December 20th, 2023 by Sarah Teczar

5 Fun and Creative Ways to Exercise During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, and it’s very easy to let your exercise routine lapse in the midst of all the planning, shopping, cooking, partying, and present-wrapping. And when it’s cold and dark outside, it can be even harder to motivate yourself to get up off the couch […]

November 15th, 2023 by Sarah Teczar

8 Questions to Ask Your Personal Trainer Before You Hire Them

Personal trainer helping client lift weights

It’s fall, which is a great time for fresh starts and, for many people, time to think about upping your workout routine before heading into the holidays. There are so many great reasons to hire a personal trainer: maybe you want to exercise but find the gym intimidating and have no idea where to start, […]

March 6th, 2023 by Mark Samara

Top 4 Benefits of a Hands On Training Education

Picture this: you’re interviewing heart surgeons for an upcoming surgery.  You ask the surgeon about their qualifications.  They confidently reply,  “Well, I watched a bunch of youtube videos on surgery…and I look really good holding a scalpel.” This is what the world of personal training is like. I often tell the class at AAPT that […]

January 30th, 2023 by Mark Samara

8 Ways To Perk Yourself Up During The Day

It’s 3PM.  Lunchtime is long gone.  Your eyes are starting to glaze over.  You feel antsy, yet tired.  It’s becoming difficult to concentrate on your work and productivity is plummeting.  There’s still work to be done, but you just can’t muster the energy to perform your best.  What do you do? Fear not!  There  are […]

December 27th, 2022 by Mark Samara

My Self Imposed Curfew for High Quality Sleep

My self imposed curfew for high quality sleep A short time ago I noticed that I was lacking my normal ‘pep in my step’ each morning.  It had been a gradual occurrence, but after some time became impossible to ignore.  In an ongoing quest to feel my very best each day I proceeded with some […]

November 17th, 2022 by Mark Samara

How Do We Know Things (In Health and Fitness)

Information Overload: When it comes to fitness one thing we have in abundance is information.  Believe it or not, this isn’t a recent trend, even 30 years ago we were bombarded with advice. Family and friends touted the ‘cure that worked for them’.  Books and magazines held the promise of the Ultimate Workout Routine, and […]

October 10th, 2022 by Kim Garcia

Graduate Highlight: Ben Moll

Welcome to the American Academy of Personal Training’s Graduate Spotlight! Meet Ben Moll! Ben graduated from AAPT’s July Midday 2009 class. He now works as a legendary Personal Trainer at Best You Training in Andover, MA ( Who was your instructor: Heather Coppock + Sarah Lang When & where did you get hired after AAPT: I started […]

March 9th, 2022 by Kim Garcia

Graduate Highlight: Kinetic Remedy!

Welcome to the American Academy of Personal Training’s Graduate Spotlight! Meet Ralph Pierre-Louis owner of Kinetic Remedy! Located in Mission Hill, Kinetic Remedy focuses on one-on-one training and small group training, plus group classes in the near future! How did AAPT impact your fitness journey? “I’ve always wanted to open my own space. It was […]

April 30th, 2021 by Kim Garcia

What are the Benefits of Protein Shakes?

Man preparing Protein Shake

Protein is important. Protein helps our bodies function on a daily basis and help our bodies repair cells and create new ones. Protein helps everyone of all ages to stay strong, grow, develop and maintain their body. Protein shakes are a great way to get your protein intake and are easy to make! Protein shakes […]

January 15th, 2021 by Kim Garcia

New Year, New You? Not So Fast.

It’s a new year, and even though things are different during this crazy time, there’s one thing that has stayed the same. The “new year, new me” mentality plagues the world each and every January. However, it almost always falls through after a few weeks or months. So why are there so many failed new year’s resolutions?