Not All Calories Are Created Equal

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CSCS, CPT, NASM, FMS)

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I listen to my adult clientele talk weight loss EVERY DAY. It’s great to listen in on what new fad diet or cleanse so-and-so is working on this week.  The jest of many of the methods they seem to be employing has to do with “calories-in, calories-out”.

There has been a lot of debate lately about the energy balance equation in the fitness industry. For long-term health, body composition, performance and quality of life, perhaps calories-in vs. calories-out is not the best way to lose weight long-term. Now many things must be taken into consideration when it comes to losing weight via body fat (gut health, inflammation, gluten tolerance etc.) but for the sake of this blog I will be only addressing the common myth of “just burn more calories than you consume”.  Let me explain. [Read more…]

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No Diets, No Gimmicks – Just Real Food and Real Life Issues

Christine OToday we have a guest post by Christine M. Okezie (Nutritionist) on her approach and methods for our upcoming Adult Transformation Program (please click here for more on the program).  She has an extremely holistic approach to health and wellness which I really appreciate.  Take it away Christine… [Read more…]

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Helping You Get Back to Neutral… Sitting is the New Smoking

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

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Ninety percent of my adult clientele struggle with back pain, mostly in the same area and for what I believe to be for primarily the same reasons at some point in their life.  Today we’ll address one of the main reasons and some of the things we can do from not only a lifestyle but training standpoint as well. That problem is:

SITTING!!!

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10 Steps to Losing Body Fat… and Keeping it Off!! – Part 3

By Doug Corbett (NASM, FMS, NS, PES, Fitness Nutrition Coach)

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In Part 3 of this 3 Part Series I am turning to one of our trainers at RPP, Doug Corbett (NASM, FMS, NS, PES, Fitness Nutrition Coach).  Doug is going to uncover and review Steps 7-10 of our fat loss program with some excellent suggestions.  If you haven’t read Part 2 (Steps 4-6) or Part 1 (Steps 1-3) please feel free to read them by clicking here and here.   So, here goes…

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The Spartan Experience

By Ed Howard (CPT, NASM, FMS)

Spartan LogoToday I am going to post a brief blog by Ed Howard (CPT, NASM, FMS) one of our adult trainers at RPP.  Ed recently completed his fourth Spartan Race and I thought it would be a great read to see how training at RPP helped him complete the course in record time.

Whenever I tell someone that I’m going to do an obstacle course race like the Spartan Race the first question they often ask is “Why?”  Running a Spartan requires strength, agility, endurance and just a touch of crazy (well maybe more than a touch in my case, especially at the age of 61).  [Read more…]

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My Favorite Upper Body Strength Exercise… Push-up Progressions

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

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People often ask me what my favorite exercise is for building upper body strength.  Well, I love push-ups.  They are good for everyone, adults and athletes of all kinds including baseball, softball, lacrosse and hockey players among others.  [Read more…]

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Three More Mobility Drills to Help Welcome in the Spring

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

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Due to the great response from my last mobility blog, here are three more “big bang for the buck” mobility drills that can help you feel and move better while enjoying this glorious weather we’re having.   [Read more…]

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Three Mobility Drills to Help Welcome in the Spring

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

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With the warm weather tapping on our shoulder many of us are venturing out into the outdoors after hibernating like bears for the last 5 months.

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Back Pain… Minimize Bad Days and Replace Them with Good – Part 3

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

Back Pain 3 - 1In today’s post we are covering Part 3 of “Back Pain”. In case you missed Part 1 please click here (Common Myths), Part 2 please click here (Identify Your Group).

There are many reasons why 80% of us will walk around with back pain at some point in our lives and trying to address them all in this blog would not only be lengthy, but impossible considering the fact that I don’t know them all!  What I do know from years of being in the business is that 90% of my clients (adults and young athletes alike) suffer with back pain, mostly in the same area and for what I believe to be for many of the same reasons. [Read more…]

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Is Your Training #Complete? (Part 2)

Part 2 - TopBy Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

A few weeks back I wrote about the goals that I see most, if not all, of my clientele coming in to the gym are looking to accomplish with regards to their workouts. Today, we’re going to talk about what goes into the Adult Metabolic Strength Programs here at RPP. [Read more…]

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