Fitness

New Year, New Fitness Apps

Jumpstarting into a new fitness routine can be overwhelming - one good idea is to utilize fitness apps to help you along the way!

With the new year in full swing, many people are off to a fresh start with their healthy resolutions! Whether it be losing a few pounds, getting started in a new fitness routine, or wanting to be healthier in general, there are so many different ways to accomplish this!  It may be overwhelming at first…

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PFP BARBELL REVIEW: 2018

Enjoy this year in review of the PFP Barbell Club!

In our first post of the new year I wanted to take a look back and review the year we had at PFP Barbell. We went through a lot of growth and changes last year. From coaching changes, joining East Coast Gold, and holding our first weightlifting meet the gym, the team transformed and was…

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Four Goals for Training

It's hard to stay motivated when you can't beat your PR - try approaching each session with these four goals for training in mind.

When we start as weightlifters, Personal Records can be a weekly or daily occurrence. However, once the PR Party stops we must work harder to stay interested and engaged as athletes. The same can be said for any kind of fitness training. It’s hard to stay excited when you can’t beat your mile time. Or…

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Three Sizes Down

three sizes down

PFP is proud to share a weight loss story from our own gym member Phil. Weight loss journeys are often portrayed as incredible feats. We as a society tend to focus on the outcome of such journeys – like being three sizes down. But those going through them know all too well it isn’t an…

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The Most Common Winter Workout

winter workout

We’ve been lucky so far. But who knows? Maybe by the time you read this article you or someone you know will have to partake in this winter workout. This is a workout that somebody has to do at least once if Mother Nature decides to unload a tsunami of snow on us this winter.…

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Strengthening your Immune System for the Winter Season

Strengthening your Immune System

Strengthening your immune system. Winter is almost officially here!  We’ve had some snow.  Holiday decorations are up.  And the “sick” season has set in.   It’s hard to avoid getting ill during this time of year with so many of us indoors and in close quarters, especially around the holidays.  Frequent hand washing is the best…

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Half-Marathon Training: The Week Before the Race

half-marathon training: the week before the race

Half-marathon training. I’ve been running for about 40 years now.  Long-term wear and tear led me to an altered gait. Which in turn led to lots of pain when running.  Our PFP running coach, Jake Boyer, managed to correct my gait. My personal trainer and gym co-owner, Tom Duer, gave me exercises to strengthen my…

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Tips to Get Through the Holidays: Part Two

fitter holiday season

A few weeks ago, we began discussing tips to help you have a fitter holiday season. And today, I want to add to them! It’s really easy to get off track during this time of year. You’re eating rich food you don’t normally have that have a high amount of calories. And family sometimes guilt…

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Half-Marathon Training: Week of Oct 29th

half-marathon training: Week of Oct 29th

Half-marathon training. I’ve been running for about 40 years now.  Long-term wear and tear led me to an altered gait. Which in turn led to lots of pain when running.  Our PFP running coach, Jake Boyer, managed to correct my gait. My personal trainer and gym co-owner, Tom Duer, gave me exercises to strengthen my…

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