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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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The Rise of the Superman

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imagesHave you ever been playing a sport, doing an activity, or even driving and all of a sudden you come out of an almost “blackout” type daze not knowing how the last few seconds have just played out? That my friends is Flow, but to put it more scientific terms for you; Flow is basically a state of optimal consciousness that allows you to focus on the task at hand and ...

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Vertex Shuffle

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images-3Its called the Vertex Shuffle and it goes something like this: After completing a set on the Leg Press, the client emits a dull whimper and slides her legs slowly off the footplate and onto the ground. After an agonizing 15 seconds, she reaches a position resembling standing and begins to go to the Hammer Row machine. Even though the Row is only five feet away, she will walk the ...

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Are You Working Hard Enough?

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UnknownI actually had something else in mind to write my blog about this week, but Dwayne sent something out to the Vertex team that really inspired me and I wanted to continue the discussion. What he sent was a video of an interview with Mavericks owner and self-made billionaire Mark Cuban talking about his biggest regrets in life. Here is someone who has reached an elevation in life that is beyond ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Blog – Herbs and Spice Make Everything Nice

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Blog_HerbsAndSpiceHerbs and spices provide flavor rather than substance to food. They are also used in medicine, added to perfume, and have spiritual properties, as well. The use of spices dates back TO 50,000 BCE. Egyptians used herbs for embalming while Greeks and Romans used spices and herbs in rituals, especially during this time of year (Halloween and All Souls Day). They were burned as an offering to their gods and used ...

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Practice Makes Perfect or Nature over Nurture?

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UnknownThis has been something that has puzzled me for years; Can hard work and determination overcome God given natural ability? I’m sure when you can remember being young, trying something new and wondering why someone was better at something that you were? Heck that’s something I still look around and say when I see others excelling at something I just can’t seem to get a handle on. There are two stances on ...

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Fitness Leaders Alliance to host the First Fitness Leaders Summit in Orlando, FL

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This is exciting news! Vertex Fitness has teamed with S.P.A.R.T.A. & the IART and formed The Fitness Leaders Alliance.  The Alliance’s first event is The Fitness Leaders Summit, November 7th & 8th at Walt Disney’s Swan & Dolphin Resort in Sunny Orlando, Florida.

Are you a fitness business owner or an entrepreneurial fitness professional that wants to take their business to a new level? Register now to attend the first Fitness Leaders Alliance Summit on November 7 ...

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Spondylolisthesis

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imagesSpondylolisthesis is a condition in which one vertebra slips either forward or backward on an adjacent vertebra. There are three types of spondylolisthesis:congenital spondylolisthesis (means your were born with it), isthmic spondylolisthesis (overuse-think football lineman and gymnasts), and degenerative spondylolisthesis (by far the most common type).

 

The most common symptom of spondylolisthesis is generalized lower back pain. Tight hamstrings and the inability to bend are other symptoms, along with pain, tingling, and ...

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Strong Teeth?

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images-2This one’s for Mom. Mom was a dental hygienist (she’s retired now). As I’m sure you can imagine, twice daily tooth brushing and twice yearly visits to the dentist were not only encouraged, but also viewed as mandatory acts, kind of like the sun coming up.

To this day, I am still a stickler about brushing and flossing. I am trying desperately to pass this love of oral hygiene onto ...

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Chef Jacquie’s Blog – Eve in the Garden of Eatin’

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Billowy white tents housed 76 of Philly’s best chefs; which I dubbed The Garden of Eatin’. But it wasn’t limited to just food; the City’s finest mixologists were present as well as Audi and their magnificent machines…vroom vroom! The entertainment is always fun and one thing is for sure about Feastival, it is going to be an adventure for all the senses.

My mission was to visit as many chefs and mixologists ...

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Whats your Motivation?

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imagesI believe that all training should have a purpose. It should be a means of building your body and mind, with the ultimate goal of being ready to perform at your best when it counts most. And one of the biggest failing points for most people is not getting their mind right; while you may be physically dialed in, not having mental focus will too often lead to sub-par performance and disappointment. ...

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Diabetes and Strength Training

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images-1There are two types of Diabetes. Type 1 diabetes (sometimes called Juvenile Diabetes) is characterized by the bodies inability to produce insulin. Type 2 Diabetes (adult onset) is characterized by the body either not producing enough insulin or not responding to the insulin in the bloodstream.

Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas that removes glucose (broken-down sugars) from the bloodstream and deposits it into working tissue. In ...

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