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Strength Training using Band Pegs and Resistance Bands

By Matt Pietrantonio | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

At some point while strength training one of the 3 major lifts: squat, deadlift and bench press, everyone will find they have a sticking point.  These sticking points are weak spots in our range of motion of the lift.  So, what can we do to overcome these weak spots and learn to accelerate the weight…

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Progressive Overload

By Michelle Freeman | January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Doing the same workout everyday but not getting the results you want?  It’s very likely that your routine is too routine, and your body is no longer being forced to adapt to the stimulation.  In order to get fitter, faster, stronger, and maximize your workout results, you need to keep in mind the Progressive Overload Principle.…

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The Body Transformation Challenge

By Michelle Nahom | January 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Looking for significant, lasting changes in your health? If you are serious about transforming your life, take Personal Trainer Elena Picarelli’s Body Transformation Challenge! Transformation can be defined in many ways to different people. But no matter how you look at it, it requires a shift in your mindset. Understanding the theory and concepts behind…

Better New Year’s Resolutions with SMART Goals

By Michelle Freeman | January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

As we approach the end of 2018, you may find yourself reflecting on past resolutions and trying to set new goals for 2019.  If you were able to meet last year’s goals…kudos to you!  If not, you’re not alone.  Approximately 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. But this year is going to be…

Michelle Freeman, Personal Training Manager, Personal Trainer at New Milford Fitness & Aquatics Club

Michelle Freeman, Personal Training Manager

By Michelle Nahom | January 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Introducing Michelle We are so thrilled to welcome Michelle Freeman to our New Milford Fitness & Aquatics family as our new Personal Training Manager! Michelle brings 20 years of experience and a unique perspective to the position. Michelle is certified in Personal Training, Sports Nutrition, as well as group exercise.  She enjoys working one on…

Water Safety: Learn to Swim

By Michelle Nahom | December 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here at New Milford Fitness & Aquatics Club, we feel very strongly about the importance of learning to swim – for both its health benefits as well as safety. Water safety skills can be taught early, even at age 1. Not only can learning to swim teach you how to save your own life, but…

Meal Prep: A Way to Help Maintain Gains at the Gym

By Louis Alhage | October 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Healthy eating habits are important to maintaining your gains at the gym. Meal prep helps you to eat healthy while reducing stress about what to eat, because you’ve already planned ahead! Do you feel like your progress at the gym has stalled? It might be time to consider changing up your diet. When you hit…

Dynamic versus Static Stretching: When and Why

By Jordan Pessolano | August 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Stretching is often neglected by many of us, because the results aren’t necessarily visible. But stretching before and after working out, and the type of stretching you do, is actually just as important as your workout. There are two main types of stretching: Dynamic and Static. They each serve a very different purpose. Depending on when…

Personal Trainer Elena Picarelli

4 Reasons to Work with a Personal Trainer

By Louis Alhage | April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

You’ve probably seen people working with Personal Trainers at your gym, and if you’ve never worked with one yourself, you might be wondering what all the hooplah is about. There are actually a number of reasons why you might want to consider hiring a Personal Trainer.  Maybe you’re stuck in a workout rut. Perhaps you…

Member Spotlight: Joseph Sardone

By Derik Brady | January 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

Finding the motivation to go to the gym — and put in the work you need to do to see the results — can be challenging at times. But today we have a story of determination that we think will inspire you. We’re excited to introduce our Member Spotlight Series, and our first member to receive…

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