Depending on which fitness professional you ask, the title of this blog could be considered a hot take. You should only be eating egg whites, right? I'm here to tell you why it's not a hot take, and why I believe you shouldn't eat just the whites anymore. First, let's look into the two parts … Continue reading Eat The Whole Damn Egg
Gotta get your steps in for the day, right? Maybe you're using your new Fitbit and are in the midst of a "step contest" amongst friends? Gotta burn that fat, lose weight and tone up for summer! Well... I'm confronted with this often. Today I hope to empower you with the truth behind walking and … Continue reading The Misconception of Walking and Fat Loss
Who doesn't enjoy a few cold ones after a long work week? We all do. But what we don't enjoy is the feeling of guilt we have post-consumption or the anxiety we get thinking that we just ruined all of our hard work and progress in the gym. This proves to be extremely discouraging, especially … Continue reading Fat Loss and Alcohol: Friend or Foe?
In today's day and age, everyone's looking for the next miracle drug. The next big breakthrough to feeling better, losing fat, improving appearance and improving overall physical and mental health. But what if that drug is already out there, and has been for arguably thousands of years? I want to keep it simple today and … Continue reading Resistance Training: The Miracle Drug?
"I don't have time to eat 6 meals per day, I'm just too busy" "I know myself, I will for sure overindulge if you make me eat so frequently" "It feels like I just finished eating, do I really have to eat again?" These are just a few of the comments and questions I've … Continue reading Do We Really Need to Eat Frequently for Improved Body Composition?
My fellow coworker and our senior trainer here at Spectrum, Dave Knight, ATC, CSCS, CISSN, said something about steady-state cardio one day that has stuck with me since the day he said it. "You can't work less hard and expect to burn more calories and get better results" he said. Short, sweet and to the point. … Continue reading High-Intensity Interval Training > Steady-State Cardio for Fat Loss. The Buck Stops Here.
Hello World. Allow me to reintroduce myself (my only Jay-Z reference, I promise). My name is Andrew Rainville. I'm a young fitness professional working for Spectrum Fitness Consulting, located in Beverly, MA, about 20 minutes north of Boston. Sports, fitness and overall health and wellness has been my passion my entire life. It's how the … Continue reading Welcome