Those Bountiful Berries

Summer is well upon us and there are so many things to appreciate; lazy weekend days at the pool, picnics, family get-togethers, etc. One of my favorite things is the abundance of fresh, inexpensive and yes, in-season berries. All of the best: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries . . . I like them all, and…

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Trainer Spotlight: Jason

For our next Trainer Spotlight, meet Jason! He's our new trainer who has a passion for helping people pursue a healthy lifestyle through physical activity.

Introduction  Hello Pittsburgh and surrounding communities!  I’m Jason Rutkowski, a new personal trainer here at the Pittsburgh Fitness Project.  I have a passion for helping people pursue a healthy lifestyle through exercise and physical activity.  My interest in physical fitness grew out of my participation in sports conditioning programs in my middle and high school…

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13 Helpful Remedies for Stress

Unfortunately, it is never possible to live a completely stress-free life, but are 13 helpful remedies for stress!

This post is a third in a series of three posts on stress. After figuring out how to determine if it is the stress that is getting to you and then taking steps to reduce stress, you still will find that stress comes up every now and again. Unfortunately, it is never possible to live…

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Vacation Workouts Revisited

You may remember my “Vacation Workout,” article but after experiencing a real vacation, I have some revised tips and tricks for you!

As some of you may know, I have recently taken a vacation to both Budapest and Rome. I was traveling for 10 days, and it was an incredible experience. Between all the sightseeing, delicious food, and time away from work, it was a trip to remember. I have to admit, this was my first “adult,”…

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Be Your Own Transformation Picture

Do transformation promises actually work? Well, many of them can, if we strictly follow them. Begin your transformation with PFP!

Interested in losing weight? Maybe just maintaining your current weight? Or, maybe it’s improving your overall health and eating better? The reality is that most of us are. And we don’t have to look very far either for advice, solutions, diets, fads, must have foods, supplements, equipment and more. Ok . . . but the…

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Stress Management: Are You Stressed?

Are you stressed and need to work on stress management? Making deliberate actions cab shift our mindset and make stress go away.

Are you stressed and need to work on stress management? Just about everyone seems to be stressed these days. If you can’t tell, read this article to see if your stress might be affecting your overall health. If you are a person who struggles with stress and find it to be inhibiting your life at…

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Pre- and Probiotics.  Are they worth taking?

The bacteria in our guts affect our digestion, immune system, and brain health - could pre or probiotics help get you a healthy gut?

I’ve read and heard a lot about both pre- and probiotics in the medical literature and among my own patients.  I recommend probiotics for patients while they are on antibiotics to prevent any associated diarrhea, and medical literature supports that practice. But what about other uses?  What is a prebiotic?  What’s a probiotic?  What are…

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