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KISSmas Recap

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‘Twas the night before I wrote this and the Studio was clean, for a party featuring KISS and it wasn’t Halloween!
(Note the “Night Before Christmas” reference ☺) I had never even thought about connecting KISS and Christmas, but as my wife said when I showed her the card, “that’s pretty cool!”

First of all, hats off to Jacquie Kelly of Taste 4 Travel for the hors de oeuvres’. ...

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Testimonial – Jill Spelina

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I have been working out at Vertex Fitness Personal Training Studio since June of 2010.  I had cartilage restoration knee surgery and while I was in the hospital the nurses were impressed with my ability to get around without putting weight on my leg.  I didn’t need them to help me get out of bed or to the restroom.  They asked what did you do to prepare for surgery and I told them worked with a personal trainer at Vertex ...

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Get Ahead of the Wave

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UnknownAll of this winter weather makes me think about summer; boardwalk pizza, sandy beaches, and especially, surfing. There is nothing like paddling out past the breakers and sitting on the board reading the waves. You notice the bumps in the water as the ocean rolls in, hear the sounds of the kids playing in the surf and the dreamy way the light reflects off the water. Finally, the perfect wave comes ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Blog – You Say Potato and I Say Po-Tah-To!

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Potatoes are one of the primary starches on the table in most homes. Everything from mashed potatoes to roasted potatoes and fancy gratins. There is always someone in the family who makes the best potato dish — is that you? If not, would you like to be the one whose praises they sing with mmm’s and ohh’s as they eat your delectable dish?

Knowing the starch level in potatoes determines the best ...

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Testimonial – Robin Johnson

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At the age of seventy I retired from university and hospital practice: it was clearly time to realign mind and body to manage the inevitabilities of aging. I needed a personalized fitness experience to meet me where I was, get me back in shape, and support my confidence to do so. I found it all at Vertex Fitness. Dwayne Wimmer’s highly effective evidence-based personal training approach began with an in depth interview gathering health and wellness data to develop my ...

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It’s KISSmas time at Vertex Fitness

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KISSmas Party 2014It’s KISSmas time once again at Vertex Fitness.   The KISS stockings are hung, the crazy lights have been strung, and now it’s time for an evening of food, drink and fun. We welcome friends, clients, and family to join us Wednesday, December 17 from 6-8pm for Hors D’oeuvres & Cocktails at our Bryn Mawr studio. Let’s not forget this special celebration ...

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Sitting is the new smoking

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UnknownI wanted a glass of water. So, I asked my wife to get my cup for me (I said, “please”). She replied, “Get it yourself, I just sat down!” My reply, “SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING!!”

That’s right, the simple act of sitting is the latest thing that is going to kill us. Pretty soon the only things that won’t kill us is smiling and unbuttered popcorn. I digress.

We humans weren’t ...

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Holiday Eating Strategies

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imagesNow that Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas season is in full swing, I thought it might be time to talk about eating strategies to help you get through the holidays.

Let’s start pre-party. Before you show up at a party, eat at home. That way you won’t be as hungry when you get there.

This one can be employed just before you walk in the door. Keep a travel-sized tube of toothpaste in ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Blog – Nutty As a Fruitcake

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Fruit Cake is made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruits, nuts, and spices. Sometimes it is soaked in liquor. Fruitcake is a Christmas-time tradition, served at the holiday table or sent as a gift.

The earliest recipe dates back to ancient Rome, and it contained pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, raisins, which were then mixed into barley mash. Is it just me, or does that sound delish to you too?

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Fitness and Joint Replacement

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Fitness and Joint Replacement…an Adventure!

It’s been over a year since I started at Vertex, and the day I dreaded is fast approaching.  I have rheumatoid and osteoarthritis and I now  need a knee replacement. I knew it was coming, and I’ve now accepted it. “They” tell me I won’t be sorry.  If you can put up with my writing, you can be the judge.  I intend to chronicle this in my first ever blog.  Hehe, I’m writing a blog, that’s ...

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R.I.C.E. isn’t nice

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imagesAt some point in time it happens to all of us. We get hurt. We could sprain an ankle, strain a hamstring, or tweak our back. It usually happens when we are doing something as innocuous as making the bed or cleaning up in the yard.

About thirty years ago, Dr. Gabe Mirkin coined the acronym R.I.C.E. to teach people how to deal with injuries. R.I.C.E. stands for REST, ICE, COMPRESSION, ...

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Ready for the Holidays?

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UnknownThe holiday marathon season is right around the corner and quickly approaching.   This time of year is always full of family, fun, and food! All are great in moderation, but I think we can agree all are also painful when not done in moderation. And the holiday season makes it so these things mentioned above are for some reason always around and easily accessible. Its on us to make sure that ...

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In the Spotlight with Steve Berman

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Fifteen years ago, Steve Berman walked through the doors at Vertex. Barely!

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Steve is the owner of Berm Studios, the industry leader in trade show and promotional exhibiting. I’m sure you can imagine the long hours and stress involved in running a highly successful business. That combination usually means trouble.

Three months prior to coming to Vertex, Steve suffered a heart attack and endured a quintuple bypass. It was ...

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Association of Fitness Studios features Vertex Fitness in November 2014 Spotlight

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Association of Fitness Studios features Vertex Fitness in November 2014 Spotlight

Association of Fitness Studios SquareVertex Fitness Personal Training Studio is honored to be The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) November studio spotlight. Studio Spotlights are an ongoing AFSfitness.com section that shines its light on some of the most successful studios in the nation, uncovering strategies and tactics that you can apply to your own studio. In this month’s article learn how owner Dwayne Wimmer took his astute business knowledge and ...

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We Want You!

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UnknownThis past Tuesday was Election Day. Voting is both and honor and a privilege that many people in this world do not enjoy. Always remember the many people who stood up for our rights and freedoms, sometimes sacrificing their lives, to make this the greatest country in the world.

When we vote, we are essentially saying, “I like you. I like what you stand for. I believe that you will ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Blog – Crispy Calamari!

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Blog_CrispyCalamariDoes the mere mention of crispy calamari send you into an eating frenzy? What are the first images that come to mind? Tender calamari with thick batter, deep fried and served with marinara sauce? Well, I have a twist on this classic for you!

The Calamari at 333 Belrose, located in Radnor, serves the best! I am not sure what Chef Carlo DeMarco puts in his calamari, but after tasting a few ...

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Appreciate What You Have and Realize Your “BETTER” Life

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UnknownWith everything that occurs in this world, it is easy to become so numb and affected by the bad news you hear almost daily. It is easy to get down on yourself and others, being the “Negative Nellie” at work and feel that the entire world is against you, never able to catch any breaks. We’ve all been this person at one point in our lives, somehow finding ourselves falling into ...

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Buckle Down

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imagesHalloween recently passed us by and the holiday season has started. This is a dangerous time in my house for one main reason: Leftover candy! My wife will want to throw it away before the kids find where we stash it away, but I always tell her that’s like throwing money away!

Now that we’re officially in November, its time to buckle down on your workouts. The holidays mean lots ...

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How Muscles Contract

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How many times have you heard us tell you to contract your muscles or pull this muscle here to produce this movement? Probably every workout, right? Have you ever considered what goes on in your body to make those muscles contract? Probably not.
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Its actually pretty amazing all of the things that need to happen to get your muscles to work. Let’s take a look inside your muscles.

Your skeletal muscles are comprised ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Monthly Newsletter – October 2014

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5ee348e2-5df6-4db3-adc8-d773146f537eHello Tasters!

When I think of October, keeping warm is the first thing that pops into my mind. I think we can all agree that comfort foods, spices and libations usually do the trick!

Do you have a special autumn beer that you love? I tried Shipyard’s Pumkinhead Ale, and it was delish. This year for Halloween, a group ...

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