Back to the Basics: The Plank

by Daniel Lucas.. This is the first installment of our “Back to Basics” series, and we could not have started with a more fundamental exercise—the plank. Though the plank seems like a really basic exercise, believe it or not the majority of people we assess at Nimble Fitness are not aware of how to really […]

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Why meditate? Because meditation makes your life better.

By Charleene O’Connor… Meditation is worth a try for two great reasons: 1) Anyone can do it and 2) It has concrete physical and psychological benefits. For instance: *Slow, regulated breathing allows your body to release “happy” chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins, which all positively affect your mood and function. *Five minutes (!) of […]

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Jump In! (But seriously, you may want to warm up first)

by Keith Paine Now that the summer’s in full swing and the ocean has warmed up, most of us will jump in the water at any opportunity. Swimming is great exercise and an even better way to cool off, but unless you’re someone who swims on a regular basis, key muscles might be a little […]

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Fitness Secrets!

By Daniel Lucas… Along with all the political content that each of us has to wade through every morning, I’ve noticed some other interesting news headlines recently: “Have stairs in your home? You’ll live longer!”  “Runners live longer!”  “Want to live longer? Eat lots of veggies!”  “Get quality sleep and live longer.” Do you notice a theme […]

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My Intermittent Fasting Journey

by Daniel Lucas… I have always been someone who eats breakfast!  I’m probably 90 percent egg if you tested my cells for their makeup. That said, I’m on day two of my journey into intermittent fasting. I’m going to be blogging from time to time on my findings and results. Just to give you a little more background […]

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Why TRX?

By Keith Paine… Have you heard of TRX Suspension Training? Chances are you have, if you are at all interested in fitness. TRX has grown from a handful of devotees to a widely accepted fitness tool. The New York Times reports that TRX equipment is now used “at over 1,000 gyms nationwide.” And the interest is […]

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The Struggle is Real Part 2: To Weigh or Not To Weigh?

by Jason Pulido… I’ve been a personal trainer for over 20 years. And all that time, I’ve also been on my own personal fitness journey, which has included massive swings in weight and fluctuations in fitness. Throughout my career as a trainer, the question in the title of this piece—to weigh or not to weigh?—has […]

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The Unknown

by Daniel Lucas… The journey that occurs in our bodies is completely harmonious with the rhythms of nature.  For me, training and moving is my consistent, flowing link back to our natural selves. Living in New York City, and working at Nimble Fitness in Union Square, means it’s vital for me to remain grounded in nature, […]

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Sleep

by Charleene O’Connor… What if someone had a magic pill that could make you feel calmer and more energized; something that could combat depression, shrink your waistline, improve your focus and productivity, regulate your hormones and boost your immune system? And what if I told you that magic pill is called sleep? Sufficient, quality sleep […]

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Lets Talk About Love

by Charleene O’Connor… Lets talk about love! Whenever we feel stuck in life, it’s because we choose to let fear control us instead of love. Whenever there is love, there is a path to get unstuck and find your true way again. What do you love to do? When you choose to do what you […]

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Clean Eating (and Living) in 2017

by Charleene O’Connor… Consumers today will pay a premium for organic, wholesome products. People want to live as naturally as they can, so the consumer environment is ripe for companies and marketers to emphasize all the “clean” benefits of their products. At Nimble Fitness, we know that choosing natural, high-quality food and cleaning products are […]

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The Struggle Is Real!

by Jason Pulido… I recently passed my 20-year anniversary of being a personal trainer, and have settled into my role as a partner at Nimble Fitness in New York City. Growing up, I was always athletic, a wrestler, football and baseball player since elementary school. Each year during football season, I would work really hard […]

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Practice Fitness- And Train For Life!

by Daniel Lucas… Life-long fitness is about practice! Like the Yogi who still gets on the mat at the age of 100, or the Tai Chi master who continually strives to improve their flow, one’s true level of fitness is formed over a lifetime. In America, the fitness mantra over time has somehow become “how […]

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Posture and Pain

by Charleene O’Connor… The human body is amazing. It is designed to move! Connective tissue, muscles, and bones are all designed to move in space, and respond to different types of stress. Stress, when we talk about the body, can be a good thing. The body’s response to a stressor like gravity or an external […]

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