philadelphi...

May
27
2014

8 Fitness Myths That Just Won’t Die

Everywhere you go, you hear people chattering about working out and staying fit. I hear it all the time: in the grocery store, in the gym, on the sidewalks, everywhere. It never fails that I hear one person give the other person they’re with a piece of advice that’s just not true and som...

Feb
20
2014

13 Reasons to Exercise

Everyone has days when they don’t feel like working out. We could all use a little more motivation to get going and get on with our workouts which is why I’m listing the top 13 reasons to exercise.  Use this list to motivate you when you’re having one of those days you just don’t feel like working o...

Feb
19
2014

Top Excuses For Not Working Out

As a personal trainer, I’ve heard some of the worst excuses for people not being able to work out.  Excuses are often used to justify failure.  The fact is, if you really want to do something, you do it, there are no excuses.  So, if you’re serious about getting in shape, you need to stop making exc...

Feb
19
2014

Why Every Woman Should Put on 5 More Pounds Of Muscle

Another new female personal training client, another new explanation of how adding muscle will help them lose weight without looking bulky.  Since I’ve become a personal trainer, I’ve had countless conversations with women about the need to add muscle by performing resistance training exercises as o...

Feb
19
2014

4 Steps To Doing The Perfect Pushup

The pushup gets shortchanged by men and women.  Men would rather see how much they can bench press while women are afraid they won’t be able to do one.  Pushups should be a staple of anyone’s exercise plan and I’ll tell you why: you can do them anywhere, they don’t require any equipment, and they’re...

Feb
19
2014

Can I Afford A Personal Trainer?

Most people think a personal trainer is a luxury only for the rich and famous.  You see celebrities on TV talking about their personal trainers, personal chefs, and nutritionists and think, “Well, it’s easy to be in fantastic shape when you have all that!”  The truth is, you can have all of that if...

Feb
19
2014

Why Do I Gain Weight When I Exercise?

As a personal trainer, I always give a fitness assessment to my new clients to develop a baseline measurement and to create realistic fitness goals for them.  During this assessment, I’ll usually have a conversation about their past exercise habits and their success with these habits.  Time and time...

Feb
19
2014

5 Benefits of Water

No matter what your fitness goal is, whether it’s weight loss, muscle gain, or just trying to become more healthy overall, the first step is to make sure that your diet is in order.  You set your calorie intake, figure out how many grams of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats you need, and from there,...

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