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  • Vitamin Z

    By excelweb | In Excel Fitness News, Fitness Tips | on January 21, 2013

    Welcome to that special time of year, best characterized by the sniffling, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, body ache…FLU SEASON (among other illnesses)!!!!! Year after year we hear: “This is the worst flu season ever!” Ads from various drug stores and doctor’s offices urge the young and old to get their flu shot; while the shelves are […]

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  • What are Battle Ropes?

    By excelweb | In Fitness Tips | on April 10, 2012

    What are Battle Ropes? Chris Caruso, CPT 4/10/2012 Battle ropes are heavy duty ropes designed to be lifted and moved with controlled motion. Training with battle ropes develops functional strength, power and endurance.  Battle rope exercises require the whole body to move the rope, which engages the core and increases the heart rate. Implementing rotational movements […]

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  • Core Focus

    By excelweb | In Fitness Tips | on March 21, 2012

    Core Focus Ilicia Balaban ACE C.P.T. 3/21/12 My clients are sick of hearing it: “Use your core, tighten your abs, focus your breathing on contracting your stomach.” Core conditioning continues to be a foundational building block to unlocking true fitness potential. Good fitness is characterized by performance in five areas: aerobic capacity, body composition, muscular […]

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  • Jeff Roux B.S. Exercise Science 11/23/11   I recently and unfortunately suffered a laceration on my dominant hand requiring 9 stitches.  The ER doctor asked me what I do for a living and when I told him he kind of laughed and said, “Well, you won’t be working out for a couple of weeks.”  Little […]

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  • 30 Classes in 30 Day Challenge

    By excelweb | In Fitness Tips, Uncategorized | on August 30, 2011

    30 Classes in 30 Day Challenge: Militant Yoga By Ilicia Balaban I am a goal oriented person and I love a good challenge.  Yoga has been a staple of my exercise regime and spiritual practice for years but I have not felt truly challenged by a yoga class in a long time.  Last Monday I […]

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  • Marathon Update by: Matthew Knight– B.S Exercise Science CSCS Personal Trainer at Excel Fitness As many of you know I am currently training for a marathon in the Fall Season.  I have been training for about two months and my joints have definitely been taking a pounding running on the hard surface.  I have worked […]

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  • The Last Year Revisited

    By excelweb | In Excel Fitness News, Fitness Tips | on June 27, 2011

    When you are looking for something new, Don’t just change EVERYTHING look back at what you did first!!  Make something you are doing better OR revisit something that worked well in the past and tweak it. This week I revisit this past year’s accomplishments and how looking for something new really means tweaking how you […]

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  • Marathon Training Matthew Knight – B.S Exercise Science CSCS and Personal Trainer, Excel Fitness For those of you that don’t know, I’m currently training for a marathon.  As a personal trainer I have put clients through different marathon training programs, but as an actual participant I get to experience this first hand.  Someone new to […]

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  • Wow, did the Northeast have a heck of a Winter or what?!?!  It does feel like this past Winter season was a little colder, a little longer and a little less tolerable.  Ahhhhh, but there is relief as we speak.  It is 80 degrees and not a cloud in the sky here at Excel Fitness  […]

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  • Time-bound vs. Goal-bound

    By excelweb | In Fitness Tips | on April 14, 2011

    Time-bound vs. Goal-bound by: Shawn O’Brien, M.S. In the current days of the ever expanding technology BOOM, everything is instant. Instant Oatmeal, Instant Messaging, Instant Coffee, Instant Food and you can fill in a few more. There are numerous versions of quotations floating around which go something like this – “IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT” […]

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