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Why Compound Movements?

Fitness Tip: The New Year is upon us and many beginners will be hitting the gym for the very first time. A tip for the beginner, someone who is new to exercise or getting back into it, is to focus on compounding movements. This means staying away from small isolated exercises that will only train a single muscle group. Instead, use your time more efficiently and perform movements such as a squat, deadlift, bent over row, pull-up, and bench press that activate multiple muscle groups leading to a more complete workout. 

Learn compound movements, contact Ariel today!
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Now that we are three weeks into the New Year, have you created some positive new habits?  Maybe exercise or a new exercise program?  NeighborhoodTrainers is here to help.  

Shoveling out from a snowstorm or organizing a closet during it, can result in unexpected physical activity.   Be careful. Here is where functional training exercises come into play.

Back to those resolutions, if you haven't started let one of the talented  personal trainers, fitness instructors, and nutritionists  here help you get moving in 2016. 

This month  Lisa, Geo, Ariel and Alex have some easy ideas to made great things happen.

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Geo Small Incremental Changes To Results
With January off to a fantastic start, many have fitness goals in mind as their main New Year's resolution.  Year after year, have I seen people resolve to get in shape come January, only to give up after a few short weeks. 

If you think you can get away with only going to the gym a handful of times and expect excellent results, you are setting yourself up for failure.  Instead, focus on making a small incremental changes to your daily lifestyle so that it becomes feasible and sustainable. You can increase your weekly exercise as well as limiting the amount of times you eat out to once or twice a week. 

Grab a friend, or hire a trainer to keep you motivated and accountable to being consistent. Having vigor and passion is fantastic, but if you're not consistent it is difficult to  push forward to reach your goals. As a trainer and nutritionist, I believe in the importance of creating an organized, feasible, regimented meal plan or dietary modifications in order to persistently reach your goals. 

There's no better time to start than the beginning of the new year! 

Start making changes today!   Contact Geo!
Lisa 2016 Goals, or...What does tying your shoes have to do with exercise?

As my clients in their 40s, 50s, and 60s are setting their 2016 goals, they're thinking about more than just weight -it's how you FEEL, not just how you look.  Sure, they want to reach or maintain a healthy weight and they also want to be able to do all the everyday things they could when they were in their 20s and 30s.  They want to be able to cross one ankle over the other knee to tie their shoes.  They want to reach overhead to put something on a high kitchen shelf just as easily as they threw their arms overhead to dunk a basket, serve a volleyball, or hang from the monkey bars when they were a kid. 

A fitness program is more than just how much weight you can bench or how fast you can run a mile.  What matters to busy professionals is how well their gym routine translates into their everyday routine.  For example, maybe you want to be able to stand and balance on one foot while you put on the other sock.  You can still do it, but it's not as easy as it used to be.  At the gym, you could practice standing on one foot for a few seconds at a time, gradually working up to longer steady holds.  At home on your mat, you could practice the Tree Pose( from yoga.  If sitting to tie your shoes isn't as effortless as it used to be, you could try a seated stretch.   (

 With balance and flexibility, as with any training program, you can exponentially increase your results by working with someone.  Recruit a friend, your spouse, a coworker, a yoga teacher or a personal trainer to help you stay on track.
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Ready to tie your shoes, contact Lisa today!

AlexTWO EASY STEPS to getting into better shape 
By Alex Sramek

The New Year is upon us, and the gyms are full of resolutioners doing their best to get in better shape. Some have thorough plans, others are testing the waters, and the internet and magazines are teeming with article upon article of the one thing to eat or the five must-do exercises or the great new rubber cylinder that's going to take everyone's fitness to the next level!!!

So I, a fitness professional, am going to throw my hat into the ring, to provide my take, based on experience, on which strategies, tools, protocols, and paradigms are the most effective in getting you leaner, stronger, healthier, and more capable of taking on the stresses of the real world. Here are just TWO EASY STEPS that will GUARANTEE an improvement in your physique and well-being.


When I say lift heavy, I mean properly heavy. It should always feel heavy. If it felt heavy at one time but it no longer feels heavy, then it no longer counts as heavy, and you must lift heavIER. It must always feel heavy. And you must lift heavy things often. At least three times a week, so that your body remembers that lifting heavy is a "thing" that it has to do often and prepare itself for.


Eating well once a day isn't gonna cut it. You have to eat well the overwhelming majority of the time. If you're asking "But does _____ count as eating well", the answer is most assuredly "No." You know what eating well is. Lots of fruits and veggies, a decent amount of protein, some healthy fats, some carbs for energy as needed. When you indulge in other things (I won't turn down a good single malt), overwhelm them with how well you eat the rest of the time.

That, my friends, is it. As much as the fitness industry likes to promise a quick fix or a miracle diet or a toy or a pill or a shake or a dance party, or pretty much EVERYTHING OTHER THAN A CONSISTENT HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, consistently lifting heavy and eating well *WORK*. They have always worked. They will always work. .

Start taking these two steps today! Contact Alex!

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! 


chris Exploring NYC's Personal Training Gyms: 
We'll be back next month with a new gym.  
In the meantime, enjoy our past visits.

By Glenn Dickstein
Boss NYC                                             Physio Sports Center  

By Chris Granville
Gramercy Pilates                                Gotham Gym  
Mid-City Gym                                    Thrive  
X93                                                         Remorca Fitness
Hype Gym                                            Work Train Fight
Fitness Results                                     Steel Gym
Titan Fitness                                         Atomic Total Fitness  
Core Fitness                                          As1Fitness  
Tribeca Health & Fitness                  Velocity Sports NYC