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Coach Henry, Where Do Muscles Come From?

Muscles are helpful, as we’ve discussed in the last few newsletters. They make you healthier and safer, and can significantly improve your quality of life. Unfortunately, you can’t just go to the store and buy more muscles. You need to coax your body into making them. As with most things, building muscle is slightly more […]

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Why Muscles Make You Healthy

For most of the 20th century, scientists and doctors believed that aerobic activity was the key to health and longevity, while weight training was purely for vanity. That narrative is beginning to change.  Sure, aerobic activity is great for your health. It helps you stay at a healthy weight, improves heart and lung health, and […]

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TS Fitness Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered  At TS Fitness, one of our core values is growth. By educating our members on fitness and health, we hope to provide context behind what we do. Your exercise routine becomes more effective when you understand both the why and how to get the best results. We have designed our […]

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Don’t Blame Your Age

How many problems are attributed to age? Hangovers, knee pain, or an expanding midsection, just to name a few. However, a new study from Science suggests that age might just be a number after all when it comes to burning calories. First of all, it’s important to figure out what the researchers were studying. They […]

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Estrogen Needs A New PR Rep

Estrogen is the main female sex hormone, equivalent to testosterone in men. In the world of exercise, testosterone gets a lot of good PR. Both male and female athletes sometimes cheat by taking synthetic testosterone (steroids) to gain an edge in their sport. While testosterone is widely regarded as a performance booster, what does estrogen […]

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To Fail Or Not To Fail?

Training to failure means performing an exercise until you can’t complete another repetition. In the real world, failing usually implies that you didn’t complete a task. In the gym, it has a positive stigma. Sometimes, failing IS the task. There are two types of failure in the gym: fatigue and technical failure. When you fail […]

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How To Win Your Morning

You should consider your morning routine as a warm-up for your day ahead. You want to get your body -- and mind -- ready for what’s to come. Here are some healthy morning rituals that we recommend to stay on track through the day. Drink water This sounds remarkably simple, but it’s probably the most […]

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Should You Be Cutting Coffee To Hit Your Goals?

Starbucks stretches the limits of what’s acceptable to put in coffee. Their drinks range from black coffee to sugar-infused, whipped-cream topped coffee milkshakes. Then, a company called Bulletproof started adding fats to coffee as a way to supercharge your morning (they originally started by putting butter in coffee). What you put in your coffee seems […]

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The Benefits of Warming Up

The things that are the most helpful tend to be the things we often overlook. Vegetables, for example, are very healthy. Unfortunately, it’s hard to make vegetables sexy. Steaks, cakes, and pasta are all sexy foods. Similarly, it’s hard to make a warm-up sexy. Deadlifts, sprints, and pull-ups are all fun, but the warm-up seems […]

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You Don't Need A GPS To Find Your Abs

Want to feel your abs? Lie down on your back with your knees bent and feet planted. Roll up a small dish towel and place it under your lower back. Exhale and press your lower back into the towel as hard as you can, squeezing it into the floor.  You should feel your abs light […]

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How To Crush The Finisher

We save the best for last at TS. The finisher is the final segment of the class, consisting of quick bursts of exercises and core workouts. To get the most out of our finisher, here are a few tips: Don’t Sacrifice Form  When the music is blasting, your coach is yelling and you’re trying to […]

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4 Strength Training Mistakes to Avoid

At TS Fitness, we want you to get stronger both physically and mentally. One of the best ways to do that is through strength training with dumbbells, kettlebells, trap bars, and barbells. Even if getting stronger isn’t your main goal, strength is helpful for preventing injuries and makes life outside the gym a little easier […]

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Our Favorite KettleBell Tips

Working with kettlebells is a rewarding experience, but it takes a while to get used to them. Since they’re not commonly used in commercial gyms and can look very intimidating, most people don’t use them until they start training at a specialized gym like TS Fitness. When you start using kettlebells, don’t panic. At TS, […]

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Pass The Fiber, Please

Perhaps the most boring nutrition advice ever given is “eat more fiber.” It’s something your grandparents or parents might say before pouring you a helping of bran cereal (yum). Unfortunately, most of the things that are good for you are also very boring. Fiber might not be the most miraculous substance on earth, but it […]

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Men's Health and Nutrition

June is Men’s Health month and so we are focusing on ways that men can improve their lives and their fitness. Nutrition is as important to your fitness goals as exercise. Before starting any nutrition plan, Lisa Jubilee, certified dietitian, and nutritionist as well as co-founder of Living Proof, recommends visiting your doctor for a checkup […]

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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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