Melt Fat with One Healthy Habit

by Daniel Lucas.. What holds you back from having the body you’ve always wanted? Is there one clear answer? At Nimble Fitness, we know that there usually isn’t. There are a lot of different factors that contribute to your overall health and tone. You are a unique system. Let me ask you a simpler question: […]

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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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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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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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Run the NYC Marathon with us!

Okay, you can’t really run the marathon with us but you can support two of Nimble’s very own as they run for a great cause. On November 02, 2014 studio manager, Grace Shon, and Nimble Fitness co-founder, Daniel Lucas, will be running to help raise money for WITNESS. WITNESS is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit that trains […]

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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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What may be causing you repeated ankle sprains?

By Daniel Lucas … Have you ever rolled your ankle? If you have, it’s likely your glutes on the same-side hip have altered neurologically, turning down your glute medius strength like a night light on low. There have been multiple studies showing that glute activity is inhibited after an ankle sprain. It’s one reason why […]

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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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Balance – The Sixth Sense

hBy Daniel Lucas… As a person grows older, balance becomes more of a priority in their training program. We all know how debilitating falls can be for the elderly; for some of us, it’s been a grandparent or loved one that has fallen. What is it that makes a person more prone to falling? Some […]

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FAT REVISITED!

Last month we touched on some of the ways we can help our bodies to better utilize fat. Today, I want to talk about the emotional and mental war many people wage on fat in the name of being healthy. As I mentioned in the previous article, good fat is good for you–so why did […]

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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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Why Drink Water?

by Daniel Lucas … What makes you dizzy? What lowers your gut function? What gives you headaches and can make you feel lethargic? What makes you look and feel older than you are? Chronic dehydration! Water is that important. In fact, poor hydration actually weakens the immune system, leading to bigger health problems and pre-mature […]

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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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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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Cultivating Happiness

by Daniel Lucas … What truly makes you happy? Is it meeting with a good friend? Is it taking a walk in the park, maybe seeing a movie that’s been on your radar? Making the time for activities that make us feel happy is important, but I want to suggest that being happy is different. […]

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Healthy Lower Back Part III

by Daniel Lucas … When we take a deeper look into why people in America are spending billions of dollars to try and relieve lower back pain, we have to start the conversation by talking about the nature of our mostly sedentary, repetitive lives. An average day in our society–sitting all day at the computer, […]

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Daniel runs the NYC Marathon for WITNESS.

On November 3rd, I will be running in the NYC Marathon!  I am running with the WITNESS team in order to raise money for their cause.  WITNESS trains people all over the world to use video cameras and editing software to create human rights change. Learning about their mission and past and present initiatives made […]

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