Resistance Band Exercises

Resistance Band Exercises are a great way to workout at home, in the gym or when you’re on vacation. They are inexpensive, don’t take up any room in your suitcase or home and can be used in any room in your house, office or hotel. In some ways resistance bands can be...
Baby Boomer Fitness Program

Baby Boomer Fitness Program

I wanted to give an example of what the perfect baby boomer fitness program should look like. If you’re a Baby Boomer whose goals are general fitness and good health, this is the perfect program for you. I’ve been a personal trainer for over 25 years and most of my...

The Top Five High Risk Winter Sports

At least one in ten athletes in the 2010 Winter Olympics was injured. The British Journal of Sports Medicine just published a report listing the winter sports that cause the most injuries, the winter sports that cause the least injuries and what the most common winter...

Running Three Miles in Six Weeks

If you have never run three miles before but have always wanted to, follow my program outlined below. The goal of this program is to get you running three miles at about a 10-minute pace after six weeks. This is a beginner program so I’m assuming you have not been...
Skim Boarding is a Great Family Workout

Skim Boarding is a Great Family Workout

I‘m back at Sag Harbor, NY for a two-week beach vacation with the family. I love the ocean and it’s so easy staying active at the beach. I don’t have to go to the gym or have to do any type of structured workouts to stay fit. My kids and I just got into skimboarding...
Exercising in the Heat

Exercising in the Heat

I just got back from a week long vacation at the beach with my family in Sag Harbor, NY . We had a great time. The weather was very hot, humid and sunny. I don’t remember being so hot at the beach. You had to be in the water all day just to be comfortable. I...
Three Parts to a Safe Repetition

Three Parts to a Safe Repetition

When I’m teaching a new client how to lift a weight and perform proper repetitions (reps) within a set, I like to break it down into three parts. Most new trainees don’t think too much about lowering the weight or slowing it down before changing direction and raising...
How Hard and Long to Work-Out

How Hard and Long to Work-Out

In general, people either like to work out or they don’t. I spend a lot of my time as a personal trainer either motivating clients to work out or holding back other clients from exercising too much. When you don’t like to work out it’s hard to understand how some...
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