Fitness Blog

Boot Camp Recap

By David Lyman / July 19, 2018
Boot Camp 2018 Recap

Thanks to everyone who was a part of Boot Camp in the Park 2018! SO MUCH FUN to train groups of friends and families! Are you missing it already? Then why not grab a friend or two (or three, or four…) and split the cost of a group session with me? Book today, and keep…

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Fit Feels Good!

By David Lyman / July 6, 2018
if people could test-drive a fit body for five minutes, they would be motivated to get fit tomorrow

Moving a healthy body is like driving a luxury car— it just FEELS good! Ready to upgrade your body? A personal trainer can help you tackle those aching joints, that crick in your neck, the panting and sweating as you climb stairs, or your body’s unique issues!* Life is short; why not enjoy a comfy…

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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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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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