Positivity

by Antonio Sini … It’s amazing how easily we can fall into the trap of thinking negatively when we set out to be healthier. For example, this week I overheard my client explain how he ordered an eggwhite sandwich but then threw out the bread. He forgot that he had decided not to eat carbs. […]

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Fitness First!

By Antonio Sini … You probably already knew this but prioritizing and finding an extra hour or two for exercise is not as simple of a task as one might think. Whether it’s work, kids or friends, it can sometimes be hard to concentrate on ourselves when so many other people depend on us. The […]

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High Impact Exercise

by Antonio Sini … High-impact exercise, where your feet usually come off the ground (like running or box jumps) is one of the most effective ways to reduce body fat and build strong bones. This type of exercise gets your heart rate up quickly, burning more calories in less time. Subjecting the bones to greater […]

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A Simple Nutrition Guideline

by James Camastra … At Progressive Personal Training we often get questions regarding nutrition and diet. Though most people know that broccoli is good for them and french fries are not, clients require more specific guidance. So, we find ourselves giving a few tips that I’m going to share with you. Try to eat a […]

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How to Pick the Best Protein Bar

by Alissa Rumsey, RD, MS CDN, CSCS … Protein bars are everywhere. I get asked about a new brand or product on a weekly basis. Occasionally I’m pleasantly surprised, but unfortunately most of the protein or nutrition bars on the market are nothing more than glorified candy bars. Most are filled with highly processed ingredients, […]

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Increase Core Activity With These Push-up Variations

by James Camastra … Push-ups are a great functional exercise for increasing strength in the chest, shoulders and triceps. Here are three variations of this common exercise that will help strengthen your core. All three versions can be done with hands on the long edge of a workout bench or using a bar on an […]

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Great Outdoor Workout, Coming to a Park Near You!

by Antonio Sini … Most of us spend our days inside, trapped at desks in dark buildings where we’re shielded from the sun like vampires. With Summer in full swing, why not get out of the shadows and enjoy the sunshine, breeze, and strange looks from snot-nosed kids as you do pull ups on their […]

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Medical History Questionnaire

 

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H.I.I.T (High Intensity Interval Training)

by Antonio Sini … HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time. A high-intensity […]

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Exercise of the Month – Supine Spinal Hip Twist

by James Camastra … Supine Spinal Hip Twists – require spinal rotation at the hips, while lying on your back, keeping head nuetral and stabilizing the shoulders. The arms should be at 90 degrees, like a “T”, and should not come off the floor (very important). Either done with bent knees or straight legs, this […]

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