Welcome and Hello!
If you have landed on this page, Welcome to S.M.A.R.T. Fitness Studio’s online presence. Here you will find information about exercise and fitness and health. Today however, I simply want to say “Hello.” If you haven’t visited the Studio in person yet, I hope to meet you soon. You’ll like it. The Studio is comfortable, inviting and encouraging. And...there’s no other studio like it in West Philadelphia.
Located at 2499 North 50th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19131 (the Ground Floor of the Bala Apartment building), we offer Spinning and other types of Group Fitness classes. Did you know that the benefits of exercise lingers throughout the day? You continue to burn calories after your workout is done. Use this benefit during the day when you are eating instead of when you are sleeping. Then again, perhaps evening classes are better for you to de-stress after a hard day’s work. Whatever time of day, make sure you get your workout in! Check out the “classes” link on this site and click on classes. Our instructors are awesome and committed to giving you a rewarding experience.
Oh…I didn’t mention that Personal Training is available. Working with a Personal Trainer can create a specific workout plan just for you based on what you want to achieve. Contact me directly and we’ll set up a time to talk about your health and fitness goals.
So, “Welcome” and “Hello” once again...
Feel free to reach out to me via email or text (267) 713-9403 (or in person) with your comments about the class schedule, the website, or something else you may want to ask or say.
And, I hope you find the blog posts below helpful and informative!
Debra Williams, ACSM-CPT
A personal training & exercise studio is a more intimate setting for working out with a personal trainer or small group of individuals in group fitness classes. While everyone knows what a gym is, that doesn't mean that working out at the gym is right for everyone. Many people grow tired of the same gym setting year after year. This is the biggest reason why so many people are turning to personal training and exercise studios to get more personalized fitness training. Plus, it can be hard to have personal training sessions at a typical gym...more
- You don't know how to start an exercise program
- You are not seeing results when you workout on your own
- You are bored with the same old workouts
- You need to be challenged
- You need accountability and motivation
- You have a specific illness or injury and want to work with an experienced trainer to avoid any further problems
- You are training for a sport or an event
- You want supervision and support during your workouts
- You want to learn how to exercise on your own
- You would...
SOURCE: VeryWell Fit and Vispute, et al. "The Effect of Abdominal Exercise on Abdominal Fat." J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Sep;25(9):2559-64.
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