Get Moving Tips

Danielle Rheault interviewed for articleDanielle Rheault, co-owner at Fortitude Health + Fitness, was recently interviewed by the Hippo Press for their article Love your work space: 7 steps to boost  your 9 to 5 life. Danielle had fun sharing some of her best tips for how to stay refreshed and energized in your work space. Below are her top tips for how to Get Moving!

“Exercise is like an elixir. I think a lot of people don’t realize the importance of it mentally,” said Danielle Rheault, co-owner at Fortitude Health and Training, via phone.

She can see the effect of exercise in her clients, especially those who come in at noon Monday through Friday. They arrive with scowls and leave with relaxed shoulders and smiles.

“So many people have said to me, ‘I’m much more effective at work after a workout. I feel refreshed, rebooted,’” Rheault said. “I see it all the time, and I feel it myself.”

Don’t have time for a 45-minute workout? There are little things you can do throughout your workday without ever leaving the office. Like using the bathroom on the floor above or below, if you work in a large building. Or, instead of emailing coworkers, get up and go to talk to them. If you’re on a conference call, stand up, walk around or perform simple exercises as you talk.

“Most people are on a Bluetooth device — you can sit with your hands on the back of a chair and do lunges while talking on the phone, or squat while holding on to the chair,” Rheault said.
There are exercises you can do sitting down, too. Rheault suggested one that involves holding a water bottle in one hand while raising that arm in front of you — voila, a shoulder workout! You can tap your feet to work your calves, raise your knees to work your quads or sit tall and think about contracting your abdominals for a quick core workout.

If you’re able to get out of your chair for a minute, throw in a 30- or 60-second exercise — lunges, push-ups or planks in the hallway, or wall-sits near your desk.

Feeling self-conscious?

“That’s fine! Do them in the hallway or the stairwell. Do something in the bathroom. Do something for any period of time. It’s not like, ‘Oh my God, I have to fit a 45-minute workout into my day.’ Little bursts add up,” Rheault said. “Some people don’t like doing these kinds of things at work. But you can find a buddy. … Challenge somebody to a wall sit in the hallway. … You can make it fun.”

Click here to visit the Hippo Press website and read the full article.

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Fort Named BEST OF 2016 NEW HAMPSHIRE A-LIST CITY VOTERSWith 9,136 votes cast this year with A-List City Voters in New Hampshire, Fortitude Health and Training won BEST OF in three categories!

** BEST GYM IN NEW HAMPSHIRE (#1 out of 22 nominees)


** BEST BOOTCAMP IN NEW HAMPSHIRE (#1 out of 9 nominees)

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A little help at the Gym

Lisa Maria-Booth interview for personal trainingLisa Maria-Booth, co-owner at Fortitude Health + Fitness, was recently interviewed for the Hippo Press January 22, 2015 issue for an article called A little help at the Gym: How personal trainers get results. Below is an excerpt from the article or you can click here to read the full article on the Hippo Press website.

Lisa Maria-Booth, owner and trainer at Fortitude Health and Training in Manchester, said personal training is great for people who can’t stay committed to the gym.

“With personal training, you got an appointment. The trainer has something prepared for you. You’re going to honor your commitment; it’s something more concrete,” Maria-Booth said.

She said trainers can design workouts around client limitations, like a bad back, and programs can be specifically tailored to certain goals, like an upcoming race or a vacation.

“They can do a shorter personal training session, so they can dig in and focus on their goals for that particular time coming up,” Maria-Booth said.

People who are new to exercise or need to build self-confidence before joining a group workout can benefit from personal training as well, Maria-Booth said. Additionally, trainers can provide clients with a list of exercises so they aren’t lost wandering around the gym and will know what to do on their own.

“It’s definitely expensive, but people make that commitment [and] the results are fantastic,” Maria-Booth said.

She said finding the right trainer for you is important too, and noted the most solid, reputable gyms will have trainer biographies on their websites. Fortitude does a lengthy questionnaire with new clients to make sure they are matched up with the right trainer. You don’t want to have an out-of-shape 60-year-old woman paired with a 23-year-old power lifter, Maria-Booth said.
“It’s got to be the right match. That’s the point,” she said.


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Over 15 Fortitude reps volunteered their time, energy and muscle to help Families in Transition with their Hollows Community Garden.

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