Call A Personal Trainer For Fitness Backup

by glenn on April 10, 2017

Renew Your Effort and Call in Backup

Exercising is a process, and typically it involves times when you see little progress. You may be feeling discouraged and ready to throw in the towel. You would much rather go home and spend time doing any number of things, most of which include sitting still and not getting sweaty. However, that does not help you make progress toward a weight loss goal or prepare for an athletic event.

No Matter What, Try Again

If you want to run a half-marathon or a marathon someday, sitting on the couch drinking wine and watching sitcoms is not going to get you prepared for that. Instead, you need to be ready to hit the gym, challenge yourself and keep moving.

Workouts are important, whether your goal is to lose weight or get fit for a big event. Calling a Staten Island personal trainer is a good first step to making sure you are making progress. A New Year’s resolution does not have to be written off at this time of year.

Be Positive and You Will Go Far

Instead, you can get in touch with Staten Island personal trainers and choose one to help you change your focus and renew your interest in losing weight, getting fit or working toward that half-marathon. It is simply a matter of will, and you can make today your new starting point to achieve your resolution.

Professionals handle Staten Island personal training advice for any number of people. If you aren’t sure what to do next or don’t feel like continuing the way you were, a trainer can give you an idea for a new workout or help you get out of a rut you have dug yourself into with certain activities and classes you were attending. That way, you can feel better about exercise again.




Phone a Personal Trainer

by glenn on April 4, 2017

Ask and You Shall Receive: Help is Only a Phone Call Away

Your days are full of meetings, projects and phone calls. Once you leave the office, you want to head to the gym and work on losing weight, feeling fit and building some muscle. You may want a tighter core to cut down on pain caused by sitting at a computer for hours or holding a phone to your ear. You may simply want muscles that have definition and the peace of mind that comes with a doctor visit where you aren’t lectured about your health.

Making Strides Toward a Goal Means Something

If you set a New Year’s Resolution and felt good about your momentum up until this point, you may think you can keep going solo and succeed. That is entirely possible. However, after a few months of working out and attempting to reach a goal, some people realize they aren’t making the progress they would like to see.

At that point, you can consider an alternative. One great alternative approach to working out and maintaining or building momentum is to work with a NYC personal trainer. Someone who knows the ins and outs of workouts, training, nutrition and mental focus can really give you a push in the right direction. If you find one of the many Upper East Side personal trainers who live the lifestyle and can explain to you what they follow in order to stay fit and happy, then you can find incentive to change your ways based on their advice.

Efforts Mean A Lot In Exercise and Life

When it comes to Midtown personal training, the basics are the same as anywhere else. You hire a professional to help you tone up and reach the weight loss or general health goals you have set. Your body will thank you, you can live longer and be happier overall. There is nothing to lose by hiring a professional trainer now, but there is a lot to gain.



Get the Motivation You Need to Keep Fitness Resolutions

Although most people start out motivated when they make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight or get into shape, that motivation quickly wanes. By the middle of January or the first part of February, many people have forgotten their resolutions and stop working out. However, if you hire a personal trainer, they can help maintain your motivation by using these motivation techniques.

Using Encouragement

Many personal trainers use encouragement to keep their clients motivated to work out. They will chart their progress by weighing them and taking their measurements, then every week or so, they will do it again to determine their progress. Being able to show clients how well they’ve done is a good way to motivate them to continue with their exercise routine and keep their fitness resolutions.

Change Routine

Some Staten Island personal trainers will vary their clients’ routines to keep them motivated. It can be boring doing the same things day after day, so your trainer may periodically change your routine or toss in another exercise to make your exercise regimen more challenging. Not only does varying the exercises keep things more interesting, but it allows different muscle groups to get the workout they need.

Setting the Example

When training clients, a Staten Island personal trainer needs to walk the walk and not just talk the talk. They should provide the inspiration you need to keep going, even when you don’t want to get out of bed to go to the gym. They should have a positive attitude toward with their clients and maintain their own body by regularly working out and eating the right foods.

You want to find a trainer who is interested in helping you keep your resolution so you can achieve the fitness goals you’ve set. Whether you wish to lose weight, build muscle mass or increase your stamina, a good Staten Island personal training routine should be able to help you meet those goals. A trainer’s attitude is almost as important as their certification because a trainer with a bad attitude is off putting, while one who is encouraging will help you keep your resolutions.



Frustrated with Weight Loss Efforts on Your Own? Maybe It’s Time to Contact a Personal Trainer


Finding the right exercise routine for yourself can be a challenge. Running can be relaxing and do great things for weight loss, but it is hard on your knees and ankles. Swimming can be a good choice, but some people aren’t comfortable being seen in a bathing suit or do not have free time when a community pool has open swim times. Others prefer joining classes and burning off calories to music.


However, for those who are less capable of complex moves and keeping up with the fast pace of a class, this can be a big frustration. People who attempt to lose weight by completing an exercise routine that doesn’t fit their needs or comfort level tend to give up that much quicker.


If this sounds like you, then maybe a Staten Island personal trainer can help you make the necessary changes now, before you give up and go back to sitting on your couch every night after work.

Staten Island personal trainers understand that your exercise routine has to be right for you. It can’t be too strenuous if you are just starting out. It can’t be something that focuses on exercise that makes you feel embarrassed or inadequate. It can’t be too social if you are an introvert by nature.


Working with someone who makes a life out of Staten Island personal training will help you get into the right routine for you. An experienced personal trainer can be the right person for your guidance and direction. They can make sure you stick to what you are doing, or they can help you change the routine if something isn’t working out for you.


Weight loss is something that is good for the mind as well as the body. You can be confident you will live longer and be happier if you start the process of losing weight now. It is never too early or too late to focus on your health. Working with a professional can truly make the difference and have you well on your way to success in no time.



Change Your Weight With the Help of Those With Experience

Weight loss can be challenging for anyone. If you decided that during the new year, you want to work on a new you, now is a great time to start.

Diets and exercise are both equally important when it comes to losing weight. If you are struggling with the exercise plan, then finding a great personal trainer to set you up with a plan you can follow and stick to is the best path to take.

A NYC personal trainer can help you figure out what type of exercises will work for you, anything that might cause injury or be above your fitness level. They can direct you to classes you might enjoy and help you add variety to your workout routine. That way, you can have fun and lose weight at the same time. You can decide if you want to add a social element to your workout routine and take classes, or if you want to do a routine that focuses on solo exercise elements. For NYC personal trainers, the knowledge and experience they already possess can make a big difference to your likelihood of losing the weight you aim to lose.

NYC personal training is a competitive business niche. There are many different trainers, each with different levels of experience, different specialties and different preferences when it comes to methods of training and ways to succeed.

It is up to you to ask questions and determine if you want to work with a certain trainer. Their rates, their typical workout locations and other factors can make a big difference in who you choose as well. Keep this in mind when you are reaching out to potential trainers.

You don’t have to work with the first trainer you get on the phone who says they are taking new clients. Find the trainer that will really care about your goals and have ways in mind to help you reach them. Your weight loss is a challenge to overcome, just like completing a marathon would be. Make sure your trainer is as invested in your goals as in those of any other client.



Getting in Shape on a Limited Budget

by glenn on December 14, 2016

I was recently asked for two ideas on how to get in shape on a limited budget. While there are many, I have posted two ideas below. One has to do with nutrition and the other exercise. I don’t think you can eat poorly and get in optimal health and vice versa. When starting out, working with a personal trainer or nutritionist would be best, that is not always in the budget.
1. Buy your foods from the outer aisles of the grocery store. These areas are usually stocked with fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy. Items you can use to cook beautiful healthy meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The middle aisles of grocery stores are filled, for the most part, with goods that are processed and loaded with preservatives or other less desirable ingredients you could do without.

Why is this an idea?
Everyone needs to eat. Spend a little more and get better quality, more nutrient dense food. You’ll feel better and have more energy.

2. Search YouTube for exercise videos.  Search for the type of exercise you are looking for. Either you can watch a short cardio workout or some weight training demonstrations.

Why is this an idea?

Lots of successful trainers, including many NYC personal trainers, have taken to YouTube to promote their brands. You can find lots of videos to follow along with from some of the best trainers around the globe. You don’t have to buy anything from them. However, if you get hooked on a specific trainer’s program, you may want to.

How you can sort through YouTube videos to find the good ones? There are A LOT of videos that could cause injuries!!

There is no short answer here. It can take a little bit of work. Looking for bargain fitness options can sometimes feel like shopping for clothing at a TJ Maxx or an name brand outlet store. You may have to spend some time sorting through the racks to find the right clothes for you. But once you find it, you look forward to wearing it every time. Or in this case, you look forward to the next workout.

You could try obvious search terms such as “top biceps workouts” “top 10-minute Zumba” “Celebrity personal trainer workout”. After that, I would look at number of views, channel name, number of subscribers, etc. Several reputable companies provide lots of free exercise videos.

A few years back I had trainers from participate in a series of HowCast plyometric workout videos and foam roller workout videos.

It takes a little work, no doubt, but,once you find some people to follow, you’ll get a better sense of what you want and what you can do.

I think it is important to emphasize, injuries can happen at anytime. Even with the “safest” workouts or “gems”. This is a risk. People need to know their limits and get medical clearance before starting a new exercise program.



Dumbbell Workouts: All You Need

by glenn on September 19, 2016

Shipwrecked with Dumbbells?  Perfect

The inferred meaning of perfect is all in how you say it.  If you were shipwrecked and only found a set of dumbbells as your useful equipment You may sarcastically say perfect.  But if shipwrecked and you like to workout, but the only thing you had with you were dumbbells, plus some life essentials, you would enthusiastically say perfect.


volleyball-2Both are correct.  If shipwrecked, you will need more than dumbbells to survive.  But strictly for exercise, they are a great option.  Few, if any things, are better.  Hey, Tom Hanks survived thanks for a volleyball in Castaway.


For the past 5 weeks, I have used nothing but dumbbells for my strength training workouts.  For the previous 30 years, I was a member, or employee, of some of the best gyms in the country.  Not the fanciest, but the best.  Until last month.  When faced when an equipment buying decision, I chose a 5-50lb set of hex dumbbells. Yup, I found someone trying to get rid of them and got a good price.


I have been a NESTA certified personal trainer for the past 5 years.  That knowledge goes a long way to knowing my way around the gym.  It was good to be faced with this new challenge.  How to get a complete workout with limited equipment.  I can honestly tell you, that dumbbells remove limitations in most cases.


My experience tells me that most people think of using dumbbells first for biceps and chest workouts.  I call that the pre-Friday night workout. Sure, you’ve got a variety of curling options and techniques for biceps and incline, decline, and flat press for chest.  But their usage varies greatly from just that.


It’s important to not continue to do the same workout over and over. It gets stale and boring.  I have often said to people, if you are bored with your workout, your muscles are, too.  With my chest workout I added in some neutral grip presses.  It’s a new movement for me, so I scaled back the weight.  I also felt a little more pressure on my shoulders, so going lighter was a good move.  Mix in some dumbbell flies and I have 9 exercises to rotate in and out of my chest days.  Since I only do three or four in a session, there are a lot of combinations.


For biceps, simply standing or sitting can make a difference in the way you work your biceps.  You can also vary your grip, forward facing, outward facing, or anatomical neutral.  I almost think there too many variations of biceps curl to write down at this time.  The one that I will highlight here though is my time saving superset.  When I only have a few minutes for biceps, I start with the 40 lb. dumbbells and do ten reps with each down to the 5 pounders.  A quick burn.


I have really rediscovered some great dumbbell movements and I think my muscles are thanking me.   If you find this helpful, let me know.  If you want to have a personal trainer help you design some great dumbbell workout, find a personal trainer in your neighborhood through the NeighborhoodTrainer community.





muscle burns 75-100 calories per dayWith the recent controversy surrounding the weight loss and gain of past Biggest Loser contestants, I think it is a good moment to talk a little bit about Basal Metabolic Rate and what it means for each normal individuals.

I have had similar conversation with many people over the years, who fall into more normal weight categories and would not qualify as a Biggest Loser contestant.  The best way to talk about Basal Metabolic Rate, or BMR, is to liken it to an idling car.  When a car is idling it will burn a minimal amount of fuel just to keep the engine running.  If you put the car in drive and want to pick up speed, you will infect more fuel into the engine to reach those speeds.  During those times you will burn more fuel.

Similarly, with your body, if you decide you want to binge watch your favorite program and do not get out of bed all day you will burn a minimal amount of calories during that time.  Your body’s BMR is the minimal amount of calories burned to “keep the lights on.”  This keeps your organs functioning, your muscles fueled, and pushes nutrients to the places that need it.  If/when you start moving, your calorie burn will increase over and above your BMR.

As an added layer of this example, if you add more muscle to your body, you will burn more calories.  In the same fashion a car with a V-8 engine burns more fuel than a V-6.  Each pound of muscle burns 75-100 calories per day.  This is one reason why it is important to increase muscle mass.  It may sound counter intuitive, but to lose weight, it makes sense to gain muscle.  This is where working with an Upper East Side personal trainer can help.

Even if you were to stay the same weight, you would improve your body composition and figure, which is really what people want.  Personal trainers are the professionals people turn to for help in finding the balance to achieve these goals.  It’s what they do.  When you find the right personal trainer for your needs, goals can be realized.

For the majority of people, one cannot compare themselves to a contestant on The Biggest Loser.  Their bodies changed so dramatically physiologically, even the doctor’s weren’t prepared.  They had starved their bodies so much comparatively and their BMR adjusted to the lower calorie intake, as it should, but never increased as they began to gain weight again.  Had this been muscle weight instead of fat this may be a different.  At the end of the day, whether it be a car or your body, more muscle will burn more fuel.



100114 introductory sessionWhen you first get the call into your Staten Island Personal Trainers business from a new client wanting to know about cost and times – it’s easy to get carried away. There is the excitement of helping someone improve the quality of their life, and the added bonus of knowing that cash flow is starting to look healthy. Unfortunately, it is trainers who don’t understand what clients need before giving prices that wind up losing their shirts. You have to be careful to make sure you understand what is involved with each client as much as the client has to understand what is involved with working with each type of trainer.

Be careful about offering specials

Marketing and reality have a hard time meeting and personal trainers in Staten Island are always being encouraged to offer specials. You have to be very careful about defining what those specials are for, or you may wind up with a client that needs requires a lot of your time and effort – while you get a bottom barrel price. Specials should be reserved for group classes and very defined limits. If you want to offer a special for one-on-one work, your better bet is to offer a piece of free equipment or branded promotional item instead.

Make sure you understand the work involved

To make sure you understand what clients need before giving prices you have to make sure that you:

  • Know what the client is looking for and their goals.
  • Evaluate your ability to work with that client.

A lot of Staten Island personal trainers wind up frustrating themselves and their clients because they don’t have a clear idea of what the client is looking for. You may be all about cross fit, but your client may want to cross walk. You also need to be realistic about whether or not you think you can motivate that client to reach above and beyond to build the kind of committed relationship you need to make it work.

What to do if you have priced the client wrong

You will find many a Staten Island personal trainer who realize later that they didn’t understand what clients need before giving prices, and now have to find out how to readjust things. The best way to handle this is to be proactive and set revolving time frames of 3 and 6 month reviews where you can adjust the price and the goals for that client.



Weight loss can be a topic that is very much debated upon out there. Every year, new diets take over the world and everybody seems to be going crazy about them without even analyzing them in depth to see if they can work for them and their needs or if they are truly healthy. For the average dieter out there, the split opinions on how weight loss should actually happen can be more than just confusing.

If you are among those who try to lose weight but cannot make sense of all the advice given out there and if you live in the Big Apple, then you will most likely want to consider calling for the services of a New York City nutritionist. There is a very large number of them out there in the city and one of them will definitely suit your needs.

One mistake a lot of people do is not going to the nutritionist because they believe that it will not actually help. They buy self-help books and spend tons of money on products that are not nearly as helpful as the personalized service a New York City nutritionist can offer them with. Having someone to listen to your weight loss-related issues and someone to understand very clearly what it is that should be done is extremely important. Even more, the diet built by a nutritionist will definitely work better for you precisely because it is built according to your current lifestyle and according to the things you like and don’t like about diets.

Another big mistake people make when it comes to choosing a New York City nutritionist is related to the fact that they don’t believe they actually have the budget to do it. The truth is that this is your health at stake and that you should definitely consider investing in it. Even more than that though, the services of a nutritionist will most likely be much less expensive than you expect them to be (especially considering the benefits).

From Brooklyn to Queens and from Manhattan to the Bronx, there are many nutritionists providing their services to people who need them. One of them will most definitely be suitable for your budget and he/she will definitely be able to find a long-term solution for your weight loss goals without putting your health in danger.