Training to Stay Ahead of Injury in Adventure Racing

by Keith Paine … The spring and summer are primetime for adventure races like the Spartan Race and the Tough Mudder. These outdoor obstacle courses are all the rage in the fitness world, but there can be a major price to pay for the everyday person stepping up to the challenge. Injuries happen at every […]

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Running Tips for 2014

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You’re Finally Getting In Shape This Year. Do You have A Plan?

by Daniel Lucas … One of the biggest mistakes people make with regards to their training program is that they don’t have one. As the new year begins, many people just head to the gym and do the same thing over and over again, or randomly try something different every visit. Committing to exercise is […]

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Muscle Vs. Fat Myths

by Antonio Sini … Myth: A pound of muscle looks the same as a pound of fat. Truth: Not true! Muscle tissue is denser than fat tissue. That means that, pound for pound, fat takes up more space in your body. So, as your body composition changes from more fat to greater muscle mass, you […]

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Healthy Back (Video) Series / Part II

Hello! This is the 2nd of a three-part video series on how to have and maintain a healthy lower back. In last month’s newsletter, we explained how proper hydration, nutrition and rest can lay a good foundation for having a healthier, happier lower back. This week, we’ll move forward and talk a little about what’s […]

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How To Lengthen Your Arm Line With A Reverse Plank.

This video by Nimble’s Kristin Porter demonstrates a great stretch to lengthen the front arm lines and increase range of motion in the shoulders. You’ll begin with one leg bent and work your way up to a full Reverse Plank. Take notice of the hand placement (fingers pointing towards feet) and how the shoulders are […]

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Leg Strength Part III

by Daniel Lucas… Welcome to the third installment of our Nimble leg exercise series!  We’re now going to progress to a few power movements. These moves are important, because as we age, our physical power is one of the first things to decrease. If we don’t train consistently, we gradually lose our ability to move […]

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Basic Plank Series

The Plank is a static exercise for strengthening the abdominals, back and shoulders.  This isometric  exercise is important for stabilizing the trunk  and creates a bracing effect, which works all the abdominal muscles.  When doing any variation of the plank, make sure to remember to breath while contracting your abdominals.   This video demonstrates 3 different […]

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The Reverse Lunge

By Tyler Farrish … The safest and most effective variation of lunging is the reverse lunge.   When you reverse your lunge, the effects on the muscles are the same, but less stress is placed on the knees because they cannot extend beyond the toes.  And by taking a step backwards instead of forwards, it is […]

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Flying Pigs Farm at Union Square Farmers Market

At Nimble Fitness, we often talk about knowing your food and eating locally farmed meat and produce. The other day, I decided to shoot a short video interview with Mike, the owner of one of my favorite farms, Flying Pigs Farm. Here are some of the important points we talk about in the video: *Where […]

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Warm Up Your Spine!

Try this yoga pose when you get out of bed to alleviate morning back stiffness.  The twisting chair pose is a great way to gently and safely warm up the spine. Place hands in eastern prayer position at heart’s center. Inhale, reach arms overhead. Exhale, twist right, maintain length in spine and engage the abdominal […]

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Nimble Fitness and About.com

Check out these short and informative video clips the boys at Nimble Fitness filmed for About.com Build a Work Out Regimen We’re here at Nimble Fitness for About.com. … Also here at Nimble, we tend to focus on building a strong core and healthy joints before you start to think about … http://video.about.com/exercise/How-to-Build-a-Work-Out-Regimen.htm Weight Gain […]

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“Eat Like the White House Eats”

from Everydayhealth.com — Michelle Obama champions healthy living for families across the nation, and the #1 online health destination —Everydayhealth.com— has captured exclusive behind the scenes recipes, tips and confessions from the first lady herself. We think you will enjoy checking out this one-of-a-kind package from Michelle Obama entitled “Eat Like the White House Eats“.

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Turkish Get Up

The Turkish Get Up is one of those exercises that build true functional strength. There are many benefits to doing the Turkish Get Up.  Not only is it a total body workout, but you also feel a sense of accomplishment when executing the exercise completely- something crunches just can’t  deliver. Watch Nimble Trainer Al Kavadlo […]

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Ab Progression

Watch Nimble Trainer Al Kavadlo demonstrate different abdominal exercises in this short video clip. Check out Al’s website for more awesome advice – www.alkavadlo.com

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Al’s Clean & Press

Watch Nimble Trainer Al Kavadlo demonstrate different clean and press techniques in this short video clip. Check out Al’s website for more awesome advice – www.alkavadlo.com

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TRX – 5 Simple Moves

Watch Keith demonstrate 5 exercises with TRX suspension straps.

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Nimble Fitness on NBC

See the video clip below! . You may already know that Nimble Fitness is the premier TRX training facility in Manhattan. Tune into NBC (channel 4) this Saturday at 7:30pm to hear Daniel Lucas explain why he feels TRX is the future of fitness and watch his TRX class in action. . If you missed […]

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Pushup Progression

Watch Nimble Trainer Al Kavadlo demonstrate different pushup techniques in this short video clip. Check out Al’s website for more awesome advice – www.alkavadlo.com

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Only the best

On July 25 Nimble Fitness hosted its first TRX Suspension Training certification.  The event was a tremendous success with over 24 health practitioners and fitness enthusiasts participating and learning the TRX system. In collaboration with Fitness Anywhere, Nimble Fitness will be hosting several more TRX certification courses.  If you missed the last one, make sure […]

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