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Matthew Quigley

Kettlebells: The Ultimate Fitness Tool

The kettlebell is among the globe’s oldest and most efficient instruments for building muscle.
It was popularized in Russia in the 1800s, yet some evidence suggests that the kettlebell was even made use of in ancient Greece for their Olympics.
Nowadays, kettlebells are the standard of CrossFit training.

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Clean Eating
Matthew Quigley

Skinnytaste Meal Plan (September 2-September 8)

A free 7-day flexible weight loss meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers SmartPoints®. Part of my weekend routine is food shopping and meal prepping recipes ahead to save time during the week. A time saving staple is making a batch of hard-boiled eggs […]
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Diet and Nutrition
Matthew Quigley

A Simple Guide To Eating Healthy While Away On Business

Business trips can be interesting occasionally, and also tiring at times. Because of my fitness background, however, being on the road and eating healthy, isn’t what it used to be. I still have fun and eat junk sometimes but for the most part, I stick to my plan.

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Covid Protocols When Training

  • Hand sanitizer and disposable wipes are placed abundantly throughout the space for workers and customers to disinfect their hands and equipment before and after use.


  • Trainers are required to wash hands before and after each training session and sanitize frequently during each session.


  • All equipment must be sanitized between uses. No equipment shall be used by another customer or returned to the storage rack / container without being sanitized.


  • Clients are encouraged to use one piece of equipment at a time (e.g., limit circuit training or “super sets” with multiple pieces of equipment) in order to facilitate required sanitizing.


  • Clients must wear masks when entering and leaving the building.


  • During sessions, if a client is retrieving a piece of equipment for use, masks must be on.


  • While working out in their own personal workspace at a high level of intensity, clients can take the mask partially off to facilitate breathing then must put it back on. Immediately after exercising, that particular workspace must be immediately sanitized.