Your experience in fitness as a whole should be enjoyable - if you're not having a good time, you should probably do something else.

To me, nothing says Pittsburgh better than City Steps. The city maintains more than 700 sets of these staircases that uniquely connect different neighborhoods in the city. I’ll include some additional reading at the end of this blog incase you don’t know much about the history of the City Steps. Recently, I have been trying…

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PFP Strong offers strength training for all ability levels. Read how our program works and get started today!

Don’t let the name intimidate you. PFP Strong is a class for every ability level. Along with our Endurance class, Strong is our main group exercise offering. If you’re looking to get stronger at your basic barbell movements, learn basic barbell movements, or simply just enjoy a good workout then Strong is for you!  …

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Per Governor Wolf's order, we will be closed 12/12/20 through 1/4/21. See how we can meet your fitness needs during the shutdown.

Dear Members:   It’s been a busy week! Sadly, this post is about Governor Wolf’s Covid-19 pandemic closure order that gyms must suspend operations starting Saturday, 12/12/20 through Monday, 1/4/21 as Covid-19 cases continue to spike. As always, we’ll still be here during the shutdown to help meet your fitness needs. We’ll be surveying our…

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“More Than a Feeling” Hopefully, you clicked on this blog thinking it was about the Boston Song.  It’s not although I do want to talk about a feeling. Actually, two feelings now that I’m thinking about it, and the example I want to use is running. If you asked me how I feel about running,…

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PFP Strong offers strength training for all ability levels. Read how our program works and get started today!

As you may have read from my recent blog, Masks are a Must!, wearing a mask not only protects others from Covid-19 but even yourself.  Newer information has emerged that the type of mask that you wear is also important.  Here is our Masking Update.   Why It Matters – the Science Covid-19 viral particles…

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Masks are a Must This Winter You haven’t seen your family or friends for weeks or months.  You decide to hang out with some friends for the Steelers game and have a few beers.  A few days later, one of your friends isn’t feeling great.   They have a mild fever and some body aches.  They…

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Jump Start Your Fitness Today! Have you heard anyone say recently that they could lose some weight due to their recent months of inactivity? How about referring to their weight gain as the “CV-19” instead of the old “Freshman 15” people used to reference? (Covid-19 is not a laughing matter, but I have heard this…

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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 COVID pandemic has had a sizable effect on the running community at large. By now just about every race you and I planned on running in the near future is canceled. So I am taking advantage of it, and you should too. Here is my take on how to come out of this pandemic…

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My Most Effective Quarantine Workout – EMOM  Being in quarantine has given me a lot of time to come up with some unique workouts. While I  used equipment in this workout, it is very adaptable to any skill level and easily modifiable. When I wanted a shorter total body workout, I would use this exercise…

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