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The MARCH, 2023 NLB Edition

Is it Spring yet?

Winter is like Monday, but way longer...

But hey, guess what?

On March 4th, we turn 4 YEARS OLD! Happy Birthday to PEX!

Who would've thought 4 years ago we would be where we are now? WE DID. Because of you, PEX (and every one part of it) has been able to grow, learn, and develop so much. Cheers to all of you, cheers to our crazy awesome teams, and cheers to what's next for PEX Health and Fitness!

I promise I'm not crying.
Okay fine, maybe a single tear (or 4)--I'm an emotional guy, what can I say!

Happy March!!!
Have You Ever Wondered...?
From the diary of Mike Campanella,
Can we talk about something important for a moment? I'm not talking about politics or social issues, no, I'm talking about fitness. Specifically, the importance of matching intensity to the prescribed rep scheme that your trainer gives you. It's time to get real about this, people.
Now, I know what some of you might be thinking. "Mike, why do I need to match my intensity to the prescribed rep scheme? Can't I just do as many reps as I feel like doing and call it a day?" Well, let me tell you something, folks. That kind of thinking is a one-way ticket to sub-optimal-performance city. 

The thing is, when your trainer gives you a rep scheme, they're not just pulling numbers out of thin air. Maybe it's to build strength, maybe it’s to build power, maybe it's to build endurance. Whatever the reason, there's a method to the madness.
They're giving you a specific number of reps to do for a reason.
If your trainer gives you a strength-based exercise in a 4-6 rep range, that means the weight should be so heavy that you can’t lift it more than 6 times. If your trainer gives you a power-based exercise in the 8-10 rep range, that means that every single rep should be done as hard as humanly possible so that by the end of the set, you don’t want to do another rep. If your trainer gives you an endurance-based exercise in the 12-15 rep range, that means you should be approaching muscular failure by the end of the set. If these conditions are not true at the end of the set, it means the weight wasn’t heavy enough, the intensity wasn’t high enough, or the reps should be increased. 

So when you go and start doing extra reps just because you think you can, or you get to the end of the set and you don’t need any rest at all before the next exercise, you're throwing the whole method out the window. You're not building strength or power or endurance. You're just doing reps for the sake of doing reps. And when it comes down to it, you're just cheating yourself out of a great workout. 
Look, I'm not saying you have to be a slave to the rep scheme. If you're really struggling and you need to take a break, that's fine. If you're feeling good and you want to push yourself a little harder, that's fine too. But you have to use some common sense here. You have to match your intensity to the prescribed rep scheme if you want to get the most out of your workout.

So the next time your trainer gives you a rep scheme, don't just go through the motions. Think about why you’re being asked to do that number of reps before you start your set and try to maximize the effort you’re about to give. Match your intensity to the prescribed rep scheme and you'll see the results you want. Trust me, folks, it's worth it.
March = More Friends!
We are welcoming 2 new trainers, Isaac Rynowecer and Tanya O'Brien,
to our Medfield PEX location starting in March! Stay tuned for more information about these stellar people. We are beyond lucky to have them.
Educational Workshop at PEX
Stronger Mom Duo, Ashley Pedi and Julie Louro, are hosting a workshop that will take place at PEX Needham, on Sunday, March 5th from 9:30am-11:00am. It is designed to spread knowledge of what women can do before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and postpartum to stay strong as a mother.  The cost is $40 per person and all are welcome! Whether you are thinking about becoming pregnant, are currently pregnant, are newly postpartum, or 20+ years postpartum, this workshop will give you the tools to help you, wherever you are on your journey!

Check your inbox for more information.

Message [email protected] to reserve your spot!
Limited space is available.
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What Type of Active PEX Team Event Would You Want To Participate In This Year?
Tough Mudder 🥾
Spartan Race 🥇
5K or 10K 🏃‍♂️
Zombie Mud Run 🧟‍♀️
Other (Any Suggestions?) 🤔
Has your trainer ever suggested adding more protein to your diet? Maybe drinking a protein shake? It can be overwhelming with all of the choices out there on the market. This comprehensive <10min video breaks down:

  • how to choose the best type
  • when you should take it
  • how much to take and how often
  • what to take it with
This month's featured podcast digs a little deeper into carbohydrates, specifically complex vs simple carbohydrates. Jessica Cox & Carissa Mason help to expand your clinical knowledge and improve your diet living happier and healthier!

Click Here: The JCN Clinic
PEX Client Ambassador Program–Want to make $100 cash?

Anytime a CURRENT PEX Health and Fitness client recruits a NEW client to PEX, the recruiting client is eligible to receive an ambassador’s fee of $100 after the new client's completion of 5 sessions!

Ask your PEX trainer for details! 💰
We're Accepting Applications!

PEX is accepting applications! Know of any fitness professionals in the area looking to advance their career in the fitness industry? Send them our way! They can fill out this form to schedule an interview.

In Conclusion
Why is everyone so tired on April 1?

Because they’ve just finished a long, 31-day March *Ba Dum TSSS*

On that note, thanks for the love everyone!
Can you guess which one would be me?
-MC and the Crew
To send cash and diamonds
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