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May is ALS Awareness Month: Let’s Learn More About Lou Gehrig’s Disease

May is ALS Awareness Month: Let’s Learn More About Lou Gehrig’s Disease May is ALS Awareness Month, what is ALS, or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?  ALS is a group of rare neurological diseases that mainly involve the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement. The disease is progressive, meaning the symptoms get worse over time.…

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Ladies Night Out with Vertex Fitness: Presenting on “First Do No Harm”

Ladies Night Out with Vertex Fitness: Presenting on “First Do No Harm” Vertex Fitness’s Dwayne Wimmer is thrilled to be presenting at the next Main Line Today event, “Ladies Night Out“. This fun inaugural event will be taking place at The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve, in Newtown Square, PA on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6 – 9:00…

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Effort or Exercise Modality: What Matters More?

Effort or Exercise Modality: What Matters More? Exercise modality (ie, whether you are performing “aerobic” or “high intensity” exercise) has long been considered the only important factor in building muscle and getting all of the benefits out of exercise. We’ve covered this topic several times, while discussing cardio exercise and the difference between cardio and strength…

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mental health

April is National Mental Health Month – Improve Your Mental Health with Strength Training

April is National Mental Health Month – Improve Your Mental Health with Strength Training For national mental health month, we’re going to take a look at how high-intensity strength training can improve several symptoms and aspects of your mental health. We’ve all heard that exercising releases endorphins, a “feel good” chemical, but it looks like…

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Why It’s More Important to Work Out When You’re Busy (My Fitness Journey – Vertex Fitness Diary 14)

Why It’s More Important to Work Out When You’re Busy (My Fitness Journey – Vertex Fitness Diary 14) Let’s take a look at a typical busy Tuesday for me. I wake up when my husband heads out for work and start my day with a bowl of cereal, but not before feeding my cat and…

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Fitness Hacks

Vertex Fitness Featured in MainLine Today Magazine Article, “5 Fitness Hacks”

Vertex Fitness Featured in MainLine Today Magazine Article, “5 Fitness Hacks“ We are honored to be featured in Main Line Today alongside Dan Kubo, personal training manager of Life Time Fitness in Ardmore. In this feature, we took the time to bust some of the biggest fitness myths and share some fitness hacks for our readers. Fitness Hack…

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Personal Commitment Mike Garrison

Personal Commitment and Routine is the Key to Success – Client Spotlight, Mike Garrison

Personal Commitment and Routine is the Key to Success- Client Spotlight, Mike Garrison For Michael Garrison, routine is the key that keeps him coming back to Vertex Fitness, week after week. We sat down with Mike to find out what he finds most valuable about his experience at Vertex Fitness, and how he maintains his…

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month During the month of March, we’re urging folks to educate themselves about their risk factors and preventative measures of colorectal cancer during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects…

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