People of Fitness Van B

I have a grudging love/hate relationship with fitness training.  Well, more importantly, I had a love/hate relationship with fitness training. I probably spent 50 plus years in the traditional gym environment.  At APT I now get a better workout and build muscle faster then I ever did in those 50 years.  At no extra charge,…

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December 8, 2017

Roasted Winter Veggies

Great side dish for your winter festivities. Bring it to your next holiday party or make a large batch for meal prep for the week. Either way, great way to get in seasonal vegetables! Roasted Winter Veggies (serves 8-10) Ingredients: 2 medium red beets, scrubbed 2 medium yellow beets, scrubbed 2 lb. baby Yukon gold,…

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December 7, 2017

Festive Hummus Recipe

While the red and green speckles give this homemade hummus a jolly look, it’s the taste that makes it unforgettable. This dip makes the perfect party take-along. Serve it up with whole grain pita bread or fresh cut veggie sticks. Here’s what you need: (makes 12 servings) 1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans 1 Tablespoons…

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December 1, 2017

Sweat off the Thanksgiving Stress

Did this Thanksgiving Stress you out?  Well, we have the workout for you to sweat off that stress and decompress for the next holiday. This is a no equipment necessary, do anywhere workout, so hang onto it so you can use it any time you can’t make it into the gym. PERFORM THE FOLLOWING CIRCUIT…

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November 29, 2017

People of Fitness Laura

Having just turned 40, I decided as I was now officially a grown up, that I should do something to ensure my own well-being.  I was never a fitness minded person.  In fact, I was the kid who always skipped gym class.  But after working for over 20 years as a fiber artist and spending…

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October 26, 2017

People of Fitness Sally

I have to admit it’s pretty shocking to me that I will turn 70 years old the first week of October, 2017!  Almost equally shocking is the fact that come January, 2018,  I will be beginning my 18th year here at Advantage Personal Training! I think the best news about this BIG birthday is that…

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October 19, 2017

300 Bodyweight Workout

  Here is a challenging Bodyweight Workout you can do outside this weekend. Complete all 50 Reps before moving to the next exercise. Rest as needed. Warm-up 5-10 minutes Squat Thrusts   Push-ups   Split Squats (50 reps each leg) Inverted Rows Air Squats   Here at APT, we take seriously our commitment to helping…

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October 11, 2017

People of Fitness Dave

In my early 50’s I started to put on weight.  In March 2017, I had moved to Mystic with my wife and we were looking for a life style change. We joined a fitness training facility (Advantage Personal Training) with the hopes that we would have some guidance and structure.  Well, the numbers don’t lie; my…

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October 10, 2017

People of Fitness Scott

I have always been active and somewhat fit, or at least thought so, and exercised sporadically on my own.  Never being satisfied with the results obtained working out at home, I decided to give the Personal Trainer experience a try. I signed up for a 6 month stint to carry me through the winter, identified…

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September 27, 2017

How to do your first Pull-up

Ah the Pull-up.  One of the greatest measurements for upper body strength. The stronger you are relative to your bodyweight, the more pull-ups you are able to do. But what if you feel strong relative to your bodyweight, but can’t do one???? No worries, follow this program below to get to your first Pull up!…

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September 13, 2017