Archive for May 2017

“Why” Bother?

You know you should work out and train for the goals that you’ve set for yourself. And once you’ve found your “why,” you might not need anything else to get strong, sexy, and healthy. Today’s article is the second part of a piece that I started last week, in which I encouraged you to find…

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Move of the Week: Zercher Squat

What can you do, if you have the shoulder mobility of someone in a straitjacket? THE MOVE: Zercher Squat MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Squat: quads, glutes, core. WHY DO IT: When goblet squats no longer cut it for you, it’s common to up the ante with front squats or back squats to continue driving progress on…

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Opinion: Yes, Lifting Weights Will Make You Bulky

Will lifting weights make you bulky? YES. You’ve heard it: lifting weights will you ultimately bulk you up. And it turns out IT’S TRUE. Lifting weights will make you bulky, because of the way you are most likely working out and eating. Feel the burn? Do as many reps as you can? Do “body part”…

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Member Profile: Marisa S.

“I like the small classes and personalized attention. Even if I don’t feel like going to the gym today… mentally it’s easier to psyche yourself up for this workout. Halevy Life has exceeded my expectations.” -Marisa S. —– #fitness #fitspo #fitfam #nyc #gym #gymtime #personaltrainer #privategym #halevylife #health A post shared by Halevy Life (@halevylife)…

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What is your “Why?”

Do you know the one question that can put you on the path to fitness and health? Find that question and its answer, and you might not need anything else to get strong, sexy, and healthy. As a fitness coach, I often see people struggle with consistency and motivation when it comes to fitness and…

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Move of the Week: Conventional Deadlift

Can’t enjoy the weather if you don’t have your summer body ready, right? Here’s one move you can do to catch up!  THE MOVE: Conventional Deadlift MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge: posterior chain, hamstrings, glutes, upper back, core, arms (basically, everything). WHY DO IT: The deadlift. It’s one of the most important things you can do…

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What defines your fitness mindset?

What are the common threads that define a fitness mindset, and how will these you weave these threads into your mentality? Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about the mental side of fitness. In light of a few articles that I’ve read and the scientific research that they explore, it should come as no surprise…

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Move of the Week: Hollow Body Hold

 Crush it with your back! Find out why this actually isn’t a bad thing in our Move of the Week. THE MOVE: Hollow Body Hold MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Core & corrective: abs, obliques, and core stability. WHY DO IT: The Hollow Body Hold is probably one of the most underrated core exercises ever. It…

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Move of the Week: Push-up Plank Kettlebell Row

Happy Cinco! THE MOVE: Push-up Plank Kettlebell Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull, core: upper back, abs, obliques, and core stability. WHY DO IT: What happens when you combine two good things? In the case of, let’s say, peanut butter and nutella, the end result might be better than either of those individually. In the case…

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Feeling Like a Dinosaur? Rotate Your “Thoracic Park”

A lot of us are like dinosaurs when it comes to mobility–stiff, and old. You probably have a good idea about what rotation is, but not where it should be coming from. Rotational movements in sports and exercise should come from the hips and the thoracic spine. There are two issues here. Instead of the…

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