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5 Super Swiss Ball Exercises

The reality is that sometimes, workouts can become stale.  But thankfully, introducing a simple and inexpensive piece of equipment – like a Swiss Ball – can open up a ton of new possibilities and/or make our workout more challenging.Using a Swiss Ball is a great way to add core and balance work into any of your other exercises. Below is […]

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How Not to Fall off the Fitness Wagon

Wanting to improve your fitness or body composition is one thing. Doing it, however, is the hard part.If you’re struggling to stay ‘on the wagon’ and commit to your fitness goals, you are not alone. But there are things you can do to drastically increase your chances of sticking with it once the initial motivation wears off. 1. Set a […]

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Will a Fitness Tracker Help Me Reach My Fitness Goals?

To use a fitness tracker or not to use a fitness tracker…That is the question!Though certainly not an essential piece of equipment, a fitness tracker can absolutely play a role in helping you reach your fitness/wellness goals. Based on experience, here are some of the features about the Apple Watch (in particular, which is what Poul wears; though many would […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Virtual Workouts

Meetings have been taking place online for quite some time – but a live workout? Virtual personal training is a relatively new concept that works surprisingly well. We know that the concept raises questions though – so here’s an overview of virtual training, how it works and what you can expect.First things first: Just like for in-home personal training, Nielsen […]

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5 Health Hacks You Haven’t Heard Of

5 Unusual Health Hacks While there are no true shortcuts or hacks for being a fit and healthy person, we’ve shared some lesser known fitness and health tips and facts that just might help you reach your goals faster:  1) Add Olive Oil to your Protein Shake If you’re looking to increase healthy fats in your diet, help with inflammation, […]

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How to Reduce Your Fall Risk

According to a 2019 scientific review, about one-third of individuals aged 65 years and older fall each year. And about one in every five falls results in broken bones or head injuries, which can significantly reduce quality of life.The good news? Exercise can reduce the risk of falls by 50% in those 70 years and older. At Nielsen Fitness, this […]

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How to Lose Those Unwanted Pandemic Pounds

Now, more than ever, our clients have come to us wanting to lose body fat, specifically fat around the belly, thighs, arms, and hips – much of which was (understandably) gained during the pandemic, due to increased stress and reduced physical activity.While we understand the desire to shed unwanted fat (and can help you do it!), we always encourage individuals […]

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3 Things Postnatal Clients Should Know

How to Safely Ease Back into Exercise Postpartum Becoming a parent is a beautiful and challenging time full of unknowns. One of those for many new mothers is when and how to safely re-introduce exercise after having a baby. While we always recommend discussing this with your healthcare provider, here are a few general things you should know – to […]

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5 Things to Check Before Hiring a Trainer

How to Find a Fitness Trainer If you’ve been searching online for a personal trainer, you might feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of options. Maybe you’ve even plugged the phrase “how to find a personal trainer” into Google, only to be left feeling more confused than when you started.At Nielsen Fitness, we understand how overwhelming it can be to […]

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