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"The human nervous system cannot tell the difference between an actual experience and one imagined vividly and in detail."

Many New Yorkers blame genetics for the reason he/she can't get manage weight or make progress. These same people have zero visualization as part of their training generally.
They walk into the gym for a workout and have no idea how much weight they're going to do or how many reps/sets. They're just going by "feel" the majority of the time.

If you read Psycho-Cybernetics you'll learn that using visualization, self-image and corrective feedback can turn an average strength athlete into a great one. A person that wants to optimize their progress not only knows what exercises, weight, sets and reps they will perform that day but they have played "the mental video" of every rep mentally before hand; often the night before or on the walk to the gym. The more senses he/she uses, the better. Eating a certain food before training, playing specific songs or even wearing a specific deodorant/cologne on certain lifting days can help overall progress (associating certain smells with specific tasks).

When you approach an exercise, you should have so much confidence from visualizing the details prior that the lift has already been done. If you're not practicing these things you're really doing yourself a disservice with progress and you'll probably continue to have "bad genetics." If you have any questions about furthering visualization don't hesitate to message me.

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heartrateLearn Your Body Mass Index (BMI)  


Body Mass Index (BMI) is essentially a height to weight ratio.  Am I a healthy weight for my height.


Figure out your BMI now.

Underweight = < 18.5

Normal Weight = 18.5-24.9

Overweight = 25-29.9

Obese- 30 or higher


Remember, speak to your doctor before starting a fitness program and then seek out the right personal trainer for correct program design.  Enjoy your workout! 


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As the summer winds down, your workouts shouldn't.  The great weather will last for another 8-10 weeks.   Twenty minutes of outdoor exercise daily can help you physically and mentally.

Akeem, Will, Brad, and Geo will help you get moving.

Better yet, give personal training a try.  Talented  personal trainers, fitness instructors, and nutritionists  are here to help you become a better you . Search now for an in-home personal trainer.

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By Will Wright, New York City personal trainer
The nutritional value in what we eat matters the most. A healthy diet provides a sufficient amount of all the nutrients that your body needs. The truth is, many of us don't eat enough and when we do it is a bunch of useless, Empty Calories that lack the Nutrients we need to stay strong and healthy.

You are what you eat. So,  if your food is fatty and lacks a sufficient amount of nutrients, well so will's that simple. We need to start understanding how to Create a nutritional program that keeps our bodies energized and prepared to reach our fitness goals.

Finishing the Summer Strong
By Akeem Berry, personal trainer
Summer is great time to spike up activity levels with pleasant weather and sunny days. At the same time, it can be a grand period of celebration and something I like to call "Vacation Dieting". We spend the latter part of winter and spring chiseling away at the physique in preparation for the summer, only to repeat the process in the fall. Maintaining a stellar health and fitness regimen is hard work, but it can be made more effective with the alteration of training routines and habits. Here are a few tips to work smarter around this cycle instead of just working harder.
Drink MORE Water
If there is any one thing you could do now to help your body in a multitude of ways, it's keeping your body hydrated. Seriously, from abundant benefits like more energy, boosted metabolism and digestion, and even better looking skin, you definitely want to keep that water bottle close! At a minimum, one should be drinking 64 ounces of H2O/daily. Also, take into account that in the warm summer months, hydration can be easily lost and/or overlooked. So get to sippin'!
Train Outdoors (While You Still Can!)
Aside from walking, running and hiking outdoors, I highly suggest resistance training outdoors. Benefits of sunny day training sessions versus indoors include increased mental stimulation, improvement in mood, strengthening of the bones and immune system with a good ol' dose of Vitamin D. Plus, who doesn't prefer a breath of fresh air to a gasp of gym air? You get the idea.
Creating a consistent exercise routine is often difficult and can become mundane over a short time. So here is where I challenge you to take your workouts outdoors. One of the greatest tools to train literally anywhere is the TRX Suspension Trainer. Not only can you strap this to any solid anchor point, but also the exercise selection for the whole body is virtually endless! Personally it has been a favorite and effective apparatus for almost 4 years and I use it to train clients and even myself.
playground No gym? No TRX? Check Out A Calisthenics Park!
Get back to your youth and make the city your jungle gym again. With simple instruction and correct form, calisthenics can be one of the best ways to increase relative strength and flexibility. Training with your own bodyweight is also a much safer alternative for beginners and even advanced exercisers. Below, you can find a list of parks that cater to this style of training. Find one near you and get started!

I'll meet you there!   Contact Akeem!

How to Stay Cool During Hot Outdoor Workouts


As we are in the thick of the dog days of summer, working out in the outdoors can be problematic as well as dangerous.  Heat and humidity can complicate your efforts when you take your training outside.  Warm weather and longer days are an open invitation to exercise outdoors, but there are precautions to take into consideration when we no longer have access to our cool air conditioner. 

Here are some tips to help keep you cool and improve your performance during the hottest summer days! 

1) Since evaporation of sweat helps you keep cool on those humid days, even a gentle breeze can help you keep cool. Try bicycling instead of playing tennis, for example.

2) We live in a fashion-centric city and we all love wearing black, but try incorporating color into your sports gear. Wear light colors on hot days so radiant heat is less likely to be absorbed via your clothing. Lightweight, loose clothing can also help, especially if you have a moisture-wicking fabric that can keep moisture away from skin and dry quickly.  

3) Avoid the strong, mid-day sun and train during the cooler parts of the day like the morning or late evening and stick to the shady areas rather than direct sunlight. 

4) Drink PLENTY of water before, during, and after your workout. Look for a sports drink with electrolytes to replace what your body loses via sweat. Drink about 10 ounces every 20 minutes, and 16 ounces after exercising. 

5) Always be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen on a regular, consistent basis. Constant and direct sun exposure can lead to skin disease as well as age you much quicker than you'd like. 

6) Listen to your body. Stop if you're feeling faint, light-headed, or nauseous. 

Let's end this summer with a bang!
Happy workout!

Geo Chang, C.P.T.
Contact Geo!


Summertime!  We're spending a lot of time outside, which means plenty of time having fun under the sun. We intake most of our Vitamin D from the sun during these warm summer months, but we're also at our highest risk from sun damage during such high exposure.   You may have glowing, beautiful skin today, but how will you look and feel 5 years from now?   That's why it is highly important to protect your skin with a good sunscreen.

When selecting a sunscreen, purchase one with an SPF of 15 or higher. You should select broad-spectrum or full-spectrum sunscreen, as it is designed to protect you from both UVA and UVB rays. Also, be sure to apply 30 minutes before sun exposure to allow the ingredients to fully bind to the skin, and reapply the same amount every 2 hours.

chris Exploring NYC's Personal Training Gyms: 

Stay tuned next month for another installment.  In the meantime, enjoy our past explorations...
By Glenn Dickstein

By Chris Granville

Gramercy Pilates                               Gotham Gym

Mid-City Gym                                    Thrive 

X93                                                        Remora Fitness

Hype Gym                                            Work Train Fight

Fitness Results                                     Steel Gym

Titan Fitness                                        Atomic Total Fitness

Core Fitness                                         As1Fitness 

Tribeca Health & Fitness                  Velocity Sports NYC

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