Weekend Workout April 2017

The weather is going to be great this weekend. ?Try this outdoor workout!


?Push ups x 20 reps (Elevated or Standard)

?Speed Squats or Jump Squats x 20 reps

Jump Rope or Jumping Jacks x 200 reps

?Mountain Climbers x 20 reps

?Reverse Lunges (grab a rock if you need more weight) x 20 reps total

Sprint or Fast Walk 200 yards

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Weekend Workout

Weekend Workout

Happy Weekend, Warriors!

Here is a full body routine strength training circuit with aerobic and anaerobic conditioning all in one workout. ?Enjoy!


Circuit 1:

  • See-Saw DB Press ? ? ? ? ?x 10 each

  • Goblet Reverse Lunge ? ? x 10 each

  • Single Arm Farmer Carry x 20 yards each arm

  • Run/ Walk ?.25 mile


Circuit 2:

  • 1 Arm DB Row ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?x 10 each

  • Kettlebell Deadlift ? ? ? ? ? ?x 10


  • Around the Worlds ? ? ? ? ?x 10 each

  • Row ? ? 250 meters


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2017 Best of The Best Personal Trainer

Advantage Personal Training Named Best Personal Trainer for Third Consecutive Year

Advantage Personal Training, with facilities in Mystic and Niantic, was named Best Personal Trainer for the third consecutive year in The Day?s annual Best Of Readers? Choice Awards. APT has won every year since the contest began in 2015. More than 10,000 Day readers cast their votes.

?We are thrilled to once again be named Best Personal Trainers,? said Greg Drab, co-owner of Advantage Personal Training. ?Our motto here is that we are the best part of our clients? day, and this award again shows to us that we are living our motto.?

?We are constantly working to make our facilities and our trainers the best they can be,? said Calvin McCoy, co-owner of APT. McCoy noted that the Niantic gym recently moved to an expanded location at 6 Liberty Way in order to be able to provide even more services and equipment to clients.

?We want to thank all our clients, past, present and future, who support us and appreciate what we do,? McCoy said. ?If you haven?t been to Advantage, or if you haven?t been in a while, please come in and see us – we would love to show you around!?

Drab added, ?We currently have a 15-day Jump Start Program that is perfect for someone who wants to give the gym a test drive. You can find details on our website.?


man stretching

4 Ways to Get More Flexible

You eat the right foods, drink the right drinks, and exercise regularly. In other words, you?re strong and healthy. There is only one hole in your overall good health. You?re as flexible as a piece of plywood. But there?s good news! You don?t have to stay inflexible your entire life. With the right steps, you can improve your flexibility, which will make life that much better.

Ready to get started building a more flexible you? Here?s how.

Roll Before

For many years, it was common practice to stretch before working out. In recent years, folks have ditched that advice for something better: lightly performing whatever you plan to do. Going to run? Walk and then jog before getting into a run. For those who want to take their routines to the stretchy limit, it?s time to use a foam roller.

With a foam roller, you work to gently stretch your muscles before working them out, and better yet, you stretch them out safely. Essentially a massage for your muscles, foam rolling helps your muscles relax and stretch. This, in turn, allows your entire muscle to be worked out in the gym afterward and prevents an already tight muscle from growing tighter through your exercise routine. Once you knock out a little foam rolling, the time is right for a round of body-weight exercises or light activity before going full force.

Go All the Way

As you exercise, you can help your flexibility by working throughout your entire range of motion. Initially, you may have a harder time squatting your full range of motion, but sticking with it will allow your muscles to work all the way and will lead to their being more flexible.

To get to where you can squat or perform other exercises as deep as your body allows, you will probably want to reduce the amount of weight you use. As your body grows accustomed to going through a fuller range of motion, you can increase the weight and enjoy improved flexibility.

Stretch Afterwards

Your routine winds down, and your muscles feel tight and want to stay that way. Folks who are new to working out often enjoy the feeling. It lets them know their body has worked hard, and so they allow the tightness to remain as they leave the gym and return to their daily routines.

However, this is when your stretches become most important. By taking 10 minutes to slowly stretch, you can take a huge step toward your overall flexibility. A good post-workout stretch will focus on the areas worked during your routine, but will provide a little stretching for the entire body. You can also finish your stretching with more foam rolling if you have time, as this will help further your flexibility goals.

Take It Slow

When stretching for increased flexibility, you may be tempted to push it as far as you can. But don?t give in. Instead, you should relax and take the slow and easy-going path to flexibility. Going too far too fast will actually have the opposite result that you want, as your body will have to repair itself from small injuries that occur from stretching and won?t want to stretch further in the future. Instead, take your time and allow your body to ease into stretches.

Feel an uncomfortable burning sensation that actually hurts? That is not your body?s way of thanking you. Back off and stretch to the point of slight discomfort. Accept that you can?t increase your flexibility overnight, and you will make better headway than beating your muscles into flexible submission.

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Turkey Meatloaf

Bethany’s Terrific Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf with Shredded Veggies:
A healthy twist on a home style meal!

1 pound Lean Ground Turkey
1 white Onion
1 Cup Shredded Carrot
1 Cup Shredded Zucchini
1/4 Cup Parsley
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2cup Organic Tomato Paste (you can also use Organic Ketchup)
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons Sriracha

1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2 Chop onion and garlic into fry pan with olive oil-cook until translucent
3 Add Shredded carrot and zucchini into fry pan with
4 Place ground turkey in large mixing bowl- add vegetable mix and remaining ingredients (expect tomato paste and Sriracha
5 Mix together using your hands until well combined
6 Place ground turkey mixture onto a baking sheet and form into a loaf shape, or place into a loaf pan.
7 Spread tomato on top of the loaf and cover with aluminum foil.
8 Bake for 30 minutes, or until meatloaf is cooked through and is no longer pink.
9 Remove cover and spread remaining tomato and Sriracha on top.
10 Cook for 5-10 more minutes
11 Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing to serve.
12 Enjoy!

Optional sides:
Saut?ed Green Beans, Snow Peas or Snap Peas with spray olive oil

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