Category Archives for fitness

How Your Body Responds to Training and Nutrition

I want to keep today’s post really simple. Here’s what happens when you start training, get back into training, or ramp up your training. This is a true statement for the majority of people, unless you are some genetic freak of nature. If that’s the case then I hate you and your perfect abdominal genes. […]

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Want to Lose Fat? Exercise Won’t Work

Exercise doesn’t work? Sounds like a strange statement coming from someone who gets people to exercise and train for a living.  What the hell is this chick talking about? I thought I had to exercise in order to lose fat. Well, yeah. The point I want to make here is that exercise won’t work by itself for fat […]

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Change Your Story

I can’t give up bread I always eat cereal for breakfast My husband cooks dinner and he makes really big portions I just can’t lose the last 10 pounds I have too many social events. I can’t eat healthy I always do 45 minutes on the elliptical Cutting out grains is a big change, I […]

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Keeping the Simple in Nutrition

The more I learn about all the complexities of nutrition and the human body, the more I realize it’s imperative to keep it super simple. There is NO other way. There’s just too much out there today to bog you down. I see it every day; clients confused about what to eat and when to […]

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Awesome vs. Average

Average is becoming the new normal. So many people don’t even realize it. How many days out of the week are you doing something awesome? Most people just go about their day, wishing for the weekend to come. That’s no way to go through life. I’m not here to preach on what is awesome for […]

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Avoid the “Who am I to do this” Trap

I was recently listening to a podcast with an author, John Acoff, talking about his new book called Start. He was talking about the reasons that people are afraid. Obviously fear of failure is a big one but he believes that fear of success is much higher. He went on to talk about why this […]

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How to Own Your Change

How many times has this happened to you? You’re at work having lunch, or out to lunch with co-workers or friends and you order a salad. People start giving you a whole lot of crap. You’re having a salad again? Why don’t you just live a little? Just have some of these nachos. It’s no […]

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The Evolution of Durbrow Performance

Recently several people have asked me how and why I started Durbrow Performance Training. I have told this story to some clients and some trainer friends but I wanted to share it today because it’s important to understand that it wasn’t an accident and the style of training that we do, the way we group […]

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Somerville Personal Training Client of the Month: Pete Griffith

Congratulations to our July Client of the Month at Durbrow Performance Training, Pete Griffith! Pete has been training with us since May of 2013. He came into the training family after some encouragement from his girlfriend Liz. During our Spring team contest, Pete signed up and we talked about exactly how to get him to […]

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Somerville Training Spotlight Sunday: Sarah Deschaine

Today’s Sunday Training Spotlight is one of my favorites. Sarah and I have been talking about doing a spotlight for months, literally. Sarah has undergone an incredible transformation in the physical sense, but her attitude and confidence is what stands out most to me. She was hesitant to write about herself but I assured her […]

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