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Author: Tony Mazzon Created: 4/7/2010 12:45 PM RssIcon
Tony is a fitness specialist at the Center for Fitness and Performance. Tony offers advise and fitness tips to help you get in shape and stay in shape.
By Anthony Mazzon on 6/27/2011 6:32 AM

Increase your basic metabolism by staying active 7 days a week! Go for walks, take the stairs and park farther away when shopping.

By Anthony Mazzon on 6/13/2011 6:51 AM

Most fitness centers offer a wide variety of strength training mechanisms. These can include free weights, stationary machines, and cable machines. Cable machines are designed to offer multiple exercise options in one machine. Cable machines fit a wide range of body sizes with little to no set up, this allows for more exercises in a shorter period of time. The result can be a more efficient training session! Some other benefits of cable machines include: recruitment of smaller stabilizer muscles as well as the main muscle groups, limbs can move independently, and complex movement patterns are easier to perform. To see more information on the benefits of cable machines visit our Trainer Blog at Good luck and happy training!

By Anthony Mazzon on 5/23/2011 6:43 AM

Intensity is  one of the most important components to a workout plan, yet it is the one most likely to be missing.

By Anthony Mazzon on 5/16/2011 7:00 AM

Proper form with less weight will produce greater results, faster, than continuing to lift heavy weight improperly.

By Anthony Mazzon on 5/10/2011 6:11 AM

Unfortunately, many of us give up sooner. Perhaps one answer is to look at motivation as another “muscle.”

By Anthony Mazzon on 5/2/2011 6:28 AM

Plateau happens when the body gets used to the specific activity, or perhaps it is fatigued or over trained and therefore not able to improve. The reasons can vary.

By Anthony Mazzon on 4/26/2011 5:37 AM

Stretching is an important component in a balanced fitness program along with cardiovascular training and strength training.  Stretching before and after a workout can help improve flexibility, increase range of motion and prevent certain injuries.

By Anthony Mazzon on 4/11/2011 7:15 AM
If you find excuses keeping you out of the gym, try this experiment...
By Anthony Mazzon on 4/4/2011 6:37 AM

“Take a stand against heart disease. Ditch your desk Wednesday April 6 and take a 30-minute walk around your workplace!” -American Heart Association

By Anthony Mazzon on 3/28/2011 7:58 AM

There are many different approaches to strength training. You can ask ten trainers and get ten different answers. None of them would be wrong, just different. However, a safe and sure-fire way to get results is to track your progress, time your rest periods, and progressively overload your muscles.


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