Archive for the Fitness Category

Conquering the Wall: China Edition

By: Tamara Khoury A year and a half ago this trip was just a thought, a daydream over lunch and nothing more. The thought of going to China kept lingering around up until I sat down and sent an e-mail to my family with all the details.

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Steps to Increase Functional Strength

By: Albert K.  Functional strength is what we employ when carrying out the tasks and activities that we encounter in our day-to-day lives. As such, a good functional strength-oriented fitness routine needs to echo daily life’s physical challenges. Follow the simple steps below to improve mobility in

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Exercise Tips for Males over 50

By: Caroline Kastner Turning 55 doesn’t mean that you have to give up your favorite activities or sports like soccer or basketball, in fact there are many men over the age of 50 who are enjoying and active life. As you go past 50 you may have noticed a

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Overcome Emotional Eating

By: Pearl Maalouf BS, FMSC, CPT, CF-L1 In our gym we see people from all walks of life that somehow end up at our door. They all have unique stories and different life experiences but quite a few of them struggle with one main problem: emotional eating. Whatever

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2nd Trimester Exercise Guidelines

By: Pearl Maalouf BS, FMSC, CPT, CF-L1 If you are in your second trimester and haven’t been exercising but want to start now, that’s great! Start slow with a goal of 20 minutes of walking or light stretching and build up to 60 minutes as you feel comfortable. Just

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What is: IIFYM?

By: Tim Schiemann You may have seen the acronym “IIFYM” in recent articles or social media posts- #IIFYM has over 4.6 million tags on Instagram alone. IIFYM stands for “If It Fits Your Macronutrients”, but what does it mean and how does it work? What does IIFYM

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1st Trimester Exercise Guidelines

By: Pearl Maalouf BS, FMSC, CPT, CF-L1 Congratulations on your pregnancy! If your goal is to stay as healthy as possible during pregnancy then incorporating exercise is a great way to make sure you and your baby thrive during this miraculous time. If you aren’t pregnant, but are

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Are You Old School?

By: Tim Schiemann Have you ever asked yourself why you are going to the gym? Is it about being healthy or getting a good beach-body? Or are you looking at this sport as an art to create a symmetrical, well proportioned, “perfect” body? If you agree with

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John Krasinski – Lost 16% Bodyfat Going From the Office to Benghazi

By: Pearl Maalouf BS, FMSC, CPT, CF-L1 John Krasinski – you may remember him from his role in The Office – has a new role and it’s completely different than what we’re used to see him doing. He had to pack on some muscle and drop the fat

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Ryan Reynolds 12 Year Prep for Deadpool

By: Pearl Maalouf BS, FMSC, CPT, CF-L1 Ryan Reynolds has been training for for twelve years, dating back to Blade: Trinity. Before Blade: Trinity Reynolds didn’t care too much about his health or his body shape but once he was cast for that role he got serious. He trained with Bobby

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