Category Archives for fitness

Enjoy the Ride

I was talking to several clients in the last few weeks about their results, measurements and progress. We talked about how the numbers on the paper and the tape measure are just bonuses. What’s the most important thing, in my opinion? It’s how you feel. Do you feel strong? Do you feel more confident in […]

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How to Eat for Results When You Already Have Results

What does healthy eating mean? It depends first of all on your goals. In my experience training clients and meeting people, there are usually four kinds of goals: 1. The person is overweight to where it’s affecting their health, and they need to lose body weight 2. The person has a higher than normal percentage […]

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Screw the Scale: Are You Getting Real Results?

If you have read any of my blogs in the past or you train with me in my gym, you know that I hate the scale. When we test our clients body fat we have to obviously weigh them in order to calculate the results. I have seen one too many women lose 6+ inches […]

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Somerville Training Tip: Lower Body Training with the Bulgarian Split Squat

When training for fat loss and overall strength it’s important to structure your training as efficiently as possible to meet those goals. Your week should simply be 3 days of full body strength work and 2 days of interval style conditioning. Mix a day of yoga for recovery and mobility and you’re good to go. […]

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Why You Should Add Sprints to Your Training Schedule

I get this question a lot….what should I do for cardio? My answer is simple. Sprints. If you are training properly with weights and resistance 2-3 days per week, adding 2 days of higher intensity sprint training is going to skyrocket your results. When I talk about sprinting, that means an all out effort. But, […]

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Somerville Personal Training Sunday Spotlight: Emily Boynton

Happy Sunday! Today’s Spotlight is going to be a bit different. Instead of showcasing one of our awesome clients, I wanted to share with you the story of one of our awesome trainers. Here you can check out Emily’s journey through finding out she was pregnant, training hard through her pregnancy and how she transformed […]

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8 Simple Tricks to Lose More Fat This Week

You have heard it for years, get more sleep. Everyone knows it but a small majority of people actually do it. Why is sleep so important? You know the basics.  More energy Alertness Less irritability Less stress Longer life expectency (it’s true) More muscle tissue Less fat  Less fat? I know that one probably got […]

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Intermittent Fasting: What It Is and How You Should Do It

Last week I wrote an article for Fitness RX for Women on how to use Intermittent Fasting in your life. There were a lot of people that kinda bashed the idea, saying that it’s a form of starvation and there is no way you can eat enough. I also got some great comments from people who want […]

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Somerville Training Spotlight Sunday: Maureen O’Donnell

Check out this awesome story from one of our training clients, Maureen O’Donnell…. I have always been fairly active.  I have a 10-year-old son that is very athletic and I try to take every opportunity to play tennis, basketball or just throw the baseball around with him.   I also do a lot of walking.  […]

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How to Master the Pull Up

Pull-ups are an incredible exercise to train your upper body, develop great looking lean muscle and get a nice tapered look through your upper back. A lot of women struggle with pull-ups, and as a result, they tend to stick to rows, lat pull downs and other upper back work. While these exercises are good, […]

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