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Curves
(803) 359-0909
5341 Sunset Blvd # C
Lexington, SC
 
New Life Fitness World
(803) 808-8000
265 Charter Oak Rd
Lexington, SC
 
Gold's Gym
(803) 359-6100
619 N Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
 
Anytime Fitness Lexington, SC
(803) 808-1177
5082 Sunset Boulevard
Lexington, SC
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Lexington Medical Center Health Directions
(803) 791-2113
3225 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Lexington Snap Fitness
East Main St. and Lake Dr.
Lexington, SC
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Carolina Girls Health Fitness
(803) 356-2700
929 North Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
 
My Gym Children Fitness Center
(803) 996-9296
425 Columbia Ave
Lexington, SC
 
Jamie Smith
(803) 466-5953
187 Derby Drive
West Columbia, SC
Specialty
Personal Trainer
Schedule Type
FT
Certifications
NASM certified march 09
Education
3 years of college still attending part time

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New Life Fitness World
(803) 732-9000
7000 Saint Andrews Rd
Columbia, SC
 
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Healthy Gains

Need to add extra pounds on a slight frame? Here’s a sensible way to do it.

By Lisa James

June 2010

Like the late Rodney Dangerfield, Americans who are underweight don’t get any respect. The numbers explain why: While two-thirds of the US population is overweight, only 1.8% qualifies as underweight.

People need to gain pounds for a number of reasons. Some have fast metabolisms that quickly burn calories. Others engage in strenuous activities. Still others have eating disorders or chronic illnesses such as cancer.

It’s the last group that Carolyn Lammersfeld, RD, CNSD is most familiar with in her job as national director of nutrition for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTC, www.cancercenter.com ). She says, “What we hear often is that patients spent a lot of their lives trying to lose weight, and now they’ve lost weight and they can’t gain it back.”

Lammersfeld says being underweight is no excuse to eat poorly. Junk foods are “high in omega-6 fats, which we know to be immune-suppressing,” she notes. “Those foods can also increase your cholesterol.”

The key to healthy weight gain is resistance training plus extra helpings of beneficial foods. “Most people who are trying to gain weight are under-muscled,” Lammersfeld explains. “With our patients we use resistance bands. Those are good for people who travel a lot.”

Lammersfeld says CTC recommends a standard weight-maintenance diet consisting of balanced meals with complex carbs, whole produce, lean protein and low-fat dairy. She suggests consuming an additional 200 to 500 calories a day by eating every two to three hours. “I tell people the easiest way to do it is to add one serving from each of the food groups,” she says. “That should allow you to gain a pound a week.” Foods rich in both calories and nutrients include nut butters (almond, peanut, cashew), trail mix, protein shakes made with high-calorie ingredients such as bananas, kefir, low-fat cheese and avocados (including gua...

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