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How Pilates Can Take Your Workout to the Next Level

​Many of our trainers incorporate the principles of Pilates in their training – and a handful are also certified instructors. We asked one trainer, Tanya, to explain more about the Pilates method. What is Pilates?   Pilates was developed and practiced in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates and his wife Clara.  Joseph believed strength should come from the center of…

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Client Profile: Greg Price & Marjut Huotari

​What started off as a Valentines gift to each other 6.5 years ago has turned into a new – and much healthier – lifestyle for Marjut and Greg. We recently caught up with Greg to give us the low down on his experience with Nielsen Fitness and how it’s changed their lives for the better.  What motivated you to pursue…

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6 Superior Moves to Skyrocket Your Running Performance

Running is – technically – something that just about anybody can do. But there’s an art and science to doing it right. What does ‘right’ mean? In this case, it’s an optimal stride that moves you along as efficiently – and comfortably – as possible.​There are three major areas that factor into an optimal stride – here they are, along…

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Client Profile: Deleo De Leonardis

A health scare got Deleo motivated to start her fitness journey. Now, after two plus years of workingwith the Nielsen Fitness team, she is more motivated than ever to keep it up. ​Here’s her story: What originally motivated you to contact Nielsen Fitness?​Well, it all started with a health scare. This eventually resolved itself, however at my yearly Medcanphysical the…

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3 exercises to REVERSE BAD posture

Over time, chronic hunching or slouching can lead to a ton of problems over and above tight muscles and a rounded back. Chronic poor posture – which many of us are dealing with thanks to desk jobs and driving – can lead to structural changes in your spine, which cause abnormal wear and tear on the joint surfaces, which can…

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client profile: mike dewis

Mike Dewis is a busy professional – who, in his early 40s is in the best shape of his life – and actually enjoying his workouts for a change! Here’s his story: Why did you get started with Nielsen Fitness? Last year, I was at a point in my life where I realized I was in my 40’s and unhappy…

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3 easy stretches you can *actually* do at your desk

If you like to read up on the latest health trends, you’ve likely read articles praising the virtues of desk stretching and thought “I could NEVER do that at my desk!” We get it. But we also know that if you sit for most of your work day, you’re likely experiencing pain in your lower back, tightness in your chest, and…

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Client Profile: Suzanna Gasparetto

​Suzanna is a busy lawyer who has seen great success personal training at home with Nielsen Fitness – because it works for her busy lifestyle. She’s soon to be married and in better shape than she has been in a long time.​Here’s her story:  How long have you been training with Nielsen Fitness? Since Nov 2015 – so a little…

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CLIENT PROFILE: STACEY AND CHRIS

Much like life, exercise is about the journey – not the destination. Those who see it as a lifelong commitment (as opposed to a short-lived endeavor to meet a specific goal) tend to enjoy the process more, and get the most out of it. Our client Stacey Morrow (a lawyer) and her husband Chris Yu (a pastor) are prime examples. They’ve been…

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