Time To Move In The Great Outdoors!

by Daniel Lucas… Warmer weather is upon us and it’s time to dig up those sneakers, especially if you have not been hitting the gym over the winter. Nimble Fitness would like to give you our top tips on how to get re-integrated to training outdoors. 1. Do a little preparation work. Assess your gear […]

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Hormones and Weight Loss

by Bev Ratcliff… For this month’s article, I am going to start the conversation with three hormones, each of which can corrupt your weight loss goals this year if you don’t set about re-balancing them. Hormones are far more powerful than we might think. If we don’t get them working for us, instead of against […]

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Repetitive Stress

By Daniel Lucas… Today, let’s talk about a different kind of stress—repetitive stress. The kind of stress that results in smaller, nagging aches and pains that you might “live with” for a long time. The top four causes of repetitive stress issues are: Sitting – I count sitting as repetitive stress because of how often […]

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Are You Stressed?

by Daniel Lucas … It’s no mystery that stress can be a health killer. It can manifest instantly, but it can also grind you down over time. The Mayo Clinic describes the human stress response like this: “Your body is hard-wired to react to stress in ways meant to protect you against threats from predators […]

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Put Those Winter Pounds to Work!

by Bev Ratcliff … Summer bodies are built in the winter. Yes, yes, I know–you drank too much, ate too much, generally did too much, but isn’t that the point of the festive season? Well, it’s over now and those extra few pounds you’re carrying around is the greatest tool in your toolbox. If you’re […]

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The Anti-Resolution Solution: Set Your Last Fitness Resolution Once and for All

By Michael Rizk, Lifestyle & Performance Catalyst, Condition for Life … I love working with people who are looking to get more active. It’s been my passion for the past 15 years and what I plan to do for the rest of my life. But every year, right after Thanksgiving, I start to cringe – […]

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Beating the Holiday Blues

By Dr. Richard Nathanson … Many people associate the upcoming weeks –and the extra stress of the holidays– with a change in mood. The increased demands from work and family can sometimes take a toll. It’s particularly important during periods of stress to attend to your mental health as well as your physical health. Typically, […]

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Do It Because You Can

By Jimmy Everett … I always thought I needed to have a goal for working out. I figured I would just stop doing it if I didn’t have one. I also feared the day I would get lazy, and end up a 50ish guy with a beer belly and no desire to change. However, I’m finding […]

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Get Your Body Organized!

by Daniel Lucas … If your training program does not have a day that’s dedicated to alignment, postural work and energy building, then you are missing out on a key element of your training! One of the secrets to training hard is recovering smart. Effective recovery is extremely important to getting the results you desire. […]

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Dealing With Stress

by Daniel Lucas … The nature of my work, which is running a personal training business and being a holistic lifestyle coach, is one reason why I am usually on the low end of the stress threshold. I love what I do, and I also know a fair amount about taking care of myself. The […]

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Perspective

by Daniel Lucas … One day, you can step around the corner and everything looks different. What happened in that moment? The sidewalk and the buildings haven’t changed, and the trees are where they’ve always been. What changed is your perspective—the way you see what you see. Perspective is a key in every area of […]

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PAIN IN THE FOOT?

by Daniel Lucas … Ok, let’s pop in the video and get jumping!  At least that’s what my sister Patti did with her new exercise program. Day 1 through Day 5, she did a lot of jumping, from low to high intensity.  She continued to follow her video exercise program till week 7, when it […]

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Staying Positive

Our family, our friends… seems like everyone is either experiencing for themselves, or knows someone who is feeling a tremendous amount of stress. Take a step back and catch your breath. Remember, worry does little more than make you anxious and miserable. It serves no purpose other than to make you obsess over negative situations […]

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The Plank! – Are They All Created Equal?

This often-used core stability exercise can be done in many ways, but are they all equally effective? Let’s take a look inside the strength-building pillar plank. First, let’s talk about what the plank is intended to do for us. It’s mostly an isometric hold exercise, but there are many variations which add some movement, whether […]

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I Was Trained for This:

Unexpected Benefits of Strength Training By Melissa Delancey … I have worked as a personal trainer in New York City for a decade now, and have trained clients from all walks of life and with all kinds of different challenges. Many years ago, for instance, I worked with a petite woman in her early forties […]

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Setbacks

by Antonio Sini … Setbacks…Whether it’s sustaining an injury in the middle of a big race or coming down with a cold on the first morning of your vacation, we’ve all had them. And like anything else in life, things don’t always turn out according to plan. You’ll go through highs and lows, successes and […]

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Let go of that fat!

By Daniel Lucas … Almost everyone that steps in a gym wants to lose some body fat. Health and vanity are both powerful motivators! The big question is: How? What’s the best way to get your body to utilize (i.e. burn) fat? Let’s start with what it feels like when your body is actually using […]

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Achieving Greatness

By James Everett … Most of us, in some form or another, strive to better ourselves, to live our lives to our fullest potential. However, we often look for those positive changes to come from external sources, such as how other people perceive us in the context of society, instead of looking within ourselves. This […]

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Form And Efficiency

by Daniel Lucas … Are you getting the most out of every strength exercise? It’s an interesting question–one that we ask here at Nimble Fitness all the time. What we’ve discovered is that an exercise’s maximum benefit really depends on you, and where you are at with your training program. If you are new to […]

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Running Tips for 2014

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