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Posts tagged with: exercise

Even Muscles Work as a Team

Even Muscles Work as a Team Much 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... Read More

Why Stop?

Why Stop Exercising? Over 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... Read More

My Vertex Fitness Experience

My Vertex Fitness Experience 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 and... Read More

Exercise Consistency

Exercise Consistency The biggest key to seeing results in any program is exercise 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... Read More

Resistance Exercise and Bone Mineral Density & Osteoporosis

Resistance Exercise and Bone Mineral Density & Osteoporosis The statistics on bone loss in the United States can be staggering.  There are over 10 million Americans suffering from Osteoporosis, with 8 million of those being women.  Osteoporosis is defined as advanced... Read More

The Vertex Fitness Experience

The Vertex Fitness Experience “Cardiovascular fitness must be performed these ways; strength training must be done these ways.” That’s how I would sum up my experience in fitness through Dr. Ellington Darden’s book “Living Longer Stronger”. This book opened my mind... Read More

Supplements and Performance Enhancers: Just the Facts!

Supplements and Performance Enhancers: Just the Facts! In the world of fitness, there has been a long debate over the use of supplements and performance enhancers. Although there can be some benefit from the use of certain recovery supplements, there... Read More

Are Your Muscles Confused…? The Truth About Muscle Confusion

Are Your Muscles Confused…? The Truth About Muscle Confusion “The philosophy behind muscle confusion exercise is to prevent a ‘plateau effect’ by continually challenging the body to reach its maximum potential.” You’ve probably heard the term “muscle confusion” before; it’s... Read More

Personal Training as a Profession: A Vertex Fitness Personal Training Internship Perspective

Personal Training as a Profession: A Vertex Fitness Personal Training Internship Perspective When I first started at Vertex Fitness, I was fresh out of Temple University with a degree in Exercise Science and an ACE Personal Training Certification. Like many... Read More

What Should People Look Out For When Hiring A Personal Trainer?

What Should People Look Out For When Hiring A Personal Trainer? When hiring a personal trainer, just because they look the part doesn’t mean they know what they are doing. Ask questions. If the conversation begins with a sales pitch... Read More