SURVIVING ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. personal Trainer Prescription Fitness When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, it is very difficult to not be tempted by the some if not all of the following:  corned beef piled high between two slices of rye bread, green bagels, shamrock cookies, Irish soda bread, and plenty of beer.  Before you head out to celebrate with family and/or friends, here are some … [Read more...]

Move of the Month: Push Ups

Written By Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Push ups have been around forever. In fact, you probably completed your first push up as a young kid in grade school gym class. Push ups are one of the most polarizing exercises. Some people loathe them. And believe it or not some people love them. The people who enjoy them tend to feel that way because they’ve … [Read more...]

Cardiovascular Disease: Signs and Prevention

Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Cardiovascular disease (often referred to as heart disease) is a general name for a wide variety of diseases, disorders and conditions that affect the heart and/or blood vessels.  According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute, Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women and men in the United … [Read more...]

TOTAL BODY CIRCUIT TRAINING

  Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness If you feel that there are not enough hours in the day and that finding time for a workout is nearly impossible on most days, this article is for you!  Why?!  Because I am going to discuss total body circuit training in this blog.  First I will give you some of the benefits to incorporating this type of … [Read more...]

Heart Healthy Nutrition

Written by Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer with Prescription Fitness It’s Valentine’s Week so let’s talk about our hearts. First, the not so lovely stats: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.  According to the CDC roughly 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year -  that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Some of the risk factors for … [Read more...]

Cardio: Define, Why, and How…

Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Define Before I get into why you should do “cardio” (short for “cardiovascular exercise”) and how to incorporate it into your daily routine, I think it is important to define what it is.  Cardio exercise is any activity in which you move your large muscle groups for a sustained period of time while maintaining an … [Read more...]

How to Record Your Nutrition

Written By Beth Funari  Sims Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Nutrition is a vital part of the healthy lifestyle equation. What you put into your body has major effects on  an individual’s longevity, vital organs, weight and quality of life. You may have been reminded by your trainer how important monitoring and tracking your nutrition is. It’s really easy to live day to day … [Read more...]

Cleansing and Detoxing…what is the difference?

  Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness I’m sure that you have probably heard at least one person in your life say that they are going to do a “cleanse” or “detox” and you have probably wondered what that means exactly.  Is there a difference between the two, you might wonder.  While the terms are used interchangeably, there IS a difference between a … [Read more...]

How to Start a Workout Program

Written By Stephen James Cert. Personal Trainer with Prescription Fitness The New Year season is full of people setting goals for 2017.  Many will choose to exercise more in order to feel better and change the way their body looks.  Before starting any type of exercise program it is recommended that you consult your doctor or physician for approval. An exercise program requires a daily time … [Read more...]

Open Personal Training Sessions at the Medina Community Recreation Center

Open Personal Training Sessions at the Medina Community Recreation Center Need help with those New Year’s resolutions? Are you unsure how to start a fitness program? Find out what person training can do for you. Saturday, January 7th 2017 11am -12pm Thursday, January 12th 2017 6:30-7:30 pm No Registration Necessary, but please make sure you have a photo ID for facility … [Read more...]