One of the most common misconceptions in health, fitness and exercise is that weight training, also called strength training or resistance training, is not beneficial for fat loss/weight loss and can leave a woman looking overly muscular and “manly”. In fact, during my 14 year -career as a NYC based personal trainer, if I had a dollar for every time i heard this myth I’d be able to retire a wealthy man indeed! Why Should Women Weight Train? There are numerous reasons why women should embrace rather fear weight training and in this blog I want to shed some light on a few common benefits to pumping iron and explain why women should not be afraid of getting stronger. Read More
Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Your life revolves around making sure junior (or juniors!) is fed, clean and clothed and get towhere they need to be on time. You are their cook, baby-sitter, entertainer, cleaner, taxi driver, body guard, nurse and best friend all at the same time. It’s no wonder that many new moms, despite their best intentions, never really get back into shape after giving birth and end up carrying that “baby weight” for years after their child has started walking! Read More
Ask a dozen trainers how to best workout for fat loss and you’ll probably get about a dozen answers! As the saying goes, there is more than one way to skin a cat and there is more than one way to workout for fat loss.
You Can’t Outrun a Bad Diet
First, it’s important to understand you can’t outrun a bad diet. That is to say, if your diet is bad no amount of exercise will make up for the fact that you are filling your body with junk food. One hour of exercise will result in approximately 600 calories of expended energy. One regular burger (no fries, no soda) contains a similar amount of calories. If you eat a lot of calorie-dense junk food every single day, you’ll soon discover that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to exercise and burn all those unwanted calories off. Read More
Everyone wants to lose weight and for most people weight loss can be challenging. As a certified personal trainer in NYC, I am constantly asked, “How can I lose weight?”. Being a personal fitness trainer for over 14 years, I can tell you with certainty that exercise is usually not enough. Diet is crucial. Over the years, I have seen the gym rats, (people who practically live in the gym), not change their bodies. Why? Diet! They’re definitely burning plenty of calories, BUT, when they get to the dinner table, WATCH OUT. Poor choices – rich foods, huge portions and too much sugar. Just too many calories overall. So with this in mind, I decided to write an article, “Weight Loss Tips from a Personal Trainer”. I hope it helps. Read More