Articles tagged with: Weight Loss

How to Keep Your “Fitness” Resolutions

on Wednesday, 18 January 2017. Posted in Fitness the "right way"

According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, the seven most popular New Year Resolutions for 2017 were:

#1 Lose weight / eat & be healthier
#2 Life / self improvements
#3 Better financial decisions
#4 Quit smoking
#5 Do more exciting things
#6 Spend more time with family & close friends
#7 Work out more often

The study ALSO revealed that over 50% of all resolutions fail within 6 months. A startling fact attributed to:

• Lack of SUPPORT
• Unrealistic or unobtainable GOALS
• Failure to see considerable, lasting CHANGE.

This statistic — and the “top 7 resolutions” list above, confirmed for me why those who join Catalyst STAY with Catalyst: they realize and maintain RESULTS.

Dance-A-Thon 2016: a Small Sample of the Excitement to Come!

on Thursday, 16 June 2016. Posted in Catalyst News


For those who braved the ominous (and thankfully incorrect) weather forecasts, the Catalyst 2016 Dance-A-Thon & Cardio Boot Camp provided an exercise experience that many are still smiling about!  Scheduled to start at 6:00PM, the clouds cleared “right on cue,” giving way to a dramatic sunset , and a refreshing breeze that rewarded our “popping & planking” participants and instructors.

I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for making Dance-A-Thon 2016 an exciting, memorable and success.

While attending the event, I was approached by a number on onlookers questioning “what” we were all doing and “why?” Many observers expressed remorse they hadn’t heard about the event sooner, noting “it looks like everyone is having a blast!” They were.

So I thought I would offer some insight into why Catalyst sponsors this and other Special Events.

Anatomy of an Exceptional Health Club—Part III: Catalyst Members

on Tuesday, 23 February 2016. Posted in Catalyst News


The “Soul” of Catalyst Health Club

Welcome to part 3 of “Anatomy of an Exceptional Health Club.” The first two articles in this series shared thoughts of how our facilities are the “body,” and our staff the “heart” of what makes Catalyst a great place to become healthier. However, I think the concept of “saving the best for last” really applies here—because PART 3 recognizes the driving force that has guided Catalyst toward continued improvement and success—the inspirational “soul” of our club: our Catalyst members.

The Fat Loss Formula

on Sunday, 31 May 2015. Posted in Nutrition & Exercise

What is the fastest way to lose fat?

For anyone that has discussed fitness with me or yet any of the Catalyst Health & Fitness professionals for that matter, you’ll likely know that before we answer your question we’ll typically lace it into a few more questions. More specificaly with one.

What’s your goal?

Are you interested in looking your best this coming weekend, as you’ll be wearing a sleeveless dress? Are we prepping for the beach a few months from now or talking about quickly winning a long uphill battle you’ve faced with body weight fluctuation?

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    I began working with Kostas about six months before my wedding...The time that I spent in the gym with Kostas was the most fun I have had working out.

    — Diana Mirante


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    “Investing in Kostas made a significant…the integrity by which he runs his business, his persistence and expertise, and his balanced, compassionate, flexible approach…If I were to describe the experience in two words, it would be “Life Changing.”

    —Rich Morabito


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    “I began training with Janet at Catalyst…today I have progressed so that my blood pressure regularly tests at 110/70; my total cholesterol is 146 and my HDL is below 100.”

    — David Rapp


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    “Training with Stephanie at Catalyst has been the single best “health decision” I have ever made. My newfound muscle tone and weight loss are the visible counterpart to the internal strength and positivity I feel…”

    — Melissa Beth


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    “As a result of my training with Andrew, I am both physically and emotionally stronger. I am grateful for his guidance and highly recommend his training to anyone…”

    — Marianne Savarese


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    “Throughout this journey Kostas has been there to encourage me and push me beyond what I thought were my limits. He believed in me when I didn't believe in myself…”

    — Christine Peterson


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    “Cate took the time to get to know my lifestyle habits and fitness goals…by the time I finished training with her, I put on eight pounds of lean muscle…I would never have put on this many pounds of muscle without her coaching and guidance.”

    —Justin Slater


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