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Fyzique Fitness Center
(757) 283-5303
8100 George Washington Mem Hwy
Yorktown, VA
 
Newport News Snap Fitness
(757) 525-2333
12971 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 104
Newport News, VA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Riverside Wellness Fitness Centers
(757) 875-7525
12650 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA
 
Octopus Inc
(757) 867-7150
3301 Hampton Hwy # P
Yorktown, VA
 
Golds Gym
(757) 599-4653
815 Middle Ground Blvd
Newport News, VA
 
Cuts For Men
(757) 875-7603
4320 George Washington Mem Hwy
Grafton, VA
 
Patrick Henry Bally Total Fitness
12255 Hornsby Ln
Newport News, VA
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Bally Total Fitness
(757) 249-1315
12255 Hornsby Ln
Newport News, VA
 
National Counseling Group
(757) 240-5595
733 Thimble Shoals Blvd
Newport News, VA
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Mental Health Professional, Personal Trainer

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Busy Bodies Personal Training
(757) 591-0915
9963 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
 
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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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