September 7, 2016

For people still struggling to make time for exercise, a new study offers a strong incentive: You’ll save $2,500 a year.

The savings, a result of reduced medical costs, don’t require much effort to accrue — just 30 minutes of walking five days a week is enough.

The findi...

July 28, 2016

Lots of people in health and fitness roll their eyes at the idea that eating healthy is hard. The stark reality they’re missing: For many folks, constraints with time, money, transportation, etc. make good nutrition seem out of reach. Read on for some hard truth about...

July 28, 2016

Welcome to Fitness Options Alex Levine!

Alex was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts and has always been drawn to sports and fitness. He graduated from Ithaca College in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. Upon graduation, Alex worked in youth sports...

April 13, 2016

In exercise and fitness training, a “one-size fits all” approach does not work.


This is one of my favorite aspects of being a personal trainer and health coach.


Every single day, I encounter something new. Whether it’s a client’s specific goal, preference, injury, or c...


If you thought spinning was just like cycling but indoors, get ready for a huge learning experience

Going to a spin class can make many cyclists feel slightly out of their element. It’s an activity so close to what we do on a regular basis, but different enough to le...

What exercises are best for improving balance?




Your options are legion. Tai chi, for instance, with its flowing movements and poses, rapidly builds balance. A study published last year found that older people who completed several weeks of tai chi classes performed m...

February 15, 2016



“Should I take a break from booze?”


Have you ever asked yourself this question?

I have.

I never felt like I needed to quit drinking. My consumption is normal by most accounts. It’s “moderate.”

But boozy beverages seem to show up a lot.

I like having a beer to mark the en...

January 4, 2016

Have you ever made a New Year's resolution that you had a hard time sticking to? Oh yeah, me too, and so has everyone else. Believe me, it's not that there isn't value in setting new goals and commitments, but perhaps we've been too lofty? What is it about waiting unti...

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