Injury Prevention & Awareness Clinic for Bard TONS Musicians

Injury Prevention & Awareness Clinic for Bard TONS Musicians

  Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting an Injury Awareness & Prevention Clinic to Bard TONs Musicians. This wonderfully talented group of individuals is typically overlooked when it comes to repetitive overuse injuries. Many musicians play up to...
The Lunge –– A Great Way to Stay Strong at Any Age

The Lunge –– A Great Way to Stay Strong at Any Age

I started working with Jeanne only a few months ago. She’s a lovely 80-year old robust and determined woman that loves to cook and bake but was unable to stand for more than a few minutes in her kitchen. Forty years ago Jeanne was involved in a car accident that...
Strengthening the Posterior Chain for Healthy Knees

Strengthening the Posterior Chain for Healthy Knees

A few months ago, a local acupuncturist referred his client (a 16 year-old runner) to me for an evaluation. Tommy is a highly competitive runner who was suffering from debilitating unexplained bilateral knee pain. During the past year, Tommy had seen orthopedic...
The 4 Pillars of Health & Fitness

The 4 Pillars of Health & Fitness

What is the definition of being healthy? According to the World Health Organization, “health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” More recently this definition includes leading a socially...
How to Prevent Pain with Diet and Exercise (compliments of ACE Fit)

How to Prevent Pain with Diet and Exercise (compliments of ACE Fit)

It hurts when you get up in the morning. It hurts while you’re sitting at your desk. It hurts when you bend over to tie your shoes. From lower-back pain to nagging joint pain in the morning, many people are turning to pharmaceuticals and NSAID (non steroidal...
Food & Health: A Wonderful Partnership

Food & Health: A Wonderful Partnership

To help provide you with on-going support, knowledge and guidance about health and nutrition I have asked Theresa Quartararo, a Certified Health Counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to join me in providing you with information in holistic nutrition,...
How Interval Training Can Improve Your Health

How Interval Training Can Improve Your Health

Want to improve your health and fitness? According to current research regular high-intensity exercise can make a significant difference to your health. Interval training is an effective way to exercise. Most of us have heard of intervals or repeated, short, sharp...
To Stretch or Not To Stretch

To Stretch or Not To Stretch

Research is now showing us that static stretching before exercise might not provide all of the benefits that many of us have come to expect. It was previously believed that static stretching lengthened muscles and increased flexibility. However, there is little...
Everything You Wanted to Know About Lactate but Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Wanted to Know About Lactate but Were Afraid to Ask

Now that I’ve scared you away from reading this article let me try again. We’ve all heard of the terms lactic acid, lactate threshold, anaerobic threshold, VO2 max. As much as these terms are discussed in the world of the exercise physiologist, the main message is...
Belleayre Mtn All-Terrain Challenge

Belleayre Mtn All-Terrain Challenge

Another Race. This time it was the 4th race (Belleayre) in the NYS Mountain Bike Series hosted by Overlook Mountain BIkes. The course: Take a lot of climbing then some really cool single track and then downhill then some more climbing then some more really cool single...
DarkHorse 40

DarkHorse 40

Wow. What a day. Humidity was off the charts. TG for cloud coverage.  The goal = 2 laps, 20 miles each / 2 hours 20 minutes per.  The course = beautiful, flowy single track.  The machine = my 26″ titanium single speed bike, 34/17 gearing, tubeless tires. The...
William’s Lake Mountain Bike Race

William’s Lake Mountain Bike Race

The exit from THE CAVE at Williams Lake, Rosendale NY. First race of the New York State Mountain Bike Series. 3 laps of approximately 5 miles of some very awesome, very techy single track. Conditions were muddy, slippery and challenging :-). A fun day of racing with...