Posts Tagged ‘lifestyle’

Opinion: Why Physical Therapy Doesn’t Work

Having been a physical therapist since 2005, I have seen plenty of sub-optimal rehab strategies and less-than-stellar patient care. There are definitely excellent clinicians in the field and most have good intentions, but there are just as many average or worse therapists out there as well. Furthermore, the insurance model is restrictive and has very…

Read More

Opinion: Is Fat Acceptance Okay?

According to the New York Times, it seems that people are embracing a new normal when it comes to what a healthy weight is. More people are now inclined to view being overweight or even obese in a positive light. Calls for weight loss interventions are falling on deaf ears. Believe it or not, I…

Read More

Opinion: The Real Reason The Patriots Banned Tom Brady’s Trainer

A story broke a couple of days ago about Tom Brady’s personal trainer getting banned from the Patriots. The trainer, Alex Guerrero, has been in the news multiple times this past year for the “revolutionary” work he’s done with Brady to keep him playing at an elite level at the ripe age of 40. Often…

Read More

Opinion: Feeling Guilty About Your Gluttony?

Now that we’re reaching the tail-end of the Thanksgiving weekend(and the start of the holiday season overall), are you feeling guilty about your gluttony? Well, I’m here to tell you this: don’t. For many of us, fitness and going to the gym ends around the holidays. The holiday season, with its travel demands and the…

Read More

Opinion: No One Cares What Program You’re On

Nowadays everyone wants to do things the easy way. Cookie-cutter approaches for the best result. The easiest and shortest way to make gainz, whether for a booty like Jen Selter or a body like circa-1970s Arnold. Sorry, but that ain’t happening as fast as you’d like unless you are taking Vitamin T, using amazing lighting…

Read More

To Eat, Train, and Live Like a Celebrity, or Not?

A little over a week ago, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady released his first book, The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance. Much has already been written and discussed about this book already, and to say that many people in the health, fitness, and wellness industries are shaking their heads would…

Read More

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…

Read More

Would You Workout In a Nightclub?

Trends come and go in the fitness industry, and the latest one that has washed ashore Fitness Beach has nothing to do with weights, cardio, or yoga. Strangely enough, it does have something to do with the way gyms are lit. Many gyms (especially in the NYC Area) are turning down the lights, literally, to…

Read More

Opinion: Stop Thinking About Your Weightlifting Technique

Keep the bar close to you. Shoulders in front of the bar. Push the ground away from you. Fully extend the hips, knees, and ankles. The Olympic style lifts can be overwhelming at times. So much technique, precision, and not to mention strength, is required for the snatch and clean & jerk. I’ve written about…

Read More
HOW FIT ARE YOU?