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The power of partner-assisted exercise

While working out alone has its benefits, incorporating hands-on, partner-assisted exercises into your routine can elevate your experience and results. A collaborative approach enhances your workouts while introducing elements of fun, motivation, and accountability. WHAT IS PARTNER ASSISTED EXERCISE? Partner-assisted exercises are movements that use physical assistance or resistance from a partner. For example, if you’d like to do overhead […]

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How to stretch – properly!

There’s no doubt you’ve heard fitness professionals preach about the importance of stretching, yet it is so often overlooked in fitness routines. Proper stretching promotes flexibility and injury prevention while improving overall performance. However, not all stretches are created equal.WHY WE STRETCHStretching can significantly enhance your overall health and wellness, alleviate muscle tension, reduce stiffness, promote relaxation, and relieve stress. […]

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Workout Game Changer: Why We Love Deadlifts

When it comes to building strength, improving your fitness, and enhancing your physique, few exercises can match the deadlift. “In a deadlift, you lift the weight from the ground to thigh-level using primarily your leg and hip muscles, but with the assistance of most of the large muscle groups of your body” (Very Well Fit, 2022). At Nielsen Fitness, deadlifts […]

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Functional Training: What it is and why it’s (so) important

You may have heard the term “functional training” tossed around in recent years. “The overall category of functional fitness training, which includes strength training, nabbed fifth place on the American College of Sports Medicine’s worldwide survey of fitness trends for 2023″ (Everyday Health, 2023).  Far beyond the world of exercising for aesthetics, functional training focuses on daily movement, aiming to […]

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I’m sick. Should I exercise?

The question of whether or not you should exercise while sick can be a tricky one to answer. On one hand, physical activity can boost your immune system, energy, and mood, but on the other, pushing yourself too hard can prolong your illness and potentially make you feel worse. So, what to do? The answer is: it depends. Here’s some […]

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Our Guide to Kettlebells: What, Why & How

When it comes to fitness equipment, the best tools boil down to preference. Some trainees thrive in traditional gyms, where rows of weight and cardio machines take precedence, while others prefer the versatility and convenience of in-home training equipment like resistance bands, dumbbells, or medicine balls. Several factors, including fitness goals, current fitness level, and any physical limitations, should be […]

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Book Review: Outlive by Peter Attia

Hello! Poul Nielsen here with another health-related book review. This time we’re looking at Outlive by Peter Attia. As someone who has dedicated my life to fitness and helping others achieve their best selves, I found this book to be incredibly insightful and relevant to our mission here at Nielsen Fitness. So let’s dive in and see what we can […]

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Why trainers need trainers too

Personal trainers are often seen as the pinnacle of health – but that doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from support! Many of our team members work with trainers of their own – either on an ongoing basis to achieve specific goals or when they feel like a change, a challenge or a fresh perspective. Here are five reasons why (that […]

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An Exercise Staple: Why We Love Pushups

Push-ups are one of those exercises that most people love to hate. However, there are many good reasons why they are worth doing – and why they remain a staple in our in-home and virtual personal training toolbox:Why we love push upsFUNCTION & PRACTICALITYNielsen Fitness believes in functional fitness. Our private trainers take a health-first approach; improving our client’s health […]

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The Underrated Skill of Body Awareness

The focus of fitness is so often aesthetic, which makes it easy to focus solely on the external aspects of workouts: losing weight, gaining muscle definition, or moving with more strength, speed, and power.While these are fantastic fitness goals, a crucial element of fitness success is often overlooked: the quality of your mind-muscle connection and kinesthetic awareness. Read on to […]

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