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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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‘I Was Overweight as a Child…’

We sat down for a Q & A with Transform trainer Danny Matos, a graduate of St. John’s University who has been professionally training clients for more than seven years. Certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), Danny also … Continue reading

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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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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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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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New New York City Trainer at Transform Fitness NYC – Ara Gibson

We wanted to let everyone know that we have hired a new trainer for our Midtown East Gym, Transform Fitness NYC. Her name is Ara Gibson and we are thrilled to have her on board. She has been teaching yoga … 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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