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Why It May Take You Awhile (or No Time) To Get Jacked

Everyone builds muscle at different rates. It depends a lot on your genes, somewhat on your age, and a little on how hard you train. Give two people the same exact program with the same exact weights and they can gain muscle at completely different rates. Some people are deemed “non-responders,” meaning they can go […]

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What’s The Point of The Kettlebell Swing?

What’s the point of the kettlebell swing? It’s a legitimate question that many clients ask. Of course, the answer isn’t short and the move itself isn’t easy to learn, either. But in the end, it’s well worth it. How To Do A Kettlebell Swing To do a swing, you start with the kettlebell on the […]

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Does Mind Fatigue Impact Your Workout?

Have you ever had a long day at work, filled with problem-solving and meetings, then felt so tired that you can’t work out? Zoom fatigue is a prime example of the kind of mental strain that the modern workplace causes. Typically, the answer for fatigue from work is physical fatigue (exercise). Sitting all day is […]

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How To Squeeze In A Workout On Vacation

With Memorial Day coming up and summer being right around the corner, you may finally have vacation plans! How do you find time to exercise while traveling? First, appreciate that you're taking time to relax and it is okay to skip the gym for a few days, especially if you're staying active in other ways.  […]

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What's The Point Of The Single Leg Deadlift

“What’s the point of this exercise?” is something that might’ve crossed your mind at one point or another during a workout. That’s normal since many exercises feel unnatural or even uncomfortable.  Perhaps the least comfortable is the single-leg deadlift. For this exercise, you stand with a kettlebell or dumbbell in one or both hands and […]

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Just Take an Advil!

Headache? Advil. Back pain? Advil. Sore muscles? Advil. Ibuprofen, the active ingredient in Advil, acts as an anti-inflammatory in the body and helps relieve pain. Some people say that you shouldn’t take ibuprofen for pain if you’re trying to maximize your workout. Instead, they prefer to tough out the pain. Joint and lower back pain […]

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Exercising While Pregnant

At TS Fitness, we’re celebrating the hard work and dedication of our TS Community mothers. Over the years, we’ve had numerous pre-and post-natal clients train with us. Studies show that exercise may prevent gestational diabetes (diabetes that develops during pregnancy), build the stamina needed for labor and delivery, and relieve stress.  Both expecting and new […]

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You Are What You Are

Have you ever noticed that some people work out half as much as you do, but seem to grow muscles twice as fast? Or, have you tried to pick up running or cycling just to find that you were so slow that time seemed to be moving backward? Everyone is good at something, but most […]

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Early to Bed, Early to Rise

Are you a morning person or a night owl? The time of the day that you choose to you exercise depends on your schedule and your energy levels. Some people burst out of bed in the morning and head to the gym. Others fumble in the dark until they chug enough coffee to open their […]

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Is Breakfast the Least Important Meal of the Day?

If your family was lucky enough to have Disney movie-style breakfasts with eggs, fruit, pancakes, and orange juice then we’re jealous. Normally, it’s a struggle to wake up early enough to have a piece of toast and make coffee before rushing out for work. Breakfast is also known as the “most important meal of the […]

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A Deep Dive Into Vitamin D

Few supplements work, most don’t, and some are downright confusing. None will leave your head in a tailspin more than Vitamin D. It’s a hormone/vitamin that you can get from food, pills, and the sun. It boosts your immune system, helps build strong bones, and fights depression (all good things, right?) but you shouldn’t have […]

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Is BMI Accurate?

There’s been a lot of buzz about BMI recently, due to the underlying conditions exceptions for Covid-19 vaccines. BMI stands for body mass index, which is a measurement that scientists use to determine how heavy you are relative to your height. The controversy is over the accuracy of this measurement. Namely, are scientists able to […]

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Find Mindfulness One Nostril At A Time

Find Mindfulness One Nostril At A Time Things are starting to pick back up in New York and your schedule might be filling up. On top of normal life stress, you have to worry about a pandemic, so anxiety might be through the roof. To control your fear and anxiety, you can try alternate nostril […]

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Learn More About Together Stronger, TS Fitness, and Noam Tamir

Noam, TS owner and CEO,  was recently featured and interviewed on Natfluence. Natfluence is a platform for top business leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators to share their paths to success and help empower like-minded movers and shakers. Learn more about Noam's and TS's philosophy of Together Stronger. At TS Fitness, we have a philosophy that guides […]

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These Drugs Are The Best Drugs

  Your whole life, you were told that drugs were bad for you. The drugs you ingest might be bad, but the drugs your brain makes are lots of fun! Exercise has been known to increase things like dopamine and serotonin, which are feel-good chemicals. These neurotransmitters contribute to the feeling of euphoria that some […]

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Make Meal Prepping Lunch A Breeze

Make Meal Prepping Lunch A Breeze Meal prepping is one of our favorite ways to eat healthy, save money, and save time during the week.  We spoke to Samantha Goldstein, @fitfoodchicknyc, about some of her favorite tips to make meal prep simple. Samantha is all about making quick and easy lunches.  Find A Good Grocery […]

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The Antioxidant Battling Covid

The Antioxidant Battling Covid You’d think that exercise would be more regularly recommended in 2021 to prevent complications from Covid-19. After all, many comorbidities are reduced or eliminated by regular exercise. The lack of recommendations from the powers that be are probably due to a lack of understanding. Can working out really protect you from […]

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Balancing Between Cardio and Strength Training

Balancing Between Cardio and Strength Training The more you get into fitness, the more you’ll figure out what you like. Running is the ultimate high for some people, while others like to watch the numbers on their dumbbells and kettlebells slowly rise. Whatever gets you out of bed and into the gym is great, but […]

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Alternative Pain Management

Alternative Pain Management If you’ve been dealing with pain in your back, neck or shoulders for a while, chances are surgery has crossed your mind at least once. It’s a common solution for many problems, particularly if you’re talking to a surgical doctor. Sometimes it’s the only solution, but often there are other routes you […]

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Are Waist Trainers A Waste?

Are Waist Trainers A Waste? When someone is said to have “an hourglass shape” they essentially just have a thin waist in proportion to the rest of their body. It’s not surprising that this is a highly sought-after shape, particularly in females, because they’re more likely to store fat in their extremities than their waist.  […]

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Tips For Take Out

Can't Muster The Strength To Cook? Somedays lifting a spatula can feel harder than squatting a kettlebell. When you can't muster the strength to cook, what should you order? Coach Henry put together a few tips for ordering takeout and some of our favorite take-out spots in the Upper East Side. In general, here are […]

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Does Milk Really Do A Body Good?

Does Milk Really Do A Body Good? Milk was meant to be the cure-all for frail bones. The thought was that if people drank more calcium through milk they would provide their bones with the nutrients to grow and stay strong (plus it would keep dairy farmers in business). As it turns out, milk is […]

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Our Favorites Tunes To Pump You Up

Our Favorites Tunes To Pump You Up Sometimes you just need to turn up some tunes to get you in the mood to work out. The TS coaches curated a motivational playlist that we guarantee will get you moving. If you’ve been struggling to get into your workouts, try these songs! Check out our Motivational […]

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How the TS Coaches Combat the Couch

How the TS Coaches Combat the Couch Over the next few weeks, our coaches are going to share what they do to stay healthy. Most of the time they dish out advice, but sometimes it’s better to lead by example.  The first issue we’re going to ask them about is staying active. Everyone has lazy […]

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Can Exercise Cancel Out A Bad Diet?

Can Exercise Cancel Out A Bad Diet? Can exercise cancel out a bad diet? Perhaps that’s the wrong question to ask. Theoretically, you should try to eat a healthy diet either way. That means eating more fiber, less sugar and less saturated fat. In other words, you have to fight the food around you. The […]

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Exercise After COVID-19

Exercise After COVID Perhaps the most troubling thing about COVID-19 is its unpredictability. The severity of the illness ranges from nonexistent to fatal, with a myriad of levels in between. Symptoms are seemingly as unique to the individual as a fingerprint. Scientists are working overtime to understand the disease, but its confounding many experts. The […]

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Don’t Be SAD, Workout Like Mad!

Don’t Be SAD, Workout Like Mad! Seasonal depression is a real thing, especially in New York. Maybe that’s why you see so many people dressed in black and grey! At this time of year, we’re close to the winter solstice, which is the shortest (darkest) day of the year. Normally we have a raucous holiday […]

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Noam’s Nugget of Wisdom

Noam’s Nugget of Wisdom We asked Noam, Owner of TS, to distill everything he’s learned about getting in shape over his years of experience down into one sentence. While it’s good to get caught up in the specifics of training and nutrition, sometimes you need to step back and look at the big picture. It’s […]

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Awkward But Effective

One of the best things about working out virtually is that you don’t have to worry about being judged by others (well aside from your cat). Noam recently put together an entire body workout routine for Men’s Journal that is based on a collection of our favorite but awkward movements that you can do right […]

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Build Power With This 20 Min Ab Workout

Did you know that you can take your ab workout to the next level by incorporating weights? Using weighted ab exercises helps to stress the core beyond what you can do with bodyweight, developing the strength to maximize performance. TS Founder Noam Tamir put together a 20-minute ab workout for Bicycle.com that targets your obliques and deep core muscles. ​​​​​​​Check out the […]

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