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Opinion: With Your Clients, Build a Foundation First

Most coaches and trainers first get into the industry because they were once athletes or have always been interested in exercise. Since I’ve started coaching, I’ve witnessed numerous trainers try to force-feed complex movements to clients in an effort to get them in shape, without the slightest idea of what their movement foundations are like….

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How Does Music Affect Your Gym Performance?

Music is a big part of our daily lives. These days we can instantly access whatever songs or media we are in the mood for through our own personal playlists or streaming services like Spotify or Pandora.  It can give us instant gratification and motivation.  Everyone has their own preference when it comes to music…

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Opinion: What the New Apple Watch Means for Your Fitness

Somewhat lost in all the hype surrounding the latest iPhones is the next generation of the Apple Watch. Series 3 now brings aboard cellular capabilities that allow you to take phone calls without having your phone on you at all. But what has always appealed to me about the Watch are its health monitoring features,…

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Member Profile: Joanna R.

"I really like the location of the facility, privacy, and level of education that all of the coaches have. The staff is amazing, incredibly accommodating, and training here is a great personal experience!" – Joanna R. — #fitness #fitspo #fitfam #nyc #gym #gymtime #personaltrainer #privategym #halevylife #health @jeff.halevy A post shared by Halevy Life (@halevylife)…

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How To Conquer Rotation-based Low Back Pain

With the US Open wrapping up this weekend, it couldn’t be more timely to post the third part of this series on rotation-based low back pain. While the first two parts of this series focused specifically on golf, the key points of this series can also 100% apply to tennis, and baseball as well. You…

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Move of the Week: Landmine Shoulder Press

Is bad shoulder mobility preventing you from overhead pressing? THE MOVE: Landmine Shoulder Press MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Vertical push; shoulders, upper back, abs. WHY DO IT: Is bad shoulder mobility preventing you from overhead pressing? To reap the full benefits of overhead pressing, you should have 180 degrees of pain-free shoulder flexion and be able…

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Opinion: Brace Yourself, Football Injuries Are Coming

Tonight is the official start of the NFL season. It marks a day when an abundance of sports fans will unite to cheer on their respective teams; it also marks a day that multiple athletes will sustain bumps, bruises, and even devastating injuries. The injuries can come from contact or no contact; from bone-shattering hits…

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How Playing Golf Can Hurt You

In our last blog on this topic, I explained how playing golf can actually hurt you. Today, I will go more in depth into the injury mechanisms in a golf swing that are responsible. Once again, studies have shown that low-back pain accounts for anywhere from 18-54% of golf injuries. Injuries of the knees, hips,…

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Member Profile: Matt C.

“I have made progress across a wide range of movements and different body parts over time. The MELT classes have a good schedule and crowding is not an issue. The personal attention to proper form has exceeded my expectations!” – Matt C. — #fitness #fitspo #fitfam #nyc #gym #gymtime #personaltrainer #privategym #halevylife #health @jeff.halevy A…

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Opinion: Don’t Let Anyone Force You Into a Split

Recently, a video of a cheerleading coach forcing a 13 year-old girl into a split has been making the rounds in the news, and I’ll start off by saying that it’s very hard to watch.   As this is happening, the young girl is audibly asking him to “please stop,” but she is unable to…

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