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Fitness, health, and green living tips from our trainers

Please don’t sit, especially when you’re exercising

By Shayleen Pastick, LPT, Elite Trainer There's a recent health trend all over the news, "Sitting is the new Smoking." The point being that the more you sit, the less healthy you become. This is a medical fact. As fitness professionals we know how much our clients have to sit for work, for travel, family time around the holidays, etc. Every one ...

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April 30th, 2015 Posted in Health News, Sitting, Tips & Recommendations

5 Reasons to Avoid the Elliptical Trainer

"Train Smarter" Blog series by Shayleen Pastick, Licensed Physical Therapist and Elite Trainer I have had the pleasure of training motivated and well-educated adults for over 15 years with over 1,300 contact hours each year. My clients and I focus on restorative fitness techniques and injury prevention first, building a strong foundation for continual and consistent fitness gains over time. When ...

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October 21st, 2014 Posted in Cardio, Functional Training, Health News, Osteoporisis

Why it’s so important that we don’t cut gym class and physical education in our schools

by Sofie Vanchaze, Master Trainer “Mom, we only had a half hour gym class today because we were running out of time” is what my 5-year old told me when I picked her up from school yesterday.  My blood started boiling.  Most schools nowadays offer 1 hour of Physical Education a week, if they’re lucky.  People don’t understand the importance of ...

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October 3rd, 2012 Posted in Health News

An Omnivore’s Delight. Finding the ultimate food quality in 2012 from food sources that are simply “right.”

by Shayleen Pastick, LPT, Elite Trainer and Owner at Vitality Personal Fitness Inc. Food choice does matter. There are “right” and “wrong” choices to be made when it comes to the food you eat on a daily basis. We can have a tremendous positive effect on our local economies, the health of our family and friends, and the quality of local ...

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March 12th, 2012 Posted in Health News, Uncategorized

Eating, Moving and Being Healthy This Summer

by Shayleen M. Pastick, Owner and Elite Trainer I launched my summer fitness kick by spending two weeks with my wife and in-laws in Rio, where we eat all organic and farm fresh from their organic farm, Sitio Do Moinho everyday. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world (thank you Dick and Angela Thompson, once ...

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August 1st, 2011 Posted in Health News
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