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…

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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.…

Personal Trainer Elena Picarelli with client Dana - Body Transformation Challenge

The Body Transformation Challenge

By Michelle Nahom | January 19, 2019 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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…