09May

Week 6: Middle-Aged Personal Training at Encore Fitness NY and a Giveaway

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If you've been following my mid-life crisis fitness blog posts, you may have noticed a lull. I wasn't avoiding my routine, but trips do seem to knock me off my momentum a bit. However, since my weight gain from week 4, I've been more determined than ever to keep everything I'm learning at Encore Fitness NY up, particularly while traveling. I've also managed to challenge myself to a few new forms of exercise to keep my body moving and my keen interest up. So, when I walked into Encore the other day for my sixth session with Robert, I felt confident and Read More

22Apr

Week 5: Middle-Aged Personal Training at Encore Fitness

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Last time I wrote I was disappointed in my progress with my work-outs, as I gained a bit of weight (not the direction I was looking for) but I knew my lack of moving upward was my own fault. I had a million excuses in that post - lack of time, excessive matzo eating (for real!), falling off my routine. My trainer gave me simple tips, all of which I outlined in my post. I was determined to take the plunge and follow his commands tracking my food, doing more cardio, trying different forms of exercise and more. You can read my laundry list here. And Read More

10Apr

Week 4: Middle-Aged Personal Training at Encore Fitness

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"Are you sure you want to know?" These seven words started off my forth training session at Encore Fitness NY this week. After a two-week hiatus, imposed upon me by the kids' spring break and then Passover, I had finally been able to return to my regular routine and to my weekly sessions with Robert. I was eager to get back on track. While I had been off schedule over the two week period, I had attempted to engage myself in deeper work-out sessions. I started taking short runs, planking when I had time during the day, and really pushing myself at the Read More

27Mar

Week 3: Middle-Aged Personal Training at Encore Fitness

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This week I had my 3rd training session with Robert Lankard, one of the two founders at Encore Fitness. It may have been session #3, but I have to admit it was the first time I actually felt pain the next day. It was also the first time I actually felt like the work outs were starting to have an effect. As soon as I left Encore, I felt sensation in my legs walking up steps in the subway. I took that as a good sign. As the days have come and gone since my work-out, I have felt more compelled to work-out, and that in its own rite is an achievement. For Read More