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It’s always hard to start a new habit. Learn how to start working out again and get back in the game.   Getting back into the gym after a long time off can be frustrating. Just looking in the mirror and realizing your body isn’t what it used to be can be enough to intimidate you into just staying home. (And if you’re like most people, Covid probably kept you in your sweats and on the couch for the last year.) At Breakthrough Fitness, we’re not as interested in why you stopped as much as

"I thought I was in shape until I started getting in shape." One of my members said this to me not long ago and, as a personal trainer, it really rang true. Sometimes, we don't realize just how out of shape we are. It's only when we stop to ask ourselves, "Am I in shape?" that we are forced to come to terms with the fact that we can't go on a brisk walk without stopping to rest every five minutes. As we enter into a new year, health and fitness are

We’ve all heard the expression, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Well, I’ve got a good question for you: What if it’s true? Wouldn’t that be easy to do—to eat an apple a day? Here’s the problem: It’s also easy not to do. – Jim Rohn When it comes to physical fitness, humans are quintessentially human. We all want a quick fix. We want that magic pill. In short, we want results without having to work for them. The best fitness tips are the simplest ones: eat right and exercise.

What is circuit training? I define circuit training as interval strength training. I also like the term "cardio-strength training", that I first heard from Coach Robert Dos Remedios. A circuit is a sequence of exercises where the athlete (everyone is an athlete) moves from station to station in a predetermined sequence. At each station the athlete will do a certain amount of repetitions or do the exercise for a specific amount of time before moving to the next station. Between stations there can be rest periods or it can be a

This is it. You’ve committed to improving your fitness and health. You’ve started at the gym. You’ve changed the way you eat to include healthier food choices. And you’ve been following the advice and plan your trainer has set for you.  But you’re still not losing weight. If this sounds familiar, now is not the time to give up. Obviously, it's super frustrating when the scale refuses to move, especially when you’re exercising more and you’ve made so many positive changes to your diet. This is a common concern, and one that doesn’t

How to find a personal trainer that is right for you.   Did you know there are roughly 340,000 personal trainers working in the US? That’s a lot of people who could help you reach your goal! But not all of them can do exactly what you want them to do. Knowing how to find a personal trainer is more than just searching for the best trainer in your area.  If you’re looking to hire the best personal trainer, you need to do your due diligence and research. If you’re going to be

Are you (really) ready to hit the gym? Use our workout checklist to make sure. You know that physical activity is important. But do you take it seriously? As a personal trainer, I've seen too many people make the same mistakes on gym day. As a result, they don't get the results they were hoping for and may even give up on their fitness goals altogether. I don't want this to happen to you!  Structured, planned, purposeful training is what will keep your mind sharp and your body strong. Rather than going through your workout on

Want to get better results in less time? Complexes workouts could be the answer. Whether it's work or workouts, we all want to get more done in less time (without sacrificing on quality, of course). And at our Oviedo gym Breakthrough Fitness, one of our favorite ways to do that is through complexes workouts.  What Are Complexes Workouts? Complexes workouts are a group of exercises done consecutively using one piece of equipment. Because you are using the same piece of equipment throughout the workout, the weight you are working with stays the same; only your