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January 25, 2016

New Year, New You– Now you just have to stick with those resolutions!

You might be tempted to let your resolutions slide, but sticking with your goals can help you achieve so much. If you’re finding it difficult to adhere to the resolutions you created for yourself back in 2015, you’re not alone. We may already be into January, but you still have time to rework them. So […]

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December 16, 2015

Henry’s Isagenix Transformation

Proper nutrition is a critical component to achieving your health and fitness goals. At Focusmaster, we strongly encourage you to explore the benefits that Isagenix products can provide you during this fitness journey! We were so excited to partner with Isagenix®, we celebrated by hosting a 30-day weight loss competition! We have not found a […]

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November 9, 2015

Focusmaster on Sweat, Inc.

  Over the last decade, a rising health consciousness has led 30,000 fitness clubs to open across the country, serving more than 58 million members annually.  Valued at well over 20 billion dollars, the exercise industry is always on the lookout for the next big idea to continue its rapid growth. Spike debuted Sweat Inc., […]

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October 5, 2015

Loudonville, we have arrived!

We’re Open, We’re Open, We’re now open in Loudonville! The excitement we have could be shouted from the roof tops. 265 Osborne Road, is our newest location and is just waiting for your first visit! Although our love for our Troy studio will never diminish, there is just so much about our new studio to […]

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September 4, 2015

Grab-and-Go Breakfast Ideas!

Getting the kids out to school in the morning can be a bit chaotic. (Where are my socks? The bus is here!) While you want to make sure your kids start the day right with a healthy breakfast, some days are just grab-and-go. Here’s where we can help. Try these make-ahead breakfasts for those crazy […]

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August 21, 2015

Not all salads are created Equal

Nothing sounds healthier than a salad, right? It may be, but not if you add the wrong ingredients. For example, a classic Cobb salad with chopped bacon, egg, blue cheese, avocado, and creamy dressing can cost you more than 1,000 calories and 80 grams of fat! For some people, that’s more than half their day’s […]

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July 27, 2015

7 things really fit people do to stay in shape

You know that really fit person that doesn’t even seem to try to stay in shape? The person who confesses to actually craving vegetables and looks forward to their daily workout, yet never seems to obsess about every calorie and eats dessert without even feeling guilty? That person doesn’t just have really good genes. Whether […]

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July 15, 2015

Reason #1 we love what we do!

An amazing success story that we just couldn’t wait to share. There are so many reasons why we love what we do, but customer appreciation is by far the best! Thank You Liz for allowing us to help you create a new lifestyle, we’re thrilled your apart of Focusmaster Family!   Dear Focusmaster Family, I […]

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July 3, 2015

Eating Healthy this 4th of July

Getting ready for a big 4th of July blowout? Of course you are! It’s not just a national holiday – it’s one of the biggest cookout days of the year.  Barbeques, beers, beach… it’s the making for a perfect day! The three B’s aside, it’s also an opportunity to get crafty in the kitchen. From cheesecake […]

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May 14, 2015

Big Summer Savings for College Students

Calling all College Students home on Summer break. Are you looking to lose some weight and tighten up over the Summer? Maybe your home and want to be in the best shape you can be as you head into your next sport season. Come experience Focusmaster in Troy, the Ultimate 30 minute workout! In our […]

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January 8, 2015

Focusmaster Launches Bootcamp Program

Focusmaster recently launched a brand new Bootcamp style program within their club in Troy, NY. The program, called Focus45, is a 45-minute circuit training class that incorporates body weight training, light dumbbells, stability balls and resistance bands to deliver an incredible total body workout. Since there is no boxing or kickboxing that goes on during […]

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September 3, 2014

Be Successful with the 21 Day Sugar Detox Challenge

Next week we start our 21 Day Sugar Detox Challenge! I know I’m looking forward to the big challenge it will be and I’m exciting at seeing how I feel during and after it. For most, this isn’t the first or the last challenge/diet that we will do, but let’s shoot for success by taking it […]

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July 10, 2014

I stepped out of my comfort zone!

Prior to Joining Focusmaster I was going to the gym five days a week for an hour and a half a day. I tried to make a schedule for each week to hit different muscle groups different days with different exercises. This ended up being very time consuming! I was getting sick of the same […]

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May 6, 2014

12 Signs You’re Addicted to Focusmaster

It’s not hard for you to spot a Focusmaster addict, but are you the pot calling the kettle black? As the saying goes, the first step to getting help is admitting your addition. Except in this case, the thing that you’re addicted to is the place you actually get help. Take a look at 12 […]

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April 25, 2014

Focusmaster: A Life Changer – Meg’s Experience

There wasn’t a time I could remember that I didn’t have some type of equipment in my hand or at my feet. I started playing t-ball then continued playing high school softball and then moved on playing collegiate softball. During high school I also was involved in soccer and basketball. I enjoyed being at practices […]

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December 18, 2013

How Focusmaster Kickboxing Empowers Me – Noreen’s Story

I remember the day my doctor told me the reason I wasn’t losing weight was because I needed to work out more! I looked at him thinking I cannot believe that this what he is saying to me. After 6 years of seeing that doctor, I decided that would be my last visit to him. I’m […]

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November 26, 2013

First Focusmaster Kickboxing Studio Opens in Troy

We are thrilled to annouce that we just opened the doors of our first ever Focusmaster Fitness kickboxing workout studio located at 828 Hoosick Road in Troy, New York. This had been on the drawing board for years and after refining our concept in a smaller test studio it validated our thoughts for the need […]

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September 9, 2013

Focusmaster Program Launched in Toronto!

We just got back from an amazing trip in Toronto. Master Victor Luke, owner of Champion Taekwondo was excited to be the first to launch The Focusmaster Program in all of Toronto. Currently, two of his three schools will be offering the workout at this time and I encourage you to check out his website […]

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July 11, 2013

2013 Martial Arts SuperShow

The Focusmaster Team just got back from a great week out in Las Vegas for the Martial Arts SuperShow at The Venetian. We hadn’t been to the show in a few years and it was great to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. It was a perfect time to get out there and […]

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May 30, 2013

I wouldn’t have got to this point without Focusmaster

After about 2 and a half months of the Focusmaster program I am now in the best shape of my life. In this short period of time I have lost over 30 pounds and 5 inches off of my waist. And for anyone out there that thinks it won’t help you gain muscle, I’ve gained […]

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May 7, 2013

Are You A Fitness All-Star?

Being a Focusmaster Coach, you get the opportunity to train and lead a lot of different kinds of athletes through the Focusmaster Workout. Some people do the Focusmaster Workout to lose weight, others to gain muscle and strength and then there are some that do it for the high it gives them. No matter which […]

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May 3, 2013

How to Design Your Home Gym

Sick of paying the memberships and don’t have the time to be driving back and forth to the gym? It’s time you convert some of your unused area of your house or garage into your own training mecca. Whether you’re doing this renovation on a dime or pulling out all the stops, there are a […]

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May 2, 2013

I’d never felt so great after a workout

My path to becoming obsessed with Focusmaster started during the Summer of 2012. I had a gym membership and was regularly attending other classes at the time. One day, a friend asked me to try out Focusmaster. She knew I wanted to get serious about losing some weight and that I wanted to step-up my […]

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March 14, 2013

For the first time in my life I was determined…

My name is Josh, I have always been a heavy set guy who has struggled with my weight for a very long time. At my heaviest, I weighted 334 lbs. It was at that point that I decided to make a change and really try to work on myself. I remember looking in the mirror […]

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December 27, 2012

Focusmaster Home Workout – Workout of the Week

Hi Everyone, Happy Holidays! I wanted to post a quick and challenging workout that allows you to use your basic G-1000 package (1 straight on target and 2 leaf spring targets) in one single configuration without having to change any of the targets throughout the entire workout. It’s a great fast workout for people training […]

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December 7, 2012

Staying Fit Through the Holiday Season

As we approach one of the most demanding times of the year when it comes to dinners, parties, and activities outside of your daily routine, its good to take a step back and think how you want to make out when the holiday season is all said and done. If your goal is to stay […]

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October 17, 2012

The Yin Yang of Fitness

Ah yes, the ancient teaching of Yin and Yang. They are the opposites that complete each other; male and female, hot and cold, up and down. These opposites complement each other because without one, you cannot know the other. The Yin and Yang of fitness is no different. High physical exertion followed by adequate rest […]

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October 2, 2012

Home Workout Challenge

Try this short workout and you can use your time as a benchmark for when you come back and do it again. This is how it goes, you will do the below exercises and strikes and time yourself. If you need to rest at anytime you can do that; if you don’t have to then […]

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September 18, 2012

Fitness – The Ultimate “Me” Time

As we all know, life today moves at the speed of light. Multi-tasking is what we did in the 90’s, today it’s more like hyper-tasking. The demands we have on our lives is at an all time high and if we don’t decide on a daily segment of “me” time, we run the risk of […]

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August 31, 2012

Is It Time For You To Get OUT Of Shape?

Sounds crazy right? Well, maybe not to everybody. This idea is similar to my last blog in a sense that sometimes people need a reason to get back on the horse and work toward something again. It doesn’t take long to get out of shape, you’d be surprised how quickly you can feel your body […]

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August 27, 2012

Planning Your Next Game Day

Let’s face it, fitness and staying healthy is a life long journey and if you have been out of the game for sometime that realization won’t make you start working out any quicker. Long-term commitments or things that don’t really have an official start and end date make people feel a little overwhelmed. Even the […]

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August 10, 2012

Enthusiasm – A Game Changer

We all know the feeling of enthusiasm; it’s the most contagious form of high energy on the planet. It’s the spirit of enthusiasm that drives all high achievers, just look at any sports team with enthusiasm and you’ll also find the fans in the stands cheering like lunatics. That’s the power of it.   Enthusiasm […]

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July 23, 2012

“I’m Worth 30 Minutes…”

My name is Tamara, I’m 37 years old and from Vancouver, British Columbia. As a new person to the Capital District and a new mother of a now 3 month old, I found it intimidating to go back to the gym. When a friend told me about Focusmaster I was immediately intrigued. My goal was […]

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July 16, 2012

Finding Your Inner Warrior

I know, I know, some days you wonder if you ever have an inner warrior. Maybe he or she has been hibernating for years on the couch, sword in the sheath and your shield acting as a coffee table holding your chips and dip. Time to shake it up! The fire is in there, I […]

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July 3, 2012

Jessica’s Focusmaster Story – “I have never felt as strong”

I’ve been going to Gold’s Gym for over 2 years now- had a personal trainer for a YEAR, participated in every group exercise offered at Gold’s- and was still missing something! I am committed to getting in shape and was willing to try anything within reason. I walked by the Focusmaster classes every day after […]

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June 22, 2012

Focusmaster Expands into New Jersey!

Just last week we launched the first ever Focusmaster Program in New Jersey! We headed down to Long Branch ready for a speedy build-out and speedy it was. We transformed the entire room in just two days and spent the third day training the great staff of Golds Gym Long Branch and pumping the members […]

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June 4, 2012

Hilary’s Focusmaster Story

I have battled a weight problem all my adult life but in the last 10 years it had gotten out of control and I found myself disgusted for lack of a better word!  I’ve never had any objection to physical exertion but I found normal “exercise” BORING and completely uninspiring, so I never stuck with […]

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May 26, 2012

Melissa’s Focusmaster Story

Myself, my husband Jerry and my sister Rebecca have been coming to class since February at Gold’s Gym in Latham. This class has helped all of us in many aspects. We feel stronger mentally and physically, healthier, confident and of course have shrunk and toned! In the first 6 weeks, Jerry lost 20 lbs, Rebecca […]

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May 9, 2012

Fitness in The Present Moment

The present moment is where all our power comes from. Think about it, you can’t make a choice in the past and you can’t make a choice in the future, that is all done in the moment we call now. When your mind, body and spirit are all working as one in the present moment, […]

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April 16, 2012

Perseverance

Fitness and perseverance go hand in hand. Obviously, with any new fitness regimen the hardest part is getting started and the simple secret to getting started is making the decision. Once you make that decision, the seed has been planted and the water you pour on that seed each and every workout is called perseverance. […]

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March 23, 2012

5 Rep Home Workout

The purpose of this quick workout is to hit all areas of the body and keep the intensity high from start to finish. The combination I used in this video was Cross, Cross, Low Left Hook, High Left Hook. That four strike combination counts as one 1 rep. Complete 5 reps then immediately go into […]

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March 15, 2012

Inspiration

When the Focusmaster Workout was first developed and all the bugs were being worked out, we used ourselves, our family and our friends as the guniea pigs to see how well the workout could transform their bodies. That was our initial goal. What actually happened is that not only did it transform our bodies and […]

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March 9, 2012

Fit at 56 – A Focusmaster Experience

I’ve been doing the Focusmaster workout for about 8 months. I have experienced a gradual yet continuous improvement in my conditioning and abilities. I’ve always been in relatively good shape and always been involved in an exercise routine of some type. I was somewhat bored with my workout routines and was always looking for the […]

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March 6, 2012

How to Throw the Proper Right Cross

The Right Cross, your power punch. I wanted to give you a short breakdown and some things to remember when your go throw your next punch. The Right Cross is in a majority of our combinations in the workout and a punch that when done correctly, will generate a ton of power and get your […]

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March 5, 2012

Tabata Striking Workout

So here’s a real quick workout for you to do on your Focusmaster G-1000 when time is limited. I’m using tabata training, which is 20 seconds of high intensity training and 10 second of rest. You repeat this cycle 8 times for a total of 4 minutes. I know, it sounds real easy right?, but […]

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February 29, 2012

Self Motivation

We all have trouble getting motivated sometimes, especially to change old habits and open ourselves to new and exciting things. We often think we have to give up the old habits first in order to start something healthier for us, like a new fitness regimen. We say to ourselves, well when I give up smoking […]

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February 22, 2012

Focusmaster Featured in Tapout Magazine

If you got the chance to get the latest Tapout Magazine, (Issue #44, Best of 2011 Issue) you may have noticed the two page spread in there featuring a Q & A with owners Marty Keary and Kyle Coletti. Please check it out. It’s a great article about how we started Focusmaster over 15 years […]

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February 16, 2012

Fitness Promises

We all hear about the 30, 60, or 90 day “get fit” promise from various workouts and training programs and guess what, we have one too, but those are for those people who are looking for that quick fix; which I admit was the category I had fallen into in years past. The truth is […]

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February 10, 2012

Def Leppard Lead Guitarist Trains with Focusmaster

Hey Focusmaster fans, one of my absolute favorite bands of all time paid us the ultimate compliment, Def Leppard’s lead guitarist, Phil Collen, sent us a video of him and his world renowned Muay Thai trainer, Jean Carrillo, working out and loving the Focusmaster G-1000. Check it out for yourself and get more behind the […]

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February 7, 2012

Consistency Leads to Success

Being consistent is one of the most important parts that determine if you will stay on track with your training and ultimately reach your fitness goals. Too often we see people start a training regimen and by week two they are already creating excuses to skip the workout. Make it a point that however many […]

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February 1, 2012

A one-on-one with your Focusmaster Trainer!

I love meeting people that are passionate, driven, and determined. Kyle, one of the entrepreneurs of Focusmaster, is nothing short of this.  Although I’m just an intern here at Overit Media, I had the great pleasure of meeting with Kyle for an interview; I was able to learn more about Focusmaster and his life story […]

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January 24, 2012

We’re Expanding!

Focusmaster Fitness Expands into 3 More Golds Gyms!!! With the extraordinary popularity of the Focusmaster Fitness Workout, the word is out and 3 more Gold Gyms are building dedicated Focusmaster Fitness rooms in upstate New York. Men and women of all ages and fitness levels are getting into the best shape of their life doing […]

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January 19, 2012

Focusmaster Workout with Javy Martinez

Javy Martinez, professional boxer and fitness fanatic came by our studio for a personal run through of the Focusmaster Workout. Javy is one of the first guys I met when I joined a local boxing gym right out of college. I had always had an interest in boxing and thought joining a club where fighters […]

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January 9, 2012

Set Yourself Up For Success

When starting any new workout program, there are some things that you should do to give yourself the best chance at reaching your goals. We all know how difficult it is getting back into a workout routine when we have been out of the game for a while, so I made a list that should […]

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