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“Joshua is not only knowledgeable but he makes me you feel like you can accomplish all your fitness goals. He loves his profession and it oozes from his pores.

He not only motivates his clients, but makes you feel like you are working out with a friend. He sincerely invests in your fitness success and working with him has enhanced my health. He’s been the best self-investment ever! Thanks Joshua!”
– Tania Santiago
“During these last few weeks of my pregnancy people are always asking me how I’m feeling and I reply, “I feel really great, thank you.” “You’re not tired? No back pain, no swollen ankles?” they ask.  Not at all. “Wow, you’re so lucky,” they say. Maybe, but I think it’s largely due to the fact that I have worked out with Joshua Margolis at Mind Over Matter Fitness throughout my entire pregnancy.

Josh helped me get in shape before I got pregnant and then we have continued to work together over the last nine months. It’s helped me maintain my energy and my body stay strong. Joshua has lots of experience working with pregnant women and he modified our work-out routines to safely accommodate all the changes my body has gone through.

Pregnancy puts lots of new demands on your body.  Sure, you need to take things a little easier but it’s not a time to stop working out.  You’ll just feel worse.  Trust me.”
Sharon Ludke
“I have been working with Joshua for the better part of seven years and during that time I have achieved all of my goals. Joshua and his staff have been both understanding and accommodating to my needs. Each one of his trainers are unique in their own special way and the variety of disciplines they provide has kept me on track. Thank you Mind Over Matter.”
– Ken Fakler

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“Joshua is a dedicated, enthusiastic and intelligent trainer who has helped me get to the next level in my fitness. Whether it is training for the NYC marathon, get in shape for ski season or climb a 14,000+ foot peak, Joshua has understood my goals and helped craft programs that are challenging, fun and effective. I look forward to training with Joshua each week.”
– Kirk O’Ferrel

“I can’t say enough about how much Mind Over Matter helped me to acheive my weight loss goal.  In March, I set out to lose 30 pounds!  We set goals and started the process.   I decided to reward myself with what I called “The 20 Pound Cheeseburger”.Once I hit my 20 pound goal, I had a cheeseburger and fries and it was wonderful and so worth all of the effort that I put into it!  I then set the next cheeseburger goal at 30 pounds . . . I had that only a few weeks ago and it was just as even better.  I am in the best shape of my life and I never would have made it without this team’s help.  I shared my goal with Josh and he helped me get there…one week and one pound at a time!  Now that the weight is off, I have to find a way to keep up the rewards . . . maybe every 3 months that I maintain my new weight I’ll have another cheeseburger!”

Amy O’Bannon
“Joshua is helping me get back to my pre-pregnancy body and achieve one of my longtime goals of running the New York City marathon. I feel stronger, more toned and more energetic as the weeks go by. I very much appreciate Joshua’s precise attention to technique and form, and feel more motivated to work out on my own.”
– Elana Millstein
“I recently had baby number three and am back on the road to getting in shape and losing weight, again, sigh. I recently moved down to Miami and workout with a trainer, and of course it makes me think that there is nobody here that compares with Joshua! I have such great memories of my workouts in Central Park. I only wish I could jump rope like that now or kick-butt on those park benches! Joshua’s such an excellent trainer and motivator, I hope his clients realize how lucky they are.”
– Nancy Davis
“I have known Joshua Margolis since he started Mind Over Matter Health & Fitness, and he single-handedly got me in the best shape of my life for my wedding with regular, targeted workouts focusing on my problem areas. His warm, friendly personality meshes well with his enthusiasm, professionalism and knowledge about the best way to get healthy and fit. Joshua is also a forward thinker who is eager to share what he’s learned with others. To that end he hosts a weekly radio show, where he focuses on health issues as well as issues important to women and mothers.”
– Estelle Sobel Erasmus

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  • Use the summer to increase positive family relationships

        Now that summer is upon us, don’t let you or your kids sit sedentary in front of the computer, TV, or video game console. A sedentary lifestyle can lead to unhealthy summer weight gain and increased BMI which can lead to health problems for you and your children. It might be challenging to get motivated, so make exercise a fun family affair. Your kids will likely participate longer when you join in the fun! No parent ever said they wish they spent less time with the kids, right?   Here's just a few ideas: Turn up the music and dance. You can burn upwards of 443 calories. Too hot? Bring it outside under a sprinkler! Even start a dance contest for added participation. Get all your neighbors involved and make it a small community party. Enjoy a walk before or after dinner. Bring the family pet so he can get his exercise in too. Swim Play games in the pool/lake Water scavenger hunts are always great Walk or run for a local charity event; make volunteerism a family affair. a race between friends beat your old time raise money for a childrens hospital, school or other charity by doing a local sponsorship among your neighbors Go on a bike ride and discover your local neighborhood. Play games Tag, tug-of-war, hopscotch, jump rope, or hula hooping just to name a few Invent games that increase physical activity. [For instance - have them race to an object that starts with a letter of your choice…physical activity and thought process.] Letting them choose a game will increase participation Bring the kids to the local bounce center and yes, parents can join the fun too! Play soccer, baseball, or shoot some hoops in your local playground or back yard. Some sports can be played in the pool or lake for added fun. Bring a slip-and-slide into your yard; adding some pool floaties can add to the enjoyment Join a local exercise boot camp or Zumba class Check out MeetUp for some fun family adventures (hiking, kayaking and more) with others who enjoy the same Find some inexpensive family outings through LivingSocial, GroupOn and Goldstar Encourage your children to do neighborly chores like Mowing the lawn, walking the dog, washing cars – physical activity and some cash to save!   Just 60 minutes a day put aside for family exercise can improve you and your kids’ overall health, well-being and family relationships.

  • WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK – Are you looking for a Stroller Bootcamp? Let’s Go!

    We want to bring another Stroller Bootcamp to Washington Square Park! What a great activity to build relationships with other like-minded individuals, spend quality time with your kids (even if they aren't in a stroller) and get fit all at the same time! So let's do this! How can you help? Share this post with anyone who may be interested and share this on your twitter and facebook to get others to participate. The more the merrier! Email Info@MindOverMatterNYC.com with dates and times you would love to get together If you aren't near WSP but still want to do the class, email us to let us know your general area and we will see what we can do for you. We hope to hear from you! Stay tuned and STAY HYDRATED!  

  • FIT Lanthropy in the Park ​fundraiser ​in honor of Elissa Hyman

    ​My dear friend in fitness Joel Matalon, CEO of JoeFitness World, invite​d​ me ​to​ ​take ​part ​in​ the​ FIT Lanthropy in the Park ​fundraiser ​in honor of Elissa Hyman, pioneer in the fitness industry​ who is battling an auto immune disease​. I was an emphatic “YES” about joining the FIT Lanthropy TEAM.   Mind Over Matter believes in supporting big missions to help others live their BEST lives and supporting those who are facing adverse challenges requiring the assistance of others. I’ve known Joel for over 10 years and his company’s mission is parallel to M​i​nd Over Matter’s mission for fitness for ALL. I am truly honored to be part of this event and helping in making a difference for Elissa Hyman,The Stern Center For Rehabilitation and look forward to working out with MOM Bootcamp for all donors and attendees on June 7th! Wednesday, June 7th 6:00-8:00 pm  At Mineral Springs in Central Park, north of Sheep Meadow on 67th street You’ll have an amazing holistic workout with TEAM FIT Lanthrophy:                        Jeff Martin - Fitness legend since the early 80’s, owner of the world renowned Jeff Martin Studio                        Josh Margolis - Owner of Mind Over Matter Fitness (M.O.M.) Bootcamp                        Ligia Lamprea - Yin Yoga Instructor                        Aaron Mendelsohn and Otto of Team Skechers - Professional coaching on the run! Runs will be 1.7 miles finishing at the NYC Marathon finish line. Schedule 6:00 to 6:15-  Participants Arrive 6:15 to 6:35​ - Warm Up Run with Otto and Aaron 6:35 to 7:15 - Boot camp with Josh 7:15 to 7:45 - Aerobics with Jeff 7:30 to 8:00 - Yoga with Ligia For more information, click here​ If you cannot attend, a contribution would still be appreciated. Suggested Contribution is $35.00 ~*~You may click here to make that wonderful contribution. We thank you in advance. ~*~ Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation.  

  • Seven Steps to Staying Mentally Sharp as a Tack After 60

    Seven Steps to Staying Mentally Sharp as a Tack After 60

    Most of us like to imagine ourselves having a full, rich retirement. We have ideas of spending time with loved ones, taking up new hobbies, and traveling the world. But these plans can fall short if you aren’t taking care of yourself completely — including your mental health.   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="691"] As you enter your 60s and the next phase of your life, there are many things you can do to keep yourself mentally sharp.Click the image to read more.[/caption]    

  • A Rock and a Ball, it’s Time to go Back to Basics

    A Rock and a Ball, it’s Time to go Back to Basics

    “A Rock and a Ball” In today’s age of the latest and greatest fitness trends, it’s time to go back to basics. Simplicity is the key to success. Before exercise equipment existed, there was “A Rock and a Ball.” Don’t think for a moment that the Roman Army ever trained on Nautilus equipment. Gym equipment exists to sell memberships, and little else. Space is the most valuable commodity. “A Rock and a Ball” is an old expression that has been part of the fitness lexicon for ages. These two toys are all one should ever need to achieve their fitness goals. One must rely only on the creativity of his or her trainer to help them achieve their goals. A “Rock” refers to a medicine ball. For those of you out there not familiar with exercise, a medicine ball is a weighted rubber or leather ball that can be used anywhere. When used properly this ball can apply resistance to almost every muscle in the body. Twisting, throwing, squatting, and jumping until you can no more. All of those playful movements you did as a kid now have a purpose; reshape your body and achieve perfect symmetry. A “Ball” is not just any ordinary ball; it is a Stability ball, A.K.A, Swiss ball or resistance ball. Whether you have been in a gym, or not, you have all seen it, perhaps your kids play with one. Imagine every exercise ever performed on a bench or on the ground, but now on a ball. The major difference being your core and structural integrity are challenged, for the laymen: washboard abs. Just sitting on the ball makes you use your abdominal to keep yourself upright.

  • Exercise is a Journey, Not a Destination

    Exercise is a Journey, Not a Destination

    Mind Over Matter Health & Fitness is a Manhattan based In-Home personal training service providing fitness professionals to your home in New York City. We offer a variety of disciplines including Personal Training, Prenatal Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, and now In-Home Massage, all under one umbrella.When you train with one of our professionals you get access to every other discipline. Variety is the key. For those outside the NYC area, try one of our SKYPE WORKOUTS! It's the next best thing to being there. Don’t be afraid to try something new.We also have bootcamps in neighborhoods ranging from Tribeca to the Upper West Side and many NYC neighborhoods in between, with disciplines varying from prenatal to postpartum stroller to open bootcamps.When you train with one of our professionals you get access to every other discipline. Variety is the key, after engaging in the same discipline over a sustained amount of time your body stars to plateau and the exercise loses its overall impact. Don’t be afraid to try something new.We’ve all heard it before, and yes it is contrived, clichéd, and hackneyed. However, the reason you keep hearing this is because it is true. The “Journey not a Destination” philosophy has been with us much longer than fitness has, and when undertaking fitness as a discipline, this philosophy holds true. NYC Personal Training, Real Advice from a Professional:Like any other life altering discipline that an individual takes on it should be looked at as a journey, and fitness is no exception.When fitness is done the right way it should be something that becomes part of the rest of your life. If you are looking for life long success, then it would stand to reason that fitness should be life long.While every individual should have his or her short term goals everyone needs to have overall health and wellness as a life long goal.Let’s be honest, most people get into shape just for that wedding, reunion or vacation. It’s good to have a focus, but more times than not once those events are over or once that short term goal is realized, most tend to fall off the wagon.What’s the sense of putting in all of that hard work and dedication if it’s all going to be over in a couple of months? Why not take that discipline with you through out the rest of your life. Take comfort and be proud that you have accomplished your short term goal but do not lose sight of the journey.Remember those moments along the way that got you to where you are now. Remember the fun you had, how great you looked, and more importantly how glorious you felt when you were done.Remember the journey, half the fun is getting there.

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