What I Eat Before My Workouts

What I Eat Before a Workout

What I eat before my workouts. Before I get into any major specifics, what I am about to tell you has come from years of trial and error as well as experience. There were times where I ate some things that I told myself I would never again before a workout. That’s because I noticed a major decrease in…

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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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What is a Holistic Lifestyle Coach?

Could a holistic life coach help you reach your goals this year?

Most people have goals that they would like to achieve, yet they have not met their goals for a variety of reasons. Receiving general life coaching is a great way to work through unmet goals. Holistic life coaching is specifically useful for health-related goals. These include feeling better overall, increasing energy, improving sleep quality, finding the…

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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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Ginger Hot Cacao

ginger hot cacao

I love to drink hot chocolate, especially in the winter after coming in from shoveling the snow or a cold winter run.  This ginger hot cacao version with ground ginger is delicious. And packs the added benefits of ginger with its anti-inflammatory and digestive health effects. Note that I’m recommending CACAO powder instead of regular…

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Mindful Baking: No-Fail Peanut Butter Cookies

mindful baking

Christmas is truly upon us. Only a few days left to finalize holiday shopping, family gathering, and work event details. For most of us, it’s overwhelming and feels chaotic. And for some, this time of year can bring out our worst frustrations and lack of patience. Essentially everything we don’t want to be during the…

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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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Ginger Tea for the Holidays

ginger tea

Ginger tea for the holidays? Last week, we talked about the wonderful properties of ginger. Ginger is among the healthiest spices on the planet. And in my opinion, one of the most delicious! It comes from a flowering plant originating in China. And is closely related to turmeric and cardamon. It is loaded with nutrients and…

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