Not All Calories Are Created Equal

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

Healthy Options

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

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

Lose Fat - Part 3

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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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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Is Your Training #Complete? (Part 1)

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)Training Efficiently - 1

I believe that everyone has an athlete inside of them. Whether it be from playing sports in our high school and college days or just having a strong drive to compete and succeed in life. So with that in mind, we train our adults at RPP like we train our athletes.

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Back Pain… Let’s Identify Which Group You’re In – Part 2

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

Back Pain Part 2 - Top ImagePlease note that this article is not from a medical standpoint.  It attempts to cover different reasons people experience back pain.  In Part 2 of this series, I will attempt to cover the potential sources of back pain.  In case you missed Part 1 please feel free to click here.

In my experience there are three different types of people with back pain, all needing a slightly different approach: [Read more…]

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10 Steps to Losing Body Fat… and Keeping it Off! – Part 2

Lose Fat - Part 2 - 1By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

In Part 2 of this 3 Part Series, we’re going to continue to uncover  not only how to get started on a fat loss program but how to stay there.  If you haven’t read Part 1 (where we covered steps 1-3) please feel free to read it by clicking here.   Here we go.… [Read more…]

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Let’s Get Back to Basics – Big Compound Movements to Get Stronger, Feel Better and Move Better

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

Back to Basics - Caveman

Our early ancestors had it rough.

Whether it was hunting for food, building a shelter or enduring extreme changes in temperature, they had to be aware of the effects on their energy levels.  They also were strong as hell.  Since we no longer have the daily mandatory physical demands that were once necessary for survival, physical hard work has become scarce in our lives and energy expenditure is at an all-time low. [Read more…]

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Back Pain… Three Common Myths – Part 1

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

Lady with Back Pain 2About 80% of adults experience some form of back pain in their lifetime, making it one of the most common ailments we have to look forward to as we get older. One assumes that with such a staggering majority of adults experiencing back pain a perfect formula for alleviating back pain would exist. Unfortunately, there are more myths than facts when it comes to the lower back.

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Combining Interval Training and Complexes for Maximum Fat Loss

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

Barbell Complex and Interval Training - 1My clients frequently ask me for workouts they can do on their own on the days they do not workout with me.  Since the main goal of many of my adult clients is always to reduce body fat and lose weight, I never prescribe them the traditional cardio workouts that use the elliptical, stationary bike and treadmill.  These are extremely ineffective for anyone looking for fat loss.  At the same time, these are also the types of workouts everyone starts to do when they are trying to lose weight. [Read more…]

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