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  • No matter what fitness level you are we all have stopped working out for periods of times regardless if it was due to vacations, injuries, lack of motivation, etc.. Did you know that becoming inconsistent with exercise can have detrimental effects on the body? The effects that can happen to the body are based on […]

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  • Exercise Injuries

    By Cameron F. | In Personal Training Blogs | on April 7, 2017

    Injuries that occur during exercise are normally due to improper form, use of excessive weight, and other factors as well. As much of a nuisance that they can be, injuries should be a huge eye opener to the exercise participant. Injuries will set you back in your exercise goals, and keep you out for a period […]

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  • Protein Picking: Which is best for you?

    By Cameron F. | In Personal Training Blogs | on March 31, 2017

    What do you think of when you think of protein? Is it a nice big steak that has been cooked directly to your specifications, or do you think of high school biology class? Regardless of what you think we need proteins in our bodies, and the are not called the “building blocks of life” for […]

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  • Lifestyle Series (Part 2): Meal Prepping

    By Cameron F. | In Personal Training Blogs | on March 23, 2017

    Imagine one day you go to work, and your lunch box all packed up to go. Food is readily available, and all you do is heat it up in the break room. You seem to be having much more energy today than other days last week, but what did you change? You actively made the […]

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  • Answer this question. Are you drinking enough water? Simple yes, but it is an easy question for some or it is hard. Nowadays you see individuals post pictures with their gallons of water, or always showing off their fancy water bottle, but all those things are not enough. The real questions is how much should […]

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  • Lower Back: The go-to list for you!

    By Cameron F. | In Personal Training Blogs | on March 9, 2017

    Imagine your sitting in your chair for 8 hours at work typing away at the keyboard. Everything seem’s fine, and then you get up so awkwardly and a soreness from your back arises. This has been the 3rd day in a row you have been experiencing this pain, and do not know what is wrong! […]

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  • Who can not deny that the push-up is one exercise everyone loves to hate? Push-ups are a popular calisthenic move that needs a little more love these days. Today we will go over this move in depth, and even into some interesting facts that not everyone may know. Let’s get our chests ready, and let’s […]

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  • Super-foods! What are they exactly?

    By Cameron F. | In Personal Training Blogs | on February 23, 2017

    Super-Foods: What are they? We hear it all the time, but what are super foods? Are they really super, or are they just another fitness hoax to trick people? First off, The first general criticism of the use of the term “superfood” is that, while the food itself might be healthful, the processing might not […]

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  • Motivation and Exercise!

    By Cameron F. | In Personal Training Blogs | on February 15, 2017

    Sometimes individuals get into a rut with exercise and become unmotivated. It happens to the best of us, but we need to learn how to work through these tough times. When your feeling down, and unmotivated you need something to bring you back so that you can reach your goals! How do we do that exactly? […]

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  • Supplements: What about them?

    By Cameron F. | In Personal Training Blogs | on February 3, 2017

    In today’s fitness age we have too many supplements to choose from. There is BCAA’s, Whey Protein, Soy Protein, Vitamins, and the list goes on and on! So what do we actually need for our body, and does it actually matter? Supplements are exactly what they are, well supplements. They supplement an individuals diet to help […]

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  • Each year, getting in shape tops the lists of most new year’s resolutions with losing weight as the main the goal. Most people start out strong, determined that this year will be the year they reach their goal weight. Unfortunately, many will not finish their journey. Overwhelmed with day-to-day activities, and frustrated with lack of […]

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  • Core Strength: More than a Six-Pack!

    By Cameron F. | In Personal Training Blogs | on January 27, 2017

    “Core” is more than what individuals believe it to be. On TV we see six-packs and crunches other media that give’s a false impression about what a strong core can be. Our core actually consists of our pelvic floor, transversus abdominis, multifidus, internal and external obliques, rectus abdominis, erector spinae (sacrospinalis) especially the longissimus thoracis, […]

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  • Fats: De-Mystified

    By Cameron F. | In Personal Training Blogs | on January 19, 2017

    Fats: De-mystified What do you think when you hear the word fat? Most people think of body fat, and when it come’s to food people try to stay away from it like it’s the plague. Fat’s rep a bad name in the normal lives of individuals, but should we be fearing this one macro-nutrient? Fat’s […]

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  • Strength: Overlooked!

    By Cameron F. | In Personal Training Blogs | on January 12, 2017

    Strength can have different connotations depending on the situation, and normally it is always in a positive light. When it comes to physical strength we all slowly lose it as we get older, or after an injury, or even after prolonged periods of absence from exercise! Obviously with exercise we can increase this, and can […]

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  • Looking For The Best Gym in CT? We Take It Personal at HPT!

    By Horizon Personal Training | In Personal Training Blogs | on January 8, 2017

    If you’re looking for the best gym in Connecticut, look no further you’ve found it at our facility! What Makes Horizon Personal Training So Special? We Take Your Fitness Goals Personally! You won’t find the “big box, cookie-cutter” gym experience at Horizon Personal Training and Nutrition. When we say “big box” we mean many of the […]

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  •   The new year is here, and so are the soon to fail resolutions that individuals make. Mind you they are the same every year, but we are not reading this to shame anyone for having that goal! Everyone has goals, but many seem to always fall short of them. Why? Well there are many […]

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  • Macro-nutrients: The Calorie Counting Killer

    By Cameron F. | In Personal Training Blogs | on December 29, 2016

      The world of fitness and nutrition have evolved so much within the last decade, and with some ideas that have stayed and some have gone. With regard to the twin of exercise, nutrition, we have so many choices laid out to us from every corner. We have seen Atkins, Counting Calories, South Beach, Paleo, […]

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  • Is your Cardio Workout Pushing You Enough?   That’s right I said it. Cardio.  Some people dread it and are scared of it, but what truly is cardio and what are the benefits? Are you stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to cardio? When it comes to Cardio workout’s people […]

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  • Stressing to De-stress?

    By Cameron F. | In Personal Training Blogs | on December 15, 2016

    Stressing to De-stress? With the holidays coming around everyone is under a lot more stress whether it is from shopping, to driving, and getting that holiday meal just right. Stress is all around us, and now worrying about the stress… well creates more!  More importantly, is it impacting your health and what are the consequences […]

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  • Dynamic vs. Static Stretching Stretching is a crucial part of any fitness program for the obvious benefits of improved flexibility in your joints, increased blood-flow to the muscles, and activity-based injury prevention. We know there are many different types of stretching, but the two we are going to focus about today are Dynamic and Static […]

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  • First Step Quickness and Speed for Athletes For athletes, first step quickness refers to that first part of acceleration from a stopped position, and is crucial in every sport. Softball and baseball players use it when running the bases or chasing after a ball, football players use it to get off the line quicker, track […]

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  • The Importance of Sleep for Recovery and Performance The secret to achieving optimal performance is finding the proper balance of what is called the stress/fatigue state. The stress fatigue state is the balance between stress, fatigue, and recovery. In this instance the word stress refers to the physical demands of training. The most important aspect […]

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  • Stay on Track During the Holidays

    By hptadmin | In Personal Training Blogs | on November 21, 2016

    Stay on Track During the Holidays!!! The holidays are coming up, which means a plethora of food and desserts are going to be tempting even the most disciplined of people. This temptation must be anticipated in order to stay on track for fitness goals, especially weight loss. This blog will cover some tips and tricks […]

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  • Training Plateaus and How to Break Through Them Everyone experiences a plateau at some point in their lives. Reaching a plateau usually comes from doing the same thing over a long period of time. This can apply to nutrition habits and workout routines. Changing up the routine is the key to keep good progress moving […]

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  •   Our Core Values At Horizon Personal Training and Nutrition, we strive to do the absolute best that we can in order to help our clients reach their fitness goals as fast as possible. We always hold true to our core values and putting the client first is what we do best. We are here […]

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