Fitness

Trainer Spotlight: Tony Salerno

This week, we are spotlighting our favorite General Manager, Tony Salerno. Can he help you find a passion for healthy living?

When I was 4 years old my father and I started taking karate together in a nearby town. I learned a lot about developing strength and staying consistent with working out from this at a very young age. Throughout grade school, I participated in all the sports my town had to offer. And although we…

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PFP Trainer Spotlight: Sandor Koppányi

I love personal training because I am able to be a part of people’s journey to becoming a better version of them self - it's very rewarding!

I got into fitness when I was in 8th grade and couldn’t do a pull-up in my gym class. I found it extremely frustrating and found myself working towards doing a couple until the end of the year where I could string together 8 pull-ups in a row. I love personal training because I am…

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PFP Trainer Tonja Ayala: Exercise Insight

One of the biggest complaints that Tonja hears from people is that they don't have time to exercise - here is her insight into finding time!

Tonja’s Insight: Yes, You Really do Have Time to Exercise One of the biggest complaints that I hear from people is that they don’t have time to exercise. No matter what your weekly obligations are, there is time for you to exercise. Finding time to exercise has to be an appointment that you keep with…

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Muscle Recovery

There are many different strategies on how to combat delayed onset muscle soreness.  What does the research support for muscle recovery?

Have you ever done an awesome workout, and then two days later you have a hard time getting out of bed? We’ve all been there! The dreaded muscle soreness!  Muscle contraction sends a signal to produce more protein (protein synthesis is important for muscle growth), while local cells help repair the damaged tissues.  After the…

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PFP Trainer Spotlight: Marisa Galli

Get to know our PFP trainers! This week, we're featuring both PFP trainer and Athlete, Marisa Galli, B.S. Exercise Science.

Hi everyone, my name is Marisa and I am a trainer, instructor, and coach at PFP!  I work one on one with clients, teach group exercise classes, and coach weightlifting for our barbell club athletes.  My training method focuses on moving from basics to the barbell.  I remember how exciting it was for me to…

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Trainer Spotlight: Jake Boyer

Get to know our PFP trainers! This week, we feature our running expert and lover of a good Guinness, Jake Boyer, BS, ACSM, EP-C.

The path that led me down the road to becoming a fitness professional started when I decided to try out for cross country in 6th grade. I can remember seeing my childhood best friend, Brandon (who was the same age but a grade ahead of me), way up ahead and there was no chance of…

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Being Brave: Finding Your Inner Strength

Bravery is not the absence of fear, but recognizing fear and acting anyway. How do you practice being brave and finding your inner strength?

Being Brave. Full Disclosure: I didn’t finish my workout yesterday. I did about half of it, looked at the rest of my workout, then the rest of the week’s workouts, got overwhelmed and called it a day. It may have been one of the first times, in a long time, I let the gravity of…

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