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How to Improve Your Health – 8 Simple Ways

By |December 1st, 2019|Categories: Fitness, Nutrition, Personal Training, Staying Fit & Healthy, Workouts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Fitness and health are our focus at elevate Health & Performance™. So, we’re always on lookout for great quotes and articles. This quote from Oprah stayed with us. “The only way you win is to keep looking forward for yourself. What’s best for you?” We all [...]

Life After Sport. Manage Your Life Changes Better.

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Fitness, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |

Here at elevate Health & Performance™ - a fitness and rehab practice, continuing education is an important part of what we do. Research improves our understanding of bio-mechanics. And of how our brains work. This influences how we treat clients. Because we want to keep [...]

Your “Primals” Shape Your World View. And, You Can Shape Them.

By |October 24th, 2019|Categories: Fitness, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , |

A member of our athletic trainer team alerted us to Dr. Jeremy Clifton at University of Pennsylvania. His team has been investigating the core beliefs that form our world view. It’s fascinating and relevant to your health and well-being. Dr. Clifton has done exhaustive research. This [...]

Fall Prevention Basics – Busting The Myths

By |September 22nd, 2019|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , , |

We asked our physical therapists to take a dive into myths about falling and fall prevention. Here’s what Justin DePementier and Carol Huegel propose: Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. That’s not true. The National Council on Aging teaches us they’re not [...]

Hydration: It’s Critical to Your Health

By |September 4th, 2019|Categories: Fitness, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Here at elevate Health & Performance™ our Philadelphia PT Team and certified trainers encourage staying fully hydrated. 55% to 75% of our body weight is water. It’s what holds us all together. Water’s the most important thing that we consume. After all, the brain is [...]

Timing Your Exercise to Meet Your Goals

By |August 7th, 2019|Categories: Fitness, Personal Training, Staying Fit & Healthy, Workouts|Tags: , , , , , |

In our Fitness and PT Rehab practice, we’re always learning. We take courses, listen to podcasts and read. A recent article in The New York Times caught our attention. It’s titled, “Morning Exercise May Offer the Most Weight Loss Benefit.” And it confirms something that our [...]

Agility and Mobility = Thriving and Longevity

By |July 17th, 2019|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Fitness, Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy, Workouts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Here in our Rittenhouse Fitness and Health Studio we want every client and patient to strive for optimal health. And we’ll gently push you to get better. And critically to move more. Why? Well, because mobility is linked to your health. We believe that’s true [...]

Cheating Death – Exercise Is Key

By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Fitness, Personal Training, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , , , , |

Our fitness trainer team knows that from our late 30’s on, health and fitness decline sets unless we keep exercising. And none of us want to get old fast. Particularly not our clients at elevate Health & Performance™. Each fitness trainer builds programs that incorporate [...]

Realistic Expectations = Real Results

By |June 7th, 2019|Categories: Fitness, Personal Training, Staying Fit & Healthy, Workouts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We’re fitness training experts, with four-year degrees and advanced certifications. We love exercise and the sense of accomplishment – and endorphins – you get from a workout. And honestly, even we flag from time to time. Fortunately, most of our clients and friends here at elevate™ [...]

To Sleep Better – Go Dark.

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Fitness, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , |

Here in Center City fitness is a primary focus. And we’re always surprised that the shift to or from daylight savings time affects the quality of our clients' sleep. This affects their workouts. While it’s only a one-hour difference it take3 or more days to adjust. [...]

Philadelphia PT Summer Advice: Hydrate

By |May 24th, 2019|Categories: Fitness, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Philadelphia PT and exercise physiologist teams here at elevate Health & Performance™ encourage staying fully hydrated. And that’s never more important than when it’s hot, hot, hot. 55% to 75% of our body weight is water. It’s what holds us all together. Water’s the most [...]

Vertigo and Instability – Challenges That Can Be Helped

By |May 10th, 2019|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , |

We have developed our VRT Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Program. It addresses vertigo and balance disorders. Because we've been encountering a surprising number of patients with vertigo and balance issues here at elevate Health & Performance™ Amazingly, 35% of Americans over 40 will experience vertigo during their [...]

Massage Therapy – Safe and Effective

By |May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Many people think of massage as a luxury. But here at elevate Health & Performance™ in Rittenhouse massage therapy has become a core part of our practice. Sometimes you just want a soothing and relaxing experience. And we offer that. But research shows that therapeutic [...]

Walking Faster = Better Health

By |April 26th, 2019|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Fitness, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our Philadelphia Physical Therapist Team pointed us to this important article from IdeaFit. It focuses on the relationship between your walking speed and your health. You might wonder why we keep coming back to the importance of walking. Well, as the article notes, there has been [...]

Better Food = better well-being and weight loss

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We talk more about eating quality foods at our Philadelphia fitness training practice. And thst’s not just because we work with registered dieticians. But until recently, we did believe that calorie was part of a weight loss routine. It’s been like the Holy Grail: you [...]

Need to remember it? Draw it.

By |April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Fitness, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Grab a pencil. Because our Rittenhouse Fitness Trainer Team loves this simple tool. So, Tim Herrera writes the Smarter Living Newsletter for The NY Times. And he often has clever suggestions from a variety of disciplines. A few weeks ago, he suggested this: If you want [...]

Better ergonomics = Less pain

By |February 1st, 2019|Categories: Fitness, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , |

At elevate Health & Performance™, we’re in the fitness and wellness business. So, we always have clients and patients talking to us about aches and pains. Which we think may relate to how much time we spend indoors at home or the office. And much of [...]

Get Unlonely

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Rittenhouse PT rehab is the focus or our physical therapy practice. But two deeply personal articles reminded us about the impact of loneliness on our health. Jane Brody of Well in The New York Times wrote about her struggles with loneliness in “A Road Map Out [...]

PT Walking Tips

By |January 25th, 2019|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Fitness, Physical Therapy, Workouts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our Center City physical therapy practice helps patients walk more effectively. Whether they have problems with balance and gait, or are recovering from an injury or surgery. But, sometimes we worry that we write too much about walking. But the team at elevate Health & Performance™agrees [...]

Eating Too Little Slows Weight Loss

By |January 25th, 2019|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Nutrition, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our certified fitness trainer team knows that many of us diet from time to time. And here at elevate Health & Performance™ we worry that some of our clients may be eating too little when they’re on a diet. So we asked our registered dietician John [...]

Power of Positivity

By |January 24th, 2019|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Fitness, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |

Private Personal Trainers are pretty common in Center City Ours at The Privat Gym™ | Rittenhouse are different. Not only are they all certified exercise physiologists with 4-year degrees. They also have a keen sense of intuition. They focus on their clients. And in general, [...]

Mindful Eating – Give It a Try

By |January 24th, 2019|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Nutrition, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Every private personal trainer at elevate Health & Performance™ eats more than a few hearty healthy salads every week. The variety of ingredient and the sheer volume encourages our team to practice mindful eating. And we believe it can help us be healthier. So this article [...]

Dry Needling Demystified

By |January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , , , , |

Here at elevate Health & Performance™ dry needling is a core part of our practice. Because we’ve seen our patients and clients benefit. Dry needling helps pain, stiffness and numbness. It can help improve your range of motion and neuro pathways. We discussed dry needling earlier [...]

Why We Avoid Exercise

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Fitness|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our center city fitness trainers motivate clients. But they notice that many still have a tendency to skip a workout. Or they neglect getting on the bike.  Or they take the elevator just a floor or two. We always wondered if this doesn’t have something to [...]

“Dead Butt Syndrome” Huh?

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Fitness, Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy, Workouts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Our team of Center City health professionals love research and learning. So we were excited when the inquisitive editorial team at “Men’s Health” contacted us. They wanted to know how to avoid and correct “Dead Butt Syndrome.” Specialists call it “Gluteal Amnesia.” And while we knew [...]