"Getting Back To The Gym" Fitness Training Guide

As we know gyms have finally started to open back up in Massachusetts after about 16 weeks of being closed. Most of us had limited equipment at home, and lacking the discipline and motivation to get the most out of ourselves. With this being said getting back in the gym and expecting to train the same as before is unrealistic for those who weren’t maintaining during that time. We want to be able to get back to where we were before or even start this new journey, and this will take some time. We need to train our minds to enjoy the process of progress and realize one workout won’t get us to our goals. On the other hand, building up the consistency and celebrating the small wins will keep you

How Do I Lose Fat? Fitness Trainer Explains

One of the challenges that our society faces today is the “quick fix” culture that has evolved. People want things to happen instantly, they set a goal in their mind and they want to reach it immediately. Unfortunately, the health industry has put great effort into leading people to believe that they can have a quick fix, and achieve their fat loss goals by using one simple product or plan. They sell hundreds of thousands of people a year on their best selling quick-fix fat loss products. Whether it’s a magic pill you take every morning, a shake you drink as a meal replacement or a beverage you drink once every day, these are simply not the answer. Oftentimes, the revenue and business side b

Fitness Equipment while Living in Boston sized Apartments

Even as a fitness trainer, I find it can be challenging to prioritize working out when there are distractions like Netflix and a pint of ice cream just waiting for you at the end of a long day. While many of us want to feel good both mentally and physically, that is much easier said than done. We are all human, and driving to the gym after a long day of work is often the last thing we want to do. On top of the daily struggles, 2020 has thrown many roadblocks our way, and currently, gyms are inaccessible to many people, and not very appealing to go to with the current pandemic still surging. But, what if I told you that you could still fit in an efficient workout, in the comfort and safety of

Nutritional Guide for a Healthy and Fit Lifestyle

Regardless of the outcome, you wish for when setting nutritional goals, whether it be gaining, maintaining, or losing weight, the most important components to seeing results are the foods you choose to fuel your body with. Without getting too technical, our bodies run off of three macronutrients; fats, carbohydrates, and protein. Oftentimes when people are setting nutritional goals for themselves, they hear the term “fat” and run. There are healthy fats that are necessary for our bodies that can help in the process of losing fat. Healthy types of fat such as avocados, nuts, flaxseed, walnuts, fish, and tofu help to break down the unhealthy fats in our bodies. The macronutrient that most peop

A Personal Weight Loss Journey finding High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

My passion for fitness began at the end of my sophomore year of college when I realized that I had gained about 20 pounds. Being only 5’3” I had reached a rather unhealthy weight of 158 pounds. Having been an athlete starting at a young age, I knew that this weight would not only affect my athletic performance, but also the way I felt about myself mentally. When my weight loss journey began, I was not up to speed on the various types of training that offered optimal results in a more fun and efficient way. I began by implementing my caloric deficit with a 3-4 mile run Monday through Friday. For anyone that knows me well, they know I strongly dislike long distance running and that I find it t

Guide to Watching Boston Sports 2020

After a nearly four month hiatus from professional sports due to COVID-19, the NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL are expected to resume this month. For Boston sports fans this is welcome news as all four teams - Cetics, Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots have title hopes. Keep reading to learn when and where your favorite teams are returning to action. The Boston Celtics The NBA returns to action on July 30th from within the bubble at the ESPN Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. Unlike traditional regular season play, only the top 22 teams will head to Florida where 8 games will be played before the playoffs kickoff. For seeding, the top seven teams in each conference - which includes the Celtics - will

MBTA Fiscal Control Board extended another year

On July 3rd Governor Baker signed off on emergency legislation extending the five-year term of the MBTA’s Fiscal Control Board. The five-member Board was set to expire, which would have reverted management of the “T” to the transit line itself, as was the case before Baker came into office and got the legislature to completely revamp management of the deficit-encumbered system. Instead, by agreement of the House and Senate after months of unsuccessfully negotiating different versions of a new management board, the current Board will continue. The differences going forward continue, however, as to what a successor control board will comprise. Baker wants a seven-member board, with a public sa

Governor Baker, Trump NH Rally and Maine Travel Restrictions Explained

Politicians often have to be discrete. They can't just state how they feel on every political issue. Politics itself is frequently about compromise, and many politicians seem to have compromised on many issues before they even say anything. This seems to be the case with Governor Charlie Baker. It's important to note that Baker himself is a Republican. Many people would say that he and Trump are on the same side. However, he's still willing to criticize Trump and his other political allies, even if he only does so subtly and implicitly. Baker continues to encourage people to wear masks and other forms of facial protection at rallies and other outdoor gatherings. He rejects the idea that anyo

The Trump Administration's International Student Policy and Harvard and MIT Lawsuit Explained

At the beginning of the month, the Trump Administration put a new international student policy into effect that caused an uproar throughout the United States. The policy canceled a temporary policy put in place when President Trump declared the State of Emergency in March. Here are the facts: Monday, July 6th: The International Student Policy was put into effect. This policy would force students on visas to make a tough decision: either return to their home country if their school was holding only on-line courses or transfer to a college or university that had a hybrid curriculum - a mix of online and in-person courses. This ruling affected students of all ages, from grade school to universi

Your 2020 Mail-in Voting Guide: All the info you need for general & primary elections!

Governor Charlie Baker recently signed a bill expanding early voting by mail in Massachusetts. Below is your complete 2020 main-in voting guide! ( In-person voting will still be allowed come Election Day.) State and Primary Elections: The state primary is on September 1st and the general election is on November 3rd. Early Voting: In-person early voting for the primary election will be held from August 22nd- 28th while in-person voting for the general election will be held October 17th-October 30th. Early voting for the primary election will be held on Saturday & Sunday, August 22nd & 23rd, while early voting for the geneal election will be on Saturday & Sunday, October 17th & 18th. The size

Boston Brewery Travel Guide 2020

It’s summer in Boston which means soaking up all the sun we can before our iconic New England fall sets in. Summer is looking a little different this year due to Covid-19 but one industry that adapted well is Boston’s  Brewery scene - who quickly switched to Beer-To-Go, online ordering, curbside pickup and for some, even delivery when taprooms were forced to close. Then when they were allowed to open for outdoor seating, they expanded or even created their own outdoor space compliant with State regulations and safety protocols. Here are all the breweries in Boston proper to visit and their current operating capacities Nightshift Brewing - Lovejoy Wharf 1 Lovejoy Wharf #101 Boston, MA 02114 L

5 Romantic and Safe Staycations ideas in Boston during 2020

Long considered one of the nation’s most iconic, historical and beautiful cities Boston has no shortage of fun staycation ideas. However, many of these ideas are based on a pre COVID-19 world where businesses are open, tourists are enjoying duck boat tours and the Red Sox are vying for another World Series Championship. Although Boston looks entirely different today from just a year ago, COVID-19 does not mean that the fun has to stop. Keep reading and follow along with us as we look at 5 fun and romantic staycation ideas in the Boston area. Picnic in Boston Common The Boston Common remains open to the public during Coronavirus, but the city is warning visitors to maintain social distancing

Boston Travel Guide 2020

Visiting Boston People who travel to Boston during October can enjoy the area's unique Halloween celebrations and autumn weather. Some people specifically travel to New England in order to see the leaves change, and Boston can look particularly beautiful in October. Hotels might be slightly more expensive in September, because so many Boston college students are returning to school during that time. Travelers also frequently visit Boston in April. It starts to get warmer in Boston during April. The city gets busier in May, which is when the college year ends. However, many people will still want to visit Boston in the summer, especially if they're interested in going to the beach. Boston Bea

5 Boston Flight Deals in 2020

Although many people have decided to stop traveling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is actually a great time to travel. Not only are the flight costs much lower, but since most people aren't flying anyway, the planes are much less crowded, as are the airports. With that in mind, the following is a list of 5 Boston flight deals you should consider taking advantage of. Saint Kitts Travel to beautiful Saint Kitts by plane, and have an amazing time on this scenic island. Nevertheless, you are only able to book flights from September on. The fare for this flight from Boston is only $239 for basic economy or $269 for regular economy. This roundtrip ticket allows for a normal size carry-on, 1 pe

New England State Travel Guide 2020

States may have Updated travel restrictions. Please go to each state’s official website for up to date information. Vermont People traveling to Vermont for the first time usually decide to visit Lake Champlain. It's a gorgeous place, and it's perfect for people who want to appreciate New England's natural beauty. It's very warm in Vermont during July, and biking on the Stowe Recreation Path can be fun. Biking enthusiasts can ride leisurely across a straight and flat path on a sunny day. They'll get a gorgeous view of the surrounding woodlands throughout this six-mile bike path. Some Vermont counties have more COVID-19 cases than others. People should pay attention to how busy it is around La

‘Somebody’s front yard is not a bathroom’, Mayor Walsh Tells South Boston Beach Visitors

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused authorities to be forced to monitor an array of random actions and behaviors, perhaps, none are as bizarre as this issue. In addition to policing mask coverings and the amount of distance people are keeping between one another, it seems they must now also make sure people aren't urinating on the properties of those who own beach homes. The Southie Beach Situation For many property owners in the area, life's a beach. Since the Curley Community Center has been closed down, which has eliminated the main source of restrooms in the area, many beachgoers have been left scrambling for suitable places to relieve themselves. And unfortunately, this the best plac

Massachusetts updates advisory for out-of-state travel

July is traditionally a busy tourist month in Boston and the surrounding areas, but COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on the travel plans of out of state travelers. In an effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus while ensuring the safety of local residents, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has enacted tough standards that includes requiring many residents of other states to self quarantine before venturing out of their hotels, airbnbs and vacation rentals. If you are traveling to Massachusetts from Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, New Jersey or Rhode Island than you will no longer be required to self-quarantine first because of the declining rates of COVID-19 in these N

New bill would put Evictions on hold for another year, extending moratorium

State Representative Mike Connolly of Cambridge has filed a bill that would extend the eviction moratorium in Massachusetts for a year beyond the end of the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, the eviction moratorium is scheduled to expire on August 18th but may be extended indefinitely by Governor Charlie Baker. Connolly's bill, cosponsored by Representative Kevin Honan of Brighton, would prevent nearly any eviction from taking place for at least one year following Baker's declaration that the coronavirus state of emergency had passed. The bill, Connolly says, is designed to guarantee housing stability for all during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Landlords would not be able to evict tenants wh

Boston Drive-In Movie Nights are Coming Soon!

For those who are pining for a night out and love watching things on the big screen, there's great news! The city of Boston has decided to host a series of drive-thru movies during the month of July. As a part of a joint effort from Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston's Parks and Recreation, and the Mayor's Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment, there will be a free drive-in movie every Wednesday for the month of July. For Boston Residents Only Nevertheless, if you are reading this from a neighboring town and want to attend, do be advised that this event is for residents only and that all of these events have already sold out. In an effort to restore some sense of normalcy as well as provide ne

Vandals Strike at the Homes of Boston City Council Members

Over the weekend of June 26th, multiple Boston city councilors were victims of vandalism at their personal residences. The most common tactic used by the vandals included affixing posters in the form of report cards to fences on the property of the council members. Believed to be in response to their votes in support of passing Boston's $3.6 Billion operating budget, the vandalism struck a nerve with many in the city to include Mayor Marty Walsh who took a hard stance in condemning the vandals actions saying that it was inappropriate to target personal residences where young children reside and where neighbors can be adversely impacted. For 2021, the budget passed in an 8-5 vote with opponen

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