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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 but not seeing any changes. Don’t give up hope and throw in the towel yet because, chances are, there’s a way to turn things around. Below, the top six workout mistakes that keep people from

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 to a stronger you. Below, three common squat-form mistakes and what they can tell you about where you need to build strength and flexibility. If you lean forward …  It’s common to have a tendency to lean forward when trying to squat deeper, but a

If you’re like most people who are inconsistent at the gym, you probably go weeks or even months at a time without working out. Even though your body and your fitness levels have changed during this time, it’s not uncommon to jump right back into an old workout routine knowing your body is assuredly different than it was during your last workout. But it’s of the utmost importance that you assess your fitness before beginning any fitness program. Assessing your fitness may include checking your strength, endurance, flexibility, range of motion, and

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 damage to your health and contribute to unwanted pounds piling on. Being in a seated position not only makes muscles tight, but it also leads to weak and overstretched muscles, which

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 to spill on “the secret” to getting in shape. The real secret to getting in shape, though, is that … well, there is no secret. But there are a few basic tips and rules that every personal trainer knows to help you get in

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 and more can make your workout more successful than going about it at home in your living room. But how do you know if you should join a gym or a personal training studio? What’s the difference? Is there a difference? A gym, or

One of the reasons many trainers decide to switch to group personal training from one on one personal training is to make more money per hour. The logic is that it may be easier to get 10 people to pay $15 than it is to get one person to pay $150 per hour. If group personal training is still “personal” and the trainer works with each individual based on their personal goals, it seems logical that since they have up to 4 to 5 times the number of clients of

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 plateau. Here are just some of the traits and qualities we feel are important when hiring a personal trainer. EDUCATION Like any other profession, education is extremely important in evaluating the effectiveness of your trainer. While most personal trainers only possess a certification,

If you’re in the market for a personal trainer in Philadelphia — 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 important decision about this investment in your health. Budget The first and most obvious factor in deciding how many times per week to train would be your budget. By looking closely at your expenses,

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 weight and composition. In order to maintain the same body weight they need to consume 1800 calories per day so let’s also assume that they eat identical meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lucy starts her

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