Personal Training Blogs

  • Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Exercise: What’s the Difference? By Amanda C. When it comes to exercise, everyone has certain strengths and weaknesses in different areas. Often, I have been asked, “Why is lifting weights so much easier for me to do than cardio?” Or, the reverse, “Why is cardio so much easier for me than lifting?” […]

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  • Why Are Warm-Ups So Important?

    By Michele S. | In Personal Training Blogs | on November 26, 2018

    Why Are Warm-Ups So Important? By Bill Y. The reason people go to a personal training facility is, not only to get guaranteed results, but also to make sure they are doing everything correctly and safely! If one does not understand the correct way to do things, one can get hurt. Being safe doesn’t always […]

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  • Are Carbs Really Bad For You?

    By Michele S. | In Personal Training Blogs | on November 15, 2018

    Are Carbs Really Bad For You? By Vince N. Over the years, carbohydrates have gotten a bad reputation. I’m sure you have encountered many different types of diets that specifically state “carbs are bad,” and “get rid of carbs completely to lose weight, fast.” These restrictive diets for rapid weight loss can seem very attractive […]

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  • It’s all About Balance: The Importance of Implementing Balance Training into a Fitness Regimen By Emily D. How many times have you heard someone say, “I have horrible balance”?  I know that I, personally, am guilty of saying it many times, myself. Balance, perhaps one of the most underappreciated components of physical fitness, is essential […]

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  • Tips and Tricks to Avoid Overeating on Halloween By Mike O. Halloween is approaching, and it is bringing temptation around every corner of the supermarket. Halloween candy, in my opinion, is dangerously delicious, but with a few easy tips, we can stop ourselves from wanting to eat all of the Halloween treats and candy in […]

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  • Progressive Overload Principle

    By Michele S. | In Personal Training Blogs | on October 26, 2018

    Progressive Overload Principle By Amanda C. Everybody starts a workout routine with a specific goal in mind, and our job, as personal trainers, is to guide and coach you to help reach that goal. In order to achieve that, one of the most important steps i is tracking one’s progress to make sure that you […]

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  • Dynamic vs Static Stretching

    By Michele S. | In Personal Training Blogs | on October 23, 2018

    Dynamic vs Static Stretching By Amanda C. Stretching is an important component to any workout routine, and something you will constantly hear fitness professionals tell you to do. In the past, this has meant sitting and going through your classic quad, hamstring, and calf stretches while standing or sitting in a stationary position. In more […]

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  • Easy Ways to Drink More Water

    By Michele S. | In Personal Training Blogs | on October 12, 2018

    Easy Ways to Drink More Water By Bill Y. We know that drinking water has many benefits, such as assisting with weight loss, boosting energy, keeping our digestive system running smoothing, and helping to prevent muscle cramps. One glass of water is not going to do the job though! So how do you get in […]

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  • Tips for a Strong Immune System

    By Michele S. | In Personal Training Blogs | on October 4, 2018

    Tips for a Strong Immune System By Mike O. Do you find yourself becoming sick as we transition from summer to fall? Coach Mike is here for some helpful tips on how to boost your immune system to assist in fighting off colds and other illnesses. The warmer days are starting to vanish, and a […]

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  • Over Training Syndrome: When Working Out So Much Isn’t a Good Thing By Vince N. Before receiving the education on the subject, I have always believed—like many people– that the more exercise, the better! Of course, this is somewhat true, but only to a point. When it comes to exercise volume, in general, the more […]

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  • Advocare: What’s New, Hidden Gems and Top Recommendations! By Emily D. Are you putting in all the hard work, eating clean, exercising consistently, but still waiting to see those results? Advocare supplements might be exactly what you need! Here are a few highlights from some of the special Advocare products we offer. Advocare SLAM—Think 5-hour […]

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  • Steps to Better Sleep

    By Michele S. | In Personal Training Blogs | on September 7, 2018

    Steps to Better Sleep By Mike O. One of the best feelings is to wake up refreshed and ready to start the day. Unfortunately, not every morning is like that, but with a few easy steps the night before, you can start obtaining a better, more restful and rejuvenating night’s sleep. Creating a Night-Time Routine […]

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  • Your Best Abs

    By Michele S. | In Personal Training Blogs | on August 29, 2018

    Your Best Abs By Amanda C. Are you doing the most effective core exercise for you? Many people are after that ever-elusive six-pack when working on their abs, and for decades that meant doing the traditional sit-up– as often and as many as you could. While this exercise has been a standard, it is starting […]

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  • Sleeping for Good Health

    By Michele S. | In Personal Training Blogs | on August 24, 2018

    Sleeping for Good Health By Emily D. We all know the struggle of making it through the day after a night or two of poor sleep. But what happens when that bad night or two of sleep turns into a constant pattern? When we sleep, our bodies repair and restore themselves. Therefore, a lack of […]

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  • The Importance of Proper and Consistent Self-Care By Vince N.   Being both in the massage field and personal training field, I have learned that one of the most important practices to take in is the practice of Self-Care. So, what exactly is Self-Care? The Oxford Dictionary defines Self-Care as the practice of taking action […]

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  • Finding the Right Fitness Community for You By Bill Y. Finding the right fitness community can be attending a gym or fitness center because your buddy is a member, or because it is close to your house. Or, it may be whether the gym has certain equipment, or certain prices to fit your budget, or even how new the facility is. […]

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  • A Powerful Mindset

    By Michele S. | In Personal Training Blogs | on July 11, 2018

    A Powerful Mindset By Mike O. I could have quit many times, but I set a goal and had a plan to succeed. I didn’t want to settle for just finishing; I wanted to achieve greatness. This was my thought process leading into my first powerlifting competition of December 2017. It was “me vs. me,” […]

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  • Beat the Heat with these Summer Nutrition Tips By Emily DeGroff Well folks, with record breaking temperatures and the longest day of the year hitting this week, it is safe to say summer has finally arrived! Everyone loves spending time outside enjoying the weather and soaking up the sun, but are you aware of the […]

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  • Why You Should Start Practicing Yoga

    By Michele S. | In Personal Training Blogs | on May 31, 2018

    Why You Should Start Practicing Yoga By Natalie V. Yoga is an ancient practice with origins stretching back thousands of years in India. It is designed to help achieve a more positive outlook on life and a focused, permanent sense of serenity and peace. The word yoga itself means union and union with the divine; […]

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  • Posture and Slumped Shoulders

    By Michele S. | In Personal Training Blogs | on May 21, 2018

      Posture and Slumped Shoulders By Vince N.   Posture can make a huge difference in our lives. Did you know you can develop many pathologies (conditions and processes of a disease) just because of poor posture? Let’s take slumped shoulders for example. This condition is common among those with sedentary lifestyles and is associated […]

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  • Stretching at the Workplace! Mike’s Top 5 stretches to Be Done at Your Desk By Mike O. Are you experiencing neck or trap pain? Maybe your hips are feeling tight after a long day of sitting at your desk?  I have created a list of five stretches to help you feel better at the workplace. […]

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  •   Steroid Use Among High School Athletes By Rob B. The use of steroids has always been in talks among high school, college and even professional athletes since the early 1980s and 1990s. Many student athletes are looking for that edge to compete at a higher level. Some youth athletes also are wanting the appearance […]

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  • Why Women Should Lift Weights

    By Michele S. | In Personal Training Blogs | on April 24, 2018

    Why Women Should Lift Weights By Natalie V. The typical woman’s first concern when they start to weight-lift is “I am afraid I will look bulky.” We know, we know. Most women do not want bulging biceps or thunderous thighs. Truthfully, women do not have the testosterone to get bulky and big like men. Even […]

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  • The New “STRONG by Zumba”

    By Michele S. | In Personal Training Blogs | on April 6, 2018

    The New “STRONG by Zumba” By Taylor K. Hi guys! It’s me Taylor also known as the “Zumba Queen” here at Horizon Personal Training and Nutrition. I want to tell you about our new addition to the group fitness schedule! I have been teaching this hot new workout on Saturday mornings at 9:00a.m., and I […]

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  • Understanding Fascia and the Importance of Preventing Fascial Compression By Vince N. As a Connecticut Personal Trainer and a Licensed Massage Therapist, I have come across scenarios where the word “Fascia” is used in many—sometimes odd or funny—ways. After much thought, it is clear to me that maybe, not many people know or understand what […]

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