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By Chris Merritt on 2013/10/31
Any good business person will tell you that you can’t track that which you don’t test. Should fitness be any different? Here at Beyond Strength Performance NOVA, we think not… A few months ago we added the MYZONE heart rate training system to Beyond Strength Performance NOVA as a means to track and individualize our [...]
By Chris Merritt on 2013/07/28
Alright guys, last week’s Alpha Challenge winner was Ismael Gonzalez. Ismael is a really interesting dude- he’s old enough to be my dad (sorry Ish, I had to, lol!), and yet he can hang with the youngest guys in the gym on just about anything… I sent him a few interview questions and invited him [...]
By Chris Merritt on 2013/07/24
Matt Koldewey. Matt’s the little brother of Nick Koldewey (the strapping young lad seen in the American flag tank, below). Nick is a SOLID, all around good dude. He recently shipped off to Officer Leadership Training School, and he will then go on to Ranger School from there. Nick invited Matt to BSP NOVA just [...]
By Chris Merritt on 2013/07/23
Hey guys- unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve been seeing me talk about using heart rate to dictate some parameters of your strength and conditioning. And while I do love to write, Scott Tribby reached out to me and offered to write a guest blog. [Ranfone Training is located in Hamden, CT. Check [...]
By Chris Merritt on 2013/07/22
Happy Monday, everybody! Have you seen any of the pictures of our member transformations? Well, if not, we’ve included some in this post for you to see. My real question is- WHERE’S YOUR TRANSFORMATION PHOTO? For those ready to pull the trigger on the body of your dreams, we can draw the map for YOU- [...]
By Chris Merritt on 2013/07/17
Interested in dropping fat and increasing strength, all while becoming a conditioned athlete? A lot of people wear heart rate monitors for steady state cardio… But have you ever worn a heart rate monitor to see the fluctuations during a strength session? This is something that we’ve been doing over the last few months, and [...]
By Chris Merritt on 2013/05/29
This weekend I had a dream come to fruition. I asked the girl of my dreams to marry me and she said, YES! For those of you that have been asking (namely, every single one of my female clients) here is the story of how this all went down. A few weeks ago I decided [...]
By Chris Merritt on 2013/05/24
Hey guys, happy Friday! I just wanted to drop a quick recipe (with video) on you before you rush off to have too much fun on the long weekend. Who doesn’t like Lara Bars? Well, I’m about to show how quick and easy they are to make on your own! These things are great for [...]
By Chris Merritt on 2013/05/22
Sometimes less is more… I think that this statement holds true more often than not. Mo’ Money, mo’ problems, right? Well less is definitely more when it comes to strength training routines. Many people are surprised at how simple our training can look from the outside looking in, but don’t mistake simple for easy [thanks [...]
By Chris Merritt on 2013/05/19
Kenny Gaudreau is a member of our gym that happens to be down south working with the military currently. He has successfully juggled the military life with his training to win his professional mixed martial arts debut this past weekend on May 11, 2013. Kenny is a solid dude with some of the most [...]
Let’s just say that plateaus no longer exist!
…what sets Chris and his approach to personal training apart from others in the field is a true, unfaltering passion and desire to help others reach their personal goals…
My only wish is that I had discovered BSP NOVA a long time ago…
Within a month I had dropped from a size 8 to a size 6- a size I hadn’t seen in almost a decade.
They have taught me to break through plateaus and go beyond what I thought I was capable of…
I have been across the country… but have yet to experience the high level of strength and conditioning that Chris offers.
It has been a pleasure to work with someone who is so about passionate about what they do…
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