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In this fitness article, Michelle offers help for those who find dieting elicits negative talk from friends (or even from self).

“Getting in an argument or getting defensive with this type of person is seldom productive. It's better to ignore their comment or assure them that you're doing what is best for you and that it has nothing to do with them.”

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The Active Times in Mother's Day special: 10 Fun Ways to Work Out with Your Mom

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In this special Mother's Day fitness article, Michelle suggests tip #8 on how to stay close with Mom and exercise.

“Maybe your mom brought you to the office when you were young,” said Michelle Collier,
owner of Performance Fitness in Pennsylvania. “Why not return the favor?” Here are more tips to follow to workout with your mom.

Performance Fitness featured in Springfield Press as local exercise physiologist gives view inside a Performance Fitness Boot Camp class

Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 2.17.50 PMCHoP exercise physiologist, Annie Linton, offers an insider's view of boot camp class at Performance Fitness, LLC and finds out why boot camp is a good fit for so many

New Year's resolutions often bring people to the gym or an exercise class, but there are so many to choose from on the Mail Line. Local columnist Annie Linton M.Ed., a Pediatric Clinical Exercise Physiologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, featured Performance Fitness, www.PerformanceFitnessLLC.com,  in her To Your Health column in the Springfield Press where she recounted her boot camp experience.

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ProForm.com: Pros & Cons of Calorie Counting – Advice from Top Bloggers

Michelle explains benefits and risks of Calorie Counting for better fitness, health, and nutrition

"Calorie counting is great for some, yet useless to others. Deciding what’s best for you should be based on your own healthy goals... physical health, or psychological health." That’s what I told ProForm when they asked about the impact of calorie counting.
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 Performance Fitness Collects Backpacks and School Supplies through Saturday, September 6 to Help Cradles to Crayons Get Local Children “Ready for School”

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Main Line Studio Sets Goal to Donate 120 Fully-Stuffed Backpacks to Cradles to Crayons to Be Given to Local, Low-Income and Homeless Children

TWEET IT! You build the backpack. @performfitness will build your muscles with $5 boot camp classes. Help a local child thrive in school this year!

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August 22, 2014 (Wynnewood, PA) – While some kids eagerly anticipate returning to school this September, tens of thousands of children and their parents face the daunting, if not impossible, expense of back-to-school supplies.

Local fitness company, Performance Fitness, wants to help these children and their families out, so for the second year in a row they’ve partnered with Cradles to Crayons to give local homeless and low-income children the school supplies they need for success.

“Last year our goal was to provide 60 backpacks to Cradles to Crayons through our Build a Backpack campaign, and we were thrilled to exceeded that goal by 50%, collecting 90 backpacks!”, says Michelle Collier, owner of Performance Fitness. “This year our goal is to collect 120 backpacks. This will supply approximately four classrooms with the supplies that the children need to start the school year off right.”

Michal Smith, Executive Director of Cradles to Crayons shares the impact of school supplies on families in need, "It costs the average family over $600 to prepare a child for the first day of school. When a working family is struggling to put food on the table, a high quality backpack filled with new pens, pencils, composition books, rulers, erasers, and the other school supplies a child might need, helps give a child confidence to learn and reduces stress for parents."

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Performance Fitness Starts Skinny Jeans Challenge to Benefit Women's Center of Montgomery County

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Main Line Studio Donates Fitness Challenge Participants’ Loose-Fitting, Too-Large Jeans to Local Survivors of Domestic Violence; Surgeon Dr. Emily Pollard, Posh Collections’ Tina Corrado Lend Support

TWEET IT! Clear mind, body, make room for health w/@performfitness.  Bonus: Success=jeans for domestic abuse survivors. #mainlineskinnyjeanschallenge

WYNNEWOOD, PA, APRIL 2014­­—The trainers at Performance Fitness, www.PerformanceFitnessLLC.com are michelle-headshotlaunching their 4-Week Skinny Jeans Challenge on Monday, April 21, because they want to give Main Line women both a chance to connect with their neighbors, and a “second chance” at their New Year’s Resolution to get in shape.

In January, people promised themselves this would be the year they would lose weight and get in shape. Many started off strong for a few days, maybe even a few weeks. Now four months into the year, a majority have hit a wall—and all the plans for making this year their healthiest ever just slip away.

“Spring has sprung, but the buttons on our jeans don’t have to,” said Michelle Collier, owner of the mobile fitness studio available in Wynnewood, Havertown, and other parts of the Main Line. “Life happens, and can chip away at someone’s determination pretty quickly after the New Year.”

“The good news,” Collier said, “is that every day is a new chance to start fresh. You don’t need a new year, just a new day, and a new, better opportunity that includes accountability, coaching, and a proven plan.”

Participants in the 4-Week Skinny Jeans Challenge get a comprehensive package, including a 4-week membership to Performance Fitness’ rapid fat loss group exercise classes with certified personal trainers, and a metabolism accelerating nutrition program (with no dieting).

emilyDr. Emily Pollard, a Philadelphia plastic and reconstructive surgeon recognized for her understanding of the unique needs of women, and men, of different ethnic backgrounds, endorses Performance Fitness’ 4-Week Skinny Jeans Challenge because she values working out and making smart food choices.

"A beautiful body starts with a strong foundation. Just like there's no point in getting a facelift if your skin is in terrible shape, there's no point in having a tummy tuck if you are terribly de-conditioned and have an extreme  excess in adipose  [fat] tissue," Pollard said.

At the close of the 4-Week Skinny Jeans Challenge, a winner will be selected based on results achieved, and MalvernTinaC entrepreneur Tina Corrado will award the winner a gift certificate toward a pair of skinny jeans from Posh Collections. Collier and her team will also collect one pair of gently used jeans from each participant, and donate them to the Women’s Center of Montgomery County. The Women’s Center offers Domestic Violence Support Services, including direct assistance with locating emergency shelter, transportation, and emergency cash assistance for victims escaping an abuser.

"Domestic abuse is everyone’s responsibility, and everyone can make a difference,” said Maria Macaluso, Executive Director of the Women’s Center of Montgomery County. “The jeans collected will go directly toward the women we serve in our seven offices around the county, because often they contact us at a moment’s notice. Imagine a fire starts in your home, and suddenly you must save yourself, leaving with just the clothes on your back. Similarly, escaping an abuser requires decisive thinking amid emotions of fear, confusion, and disbelief. Neither scenario offers time to pack a suitcase.”

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Performance Fitness Unveils New “Get Happy" Fitness Program

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Penn State Study Linking Regular Exercise to a Happy Life Inspires Main Line Studio’s New Fitness Program

WYNNEWOOD, PA, MARCH 2014­­—As Pharrell’s dance jam continues to dominate the airwaves, Main Line-basedmichelle-headshot Performance Fitness announces a new program, “Get Happy,” in recognition of March 20 as International Day of Happiness. Inspired by research, the program promotes the idea that exercise leads to a happier life. Performance Fitness’ “Get Happy” program kicks off Thursday, March 20th, at its Havertown location.

Owner Michelle Collier says the idea came to her after reading about the connection between happiness and exercise. Performance Fitness will use a combination of bodyweight training and the TRX Suspension Trainer, as well as Kettlebells for its “Get Happy” workout.

“Happiness is a fundamental human goal. According to researchers it's been scientifically proven that consistent exercise leads to a more satisfied and happier life,” Collier said. “Plus we all have the best piece of fitness equipment at our disposal 24 hours a day—our own bodies.”

One study Collier references is a Penn State University study which found that more physically active people reported greater general feelings of excitement and enthusiasm, compared with less physically active people.

Study researcher Amanda Hyde said the team found that people who are more physically active have more pleasant-activated feelings than people who are less active, and that people have more pleasant-activated feelings on days when they are more physically active than usual.

Hyde added that doing more exercise than one’s usual routine can provide a burst of pleasant-activated feelings.

“So today, if you want a boost, go do some moderate-to-vigorous intensity exercise," said Hyde.

Another recent study by University of Bristol research found that people who exercise on work days are more productive, happier and suffer less stress than on days they don't work out.

According to Research Associate Jo Coulson, if people try to fit an active break into their working day, they might also experience the added bonus of their whole day feeling much more productive.

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