Category Archives: Training Principles

Lost Something?

3 Steps to Getting it Back : It happens. How we lose our strength, mobility or flat stomach isn’t complicated. It happens day by day, almost without our noticing. The good news is, the process of (re)discovery is not unlike … Continue reading

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How to Crush Your Goals

    At the start of each New Year, we ask our clients the same question: ‘How would you like to direct your goals in your training?’ Part of this is to do with measurement and the setting up of … Continue reading

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The Year in Transformation

It’s that time again. For some it’s been a challenging twelve months; for others a time of growth or personal achievement. For most, I expect, it’s been a bit of each. This week, as the more fortunate among us begin … Continue reading

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Messages from the Inside (Ankle Strain)

How’s your day going today? If you’ve been sitting down for longer than an hour, get up and move around. If you’re a guy, try a Downward Dog into ten to-the-floor push-ups, or a Downward Dog into three push-ups if … Continue reading

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Mind, Wine, and Enlightenment

A copy of ‘Scientific American’ appeared in the gym recently. The cover story? ‘The Neuroscience of Meditation’. If only I had the time to read it, I thought, as I sped past. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year seem … Continue reading

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Defining Your Strength, or, How to Sit on the Floor

For many years as a trainer I pursued the most efficient means of making clients stronger. The reasons for pursuing strength were abundant in terms of their benefits: a faster metabolism, better muscle tone and definition, increased circulation, improved bone … Continue reading

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‘Turn Your World Upside-Down’

Do you remember learning to walk? Possibly not, yet somehow all of us mastered the technique of supporting our whole body weight through our feet and the narrow area of our ankles – and we’re all so great at it … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Body by Paul Watson, Transform Fitness NYC Founder & Master Trainer, Part VI: Yoga (and a Lot of Hot Air)

Thoughts on the Body Part VI: Yoga (and a Lot of Hot Air) by Paul Watson, Transform Fitness NYC Founder & Master Trainer The muscles of the torso are liable to lose strength and elasticity through disuse atrophy, especially as … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Body by Paul Watson, Transform Fitness NYC Founder & Master Trainer, Part V: Pilates and Proper Breathing

Thoughts on the Body Part V: Pilates and Proper Breathing by Paul Watson, Transform Fitness NYC Founder & Master Trainer I didn’t think Pilates would be all that much of a challenge. But when I actually tried it, I admit … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Body by Paul Watson, Transform Fitness NYC Founder & Master Trainer, Part IV: Balance

Thoughts on the Body Part IV: Balance by Paul Watson, Transform Fitness NYC Founder & Master Trainer I have always admired athletes who can command the full complement of their musculature to bend reality (literally) to whatever they wanted to … Continue reading

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