Archive for September 2017

The Happiest Gym in Maine

Almost three years ago, I got a text message from my big sister asking me if I could train her and her friend to get ready for a Tough Mudder, a 12 mile obstacle course that they admittedly were a little afraid to do. She asked if, at 5:30am two times a week, I could…

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Dumbbells vs Barbells for Fat Loss

I once heard the saying – “If your workout programming is the same as it was a year or two ago, you’re probably not doing a good job as a trainer”. Our members at Hybrid Fitness certainly have seen some changes in programming over the past few years – and it constantly changes as we:…

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In a Relationship

What makes a successful relationship? Whittling down the answer to this question to the essentials leaves a simple formula. A healthy relationship: Is a priority Brings value to my life Honors who I am Requires cultivation In other words, when I prioritize a relationship I put aside time for it and plan for it. I…

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4 Fat Loss Habits that will Accelerate Your Results

The Ketogenic Diet, Carb Cycling, and Intermittent fasting all will work if you can stick to them… However, for the every day person who works a full time job, has kids, and a laundry list of other things keeping them busy… it’s very hard to sustain such diets for a long period of time. That…

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The Skill of Restarting

We’ve all had that time in our lives where everything is going perfect. We have our perfect routine down. We’re getting enough sleep. Eating Good. Being Productive at our jobs… But then out of no where, something hits us, out of our control – and that perfect routine quickly squanders into a memory of how…

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Pop Quiz and Body Mechanics

Pop Quiz! When does your kettlebell swing begin? Answer to follow… Summer fun is coming to a close and a new batch of delightful memories are tucked away. Echoes of lakeside laughter and the patta-a-pat of little feet marching down the dock ramp are fading with the setting sun. I enjoy one last long gaze…

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Harvest Time – Reap What You Sow

September’s harvest moon was impressive this week if you had a chance to watch it climb over the horizon at nightfall, its abundant light matched by the mounds of zucchini squash and cucumbers gathered from our gardens. It’s harvest time and the generosity of the land is shared with family and friends throughout the county.…

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The Cossack Squat

Looking for exercise movements that are hidden in our everyday lives is like a treasure hunt. We train at the gym to prepare us for the other 23 hours in our day, but we don’t always recognize those exact movements. It’s fun to spot them when we can. Ever compare when you are walking up…

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