Skip The Grand Gesture: The Best Way To Get Your Partner's Heart Pumping

Skip The Grand Gesture: The Best Way To Get Your Partner's Heart Pumping

On the 14th of February every year, people across the country exchange flowers, cards, or make grand romantic gestures involving running through airports with oversized stuff bears. Why go through all that hassle when you can simply crush some heart pounding exercises, torch a bunch calories, and release those feel good endorphins to set the mood.

We’ve put together a few of our favorite exercises that you can do with your partner, friend, roommate, or Seamless delivery guy. right at home. We recommend working through the routine of 3 sets of 10 reps.

What We Are Reading Between Sets

What We Are Reading Between Sets

As professionals in the fitness industry, we love to stay current with the happenings in the industry. We wanted to share with you some of the articles and books that TS team has been reading lately. As part of our dedication to continuing education, we select books together to foster conversation and discussion. We actually include related readings as part of our Monday Meetings! Let us know if you have any recommendations; we are always looking to learn something new.

Coach Rachel Busts 3 Misconceptions about Strength Training for Women

Coach Rachel Busts 3 Misconceptions about Strength Training for Women

With the New Year, lots of women are heading to the gym to start 2019 off healthy. With so many fitness options, it leaves many just walking on the treadmill or just doing cardio based classes because they are unsure about what weight training may do to their body.

TS Fitness Coach Rachel shares her perspective on clearing up three of the most common misconceptions about strength training for women. Though we hear many of these concerns from women, most principals also apply to men!

Five Fitness Trends (Not Fads) We’re Excited About in 2019

Five Fitness Trends (Not Fads) We’re Excited About in 2019

At TS, we pride ourselves on staying on top of what is happening in the industry, whether it is putting new proven methods into action with our own twist or learning from the best in the business by attending conferences with our peers, We searched our favorite fitness industry publications, influencers, and fitness organizations for this year’s trends. These are are the trends that we are most excited about!

Having a Plan is Half the Battle

Having a Plan is Half the Battle

Welcome to 2019! As begin another year, we have the momentum and enthusiasm to make positive changes in our lives. Though buying a new calendar may signal this chance annual we also are lucky to be able to decide to make these changes each and every day.

Each day you can wake up and decide what you want to accomplish. It can seem like a daunting task at first--where to start? We recommend creating a specific goal and a detailed plan to get you there. What is your goal for 2019 regarding health and fitness and how are you going to seize this opportunity to begin anew?

Four Ways Tech Can Help You Train: Changing the Game at TS

Four Ways Tech Can Help You Train: Changing the Game at TS

Though plenty has been written on how technology can be detrimental to many aspects of your life, leveraging the right types of digital resources can support your fitness goals. At TS, we like to use tech to supplement the skills of our well-trained coaches.

We've developed an app that you can use to stay fit when you are away from TS Fitness. We even offer remote training through Skype! Continue reading to learn more about how tech can improve your training.

We Got Your Back

We Got Your Back

Back pain can ruin any workout and protecting your back may not be on the top of your mind during a workout session. Most exercises incorporate the collection of about 140 muscles that make up your back even if the movement is not directly targeting it. By including a few simple exercises into your normal routine, you can help protect your back from potential injury.

Balanced Habits: Success Stories

Balanced Habits: Success Stories

TS teamed up with Balanced Habits, a leading nutrition coaching program, to launch a Fall Nutrition Challenge. Our group of 22 Kickstarters recently completed the 28 day program so we’re really excited to share the results and experiences of our program participants!

We offered the program because we knew that our clients put in the work at the gym but improper nutrition was holding some back from seeing the results that they wanted. Our goal was to create a program that would instill sustainable eating habits to help our clients for years, not just for the 28 days of the program. As a group, the TS team lost over 136 pounds!

The Best Way to Recover From A New Routine

The Best Way to Recover From A New Routine

Proper recovery, especially after exercise that you aren’t used to, will keep your body ready for the next workout and not sore AF. Many of our Group Personal Training (GPT) clients ask us about what to do after their first session to avoid soreness and take care of their body.

Tips to Stay Healthy as the Seasons Change

Tips to Stay Healthy as the Seasons Change

As the weather starts to change, many of our clients start to getting sick. Since we like our classes full and our community healthy, we wanted to share a few of our favorite tips for avoiding the flu and other seasonal colds.  

Doctors recommend that the best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot but good health habits can stop the spread of germs and keep you healthy.

The 5 Skills Needed to Crush an Obstacle Course Race

The 5 Skills Needed to Crush an Obstacle Course Race

Obstacle courses have become increasingly popular over the past few years as they are great way to challenge yourself and work together with a group of friends for a common goal. In October, members of the TS community will be running the Tri State New Jersey Spartan Sprint. Sprints are usually about 3-4 miles with least 15 different obstacles. Since the course map is not released beforehand, there is little way of knowing what you could expect on race day so you will have to be prepared to face anything!

So how do you train for such a race? Typically obstacles will test your upper body and grip strength, crawling ability, hill running capacity, overall endurance, and teamwork skills.