Instruction From a Personal Trainer Much More Than ‘Showing You The Machines’

“I just want someone to show me the machines.” It’s the first thing I hear from a beginner when they come into a gym. And I used to wonder, what do they mean by “machines?” Are they thinking about the cardio machines (the elliptical, bike or treadmill)? Or are they talking about the seated strength[…]

Small head leads to big success for Sherwood’s fitness gear

Originally published in The Daily Item Jan. 26, 2015.  MARBLEHEAD — Melissa Rowe Sherwood never thought having a small head would bring her so much business. After teaching group fitness classes for 13 years, the Marblehead resident and former Swampscott High School track captain had resigned herself to the fact that no headband would ever[…]

Lynn gym looking to train more than just bodies

Originally published in The Daily Item in May 2014 LYNN — Neil Liston has been training athletes for years, but now he and his staff at Higher Ground Sports and Fitness Training are bringing their services to wider range of youths with a nonprofit. The Eastern Avenue facility, specializing in sports conditioning, has regularly hosted local boxers,[…]