Can Decluttering Really Make You Feel Better?

Do the spaces you spend your time do affect your happiness? When you declutter, it helps the mind to focus on just what it needs to!

The spring season always brings a fresh start. Flowers popping up, spring cleaning, shedding the winter blues – the season is filled with inspiration for change. Between the spring weather and a book I just finished (Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin), I’ve been thinking a lot about the way that peoples’ headspace can…

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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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What Does “Recovery” Even Mean?

“Recovery” is a buzz word in the fitness and wellness communities - what we do after a workout is just as important as the workout itself!

“Recovery” is the new buzz word in both the fitness and wellness communities.  In fact, there is a studio in NYC devoted just to that concept called ReCOVER. Most of us think of recovery as a very passive process, like sitting around and watching TV. While taking mental downtime and physical rest can certainly be…

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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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