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Exercise and Activity Promote Brain Health

By |January 13th, 2022|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Personal Training, Workouts|Tags: , , , , , |

We know that there are a lot of personal training studio choices. And we notice that many focus on short-term goals. We understand that. But, here at elevate Health & Performance™, our goal is to [...]

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HIIT Works, But Keep Moving Too

By |December 23rd, 2021|Categories: Fitness, Personal Training, Staying Fit & Healthy, Uncategorized, Workouts|Tags: , , , , , |

We’re more than a personal training gym, but performance training forms a core of our business. So, clients often ask us about the benefits of HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training). As Chris Byiers has observed, “Well [...]

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Getting Grounded Helps Us Relax

By |December 9th, 2021|Categories: Fitness, Pain Relief, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Hector and the team at elevate – a fitness and health practice Rittenhouse adjacent – believe in the power of grounding techniques. These can range from simple breathing exercises to meditation. That’s because we encounter [...]

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Ergonomics and Working at Home

By |November 25th, 2021|Categories: Fitness, Pain Relief, Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |

Rehabilitation and fitness motivate everything we do at elevate. Movement, agility, and stability improve your health at every age. And now we have more clients and patients, of every age, talking to us about aches [...]

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Exercise Improves Your Health, Not Weight Loss

By |November 4th, 2021|Categories: Fitness, Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy, Workouts|Tags: , , , , , |

Many of us believe that losing weight equates to better health. And we may exercise to help lose weight. It doesn’t work, our fitness and wellness gym team sees that. Recently Gretchen Reynolds of the [...]

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Improve Your Balance and Be Winter Ready

By |October 14th, 2021|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Fitness, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy, Workouts|

Here at elevate Health & Performance™, we focus on fitness and rehabilitation and always remain on the lookout for simple ways to be healthier. We keep balance on our radar all the time because some of [...]

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Walking More Leads to Better Sleep

By |September 21st, 2021|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |

As the days shorten, some of us at elevate Health & Performance™ (our private gym and personal training practice) start to get anxious about falling back to standard time. Even though the clock only shifts [...]

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Increased Strength and Mobility = Better Health

By |September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Fitness, Personal Training, Staying Fit & Healthy, Workouts|Tags: , , , , , |

We believe that we’re more than a health and performance gym. Our goal is to work with people of all ages and all abilities to help them lead the most active and satisfying lives possible. [...]

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Keep Connecting – You’ll Be Happier

By |August 6th, 2021|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Fitness, Personal Training, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |

We remain open at elevate – our premier personal training center. Even as the region experiences the Covid-19 Delta surge. And we continue to limit capacity and clean relentlessly. If you prefer, we will wear [...]

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Strength Training and Staying Trim

By |July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Fitness, Personal Training, Staying Fit & Healthy, Workouts|Tags: , , , , |

Strength training often involves weightlifting. Here at elevate Health & Performance™, it may also include using TRX Bands, Keiser air-powered machines, or your body weight. The benefits of strength training are well known. In addition [...]

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Exercise Improves Your Brain Functions

By |June 24th, 2021|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Fitness, Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our Rittenhouse fitness trainer and physical therapy teams believe that exercise improves your physical health and mental acuity. We see it with patients and clients who come to us for rehabilitation. Anecdotally, they seem sharper [...]

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More Exercise Means More Self-Control

By |June 11th, 2021|Categories: Fitness, Personal Training, Staying Fit & Healthy, Workouts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The fitness trainer team and the clients at our health and performance practice know that exercise benefits our physical health. At this point, that’s a no-brainer. And study after study shows that exercise brings psychological [...]

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Let’s Flourish Together

By |May 31st, 2021|Categories: Fitness, Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |

Our clients and our Health Coach and Physical Therapy teams noticed that during the pandemic life was quieter. We initially thought “what a great chance to slow down and take a look at what [...]

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Improve Your Golf Game Scientifcally

By |May 6th, 2021|Categories: Fitness, Personal Training, Staying Fit & Healthy, Workouts|Tags: , , , , |

Many on our health partner team golf. It’s golf season and they know that if you play, you can benefit from a golf fitness training program. Because as Arnold Palmer noted: “Golf is deceptively simple [...]

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Why We Avoid Exercise

By |April 16th, 2021|Categories: Fitness, Personal Training, Staying Fit & Healthy, Workouts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Of course, our center city fitness trainers motivate clients. But they notice that many still tend to skip a workout. Or they neglect to get on the bike.  Or they take the elevator just a [...]

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Health and Fitness Go Hand-in-Hand

By |April 1st, 2021|Categories: Fitness, Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the health and fitness arena, we see a lot of hype and fads. Maximum weight low rep strength training may be hot, and then low weight high reps. But truthfully, what works changes [...]

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Get “Unlonely.” It’s Great for Your Health.

By |March 11th, 2021|Categories: Fitness, Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |

Rittenhouse PT rehab is the focus of our practice. But our team’s goal is to address your needs holistically. And this year many patients and clients have expressed that they’ve been feeling lonely. Honestly, [...]

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Proven Ways to Boost Your Immune System

By |February 25th, 2021|Categories: Fitness, Nutrition, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Many clients and patients at our performance and health gym / physical therapy practice feel like they can “see some light at the end of the tunnel.” At the same time, many still feel stressed, [...]

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Are You Ready for a Transformation?

By |February 12th, 2021|Categories: Fitness, Pain Relief, Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |

Here at our performance and health practice, we're happy to be back. And we've been taking extra time to chat with clients and patients. We want to get to know more about their motivation. [...]

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Walking Faster = Better Health Our Philadelphia Physical Therapist Explains

By |January 30th, 2021|Categories: Fitness, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our lead Philadelphia Physical Therapist, Justin DePermentier DPT, pointed us to this important article. It focuses on the relationship between your walking speed and your health. As the article notes, there has been vast amounts of [...]

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Resilience, Exercise Therapy and More

By |January 14th, 2021|Categories: Fitness, Personal Training, Staying Fit & Healthy, Workouts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here at elevate Health & Performance™  exercise therapy and physical therapy make up the core of our practice. But we aim to do more. And hope that, particularly in stressful times, we can be an [...]

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Exercise Is Medicine

By |December 30th, 2020|Categories: Anti-aging Options, Fitness, Nutrition, Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy, Workouts|Tags: , , , , , , |

Now more than ever, our elevate fitness and rehab team agrees with The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) that exercise is medicine. The evidence keeps coming in. Exercise improves your cardio-vascular strength. That improves [...]

Rittenhouse Private Physical Therapy Team Updates

By |October 29th, 2020|Categories: Pain Relief, Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |

Last post, we updated you on our Private Gym Personal Training Team. This time we turn to our Private Physical Therapy Team and what they’ve been doing. All of us at elevate believe that [...]

Rittenhouse Private Gym Team Updates

By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: Fitness, Personal Training|Tags: , , , , |

Here at elevate, our Rittenhouse Private Gym and Physical Therapy Practice, it feels like a long strange year. Now that we’ve returned, many of you tell us that you feel the same way. And [...]

Health & Performance Practice Fall Tune-Up Suggestions

By |October 1st, 2020|Categories: Fitness, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Staying Fit & Healthy|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Here at our Health & Performance Practice Studio, the entire team has become attuned to the change of seasons. Some love the weather getting cooler. And some hate the days getting shorter. But we [...]

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