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The first thought that typically pops into someone’s head who has decided to get into shape is, “What gym should I join?” After all, if you’re going to try to get into shape, why not go somewhere where there’s an environment for you to succeed. Equipment, classes, music and more can make your workout more successful than going about it at home in your living room. But how do you know if you should join a gym or a personal training studio? What’s the difference? Is there a difference? A gym, or

One of the reasons many trainers decide to switch to group personal training from one on one personal training is to make more money per hour. The logic is that it may be easier to get 10 people to pay $15 than it is to get one person to pay $150 per hour. If group personal training is still “personal” and the trainer works with each individual based on their personal goals, it seems logical that since they have up to 4 to 5 times the number of clients of

When searching for a personal trainer to work with, there are many different qualities and traits that can separate the good from the bad. The difference between a good trainer and a bad trainer can be the difference between safely seeing results, and risking injury while struggling through a plateau. Here are just some of the traits and qualities we feel are important when hiring a personal trainer. EDUCATION Like any other profession, education is extremely important in evaluating the effectiveness of your trainer. While most personal trainers only possess a certification,

If you’re in the market for a personal trainer in Philadelphia — or a Pilates instructor, or any type of fitness class of any sort — you’ve probably wondered how many times per week you should attend. The answer may not be as short as you would like. There are many factors that go into making such an important decision about this investment in your health. Budget The first and most obvious factor in deciding how many times per week to train would be your budget. By looking closely at your expenses,

Everyday choices are important – it’s the small things we do daily that can lead to large changes to our health because they are repeated over and over for a long period of time. To illustrate this, suppose we have to women, Lucy and Molly, who are identical twins and have the exact same body weight and composition. In order to maintain the same body weight they need to consume 1800 calories per day so let’s also assume that they eat identical meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lucy starts her

Online Personal TrainingThe invention of the internet has made so many services easier and better for the consumer: online banking instead of having to go to the bank and writing email instead of written letters are just two ways the internet has improved services that already existed. These online services save you time, money, and they can save the businesses themselves time and money. However, there are some online services that just aren’t as good as the real thing. One such service in the fitness industry is online personal training.

The Summit Fitness Studio is opening a brand new personal training studio at 1429 Walnut Street in Center City, Philadelphia, just blocks away from Rittenhouse Square. The 2200 square foot studio will have top of the line equipment that many personal training studios and even some gyms in Philadelphia do not have. It will also have plenty of open space for group training and a full bathroom with shower for clients on the go. But what really sets The Summit Fitness Studio apart from the other personal training studios and gyms in

Everywhere you go, you hear people chattering about working out and staying fit. I hear it all the time: in the grocery store, in the gym, on the sidewalks, everywhere. It never fails that I hear one person give the other person they’re with a piece of advice that’s just not true and sometimes flat out dangerous. This scares me to death because I know fitness “knowledge” spreads faster than a juicy rumor in a high school hallway. Let me give you an example of how fast it can spread. When

Everyone has days when they don’t feel like working out. We could all use a little more motivation to get going and get on with our workouts which is why we’re listing the top 13 reasons to exercise.  Use this list to motivate you when you’re having one of those days you just don’t feel like working out. 1. To Prevent Disease There are countless studies showing how exercise can prevent any disease you can think of.  Health disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes are just a few that are prevented through exercise. 2. To Look

As personal trainers in Philadelphia, we’ve heard some of the worst excuses for people not being able to work out.  Excuses are often used to justify failure.  The fact is, if you really want to do something, you do it, there are no excuses.  So, if you’re serious about getting in shape, you need to stop making excuses now.  In this post, we’re going to give you the top excuses for not working out and how you can beat them. Excuse #1: “I don’t have time to work out.”  How many hours per week