Personal Training Articles from Linda Stephens Fitness, Darien, CT

Learn about reaching your fitness goals at any age, why women (not just men!) belong in the weight room, an interviewer from Rate My Arms explores Linda Stephens' personal training and fitness secrets, and more.

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"Promoting Real Women" Interview with Linda Stephens, Figure Competitor, Fitness Coach

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Learn about reaching your fitness goals at any age, why women (not just men!) belong in the weight room, an interviewer from Rate My Arms explores Linda's personal training and fitness secrets, and more...

Get Rid of Those Bingo Wings

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The good news is that flabby arms — aka bingo wings or chicken wings — are one of the few changes to your aging body that you absolutely can control. All it takes is dedication and exercise. Linda Stephens' husband laughs at her because she wears sleeveless clothing year-round. "I'm not hiding these arms... More...


Why Women Belong in the Weight Room

There are two misconceptions that I experience as a personal trainer.  The first one is that most women feel they need to do cardio for countless hours day in and day out in order to stay “long and lean”. 

The other misconception that’s expressed to me by many women is that they don’t want to lift heavy weights for fear of becoming bulky and “too big.” More...


It's Never Too Late To Reach Your Goals

Exercise can make every aspect of your life more efficient and enjoyable. It gives you more energy to manage your children if you have them, more energy to get up for work every day and perform to the best of your abilities and you'll burn more calories at rest. It improves your self-esteem and how you view yourself and how others in turn view you. More...


Linda Stephens Answers Questions About Training

In this Rate My Arms interview, Linda Stephens answers questions including, "What is the biggest hurdle you or most people have to overcome in regards to their fitness career and goals?", "How useful do you think supplements are?", "What do you feel is the best type of cardio for yourself and why?" and more...


Stay True To Your Fitness Goals

Two things have inspired me to write this, the first being that I myself have started my leaning out process for my third season as a National Physique Committee (NPC) figure competitor and, secondly, at Infinity Fitness in Darien (where I personal train and nutrition coach) I'm leading a team of 15 very motivated women in our six-week body transformation competition. More...


4 Simple Tips for a Quality Workout

As a nutritionist and personal trainer, one question I get a lot from new clients and members is: “I’m not sure how to start my workout and what to bring to the gym.”

Most wonder if they should stretch before or after their workout and which stretches are best.

I’ve tried to be concise and to the point below as to how everyone can get the most from their individual workouts. More...


It's Never Too Late to Reach Your Goals