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Combat the iHunch

By David Lyman / June 19, 2018
combat the phone hunch

Did you know prolonged “phone reading posture” can cause neck pain, shoulder pain, a hunched silhouette, ill-fitting clothes, and even unexplained headaches? 

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Shoulder Savers

By David Lyman / June 14, 2018
exercises to prevent shoulder injuries

Lifting heavy? Then you BETTER be protecting those shoulders!

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Boot Camp 2018

By David Lyman / April 17, 2018
Boot Camp 2018

Progressive Gym’s third annual boot camp in the park returns this May and June! Join us for a FREE five-week, drop-in series that will develop your

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Mini Moments That Add Up

By David Lyman / April 5, 2018
Teach a man to squat...

Sorry, weekend warriors, but to lead a truly healthy life, you have to integrate fitness into your routine EVERY SINGLE DAY. No amount of working out on Saturday and Sunday can make up for a sedentary lifestyle, with poor posture and ergonomics, lived Monday through Friday.  That’s the bad news. The good news is: Integrating…

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Why Personal Training?

By David Lyman / March 15, 2018

“Do I really need a trainer? Can’t I just use this free app or video?” If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, you’re not alone. Many people wonder whether personal training will be worth it. While working out with videos and fitness apps can be great supplements to your gym regimen, they are NOT a…

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The Dreaded Plateau

By David Lyman / October 13, 2017
help for fitness plateaus

Two workout errors I see all too often: 1) hitting a plateau and 2) its opposite, changing too frequently. Training the same way for over 6 weeks will lead to a plateau in your progress. For example, one of my clients came to me frustrated. She used to load up her weight machines as high…

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Explosive Power

By David Lyman / September 13, 2017
Explosive Pulling Power preview

Gotta love the explosive power phase of training! 

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Cardio w/o Equipment

By David Lyman / August 27, 2017
David demonstrates cardio without equipment

I have to laugh whenever a client asks me, “Aren’t we going to do cardio?” If you’re breathing hard and covered in sweat after our session, guess what? You just did cardio! Despite what equipment manufacturers might have you think, you don’t need a treadmill, stationary bike, or elliptical machine to do cardio. All that…

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