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November Friends and Family

Hello TTF The month of November is your time to bring in a guest for free. You may bring in as many different guest as you want.  Your guest must be new to The Training Floor or have not worked out with us in the last 12months One guest per visit and you must be…

Is Milk Organic?

Organic Milk is a huge business in the US. Many families forgo organic produce, but insist that the milk their children drink be organic. Horizon is one of the biggest brands, selling billions worth of organic milk every year. A premium offering by Horizon is its DHA Omega-3 milk. One of its advantages is that…

Probiotic Supplements – Not What You Think

Anyone with a smidgen of interest in healthy eating and / or weight loss has heard of probiotics. As a refresher, they are friendly microorganisms inhabiting the digestive tract. Most probiotics are bacteria. Other types of probiotics include yeast. Probiotics aid digestion and may confer additional health benefits. Probiotics in your gut number in the…

Reverse Dieting

The hardest thing about weight loss isn’t losing the weight. It is keeping it off. One of the reasons people start to gain weight almost immediately after losing it is that they switch back from “diet eating” to “regular eating”. This is where reverse dieting comes in. The concept isn’t new. It’s been used for…

Whole Foods Slashes Prices After Sale to Amazon

Amazon completed its multi-billion dollar acquisition of Whole Foods Market. As a first order of business, the online behemoth slashed prices across the board. For example, organic avocados are down from $2.79 a pound to $1.99, a 29 percent discount. Atlantic-farmed salmon is down 33% to $7.99 per pound. Organic Fuji apples are down 43%…

Boxed Water

As any member of the Training Floor knows, we are big proponents of calorie-free liquid intake. This means coffee and tea sans sweeteners, but for the most part water. While the cheapest and most reliable source of water is your tap, some people prefer to buy bottled water. The problem with bottled water is the…

Interval Weight loss

The only thing harder than losing weight is keeping it off. That’s why the vast majority of people who lose weight, end up gaining it back. There is an evolutionary explanation for this. The human body has a weight equilibrium, also known as the set weight point. When someone loses too much weight, alarms go…

Panera’s Commendable Decision

Panera Bread made a bold decision last week. The restaurant chain is now disclosing the amount of added sugars in all its foods and beverages. What’s even nicer, is that the information is being displayed in teaspoon instead of grams. For the average American, 68 grams are meaningless, but 17 teaspoons is something relatable. Kudos…

Why People Eat Less Red Meat

Once a mainstay of the American diet, consumption of red meat has steadily declined since the 1960’s.  This is due to its association with increased risk of developing cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and other degenerative diseases. Notably, red meat has several excellent features, beyond taste. From a nutrition standpoint, it contains a wealth…

I’ve Never Met a Blueberry I Didn’t Love

This is the true and uncensored confession of a blueberry addict. Blueberry consumption (and production) in the US has skyrocketed since 1995. from just 1 pound of blueberries a year in the 1990’s, today the average American consumes nearly 5 pounds of blueberries. Of course, averages are a lie, because I personally eat about 3…

Coconut Oil Unhealthy, Says New Research

Coconut oil is extremely high in saturated fats, yet somehow people think it is a healthy oil. In fact, 3 out of 4 Americans rated it as healthy. Even 1 out of 3 dietitians rate coconut oil as healthy. The last time we posted about coconut oil was 3 years ago. We wrote that emerging…

How to Lose Belly Fat

One of the frequently asked questions by dieters is a variation on the theme of “the fastest way to lose belly fat”. It is totally understandable that people want to lose the flab they see when looking at their toes. This is a painful reality to face, especially during summer, aka bikini-season. Belly fat is…

Sugar – Food or Drug?

One of the most frequently heard phrases in dieting circles is “I’m addicted to sugar”. This brings up an interesting question. Is sugar a food, or is it a drug? The line may not be so clear, but research coming out of Australia has demonstrated the addictive nature of sucrose, the scientific term for table…

Do Diet Soft Drinks Increase Your Chances for Stroke, Dementia?

Last week, a research paper published in a scientific journal generated substantial fear-mongering headlines across the web and social media. A cohort study found positive correlation between consumption of artificially sweetened beverages and stroke and dementia. According to the study, people who drink diet sodas daily have three times the risk of stroke and dementia…

Those Confusing Food Expiration Labels Are Getting an Upgrade

Almost every food you buy in the supermarket has a date stamped somewhere on its package. People are often confused by it’s significance. There is no standard phrasing of the text preceding the date: “sell by”, “use by”, “best by” and many others are used. Does food go bad once the date is reached? Is…

Still Afraid of the Fats in Avocado? Read This

Guacamole is one of the most identified foods with this holiday. And there would be no guac without avocado. It’s unfortunate that some people don’t partake in avocado, simply because of the outdated notion that it’s full of fat. Yes, it’s true, avocados are high in fat!  But it is good fat, and your body…

Intermittent Fasting Not More Effective for Weight Loss

In recent years, intermittent fasting has caught on as a legit weight loss strategy. People on this type of diet set several significant blocks of time during a week in which they refrain from any caloric intake. We’ve written about this in the past, and advised of the difficulty of maintaining this lifestyle for prolonged…

No, Fruit Juice is NOT the same as Fruit

Despite the sexy commercials and the extreme convenience, fruit juice is not a healthy beverage juice for daily consumption. An occasional juice can be a fun and tasty treat, but America is addicted. In fact, 50% of Americans’ fruit intake is in the form of juice! This is partially the fault of USDA recommendations, which…

3 Reasons Your Granola May Be Hurting Your Diet

We’ve had breakfast cereal for over a century, but granola is a much younger phenomena, dating back to the late sixties and the hippie movement. Sometime justified, sometimes not, granola enjoys a health halo, allowing manufacturers to charge a premium compared to cereals. However, in many cases, granola is not much healthier, or even worse,…

5 Recommended Bread Options

Walking through the bread aisle at the grocery store can be very frustrating. The shelves are loaded with a multitude of brands and flavors. How to chose the best bread? The experience is overwhelming! Which is why we have been asked a gazillion times, “which bread do you recommend?” The things we look for in…

Fruits and Vegetables – Why You Should Make an Extra Effort to Eat More

Fooducate- We all know that fruits and vegetables play a crucial role in protecting the body from disease. The current recommendation is to consume 5 servings a day – 3 vegetables and 2 fruit. Sadly, the majority of Americans don’t even come close. A recent meta-study, conducted across the pond in the UK, has found…

Cottage Cheese Curds

-Fooducate Ever wonder what those chunks in cottage cheese are? They are called curds, and in this post we’ll tell you all about them. Cottage cheese is a fresh cheese. There is no aging or ripening. This makes it cheap compared to other cheeses. Turning milk into cottage cheese requires two additional ingredients: a lactic…

Vitamin D – What’s the Right Amount for Me?

Fooducat- Vitamin D is an interesting nutrient. It is a fat soluble vitamin that is found in food, but can also be manufactured by our body after exposure to sunshine’s UV rays. Fat soluble means it needs a to be consumed together with a small amount of oil/butter/lard to be effectively absorbed by the body.…

How Many Teaspoons of Sugar in Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino?

Everyone is excited about a new drink from Starbucks which is available right now, but for only a few days. From Starbucks: “The flavor-changing, color-changing, totally not-made-up Unicorn Frappuccino. Magical flavors start off sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour. Swirl it to reveal a color-changing spectacle of purple and pink. It’s finished with whipped…

May Fitness Specials

Our first Special is called “Spring in 2 shape”. This  involves you and a partner  attending classes together. With your partner, you collect points. Each class is worth different point amounts. Partners must  only attend the same class in order to get points… This contest begins May 1st but sign ups must be complete by…

Spring in 2 shape

Spring in 2 Shape Grab a partner and sign up now to win a free month of classes or TTF bucks to be used towards personal training or merchandise. Sign up by April 27th. You and your partner will accumulate points throughout the month, at the end of the month the team with the most…

Loyalty Rewards Membership!

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your loyalty and commitment. You’re an important part of The Training Floor community, and we value you tremendously. 9 years ago we transformed the fitness landscape, setting the standard for high-performance living. To this day, we have continued to drive results and foster innovation in…

Eat Slow for Weight Loss

What can you do to slow down your eating pace? 1. Eat real food. While soft white bread is very chewable, it goes down fast and makes it easy to consume more. Whole grain bread requires more work. In general, “fast food” is made to be easy to eat without much effort. 2. Eat your…

The Top 10 Whys and Hows of Keeping a Food Diary

Of all of the behaviors a person might adopt to help them with weight management, perhaps none is more powerful than keeping a food diary. Unfortunately, to date, food diaries have proven themselves to be both misunderstood and misused. Here then are the top 10 whys and hows of keeping one and staying sane. 1.…

Avoid these Four Fad Diets

Please do yourself a favor – do not fall prey to these schemes. Just like cults, these “diets” suck you in with a religious fervor, making false promise. Avoid them at all costs. 1. Juicing cleanses and diets – starving yourself to cleanse your digestive track is wrong on so many levels. First, you’ve got…

10 Foods to Eat in 2017

For many dieters, the new year brings renewed fervor to make changes. Often it includes a list of foods to limit and avoid. We want you to start the new year on a positive note, so here is a list of foods we recommend eating more of. Here they are, in no particular order. 1.…

Being Fat – Not Just Your Fault

A survey recently conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago has found that people view obesity and cancer as the 2 most serious health issues plaguing Americans today. While cancer is immediately treated by a suite of medical professionals, obesity is often a medical orphan. More than than 35% of people who are obese…

Eating Well is NOT Enough, Stress Can Ruin Your Health

Are you eating healthfully but not seeing any results? There may be more at play than just your food. According to research conducted at Ohio State University, people under stress show higher markers of inflammation compared to people who are less stressed. In a study conducted on 58 healthy women, the effects of previous day…

A Must-have Breakfast Staple for Every Home

This delicious and affordable staple has been dubbed a “superfood” because of its multiple nutritional benefits: * high in fiber * low in sodium and sugar * helps lower cholesterol * helps lower blood pressure * regulates blood sugar levels * improves the functioning of the immune system * reduces the risk of diabetes and…

More People are Cooking Homemade Meals

One of the reasons sales at fast food joints are dipping is that people are eating more at home. This is the best news we’ve read in a while, even if the reason is related to cost more than it is to health. The prices of food commodities like eggs and produce have come down…

Is Fasting Effective for Weight Loss?

There is also a growing trend of celebrities and doctors promoting various fasting formats for weight loss, detox, and lifespan extension. Is there any truth to these claims? Let’s begin by clarifying: fasting can be a very dangerous approach to weight loss, because prolonged caloric restriction can lead to severe health problems and even death.…

Tequila Plant for Bone Strength?!?

We hope everyone is off to a good weekend! If you’re wondering what drink to have tonight, read on about a recently published study that may help you decide… Researchers in central Mexico have isolated chemical compounds found in the agave plant (raw material for tequila), that may prove to have more benefits that tasty…

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To all my Family, Friends and Co-workers. Most of you know by now that I have been decorating my house at 68 Lewelyn Rd in Stamford Ct. for the past 31 years! I have GREAT news, my house has been picked to be on a Nationally Televised Christmas Light Show! So I want to invite…

Roasting Veggies – What You Need to Know

Vegetables are nature’s gift to human health. Most people don’t get enough vegetables in their diet, and even when they do, the variety is usually limited to potatoes in the form of French fries. This is unfortunate as there are countless ways to prepare vegetables – raw, mixed into salads, steamed, cooked, broiled, roasted, grilled,…

Stay Away from Quest’s Latest Blueberry Muffin “Stud Muffin” Bar

Quest Nutrition is a very popular bar in dieting circles as it seems to have cracked the secret to success – it tastes good, is packed with protein and fiber, and is very low in sugar and fats. The latest addition to the bar family is a blueberry muffin flavor, which has been launched with…

Mushrooms are Not a Meat Alternative

At a recent barbecue, the host was gracious enough to offer his vegetarians guests grilled Portobello mushrooms. If you’ve ever had one, they are quite meaty and tasty. However, they are in no way an alternative to meat. The reason, of course, is that mushrooms are a poor source of protein. A 3-ounce mushroom has…

Are You Having Dessert for Breakfast?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, at least for some people. Unfortunately, when analyzing its contents, we discover an unpleasant truth. Many of the standard foods we have come to associate with breakfast are as high in sugar as dessert! In abreakfast foods are called out for what they really are: muffin…

What Happens When You Consume TOO MUCH Protein?

Fats and carbs are unpopular macronutrients, while protein is the darling of dieters and the food industry. That’s why you’ll see many packaged foods boasting their protein content. A big debate over the years relates to protein consumption – is there an upper limit after which protein becomes detrimental to the human body? The evidence…

Creatine Supplements – Protein Boost or Waste of Money?

Creatine is a naturally occurring amino acid found in some foods and also created in the human liver, kidney, and pancreas. Its most common dietary sources are lean red meat, game meat, salmon, tuna, and herring. Creatine is stored in muscles and converted to ATP, an energy source for short duration exercise such as weight-lifting…

Steaming vs. Roasting Your Veggies

There are many ways to prepare vegetables. One popular method is oven roasting, another is steaming. While roasting broccoli takes up to 20 minutes, steaming is 3 times faster. If you think about the temperatures involved, this may seem counter-intuitive. Oven temperature when roasting (450 degrees) is much higher than steam (boiled water is 220…

Kettlebell Workshop

Now is your chance to really be challenged. You’ve seen them in the hands of everyone from fit moms to buff people at your gym — yet you’re still hesitant to pick one up. While kettlebells have become a go-to piece of workout equipment for many, they can be tricky to master — and even…

How To Add High-Quality Protein To Your Diet

How to add high-quality protein to your diet Eat plenty of fish, chicken, or plant-based protein such as beans, nuts, and soy. Replace processed carbohydrates from pastries, cakes, pizza, cookies and chips with fish, beans, nuts, seeds, peas, tofu, chicken, dairy, and soy products. Snack on nuts and seeds instead of chips, replace baked dessert with…

What Are Healthy Carbs and Unhealthy Carbs?

What are healthy carbs and unhealthy carbs? Healthy carbs (or good carbs) include whole grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables. Healthy carbs are digested slowly, helping you feel full longer and keeping blood sugar and insulin levels stable. Unhealthy carbs (or bad carbs) are foods such as white flour, refined sugar, and white rice that have been stripped…

How Fiber Can Help You Lose Weight

How fiber can help you lose weight Since fiber stays in the stomach longer than other foods, the feeling of fullness will stay with you much longer, helping you eat less. Fiber also moves fat through your digestive system quicker so less of it is absorbed. And when you fill up on fiber, you’ll also…

What Greens and Vegetables should I eat?

Try to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day as deeply colored fruits and vegetables contain higher concentrations of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Add berries to breakfast cereals, eat fruit for dessert, and snack on vegetables such as carrots, snow peas, or cherry tomatoes instead of processed snack foods. Greens. Branch out beyond lettuce.…

Breakfast – to Skip or Not to Skip?

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? For people trying to lose weight, the automatic answer is yes. The logic is simple – skipping breakfast will lead to extreme hunger a few hours later, and thus to an uncontrollable binge before noon. Eating a good filling breakfast, on the other hand, will…

“Moderation” is Ineffective for Weight Loss

One of the most misused and least understood messages when it comes to weight loss is “eat in moderation”. A recent study concludes that moderation is not effective in helping people lose weight. To kick off, there is no standard definition of moderation as it pertains to food consumption. Moderation is a relative term, and…

Forskolin, the Belly-Fat-Burning Scam

There is no magic cure for obesity, no secret food or pill that will burn your fat off, and no shortcut to take in order to lose weight. Despite this, every few years, a new magic spell is cast on gullible dieters, often aided by charismatic presenters and slick marketing. One recent example is Forskolin,…

Is America finally eating healthier?

A new report published in the Journal of the American Medial Association points to a slight improvements in the eating habits of Americans in the past 15 years. The percentage of Americans consuming poor diets declined from 56% to 46%. The definition of a healthy diet is based on recommendations by the American Heart Association…

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Comfort Foods

As any dieter knows, when we get emotional, it’s easier to get tempted and eat something we’ll later regret. The temptation doubles when a comfort food is present. Here are a few things to know: 1. Men and women have different comfort foods. While women generally prefer snacks such as chocolate and ice cream, men…

Eating is an Important Part of Exercise

One of the most important things to do as part of your exercise routine is to eat as soon as you can after your training session is over. There is a window of opportunity that lasts between 20 minutes to an hour, depending which study you rely on, during which your body can reap the…

5 Supermarket tips for your diet

Fooducate: Unless you are a hardcore organic or local foodie, chances are you do most of your grocery shopping in a supermarket. You may not know this, but a supermarket is a fascinating and intricate machine designed to get not only shoppers, but also food manufacturers, to part with as much money as possible. 1.…

8 Brain foods to help you focus

Fooducate: Looking for something besides coffee to help keep your brain sharp throughout the day? Try one of these foods, which studies have shown to improve cognitive function. 1. Leafy greens In a 2015 study on older adults, those who ate 1-2 servings of green leafy vegetables per day had the cognitive ability of someone…

3 reasons why your not achieving maximum results

Are you training smart? Whether you’re trying to drop a few pounds or looking to train for your first 5K, having the right plan will increase your motivation to reach your fitness goals. Most people join workout routines without any clue on how to achieve the best results. Gone are the days of just showing…

6 foods that fight inflammation

Studies suggest that antioxidant-rich foods like berries, leafy greens, certain spices, nuts and seeds can help combat the inflammatory disease process and actually prevent illness. Let’s get cooking! 1. Blueberries The potent blue pigment in the berries we all know and love is due to a class of antioxidants known as anthocyanins, which are celebrated…

Can a pet help you lose weight?

Do you have a pet? If you don’t have one yet, read this and reconsider. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), having a pet has multiple health benefits: decrease blood pressure decreased cholesterol and triglyceride levels opportunities to exercise and spend time outdoors opportunity to socialize with other pet owners and…

5 problems with counting calories

Losing weight means counting calories. We all know that weight loss is a simple mathematical equation: calories eaten minus calories burned. However, real life is a bit more complicated. Here’s a list of problems we have with counting calories: 1. Packaged food calorie labels are inaccurate.  According to FDA regulations, calorie information on packages must…

Difference Between Light & Regular Beer

Seven of the top 10 beers sold in the US are light beers. They account for about half of the total beer sales. In fact, one out of every 5 beers sold in America is Bud Light. How can it be that light beers are outselling regular beers in a country where most everything else…

Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA)?

If your exercise regimen includes resistance training, lifting weights, or other high intensity routines, you may have heard of BCAAs, a supplement purported to improve muscle recovery and rebuilding. What exactly are BCAAs, and do they deliver on their promise? Before we can answer the question, here is a bit of a primer. Almost all…

How much sugar is in your food?

“A leading cause of America’s obesity epidemic is the ubiquity of sugars in almost all the food we eat. The average American consumes over 30 teaspoons of sugar every day! These are divided among naturally occurring sugars, such as those found in milk, yogurt, or fruit, and those that are added, such as table sugar…

These Additives are making you fat

Say hello to emulsifiers, the additives in your food that are messing with your metabolism. A recent study published in the prestigious journal Nature describes the effects of ingredients such as lecithin, xanthan gum, and polysorbate 80 on the digestive tract, and in turn on human health. These ingredients are part of a family of…

Never Eat After 8PM?

A common diet belief, supported now and again by skinny celebrities, is that refraining from calories in the evening is a valid weight loss strategy. So far, this approach has not been supported by any scientific evidence. The recommendation from health professionals is to focus on overall calorie intake and to spread it equally throughout…

How To Make Brown Rice Tastier

Whole grains are healthier and more filling than refined grains. This holds true for breads and for rice as well. However, learning to enjoy brown rice compared to enjoying whole grain bread appears much more challenging. Here’s what you can do to make your brown rice tastier. * Make sure you’ve cooked brown rice sufficiently.…

No Pain No Gain?

When you hear “pain” and “exercise” in the same sentence, you probably think one of two things: “Heck, no!” or “Bring it on!” What comes to my mind? A bodybuilder grunting while heaving plates that are way too heavy or a runner wheezing on a treadmill set way out of their comfort zone. To be…

6 Tips to BE GREAT and Become a Champion:

 By Todd Durkin 1.Be relentless in your conditioning. You MUST be in great shape physically, mentally, and spiritually. Nourish yourself in all these areas and you will think like a champion and BE a champion. 2.EAT like a champion. Get rid of any garbage your feeding yourself. No “white stuff.” Eliminate the sugars in your…

Superfood Breakfast for Dieters: Oatmeal

Oats have been dubbed a “superfood” because of their multiple nutritional benefits: * high in fiber * low in sodium and sugar * help lower cholesterol * help lower blood pressure * regulate blood sugar levels * improve the immune system * reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. If you must know, an…

10 Agonizing Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

“Fooducate” Are you stuck in a weight-loss plateau? Don’t fret, you’re in good company. It happens to many people after a certain period of time and can last a few weeks or longer. During this time, try to assess your situation and see if there is anything you can do about it beyond an unhealthy…

10 Tips for Saving Money When On a Diet

“Fooducate” Losing weight means switching to a lifestyle of healthy eating. We’ve heard complaints from many dieters that the healthy options in the supermarket are always more expensive. This is actually false. The truth is that in order to eat healthfully AND save money you need to invest more time and effort. If you have…

7 Mind Tricks To Eat Less

Rule number one for weight loss is to eat less calories than you burn. Obviously, this is easier said than done. We’d like to present you with a short list of tricks to help you consume less. 1. start every meal and snack with a glass or two of water. In some cases, the brain…

Eating Right Tips

Though exercise is essential to keep your body healthy, if increasing your daily energy, losing weight and improving your overall health is part of your overall goal, you likely need to re-evaluate your portion sizes and the kinds of foods you eat on a daily basis. Try these ideas. Add Protein to Your Diet Your…

Mindful eating

So, what is mindful eating? Mindful eating is eating with intention and attention: Eating with the intention of caring for yourself Eating with the attention necessary for noticing and enjoying your food and its effects on your body As you can see, mindful eating is much more than “eating slowly, without distraction.” While that’s certainly…

Is doing a cleans a good idea?

Our body is equipped with its own lines of defense against toxins. Our gut, kidneys and liver work together to filter out what our bodies don’t need. It’s a fine-tuned system and unless it’s broken, as in kidney or liver disease, it works pretty well. People with good overall health don’t need to “cleanse”—their body…

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Should you stretch before or after your workout?

For some, stretching in addition to a workout seems like the cherry on top of a sundae—a nice touch, but not necessary. Or maybe you think that touching your toes for a few seconds after a treadmill session is plenty. Turns out when (and how) you stretch your muscles can make or break your fitness…

English Muffins – Healthier than Regular Muffins?

English Muffins are actually an American invention. They are small, round breads, prepared on a griddle, and noted for their “nooks and crannies”. These caverns are perfect hosts for jam, butter, and other decadent toppings. English Muffins were invented by an immigrant named Samuel Bath Thomas in New York in 1894. English muffins are closer…

Quinoa: 5 Things You Didn’t Know (Number 4 is a Bit Scary)

Quinoa (pronounced “keen-WA”) has been a staple food in the Andes for thousands of years. In the last decade quinoa has been “discovered” by the rest of the world. It is now a must-have in any health-focused household in America. We’ve all heard how amazing quinoa is. Here are a few important things to know.…

Dieting Increases Your Chance of Obesity

A new study from Australia is creating a frightening buzz in weight loss circles. Compared to people who did not diet at all, those who went on a diet had double the chances of being obese one year later. If a person went on a diet twice or more during the year, their chances of…

Bananas, RIP

Bananas are one of the most perfect foods. They are tasty any time of day, affordable, and packed full of nutrition. A single banana has over 10% of the daily fiber and potassium requirements. These are 2 nutrients that most Americans don’t get enough of. Unfortunately, bananas may soon be extinct. This has actually happened…

Bulletproof Coffee – Miracle Diet Elixir or Marketing Fraud?

One of the biggest nutrition fads in recent years is Bulletproof Coffee. A silicon valley entrepreneur by the name of Dave Asprey started the “Bulletproof” program after “spending two decades and over $300,000 to hack his own biology. Dave lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, used techniques to upgrade his brain by…

Night Milk – The New Sleeping Pill

If you have trouble falling asleep, or long restless nights, this post is for you. Soon, we may be seeing a new type of milk on supermarket shelves. In experiments conducted on mice, scientists have shown that milk collected from cows at night has a soporific and relaxing effect. This “night milk” has the same…

Sugar Beats Fat as Top Concern When Choosing Foods

Consumer attitudes are evolving along with science, a recent survey by NPD, a market research firm, confirms. For decades, fat was the healthy eater’s biggest villain, but last year sugar surpassed it for the first time. According to the survey, 65 percent of Americans indicated they wanted to reduce their sugar consumption, compared to 63…

6 ways to keep the weight off during the holidays

Don’t forget strength training. Maintain your muscle mass by paring down your routine to the basics. Choose compound, multi-joint movements to make sure you’re getting the most out of your time. And, don’t worry, you don’t need any equipment to get a great workout. Try one of our workout Circuit Classes. Control Your Eating Eating…

TTF Client Awards Categories

We are truly proud of our clients and have designed a powerful list that was both rewarding and difficult to choose who will win the following awards. TTF Awards Biggest Transformation- Most Diverse workout routine- Biggest fitness Achievement- Most enthusiastic- Highest class Attendance- Strongest male- Strongest Female- Biggest complainer (but still hard worker)- Lifetime Achievement-…

10 Spices for Improved Health!

It’s hard to imagine food without spices. They upgrade a boring weeknight dinner to a little party in your mouth. With a bit of experimentation, you can reach a bliss point of taste and aroma, that will take your kitchen to the next level. As an added bonus, scientific research has shown the benefits of…

4 Reasons You’re Miserable after a Holiday Meal

The holidays are upon us, and with them are the opportunities to spend time with family and friends, relax, and enjoy tasty meals together. For people who are on a weight loss diet, this 6-week period until early January can be a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are four issues people commonly…

The Truth About Cranberries

The Truth About Cranberries 5 Replies Cranberry Cross Section As we get ready for the holidays, cranberries take a special place of honor at our dinner table. For most people, this means buying canned cranberry sauce. Cranberries are actually a year-round business, with over 800,000 tons of fruit grown annually. Harvest is a short few…

5 Simple Tips for Holiday Health

“Fooducate” Every year we see it again. Late November signals the white flag of surrender for many people who give up their healthy habits without even a fight. It’s as if the holidays are a weapon of mass destruction, obliterating our weight loss achievements so far and crushing our puny willpower. It doesn’t have to…

How much water do I need to drink everyday?

If you’re a regular here, you know that Fooducate preaches the virtues of water almost daily. A question many people ask us, is how much water they should be drinking. The answer is much more complicated than the question, but we will try to simplify. Our body is 60 percent water. There is almost no…

What Food Can Help Reduce Cellulite?

Cellulite is the bane of many women’s buttocks, hips and thighs, with the lumpy looking skin feeling like curdled cottage cheese to the touch. The truth is that cellulite is not a medical condition. That is small comfort when you don’t feel comfortable wearing shirts or a bikini. The dimpling of the skin is caused…

The Fastest Way to Lose Weight is Actually the Slowest

Every once in a while, we get emails and questions from the community that go along the lines of “What’s the fastest way to lose weight?” This is a straightforward and simple question, but the answer is not what you’d expect. This is because the question makes an implicit assumption that is incorrect. People who…

Buying Hummus- What you need to know

Hummus, enjoyed for thousands of years in the Levant, has only made it big in America in the last decade. It will soon be a billion dollar food category in the US, led by 2 big brands – Sabra and Tribe. Like Greek yogurt, hummus has its health halo to thank for its explosive growth…

Can this spice help with weight lose?

Turmeric is an awesome spice that has not gotten sufficient attention in American kitchens. It is produced by boiling, drying, and grinding the “root” of a perennial plant endemic to India. The bright orange powder has a slightly sharp and bitter flavor, but it is not hot like a chili. In Asia, turmeric has been…

#1 Exercise Excuse

Exercise Excuse # 1: I’m too tired. It takes energy to produce energy, so while you may be tired now, even a short 10-minute walk will get your blood pumping and will boost your energy levels for up to two hours after. And regular exercise helps improve the quality of your sleep, meaning more energy…

Don’t Let PMS Ruin Your Diet

For some women, healthy eating and losing weight are confronted with a major road bump once a month. When PMS (premenstrual syndrome) strikes, it may derail several weeks worth of healthy eating. The mood swings, cramps, fatigue, irritability and depression can easily lead to food cravings of the worst kind. Some women crave fatty sweets…

Understanding Serving Sizes is Key to Weight Loss

One of the challenges of losing weight is choosing the correct portion size and not overeating. This is true for both packaged products and home made food. Even if all you eat is A-grade foods, you can still go over your daily calorie budget and gain weight. The serving size problem is actually two-fold: 1.…

Avoid This One Big Halloween Mistake

Avoid This One Big Halloween Mistake Halloween is just 6 days away and with it, the great sugar rush known as Trick-or-treat. Although most fun-size candies have 80 calories or less, it’s very easy to eat 10 or more during a leisurely evening stroll among young monsters and witches. In fact, one can consume an…

Do I really need to Warm Up Before my workout?

Warm-ups are crucial because they get your muscles ready for activity. Without warming up, you not only risk injury but you also get less from your workout. How many times have you gone for a run and felt heavy and slow for that first mile? That’s because your muscles are spending that time trying to…

Beet it!

Beets are one of the least appreciated superfoods out there. They are a great low calorie source of nutrients and phytochemicals, packaged in a cheap round root vegetable. A 2 inch beet has less than 50 calories. It is rich in folic acid, calcium, and iron, among other nutrients. Why do so few Americans eat…

Can I Have Pasta on a Low-Carb Diet?

-Fooducate Now that low-carb is a mainstream diet, is there still room for pasta in one’s life? Let’s look at the nutrition data for 2 types of spaghetti, regular and whole wheat. A serving is 2 ounces (about one cup, cooked) and for both products amounts to 200 calories. This is before any sauce is…

DIY Microwave Popcorn – Cheaper and Healthier Than Store Bought

-Fooducate Popcorn is a healthy snack, until it meets the artificial flavorings, additives, and added fats found in supermarket packaging. Especially worrisome is microwavable popcorn. It contains a chemical flavoring called diacetyl, which, when inhaled, increases the chances for contracting lung disease. Another worrisome chemical is not used for flavoring, but rather for coating the…

5 Foods to Help Avoid Muscle Cramps (Plus 2 Busted Myths)

muscle cramps can largely be avoided. Besides training properly and not trying to bite off more than your body can chew, you can protect yourself with proper nutrition: 1. Potassium rich foods. Most Americans are deficient in potassium, a mineral that in conjunction with sodium helps regulate electrical signals to the muscles. Eat foods such…

8 ways to reduce Salt and Sugar Dependency

Here are some suggestions that can help you reduce your sodium and sugar dependency. Tip #1 Eat more home cooked meals About 70 percent of the sodium in a Western diet comes from processed food (restaurants, fast food, snacks and prepared supermarket food). The rest is found naturally in some foods or is added when…

Put Down The Diet Coke

If you are feeling down, one of the reasons could be your consumption of soft drinks, and especially diet colas. A study presented in 2013, followed the habits of 263,000 people aged 50 and older. Those who consumed 4 or more diet soft drinks per day were 30% more likely to develop depression than those…

7 Reasons Why Shopping the perimeter is Bad nutritional advice

Have you ever heard a health coach tell you that to lose weight and eat healthy you should “Shop only the store perimeter”? This is actually detrimental advice. It’s true that the store perimeter is where you’ll find fresh produce, dairy, chilled meats, and eggs – all unprocessed foods waiting for your tender loving care…

Garlic for Weight loss?

Garlic is potent, and we’re not talking just about its flavor. Responsible for its pungent smell is a compound called allicin. It is also responsible for garlic’s many health benefits: * reducing blood pressure * increasing good blood cholesterol (HDL) * boosting immune functions In rat studies, allicin intake was found to be helpful in…

Nuts for weight loss

For years, people trying to lose weight shunned almonds, peanuts, and other seeds and nuts. They were told that these foods were high in fat and were to be avoided. Thankfully, nutrition science has come around and we know better. Nuts are a great source of beneficial unsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids. Nuts are…

The Truth About Lemon Water!

This one had me had me guessing . For years I was believing everything I heard about water and lemon. Read this.. Contrary to popular belief, drinking hot lemon water every morning is NOT a miracle weight loss solution. We realize this post may hurt some people’s feelings, but: * There is no scientific evidence…

Lose Weight with water

It’s a no brainer that consuming more water is a good way to lose weight. Can it be proven scientifically? the answer is yes! In a meta-study conducted a few years ago, scientists reached the following conclusion: Studies of individuals dieting for weight loss or maintenance suggest a weight-reducing effect of increased water consumption… People…

6 Weeks Unlimited Classes

6 Weeks of unlimited classes at The Training Floor . Now is your chance to get that flawless body you’ve always wanted, If you feel you’ve already achieved it then this is a great way to maintain it. We are offering a 6 week unlimited class package for new members that has a money back…

Featured Article

The Training Floor was recently featured on Connecticut For Sale, one of the top sites for Stamford real estate. Check out the article here: The Training Floor: A Fitness Family.

30 Day Kettlebell Challenge

What is the 30 day Kettlebell Challenge? The 30 day challenge is designed to transform your body and your mid into a different state of exercising. Using kettlebells can be a total different feel for most of you. The results you get from kettlebell training are unmatched. I have designed 30 workouts that if properly…

Stop Underestimating Yourself

By Brian Kim I don’t know for sure when or where it started, just because people are so different, but the one thing I’ve noticed among the majority of people I meet is that they seem to underestimate themselves. They really do. And you know what? It’s to the point where you’re literally shocked at…

12steps Successful people use to stay productive and in control

They Forgive Themselves A vicious cycle of failing to control oneself followed by feeling intense self-hatred and disgust is common in attempts at self-control. These emotions typically lead to over-indulging in the offending behavior. When you slip up, it is critical that you forgive yourself and move on. Don’t ignore how the mistake makes you…

Which Foods Can Help Brain Function the Most?

1. Salmon Salmon contains high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is best eaten steamed or lightly grilled in order to preserve the integrity of the omega-3s. If you’re a sushi fan, you’re in luck: Omega-3s are also present in raw fish. 2. Avocado The monounsaturated fats in avocados benefit brain function and promote healthy…

Refined or Unrefined Coconut oil!

Used in the tropics for thousands of years, coconut oil is starting to get the positive attention it deserves. It was only recently ostracized in the latter 20th century because of its saturated fat content. Yet the stigma is being removed as its health benefits are coming to light. Coconut oil comes in two forms:…

What you can do with coconut oil

Add it to coffee or tea. The next time you’re readying your morning drink, ditch the sugar and honey, and flavor your beverage with a drizzle of coconut oil instead. Make your own nut butter. Who needs store-bought nut butters when you’ve got fresh nuts, coconut oil, a food processor, and some key flavoring ingredients?…

Have a Banana???

How much sugar is in a banana? In a medium sized banana which is usually around 126g, there is at least 21g of sugar. Bananas raise are high enough in sugar and starch to contribute to high glucose levels, especially since they are often consumed without other fats and proteins, which could at least slow…

3 Nutrition Mistakes To Avoid When Exercising

Here are three common mistakes that both beginner and experienced athletes make. Try to avoid them: 1. Buying sports nutrition products. If your exercise routine is less than 60-90 minutes, you DON’T need Gatorade, gels, powders or any other elixir. Yes, the commercials and ads for these products are enticing, and make you think your…

Taking Supplements? Perhaps You Should Save Your Money

Posted on February 5, 2015 by Hemi Weingarten Earlier this week, The New York State Attorney General sent cease and desist letters to 4 major retailers, demanding they remove several supplements from their shelves immediately. The retailers – Walmart, Walgreens, Target, and GNC – were selling herbal supplements that did not contain the herbs they…

10 Tips When Buying Olive Oil

When shopping for olive oil, consumers are faced with a wide range of options. Multiple brands vie for attention through bottle and label design, brand building, and marketing claims. Here is what you need to know. 1. Choosing the right type of olive oil depends on how much flavor is needed, what the cooking usage…

Can Spicy Food Help With Weight Loss?

Posted on February 15, 2015 by Hemi Weingarten Can spicy food help with weight loss? According to researchers from the University of Wyoming, the answer is yes, and it lies in the common chili pepper. Capsaicin is the active ingredient in chilis that makes them hot. It is actually a plant protection mechanism that causes…

This is How Cheat Days Ruin Your Diet

Posted on February 9, 2015 by Hemi Weingarten Cheat Days The concept of “cheat days” has been around from the day dieting was invented. Most dietitians and health coaches see a cheat day as a helpful tool to aid their clients “blow off steam” in an otherwise restrictive diet. The assumption is that the psychological…

2 kinds of Eggs

Most of the time I make eggs in  the morning or eggs at night. But you can have eggs for lunch. If you ever at a dinner and want a quick healthy fix try an egg white omelet with spinach and salsa. What is Ezekiel Bread? Ezekiel bread is different for several reasons. Whereas most…

Blacken chicken salad

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. MAKES: 4 servings Ingredients 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 package (10 ounces) Italian-blend salad greens 4 plum tomatoes,…

3 healthy elements

This one is my favorite. Trainer Christina Sinatra prepare three meals a day for me. My favorite is her grilled flank steak, steamed asparagus, and baked sweet potatoes!This is the perfect combination of Protein , Vegetables and Carbohydrates.  Give this a shot for lunch or early dinner.

Healthy Snack!

How about a green apple and Natural peanut butter or Almond butter. Give this a shot for a healthy snack at home or work.

Quick Shot!

This is one of my quick shots! Usually when I’m done with work it’s late, I’m tiered and I don’t feel like cooking or heating something up but I want to eat healthy. Try this! Raw shrimp and fresh broccoli. I usually cook this in my wok! Heat up pan, add coconut spray, dump shrimp…

Whale Burger

Try This combo! 93% grass feed beef patty with an egg sunny side up! You could use bread or wrap! One of my favorites.

The Real Problem with 5 Hour and other Energy Drinks

The Real Problem with 5 Hour and other Energy Drinks Much has been written in the last few days about the FDA’s investigation of 5 Hour Energy‘s responsibility for 13 deaths in the last few years. Supposedly, something in the drinks caused serious side effects that led to hospitalizations and even people dying. But whether…

Is Milk Dangerous?

Is Milk Dangerous? A surprising study on milk is taking the nutrition world by storm this week. It claims that, contrary to current beliefs, milk consumption increases fractures in women and decreases life expectancy in both men and women. Researchers in Sweden tracked over 100,000 men and women for 2 decades and found that milk,…

McDonald’s New Year Resolutions

McDonald’s New Year Resolutions Fast-food behemoth McDonald’s has had a good run in the last decade. Despite fears that health conscious consumers would avoid its burgers and fries, the company’s stock shot up 700% since its low in 2003. This was achieved mostly through health-washing efforts, for example the introduction of salads (with trans-fat dressing…

Mushrooms as a Meat Alternative?

Mushrooms as a Meat Alternative? Happy Meatless Monday! Mushrooms are an amazing food. They are meaty, juicy, and chewy. Their umami flavor lends itself to an endless array of dishes and cuisines. A common misconception though, is that due to their meaty, earthy flavor, mushrooms can be a good replacement for meat. This is further…

How Dangerous is Cookie Dough?

The USDA is warning Americans not to consume raw cookie dough. Here is the tweet that came out on “National Homemade Cookie Day” a few months ago: This is a blow to millions of kids who anticipate the celebratory licking of utensils as mom (or dad) is placing cookie sheets into the oven. OK, it’s…

Healthy Recipe: Vegetable Frittata with Roasted Asparagus & Tomatoes

Healthy Recipe: Vegetable Frittata with Roasted Asparagus & Tomatoes 3 Replies This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. The New Year is a time when many of us resolve to improve our health through better eating habits. Incorporating olive oil into your recipes, instead of butter and other highly saturated…

The Truth About Coconut Water

Coconut water is a big business, raking in almost half a billion dollars in sales last year. Just 10 years ago, most Americans hadn’t even heard of coconut water. Today, coconut water is considered the natural and healthy alternative to sports drinks, but it comes with a hefty price tag. Should you be drinking coconut…

Coconut Oil – Yes or No? Everything You Need to Know

Coconut Oil – Yes or No? Everything You Need to Know 79 Replies Coconut oil is hot, and it’s not just because of its tropical origins. Vilified for decades for its extremely high saturated fat content, coconut oil has found many new fans in recent years. The web is bursting with health claims touting coconut…

High Fructose Corn Syrup More Toxic than Sugar

High Fructose Corn Syrup More Toxic than Sugar … for Females 6 Replies High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is one of the most despised ingredients in consumer health circles. The corn derived sweetener has replaced sugar in soft drinks as well as thousands of other foods and beverages since the 1980′s. HFCS has been blamed…

If I eat at night will I gain weight?

There’s nothing wrong with eating a light, healthy snack after dinner as long as you plan for it as part of your daily calories. To keep from overeating, pay attention to your food while eating, avoid eating in front of the TV, and choose a portion-controlled snack. Some good options are packaged 100 calorie snacks,…

Are Green Apples Better Than Red on Low-Carb Diets?

Are Green Apples Better Than Red on Low-Carb Diets? Last Updated: Dec 18, 2013 | By Nina K. Hauptman Red and green apples contain roughly the same amount of carbohydrates. Photo Credit KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock/Getty Images Of the 2,500 apple varieties on the market, most have similar nutrient profiles, no matter what the color. Carbohydrates from fruit…

The Truth About Coconut Water

                    Coconut water is a big business, raking in almost half a billion dollars in sales last year. Just 10 years ago, most Americans hadn’t even heard of coconut water. Today, coconut water is considered the natural and healthy alternative to sports drinks, but it comes…

Easy Marinated Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Easy Marinated Lemon Rosemary Chicken By Christina Sinatra, 4 lemons juiced 2-3 Sprigs of fresh rosemary (1 Tbsp of dried) ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 1tsp black pepper 2 garlic cloves chopped   Strip the rosemary sprigs. In a small bowl combine all ingredients. Add more oil if needed to coat chicken. Place chicken…

Almomd Milk

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, Almond Milk Coconut Milk Blend, Vanilla  Good for coffee, oatmeal, protein shakes and a great milk substitute. 45Calories Per Serving Nutrition Serving size 1 cup (240 ml) Amount per Serving My Daily Value Calories 45Kcal 1% Calories from Fat 35Kcal 5% Total Fat 3.5g 3% Saturated Fat 1g 3% Trans Fat…

Kraft Cheese

Kraft Cheese, Shredded, Fat Free, Cheddar  Not a big fan of cheese or much dairy but if your going to , you may want to try this. 45Calories Per Serving Nutrition Serving size 1 oz(s) – 28 g Amount per Serving My Daily Value Calories 45Kcal 1% Calories from Fat 0Kcal 0% Total Fat 0g…

Kroger Old Fashioned Oats

Kroger Old Fashioned Oats, 100% Whole Grain Nutrition Serving size 1.4 oz(s) – 39 g Amount per Serving My Daily Value Calories 150Kcal 5% Calories from Fat 25Kcal 4% Total Fat 2.5g 2% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0g 0% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 0mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 27g 6% Dietary Fiber 4g 11%…

Teddies Peanut butter

Explanations Personalised Grade Grade range for this category between C and A More than 12% daily fiber! For dieters: FoodPoints value is 5 This product is minimally processed A top product in its category Ideal peanut butter: peanuts, maybe salt. Fun facts about peanut butter

Hummus

Za’atar-Flaxseed Hummus Recipe by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN Serves 8 Ingredients:(210 calories) 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed 1 15 oz can low-sodium chickpeas, rinsed 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons sesame paste (tahini) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons za’atar* 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/8 teaspoon…

Did you know?

Alcohol is NOT calorie free. Alcohols are derived from starches and sugars, but actually has more calories per gram compared to these carbs. Alcohol is 7 calories per gram, compared to just 4 for carbs. To paint this more vividly, a bottle of red wine is roughly equivalent to a McDonald’s cheeseburger and fries. What…

TF 90 Day Challenge

TTF Fit Body 90 Day Challenge   Look and feel your best! Happy New Years! Now is your time to work off that extra pounds that just don’t seem to go away. How would you like to lose pounds, size and body fat %?? How would you like to be rewarded for your hard work…

Five Fitness Trends That Can Change your Body

To help those of us planning on focusing on healthier living and staying fit in 2015. I have come up with a top five fitness trend that can change your body. Exercise And Weight lost:  Most of you have the same goals in mind, get tone lose size and tighten certain areas. The sure fired…

6 ways to maximize muscle growth outside of training.

by Nick Teller 1. Sleep Absolutely critical and the best, most effective muscle promoting recovery modality we have. Athletes in heavy training need upwards of nine hours of sleep per day. This can be in one hit, or accrued during each 24 hours. The deep sleep that we get during the nightly slumber is the…

I eat well and exercise but I’m not losing weight. Why?

I eat well and exercise but I’m not losing weight. Why? Why? September 26, 2014 by Julie Walsh If you’re eating a good diet and exercising, most people should lose weight.  If you’re not, here’s a few things to consider. 1.  You’re not eating that good of a diet.  When I see the food journals…

Why Train Monthly?

Why Train Monthly?   There has been much speculation about The Training Floor going into monthly training packages vs selling training by the bundle. I am here to set the record straight. Monthly packages are the way to go for two big reasons. Number one when people inquire about personal training they want to change…

6 Reasons Why Women Should Lift Like Men

Here, Cosgrove offers six reasons that we hope will inspire you to make the weight room truly coed. You’ll torch tons more calories  Fact: strength training, whether via free weights or a machine, builds muscle. The more muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolism is—even when you’re just hanging out on the sofa, says…

How To Ice

  Get the ice on quickly. Icing is most effective in the immediate period following an injury. The effect of icing diminishes significantly after about 48 hours.  Perform an “ice massage.” Apply ice directly to the injury. Move the ice frequently, not allowing it to sit in one spot.  Don’t forget to elevate. Keep the…

What Ice and Heat are for

What ice and heat are for Ice is for injuries, and heat is for muscles. Ice is for injuries — calming down damaged tissues that are inflamed, red, hot and swollen. The inflammatory process is a healthy, normal, natural process … that also happens to be incredibly painful and persistent. Icing is mostly just a…

Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods?

Which is Better – Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market? We recently posed this question to the community and received a multitude of replies from all directions. The general gist was that Whole Foods Market (WFM) has better quality food and that Trader Joe’s (TJ) has better prices. These are, of course, generalizations. WFM has…

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Kettlebell Rules

This article was written by Michael Easter and repurposed with permission from Men’s Health. Fifteen years ago, very few people outside Eastern Europe had ever heard of kettlebells. Today, these weights are in almost every gym in America, and “kettlebell workouts” is the sixth most Googled exercise term on the planet. No wonder: “Kettlebells are…

9 Things you should know before going gluten free

Here are nine things you should know before going gluten-free. 1. Some people need to ditch gluten, others just want to. But for most people, it’s not necessary. About 1 in 133 people — about .75 percent — have celiac disease, an inherited autoimmune disease that causes damage to the small intestine when gluten is…

The truth about belly fat

The claim: A growling belly during your workout may be a sign you’re cheating yourself out of a greater calorie burn, according to new research published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. The research: For the study, 10 “recreationally active” college-age women (so, not athletes) of normal body weight were given a…

What’s so good about farmer walks

People who haven’t tried walking with a reasonable load (half bodyweight in each hand) for a distance of 100 to 200 meters cannot understand it, as the exercise doesn’t look as glam as some of the other strength exercises. It’s just walking, how hard could it be? Farmers walk (and other loaded carries) are great…

What happens if I eat before bed?

What happens if I eat before bed? Night time nutrition is actually super benefitial to the repair and maintenance of your damaged muscle tissue (and especially if you’re consistantly rallying intense workouts – I see you gym junkies fist pumping out there!) Reminder – this only works if you’re choosing the right foods. You can,…

Is Drinking Bottled Water left In The Car Dangerous?

One of the most well known “facts” out there is that drinking bottled water from a plastic bottle left in a hot car can be extremely dangerous, enough to even cause cancer. I know that I’ve advised my friends and family against doing it, and I’ve been warned just the same. The theory is that…

Is it better to eat before or after working out?

  Morning exercisers are especially guilty of exercising on an empty stomach. If you hit the road without any breakfast, you’ll be running on fumes, not fuel. It’s like choosing not to put gas into your car before driving to work. A few gallons will get you farther than if your tank is on or…

How much water should I drink?

How much water do you need? Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water. So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? The…

Should we take vitamin and mineral supplements?

Should we take vitamin and mineral supplements, are they a complete waste of money, do they do more harm than good? These are questions millions of people around the world ask, probably because there are so many conflicting studies. The answer to “Should I take vitamins?” is not a simple yes or no one, says…

What’s the difference between sea salt and table salt?

What’s the difference between sea salt and table salt? Answers from Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. The most notable differences between sea salt and table salt are in their taste, texture and processing. Sea salt is produced through evaporation of ocean water or water from saltwater lakes, usually with little processing. Depending on the water source,…

Are you getting the nutrients you need for exercise?

Are you getting the nutrients you need for exercise? Exercise significantly increases your body’s demand for nutrients, especially: protein vitamin C B vitamins sodium water You need to increase protein to help build and repair muscle, B vitamins to burn fat more efficiently, and vitamin C to minimize tissue damage and remove toxic free radicals…

Learn portion control and enjoy your foods with confidence.

Learn portion control and enjoy your foods with confidence. Portion control is the most effective tactic for losing weight, especially when you have low satiety. Once you learn correct portions, you can enjoy any food without gaining weight. To become a portion control expert, this week: Choose one day and measure out everything you eat…

Enough With The Energy Drinks!

Every day, clueless PR folks don’t realize they are doing their junk food clients harm by sending us their latest pitches. That’s what they get for blindly distributing mass emails on their clients’ behalf. It’s a blast (pun intended)! We recently got an email from an energy drink company called Hy Drive Energy. It’s a…

What’s the Difference Between Light & Regular Beer?

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Hemi Weingarten Did you know that in the US, 7 of the top 10 beers, are light beers? They accounted for a whopping 46 percent of units sold last year. One in 5 beers sold is … Bud Light. It may initially seem odd that light beers are outselling…

8 Zero-Calorie Sweeteners and Their Risks

Posted on April 6, 2014 by Hemi Weingarten People today consume too much sugar for their own good. Excessive consumption has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and other health problems. A single can of cola has 10 teaspoons of sugar, yogurt has 3 teaspoons of added sugar, and so do most cereals. Two teaspoons time…

Five Basic Approaches to Preventing Muscle Soreness

Five Basic Approaches to Preventing Muscle Soreness You simply can’t prevent all muscle soreness, but there are some natural ways to decrease its frequency and lessen its severity. Here are my top five approaches, which will be discussed in the remainder of this article: Optimizing your diet Exercising correctly Rest and recovery Cryotherapy (ice), heat,…

The ONE Treatment to Absolutely Avoid

The ONE Treatment to Absolutely Avoid Relying on over-the-counter analgesics is not advised, and may not even provide much relief. Taking ibuprofen before a workout in order to reduce muscle soreness has been linked to intestinal leakage and systemic inflammation. When used long-term, it may lead to intestinal permeability, allowing bacteria and digestive enzymes to…

Why am I sore after exercises sometimes?

Why Does Exercise Sometimes Cause Muscle Soreness? (HINT: It’s NOT Lactic Acid!) For many years, it was commonly believed muscle soreness was from lactic acid buildup, but this has now been thoroughly debunked by science. The burn you feel while exercising is indeed lactic acid, however, your body flushes it out very quickly — within…

2 Months of unlimited classes for free if you…

This week we will be having a Living Social special coming out for new clients, but we would like to give our existing clients an incentive for passing along the experiences you all get at The Training Floor. Pay it Forward! It’s simple, let your friends and family know about the great offer we have…

When is it an eating disorder?

If you’re overweight, trying to shed unwanted pounds is certainly a step toward improving your health. But for people who suffer from an eating disorder, the desire to lose weight is an unhealthy obsession. People with eating disorders may become dangerously thin or use extreme measures to lose weight. For example, those suffering from anorexia…

Concerned About Salt?

Worried about your daily sodium intake? That’s not surprising since the subject is in the news practically every day as food companies and restaurants are being urged to “cut the salt.” Dr. Arthur Agatston, author of The South Beach Diet Supercharged and The South Beach Heart Health Revolution believes that most of the sodium in…

What is a foam roller, How do I use it?

-Jeff Kurr Contributor – Corrective Exercise and Outdoor Fitness Self-myofascial release, also known as “foam rolling,” has transformed from a once mysterious technique used only by professional athletes, coaches, and therapists to a familiar everyday practice for people at all levels of fitness. Self-myofascial release is a fancy term for self-massage to release muscle tightness…

Tips for flu season

9 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy During Flu Season Boiron offers the following tips on how to stay healthy this flu season and what to do if the flu bug bites: 1. Talk to your doctor. Get professional advice if you are at risk for complications from flu. 2. Wash your hands frequently. Flu…

Facts on Fish

Are you confused about the benefits and risks of eating fish? Sometimes it can be difficult to keep all the recommendations straight. Here’s what you need to know to incorporate these healthy foods into your diet: Two Potential Benefits Eating fish may protect against stroke: A study published in the journal Stroke found that people…

Quick easy way to cook veggies

incredibly speedy, and especially healthy, because more nutrients are retained during the cooking process (compared with other cooking methods). Plus, steaming brings out the natural flavor of your veggies. If you’ve never steamed vegetables before, here are two ways to master this technique. On the Stovetop: 1. Add 1 or 2 inches of water to…

What to eat before and after a workout

Everyone is different so it may take a little time to learn what foods are best for you. Also  different exercises require different amounts of  ”fuel”, but with proper exercise nutrition you can maximize your workout and energy throughout the day. Here are some tips on what to eat before and after a workout: By…

9 ways you can push yourself through a workout

1. Visualize Results: Use this as motivation to help you keep going. For example when I was trying to get in shape for our recent trip to Costa Rica, I would picture myself on the beach wearing a bikini. Or even worse, having to chase after my toddler in my bikini! Almost always I would…

Sleep apnea and your health

Do you snore loudly? Are you tired during the day even after what you thought was a full night’s sleep? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing periodically while they sleep; this is dangerous and can lead to various health issues. In…

Save time in the kitchen

preparing healthy meals, here are some simple time-saving tricks to help you get started: 1. As soon as you get home from the grocery store, prep fruits and veggies and separate them into individual containers to refrigerate or freeze and use during the week. Always keep a bag of prewashed greens on hand to create…

Good habits that can translate into lifelong healthy behaviors:

Start each day with a nutritious breakfast. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Get 8 hours of sleep each night, as fatigue can lead to overeating. Eat your meals seated at a table. Eat more meals with your partner or family. Learn to eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re comfortably full. Reduce…

5 Bad Workout Habits You Need to Drop NOW

Here are some of the most common bad workout habits, and ways you can easily fix them: 1. Improper form. Using correct form is the most important part of strength training. Compromise on form and not only will you not benefit from the exercise, you may actually get hurt. First, make sure you take the time…

7 ways to beat bloating

If you suffer from bloating, you know how uncomfortable it is. Bloating occurs for a variety of reasons, from eating too many salty foods and overdoing it on carbonated drinks to getting too much fiber all at once. It can also be the result of conditions such as PMS and gluten sensitivity. The good news…

6 Bad Habits that could be hampering your weight loss

If you’ve gotten to a point on your weight-loss journey where the scale simply won’t budge, check out these  common bad habits and ask yourself if any of them might be standing between you and your weight-loss goal. You don’t get enough sleep. Lack of sleep is a huge stressor on the body and puts…

7 ways to burn more calories

Once you’re committed to a healthy diet and regular workout routine, here are seven more ways you can keep your metabolism revved up and burning the maximum amount of fat and calories throughout the day. Eat breakfast daily You’ve heard it a million times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Aside from…

Stand off with your scale

Don’t be discouraged if your weight fluctuates day by day. Water retention, digestive issues, and even the amount of food you just ate can influence the daily variations you see on the scale. Daily weight changes are particularly common during , when your body is adjusting to the new way of eating. You may also…

Reward Yourself

Success is measured in many ways. Maybe it’s how your clothes fit, the way you feel, or what the scale says. However you choose to recognize your achievements ,you deserve a little reward from time to time — and it doesn’t have to mean taking a diet detour. Here are five guiltless ways to reward…

How to read a nutrition label

Eating right is not about counting calories, fat grams, carbohydrates, or anything else; it’s about enjoying a balanced diet that includes a wide variety of healthy foods. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to the Nutrition Facts panel on packaging. Understanding this information will help ensure that you are getting enough daily nutrients…

4 reasons you should workout!

So why is it that people still manage to come up with every excuse in the book not to work out? It’s time to take some of your most common reasons not to exercise, and transform them into renewed fitness motivation. Excuse no1 : I’m Too Busy.’ Everyone has said at one time or another…

5 ways to sleep better

How many hours of sleep did you get last night? If you’re like most Americans, you’re not catching enough zzzz’s, which can take a toll on your health. What’s more, recent studies also show being sleep deprived can affect your ability to lose weight and keep it off. As you’re following the South Beach Diet,…

When is it an eating disorder?

If you’re overweight, trying to shed unwanted pounds is certainly a step toward improving your health. But for people who suffer from an eating disorder, the desire to lose weight is an unhealthy obsession. People with eating disorders may become dangerously thin or use extreme measures to lose weight. For example, those suffering from anorexia…

6 Simple Slim-Down strategies

Set Reachable Goals When it comes to getting healthier and fitter, there are many ways to measure success beyond weighing yourself. Don’t let the number on the scale deter you from your plan to make this your healthiest summer yet. Take time to update your goals for the season and be careful not to become…

How to overcome weight loss frustrations

As you’re following a balanced Diet, you will accomplish a lot more than just achieving your weight-loss goals — you’ll also be improving your health and renewing your confidence. That said, there will be times when you’ll feel frustrated, especially when those pesky pounds won’t budge. But this doesn’t mean your eating plan isn’t working…

10 Ways to Work In Effective Workouts

By Dennis Thompson Jr. Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD 1.Schedule 10-minute workout sessions. If blocking out time for a 30-minute aerobic exercise workout seems impossible at first, start by finding 10 minutes three times a day. For example, instead of sipping another cup of coffee in the break room at work, take 10 minutes…

9 Amazing Reasons Women Should Lift Weights

By Beth W. Orenstein Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH f you ever shy away from strength training because you’re concerned about “bulking up,” don’t, says Joseph Ciccone, DPT, CSCS, associate director of ColumbiaDoctors Midtown Orthopaedics Sports Therapy in New York City. Women simply lack the testosterone needed to create bulky muscles,…

6 bad fitness habits you should break

6 Bad Fitness Habits You Should Break Killing it at the gym? Don’t injure your body in the process. Jillian Michaels outlines the six most common fitness blunders that could be keeping you from getting the best caloric burn from your workouts. By Jillian Michaels Working Out on an Empty Stomach The old theory used…

Boost Your Metabolism With Mini-Meals

Skip Meals Now, Overeat Later If you are trying to lose weight, you probably know the importance of keeping an eye on the number of calories you’re consuming. But you may not know that how many calories you eat at each sitting can make a difference in your weight-loss efforts, too. There is evidence that…

5 Metabolism Boosters:

5 Metabolism Boosters: Separating Fact From Fiction Don’t eat close to bedtime. You may have been told not to eat too close to bedtime because of the theory that your metabolism slows down at night and you’ll lose less weight than you would if you ate the same food earlier in the day. Not true,…

9 Bad Eating Habits and How To Break Them

By Beth W. Orenstein Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH The Bad Habit: Mindless Eating Cornell University food psychologist Brian Wansink, PhD, discovered that the larger the plate or bowl you eat from, the more you unknowingly consume. In one recent study, Wansink found that moviegoers given extra-large containers of stale popcorn…

9 Common Diet Secrets that Do’nt Work

9 Common Diet Secrets That Don’t Work Every time you start a diet, you’re bombarded with so-called tips for success. Get the skinny on these popular diet myths and reach your goals faster. By Charlotte Libov Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Myth: You Should Eat Small Meals Every Three Hours As with many…

The Myth of Muscle Memory

The Myth of Muscle Memory Muscle fibers do not remember anything. Muscle fibers do not have a separate independent “mind” of their own. All memory is retrieved from inside the brain which commands all action and response. Like everything else on this planet muscle fibers simply adapt to the environment in which they are exposed…

10 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Chances are at some time in your life you’ve made a New Year’s resolution — and then broken it. This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make change and then not following through. If your resolution is to take better care of yourself and get healthy, you will have a much better year if…

10 Easy Tips for Smaller Servings

“Portion control is limiting what you eat,” says Mary M. Flynn, RD, PhD, chief research dietitian and assistant professor of medicine at the Miriam Hospital and Brown University in Providence, R.I. “It is being aware of how much food you are actually eating and what calories are in that serving.”   Portion Control and Diet:…

8 triggers that change your metabolism

Here are eight triggers that can slow metabolism, some (but not all) of which you can control, to make sure you aren’t sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. 1. Age. As you get older, your ability to quickly use up energy diminishes and your metabolism can slow. “As cells age, they do metabolize less rapidly,” Dr. West…

5 worst fast foods you could eat

The Worst Offenders Chicken Reddit member Dfunkatron says that as a McDonald’s employee before 2003 — the year the chain switched to all white meat minced chicken nuggets — he left a bag of frozen nuggets on a counter for “way too long.” The result: “They melted. Into a pool of liquid.” Another poster named…

4 Diet tips to help you lose 20 pounds

Lose 20 Pounds: Successful Strategies Here are four diet truths to help you achieve your goals: Cutting out sweet drinks is non-negotiable. Sweet tea, soda, and flavored and sweetened milks, waters, and coffees all have to go. Drink plain water, low-fat milk, and sugar-free drinks instead. A study of 810 adults between 25 and 79…

Is Your Brain Making You Fat?

Overcoming Mental Blocks to Weight Loss Your mind can play tricks on you, but it can also play a role in your ultimate diet success. Here’s how to beat the mental obstacles that can keep you from losing weight. By Diana Rodriguez Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Sometimes being on a…

8 Easy Ways To Manage Portion Control

8 Easy Ways To Control Portion Control: 1 Weigh and Measure Your Food Many people  have trouble estimating portion sizes. Weighing and measuring food can help. “We can’t be healthy if we eat everything put in front of us, and weighing and measuring teaches us appropriate portion sizes,” says Jill Weisenberger, RD, CDE, a certified…

TTF At Home/Vacation Workout

Ok Clients this is a workout that should take about 40 -45 minutes. Make sure you have a towel  and water. -Warm up: 20 jumping jacks 20 gate swings 20 squates 10 walk out push ups (each time add a push up) Please repeat this 3 times 10 superman push ups 20 single leg lunges…

6 Delicioud Holiday Gifts

Gather around the table with these guilt-free Christmas favorites. The South Beach Diet Arugula Salad with Roasted Pears, Walnuts, and Parmesan If you’re looking for a delicious appetizer, this salad offers a hint of natural sweetness from the pears, spice from the arugula, richness from the Parmesan, and a crunchy texture from the walnuts. Filling…

10 things to help overcome negative thoughts

Here are 10 things I did to help overcome my negative thoughts that you can also try: 1. Meditate or do yoga. One of the first things I did was head to a yoga class. It took my focus away from my thoughts and brought my attention to my breath. Yoga is also very relaxing…

8 Low-Carb Fruits for the Diabetic Diet

By Regina Boyle Wheeler Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Low-Carb Kiwi If you’ve never tried a low-carb kiwi, you might not know that its brown fuzzy peel hides a zesty bright green fruit. Delicious kiwi is a good source of potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. One large kiwi has about 56 calories and…

9 Boring fruits with amazing benefits

The Healthiest Power Fruits Next Door Forget exotic, pricey produce: These supermarket staples can help lower your cancer risk, drive down your cholesterol, blast body fat, and more. By: Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS, RD Grapefruit: Diabetes Buster Adding grapefruit to your diet may decrease your risk of insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes,…

6 Ways To Reduce Heart Burn

By Elizabeth Shimer Bowers Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Once you’ve seen your doctor, to help reduce or prevent heartburn symptoms, try these lifestyle changes: Don’t Crash After a Meal “Late-night meals are one of the biggest offenders when it comes to heartburn,” Starpoli says. It’s a simple matter of physics:…

Jumping Rope Can Help Curve Your Appetite

Jumping Rope, Disturbing Gut Hormones A Japanese study, published in the February issue of Appetite, found that the up-and-down motion of certain exercises like jumping rope disrupted appetite-regulating hormones released by the gut. Exercise that involves vertical movement may curb hunger even more than other exercise, researchers said, since it causes greater gut disturbance, which…

6 Ways To Beat Emotional Eating

If emotional eating is getting in the way of achieving your weight-loss goals, the good news is that you can change this pattern of behavior by putting a healthy plan in place. Here are six ways to get started.-Editor of The South Beach Diet temptations from your kitchen Out of sight, out of mind —…

3 ways to stay focused over the holidays

Be Patient . During the holiday months everything may not go as planed and you can’t always control that. You can control how you react. Take deep breaths, try and rethink thing and always have a back up plan. You may find stress levels high in the next few months . Stress is no different…

3 Benefits to Metaboic Training

Metabolic Training Benefits Below are just a few of the benefits of a metabolic style of training: Metabolic Training Benefit #1: Improved cardiovascular capacity While metabolic training is not “aerobic” like going for a jog, some studies have shown anaerobic exercise such as HIIT can increase in V02 max beyond that experienced by exercisers following…

George’s Protein Pancake Recipe

2 scoops muscle provider protein powder (chocolate or vanilla) 1TBS coconut flower 1tsp baking powder 1TBS vanilla extract 3 egg whites 1/2 c finely blended oatmeal 1/2c almond milk Add water for desired consistency Mix and spay pan with coconut Pam spray or use coconut oil, pour and make your pancakes at medium to low…

The Big Sale

Thank you clients for being the awesome performers that you are.  This week I am giving a special one time offer on personal training and unlimited classes.                                                                    The sale starts Monday October 21- Monday October 28 Unlimited Class option: 6 weeks for $189 when you sign up for a year 4 weeks of unlimited classes…

The Winner Is!

I want to thank all of you for your truly incredible stories. we had a very hard time because all of you are winners. Thank you all for sharing your achievements. The winner is….. I’ve always had a passion for fitness. However, as an adolescent, my passion was guided by unhealthy goals. I did not…

Raffel Winners

All Prizes Can Be Picked Up At The Training Floor ORANGE RAFFLES: 5 TICKETS FOR $25   CASUAL DINING   ·       $50 GIFT CARD TO LUCKYS (Dale)                          ·       $50 GIFT CARD TO HOPE ST PIZZA(Cynthia)   ·       $50 GIFT CARD TO HOPE ST PIZZA (Lori Maribella)           ·       $20 GIFT CARD TO REMOS (Lori…

Tell Us Your Story

Tell us your story. How have you achieved since you came to The Training Floor? We would like to know your story , your result of hard work. What has been done since you’ve came here? I can think of lots of achievement stories in our gym but this time I want you to write…

Fitness For Cancer Class Line Up!

Oct 12th Class Line up 8am- BOOTCAMP- CAT 9AM –SPIN- JENN 9 AM KETTLEBELL CIRCUIT- RAY 10AM – TABADA- GEORGE 11 AM – SPIN-CAT 11 AM- RIP TRAINER/TRX- GEORGE 12PM BOXING- SHAK 12PM SPIN- CAT 1PM FUSION- GEORGE 1PM- SPIN-JENN 2PM- TRX- CHRISTINA 2PM-BUTTS AND GUTS- SHAK Each Class will be 45 minutes. We will…

2 Training Tips To Help Fat Loss

Train Until You’re Beat, Not Dead It’s the age-old question: How many sets do you need, and how much time should you spend in the gym each day? The answer varies from person to person, but when burning fat is the primary goal, a good rule of thumb is to train until you’re pretty beat…

2 Great Fat Loss Tips

Never Eat Carbs by Themselves When attempting to lose bodyfat, insulin control is crucial. The total amount of insulin released by the body isn’t related to just how many carbohydrates you eat but how fast those carbs are digested. Refined carbs digest quickly, raising insulin levels substantially, which is why you should avoid them. But…

Fitness For Cancer!

Her Story: Soula Seitaridis was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in June of this year.  Soula is currently undergoing chemo treatments every other week, having successfully completed 6 rounds, and has two left, with her last chemo treatment scheduled for Monday, October 14th.  The conclusion of her chemo treatments is only her first major milestone.  Soula is scheduled…

Fitness is boring ?

I’m at the perform better seminar . The lecture talks about fitness being boring because people need to be challenge Is that true?

Kettlebell Concept Workshop

Attention Clients,   Now is your chance to learn kettlebell and kettlebell circuit. Many of you may shy away from kettlebells because you think that they are too hard. Also, some of you have learned kettlebells at other gyms and are not yet comfortable with them. Now, is your chance to get a firsthand experience…

Positive attitude

Attitude is everything we do!

What should your body fat % be?

Countless amount of clients all want to know the same thing. What should my body fat be? The answers may vary ….. *General Body Fat Percentage Categories Classification  Women (% fat)        Men (% fat) Essential Fat   10-12%                           2-4%…

Taking Classes to the next level

Ray- I wanted to thank you for giving me the tools and confidence to help me reach my fitness goals. As I sit here barely able to type because my arms feel so heavy 🙂 I am filled with emotion.  I accomplished something today that I never thought I could. For over a year I glanced…

TF Gives Back

The Training Floor sent a team of 15 clients and staff to the Tackle Trump Parc Stair Climb, this event was to raise money and awareness for the American Lung Association by climbing 33 flights of stairs, racing to the top.  I am proud to announce The Training Floor Team won the fastest fitness team,…

2 Day Breast Cancer Walk

This weekend…. There aren’t many things that I will miss my weekend workouts for… but every October there is one event that I plan for and must complete. For the past six years, I have walked in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. This is a 2 day walk that covers almost every borough of…

7 Elements to weight loss

Seven elements  1. Workout at least 3 times a week (total body, with mild cardio) 2. Eat up to 6 small meals a day. /Every 2-3hrs between meals 3. Add ground cinnamon to your diet(helps speeds up your metabolism) 4. Always eat carbs but try these specific ones before 5 pm (Oatmeal, sweet potatoes, quinoa,…

Three Day Seminar Day 1-3

Day 1 was awesome guys! Let us know how you feel?

The outside workout!

Last weekend I took a client outside to combine a couple different exercises into a well rounded circuit. This is how it went.

How to book classes online

The Training Floor has introduced a new and easier way to get into our popular classes. If you go to our site and click view class schedule you will notice in the top right corner two boxes that say username and password If you havent signed up yet click the word sign up and enter…

Trx outside

As the weather starts to cool off! Get Ready

What we do!

The Training Floor A full access facility!   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwyzhAEiVy8&feature=share&list=UUZkbfAT7fI_djDrGaTmFu6A]

Join the Training Floor Team as we climb to the top of Trump Parc

Ready to Challenge your Body for a Great Cause?? Join the Training Floor Team as we climb to the top of Trump Parc for the American Lung Association. For the 3rd year in a row, The Training Floor will be sending a team to climb to the top of Trump Parc in a friendly competition…

Rip the Trainer

TRX rep Justin Cambell took some time a worked with the trainers at The Training  Floor [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvzB0-i06vs&list]  

A different style of workout!

Sunday I had a workout designed for 6-8 people to work in stations. Unfortunately only 3 people showed up. Watch what I did with these superstars. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qo7CB6-3P0]

Olympics Train Like TF!

Some of this stuff may look familiar ! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFKx0R2jABE&feature=relmfu] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va3JJuXDyhc&feature=bf_next&list=UUR2RTnRmrABtgm7TMTYytgQ]

What’s New at TF

Hey people, Sorry for the long pause from blogging but we have been a good busy here at The Training Floor I will let these photos and video tell the story. Again sorry for the delay [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAnO38CY_3c] New Cardio Has Arrived TRX S frame for indoor out door classes and Rip trainer

A little something from TF

Videos from a few of our classes - Boot Camp and Outdoor Kettlebell

And The Winners Are

Thank you all for your kindness and contributions to raise money for the  homeless shelter of Stamford. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD7OkksWqbk&list=UUZkbfAT7fI_djDrGaTmFu6A&index=1&feature=plcp] We Raised about $750! Here are your winners! Foot Locker -Sujata Sports Authority – Nick Nike Store- Jordan New Balance store – Jessica Montonaro Lulu lemon – Marty Dunn

3 Weeks out!

Every Meal and Pose counts With just under 3 weeks left George is ready to go. June 9  Hillhouse High school New Haven ct His weight is 179 and body fat is less than 5%. At this point it’s all posing and diet. Although he looks great he has to keep saying to himself ,…

Deirdre Breen Tire flips

Diedre Breen  Has been at The Training Floor for over 2 years she just had her second kid and she is working her way back into better shape by using the tires. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0r-rKBtOTc]

Day 3 the fun Challenge

What more can I say? You guys did awesome. Here is a couple of inspirational videos of you guys Please post your comments on how you felt about the 3 day???? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJCHQQGFQis] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v-0UKebZwg]

Day 3 the fun Challenge

What more can I say? You guys did awesome. Here is a couple of inspirational videos of you guys Please post your comments on how you felt about the 3 day???? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJCHQQGFQis] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v-0UKebZwg]

Day 1 Fusion

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-bV5NGaVOg] Thank you all for showing up this morning for day 1 of our 3 day seminar. We had an awesome performance from all of you. I hope you enjoyed day1! I need you guys to lace those shoes up extra tight for tomorrow day 2 where we will divide you guys into groups of…

What’s your number?

How many times do you work out a week?” That’s it…this is the average person’s perception. People sometimes measure their fitness success based on the number of visits to the gym, or judge those who look good by assuming that they live in the gym. What’s your number? How many times do you work out…

Don’t stop Now!

We have a growing population at The Training Floor since January 1st! Don’t Stop Now! Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZHfUbFejFk&list=UUZkbfAT7fI_djDrGaTmFu6A&index=1&feature=plcp]

8 weeks of Boot Camp

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDo9wEjxQeg] Fit For Success Lisa Pampena [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO_nJ-5yViI&list=UUZkbfAT7fI_djDrGaTmFu6A&index=1&feature=plcp]

Darcie Tymon

Darcie Tymon is one of our elite clients at The Training Floor! She has been with us since we opened. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9HDloZS7yI&list=UUZkbfAT7fI_djDrGaTmFu6A&index=1&feature=plcp]

Darcie Tymon

Darcie Tymon is one of our elite clients at The Training Floor! She has been with us since we opened. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9HDloZS7yI&list=UUZkbfAT7fI_djDrGaTmFu6A&index=1&feature=plcp]

Breakfast of Champions

A lot of you are on the go in the morning and wonder what can I eat that’s healthy and quick? Here are some great options for pre workout nutrition or just hurry up and go foods to start the day! All foods listed can be paired up differently with others. (have fun with it)…

Breakfast of Champions

A lot of you are on the go in the morning and wonder what can I eat that’s healthy and quick? Here are some great options for pre workout nutrition or just hurry up and go foods to start the day! All foods listed can be paired up differently with others. (have fun with it)…

7 Reasons You Need to Try Kettlebells Now

By Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie 7 Reasons You Need to Try Kettlebells Now 1. They’ll help you get a celebrity body. 2. You’ll have an easier time performing daily activities. 3. You’ll fire up more muscles with each swing. 4. You’ll lose more weight while slashing workout time. 5. You’ll realize you’re stronger than you thought…

Shak to the next level

Shak has taken his boxing class to the next level! First the cardio boxing now kid’s boxing every Saturday 9:00am [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtiFrWaK1lE&feature=g-upl] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKjJQaRa888&feature=g-upl]

9 sneaky ways to eat less

So what can you do to keep yourself from shoveling down food? Relax before you eat. Being stressed will make you feel like you need to eat quicker, said Melanson. One solution: Remember a vacation or time when you felt particularly relaxed. This tricks your mind into remembering the sounds, tastes, and feelings of being…

To the Top Kara!

One of our youngest in charge takes on the rope climb! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxXfhhqJo1U]

Please help us pick one of these quotes to go inside our new space?

Please pick on of the one of the five quotes to help us decide which quote will be inside our new space. “You’ve only got three choices in life             give up,  give in, or give it all you’ve got.” 2.     “You’ll only regret the workouts you skip, not the ones you have to fight…

This why I workout with George only!

You guys may not recognize me in the gym without my TF shirt on but this is why I only workout with George. They kicked me out of La Fitness for doing my workout, whats wrong with this new workout? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AuIURhCoAA&feature=player_embedded]

This why I workout with George only!

You guys may not recognize me in the gym without my TF shirt on but this is why I only workout with George. They kicked me out of La Fitness for doing my workout, whats wrong with this new workout? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AuIURhCoAA&feature=player_embedded]

Client of the Month Jared Schulman

Training has benefited him because it helps him reach his weight loss, strength, and agility goals. Finding The Training Floor has been a life changing experience for Jared.  “I am so happy that I started personal training that I can’t imagine my life without it.” His fitness and strength have increased. Favorite exercise is TRX. Eating habits…

Client of the Month Jared Schulman

Training has benefited him because it helps him reach his weight loss, strength, and agility goals. Finding The Training Floor has been a life changing experience for Jared.  “I am so happy that I started personal training that I can’t imagine my life without it.” His fitness and strength have increased. Favorite exercise is TRX. Eating habits…

Day 2

Tabata workout 20 seconds of hard work with a 10 second break. You guys were Awesome today! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uNE1GUFmgQ]

Words from a winner

As you know last month Grainne Keogh was the winner of our NCAA basketball pool. She has won a full month of personal training and this is what she had to say. Ok I admit it, I was scared when I won, I mean – a free month of personal training with you!! But the…

9 Foods for better abs

9 Best Foods for Your Abs: Do you have at least 3 in your diet? Berries Superpowers: Protects the heart, enhances eyesight, prevents cravings, and improves balance, coordination, and short term memory Fights: Heart disease, cancer, obesity Whey protein Superpowers: Builds muscle, burns fat Fights: Obesity Olive Oil Superpowers: Lowers cholesterol, boosts immune system Fights:…

NCAA Password

To be a part of the Training Floor brackets use pass word Boydbody Having trouble completing your brackets? Go to: http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/ncaa-tournament/brackets If you have never used this site before you need to create a log in. Go to the upper left corner of the page and click register now! You will be prompted to create…

NCAA Password

To be a part of the Training Floor brackets use pass word Boydbody Having trouble completing your brackets? Go to: http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/ncaa-tournament/brackets If you have never used this site before you need to create a log in. Go to the upper left corner of the page and click register now! You will be prompted to create…

Thursday’s New And Improved Cardio Boxing Circuit!

A few months ago instructor Anthony Brye came to me with an idea of changing up his class structor. He wanted to get more than just a boxing routine for clients . Tony wanted to focus on problem areas while keeping up a high level energy class. This is what he came up with last…

Cat’s Saturday morning boot camp class!

Every Saturday 7:00am -8:00am Boot Camp [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRSkX87trIw]

Monday’s Special Boot Camp

I told you guy’s Monday’s boot camp was going to be the best workout ever or your money back! I had 11 of the toughest clients show up to meet my challenge. I think I shocked a few when I broke out my own style of Butts and Guts class. This is what they had…

Who’s your motivation?

Who’s your motivation?  These ladies continue to motivate and push each other. Yup, you guessed it they are at it again. Cat, Grainne, and Jenn traveled to Long Island this weekend to participate in the Diva half marathon.  The ladies ran 13.1 miles with about 4,000 ladies. They did an amazing job and proudly represented…

Kate’s Butts and Guts class thursday night’s

One of our newest instructors Kate Scully is teaching a fired up  butts and guts class every Thursday night from 6:30-7:15pm Check out this class. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRo8v4R4GQg]

Try This

50 Jumping- jacks/25 Burpees Reapeat this 4 times. Can you do it???

Did you know?…

Here are some tips that promote weight loss on top of your exercise routine and consistent diet that may interest you! Red pepper and cinnamon reduce cravings – go ahead, kick up the flavor of your foods. Add red pepper to your eggs, soups, etc. And don’t forget a sprinkle of cinnamon in your morning oatmeal!…

5 ways to get back into shape

My top 5 secrets to help get you back into shape are: Do extra cardio before or after your workout. Park your car farther away then normal. Control your breathing when exercising ( inhale slow exhale more) Take a tougher class (cardio boxing , strength and agility , kettlebell) on top of your normal workout…

The Training Floor in Jamaica

Some clients go on vacation to get away and sit back. Not our client of the month Jen these pictures are of her in Jamaica last week working out with her TRX!

Why The Training Floor

We wanted to express our passion for The Training Floor and why all of our clients are #1 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS_VT1kK4rQ]

Glastonbury Shamrock Duathlon

On Sunday May 23 Jenn Gambardella  2:00:43 Chris Scola 2:02:55 Cat Heitz 2:03:51 Cat and Jen did their first run in 23 min 40 sec! It seriously was the most exciting event I have done so far! -Jen Gambardella Good job Guys we are proud of all of you!           

How we train

A few weeks ago a client asked all of us at The Training Floor, When do you workout? this is the video of a quick workout by Cat and George. I was going to join in but, Somebody had to hold the camera [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YljdIYTG_1k]

Tabada Circle

There is a lot of talk about burning more calories during your workout. In advanced Kettlebell we you use a method called Tabada (20sec on 10sec rest) Check out our circle .  Oh we threw out the 10 sec rest in between! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8uQS3ByYd4] what’s your thoughts?

Easton Road Race April3

Saturday was a great day for a road race and four ladies represented The Training Floor.  Grainne, Darcie, Kelly, and Jenn all had amazing times in the Easton 5K road race.  Congrats to Grainne, for winning 1st place in her division!  We are all proud of them for their wonderful achievements! Grainne 22:37 Darcie 24:34…

Saturday’s Classes are picking up

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Runners Club At The Training Floor

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23uzazbwCDY] Please let us know if you would like to join our runners club. The Training Floor Runners Club Don’t say you can’t, until you try it!  Some love it and some hate it, but running can be an excellent addition to your workout plan. The benefits of running include weight loss, improved cardiovascular health,…

CALLING ALL TTF MEMBERS TO ACTION!

Have you ever signed up for something then said oooooohh what did I get myself into?? 🙂 Well, have you ever thought about doing a duathlon?? I thought… and now I’m in! LET’S DO IT TOGETHER! Shamrock Duathlon : Run 3.1 miles, Bike 17.4 miles, Run 3.1 miles Date Sunday, May 23, 2010 @ 7:30…

TRX Class

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcfwJMUnONo] Tell us what you think?

Day 2

Day 2 of the fit body seminar was kettlebells and boot camp! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye-sLQBlT-s]

Let Us Help

It’s that time ladies and gentlemen. Ask away. If you hav any questions on health, fitness or exercises let us help. Remember. The first 10 questions will be answered next thursday March 4th. So don’t wait. Ask and we shall tell. The Training Floor, Its All About You!

Make it “healthy” or JUST EAT IT!?

This past week many clients have come in and said, “It’s nice to know you guys have lives outside of this place; actually go out and eat!” Although Match and or Lolita’s maynot have been the first resturant you would have picked for us to eat at what about you? Where and what do you…

Client of the month Tracy Herand

  How has your trainer benefited your life/health? I had never been a consistent exerciser and working with Ray has taught me that fitness can actually be fun, especially when playing Party Favorites on the radio!    Ray mixes up my workouts, often introduces new exercises, and keeps me motivated to keep coming back each week. …

Fit Fam- 101 ways to become one!

Technology runs our lives, our children, and our households now a days. Convenience is the key word for families and being active, there are MANY ways to burn calories while at the same time create wonderful childhood memories, and more importantly HAVE FUN!! Plant a garden Explore a state park Roller skate Shoot baskets Play…

Kettlebell Challenge

Last Sunday I worked with my advanced Kettlebell class on some new moves and we came up with a routine we called the Kettlebell challenge. 3 minutes            Right side-4 figure 8’s to a bottoms up press           Reverse get up, back up to a windmill to a squat to a rack           Sing switch…

Phase 1 A lifestyle changer for Grant Smith

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Phase 1 Rose Belcher

How Phase 1 has changed her life. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYUs1zrJr-Q] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1sn1WlHKgA] Please let us know what you think????

Do not get discouraged!

Have you been working out and feel like you have been working really hard and not meeting your goals?  Feel discouraged?? Well your not the only one. There are many of us out there like that. It even happens to the best of us. Whether its weight loss, putting on muscle, or conditioning. We all…

PHASE 1

We’re excited and proud to say we have had a great response from our menu plans. You all have expressed interest about changing your diet and taking the steps to further your journey in health. Are you on our phase 1 nutrition plan? How are you feeling? Share any successes, hardships, thoughts, results? We’d love to…

Dinner in 20 minutes?

Baked Fish with Spinach and Tomatoes Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 18 minutes Ingredients: 1 6-ounce bag of baby spinach 4 white fish fillets Freshly ground black pepper 1-2 slices tomatoes 1/4-1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese Preparation: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rinse spinach and place at the bottom of a glass baking dish. Season…

How Do You Choose Your Shoe’s?

We brought in an expert from Athletes Foot in Stamford ridgeway shopping center [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1FPwoSDNkI] Get 10% off any shoe when you mention The Training Floor!

George took 4th in his class and 5th in the novice

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Akh_AoxMK1o][youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7axMHNkZKg] A strong day for the one and only George Kitmiridis as he placed 4th in his class and 5th in the novice. George had a lot of good supporters friends , family ,other competitors…. We just want to thank all of you for your support.[

JUST IN QUICK WRAPS AND MORE BOXING GLOVES

   The Quick Wrap goes on in seconds compared to a conventional Handwrap. Heavy duty knit material with dense foam padding over the knuckles. Adjustable hook & loop closure under your boxing gloves.  $9.99         Colors: Red, Black Sizes: S, M, L, XL Every quality of our signature Super bag gloves:       $24.99…

SICK OF THE SAME BORING CHICKEN DISHES?

Try this option /Lemon Chicken/ The Ingredients ¼ cup extra –virgin olive oil 1 ½  lbs thin chicken-breast cutlets, diced flour Salt and pepper 2 lemons, zest-ed 2 palmfuls of poppy seeds 3 cups chicken stock Juices of lemon 2 tbsp butter 1 ½  cups couscous 1 package frozen peas ½  cup fresh basil, chopped…

The Sunny Side of Eggs

The Sunny Side of Eggs Despite decades of advice that the cholesterol in eggs is bad for you, researchers now report evidence that eggs might actually reduce high blood pressure. The scientists found egg proteins that, in laboratory simulations of the human digestive process, seem to be as good as common prescription medications for lowering…

What is the best time to workout?

What is the best time to workout? I have battled this discussion for years with clients. Clients always complain about being too early, or too late to workout. What’s your take on this topic. When is the best time to workout?

George Kitmiridis trains for April’s Musclemania bodybuilding show

George is training for a natural bodybuilding show April25, 2009  North Haven High School George has competed before but has not stepped foot on stage in the last 5 years. His body fat is currently 9.5%  and is 178lb He will bring his body fat down to 3% . He will be competing in Light…

Cardio Boxing Class

Last nights class had all the high energy If you have not tried cardio boxing class contact me Now. Cardio Boxing class would be one of the best ways to shed pounds. If you have taken this class let me know what you think of it?

The #1 Mistake people make dieting

Do Low-Carb Diets Work? After reviewing medical studies from as far back as the 1960s, researchers found that low-carb diets may not be an effective way to lose weight. Although a low-carb diet will help you shed pounds in the short-term, researchers say it’s because of calorie restriction, not carb restriction. Researchers conclude that there…

4 years of excellence

I want to share that joy with you, because you are a part of a dream come true. Four years ago today, we started The Training Floor.

Summer weight loss tips

Read more about our special summer weight loss tips

Prelude to a Champion

George Kitmiridis took first place in the Middle weight division of the Robert Fultons Fitness and bodybuilding show.

TRX Certifications At The Training Floor

The Training Floor and Fitness Anywhere (TRX). Hosted the very first TRX Suspension Training Course.

And The Winners Are

Thank you all for your kindness and contributions to raise money for the  homeless shelter of Stamford. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD7OkksWqbk&list=UUZkbfAT7fI_djDrGaTmFu6A&index=1&feature=plcp] We Raised about $750! Here are your winners! Foot Locker -Sujata Sports Authority – Nick Nike Store- Jordan New Balance store – Jessica Montonaro Lulu lemon – Marty Dunn

The Training Floor will always remember

The Training Floor will always Miss it’s first spin instructor! I was shocked to hear the news last Monday of his passing. I had just saw him the Wednesday before and we talked about bringing him back. He was a great man! He was  many, many good things to a lot of people. To me …

Just a Few Days left till show time!

With just under 7 days till his natural body building show! George is looking GREAT! I say this with complete confidence in the hard work he has put forward. Meal after meal after meal……. George is about 173lbs and I would say 4% body fat. Whats left? Sodium time people! The toughest part of his…

5 tips for eating right

I am not going to tell you that eating right is simple. I’s not in fact I’m working hard at it myself but over the past 2 months I have lost over 20lb by using these 5 elements to my food intake. 1.  Try to eat between 5-6 times a day (small meals) 2.  Always…

Norwalk Boxer Packs Punch for Regional Title Bid

NORWALK, Conn. – Shakha Moore has been preparing for his next fight since he was 12 years old. Now 36, the Norwalk native and father of two faces a battle that far exceeds anything else he has done in his 16-year, 31-fight professional career. Moore will face Derek Silveira for the USA New England welterweight…

No Eggs This week

As we close in with just 5 weeks left, George looks great. 6% body fat and 184lb he has put on more muscles than his shows in the past. The goal is to hold on to as much lean muscle as possible for the show. Holding on to lean muscle a is  huge challenge for…

Deirdre Breen Tire flips

Diedre Breen  Has been at The Training Floor for over 2 years she just had her second kid and she is working her way back into better shape by using the tires. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0r-rKBtOTc]

TF Flow Drill Lea

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-epF0zMpOWE&feature=youtube_gdata_player] Try this workout

Do This Cool Kettlebell Workout At Home

If you think kettlebells are just glorified dumbbells, keep reading. “A kettlebell’s center of gravity actually shifts during the course of the exercise,” says Jason C. Brown, C.S.C.S., owner of Kettlebell Athletics, in Philadelphia. In that way, it’s like many of the objects you lift everyday — briefcase, milk gallon, unruly toddler — and repeated…

This is for you soft drinkers

A lot of us are working hard in the gym but putting it all back when we leave.

Getting Close to the show

With just under 7 weeks left , the show diet continues to get tougher and tougher. This week we change up the carbs to sweet potatoes and oatmeal. Meal 1 8 egg whites and 1 egg, half cup of oatmeal and broccoli Meal 2 8 oz grilled chicken 1  cup of broccoli, or asparagus and…

An article from Shape magazine

How to Maximize Those Butt-Toning Squats Your bottom half will be in top shape in no time! By FitSugar If strong, sculpted legs are what you’re after, you’ve got to become one with the squat. The basic exercise targets glutes, hamstrings, quads, and core, so incorporating it into your strength-training workouts is definitely worth your…

Try Some Legs

3 sets of leg press 3 sets of walking lunges 3 sets of squats 3 sets of single leg lungs 3 sets of up right leg curls 3 sets of lying leg curls 2-3 sets of 2min leg press [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhD4cnRNiiw&list=UUZkbfAT7fI_djDrGaTmFu6A&index=1&feature=plcp]

60 sesonds after shoulders

Today George trained shoulders today . After the workout he did 3 sets of 60 second chops with the rope….. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69cJd3TDqC8]

Day2 The Training Floor Essence

Wow! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkmKgC0tZ1s] Day two and we did not stop. You guys worked even harder today. The Training Floor essence is a taste of all we offer . TRX, Kettlebell, Boxing , Boot Camp and Spin. We divided our clients into 5 groups for 15 mins then rotated them to each station. take a look at…

Day 1 Fusion

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-bV5NGaVOg] Thank you all for showing up this morning for day 1 of our 3 day seminar. We had an awesome performance from all of you. I hope you enjoyed day1! I need you guys to lace those shoes up extra tight for tomorrow day 2 where we will divide you guys into groups of…

The game changer

phase 2 people 4/2/12 Show Diet Game changer Meal 1:          8 egg whites one yoke, one pack of oatmeal, ½ green apples Meal 2:          8-9oz of grilled chicken, 1 med size sweet potato, veggies, flax seed Meal 3:          8-9oz of grilled chicken, green salad, sweet potato or half a cup of brown rice Meal 4:         …

Watch this video!

This video was forwarded to me from a client. I find it very educational on the foods we need and the foods that stop us from getting leaner ! this is a long video but if you can watch it past the adds I think you will find it eye opening for a lot of…

“NIX NEGATIVE TALK!”

“NIX NEGATIVE TALK!” For many of us, it’s hard to say “thank you” and accept positive feedback when we get a compliment on our appearance or weight loss.  Thinking negatively is a habit that we may have practiced frequently over the years.  It’s important that we learn to recognize that we’re having negative thoughts and…

Show Ready/ Try this out

3/12/12 Show Diet Plan Meal 1:         6 egg whites one yoke, one pack of oatmeal, ½ green apples Meal 2:         8oz of grilled chicken,1 med size sweet potato, veggies , ½ green apple Meal 3:         8oz of grilled chicken, green salad, sweet potato or 2 rice cakes Meal 4:         8oz of chicken, or 7oz of…

NCAA Brackets

http://tfloor.mayhem.cbssports.com/e password Boydbody : group is tfloor2 this has to be in by Thursday The Training Floor has a CBS bracket for you to join, we will be sending out more info. All you do is fill in your bracket teams online at The Training Floor CBS site, and then bring your copy to the…

The Benefits of Stationary Spinning Bikes?

Cardiovascular machines come in many different forms, and they satisfy this definition. Stationary bikes are one type of cardiovascular machine that simulates riding a bike. These bikes can be used in a class format or by themselves, and they come with many benefits. Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/24423-benefits-stationary-spinning-bikes/#ixzz1oCwuTcKM

Spring Break

Monday I had the opportunity to talk with some people and share some nutrition and fitness tips about getting in better shape for the spring. Lisa Pampena did a great job of showing the exercises needed for a tight spring body.   Click the link above the picture. It’s_Fitness:_The_Training_Floor_

Conquer Kid’s Cancer

St Baldrick’s foundation is having a shave your head for Kid’s Cancer Our very own Peter Summerfield will be having his head shaved for the cause please click this link to help donate for Peter his ID # 514352 Any Donation would be greatly appreciated. please click here for more information http://www.stbaldricks.org/

Official shoe of The Training Floor on sale!

New Balance Minimus (free shipping) Reg $99.99  Now $79.98 Other colors available in this shoe other colors as low as$58.98 Please click picture to get to site

Great Deal on Boxing Gloves!

I came across these boxing gloves on ringside.com that I thought you might like!  They are regularly $69.99 but now on sale for $29.99!  To purchase them, click on the image of the gloves above.   Happy Boxing!

What’s your number?

How many times do you work out a week?” That’s it…this is the average person’s perception. People sometimes measure their fitness success based on the number of visits to the gym, or judge those who look good by assuming that they live in the gym. What’s your number? How many times do you work out…

Don’t stop Now!

We have a growing population at The Training Floor since January 1st! Don’t Stop Now! Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZHfUbFejFk&list=UUZkbfAT7fI_djDrGaTmFu6A&index=1&feature=plcp]

Fit For Success Gad Lavy

Gad Lavy has been training with me for a little over a year. His fitness level and every day performance has gotten better. Gad’s workouts primairly consists of Kettlebells, TRX and Ropes. This is his story. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH2CogPdGh0&list=UUZkbfAT7fI_djDrGaTmFu6A&index=1&feature=plcp]

Buy your boxing gloves for class

If your serious about cardio boxing you should get these gloves while they are on sale. Please click the link Ringside Angle Support Sparring Gloves Regularly $69.99 Now $39.99

8 weeks of Boot Camp

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDo9wEjxQeg] Fit For Success Lisa Pampena [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO_nJ-5yViI&list=UUZkbfAT7fI_djDrGaTmFu6A&index=1&feature=plcp]

Is This You

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Fit For Success!

Judy Meyers fit for success! This is her story: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY8iANVJFYo&list=UUZkbfAT7fI_djDrGaTmFu6A&index=2&feature=plcp] Wednesday night Classes [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGIY82DP5iA&list=UUZkbfAT7fI_djDrGaTmFu6A&index=1&feature=plcp]

Tell us what you think of our winter classes

Hey guys, we have had a unbelievable amount of committment from you this week with our new schedule. from boot camp ,boxing, kettlebell, tabata to spin boot camp . Please tell us how you feel about our classes.

Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed oil is an herbal medicine taken by mouth for constipation (difficulty having a bowel movement), irritable bowel, inflammation (swelling and soreness) of the colon, stomach inflammation, and for bowels damaged by the frequent use of laxatives. Flax may be placed on the skin to treat redness and pain. Contains omega 3s Try this in…

Saturday’s workout!

Saturday December 24 clients came out to burn their last calories before Christmas! You guys did great! TRX and Enter the Kettlebell circuit 9:00am

7 Reasons You Need to Try Kettlebells Now

By Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie 7 Reasons You Need to Try Kettlebells Now 1. They’ll help you get a celebrity body. 2. You’ll have an easier time performing daily activities. 3. You’ll fire up more muscles with each swing. 4. You’ll lose more weight while slashing workout time. 5. You’ll realize you’re stronger than you thought…

Saturday’s are the move at TF

Every Saturday at 9:00am we will have 4 classes going on at once. TRX, Kettlbell, Kid’s boxing and starting in January Spin. We designed this hour for parents and kids to come to The Training Floor for a family workout! So please join us every Saturday at 9:00am and bring the kids. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtiFrWaK1lE&list=UUZkbfAT7fI_djDrGaTmFu6A&feature=plcp] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFbKqskYSao&list=UUZkbfAT7fI_djDrGaTmFu6A&feature=plcp]

A night of thanks

A night to remember is all I can say about Saturday’s expansion party . If you couldn’t make you missed the best event of the year. A night of well dressed superstars packed The Training Floor to help support our latest achievements. There where awards, prizes and give- aways. Clients from present and future enjoyed…

Shak to the next level

Shak has taken his boxing class to the next level! First the cardio boxing now kid’s boxing every Saturday 9:00am [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtiFrWaK1lE&feature=g-upl] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKjJQaRa888&feature=g-upl]

The Most Useless Exercise Ever!

If you want to scream any time you see an ad for some ab exercise contraption that’ll “guarantee a flat stomach!”—we feel you. Does anyone still believe crunches help burn belly fat? (If so, they’re an idiot.) Here’s more evidence: A recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that simply…

9 sneaky ways to eat less

So what can you do to keep yourself from shoveling down food? Relax before you eat. Being stressed will make you feel like you need to eat quicker, said Melanson. One solution: Remember a vacation or time when you felt particularly relaxed. This tricks your mind into remembering the sounds, tastes, and feelings of being…

Stair Climb Stars

On Saturday, 8 members of The Training Floor tackled the stairs at Trump Parc in Stamford. This group raced up 34 Floors/588 Stairs for The American Lung Association.  Together they raised over 3,000 for the Fight for Air. Parag was the 3rd highest fundraiser and The Training Floor was the second highest company fundraiser. Those…

5 Natural Substances To Protect Your Joints

Collagen- Athletes certainly need the extra collagen in their joints, and should do everything that can maintain it. Athletes can preserve collagen levels in joints by eating a diet high in free-range poultry, wild fish, and shellfish or through supplementation (3-5). In addition, one of the big reasons we advise strongly against NSAIDs use, especially…

A new look?

Better stronger Faster longer! We are The Training Floor and we want to show our best at all times! Please watch these 2 new video’s and comment on which one should be on our website home page! video #1 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCjFuvefI6o] Video #2 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2acRuwyj7Q]

Day 3

Awesome! Guys we finished up with our first 3 day seminar in the new side of the gym. Tabat was great! I want to thank all of you who came out in support  . Special thanks to my trainers Cat, Shake,  George,  Demetrious and Sydney you guys did a fantastic job!  Please watch this next…

3 day seminar!

Days 1 and 2 are going strong guys keep it up! hear some footage of the fantastic work you have all been doing! Check out these 3 videos [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETSAuohrNlw] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr_1OLlfcbw] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59OsOMX0w3A]

Kb workout of the month!

I had 3 of my top clients Tuesday night perform 3 killer workouts. workout 1 5 kb push ups , 10 20kg swings,  10  8kg sit up and get ups 4 kb push ups , 10 20kg swings,  10  8kg sit up and get ups 3 kb push ups , 10 20kg swings,  10  8kg…

This Weekend!

This weekend we host our very first 3 day seminar with our new side. We are over excited about the 3 days as we will take a new turn in events for the 3 days. We also debut our new look logo for the 3 day seminar. Shirts and tank tops our now on sale…

5 Amazing Immune Boosting Techniques

Isagenix {Health Watch #1 Regular Exercise Exercise isn’t just for losing weight. Studies show that getting 20 minutes or more of exercise three times per week not only lowers your risk for major diseases like heart disease and diabetes, it can also help boost your immune system, helping it ward off illness. Even turning off…

5 Reasons To Take Spin Class At The Gym

  1.Low Impact Spinning is a great exercise because it is very low impact. Unlike running on a treadmill or participating in sports like basketball, football or soccer, spinning places no great impact on the joints in your body. By riding on a bicycle, you’ll get all the resistance that is necessary in order to…

Dentists want your Halloween candy!

DID YOU KNOW??? 90% of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bags. That’s a lot of confiscated candy!! If you’re celebrating Halloween this year, don’t let all that candy scare you away from your goal! Not all candy needs to be off limits; of course everything eaten in moderation is your…

Help us, help a friend, and help yourself!

The Holidays are right around the corner and we want to keep you on track with fitness.  What better way to stay focused and on track then to get your friends and family involved in a healthy lifestyle. NOVEMBER NEW CLIENT SPECIAL: For just the month of November we will be running a new client…

Tandem Sessions For The Month Of November

We have a very nice special for the Month of November . 8 sessions starting Oct 31- November 30 YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL SESSIONS BY NOV 30, 2011 $230 per person(normaly $877). Please contact us! Don’t miss this chance [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeg-KwBmnhs]

3 day Seminar!

Get Ready guys for the biggest and best 3 day seminar ever! More exercises More clients New side New t shirts Times and Dates: Friday -Sunday November 11,12,13 Friday 6am-7am Saturday 7am -8:30am Sunday 8am-9:45am Free if you are in our 3 months or annual membership program! $65 for the weekend if you sign up…

Tandem Training Sessions

Are you ready to train with the best? Are you ready to get your body in better shape? Are you ready to meet your fitness goals? Do you need a  training partner? If you said yes to any of these please leave your name and times available and we will help find you a partner…

To the Top Kara!

One of our youngest in charge takes on the rope climb! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxXfhhqJo1U]

TF Challenge by George

  Who will be next???? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGqB6w1_dXg] HEAVY ROPE SLAMS     (WOMEN 10  MEN 15) SPIDERMANS   (KNEE MUST TOUCH ELBOW) 10 JAM BALL SLAMS   (WOMEN 18LB  MEN 20LB) 10 PUSHUP SUPERMANS  (WOMEN USE BOSU) 10 BURPEE JUMPING JACKS PUSH SLED  (WOMEN PUSH 55LB MEN 75LBS) 10  KB SWINGS  (WOMEN 16KG  MEN 24 KG) SPRINT DOWN TO GREEN…

Chrissy swings

Chrissy picked up her first Kettlebell in September, since then we have worked on her swing patterns and slowed down her get up. Yesterday she did swings with the 35lb (16k) for the first time. please watch her performance as we show her swings in September and now her swings in October. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1tC-wK_lYs] Big Things…

The get up slowed down!

Last week I had the honor of earning my RKC certificate. I learned a great deal in that weekend. I was pleased to work with the very best in the business and be educated by them. One of the most important elements I brought back from that weekend was to slow my clients down during…

Mix it up and have fun

The Training Floor is always looking for something different to keep our clients motivated to train. George works his client outside and adds a little football pas between each exercise! Let us know what you think [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIiUbFpYiwI]

Stair Climb in Stamford

We are starting a team for the Trump towers stair climb if you are interested please contact Tara click here for info Tara Moseley tara_moseley@yahoo.com

How is your workout?

Recently we started our classes on the new side of the gym. We have added some special additions to your workouts, new sled, monkey bars, rope climbs…. So, how’s your workout in the new side? I watch you giving it your all and that makes us happy. Does the new atmosphere drive you; do you…

3 minutes with Shak

Shakha Moore explains why he uses 3 minute stations to get his class in shape for any activity. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTAssDLJ6DA] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DuZdghfn7M]

RKC Challenge

The RKC  stands for The Russian Kettlebell Challenge. This is a Kettlebell organization I spent the past weekend earning my certification. The 3 day certification hosted 109 people. We were broken into groups of 15 with a team leader and 2 other RKC instructors. The leader of this organization is a Russian guy by the…

The all new Training Floor performance center

Ladies and gentlemen here are the latest pictures of the new performance center added to The Training Floor Let us know how you feel?

We Have a winner!

Thank you for choosing our new quote for the wall next door. The winning quote is #1 You’ve only got three choices in life — give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got.

Product of the week!

Product of the week:  What do we eat, use, or just have to have? Here are some of our favorite products, we aren’t spokespeople for these products but we like them or we think they are a healthy choice.  What are some things you use or eat that you have to have?  Your thoughts can…

No Monkeying around!

People we are moving full speed ahead on the expantion of the world’s greatest fitness studio of all times. Monkey bars! Our brand new Monkey bars can hold 14 TRX per class. 10 heavy bags. and a rope climb station!

Have we created a monster?

How many pair of sneakers do you own? We talked about the different kicks at  TF and ever since that day We have noticed lots of you have switched your style up? How many pairs of sneakers do you own now , Everyone is sporting fresh kicks all the time. Let us know how many…

We Just Provide The Motivation!

This week’s motivation comes from a client of mine who went home to Dallas for 2 weeks. She sent me an email from the airport to tell me that she was back and couldn’t wait for her next workout at TTF.  She also told me that she has an awesome visit in Dallas, and that…

How bad you want it?

Tell me what you think? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jal4OkZtz8g]

How Has The Training Floor helped you?

Please let us know if we have helped your life in anyway? The Training Floor is your home tell us how you feel? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1BtvJJHvPQ]

Lose spair tire with just 2 exercises

A few months ago, I asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S. — one of the world’s top trainers — to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for Men’s Health. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises. That’s right: When asked to create a super-effective,…

New Challenes

Clients setting their own challenges: This weekend Darcey and Jenn completed the Warrior Dash in New York. The event was a 3 mile run with 12 obstacles. This was the first event that Darcey has ever signed up for.  After less than a year of classes and a few months of training session Darcey believe…

Vacation and exercise Amy, Dora and Maria

Dora, Amy and Maria workout in Florida last week on vacation! _

Just for kicks?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbofKA2U5zQ] My Love of Kicks:(please leave a comment) It started for me when I was growing up in the inner city of Bridgeport and my mom would buy me, my two brothers and my sister one pair of canvas Converse or ProKeds.  This pair was our one pair for the entire year.  There was something…

Are you ready for The Training Floor challenge?

The trainers have got together and came up with a workout to challenge your strength. Monkey bar challenge! 1 pull up -next bar 2 pull ups- next bar 3 pull ups…… all the way up to the 9th bar and 9 pull ups This is how it went for us [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cQs8Rw25Qw] Give this a shot!…

How to open your Newsletter on your cell phone

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Jenn’s tire flip 265lb

this is progress in action! what do you think? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H4NLpLHlHM]

Weekend pics

Here are some pictures of the weekend superstars Thanks for a great weekend. The seminar was a great workout, high energy and a lot of fun!! Yours truly Pee Wee :)Nadene Reid

3 day seminar

Day 3 Fusion: 26 stations and boy did they rock! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PH0JHAdhjU] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEM6CskZ5fQ]

3 day seminar

Day 1: Boot camp workout! Competition day at The Training Floor and our superstars never backed down! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaIkZAyv9Qo]

June’s Client of the month Russ Cooper

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMxWUlnu3Yk] Russel Cooper Has been training with George for 4 months. Training has benefited him because it reduces stress, aches and pain from previous injuries. His mobility has increased . His initial goals where to get past his injuries and be pain-free. Personal training has increased his strength and stamina. Favorite exercise is tire flipping.…

Classes over the weekend

Over the weekend we had amazing weather to go with the our amazing workouts! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvi0aPDqI68] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgmfmWekvts] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idr3ryKuZDI]

top 3 exercise

Top three workout exercises By Wina Sturgeon,Adventure Sports Weekly (adventuresportsweekly.com) Go into any gym and you’ll see bored people sitting on machines and pushing or pulling something in one limited range of motion. They’re using something that goes forward or back, up or down, without any of the other angles of movement that would ordinarily…

Trx workout

Watch this video from TRX [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQGIV4QzIdU&feature=player_embedded]

Summer Class Schedule

Now you can have a copy of all our classes made to fit in your pocket. Our new summer class schedules are made to the size of a business card. Please pick some up next time your at The Training Floor

new balance 10

The official shoe of The Training Floor Reviewed New Balance 10 $99.99 Color: click here for more colors Gray with Yellow Weight: 201 grams (7.1 oz) Last: MNL-1 This shoe runs true to size. Order your regular athletic shoe size. An entirely different approach to trail running, the MT10 Minimus Trail takes the proven versatile…

video’s of the week!

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Words from a winner

As you know last month Grainne Keogh was the winner of our NCAA basketball pool. She has won a full month of personal training and this is what she had to say. Ok I admit it, I was scared when I won, I mean – a free month of personal training with you!! But the…

Monday’s Tabata Outside!

Yesterday the weather was nice and warm and George hosted his first Tabata class(24) Outside! This is how it went…. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ov-UZ0Ssag]

9 Foods for better abs

9 Best Foods for Your Abs: Do you have at least 3 in your diet? Berries Superpowers: Protects the heart, enhances eyesight, prevents cravings, and improves balance, coordination, and short term memory Fights: Heart disease, cancer, obesity Whey protein Superpowers: Builds muscle, burns fat Fights: Obesity Olive Oil Superpowers: Lowers cholesterol, boosts immune system Fights:…

Eye opening experience!

For those of you who have been following me in our kettlebell workouts, we have been using a more Americanized workout. Last weekend I started the first part of my 3 step certification in an organization called the RKC. I had a wonderful experience visiting a Kettlebell studio in West Have called Kettlebells all day.…

THE TOP 5!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqrm1PpqMVE]   Randy, Simon and JLO have voted and the winners are… THE TRAINING FLOOR Get it right, get it tight I can’t get enough I can’t is not an option Where fat goes to die Live, Love, Stay fit Congrats to those who made the cut; and a big thanks to everyone who participated…

New Class, New Times, New You!

Spring Clean Your Workout! “I’ll start tomorrow.” Ah yes, how often have you (and, us) repeated this phrase while dreaming about your ultimate summer body? Spring is here and now is the time to get into better shape.  Are you ready to try something new, something that’s proven to work? The Training Floor presents a…

True inspiration

True inspiration for us comes from you achieving your fitness goals and pushing beyond. Darcey Trudeau has been in boot camp  our class for a few months.  She has met her goal and is pushing even further. Watch her story! Pleases leave a comment. (she represents each and everyone of you at one point in…

Half Marathon

More/Fitness Half-Marathon April 3, 2011    Heitz, Cat            finish time of 1:43:15      197 place overall Last year I finished in 1:59:28! 16 min difference 😀 More/Fitness Half-Marathon April 3, 2011    Argyropoulos, Cynthia       3:01:41      More/fitness Half-Marathon April 25, 2010    Argyropoulos, Cynthia           3:26:56       Look at how much cynthia improved too! She decided to run a few on the miles…

Results Plus!

Dear Ray, I’m really interested in improving cardio, strength. In the UK, I raced motorcycles (asphalt) and I want to do the same here and want to use this as a way to get ready. I also need to work on my agility.  I’m very right side bias. UK race circuits are right handed which…

Design our New T -shirt and Win!

Help us design our latest Training Floor  t shirt by coming up with the best slogan to go across the back of the shirt! “it’s all about you!” has been taken but I’m sure you can come up with something just as good. First place wins the Asics Gel Nimbus! Men or Women Contest entries…

Tell George how you feel about Monday night Tabatas

We have had a record-breaking attendance of 20 clients last Monday night Tell George why you like this class?

Jenn Gambardella

This weekend Jenn Gambardella ran in the NYC half marathon.  She finished in 1 hour and 44 minutes, which is over ten minutes faster than her time from last year!  This is proof that even small changes in your workouts, like adding a new class can improve all aspects of your life.

Where are they now? Part 1

A few months ago one of my clients brought to my attention that the classes at The Training Floor looked a bit intimidating . She said that flipping tires and moving ropes with Kettlebells was for elite athletes only, “Every one in your videos looks in great shape I would never be able to take…

Need some motivation!

Are you stuck in a rut with your gym workouts? Try a little push! 6:30-7:30 Tabata Monday more than just a workout tabata 20 second stations with 10 second rest has been proven to drop pounds and trim bodies! Try something new for a new body work with a partner

Fairfield Race

On Sunday, the ladies of the Training Floor represented as they ran an amazing race in Fairfield, CT.  Most of the ladies ran this 4 mile race last year and they all improved their times. Congratulations to Cat who took 1st place in her age division! Here are the results: Cat- 29:46 Jenn- 29:49 Kelly-31:42…

Cardio with a pro boxer!

Shakha Moore Our newest addition to The Training Floor is a professional boxer and personal trainer and this is his class Sunday class coming this spring! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJQ-thcS4h0]

Diva Princesses

This past weekend 5 of our Training Floor Diva Runners headed down to Disney for the Princess half marathon! “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ” -Walt Disney  This is exactly what our ladies did– this race was Rose and Alecia’s first half marathon ever and our very own Cat set a…

Day 3

We finally got the last day in today and it was awesome! We want to thank all of you who came out and worked your tail off. This was our best seminar yet! We had 39 people participate. Thank you! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wjjr6gyFfo] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbpzk43iSw4]

Day 2 of the 3 day seminar

Today’s Seminar is canceled because of the storm We will continue this Saturday Feb 26 8:00am-9:30am I’m sorry guys Day 2 featured our dynamic boot camp workout. We took our group of 22 clients and divided them into 3 groups .(boot camp, TRX and Kettlebell) This is how it went! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXWaGOwknqs]

3 Day Seminar Day 1

Today was Fusion workout and we had 26 people to help us in our workout! Great job! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9npPL7cHdg]

the trainers

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There at it again!

They are at it again! On, January 30 the Training Floor runners began their year with the Winter Wonderland 5 mile Road Race in Milford, CT. This was Niki’s first road race ever. The ladies all finished with great times.  Hard work does pay off! The Results were: Jenn: 39:24  Grainne: 41:21   Cat: 43:05  Niki:…

What is the 3 day Seminar?

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Tabada Mondays

Looking for another exciting class ?Every Monday night 6:30-7:30pm George has a class that will keep you coming back for more. Tabada Mondays? 20 seconds of an exercise and 10 seconds rest time. check out last Monday nights class and see how Cat and George got the clients motivated! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUQNjwk75iI]

Empire State Divas

February 1, 2011 Grainne and Cat ran the Empire State Building steps. They both finished with impressive times and felt good! Keogh     Grainne    F    159          STAMFORD    CT     193    52     28    0:20:13 Heitz     Cat    F     111          Stamford    CT     161    37     7    0:17:54 —

Classes?

A lot of people look at our classes and say how intimidating they are. We don’t know any other way to get the most out of our clients . I am sorry if these classes seem a bit much but we are THE TRAINING FLOOR. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp531p0jWEA]

What’s your health IQ?

Answer these questions and test your health IQ! Answers to come next week! Learn something new everyday! true or false: Drinking milk will make a cold worse true or false: Honey can help burns heal true or false: gargling with salt water will help a sore throat true or false: women have more “senior moments”…

The Educated Rascals at The Training Floor

Last Week we had some visitors who wanted to take a peak at what we do at TF. This is what they saw. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6PPa4akbqA] We have Kettlebell classes [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyPC5L5GDys]

Send us your snow pictures

Snow , snow , snow….. I know a lot of you are home shoveling , with the kids…. The storm hit us hard and threw us off track so lets make the best of a worse situation, SEND ME YOUR SNOW PICTURE WITH YOU IN IT! The Training Floor nation wants to know how you…

How we use Tabada workouts

Tabada ( 20 seconds on with 10 seconds rest) Monday nights 6:30pm-7:30pm Tabada is our newest class to The Training Floor. We have decided to add a little more of a cardio twist to our clients workout. The Tabada class can be any combination of exercises. Last Sunday I did TRX vs Kettlebell 20min of…

What’s your New Years Resolution?

Hello , I would like to hear from you. What is your New Years resolution and how are you going to achieve this? The first 10 responses will get a free Training Floor T shirt!   Nadene Reid wants to help keep The Training Floor clean in 2011! OK WE Have 10!

How do you measure your year?

How do you measure your year? Some people count their year as 12 months, or 4 seasons, by a special birthday or event, or even by a tragedy such as a death.  I don’t! I measure my year by my successful and failed endeavors. I measured 2010 by completing my first half and full marathon…

2011 Classes

One main intention of The Training Floor is to give our clients the most for their money. We continuously bring you cutting edge fitness classes like TRX, Kettle bell, Circuit training, and Boot camp. Let’s face it; our classes are just like a personal training session. In 2011 you will begin to notice major construction…

Taboda workout!

Taboda work out is  2o seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest. Tabada work outs can be applied to any form of exercise (push ups, berpees, jump and jacks…..)  all you need is 20 seconds of any exercise along with 10 seconds rest! check out how we apply taboda to Kettlebells   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oerdBcqWmI] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d9qpD77Hxk]…

This is Motivtion!

The other day I was being very lazy about getting in my workout. I really didn’t want to do cardio or go to the gym , I thought to myself I will just do it tomorrow . I was forwarded this video from a client and it changed my entire motivation about taking time out…

Sunday’s New Class

Kettlebell vs TRX 2 new exciting classes have taken off very well 8:ooam and 9:00am classes have all been filled each week for a new and exciting workout. The combination of TRX and Kettlebells  is sweeping the nation and we have it here at The Training Floor for you! Sign up now! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wl2glnqTQ0&hd=1]

December’s Clients of the month

Rob & Melissa The soon to be married couples are The Training Floor’s Clients of the month for December   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnDida9aPRo]

GET MOTIVATED!

The turkey came, went, and is now gone! Christmas cookies are sneaking up fast are you back on your game?? Women’s Health Magazine took motivating quotes from people around the US just like yourself; all working for a healthier lifestyle: a better, more fit you! Here are a few that hopefully will help give you that…

You must have class

  It’s  All About Class: Don’t be afraid to try a new class, everyone has been a beginner at one point!  You already have shown that you are committed by showing up, now it is time to focus on the small changes that will help you see big results.  Make it your goal for the…

What a Weekend

Stamford Stair Climb Cat set out a challenge to the Training Floor Nation to raise awareness for lung disease and to practice fitness in a different way.   On Saturday, the Training Floor team came in 3rd place out of 22 teams at the Climb of your Life event held at the Trump Parc.  The Training…

Thursday’s New And Improved Cardio Boxing Circuit!

A few months ago instructor Anthony Brye came to me with an idea of changing up his class structor. He wanted to get more than just a boxing routine for clients . Tony wanted to focus on problem areas while keeping up a high level energy class. This is what he came up with last…

Our 1st place winner!

Congratulations George on your first place in the Halloween costume party Saturday night? $1000

Client of the month John Saer

John Saer How has you trainer benefitted your life/ health? George  has made my strength greatly improved especially upper body and core. I have no more back problems. Also, overall focus on conditioning has also translated into better eating habits. What were your initial goals and how’s training gotten you progressing toward them? . Initial…

Trainers train too!

Clients often ask us when do you find time to workout? I have to be honest for me it is extremely tough to run a business, train clients and still find the motivation to train myself. As trainers we go through slumps too. There has been times where I have been so over whelmed with…

Go Tom Go

Tom Seiler a high school senior at Fairfield Prep trains  with George to pass the West point academy examination. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc6tJJP76Vc]

Cat’s Saturday morning boot camp class!

Every Saturday 7:00am -8:00am Boot Camp [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRSkX87trIw]

The imfamous question, why do you run?

Watch this you-tube video and become inspired! WHY DO YOU RUN? If you don’t, doesn’t this make you want to start? 🙂 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eXqAWjJ_dE&feature=player_embedded#!]

Sneak peak

Still on the editing  table , here is a sneak peak of The Training Floor’s newest company video (Not done yet) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov9qIMg9WAg]

Monday’s Special Boot Camp

I told you guy’s Monday’s boot camp was going to be the best workout ever or your money back! I had 11 of the toughest clients show up to meet my challenge. I think I shocked a few when I broke out my own style of Butts and Guts class. This is what they had…

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” -Walt Disney

CALLING OUT TO THE TTF RUNNERS COMMUNITY! Our next stop on our race adventures is…DISNEY WORLD!!! That’s right! A weekend flight down to Florida, Mickey Mouse, Diva Runners, and TTF history. 🙂 Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 6:00 a.m. Epcot® http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/events/rundisney/princess-half-marathon Check out the website for it, there are options to…

Who’s your motivation?

Who’s your motivation?  These ladies continue to motivate and push each other. Yup, you guessed it they are at it again. Cat, Grainne, and Jenn traveled to Long Island this weekend to participate in the Diva half marathon.  The ladies ran 13.1 miles with about 4,000 ladies. They did an amazing job and proudly represented…

Kate’s Butts and Guts class thursday night’s

One of our newest instructors Kate Scully is teaching a fired up  butts and guts class every Thursday night from 6:30-7:15pm Check out this class. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRo8v4R4GQg]

3 day Seminar Day 1 , 2 and 3

the Video [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMsUDblAKRk] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL4s4CjF6Gc] Day 2 Sono Field House [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93mN6qjuAng] Day 3 Sono Field House [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKF0A9z2QHI]

Training Floor Warriors

Warrior Dash 9/19/2010 Windham, New York Are you a Warrior?  This weekend Cat, Niki and Jenn participated in the Warrior Dash. Cat decided it isn’t enough to talk about pushing your body to the limits, you need to experience it.  These ladies ran 3.25 miles through a series of extreme obstacles such as climbing cargo…

Tough Mudder

Instead of doin your boring same old triathlons try Tough Mudder. Its a seven mile obstacle course, running through a mud swamp, snow pit, and trails carrying logs; shimmying across a lake on a rope; and a navigating underwater tunnels. The finale is racing through a ring of fire. Now thats exciting. Last race 4500…

Try This

50 Jumping- jacks/25 Burpees Reapeat this 4 times. Can you do it???

5 Rules to Lose Just 10 Pounds

5 Rules to Lose Just 10 Pounds Please click here to watch the video of yesterdays show! tell us what you think.

Did you know?…

Here are some tips that promote weight loss on top of your exercise routine and consistent diet that may interest you! Red pepper and cinnamon reduce cravings – go ahead, kick up the flavor of your foods. Add red pepper to your eggs, soups, etc. And don’t forget a sprinkle of cinnamon in your morning oatmeal!…

Trx vs Kettlbell

Trx vs Kettlebell is a class that George and I had thought of months ago but never had the direction to start. Last Friday night I had 11 people from Kettlebell class to try this different workout . this is how it went. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zhkBP4auFY] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jIdXOpbalY] Please let m know if this is a class that…

The Self-Guided Kitchen Raid

  The Self- Guided Kitchen Raid Did you know that your kitchen will make or break your weight loss results? Stocking your kitchen with healthy snacks will keep you on track, but a kitchen filled with unhealthy snacks will derail your weight loss efforts. Go ahead, grab a garbage bag and then head to the…

5 ways to get back into shape

My top 5 secrets to help get you back into shape are: Do extra cardio before or after your workout. Park your car farther away then normal. Control your breathing when exercising ( inhale slow exhale more) Take a tougher class (cardio boxing , strength and agility , kettlebell) on top of your normal workout…

Client of the Month Daniel John Lyons

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddFeX2x0ECw] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuM6Api2YgM] Daniel John Lyons How has you trainer benefitted your life/ health? My major goal for this summer was to lose weight and get on track towards a healthier lifestyle before heading back to school in the fall, and I think my work with Kat and the Training Floor has undoubtedly been the centerpiece…

Eat Smart.

Brain Foods If you think you’re destined to spend your golden years forgetting your kids’ names or wondering why you put the milk in the pantry, we have good news for you. Just like the right diet can prevent heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer, health experts are now finding that certain foods may…

What’s your healthy choices for snacks?

Clients  let us know some of your healthy ideas? What are you snacking on that’s healthy? Please send in your healthy ideas . the  healthiest snack  will win a new boot camp t-shirt

Tandem Sessions with us

Lots of clients at The Training Floor are training with a friend or family member and gaining results. Benefits of Tandem training people are motivated to exercise around friends team work , your more likely to exercise when you feel part of something competition is always good when exercising half the cost Don’t believe me…

Kettlebells?

KETTLEBELL WORKOUT Total Body Toning Drop the dumbbells and burn calories and fat with kettlebells Jen Ator If you’ve eyed the cast-iron kettlebells at your gym and couldn’t imagine a use for them beyond doorstop, keep reading. Researchers found that people who did a 20-minute kettlebell workout torched almost 300 calories—and that’s just for starters.…

Plan Ahead!

Diet will make or break our workout routines; the number one excuse is time! We don’t have enough time to prepare foods between work, kids, school coming, life, and or whatever it maybe. Always be prepared with some healthy snacks on hand in the fridge or freezer to avoid nibbling on foods that do not…

2010 climb

Location: Trump Parc, 1 Broad Street, Stamford, CT 06901 Course: 34 floors/590 stairs in one of Stamford’s tallest buildings Registration: 400 climber limit.  First come; first served.  Online registration deadline is Wednesday, November 3, 2010. Fees: Registration fee $35 (non-transferable and non-refundable) per person Fundraising: $100 fundraising minimum That’s easy; get 10 people to sponsor you for…

The Training Floor in Jamaica

Some clients go on vacation to get away and sit back. Not our client of the month Jen these pictures are of her in Jamaica last week working out with her TRX!

Advanced Kettlebell Class

About 2 years ago I started an advanced Kettlebell class> I had 9 women looking to get better fit , since that time our mission has been accomplished.The class has grown in size but the nucleus is still there. I take my hat off to these women! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT6GCYHBaaQ]

Try something new once a day!

Eggplant Ricotta Rolls: Serves: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Nutrition facts per serving: (3 eggplant rolls, 1/3 cup sauce): 265 calories, 12 g fat (40% of calories), 5 g saturated fat, 26 g carbs, 15 g protein, 10 g fiber, 316 mg calcium, 3 mg iron, 366 mg sodium ((Substitute low-sodium…

Who wants to climb to the top?

It’s that time for our next crazy venture!!! I have registered for the 2010 Trump parc Stair climb! Location: Trump Parc, 1 Broad Street, Stamford, CT 06901                                                                     Course: 34 floors/590 stairs in one of Stamford’s tallest buildings   Registration: 400 climber limit.  First come; first served.  Online registration deadline is Wednesday, November 3, 2010.    …

Bar-B-Q’s

Barbeques are great in the summer. Good people, good fun, good Food. 🙂 If you have a barbeque and you want to keep a healthy diet but don’t want to disappoint your guest with grilled chicken,Vegetables and salad. Here are some ways everyone is Happy. For starters have  out multi grain tortilla chips with salsa…

Why The Training Floor

We wanted to express our passion for The Training Floor and why all of our clients are #1 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS_VT1kK4rQ]

New Training Floor Apparel

Just in and very hot! The Training Floor has new light fit Women tank tops and T-shirts Men and women camouflage Tees Get one now while supplies last!

Client of the month

CLIENT OF THE MONTH Name: Jennifer Gambardella Age: 29 How long have you been training with Ray? 1 year. How has your training benefitted your life? I have been training with Ray for a little over a year and training has benefitted my life in so many ways.  I always “worked out”  but never really…

True Inspiration

The Training Floor wanted to design a video that showed some of our clients doing exercises that they couldn’t do before they came to us. We also wanted to hear their stories about how they came to The Training Floor and how it has impacted their lives. These testimonials are just a few of  the…

Classes on Saturdays and Sundays

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Divas work hard again

SheRox Triathlon Webster, Massachusetts July 25, 2010 Trainer Cat, Grainne, and Jenn completed their first Triathlon this weekend.  These ladies pushed their bodies by training to swim, bike, and run.  Motivated by each other and with some injuries, the ladies did an awesome job of represented The Training Floor.  We are very proud of you!…

Client trains smart

I was teaching a private kettlebell session to Marjorie Mason and asked her why was she interested in kettlebell? Marjorie began to tell me such an incredible story about her journey to The Training Floor , that I had to grab my camera and put this interview on film! Marjorie is one of the many…

Are you training smart?

Thank you guys for clicking on the link. Now in a few words I need to know how are you training smart? If your not training smart tell us why? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO1jzZsyHVY]

Triathlon Divas

The interview with the 3 divas of The Training Floor . [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CST0991m9c8]

Cat, Jenn, Grainne

thanks for  your support The results are in Cat 1 hour 47minutes Grainne 1 hour 46 minutes Jen 1 hour 41 minutes Congratulations Ladies! Go Diva Philadelphia Women’s Triathlon- July 11, 2010 Trainer Cat had an idea to take “out of the box “training to a new level and participate in multiple types of sporting…

Client of the month

Tony Vaccaro How has your trainer benefited your life/ health? The day I called the number on the door I spoke to George, I was at around 260 pds.just laying on my stomach I was having a hard time breathing, low endurance, etc.George understood my situation and started working on me to get me back…

6 am Out door Boot Camp Classes

We have a super summer schedule for you early morning goers. 6:00am classes Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00am class Saturday morning Join in on the fun! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5rdrezNLGY]

“A” game Video

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIe8qlRiHvY] Please pardon the song title let us know what you think about this video?

1/2 Marathon

Jen Halcom Grainne Keogh and Jenn Gambardella participated in the 13.1 mile race Sunday in the humid weather through the hills of Fairfield.  Grainne finished in 1 hr 48 minutes and Jenn finished in 1 hr 56 minutes! Amazing job ladies!

Your looking at a winner

This is Chris Argyropoulos , A teenage phenomenon, His first show and he placed 2nd in each of his class. George Kitmiridis did a wonderful job with this young man. The Training Floor is truly proud of his accomplishments. check out his video (narration by George Kitmiridis) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ng-9aYeiEM]

Chris Argyropoulos

Training for a bodybuilding show I have to say is one of the toughest things I have ever done. It takes a huge amount of time, dedication, sacrifice, and determination. A lot of mental and physical work. Everything has to be precise, diet and workouts. There is no days off. Even if your schedule is…

Just pictures

I would like some feed back from the clients who participated in the 3 day seminar last week. Tell us what you think? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEy-szbAX0g]

Day 1,2,3 Video

So I have to tell you guys, it was the best time I have had in years!!! It was GREAT!!! Hats off to you for the great energy, ideas and execution!!! LOVED IT!!!!  The TF ROCKS!!!!! -Nadene McKenzie-Reid this is how it all started! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQvz6_zYUMM] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdd1I2GOV7w] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrkNKyS0M6k&layer_token=6aa65b1fd5a680be]

Client of the month

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DxUIc2s4u0] Nicole Stenquist I walked into the Training Floor last November after having driven past it a million times as I live right around the corner.  I finally made the decision to make some time for myself and thought a personal trainer was the way to go.  My goal was to commit to something that…

We are working harder and getting better

Over the past week I have watched you all push yourselves harder to achieve higher fitness goals. I am truly proud of all of your performances. Every week I meet with my staff to discuss The Training Floor. This week Cat and George all agreed with me. Clients are working hard , taking the call…

The Big Sale

This week I want to provide everyone with a little special something to help out with your fitness: If you scroll down to the bottom of your newsletter there is a coupon . $25 off on any of our personal training packages or single sessions. Please read details for deadlines at bottom of coupon. I…

calling you to action!!!

Hey everyone! Cat here, just finished my first ever dualthon and I’m feeling better than ever! What an experience, an experience that I got to share with two clients from TTF which made it even better! Jenn Holcomb and I have decided it wasn’t enough! We are registered for the Philadelphia Women’s Triathlon in Philly…

The Big Sale

5 Tandem sessions normally $425 Now $375 Hurry this sale ends Wednesday May 26, 2010

Glastonbury Shamrock Duathlon

On Sunday May 23 Jenn Gambardella  2:00:43 Chris Scola 2:02:55 Cat Heitz 2:03:51 Cat and Jen did their first run in 23 min 40 sec! It seriously was the most exciting event I have done so far! -Jen Gambardella Good job Guys we are proud of all of you!           

Why Choose The Training Floor?

“What’s all the hype about? Isn’t that place just another gym?” “Well that’s not what I’ve heard!…you really should check it out!” What is The Training Floor aside from a private personal training studio? The Training Floor is energy, persistence, encouragement, fun, hard work, laugh, sweat, results, friends, some may say insanity but definitely family.…

How we train

A few weeks ago a client asked all of us at The Training Floor, When do you workout? this is the video of a quick workout by Cat and George. I was going to join in but, Somebody had to hold the camera [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YljdIYTG_1k]

The Big Sale

This is it ! Spring is in the air and we want you ready. Every Newsletter this month I will release a discount on Training Floor workouts! Sale one is: Punch Passes Reg $200 Now $175 Hurry sale ends  this Friday 5/21/10

Fit 4

Please Choose  any 4 of these classes each week for 4 weeks. Mon 6am Boot Camp    6:30pm Strength and Agility Tues 6am Beginner KB   6:00pm Beginner KB  7:00pm Advanced KB Wed 6:30pm TRX  7:30pm Cardio Kickboxing Thurs 6:oopm open KB  6:30pm Cardio Boxing 7:30pm Cardio Boxing Fri 6:00am Fusion Sat 9:00am Cardio Kickboxing or sometimes Boot Camp Sat…

Do you drink tea?

Some people drink tea because they prefer it over coffee, some because they have “heard” it’s healthy for you. For all you tea drinks for whatever reason you do; do you know the benefits of tea? Did you know they vary pending on the tea? Black Tea: Regular black tea consumption is linked to decreased risk…

New Cardio Kickboxing Classes!

Check out Saturday’s new class! Try it this Wednesday [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c5iTeKX0CA] TRX Class  every Wednesday nights 6:30 (limited to 7) The fun and dynamic TRX training workout builds strength,flexibility and endurance while burning calories and strengthening your core. TRX Suspension training harnesses the way your body naturally moves. Regular training on the TRX will improve your…

Tabada Circle

There is a lot of talk about burning more calories during your workout. In advanced Kettlebell we you use a method called Tabada (20sec on 10sec rest) Check out our circle .  Oh we threw out the 10 sec rest in between! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8uQS3ByYd4] what’s your thoughts?

Client of The Month May

Ann Waters             Ann Waters How long have you been training with Ray?  How has your training benefitted your life?  I’ve been training with Ray for two months now and training with him has benefited my life in many ways.   I feel like I’m getting stronger and have a lot…

13.1

More/fitness Half-Marathon Year:  2010 Distance:  13.1 Miles, 21.1 Kilometers Date/Time:  April 25, 2010, 8:00 am Sponsor:  More/fitness Location:  Central Park, NYC Weather:  47 Deg. 90% Hum. Wind 3MPH, Rain. Congrats to everyone who participated, great times and true test with the horid weather we had!! If running is a mental sport, we must be insane 🙂     Last Name  …

limited on time? do you have 20 minutes?

CRAZY 8 60 jumping jacks 20 spiderman pushups 20 lunges 20 spider steps 60 sec wall sit 60 sec plank 10 explosive burpee pushups 50 in total high knees repeat 3x with 30 second rest only after completing all 8 exercises. no rest in between the exercises though. Raise the heart rate, hit the arms, abs, and legs…

Spring is here

Nice weather is here and The Training Floor takes full advantage of the outside. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYlWTBP7lOI]

Advanced Kettlebell Class Goes Hard!

I’m not sure what got into those ladies last night but they worked to a perfection like I’ve never seen!! Don’t listen to me watch this…. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd9VILfZqqM]

What’s our Mission???

Please pick one mission statement you think describes your facility The Training Floor (read all 6 and leave a comment on your choice) #1 The Training Floor is a team of dedicated and passionate fitness professionals who strive to guide people of any age or activity level to a new level of fitness.  But, please don’t…

Same old veggies?

SPICE THINGS UP! We know eating the same old lean meats and greens can get old. So here is a recipe to help liven up those veggies and keep you on track at the same time. Indian Spicy-Sour chickpeas with cauliflower 1 TSP finely grated ginger 3 TSP fresh lemon juice 2 TSP vegetable oil…

Cat’s workout

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Heart to heart with Cat

Heart to heart with Cat Despite your religion and whether you celebrate Easter this time of year; I think we can all agree it’s one of those times when family and friends all come together and cherish one another. I wanted to share a bit of my life with my training floor family community today. For…

Client of the month

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV-we8K0sfM]  Client of the month Christopher Argyropoulos                           My trainerGeorge has benefitted my life in many ways. Mainly he has put me on the right path to a healthy lifestyle but he has also done much more. He has taught me about commitment,…

Easton Road Race April3

Saturday was a great day for a road race and four ladies represented The Training Floor.  Grainne, Darcie, Kelly, and Jenn all had amazing times in the Easton 5K road race.  Congrats to Grainne, for winning 1st place in her division!  We are all proud of them for their wonderful achievements! Grainne 22:37 Darcie 24:34…

Heart to heart with Cat

Despite your religion and whether you celebrate Easter this time of year; I think we can all agree it’s one of those times when family and friends all come together and cherish one another. I wanted to share a bit of my life with my training floor family community today. For me 2010 was not…

Saturday’s Classes are picking up

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Runners Club At The Training Floor

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23uzazbwCDY] Please let us know if you would like to join our runners club. The Training Floor Runners Club Don’t say you can’t, until you try it!  Some love it and some hate it, but running can be an excellent addition to your workout plan. The benefits of running include weight loss, improved cardiovascular health,…

CALLING ALL TTF MEMBERS TO ACTION!

Have you ever signed up for something then said oooooohh what did I get myself into?? 🙂 Well, have you ever thought about doing a duathlon?? I thought… and now I’m in! LET’S DO IT TOGETHER! Shamrock Duathlon : Run 3.1 miles, Bike 17.4 miles, Run 3.1 miles Date Sunday, May 23, 2010 @ 7:30…

TIMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Great work this weekend ladies! 111    Grainne Keogh           Stamford  CT          32:02    8:01/M 250    Cat Heitz               Stamford  CT          37:08    9:17/M 265    Eamir O’ Neill          Stamford  CT          37:34    9:24/M 300    Darcie Tymon            Southport  CT        38:53    9:43/M             301    Kelly Kennedy           Sandy Hook  CT         38:53    9:43/M   302    Marci Rothman           Stamford  CT           38:55    9:44/M 313    Stephanie Argyropoulos  Stamford  CT         39:40    9:55/M…

A Racing Weekend

The Training Floor put it’s best foot forward this weekend as a display of stars ran  a Road race , NYC Half Marathon and Rome Marathon!    

NCAA Mens Brackets

  GET YOUR BRACKET TODAY! $20 TO ENTER!!! DUE BY THURS 3/18 SCORING: ROUND POINTS 1 FIRST ROUND 1 POINT FOR EACH CORRECT SELECTION 2 SECOND ROUND 2 POINTS FOR EACH CORRECT SELECTION 3 REGIONAL SEMIFINALS 4 POINTS FOR EACH CORRECT SELECTION 4 REGIONAL FINALS 8 POINTS FOR EACH CORRECT SELECTION 5 FINAL FOUR 16…

DO YOU HAVE POWER?!

Stay warm by doing calisthenics! jumping jacks, jog, even burpees or better yet come on in and take a class! We have heat and some exciting new classes going on at TTF. not to mention it’s that MARCH MADNESS TIME! Come on down and get your brackets!

TRX Class

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcfwJMUnONo] Tell us what you think?

TRX Classes

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Download NCAA Brackets for contest

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Lets wrap it up!

To close things out I would like to give to all of you the weekend Remix Please leave a comment [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlGU78FELJk]

Time to shop?

Do you know when it’s time to get new sneakers? A good marker for a runner is to replace your shoes every 350-550 miles. (this number may range pending on running surface, person’s bodyweight, and their running style) However many do not keep track of their mileage–one of the biggest things is to listen to your…

Let us Help Answers

Q.What’s a good form of cardio to do in the morning if you can’t leave your house and don’t own a treadmill? A. You can do many things. you don’t need machines. If you have a jump rope, you can use that. Jumping jacks, burpees, mountain climbers, jog in place, toe taps on a step; any…

TRX class this wednesday

We are finally excited to present The Training Floor’s first TRX class this Wednesday.  George will be teaching the 6:30 -7:30pm class. This is a class that is designed to give people of all fitness levels a total body workout. The TRX class is limited to 7 people . You must email George at G.kit@thetrainingfloor.org on Mondays to…

Day 3-4 fit body seminar

Day 3-4 with some 1 and 2 tell us what you think? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZncRMHjRlxQ]

Day 2

Day 2 of the fit body seminar was kettlebells and boot camp! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye-sLQBlT-s]

4 day seminar wrap up

Thank you all!

Fit Body Seminar Day 1

Day 1 was most exciting! We packed the Training Floor 21 strong for  Cardio Pump vs Strenght and Agility! Great Job !  We are all proud of you. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoAKkxCfon0] Let us know what you think?

March Client of The Month

Lauryn Belgrove How has you trainer benefited your life/ health?  My trainer has motivated me to keep going each day.  I went from not having any physical activity in my life to working out at least 3x/week.  The motivating text messages my trainer sends me during the week help keep my on track.  Having a…

Do you lick the plate clean?

Do you… RUSH THROUGH YOUR MEALS? Try this: pace yourself, try to relax, count your chews! EATING WHILE YOUR SORTING MAIL AND ONLINE SHOPPING? Try this: focus on your meal, and measure your foods upfront rather than eating whatever you can find EATING WHEN YOUR STRESSED OUT OR BORED?? Try this: only eat when you are…

We do some crazy exercises!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7TcuB_XRgI] what you think?

Let Us Help

It’s that time ladies and gentlemen. Ask away. If you hav any questions on health, fitness or exercises let us help. Remember. The first 10 questions will be answered next thursday March 4th. So don’t wait. Ask and we shall tell. The Training Floor, Its All About You!

Weather- make or break you?

We’re all going a little stir crazy this time of year, but bad weather makes it even worse. I’m curious is the cold de-motivating you? When the sun is shining and the weather is right isn’t it true that you would ride a bike, go for a hike, or even be more inclined to go…

Balance exercise???

Pain caused by sprained ankles, and a variety of other injuries common to active people, often have nothing to do with strength. They often have little to do with flexibility. And rarely do they have anything to do with endurance. More often than not, sprains and strains have to do with balance. Balance training or…

Spring is Near…..

It’s that time of year where the weather will start to clear up, the flowers will start to bloom and your spring break vacations are being booked! Now is the time to get back on track and get ready for the spring season! Why not get a jump start! Now is the time where your body…

Let it snow let it snow let it snow!

BUILD A SNOWMAN! SHOVEL THE DRIVEWAY! BUILD AN IGLOO! HAVE A SNOWBALL FIGHT! MAKE SNOW ANGELS! GO SLEDDING! WHAT GREAT WAYS TO NOT ONLY HAVE FAMILY BONDING AND A GREAT TIME WITH FRIENDS BUT BURN SOME SERIOUS CALORIES!!! Hope you are all safe and at home in this winter wonderland! See you when the plows…

Where we go part 4

Hope street pizza has the best Greek chicken salad! My favorite place to eat all week long. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op9lbnhV-s8]

Answers from Last weeks “Let us Help”

Q: How do you know when its REALLY time to have a cheat meal in a diet? A: First, we should all eat generally healthy and have a well balanced diet. This could vary depending on the person. For example: how fast their metabolism is, age, activity levels, and goals.           If your exercise and…

Make it “healthy” or JUST EAT IT!?

This past week many clients have come in and said, “It’s nice to know you guys have lives outside of this place; actually go out and eat!” Although Match and or Lolita’s maynot have been the first resturant you would have picked for us to eat at what about you? Where and what do you…

Client of the Month

       Niki Barbadimos    How has your trainer benefited your life/health?  Cat Heitz is one of a kind!  Cat has made me believe in myself and pushed me to do exercises that I never thought possible. She is the ultimate motivator!! Before coming to The Training Floor, fitness and a healthy lifestyle were…

Where we eat

George Kitmiridis has picked one of his favorite restaurants that he likes to eat at. Lolitas : [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc9vou0zxaE]

Let Us Help

  Let us help you with your Health and Fitness. The Training Floor wants to help all of you out there who have any questions. We will be taking any questions you may have on health and fitness this week and by next thursday, Feb 4th, will come back with an answer for the first 10…

Parents Cut Kids’ Calories When Menus are Labeled

Have you read this article??  When restaurant menus list calories, parents will limit how much fast food their kids eat, a new report suggests. But parents don’t restrict their own energy intake, according to the report, which joins a growing body of work on the effects of menu labeling. For the study, researchers randomly assigned…

What we do outside the gym

This is a 5 part segment on where your trainer goes when they are not training you! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y34va8Hu2Ck] Champions of The Training Floor who have completed The Challenge: Darcie Tymon Amy Scatitory Jennifer Holcomb Jimmy Q Chris George Kitmiridis(trainer) Cat Heitz (trainer) Ray Boyd (owner) I just picked up the entire stack and ran back with…

Boost your Sex Life with Exercise

                 Study showed that men and women in the same age group that exercise 3-4 times per week are more sexualy active and even desire it more then those who dont. this could be because of self appearance, increase in confidence, or physiological reasons like better circulation and blood flow.  Strength and Cardio                   Strength…

The Training Floor Challenge

Recently trainer Leighton Edwards was bringing his clients through a vigorous workout. Leighton had his client take a stack of risers and run across the floor and stack them some where else. I was amazed at the level of cardio his clients were reaching. I incorporated this exercise into a station in one of my workouts with some advanced clients and…

A new class style at a new time

This morning for the first time I took cardio kickboxing class with Tony Brye.  Everyone has been trying to convince me to take this class for over a year but I was very resistant because it was something new.  Now after the class I must say I thoroughly enjoyed myself, got a GREAT workout and…

A subject for the female audiences

Many times as a trainer I have been asked how and if exercise affect your menstruation? We all already know that working out regularly affects your body in positive ways; it keeps your body healthy, your muscles strong and flexible and even lets you have a better night sleep. What happens when once a month…

What’s your fitness goals for 2010?

Please leave a comment about your fitness goals for 2010?

Why Kettlebells?

Why train with a Kettlebell? The Kettlebell is the perfect tool for rapid gains in functional strength, power, endurance, speed, agility, dynamic flexibility, fat loss, lean muscle building and mental focus. In short, Kettlebell training is the ultimate form of exercise. Who trains with Kettlebells? Just to name a few: Let Bron James, US Special Forces,…

Exercise of the week

This week’s exercise comes from Trainer George Kitmiridis The Pace Maker 2 push ups 4 spiderman walks 2 burpee’s Here to prove this exercise is our very own Training Floor Diva Darcie Tymon Please Leave A Comment: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXvun7nfTb4]  

Does your child play video games?

When most adults think about exercise, they imagine working out in the gym on a treadmill or lifting weights. But for kids, exercise means playing and being physically active. Kids exercise when they have gym class at school, soccer practice, or dance class. They’re also exercising when they’re at recess, riding bikes, or playing tag.…

Jump Start your Goals

                Jumping rope is benificial in many ways. It a high intensety, high impact cardio. It is  great to help shed those last few pounds you have been having trouble with. You should try it. You can buy a jump rope online or at any gym equipment store near you. If you have never jumped…

Are you tired?

Top 10 tips to beat fatigue Essential advice on how to avoid tiredness How do you beat fatigue? We’ve all been there: those days when you wake up shattered, can barely drag yourself into work, and then struggle to keep your head off the desk. More often than not this is because you had a…

Client Of The Month

Brenda De Gruttolla Brenda has been taking beginner kettlebell and personal training for about 4 months. She has shown huge results as her body has began to transform. Brenda originally started taking classes and wanted to try something different. I  got her into 1/2 hour kettlebell training 4 months ago since then she is taking beginner kettlebell classes twice…

2010 ARE YOU READY?!?!?!

2009 was a phenomenal year in which many of you made some HUGE transformations and reached GOALS you hadn’t even imagined. Let’s stay with that mindset and make 2010 the next best thing. What’s going to drive you to keep pushing forward this year? What’s your new year’s resolution? How do you plan to follow…

In the works!

We will be adding another 2,500 square ft from next door for our new class studio Unlimited classes coming soon! Opening by Feb 1, 2010

Day 3 Diva’s Boot Camp

Day 3 was a different style of workout for our divas. The class was taught by our newest trainer Leighton Edwards. Leighton comes to us from New York Sports club and has a bodybuilding background. Leighton Edwards is now available for one on one or tandem training sessions at The Training Floor Check out his…

Day 2 Diva’s Boot Camp

Day 2 was an unbelieveble step up from day1. The team actually worked harder and did something we could never imagine in December. Watch this! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D5Jm_cAiUU] Tell me what you think?

Day 1 Diva’s Boot Camp

About 2 weeks ago I sent out a personal email to some of my most dedicated clients at The Training Floor to see if they were interested in a Holiday Fit Boot Camp? The workout consists of 5 straight days of working out. Fri-Wed 6am . This is who showed up! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr3FsKx5LY0]

Falalalala la la laaaaaaaaa

Recently the christmas music is playing and our minds are wandering elsewhere. Often times our motivation comes from a beat or a certain song we listen to while training. Do you have a favorite workout song? What is it? Perhaps we can play it for you during your session! (I will take a guess it…

The Winners Are

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrG8y0-DMwc] congratulations, please come to The Training Floor and collect your gifts

Mom and Daughter work out together

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New Gift Cards Are In

Now clients can purchase sessions or classes for friends and family with our brand new Training Floor Gift Cards. The perfect gift for the holiday season, give to someone special or have a family member or friend purchase a gift card for you.

New Years Resolution

  Ah yes. New Years is right around the corner. That usually means that most of us are thinking or all ready thought of our New Years Resolution. Well why wait? Lets get it started now. Dont leave it for the new year. If you are really serious about  your resolution your gonna do it…

RELAXATION 101

This time of year is CRAZY to say the least. Hopefully you all read the newsletter on Sunday and have focused in one a goal- for yourself, your family, your kids. Whatever your reason for the season is to keep working out! Sit back, make a fire, sit with loved ones and enjoy the holiday…

Leighton Edwards

Monday night Leighton Edwards will be teaching a class . 6:30-7:30pm [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfIjq5nb5D0]

It’s all about you!

thank you for being the best of the best! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFVVb8wOeLw]

Do you hibernate during winter?

What happens to your workouts when it’s cold outside? They chill. I enjoy the same outdoor activities They move inside- its too cold out there for me They need help! I have trouble staying on track in the colder, darker months They refresh. I ski, snowboard, and try other winter sports Nothing. I always work…

Client of the month Carol Luscz

Carol Luscz How long have you been training with George? April 09   How has training benefitted your life/health? I have more energy and confidence. I feel happier and healthier. What were your initial goals and how’s training gotten you progressing toward them?  I am getting ready for my niece’s wedding in M