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Chef Jacquie’s Blog – Try To Understand, It’s A Magic Pan, Mama!

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I attended a fantastic event for bloggers this past June called “Eat, Write Retreat” held in Philadelphia. As a chef I attend lots of chef events to hone my culinary skills, techniques and keep up with culinary trends. I never attended any writing conferences; this was my first!

I only knew a few people and felt a little anxious as I checked-in. Each registrant received a swag bag filled to ...

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Get Comfortable being Uncomfortable

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EllenComfortZone Why are we so scared to do things that we aren’t used too? Why do we fear change or failure? What is that weird sickening feeling in our stomachs that feels like a bodily shutdown has occurred? These are all questions we should ask ourselves when the symptoms of fear and discomfort overwhelm us, and try to force us back into our “comfort zone.”  When this happens to you, actually sit down ...

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The Importance of Sleep

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imagesThe purpose of exercise is to change your body in a positive manner. However, increases in muscle size, muscle strength, and stamina do not happen while you are working out. Those changes occur when you rest!

Strength training damages your muscles. This is good, because it sends a signal to your brain that something has to change (You either have to stop doing damage to your muscles or your muscles need to ...

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Even muscles work as a team

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TeamMuch like a team, you are only as strong as your weakest link. Studies have shown, that in order to get the most out of a team effort, everyone must work as hard as they can. If one muscle is stronger than the other, the stronger muscles wont get much out of the compound exercise. Lets consider a compound exercise as a team exercise since they use multiple muscles. For instance, if ...

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Tight IT Bands?

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UnknownWhile it is more commonly known as “runner’s knee,” IT band friction syndrome does not spare cyclists. Symptoms include pain on the outside of the knee, tenderness and sometimes swelling. IT pain is typically associated with prolonged, repetitive activity. But more advanced cases may cause pain when simply walking or going up and down stairs. You may feel stiff or tight after periods of inactivity and especially after prolonged sitting. Now, ...

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Why Stop?

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imagesOver the years, my exercise habits have fluctuated (“Wait a minute” you say, “you work at a Personal Training studio! You can exercise whenever you want.” Trust me, after a 10 hour day, sometimes staying that extra half-hour, just isn’t going to happen)

Right now, I’m on a pretty good schedule and I’ve been fairly consistent. After getting over the inevitable soreness of the first couple of workouts, I am actually ...

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How Vertex Helped Me Grow Professionally

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How Vertex Helped Me Grow Professionally

I first started at Vertex about 3 years ago having no real sales experience. I also lacked networking experience, never really going out of my way to meet people. Getting in to any type of business where you deal with people on a regular basis would require these skills.

The Vertex philosophy is to learn by doing. While I was given the tools to succeed in forms of books and guidance I still had to push myself to break through ...

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My Vertex Experience

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denialAs you know, it’s only been a few weeks since I jumped off life’s all too real ledge quitting my job and changing career paths altogether, throwing myself into a whirlwind of both terrifying and electrifying experiences. Dwayne, Todd, the rest of the Vertex family, have been there every step and stumble along my way. For that again I’d like to express my gratitude and say thank you!

As I’m sure you ...

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Motivation

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“I think I can! I think I can!” Famous words from The Little Engine That Could. He was bound and determined to get up that hill. Put another way, he was motivated!

According to the Macmillan Dictionary, motivation is a feeling of enthusiasm or interest that makes you determined to do something.
If we are determined to do something in order to get something (money, praise, etc), we are ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Blog – Ravenous

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As you all know, I have been on the road with my daughter visiting colleges.  During our travels we have been very lucky and have stumbled upon some culinary gems.

I don’t know about you, but I love to eat small or share big plates with someone.  After visiting Skidmore College, we decided to go into town for a bite before we leave to visit the next college.

If you have never ...

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Getting Personal with your NEW Trainer

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Hello all, my name is Dan Fisher and I am the newest addition to your Vertex Training Team.   I am very excited and blessed to have this opportunity and I appreciate the great hospitality everyone has shown thus far (even while being pushed beyond your limits by Dwayne!).

 I am originally from Bucks County, PA where I went to New Hope Solebury High School. I then went on to Read More...

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Setting Goals

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Where are you right now? Where do you want to go? These are questions you ask yourself everyday. For example, I’m at home, but I want to go to Vertex Fitness. I just set a goal for myself. Now, let’s make it a S.M.A.R.T. goal.

 S = Specific. That’s covered. I am here. I want to go there.

M = Measurable. That one is good, too. It’s exactly 40 miles from my ...

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Testimonial from Matt Brzycki

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I first met Dwayne Wimmer in 1989 at a strength and conditioning clinic that was hosted by Rutgers University.  Since then, we’ve run into each other at countless clinics and conferences throughout the United States, sometimes hearing him give presentations on a variety of topics.

Dwayne’s approach to fitness is entirely evidence-based.  He’s a calming presence and stabilizing influence in an industry that has become a turbulent sea of misinformation where, in many ...

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Consistency

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UnknownThe biggest key to seeing results in any exercise program is consistency. You might have the greatest trainer in the world, but if you don’t go see him or her, not much is going to change.

So, how does one become more consistent? For starters, be realistic. I have a wife, two kids, a full time job and a long commute, it would be unrealistic for me to workout 5 times a ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Blog – July 2014 Newsletter

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622c458e-7097-4241-a0f7-d0551357ba81Hello Tasters!

Summer is here! In July we celebrate our independence on the 4th and look forward to baseball games, eating hot dogs and ice cream. What are your plans this summer? Going down the shore, staying at home, heading to the mountains or traveling?

For now, I recommend finding a quiet place, eating an ice cream cone and enjoying the ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Blog – Grocery Delivery Services!

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Are you being bombarded by grocery delivery service flyers?  I receive them frequently as well.  With this in mind, I decided to perform a comparison between two grocery delivery service companies.

Blog_GroceryServices_PinkLemonFreshdirect – based out of New York

They claim to have perfect produce, premium meats and seafood, and farm fresh dairy products.  FreshDirect has their own coupons and promo ...

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Nice to meet you!

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In case I haven’t met you yet, my name is Todd and I am the newest addition to the Vertex staff. 

First of all, let me say “Thank You” toeverybody here who has made me feel so welcome. And “Thank You” to Kelly for posting a nice little piece about me on the Vertex Blogspot. Sorry about the picture.

It wasn’t an easy decision to leave Final Results after being there for ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Blog – Noodle Street, Boston, USA

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Are you traveling to Boston?  Wanna try a place that serves healthy food, uses no MSG, is affordable, and serves the best Asian noodle dishes?  Then you need to get yourself over to Kenmore Square’s Noodle Street Restaurant – for lunch, a quick pick-me-up, or dinner.

While visiting nearby colleges with my daughter, who is a vegetarian, we were starving and needed something quick to eat in a casual atmosphere.  We stumbled upon ...

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Vertex Fitness Welcomes a New Team Member

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Vertex Fitness Personal Training Studio welcomes Todd Kleinfelter to the Vertex training team. Todd has been in the fitness industry over 20 years,  spending the last sixteen as the Fitness Director of Final Results Fitness in Gilbertsville, PA. He graduated from Northeast Louisiana University with a Masters in Education in Health and Human Performance. Todd went on to teach Physical Education at several universities including ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Blog – “Planet of the Scapes”

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A scape is another word for flower stalk; it is the stem which emerges from the bulb above ground. They do not produce flowers; except for Amaryllis. All varieties of garlic produce a stem but only the Hardneck Rocombole garlic produces the curling scape that is edible; its nickname is “serpent garlic.” When the stalk loses its curl, it is an indicator the garlic bulb is mature.

Garlic scapes are both edible ...

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