Dreading going out to eat? Don’t like the unpredictability? Try these tips!
When people go out to eat, they generally think that they can’t control what they eat or how much they eat. This post will provide a few tips that will help you survive going out to a party or for a meal. Tip # 1: If you’re going out to a restaurant, look at […]
Beach Weddings are fun! Try to steal a few minutes away and try this great beach workout.
Recently, I was attending a beach wedding in the Hamptons. It was a great wedding, and I was able to steal a couple of moments on the beach with my wife to do this great workout. You should try it, if you can. I will even loan you my traveling sandbags.
After Arrival – A Workout to “Get the Cobwebs Out”
Travel to a destination generally involves being in a cramped space for many hours. Most likely you will be sitting for hours. Therefore, when you arrive you need to get the blood flowing and get your mind back into reality. When I design a post-travel workout, I want it to increase the circulation of […]
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be a hassle – follow these simply rules.
Part of achieving fitness goals includes eating healthy and with a purpose. I always talk about how eating healthily doesn’t mean you have to be neurotic about how and what you’re eating. It does require that you create healthy habits which include discipline. It doesn’t mean you can’t splurge once in a while, but […]
Pat’s Gym Community Events are HOT, HOT, HOT
Pat’s Gym has always been about community. It’s the team work and comradery that has always set Pat’s Gym apart from other gyms. To allow our Gym members to meet other athletes, and friends and families of our athletes, we have had various Community Events this summer. The first Pat’s Gym Community Event was […]
Online Coaching Athletes continue to reap the benefits
Pat Gilles and Pat’s Gym continue to provide Online Coaching athletes with great benefits. You need to check these out: Online Coaching Group Workouts – Recently, July 22nd, Pat Gilles had a group workout for Online Coaching athletes teaching them about strategy for working out, how to plan for it, and how to execute […]
The Monthly Challenge continue
The August Monthly Challenge will be a lot of fun, but very challenging. It will be spread out over the month, and you will aggregate your score. You will do exercises playing the song “Bring Sally Up Bring Sally Down.” Each week you will do a different exercise while the song is playing, and […]
Train with Pat Gilles and you too can be an elite athlete!
Working with Pat Gilles with Online Coaching is very effective, and the results will show. Regardless if your goal is functional fitness, a triathlon or a specific sport, Pat Gilles can help you. He has helped these individuals who have recently been recognized in their sports: Nick – lives in Japan, has worked with […]
Meet Erin, Our Profiled Athlete of Pat’s Gym
I was introduced to Pat Gilles and Pat’s Gym by a friend of mine whose arms and “pipes” I’ve admired. I checked out Pat Gilles’s Online Coaching and have been impressed since I started. Being a small business owner, I own a veterinary clinic, I find it difficult to find time to get to […]
Pat Gilles talks about Eating for a Purpose – In this video, you will learn how to eat for specific workouts. You will learn how to eat differently for a power, strength, power endurance, strength endurance, and endurance workout. He discusses the type of macros you should be eating, and the percentages of macros […]
Traveling? Be Successful during the trip!
For the month of August, I will prepare one Knowledge Post per week to help you prepare for a trip, to set yourself up for success upon arrival, and to re-enter successfully upon returning home. This first post is what you should do to set yourself up for success during the trip. Of course, […]
Nothing better than a long grind on a Saturday morning!
Generally, when the week is done and I’ve gotten 5 days of tough workouts in, I will have something fun planned for my Saturday. This one was a long grind that I needed to finish within an hour – an hour and a half. To do that, there was no stopping but just focusing […]
Run from the Artificial Sweeteners – especially, if you want to lose weight!
I’ve often heard people say “Oh, I’ll take sweetener; I’m on a diet.” There are scientific studies that support the theory that sweeteners have a role in gaining weight. The artificial sweeteners throw your body off balance – it confuses it – and causes your appetite to increase, for you to store more fat […]
A SkiErg workout that will not only tax the body, but will also challenge the mind!
I really do enjoy the SkiErg. It is the most effective machine there is, and there is so much that you can do with it. When I focus on one area, such as the stroke rate, then something will go wrong. It’s a great journey of improvement which I really enjoy. Also, I love […]
Try this workout if you need to practice on form for Power Clean, but also want a great leg/core and posterior workout!
For this one workout, which is part of my intense July series, I wanted to focus on my lower body, while also focusing on form. After a long warm up, which also included warming up the core, I transitioned into heavy front squats. Then to make sure I got my form down on the […]
Recovery Nutrition is not to be ignored!
I’m always talking about recovery. Recovery is critical for repairing and replacing muscle. Recovery has a physical and a nutrition part to it. Normally, I will talk about the physical part of it: rolling out, stretching (usually with dynamic stretches), ice baths, sleeping 8+ hours, etc. However, recovery nutrition is critical too. Recovery nutrition […]
Start off July with an Intense Workout!
I wanted to start off July with a series of intense workouts. The Knowledge posts that I will do in July will be of intense workouts that I have planned for July. July is always a great month to reset where you are, and to increase the intensity. The gym is nice and hot, […]
Show off your mental toughness with the July Monthly Challenge:
The July Monthly Challenge is based upon Pat Gilles belief that the Concept2 SkiErg is one of the best pieces of equipment for training while getting a full body workout in, while also testing your mental toughness. The July Monthly Challenge is: 30sec ski > or equal to Females 115m Males 150m 90sec “rest” […]
You don’t want to miss out on this summer’s Pat’s Gym Community Events!
Pat’s Gym Community Event – The group workout and picnic was a success on May 20th. Although, the rain didn’t cooperate, we had a great workout at the gym and a picnic with a lot of healthy food choices and great conversations. It is a way that I want to give back to our […]
Meet Ida, a passionate and driven athlete, who has prioritized her fitness goals as #1.
Meet Ida – an athlete who is extremely busy, but still finds time to make fitness a priority! Pat’s Gym has really met and exceeded my expectations. I emailed Pat Gilles, owner of Pat’s Gym, because I was in a winter rut, and knew I was not getting enough exercise. I practiced yoga consistently, […]
Take advantage of all the benefits of Online Coaching – including these two benefits!
Online Coaching is further personalizing the service it offers to Online Coaching athletes. Not only do our athletes have access to in-depth and knowledgeable articles about health, nutrition and fitness, but they also have access to an extensive video library that shows how to do all exercises assigned to Online Coaching athletes. In addition, […]
SMMF (single movement mind fuck/mental toughness)
This is a simple workout that is a lot of fun. It, again involves my 125# MB, which I am becoming more comfortable carrying, holding and throwing. I am working my way up to the 150# MB. So, stay tuned for that! In this exercise, I term it an “SMMF” format. That is “single […]
Look at nutritional labels for macronutrients, and other helpful hints.
Two weeks ago, I posted about what are macronutrients, why they are important, and how much you should be ingesting daily. This week I am discussing calories of macronutrients and how to calculate a sufficient amount, how to look at nutritional labels for macronutrients, and other helpful hints. Each macronutrient contains a number of […]
an intense bodyweight workout
I love workouts that involve my body weight. I weigh 165 lbs, but with an intense bodyweight workout, it gives you perspective of how much weight you’re carrying around. This workout focuses on the upper body and lower body. It’s a tough one but a lot of fun. In looking at it, on paper […]
A fun Saturday workout
On weekends when I don’t go into the gym I take advantage of my surroundings. Generally, I have Saturday as a fun workout day, and then Sunday is generally a rest day but there are exceptions. This day was a Sunday, but I wanted to tax my core and mental toughness. It was a […]
In this Knowledge Post, I’m going to focus on macronutrients and why they are so important. In this week’s post, I am going to discuss what are the macronutrients and why they are so important. In the nutrient post in 2 weeks, I will discuss why they are more important than calories and why […]
short EMOM workout
Some days I feel great, and I go into a workout with a mental attitude that I can conquer anything. Other days I face it with some hesitancy. The day I did this workout, I was a bit unsure if I could handle something really intense. When I am hesitant or nervous about a […]
Pat Gilles reflects on Online Coaching and Pat’s Gym
Fellow Athletes, As summer draws near, I have been reflecting upon Pat’s Gym. Like many of you, I am drawn to well thought out and quality products and services. When I was creating Pat’s Gym, I was guided by purpose and attention to detail. While other gyms have created spaces where you can only […]
Meet Amy Miller – our talented and driven profiled athlete for June.
About three months ago, I was introduced to Pat’s Gym by Katie Frank. We were working on a project together and she suggested I join her for a workout. I knew of Pat’s Gym, mostly through social media, and honestly thought it was a “little too hard core” for someone like me. Give me […]
A Father’s Day Special – Workout with Your Father and It’s on the House!
I am really close with my Dad. You will see him around the gym attending classes, along with my Mom and sister. Working out is my passion, and my Dad has always supported me in that regard. I’ve seen my Dad’s health improve as he has lost weight. My Dad even successfully completed the […]
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