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    3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Personal Trainer

    There is certainly no shortage of personal trainers in Westchester but how do you know if you’re ready, mentally and emotionally to hire a trainer? Here are the 3 questions you need to ask yourself before hiring a trainer: 1) What are my goals? Before proceeding be honest with yourself; Where do you see yourself […]

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    Cardio / Strength Kettlebell Workout; a Sample of Kettlebell Flow

    As you may be aware, we have a new class that I personally started teaching called Kettlebell Flow. It encompasses the best of both worlds; cardiovascular fitness and strength all in a 45 minute class. The purpose of the class is to increase calorie burning through a kettlebell workout that keeps you moving with only […]

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    Anti-inflammatory Diet Helps Bones of Women

    Women who eat anti-inflammatory diets, which are higher in vegetables and fruits, fish, and whole grains, may improve bone health and may prevent fractures, according to research. Data from the Women’s Health Initiative was used to compare inflammatory components in the diet to bone mineral density and fractures. Over six years, women with the least […]

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    Total Body Kettlebell Workout

    We’re all pressed for time so quick but effective total body workouts are great for anybody. Here’ a total body kettlebell workout that will work every major muscle group in as little as 10 minutes! Perform the following routine for a heart pumping, full body workout! – Double Kettlebell Swings 15x – Renegade Row with […]

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    The No Time Full Body Kettlebell Workout

    If you’re ever low on time but want a short and effective total body workout then this is for you! Perform 3-10 rounds of the following exercises, depending on your fitness level: We were fortunate to have had Kettlebell Kings provide us with a couple of 35 lb. kettlebells recently, so they are partially responsible for […]

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    Super Legs; A Quick Kettlebell Strength/Endurance Circuit

    Have you ever wanted to get a fast but powerfully effective workout for your legs? This Super Legs Kettlebell Workout will do just that for you! Working on power, strength, and endurance, while also increasing your cardiorespiratory fitness, each round is packed with calorie burning effective exercises! Pre-Workout: After a thorough 4-5 minute mobility focused warm-up […]

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    What is Variable Intensity Interval Training (VIIT)?

    Variable Intensity Interval Training or VIIT is an exercise format in which you rotate between high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with medium-intensity (strength/endurance) and low-intensity (mind/body) recovery periods for a shorter, more efficient workout. Typically, you would start with high-intensity intervals, which should be performed close to maximal effort (90 percent intensity). The next round should […]

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    Steel Club Training for Sports Conditioning

    What is Steel Club Training? Why Do It?

    Steel clubs, like the ones from Onnit Academy, are a modern variation on an ancient type of fitness equipment from Persia and surrounding areas around 2000 years ago.  They were used by wrestlers and soldiers to enhance their overall strength, endurance and speed for competing and for better weapon management in battle. Benefits of Steel […]

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