NMFAC BLOG

Building Muscle with Bodyweight Exercises

By Jordan Pessolano | November 3, 2020 |

Ever think it is not possible to build muscle with bodyweight exercises? The correct answer is that these workouts in fact increase strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. Bodyweight exercises are a great way to strengthen muscles while working multiple muscle groups at a time. While you might think just doing a push up is only working…

A healthy diet can help improve your immune system.

HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

By Michelle Nahom | October 27, 2020 |

Can you strengthen your immune system with healthy lifestyle choices? The answer is yes. A healthy immune system is your first line of defense against viruses and bacteria. Flu season is approaching and COVID-19 is still a risk. If you’re concerned your immune system isn’t quite as strong as it could be, consider making some…

The NMFAC Miles for Meals 5k raised almost 1100 for Camella's Cupboard

Run for a Cause: Miles for Meals

By Michelle Nahom | June 7, 2020 |

About Camella’s Cupboard We want to thank everyone who participated in our Miles for Meals Virtual 5K Run / Walk to benefit Camella’s Cupboard. In case you’re not familiar with Camella’s Cupboard, their goal is to provide all children in New Milford access to food year-round. They do this through summer lunches, school food pantries,…

Best Group Exercise Classes for Cross Training

By Michelle Freeman | September 30, 2019 |

Looking to jump start your fitness journey, get a fresh change to your routine or cross train to improve your typical mode of fitness? Group exercise classes may be just what you need.  Research shows that people who attend group exercise classes are more likely to be consistent in showing up, more likely to increase…

The Reverse Hyperextension Machine

By Matt Pietrantonio | September 26, 2019 |

The Reverse Hyperextension machine is a unique piece of exercise equipment in that it directly targets the small muscles, tendons and ligaments in the lower back, and the glute complex as well as the hamstrings. Weakness in the above areas is very common with the abundance of desk jobs and computer work. Additionally, from a…

Supervised Rehabilitation Using Exercise: The Role of a Personal Trainer

By Justin Sharp | May 15, 2019 |

Although a Personal Trainer doesn’t diagnose or treat injuries, they have an important role in helping you prevent re-injury through their knowledge of exercise physiology and their ability to build a program of supervised rehabilitation using exercise. You had your surgery, and powered through physical therapy. During rehab, you pushed yourself hard to get your…

Benefits of cross training

The Benefits of Cross Training

By Michelle Nahom | April 22, 2019 |

Varying your workouts through cross training is beneficial for both those just starting an exercise program as well as seasoned athletes wanting to improve their performance. “Cross training can reduce your risk of injury, improve total fitness, and help with weight loss by giving your body a mental and physical break from the monotony of…

Successful body composition management

Body Composition Challenge

By Michelle Freeman | April 9, 2019 |

What would happen if you took 8 weeks straight and dedicated all of your focus to becoming a healthier and fitter you? If for 8 weeks, you committed yourself to eating more nutritiously, hydrating properly, and staying consistent in your workouts? Want to find out what a change in body composition will look like on…

Strength Training using Band Pegs and Resistance Bands square

Strength Training using Band Pegs and Resistance Bands

By Matt Pietrantonio | February 14, 2019 |

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…

Lifting Weights - Progressive Overload Principle

Progressive Overload

By Michelle Freeman | January 30, 2019 |

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.…