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No Pain No Gain? One Personal Trainer’s Perspective.

Written by Philippe Orlando, Personal Trainer We’ve all heard the old expression – “no pain, no gain.” Some in my industry believe it is taboo. We should never say that because it’s too intimidating and clients won’t want to train with us; or it’s too risky – you might get sued if your client gets … Continue reading No Pain No Gain? One Personal Trainer’s Perspective.


New Fitness Experts for Viva Tysons Magazine!

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We’re excited to be the new Fitness Experts for Viva Tysons Magazine! Check out their recent article, which includes our history and training philosophy!   Published in Viva Tysons Magazine, February 2017 edition One To One Fitness has an impressive 30 year history in Washington DC and Northern Virginia. While it is one of our … Continue reading New Fitness Experts for Viva Tysons Magazine!


What Factors Affect Metabolic Rate?

Multiple factors affect metabolic rate, or the number of calories you burn. Check out the top determining factors below: Age: The older you get, the slower your metabolic rate becomes. This is one of the reasons people tend to gain weight as they age. Muscle mass: The greater your muscle mass, the more calories you burn. Body … Continue reading What Factors Affect Metabolic Rate?


10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism (Backed by Science)

Written by Helen West, RD for Authority Nutrition Metabolism is the term for all the chemical reactions in your body. These chemical reactions keep your body alive and functioning. However, the word metabolism is often used interchangeably with metabolic rate, or the amount of calories you burn. The higher it is, the more calories you burn and the easier … Continue reading 10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism (Backed by Science)


Goals, Life Circumstances and Priorities… Deterioration, Maintenance or Progress?

Goals, Life Circumstances and Priorities - One To One Blog

One To One has been in the personal training business for 30 years. We have worked with thousands of clients with a multitude of different training goals, many who have experienced transformational changes to their health, fitness, performance and lives. We have clients who have lost 50 pounds or more and who have maintained their … Continue reading Goals, Life Circumstances and Priorities… Deterioration, Maintenance or Progress?


Animal vs Plant Protein – What’s the Difference?

Animal vs Plant Protein – What’s the Difference? - One To One Blog

Written by Mary Jane Brown, PhD, RD for AuthorityNutrition.com About 20% of the human body is made up of protein. Because your body doesn’t store protein, it’s important to get enough from your diet each day. You can get protein from many food sources, including plants and animals. Some people claim that the source of the protein, whether animal or … Continue reading Animal vs Plant Protein – What’s the Difference?


Movement Prep: It’s More Than Just a Warm Up

Movement Prep: It's More Than Just a Warm Up - One To One Blog

“Warm up before you begin vigorous exercise”- a standard practice almost everyone has followed for decades, and still good advice today. At One To One, and other advanced training facilities, we aim to make the “warm up” much more productive through effective “Movement Preparation.” What does Movement Prep mean and what led us to this … Continue reading Movement Prep: It’s More Than Just a Warm Up


10 Worst Breakfast Foods

10 Worst Breakfast Foods - One To One Blog

As featured on AuthorityNutrition.com A healthy breakfast includes fiber, protein and healthy fat that gives you energy and makes you feel full. In contrast, an unhealthy breakfast can make you feel sluggish, cause you to gain weight and increase your risk of chronic disease. Here are the 10 worst foods you can eat in the morning. 1. Breakfast Cereals Many people think breakfast cereals are … Continue reading 10 Worst Breakfast Foods


Multi-Directional Training for Athletics and Life

Multi-Directional Training for Athletics & Life - One To One Blog

Activities of daily living require movement in all directions. Sports demand movement in all directions. The human body is designed to move in all directions. Training should include, and help improve, movement in all directions. The three basic movement directions are forward/backward (sagittal plane movements), side to side (frontal plane or lateral movements), and rotation … Continue reading Multi-Directional Training for Athletics and Life


Exercise for Fat Loss

Exercise for Fat Loss - One To One Blog

Weight loss, especially fat loss, is probably the most common reason people exercise. As a result, one of the most frequent questions personal trainers get is “what is the best type of exercise to promote fat loss?” There are common misconceptions about exercise for fat loss, and there has been new thinking about this over … Continue reading Exercise for Fat Loss


Metabolic Conditioning

Metabolic Conditioning - One To One Blog

The term Metabolic Conditioning has become very popular in the last decade. A comprehensive review of Metabolic Conditioning would include explanation of advanced exercise physiology and biochemistry principals that go beyond what most lay people need or want to know. A Metabolic Conditioning workout is simply one that uses multiple bouts of very high intensity … Continue reading Metabolic Conditioning


Golf Conditioning

Golf Conditioning - One To One Blog

The athletic world has fully embraced the positive effects of sports specific conditioning for performance enhancement and injury prevention. However most exercisers do not know what type of training will help their golf game and reduce their chances of injury. Worse yet, many golfers may actually hinder their performance and predispose themselves to injury by … Continue reading Golf Conditioning


What is Functional Training?

What is Functional Training? - One To One Blog

Over the past decade progressive fitness professionals have embraced the idea of “functional training.” As we continue to try to refine and expand our understanding of this idea, or philosophy, or objective and especially as we incorporate “functional training” into our own workouts and the programs we develop for our clients, our understanding, as well … Continue reading What is Functional Training?


Can Exercise Hinder Movement Quality?

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Our last article – Movement Quality: The Backbone of Athletic Success – identified the importance of training to enhance movement quality, including focus on and development of both the mobility (or flexibility) of the body, and the control of that mobility (stability or strength). An astute follow up question is, can exercise hinder Movement Quality? The answer is an unequivocal YES. Exercise is … Continue reading Can Exercise Hinder Movement Quality?


Movement Quality: The Backbone of Athletic Success

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Movement quality is an aspect of athletic performance, fitness, and injury reconditioning that is rarely addressed, but is one of the biggest keys to great results in all exercise endeavours. Training to enhance movement quality is training that includes focus on and development of both the mobility (or flexibility) of the body, and the control of … Continue reading Movement Quality: The Backbone of Athletic Success