Archive for June 2017

Member Profile: Andrew C.

“Starting over after a debilitating injury was really tough, and I had to renew my focus on getting stronger and never letting it happen again. Halevy Life has transformed me from a long-distance runner who struggled to bench 100, to someone who just deadlifted 315. The private training is top notch and kept me focused…

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Move of the Week: Bird-dog Row

What sounds like a 1970s rock band, that’s also a great rowing exercise? THE MOVE: Bird-dog Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull: mid and upper back. Core stability. WHY DO IT: No, the Bird-dog Row isn’t another great 1970s rock band. It is however, a great exercise that both challenges your rotary stability and forces you…

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Opinion: Doing Yoga Will Ruin Your Abs

If you’ve been to any yoga class, you’ve likely heard the instructor cue you to “draw your belly button to your spine” during various poses to work your core. This is sometimes known as “hollowing” or even “creating a vacuum” in bodybuilding circles. And let’s face it, it’s not uncommon to think about sucking in…

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Member Profile: Rob R.

“The programming and workouts at Halevy Life have not only helped me lose 30 pounds, but more importantly allowed me to manage my back pain. Emphasis on technique and strength training have mitigated flare-ups, and it’s why I’ve been coming here since 2012 to stay healthy and in shape.” – Rob R. —– #fitness #fitspo…

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Are You Just Spinning Your Wheels in Spin Class?

It seems like over the past few years, spinning has become all the rage.  I mean, it’s commonplace now for girls (and myself for that matter) to revolve their day around spin class.  “Okay so first we’ll go to brunch, and then go to spin, and then go back to boozy brunch.” More and more…

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Move of the Week: Medicine Ball Chest Pass

Don’t want to get older? Take your medicine! THE MOVE: Medicine Ball Chest Pass MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge: posterior chain, hamstrings, glutes. Horizontal push: chest. WHY DO IT: If you want to maintain your vitality as you age, it is probably a good idea to take your medicine. Medicine balls, that is. The reason why…

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What’s Better Than Being Resilient?

What’s better than being resilient? You’ll have to listen to Jeff Halevy on The Dean Somerset Podcast to find out! LISTEN TO IT HERE. Dean is one of the most well-known and sought-after names in the fitness industry. In this podcast, they discuss everything from successes and failures in the industry, advice for coaches and…

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Opinion: Amazon Buying Whole Foods Won’t Make You Healthier

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Amazon is buying Whole Foods for almost $14 billion. I’m already imagining automated checkouts and no lines at Whole Foods, a shopping model that Amazon is already testing. Or the prospect of having Whole Foods groceries delivered right to my door less than an…

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Stop Doing That Silly Interval Class

Everyone knows that high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is awesome. But are they doing it right? HIIT is a bit of a buzzword in the health and fitness industry. If you were to mention HIIT at some point in a casual conversation with friends and acquaintances, you’d probably get a combination of raised eyebrows, gaping…

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Move of the Week: Resting Metabolic Rate

Do you know exactly what you need to burn fat, lose weight, and gain muscle? Take this test to find out. THE MOVE: Resting Metabolic Rate WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT: In addition to VO2 Max, and Anaerobic Threshold, Resting Metabolic Rate is the third indicator that we test for as part of our Metabolic Testing Panel here…

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