4 Tips For Accurate Calorie Counting

With the New Year having just hit, tons of people will be turning to calorie counting as their primary means for losing weight. Calorie...

The Best Types of Cardio

Cardio can be a very useful tool for those seeking to maximize their energy expenditure (calories burned daily). While it is not absolutely necessary,...

Mobility Series- The Shoulder

The Importance of Shoulder Mobility The shoulder joint is debatably the most complex joint in the entire body. Without getting too wordy, it has...

Mobility Series: The Wrist

The Importance of Wrist Mobility The wrist is one of the most used yet least talked about joints in the body. Think about it....

Creatine: Is it effective? Is it safe?

In the fitness world, creatine is the source of much widespread debate. What’s most often debated regarding creatine is the safety of the supplement...

Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us: How’s Your Gut Function?

Fall is here, and that means that cold and flu season has arrived.  Have you ever noticed that some people seldom get sick?  Or...

Lower Body Strength Phase with Lower Body Circuits

              For Month #14 of the Workout of the Week, we are going to be attempting a Lower Body Strength phase, combined with some...

Power Over Habit: Why Mindset Matters

If you have ever tried to ignore a box of doughnuts at work, you know how hard it is to keep your hands to...

What You Need To Know About Adrenal Fatigue

Chances are you have heard of adrenal fatigue, but you may not be quite sure what it is.  Understanding this condition is important however,...

How To Create A Calorie Deficit And Lose Weight

It is well known that in order to lose weight you must create a calorie deficit meaning you must burn considerably more calories than...

HIIT and Upper Body Movements

For this month of our Workout of the Week series, we will be focusing on HIIT training, followed with Upper Body Bodybuilding movements. By...

Back To School: How To Make It A Great Year

Whether you are a student or the parent of a student, you likely have one thing on your mind as the new school year...

Top Foods To Build Muscle

If your goal is to build muscle there are essentially two boxes that need to be checked. Those two boxes are (1) a caloric...

Workout of the Week Month 12

For Month #12 of WoW, we will be focusing on Full Body Metabolic Conditioning. In a general sense, Metabolic Conditioning workouts (“Met-Cons” for short)...

5 Fitness Fads and Myths to Avoid

This week’s article is a little less dense than most, as we will touch on 5 fitness fads that ought to be avoided. These...

Top 3 Protein Smoothies

Sometimes a bite to eat just isn’t practical even when you really need one. Think about it. Imagine yourself knocking back some Tupperware chicken...

Workout of The Week Month 11

Welcome to Month 11 of the Workout of the Week series! For our second to last month, we will be focusing on Functional Fitness!...

How To Beat A Fat Loss Plateau

“I’m down 15 pounds but the scale hasn’t budged in weeks!” For anyone who’s ever had success with dropping some lbs. this statement probably...

Workout of the Week: Month 10- Density Training

Hello Hybrid Fitness Community! Here we are, back for Month 10 of our Workout of the Week series. This month, we are going to...

How To Prepare For A Distance Race

5k’s, half-marathons, marathons, and even ultra-marathons and Iron Man races are among some of the most challenging tests that humans cant put themselves through....

Ascending and Descending Rest Intervals

Welcome to Month 9 of the Workout of the Week Series! This week, we are going to be utilizing some complex, but extremely effective,...

The Science Behind Rep Schemes: Which is right for your goals?

When you step into the gym, the first thing you must decide is when weight training is which muscle groups do you want to...

Intermittent Fasting

Up until the development of modern agriculture, fasting was as common of a practice as breathing. Food was not always readily available, and when...

Full Body Tabata Style Workouts

              Month 8 of the Workout of the Week series is officially upon us! This month we are doing Tabata Style Full-Body Workouts! This...

How to Use Medicine Balls to Become A Better Athlete

In just about every sport, developing muscular power is absolutely crucial to improving performance.  Muscular strength is defined as your ability to apply maximal...

High Fat Food Myths

For years, high-fat foods were demonized as the reason for the obesity crisis. Mainstream media aided in pushing this narrative, and helped popularize fat-free...

WOW Month 7- Bodyweight/Gymnastic Movements

              Howdy Hybrid Fitness Fam! We’re back for month #7 of our Workout of the Week series. We hope that you have been enjoying...

How to use Medicine Balls to become a better athlete

In just about every sport, developing muscular power is absolutely crucial to improving performance.  Muscular strength is defined as your ability to apply maximal...

Workout of the Week Month 6- Full Body Supersets

Welcome to Month 6 of our Workout of the Week series! If you’ve been with us since we started, today will officially be the...

The What/Why/How of Minimalist Shoes

           Minimalist shoes have gained much popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Minimalist shoes refer to any shoe...

Weight Loss Plateaus: How to Beat the Beast

Weight loss plateaus are a common issue that often affects many of us after we’ve been on a diet for an extended period of...

Full Body Kettlebell Routines

The next four weeks we will be focusing on workouts utilizing kettlebells as the main source of weight/resistance. Since kettlebell routines are sometimes complex...

Barbell Complexes

What Are They? A Barbell Complex refers to two or more barbell movements being done consecutively, requiring a certain number of reps to be...

Workout of The Week Month 4: Push/Pull Routine

Welcome to Month 5 of our Workout of the Week series! This month, we are switching things up slightly. We will be using 4...

Weight Loss Plateaus: How to Beat the Beast

           Weight loss plateaus are a common issue that often affects many of us after we’ve been on a diet...

Lower Body Strength Phase with Lower Body Circuits

Greetings Hybrid Community! We’re back with month #3 of our Workout of the Week initiative. If you’re new to joining us, our Hybrid team...

The Benefits of Sauna

Saunas have long been used in society as a form of stress relief and full-body healing. The earliest Saunas date back over 2,000 years...

HIIT/Upper Body Bodybuilding

For month #2 of our Workout of the Week series, we will be focusing on HIIT training, followed with Upper Body Bodybuilding movements. By...

Reduce Your Stress and Improve Your Training

Stress is probably the most overlooked variable when we talk about training and recovery.  If you do not learn to manage your stressors effectively...

Is There A Better Way to do Cardio? HIIT Cardio vs. HIIT Training

Losing weight can be a struggle. Success depends on watching what you eat, controlling for Calories, going to the gym, and doing cardio in...

Saturated Fats: Are They Good or Bad for Your Health?  by Terrence Riley

This is a very complicated subject. For many years, organizations such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the National Institute of Health...

How important are those last few reps? by Terrence Riley

            Bodybuilding legends like Arnold Schwarzenegger emphasized the importance of chasing that pump by training until you literally cannot do another repetition. Many...

What is the “reverse diet”? by Terrence Riley

The reverse diet is not just another fad diet and, in fact, might not even be considered a “diet” in the traditional sense. Losing...

Is Your Caffeine Intake Hurting Your Workout? by Terrence Riley

It is estimated that roughly 90% of adults in the U.S. consume caffeine via food, drink, medication, or in some other form. Coffee especially...

Stop Stretching Before Your Workout by Terrence Riley

  Sports were a significant aspect of life for many of us growing up. If that memory isn’t too far in the past you...

Targeting your Glutes

Targeting specific muscles during a workout is usually a concept applied by bodybuilders or physique competitors in hopes of isolating that muscle group. The...

Resistance Bands

One of the best pieces of exercise equipment you can invest in is the resistance band. There are a couple different types of bands...

Protein Intake Guidelines: Part 1 by Terrence Reilly

Most athletes understand the importance of protein and its role as key component to growing muscle. Eating enough protein isn’t quite the issue, however,...

A Calorie Is A Calorie? : Is Weight Loss Only A Matter Of “Calories in, Calories out?”

Once every few years a new diet or exercise program surfaces in the American mainstream offering a bevy of claims relating to fat loss...

The 3 Performance Enhancing Supplements You’re Not Taking by Terrence Riley

Let’s say you walk into a GNC (or Vitamin Shoppe) to restock your supply of supplements. You don’t necessarily have a limited budget but...

Get a Grip! How and Why to Improve Your Grip Strength

WHY SHOULD I TRAIN MY GRIP STRENGTH? Grip strength is often overlooked, thus undertrained. There is a tremendous amount of upside when it comes...

Ask The Trainer: Fasted Training

Q: What is “fasted” training? What are the benefits?

Fall Food Favorites

As the weather is getting colder we find ourselves drinking hot beverages and craving seasonal comfort foods like hot chocolate, pumpkin pies, and Thanksgiving staples...

Heavy Weight vs. Low Weight/High Rep

Both heavy weights and low weights with high rep lifting will make you stronger, the difference is in which type of muscle fiber is being recruited...

Ask The Trainer: The Right Way To Stretch

Q: Should I stretch before I workout?

Tips for Dining Out!

We’ve all been there before. You’ve stuck to your diet all week, turned down the donuts in the break room, declined going out to...

Foam Rolling 101: What it is and Why you should do it

Foam rollers have become a trendy piece of equipment at gyms worldwide. Despite the increase in popularity, there is still a lot unknown when...

Reduce Stress and Kill Your Workouts!

Stress is probably the most overlooked variable when we talk about training and recovery. If you do not learn to manage your stressors effectively...

Ask The Trainer: Lifting for Runners?

Q: I am an avid runner but I don’t really exercise at the gym. What are some exercises I could incorporate into my training...

Creatine: To Take or Not to Take?

Creatine is the most researched supplement on the market. Despite this, there are still a lot of misconceptions about it.  I believe, without a doubt,...

Myth Busters: Fitness Edition

We've all heard it before, or experienced it ourselves. "I'm not sore, did I really workout as hard as I thought I did?" or...

Ask the Trainer: Fat Burning

Q: What is the fastest way to burn fat?

Pre-Workout Fuel

Pre-Workout Foods: What are they? Why are they important? When should you eat them?

Plyometrics: Speed, Strength, Agility

What, why, and how this type of exercise will make you faster, stronger, and more agile!

5 Ways to Build Muscle and Improve Your Health

Do You Even Lift? If not, you should! Read on to find out why everyone should be doing weight bearing exercises and learn 5...

Ask the Trainer: Under-arm Jiggle

Learn how to tone, tighten, and strengthen your arms with these 5 exercises, and say goodbye to underarm "flab"!

Recovery Foods: What to Eat Post-Workout

Post-Workout food is your body's tool to refuel and repair itself. So what are they? Why are they important? When should you eat them?...

The Importance of Strong Glutes and 4 Exercises to Get Them

Good glutes aren't just for looks! These muscles are actually key in successful strength training, and the Hybrid team has put together four exercises...

5 Healthy Snack Suggestions

Breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day because it gets your metabolism going but what happens a couple hours later...

Top 5 Reasons to add Strength Training into your workout routine

  1.  Strength training protects bone health and muscle mass and aids in disease prevention. Lean muscle and bone mass diminishes by about 1% each...

Beginners Guide to HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training can help enable your body to burn more fat and calories than traditional cardio in a shorter period of time!

Ask the Trainer: Landmine

What is a landmine? Why should you care? Those questions answered and three exercises to get you started!

Beat the Bloat: How to reveal your best abs

We've all heard it before: Great abs may be worked in the gym, but they're revealed in the kitchen! Read on for tips from...

Punch Up Your Workout

Boxing as a workout: It's not just for fighters. In Memory of Muhammad Ali- January 17, 1942- June 3, 2016

Why You Should be Using Resistance Bands

Top 5 reasons why everyone should be using resistance bands and why you should start using them now!

Ask the Trainer: Exercise selection

Question:  What Is The Overall Best Exercise?

5 Healthy Snack Suggestions

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but what happens a couple hours later when your energy is waning? What should...

Adding in Strength Training to get Your Best Summer Body

Top 5 Reasons to add Strength Training into your workout routine

6 Tips to Healthier Eating This Thanksgiving

I don’t know about you all, but Thanksgiving is one of the hardest holidays for me when it comes to keeping my diet in...

New equipment!

Over the last few months we have made many additions to the gym's equipment. Some new things that you will see around the gym...

Turf installed at Hybrid Fitness

  We are happy to announce that the turf has been installed and is ready to be used! Be sure to stop by the...

New ownership!

The Hybrid Gym is under new ownership! You'll notice some changes to the gyms appearance and keep your eyes out for pictures when the...

Down & Dirty Race

July 26, 2015 - Warminster Park Come join Team Hybrid Elite at this years Down and Dirty Obstacle Race - supports Operation Gratitude which...

spartan race

Spartan Race at Citizens Bank Park

On september 20th, 2014 the Hybrid Gym team competed in the Citizens Bank Park Spartan Race.  Check out a few pictures from the day....

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