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PRI now firmly established in Maine

  PRI ANNOUNCES THE CREDENTIALING OF JEFF ECKHOUSE, PRT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 14, 2017 – Lincoln, NE – Today, the Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) announces credentialing of Jeff Eckhouse, PRT, from Back Cove Personal Fitness in Portland, ME. To be Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) Jeff Eckhouse has completed multiple advanced PRI courses, demonstrated…
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Lifting Weights, Twice a Week, May Aid the Brain

An excerpt from a recent New York Times article : These findings suggest that weight training can beneficially change the structure of the brain, but that “a minimum threshold of exercise needs to be achieved,” Dr. Liu-Ambrose said. Visiting the gym once per week is probably insufficient. But twice per week may suffice...... Whatever the…
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Change the way you breathe

This article written in Men's Health covers some of the basic concepts utilized in our Fitness Rehab approach at Back Cove Personal Fitness. " don't need to be in actual danger for your brain to switch to survival mode. It operates on generalizations, and chest breathing suggests life-or-death stakes.....Chronic tension in what should be accessory…
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Why We Got Fatter During the Fat-Free Boom

A nice overview from NPR on the history of dietary guidelines and why fats are not the villain. Read the whole article Excerpt- "Right around this time [when people start eating more refined grains and sugar] is when Americans started getting fatter and fatter, and more diabetic" Taubes says. So, in trying to address one…
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Metabolic Mastery Fitness Camp

A package of 4 consecutive Tuesday evenings - $160 If your fasting blood sugar is above 100, or if you have pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, this camp is for you. Once your blood sugars are even a little high, you need to practice very specific fitness principles every time you exercise. Baby steps are…
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Betsy St Germain

An exercise plan is a great way to make the most of your next decade. And training with a friend is even more motivating.

Tom Wenzel

Tom avoids hip surgery for a torn labrum with Fitness Rehab.

What if Saturated Fat is not the Problem

Check out this article about the value of intentionally incorporating Saturated Fats into your diet! Are Saturated Fats Good for You? It's an interesting article that might impact the way you think about nutrition, healthy eating, weight loss, and disease prevention. "Here’s an idea to chew on: The carbs in your diet tell your body…
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Best Values in Home Gym Equipment

As the owner of a Back Cove Personal Fitness in Portland, ME and producer of fitness videos through, I have spent my fair share of time trying to find the best home gym equipment for myself and my clients. I've destroyed low quality gear that was priced too high, and found amazing deals on…
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