June 2011

In This Issue  Hydration & Carbs
Summer Smoothie

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Christine O'Day

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A Yoga & Pilates Position For Your Abdominals 

meredith stewart 
Meredith Stewart Personal Trainer, Health Coach

Tired of crunches? Not seeing results? Try to slow it down...way down. Using an isometric contraction (meaning holding a position, not contracting and extending), you can give your muscles a whole new workout...in a really short time. 


Try this: Hold a plank (yoga position, the top of a push up) as long as you can. Shoot for 30 seconds, but have the long term goal of making it to 90.  Then flip over and hold a teaser (Pilates position, balancing on your tailbone) for as long as you can too, again shoot for 90 over the next few workout.


Add variations like a forearm plank or extending legs and arm in teaser. And whatever you do, don't forget to breathe! Try it out and see what a challenge it is to use isometrics to increase your core strength quick...uh, I mean slow!


Contact Meredith or learn more about him here first.  

healthyweightMaintain Your Healthy Weight
Les James

Les James Personal Trainer


Burn the equivalent of calories consumed in your largest meal of the day by doing a hardcore workout to create that caloric deficit. If you consume 800+ calories, do a workout that burns 800+ calories, like a full body workout with no or limited rest.


Contact Les to set up a free consultation or fitness assessment.  Learn more about Les James here.  

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June is my favorite month.  (Can you guess why?  The answer is at the bottom.)  I am excited to bring you this month's fitness tips newsletter.  It's packed! Kudos to Meredith, Joshua, Lisa, Christine, Les & Miranda for some great contributions!  


See if you can find a common theme that "flows" through some of their tips?!   


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Healthy regards, 

Top 10 Benefits of Drinking Water


Joshua Margolis Personal Trainer, Yoga & Pilates Instructo



It's that time of the year when keeping hydrated is even more imperative.  It's simple to forget, but you need to be drinking your water.  Below are ten reasons why: 


�  Improve & Increase Overall Energy   


�  Aids in Weight Reduction & Raises   


�  Keep Skin Healthy and Glowing    

�  Reduce Headaches & Dizziness                 
�  Enhance Sexual Performance  

�  Improve Digestion   
�  Reduce Hunger  
�  Boost Your Immune System   
�  Decrease Recovery Time From Injuries   
�  Increase Mental & Physical Performance


Learn more about Joshua or email him for more information about the upcoming Mind Over Matter Boot Camp.


hydrationcarbsHydration & Carbohydrates
christine oday 

Christine O'Day Personal Trainer, Group Fitness & Yoga instructor


Tip #1-Remember that carbs are for energy. Eat them early in the day, as well as before and after your workouts only.  If you're going from the kitchen table to the couch to the bedroom that bowl of pasta is not getting burned off.


Tip#2-If you do nothing else drink plenty of water.  Once you're thirsty you're already dehydrated.

Contact Christine to schedule your free 30 minute consultation today! View Christine's profile here. 

selfimageOn A Scale Of 1-10   
miranda zukowski

Miranda Zukowksi Persona Trainer, Yoga & Pilates Instructor


Start off your class with a mental scale of 1-10. 1 is the easiest and 10 is the hardest. You want to work consistently between a 7 and a 10. That's the only way you will get stronger and see results. So, when the "I can't do it" thoughts come into your head, replace them with your scale. Are you working at a 6 or lower? Amp it up! Are you pushing an 11? Stop and take a water break. It's that simple.  


Learn more about Miranda and her ParkFit classes in Central Park.  


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summersmoothieA Great Summer Smoothie In Minutes

Lisa Snow

Lisa Snow Personal Trainer


Want to beat the summer heat in 2 minutes or less?  Mix up a smoothie with frozen wild blueberries, frozen bananas, unsweetened vanilla almond milk or (refrigerated, not canned) coconut milk, and (optional) one scoop of Sun Warrior vanilla rice protein powder.  It's loaded with fiber & antioxidants, there's no added sugar, & it's cholesterol free.  You can use a regular blender, or try a Vita-Mix blender so there's no cleanup. (Switch on the Vita-Mix with hot water & a drop of detergent inside, and it becomes its own dishwasher!)  Try it for breakfast or post-workout.  

Contact Lisa Snow now to schedule a complimentary workout! You can also view Lisa's profile here. 

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