Top Nutrition Tips to Help You Build Muscle Like a Fitness Model – Bodybuilding 101 with Maxwell Alexander

Top Nutrition Tips to Help You Build Muscle Like a Fitness Model – Bodybuilding 101 with Maxwell Alexander

To build muscle, you need to eat right and work out. But, what type of diet should you be on? How many times a day should you be eating? Should you be eating in the morning? How much protein should you be eating per day? If there are so many questions on how to build muscle, how do you know which one to choose? Luckily, these 3 nutrition tips will help you to create the perfect diet plan that will get results and keep your body feeling great. Top Nutrition Tips to Help You Build Muscle Like a Fitness Model […]

How to Choose The Best Hiking Trail in the Hudson Valley

How to Choose The Best Hiking Trail in the Hudson Valley

Is hiking on your list of things to do? No matter if you want to spend one day hiking in the Hudson Valley, or five days, you will need to find a hiking park to visit and a hiking trail to hike. While you can choose to go on any Hudson Valley hiking trail you want, you may want to take the time to find the best one. People who examine a variety of hiking trails and choose their favorites are more likely to have a great time. My all-time favorite hiking trail in the Hudson Valley is on Mt. […]

Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander: Why You Should Hike for Health

Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander: Why You Should Hike for Health

Hiking can be extremely beneficial to your health in many ways, from reducing your stress levels to improving your cardiovascular health to helping you manage your weight by burning off extra calories. As an avid hiker, explorer, and certified elite fitness trainer and bodybuilding coach, I’ve personally experienced how hiking can change your life, so I’m excited to tell you all about my favorite pastime and some of the great things it can do for you! And if you are looking to get peace of mind and a piece of my hiking adventures, check out the Hudson Valley Style Shop […]

Coach Maxwell Alexander shares his favorite Spring hikes in the Hudson Valley

Coach Maxwell Alexander shares his favorite Spring hikes in the Hudson Valley

Coach Maxwell Alexander, personal trainer and author of the book “The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding” on Amazon Kindle, shares his favorite Spring hikes in the Hudson Valley. Check out these hike descriptions below to find an activity that will bring you closer to nature while getting you one step closer to achieving your fitness goals! And don’t forget to let us know your favorite Spring hike by commenting on our Instagram pics! Bodybuilding Coach/Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander You can hike practically anywhere with Coach Maxwell Alexander on your side. A professional fitness coach, outdoors enthusiast, and wellness blogger, Max will […]

What is the simple definition of Yoga? – Yoga 101 with Maxwell Alexander – Presented by "Introduction to Yoga and Meditation" on Amazon Kindle – Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York

What is the simple definition of Yoga? – Yoga 101 with Maxwell Alexander

When one mentions the word “Yoga”, it immediately evokes a lot of different imagery. One of the common ideas that come to mind is perhaps of flower children from the 1960’s sitting in a circle with their legs in impossible positions chanting “Ohm” around a huge candle in a poorly lit room. Yoga is an ancient art form that has been practiced for centuries. Throughout the years, it has become popular as a way to stay active, stay in touch with one’s inner self, and keep a sense of sanity in a sometimes insane world. What is the simple definition […]

Bodybuilding and Weight Training Tips – with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York

Bodybuilding and Weight Training Tips – with Coach Maxwell Alexander

Weight training is an important part of your workout program if you are truly interested in bodybuilding. The importance of weight training in bodybuilding cannot be overstated, but it isn’t the only aspect of any workout program. With a strong weight-training plan, it becomes easier to reach your bodybuilding goals. Bodybuilding and Weight Training Tips – with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York You need to lift weights that provide resistance to certain muscle groups in order to work on them. As you begin your weight training body-building program, remember to start small and […]

Weight Loss Motivation is the Key to Your Beach Body Goals – Fitness Motivation with Certified Elite Fitness Trainer and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

Weight Loss Motivation is the Key to Your Beach Body Goals

There would be no millions of overweight people around the globe if the motivation to lose weight was easy to come by. All of us would be the ideal weight and fit as a fiddle. Obesity is an epidemic that affects people from all walks of life, no matter their income or background. There are some tips you can follow to get your fitness motivation back and get on the right path of achieving your beach body goals. Weight Loss Motivation is the Key to Your Beach Body Goals – Fitness Motivation with Certified Elite Fitness Trainer and Bodybuilding Coach […]

Fitness for Busy Professionals – New Book by Certified Elite Fitness Trainer and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

Fitness for Busy Professionals – New Book by Certified Elite Fitness Trainer and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

Fitness for Busy Professionals – New Book by Certified Elite Fitness Trainer and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander How do you fit exercise into your busy schedule? That’s as absurd as saying there are eight days in a week! You’ve never exercised before or engaged in a sport before; secondly, you’ve never been into the fitness world and have little time for such pursuits; and thirdly, you’re too busy to even think about exercising. In other words, it’s just not your thing. You have heard your friends raving about the latest fitness craze, but you’ve seen it too often: some are on […]

The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York

Natural Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

In the sport of bodybuilding, there are many supplements that can increase muscle mass quickly, but most of them are man-made, like steroids. Bodybuilding that is done without artificial substances is called natural bodybuilding. It does not mean you should not use body-building supplements since many of them are natural. This means staying away from artificial steroids when it comes to building muscle mass. The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York During competitions, the bodybuilding industry has been very firm in its stance on the use […]

Easy Weight Loss Basics for Men and Women – New Book by Coach Maxwell Alexander

Easy Weight Loss Basics for Men and Women – New Book by Coach Maxwell Alexander

When you say to yourself, “I can’t lose weight”, you are not only prophesying the future, but you are programming your body to do just that. But what if you say “Yes, I can lose weight!” – this statement has the opposite effect and you are getting on the right path to your weight loss success. Dieting and exercising go hand in hand with the emotional aspect of losing weight. Weight loss is a process that takes time and dedication, plus a few easy concepts about nutrition and exercise that are revealed in my new book on weight loss for […]

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Perfumes for Men: Know Your Own Scent

It may sound funny to you, but it is really essential to understand your own scent (or “smell”), it is really good to realize and recognize how your body smells as it will affect the type of perfume you choose and be prepared for ordering perfume samples online. Perfumes for Men: Know Your Own Scent – by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine The body and skin of each person has a peculiar smell – similar to a fingerprint, voice check or a model of your chromosome. It is scientifically proven that our doubts, hopes, requirements, our nutritional preferences, […]

What is The Best Way To Lose Weight? – Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander

What is The Best Way To Lose Weight? – Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander

Most diets fail because they are designed to work only in the short term, which is not the best way to lose weight. Usually, this makes people eat even more when the diet is over and they are again free to choose their old unhealthy favorites. The best way to lose weight is to work on making permanent changes to your routine that will improve your overall fitness level. Over time, building muscle and developing healthy eating habits will raise your body’s metabolism so you burn more calories. This will improve the results of your exercise program, along with burning […]

Body, Mind & Spirit, with Health & Wellness Coach, Michael Murphy – Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Interview on Body, Mind and Spirit, with Health and Wellness Coach, Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy, now in his 60s, is a health and fitness coach from Rhinebeck, NY. He is currently teaching a weekend class at the Mirbeau Hotel and Spa in Rhinebeck, where he guides his students in a class with Yoga, breath work, and meditation. In addition, he also has a busy corporate career in Analytics and loves combining his “avocation” of Health and Fitness coaching with his business career. Body, Mind & Spirit, with Health & Wellness Coach, Michael Murphy – Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style Magazine We sat down with him to learn more […]

The Rising Popularity of Women's Bodybuilding – by Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist – Bodybuilding and Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios / New York

The Rising Popularity of Women’s Bodybuilding

The images conjured up when you mention women’s bodybuilding are often flawed. When we speak of women’s bodybuilding, we’re not talking about beefed up women with huge muscles who resemble their male counterparts. No, women’s bodybuilding is much more than that. The Rising Popularity of Women’s Bodybuilding – Bodybuilding 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist Bodybuilding for women means working out for fitness sculpting a tight, toned body. It means losing body fat and weight by working out with weights and performing a well-balanced cardio workout as well. It means […]

Eating for a Healthy Heart – Sports Nutrition 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Fitness Model, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist 

Eating for a Healthy Heart – Fitness Nutrition 101 with Maxwell Alexander

Bad cholesterol or a bad diet is something we all experience at some point in time. It’s impossible to eat healthy our whole lives, even though we may try hard to do it. Eating healthy for your heart is something everyone should try to do, especially when it comes to restoring health and reducing heart attacks. Eating for a Healthy Heart – Sports Nutrition 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Fitness Model, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist – Presented by GREEN5 Supplements Your heart and food We know these things for sure – a […]

Bodybuilding Diet Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist – Fitness and Bodybuilding Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York

Bodybuilding Diet Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander

In bodybuilding, your diet is one of the most effective weapons you can have if you want to achieve maximum potential. Diet is so important to the bodybuilder as it not only supplies the body with the energy needed to perform your exercises as well as giving you the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Bodybuilding Diet Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist – Fitness and Bodybuilding Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York A good bodybuilding diet will include a lot of protein. It is critical […]

Healthy Eating Tips for Your Active Lifestyle

Healthy eating is a way of balancing the food you eat to keep your body in great health. With healthy eating, you’ll have energy all day, get the vitamins and minerals you need, stay strong for activities you enjoy, and maintain a healthy weight. Healthy Eating Tips for Your Active Lifestyle in the Hudson Valley – by Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach Below, you’ll find tips designed to help you with healthy eating. 1. Don’t skip any meals Eating 3 meals with snacks in between is the ideal way to […]

How to Create a Custom Bodybuilding Program – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

How to Create a Custom Bodybuilding Program – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

What makes an effective bodybuilding program? Well, it’s not all about just lifting weights. A good and efficient bodybuilding program will encompass various parts of the body as well as good nutrition and lifestyle habits. What do you need to know to make a good bodybuilding program? Actually, you need to know a lot! How to Create a Custom Bodybuilding Program – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, ISSA Certified Bodybuilding Coach – Fitness and Bodybuilding Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York First and foremost, you need to pay attention to what your […]

Top 5 Mistakes That People Make With Kettlebells – by Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist

Top 5 Mistakes That People Make With Kettlebells – Fitness at Home with Coach Maxwell Alexander

Kettlebells are the latest craze now and for good reason too. Thousands of people report health benefits such as increased strength, fat loss and a general sense of feeling fitter ever since they started working out with kettlebells. Top 5 Mistakes That People Make With Kettlebells – by Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist What’s really happening here is that more people are involving themselves in resistance training than before. This is probably due to the fact that it is a trend and people feel that it’s fun to jump on the […]

Discover the Best Kettlebell Exercises with Coach Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Bodybuilding Coach, Sports Nutrition Coach, Fitness Photographer

Discover the Best Bodybuilding Kettlebell Exercises with Coach Maxwell Alexander

Kettlebell Training has become super popular in recent years and I often recommend my clients to incorporate kettlebell workouts in their bodybuilding programs. The key to success when doing resistance and bodybuilding training is consistency with variation. You need to exercise regularly to build up your strength and stamina. Many people are able to achieve this. The second component is to add variety to your bodybuilding workouts. Many people get stuck here. Discover the Best Kettlebell Exercises with Coach Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Bodybuilding Coach, Sports Nutrition Coach, Fitness Photographer We are all creatures of habit […]

Kettlebell Training for Athletes – Fitness 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, ISSA Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition Coach

Kettlebell Training for Athletes – Fitness 101 with Maxwell Alexander

If you’re an athlete you do not face the same issues that the normal man on the street faces. Most people have a tough enough time staying disciplined with their diet and working out regularly. That’s half the challenge for them. Kettlebell Training for Athletes – Fitness 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, ISSA Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition Coach For the athlete however, it’s all about improving your game, bettering your personal best, functional conditioning for your sport, rest periods, HIIT and all the other variables that will make you a complete athlete. So how will […]