January 2014 

In This Issue

 What is Your BMI? 

 Refer A Trainer   

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    Kyle Hunt         Andreia Toma 


   Don Wilson        Madelein Ruiz

  Aaron Smith       Raymond Dente 
"@NghbrhdTrainers I got a new client 3 days after the registration! Thanks!"
"Loved the site - made it very easy to find a trainer offering exactly what I was looking for."-GR
"I really appreciate what your site has done for my business and I will definitely share...how it has helped it grow. Thanks again"- MS


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! 


"Neighborhood Trainers is an excellent resource. As someone who values fitness, but does not want to spend a lot of time looking for a trainer, this site gives me the convenience - and accuracy - of quickly finding a qualified trainer in my area. The site is easy to navigate, complemented by a lot of helpful information. Definitely a great destination for trainers, and people interested in hiring a wellness professional."


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Let new clients find them here. NeighborhoodTrainers is looking for great trainers and instructors in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, & the Bronx.  
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I hope 2014 is off to a strong start for you.  Many resolutions are made or missed in these first few weeks.  Consistency is key.  Personal trainers, fitness instructors, and nutritionists are here to help you stay on track.  See who is in your New York City zip code.  Plan out your goals, try something new.  Maritza and Lisa are here to show you how.
For other daily health and fitness tips, follow us on Facebook.  This month Chris visit's the newly reopened Complete Body downtown.
All the best in 2014!
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maritzaEffective Goal Setting For New Year's 

By Maritza Molina
Personal Trainer


Have you started putting your New Years resolution into practice?


Tips to being able to effectively achieve your goals for this New Year:


�  Make goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.

�  Remember to it takes time to create new habits, so patience is key.

�  Keep a peaceful and loving dialog within yourself and think of the end goal. 

�  Set goals for the year, then set smaller goals to help you achieve you bigger goal. You can set a monthly goal, weekly, and daily goal.


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Maritza Molina is driven by the passion to help those who are recovering from injury, looking to lose weight, and to move better. She specializes in post rehab healing and healthy weight management.


lisaGlide to a Fit Future 
Lisa Snow  

By Lisa Snow

Personal Trainer 

With so many people setting New Years resolutions about fitness, every sports store will try to convince you that you need to own a treadmill, a bowflex, or another expensive piece of gym equipment to get in shape.  But many of the most effective pieces of fitness equipment cost under $25 and are small enough to work in an NYC apartment - tubing, mini-bands, jump ropes, neoprene dumbbells, etc.  Now you can add one more outstanding tool to the list.  Gliding Discs allow you to transform old-school exercises like squats, lunges, side lunges, planks, and pushups, into beautiful, graceful, fluid movements.  In a traditional lunge, you have to pick up one foot, step forward, drop into the lunge, then step back to where you started.  In a Gliding lunge, you can simply slide your front foot forward, then slide back to the starting point - your foot never leaves the floor.  Gliding Discs look like paper plates, but they're made of hard plastic and fabric and are much more durable.  How can something so simplistic be so useful? 


Gliding Disc exercises ideal for anyone who needs to avoid impact during some workouts.  Runners may want one workout a week where they're not pounding on their joints. Athletes and regular people in post-rehab following a knee or hip injury may need to rebuild hip and leg strength with low-impact or no-impact exercises.  Gliding Discs also help post-rehab clients regain shoulder mobility, and strengthen their core.  Older adults with arthritis or other kinds of joint pain who thought they could only exercise for 10-15 min before the pain starts may find they can workout for half an hour or an hour pain-free with Gliding Discs, because there's so much less stress on their joints.  


Healthy folks who're trying to lose the last 10 lbs are usually OK with impact from running or jumping rope.  But people with 50+ lbs to lose shouldn't be doing high impact exercises!!  Safer alternatives include using an elliptical machine, taking a yoga class, swimming, or using Gliding Discs.  


Whether you use Gliding Discs at one of NYC's independent gyms ( http://www.neighborhoodtrainer.com/tools/nyc-independent-trainer-gyms/ ) or buy a pair for home use, they can help you reach your 2014 fitness goals!   


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Lisa Snow, ACE, NSCA-CPT is a Manhattan personal trainer specializing in fitness for older adults and post-rehabilitation for people of all ages.


chrisExploring NYC's Personal Training Gyms:

Complete Body
by Chris Granville


I recently headed downtown to the Financial District to explore the newest, and flagship, location of Complete Body just off Hanover Square. Nestled among icons of capitalism such as the stock exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank it's fitting that this latest Complete Body occupies what was once the Goldman Sachs corporate gym. But I doubt those employees would recognize the space today. In the wake of hurricane Sandy it's been completely redone and outfitted with the most up to date amenities and equipment.The services at the Hanover Square location cover a wide array of fitness options including personal training, cross training, and physical therapy. A group fitness studio and spinning studio allow for numerous classes with options such as intervals, core, yoga and more.
In addition, a licensed physical therapist specializing in sports medicine is on site as well, so those nagging aches and pains can be addressed after getting in a workout. All of these elements reflect the core philosophy of the club that through a collaboration of techniques and methods, both proactive and preventive, one can find their best wellbeing.  In keeping with the spirit of the high end clientele found in the neighborhood this Complete Body has made an effort to offer all the amenities you would expect to find at the city's most luxurious gyms. For example, steams rooms, saunas and private dressing areas are to be found as can less frequently found features like a rock climbing wall and juice bar where one can order everything from oatmeal to espresso. I must admit, it was relaxing to sit back and enjoy a hot tea and yogurt while catching up on email via the complimentary Wi-Fi after my workout.
Private trainers and their clients are welcome at 10 Hanover Square for a reasonable onetime fee in addition to package options. All that's required is proof of certification, insurance and CPR. Given the attention to detail and the experience gained from the club's long history it's not hard to see why the newest location of Complete Body is poised to do well and a welcome addition to the city's fitness scene.


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Chris Granville is an ACSM certified personal trainer. A former NCAA Division 1 and professional athlete, he's a managing editor in book publishing and lives in New York City.