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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Scott Marlowe is the owner of ResultsNYC, a personal training studio serving clients in NYC and Connecticut.  He became a personal trainer 27 years ago when he was asked to train the owner of the NYC gym he attended, Pumping Iron. “I told the owner I wasn’t a trainer,” he admits, “although I had some knowledge and looked the part. But when he told me he needed my help and there was no

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Indoor cycling on exercise bikes is great for cardio training and lower body toning, but correctly adjusting the saddle is critical for comfort. And according to the American Council on Exercise, properly adjusting the saddle height ensures a comfortable ride and maximum power for your fitness session. First, with the pedal at floor level, fully extend your leg so that you don’t have to

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A longtime leader in fitness technology, Cybex shows the industry yet again how bucking the status quo results in better fitness. Instead of following the trend toward softer, more pliable decks for their treadmills, the scientists at Cybex found that simply softening the running surface didn’t reduce the risks of injury while running. In fact, they found that regardless how soft the deck is

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The newest addition to the Cybex 525 Cardio Series is the Cybex 525T treadmill—and it’s a winner. Designed expressly for corporate gyms, residential fitness centers and hotels, the Cybex 525T treadmill is a rugged, no-nonsense machine—but still sports the same 5-horsepower drive, Intelligent Suspension (IS3) deck and sturdy cushioning that have become hallmarks of Cybex’s premium

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As a personal trainer since 1997, and owner of NJ Personal Training, Joe D’Angelo is thrilled to offer his greater Bergen County clientele effective ways to stay fit. “I appreciate the struggle my clients endure for better health—I know it's not easy, but with consistent effort, positive results will follow,” explains Joe. What clients like most about Joe is ability to innovate. “I'm

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We continue our Trainer Appreciation Month with Fitness Expert and TV talk show host Jessica Regnante. Long known as one of New England’s top personal trainers, her trademark method is a fusion of results-driven functional fitness training, Pilates techniques, effective eating strategies and healthy living tips. Jessica offers her unique CONCIERGEFITNESS® by Jessica R® training program,

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When it comes to home gyms, is bigger necessarily better? In a word, no. The key elements to look for are sound engineering and quality components. Here’s what to look for: First, check out the sturdiness of the machine. Look at the details: Examine the welding. Scrutinize safety catches. Feel the seat padding. Second, check the specs. Ideally, your home gym frame should be made with 12-gauge

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For years, cyclists have been urged to replace every ounce of water lost during exercise. They’ve also been warned to avoid caffeine, and to drink beverages with added protein for better cycling performance. However, recent research may prove that advice to be misguided. According to registered dietician, Monique Ryan, author of the book Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, here’s why:

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Until now, most exercise programs have ignored lateral or side-to-side movement, if for no other reason than the technology has been lacking in the training room. A strong lateral motion training program does nothing less than increase athletic potential—improving balance on the field, working underutilized rotation muscles and reducing injury risk come game day. Thankfully, the technology is

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Ari Weller, owner of PhilosoFit in East Hampton, NY, is one of Long Island’s most highly sought-after private fitness trainers. Having started as a personal trainer in 1996 at Equinox in New York City, Ari’s approach to fitness has evolved into one that embraces the total functional movement—including techniques that focus on greater mobility, deep internal stability and more authentic

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