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Big Sky
(860) 667-6007
58 Commerce CT
Newington, CT
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Personal Trainer

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Anytime Fitness Newington, CT
(860) 770-6013
3310 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT
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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Bally Total Fitness
(860) 953-5779
1031 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT
 
West Hartford II Bally Total Fitness
1031 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Fitness Together Rocky Hill
(860) 372-4885
156 New Britain Ave
Rocky Hill, CT
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Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Fitness On Demand
(860) 833-7314
90 Webster CT
Newington, CT
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Personal Trainer

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David Ramos Rivera
(860) 826-8457
New Britain, CT

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Mental Health Association Of Connecticut Inc
(800) 842-1501
20-30 Beaver Rd Ste 101
Wethersfield, CT
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Kasia Day Spa
(860) 827-9315
278 Broad St
New Britain, CT
Industry
Health Spa, Personal Trainer

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Center Studio The
(860) 761-1083
20 Isham Rd
West Hartford, CT
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Personal Trainer

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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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