Come Train With Me at Nylo Fitness! (TriBeca NYC)

While working out at home has been eye-opening (I now appreciate so much more the benefit of bodyweight and low-weight exercise), it is also nice to get back into the swing of things with more complex equipment and heavier weight at a gym! I am so excited to be partnering with Nylo Fitness, Tribeca NYC’s ONLY fully private 1 on 1 personal training studio.

Here’s what you can expect if you choose to work with me. Once we are in contact (you can reach out via email, by filling out my questionnaire, or via Instagram), I will set up an entirely free consultation call. We will talk briefly about your past experiences, any medical/injury history I should know about, your current level of fitness, and your goals. We will discuss whether your goals have any timelines or conditions attached to them. All of this information will help me to plan a fully customized workout that is appropriate for you, your body, and your goals. Then, it’ll be time to hit the gym!

We will meet at Nylo (279 Church Street, TriBeca NY) and head up the stairs where we will be greeted by one of the co-founders, Sean or Elena. Sean and Elena are the perfect balance of professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and downright hilarious – you’re going to love them immediately! Once we are checked in (upon your first visit you will just need to show proof of vaccination), I will give you a brief tour of the facility including the spacious and fully stocked locker room.

You will have the chance to change your clothes in the locker room if necessary, hang up your coat in the coat closet, and do any last-minute preparation (whether physical or mental) for the session. We will head over into the fitness studio, taking off our shoes before entering in order to respect the cleanliness of the floors and equipment. You are welcome to wear gym shoes in the studio, so long as they are designated for gym use only and are not used on the pavement outside.

From there, our session begins! It has been specifically curated by me to align with the goals that we discussed, as well as respect whatever nuances your body needs at this moment. My workouts (and subsequently my programs) are thoughtful, and I do my best to make sure things stay fresh and fun for you! After all, I truly believe that health and fitness should not feel like a chore, and that the right workout and nutrition plans can build a very sustainable healthy lifestyle that will put you on the fast-track towards your goals!

The studio currently includes 3 power racks (which can be used for squatting, benching, and shoulder pressing), 4 adjustable benches, a rower (erg), an assault bike, a ski erg, pull up bars, multiple pull up bar attachments (i.e. rings), plenty of free weight plates and dumbbells, a full set of kettlebells, foam rollers, TRX cables, multiple different bars including a hex bar, various bands and cables, and so much more!

I am so excited to get started with you and begin setting and achieving goals. There is no better better time than right now to start curating for yourself the healthy lifestyle that you imagine. Even if you are already on that journey, no matter what your experience level, allow me to share with you my experience and learned techniques that can help you be even more efficient and enhance your lifestyle even more!

If you’re looking for fitness programming only, look no further! As a NASM Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, I specialize in strength programs utilizing free weights, machines, cables, and bodyweight to achieve your strength, performance, and aesthetic goals. I have the ability to train with you in-person at an independent studio in TriBeca, NYC, virtual via video chat, curate programs for you that you can do on your own, or a combination of all three! Training sessions can always be booked ad-hoc (whether in person or virtual), and bundles are available at a discount

Fitness Programming

My programs start at a minimum of 4 weeks long and are fully customized to take into consideration your goals, preferences, experience level, schedule, and equipment available to you. Each week I update the program to include appropriate progression to ensure consistent movement towards your goals. After 4 week, I revamp the whole program to add variety and more advanced and complex movements as appropriate. This package is virtual, in the sense that you will be executing the workouts on your own and I will be available to answer any questions and offer virtual form advice. While largely virtual, I am highly invested in making sure that you are executing the moves with correct form to ensure injury prevention and maximum progress. To become comfortable with your form, in the beginning I highly encourage sharing videos of you executing the movements, or scheduling a couple of training sessions with me (whether virtual or in-person) for a more hands-on experience. You will always have the ability to schedule sessions on an ad-hoc basis, or as a package of their own for a discounted price per session.

Fitness programming packages begin at $150 for 4 weeks. Inquire with me about customizing your plan tailored to your needs and budget. Click here to fill out my questionnaire so we can get started!

Ad Hoc Personal Training Sessions

I offer both in-person and virtual personal training sessions, which can either stand alone or pair with a fitness and/or nutrition program. Not only do training sessions allow for me to assess and correct form so you can benefit maximally from your training and prevent injury, but they also make the training program fun and even more successful! Training sessions will allow me to asses form and difficulty level to make well-informed decisions for the appropriate intensity level of your workouts/program to ensure progress without burnout or injury. Sessions will also help to hold you accountable and push yourself past plateaus.

Sessions can be held at a Nylo Studio (an independent fitness studio in TriBeca), the gym in your apartment building, or outdoors if weather permits. Virtual sessions are $60 per hour, and in-person sessions are $100 per hour (with a potential travel fee of up to $50 depending on the length of travel required). Inquire with me about bundling sessions to get a discounted rate per session. Click here to fill out my questionnaire so we can get started!

Nutrition Guidelines

If you already have your favorite workouts that you are comfortable with, or even if you are just looking to push off starting a workout regimen a little bit longer (I get that!), I offer nutrition programming that can be used independent of a fitness plan. I don’t believe in “diets,” per sei, because I believe that sustainable results come with consistency, and diets by definition are made to be temporary. With my program, we take the lifestyle that you currently have and enjoy, and we modify it to be more in-line with your goals. The nutrition guidelines are highly customized, and the goal is to fuel your body appropriately to energize your workouts and achieve body composition goals (whether that means building muscle, losing body fat, or both)! Building your plan will begin with a week-long assessment (free of charge) to allow me to get to know your current eating habits and preferences. Once I have an understanding of your current nutritional status, I can begin to put together your customized weekly plan based on your flavor preferences, needs, goals, and preferred style of cooking (or not). I refresh the standard nutrition program on a weekly basis to provide for variety and to take into consideration any upcoming events that we should plan ahead for.

As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, I am informed about nutrition guidelines that couple well with your training, whether it be strength, endurance, cross-training, or training for a specific sports season. I am not a registered dietician, so if there are any particular health concerns that you are looking to solve with proper nutrition, I can help to direct you towards the appropriately specialized professional to help.

Packages range between $150 and $400 for 4 weeks. Nutrition packages are highly customized and there are many different ways we can adjust my level of involvement, so inquire with me about exactly that you are looking for from a nutrition plan and I can give you a more specific quote tailored to your needs and budget. Click here to fill out my questionnaire so we can get started!

Fitness & Nutrition

The most effective way to achieve your health and fitness goals is to attack both fitness and nutrition simultaneously, since the two are so deeply intertwined, Proper nutrition is crucial for fueling your workouts, as well as replenishing your muscles with what they need to recover and get stronger post-workout. The services offered for fitness and nutrition are the same as what’s detailed above, but if you package the two programs together you can save money!

Packages begin at $250 for 4 weeks. Inquire with me about customizing your plan tailored to your needs and budget. Click here to fill out my questionnaire so we can get started!

Agogie Life Partnership

Agogie Life Partnership

I am SO excited to announce my partnership with Agogie, Wearable Resistance! I found this brand organically through a wellness email newsletter that I subscribe to. Ironically enough, the email this brand appeared in was an old one, and during the beginning quarantine, I had committed to catching up on ALL of my emails (don’t ask me if my inbox ever hit zero) . In another lifetime, I might have skipped over the headline advertising wearable resistance leggings, but given the fact that we are all trying to get creative with our methods of staying active and fit while gyms are closed and everyone is doing their best to stay home, I was intrigued by the concept. I wound up ordering the pants that week, and fell in love with them as soon as I put them on. I wrote an honest review on my Instagram, which the leadership at Agogie read and liked, and the rest is history!

Agogie has found a way to sew resistance bands right into the leggings, so there is added resistance with every single movement that you make. There are two levels of resistance available, +20lb and +40lb. One of the things I love about the concept of wearable resistance is that it works to activate your muscles and strengthen your natural movement patterns while you are just living your life, so the things you are already doing can simply be done with a little more oomph – cleaning your apartment just became your new favorite workout! As an added bonus, low impact consistent resistance helps strengthen stabilizer muscles, which can rehabilitate tendons and joints.

I will cut right to the chase and let you know that my discount code “MADDIE” will get you $20 off at checkout! I give you ALL the deets below, but check them out for yourself – they have options for both men and women!

It makes sense that Agogie will become a go-to for athletes when they train (to take an example, Agogie is to a track athlete what the baseball donut is to a batter warming up during a game to help with speed), but what about other people? Agogie wants to use its platform to not only enhance training for a variety of existing athletes of all levels, but also bring the concept of fitness to a community of people who wouldn’t normally indulge. I am so thrilled to be a part of this mission since it so closely aligns with my personal fitness goals through my blog! For example, for a long time I have been trying to get my mom into the gym with me. Whether the reason be that she doesn’t have time, she feels uncomfortable with other people seeing her while she works out, or that she doesn’t want to touch communal equipment, I have not yet been successful. Once I discovered Agogie, I decided that I HAD to get my mom to try them. I did successfully get her into the pants (I may or may not have had to bribe her with the promise that she would get a feature on my blog & Instagram), and we started with just a walk around my parents’ upstate house so she could get a feel for them. By the end of our walk, she was doing squats for fun! The pants solved a lot of the barriers to entry for her when it comes to the fitness world:

  • No need to worry about having extra time, because the pants give you the opportunity to add resistance to your day-to-day activity
  • No need to worry about the discomfort of entering the fitness world as a beginner and facing judgment from others in a gym
  • No need to learn and operate equipment, because the bands themselves effortlessly work without you having to do anything other than moving your body as you normally would.
  • *Less* of a need to worry about the the risk of injury that comes with heavy weight training and use of machines. The leggings are low impact, and are about as risky as body weight activity. I do want to stress that body weight activity is still risky! A wise person (I don’t remember) once said, “treat every weight like it could hurt you.” Whether it’s the 5lb plates that you are adding to your squat bar, or the weight of your own body – always take the responsible precautions because it is important for the health of your body!

After my momma tried the +20lb leggings, I asked her about her experience. Here’s what she said:

“When I first saw the leggings, I thought they might be uncomfortable, but boy was I wrong! I wore them the whole day and they felt like regular yoga pants! The support was evenly distributed and the placement of the resistance bands was so perfect that I couldn’t tell they were there at all. They also looked flattering, and no one could even tell they were different. The following day, after my walk with Madeline, a quick squat workout, and then wearing the pants the rest of that day, I could tell that my legs had been worked out, but not to the point of being uncomfortably sore. I put them in the washing machine and hung them to air dry and they still looked as good as new. I would definitely recommend these pants, and I can’t wait to try the +40 lb version!”

Here’s my review (on the +40 lb resistance):

Function – These do EXACTLY what they promise – create more of a challenge for body weight movements. I immediately noticed the added difficulty on my morning walk and run, but the effect was amplified when I did my stairs workout and body weight leg workout. The leggings are great for moves that have a lot of range of motion in your legs, and also when your leg straightens out entirely at some point during the move. Bonus, they proved excellent for abs (especially leg raises).

Look: I was the most concerned about this, but honestly, I think they look normal! They have a bit of a jogger look and the fabric scrunches, more so at the bottom. The stirrups at the bottom leave a hole by your achilles, and the rest of the pant travels into your show, so it felt kinda like a baseball uniform (not that I know what that’s like at all) (and this is also not a bad thing). You can also wear taller socks if you don’t love the look of the bottom of the pant.

Comfort: They’re obviously not as comfortable as your favorite pair of buttery leggings, but I didn’t find them particularly uncomfortable at all. The waist band is tight to help hold the pants up, but it is also thick enough to properly disperse the pressure so it was very comfortable. The leggings are designed very well. The ankles are also tight to keep them from riding up, and I found the elastic around the ankle to be the least comfortable aspect of the legging. Aside from that, once I had them on for a few minutes, I hardly even noticed the difference (until I started moving, obviously!) The fabric is also light and breathable, so I didn’t feel like I was overheating at all during my workouts.

Overall, I think that these leggings really do add enough resistance to make body weight exercise and day-to-day activity significantly more challenging. I think it’s great that Agogie makes two different levels of resistance, so the +20lb version can be worn all day, to add subtle challenge to daily life, and the +40lb version can be intentionally worn during a body weight workout, bike ride, run, or any other activity that utilizes primarily the lower body. In addition to the weight training that I already do, Agogie has already become another integral part of my lifestyle, and I find myself reaching for them every week as soon as I get them out of the wash!

Don’t forget that my code “MADDIE” will get you $20 off your order at checkout! I hope you love these pants just as much as I do, and are as excited as me to see what this brand continues to revolutionize in the future of fitness!