In a Millennial Workforce, Outdated Wellness Benefits Won’t Engage Talent.

In a Millennial Workforce, Outdated Wellness Benefits Won’t Engage Talent.

Millennials are tomorrow’s workforce. In about three years, they will form 50% of the work population. Millennials are swiftly entering the workforce, while incorporating their Millennial values, technology habits and health needs.

96% of Millennials say great healthcare benefits would be the most important factor when choosing between two companies with similar pay and responsibilities.

A Working Professional’s Guide to Biohacking

A Working Professional’s Guide to Biohacking

Achieving optimal performance at work is hard. You may have a lot of responsibilities and you might not always be in control of your schedule. You wake up early, work until late night. You have to travel, attend business meetings, set up dinners with your clients… You must make everyone around you pleased and reassured.

Your priority is to perform at your best, but what if you could optimize your overall wellness to improve productivity and optimize work performance?

Understanding the Metabolic Rate

Understanding the Metabolic Rate

Resting metabolic rate or RMR is the minimum number of calories you need to perform basic functions, such as maintaining heart rate and body heat, breathing and keeping up brain activity. You will need this minimum amount of energy each day, even if you are not moving around.

So RMR measures how many calories you burn at rest, doing nothing more than sitting all day.

How to Measure Body Fat

How to Measure Body Fat

Knowing exactly what percentage of your weight is fat mass and fat-free mass would give you a more accurate view about your health. Thus, maintaining a healthy body composition is crucial to prevent disease. Moreover, if you know your fat and fat-free mass, you could easily plan your exercise and nutrition routine. So, learning about body composition is also key to optimal performance and appearance.

Here are the top five techniques for measuring body composition.

Beginners Guide to A Keto Diet And Fat Loss

Beginners Guide to A Keto Diet And Fat Loss

Lately we have added another word in our daily vocabulary. “Keto,” or “ketogenic,” to describe our diets. We have been hearing, reading and talking about it. The diet that has developed in 1920’s to treat children with epilepsy, today, has been used by everyone who wants to fit into smaller pants and lose fat, but how many of us know what this pop word really means?

Keto is for both “ketosis,” the normal metabolic process in which the body burns fat for energy because it does not have enough glucose; and “ketones” a build-up of acids that is made in the same process.

Keto Diet, on the other hand, refers to a high fat, adequate protein, low-carb diet in which you turn your body into a fat-burning mechanism

What You Need to Know About Intermittent Fasting and Fat Loss

What You Need to Know About Intermittent Fasting and Fat Loss

Have you ever offered people food and kindly been rejected by them because they’re doing “Intermittent Fasting?” Fasting? Sounds almost intimidating. However, in this diet you don’t have to specify the foods you eat or starve yourself, you just have to choose an eating window. In other words, you will be limiting your eating to a certain number of hours every day.

Intermittent fasting (IF) focuses on when you eat, rather than on what to eat.


How the Health Club Industry Can Learn and Profit from the Self Tracking Movement

How the Health Club Industry Can Learn and Profit from the Self Tracking Movement

The rise of fitness- and health-tracking technologies over the last few years has shown that consumers are increasingly eager to learn more about their own health.

As this trend continues to grow, health clubs who not only embrace these technologies but also make them an integral part of their strategy will emerge as the winners.

How Fitness Celebrity Brandon Carter Maintains an Incredibly Low Body Fat Percentage

How Fitness Celebrity Brandon Carter Maintains an Incredibly Low Body Fat Percentage

One of our clients, Brandon Carter​, had an incredibly low body-fat result on his recent DEXA scan. In fact, we were shocked because it was one of the lowest we've ever seen!

Ever wonder how fitness celebrities like Brandon stay lean year round? We interviewed him about his 20+ year fitness journey to find out what it takes to maintain such low-body fat levels year round.

Hint: it takes a lot of experimentation and tracking. "The only thing that works for everyone, is to actually start tracking and measuring things." 

New: Announcing The Fitnescity Nutrition Consultation

New: Announcing The Fitnescity Nutrition Consultation

The 30-minute consultation is led by a Clinical Dietitian from The Mount Sinai Hospital - clinical research team in New York.
The consultation is based on a thorough analysis of your current health and nutrition profile and your goals. The staff will analyze your food log using a proprietary, research-approved nutrition analysis software. The staff will also review your lifestyle data based on easy-to use electronic questionnaires. 

What You Need to Know about Body Composition Analysis - Part 1 The DEXA Scan

What You Need to Know about Body Composition Analysis - Part 1 The DEXA Scan

The DEXA scan provides far more complete and precise information than any other weight and and body fat assessments tool. 

The DEXA scan measures your body fat percentage, fat mass, and fat-free mass. What’s unique about the DEXA scan, is that it also provides regional body fat results. Therefore it will indicate that amount of fat you have on certain areas of your body including your trunk, arms, legs, pelvis, among other areas. In addition the DEXA scan indicates bone density as well as the amount of abdominal or visceral fat that you carry.

The 2018 Quantified Self Symposium: The Future of Self-Collected Data and Single-Subject Research

The 2018 Quantified Self Symposium: The Future of Self-Collected Data and Single-Subject Research

Fitnescity recently participated in the 2018 Quantified Self Symposium on Cardiovascular Health. This is a summary of the event by Fitnescity’s co-founder, Laila Zemrani.

The mission of the Quantified Self is to support people in making personal discoveries using everyday science. It has been shown over the last few years that individuals can make significant discoveries about their own health using self-collected, high temporal resolution data from open tools.


Anatomy of a Weightlifter: What Should Be Your Strengths?

Anatomy of a Weightlifter: What Should Be Your Strengths?

Fitness testing, including the BOD POD Body composition assessment, reveals the explosive strength of Olympic weightlifter Dmytro Chumak. 

Weightlifters are one of the strongest people on the planet. In this sports science lab, the physiques and unique body characteristics of Olympic athlete Dmytro Chumak are analyzed to reveal what makes him so special. Here's what you can learn from his test results.

Run the City with Fitnescity | NYC Marathon

Run the City with Fitnescity | NYC Marathon

Don't miss the opportunity to experience this bucket-list event: The TCS NYC Marathon.] Hear the start-line canons and let Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" usher you over the Verrazano Bridge. Tour the five boroughs and feel the city's vibrant energy. As you move along the race course, over two million people cheer you on toward the finish line in Central Park. Whether it's your first marathon or your 10th, it promises to be an event you'll never forget.