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‘Barefoot in Argentina’

Q. & A. with Frank Hughes As the February blues descend on New York in the form of icy streets and grey, trash-strewn sludge, Frank Hughes takes a uniquely holistic approach to helping his clients get through it, in one … Continue reading

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Big or Boutique?

3 Way to Elevate Your Experience in the Gym Pop quiz! Pounding music, bright lights, acres of flesh, banks of mirrors. Quick, where are you? a. Party, b. Nightclub. c. Gym. If you guessed c., you’ve likely had the mega-gym … Continue reading

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Can you combine yoga with strength training?

We’re frequently asked by clients whether they can combine yoga with strength training. This week we get the scoop from Transform’s Christopher Arcudi, a yoga teacher and strength trainer who does just that. How did you arrive at teaching yoga … 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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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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‘Seasons Feedings’

Thanksgiving is the unofficial kick-off of the feeding season. Not surprisingly it comes towards the end of the year when, let’s face it, we’re all feeling pretty worn out with elections, economies and world calamities and are eagerly looking for an excuse … 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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Even Trainers Get Lonely

Did you catch the recent New York Times article about the 7-Minute Workout? It’s a great idea for when you’re stuck on your own in a confined space, but like some other heart rate-elevating activities (that we’re too polite to … Continue reading

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The Tortoise and the Hare

Imagine if in our small but determined brains as babies we spent only a few hours trying to walk upright before giving up and calling it a day? This thought came to me recently when I had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Transform Special Offer + New Blog

Welcome to the all new, revamped, super-inspiring, Transform Fitness NYC blog! Every Thursday we’ll be helping you jump-start your day with bite-sized tips on health and exercise, spilling all our secrets from healthy eating, how to rev up your metabolism, … Continue reading

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