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Original content from coach Devin Gray, CSCS

How to Ditch the Scale in 2014

Today is the 27th of December, 2013. New Year’s Eve is 5 days away. My resolution isn’t to get in better shape or to earn more. My New Year’s Resolution is firmly set: to get as many people to ditch their scales in 2014 as possible. I say this as a coach, brother,...

Rethinking Your Core Training

Core training is one of the most popular training topics in the world of fitness. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most confusing. It’s confusing because there are an endless myriad of exercises, guidelines, and promises being made. It is even more confusing...

Why You Should Be Lifting Weights

I see it all the time. People say that they want to get in shape, buy a gym membership, get all amped up… and then spend an hour on the elliptical. Bored to tears. They rarely lose the weight, they barely improve their fitness levels, they dread the gym, and they...

4 Tips for Staying Healthy & Active in the Summer

Summer is now upon us. It’s the time of year for baseball games, cookouts, camping, Cape Cod, and two local favorites – gardening and golfing. If you stayed active and healthy, congratulations! Enjoy the summertime and your hobbies. If you didn’t, this article will...

6 Tips to Get Into Shape for Summer

It may be hard to believe, but there are less than 100 days until the official start of summer: the summer solstice. Less than 100 days until it’s time to stroll the beach in that new swimsuit you bought, lay out in the sun, and go on that summer vacation you’ve been...

The 4 Essential Pieces of a Fat Loss Program

Written August, 2012. August marks my 1-year anniversary of being a personal trainer. Over the course of the past year, I’ve spoken with plenty of our fantastic members about their goals. The overwhelming response is that most people simply want to lose body fat and...

5 Components of a Great Workout Program

Over the past few years the fitness industry has made some great strides towards creating better and more effective workouts. The approach is shifting from simply looking great to improving quality of life in multiple aspects. Your joints should move more smoothly and...

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