Strength Training for Osteoporosis and Bone Health

In Nimble Fitness, to get the adaptation of stronger bone and more functional fascia we take a multi-planer, multidisciplinary and varied load approach to your training program.  It’s called the SAID principle: Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands.  Our bodies are designed to heal themselves which is what it’s doing when adapting to the stress of […]

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SPRING TRAINING Part 2- ROTATION!

SPRING TRAINING CONTINUED : ROTATION! In life, we are constantly bending, twisting and rotating to achieve tasks.  And that’s exactly where problems can begin. When your spine is in a flexed (bent forward) and rotated position, that’s where it is least stable.  If your body is not prepared to move this way—or if the thing […]

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gut health

Spring Training: Recharge Your Gut!

I’m not going to sugar coat it: tiny aliens are living in your body! Also known as bacteria, these organisms play a vital role in your health. There is much that is still a mystery when it comes to the role of these ‘intelligent’ bacteria, but scientific studies paint a very interesting picture of what […]

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Sleepology 101

  by Daniel Lucas Sleepology 101 There is a good reason why three scientists won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their research on circadian rhythms in sleep. It’s because sleep is a big deal! It is absolutely vital to preventing disease, maintaining a strong immune system, building quality energy, and ensuring longevity. These scientists found, […]

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Train Smart, Not Just Hard!

by Daniel Lucas… Listen, as one of the founders of Nimble Fitness, and as a coach for 20 years, I can tell you that I love most fitness classes. The energy of having other people in the room, being led by a knowledgeable and motivational instructor, makes for an unbeatable experience. We offer a range […]

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Back to the Basics: The Push-Up

by Daniel Lucas… Why is the push up a star in the training world? What does it have that other exercises don’t? Let’s break it down! The push-up is a fundamental bodyweight strength movement for the upper body and core. It can be performed anywhere, and has many variations. Many exercisers still perform this movement […]

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Back to the Basics: The Hinge

by Daniel Lucas… At Nimble, what we’re looking for in the hip hinge is the femur and pelvis working together to create a hinging “glide” at the joint, instead of the entire lumbar spine and hip moving together. Why is the hinge important? That hinging effect allows the lumbar spine to stay in a stable, neutral position […]

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Back to the Basics: The Squat!

We do it every day. When we sit in a chair or use the restroom.  When we pick something up or duck under something else. When get in and out of a car. Basically, you will be squatting your entire life, so let’s start doing it properly now!  First, I would like to share that there […]

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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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