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    Couch to 5K

    A 5K is within your reach. Our helpful articles will help you go from zero to 3.1, as well as Read More

  • Even Mild Exercise Helps the Brain

    An important part of my lectures over the past several years has been to emphasize how our lifestyle choices, around Read More

  • 5 Different Ways to Bench Press Like a Champ (Demo Videos)

    If you’ve never learned how to do a bench press before or you’re eager for some variations, look no further! Below, you’ll find videos and tips on how to perform five different versions of a bench press. These workouts vary in level of ability, and all versions will at least work your chest, shoulders, and […] …

  • 10 Simple Can’t-Miss Tips to Master Your Thoughts

    Everybody worries to some extent. That’s just human nature. However, it’s how we respond when those thoughts enter our mind that determines a lot. Really, there are two options: You can be controlled by your thoughts, or you can control your thoughts. Think about all the ways we can get in our own head: Did I make […] …

  • 7 Actionable Steps: Think Small to Achieve Big Goals

    Our team is committed to “Start Small. Think Big. Go Deep,” so we love learning more about better goal setting for bigger returns. In a recent episode of Freakonomics “Big Returns from Thinking Small,” Owain Service and Rory Gallagher talk about thinking small for big returns. They are proponents of taking your long-term goals and breaking them down […] …

  • Are you polite or persistent? (Pro Tip: Be Both)

    What makes a good salesperson? Our CEO took some time in a recent team meeting to review the balance we try to encourage every member of our sales team to maintain. It’s a balance that takes time to learn and years to master, but it takes only 3 words to sum it up: Polite and Persistent! […] …

  • How do trainers work? Meet Tony Gentilcore

    Tony Gentilcore is a strength and conditioning coach, writer, and owner of CORE training studio in the Boston, Massachusetts area. You’ve probably seen his articles on sites like T-Nation.com, Menshealth.com, Bodybuilding.com, Stack.com, and more. Tony’s casual writing style is equal parts wisdom and hilarious stream-of-consciousness. If you frequent his blog, you know that feeling — like […] …

  • Starting Over After A Training Layoff: One Year Later

    I just realized that it’s been one year since I returned to training after my surgeries.  Wow. Returning to strength training wasn’t a seamless sort of thing. No “Bam, it’s time to lift heavy again.” After four months without heavy lifting, […]

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    Women Friends and Honesty

    When I was in the third grade, I confronted the class queen bee on the playground. I don’t remember my exact words, but it was something to the effect of “You’re not the boss of […]

  • Get Freaky Muscle Definition

    The Most Overlooked Way To Get Freaky Muscle Definition

    Ginny is a 41-year-old client of mine who loves lifting and has developed a strong, athletic body in the last eight months. She’s proud of doing four unassisted pull ups (so far) and gaining five pounds of lean muscle mass. Ginny enjoys a […]

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