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Effective Communication is Key! By: Nicole Pizzi, Performance Specialist Communication. It is what makes most relationships successful, open, and positive. Well, the relationship between train/coach/instructor and client should be no different. Far too many times have I heard the trainer disappointed with failure of their client to follow through with a designated program or a client placing blame on the trainer for not seeing the changes they had hoped to achieve. As I have seen many clients come and go...

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21 Oct

The Skinny on Fats

The Skinny on Fats By: Quentin Nichols, Certified Metabolic Effect Nutritional Consultant Fat is the most feared word in the entire Health and Wellness world, especially in commercial fitness/nutrition. There is an underground movement of very well educated people who prove through history, research, and clinical experience that fat is not the bad guy. Fat has become public enemy #1 to all, especially saturated fat. Whether the goal is fat-loss, weight-loss, or the far reaching six-pack ab crowd. Unfortunately low-fat...

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Protein powders, shakes, & bars. Oh my!! Quentin Nichols, Metabolic Effect Nutrition Consultant The word protein is derived from the Greek word proteios/or protos. Meaning of first quality, or of fist importance. Protein is made up of amino acids which are crucial to constructing, maintaining a healthy structure of one’s body and many other functions. Foods that contain protein have varying amounts of different amino acids. The human body requires twenty different amino acids. Nine of these amino acids are essential,...

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Why Do We Count Reps? By: Nicole Pizzi, Performance Specialist Why do we count reps? Why do we do a certain number of sets? Why do we have to stand in such a perfect form each time we perform an exercise. If you take a second to think about this, is it relevant? Realistic? FUN? In my opinion, it is not any of the above. One of the reasons why people don’t like to exercise is because it isn’t fun. Most...

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