Our Studio Location


Fitness TogetherPortsmouth
Across from Hanaford's Plaza
767 Islington St
Suite 1B
Portsmouth, NH   03801
p. (603) 334-6333
View Map


Mon - Fri   5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat   6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun   Closed

By appointment only

Page 1 of 2 Next »

Blog / News

Wear red

FT Team Feb 2, 2016 News

Wear Red! Did you know that February 7th is National Wear Red Day—part of this month’s focus on preventing heart disease—the number one cause of death in American men and women!

De-stress healthfully

Dr. Janet Brill Apr 13, 2015 News

De-Stress Healthfully! Did you know that April is National Stress Awareness Month?

World Health Day

Dr. Janet Brill Mar 23, 2015 News

Do What it Takes to Protect your Health—Your Greatest Asset! Did you know that April 7th is World Health Day? Remember—you truly are what you eat.

Schedule your annual mammogram

Dr. Janet Brill Oct 6, 2014 News

Schedule your Annual Mammogram! Did you know that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

Upcoming Spartan races, road races & 1/2 marathons

FT Team Sep 17, 2014 News

It's not too late to start training for some of these races! Remember...having a clear goal in mind can be the key to motivation.

Why is it easier for men to lose weight than women?

FT Team Aug 20, 2014 News

There are a few different reasons why men can lose weight more easily than women.  One of these reasons is because men naturally carry more muscle and tend to have less body fat than women.  Muscle is more metabolically active than fat which enables men to burn more calories throughout the day than women.  This may not seem like a huge difference, but day after day it can really add up. While it is understandable that many woman do not want to "bulk up", the weight loss benefits of carrying a little more muscle is a great reason to incorporate strength training into all fitness programs. -Keith

What are some side-effects of overtraining?

FT Team Jun 10, 2014 News

Overtraining can be dangerous physically and mentally. Physically, overtraining can make you more prone to injury, either by overuse or fatigue and loss of form. Often with over training athletes will plateau or even lose gains they have made because of the strain and fatigue their bodies are dealing with. Mentally and emotionally, overtraining can take it's toll by taking enjoyment away from training, and in some cases can even lead to emotional disturbances such as depression, lack of appetite, and problems sleeping. –Kristen

Overtraining can result in a number of negative and at times serious side effects.  Initially progress will slow because your body is unable to fully recover between workouts.  You also become more susceptible to injuries due to your body being in a state of fatigue. When overtraining goes to the extreme it can results in trouble sleeping, irritability, and loss of appetite as well.-Keith

There are many dangers that come along with over training. One of the dangers is it can increase the risk of overuse injuries. Performing the same type of exercise daily increases the risk of overuse injury in joints like the knees or elbows. Unlike acute injuries, which are caused by a sudden traumatic event, overuse injuries occur over time from repetitive use of the same joints or muscles. Examples of common overuse injuries include tennis elbow, runner’s knee and Achilles tendinitis.-Sara

Trainer Tuesday- What should I look for in choosing a personal trainer?

FT Team Feb 25, 2014 News

There are numerous factors to consider when looking for a personal trainer.  Qualifications, personality, and training style are three of the most important.  You want a trainer who can show qualifications such a certification through a nationally recognized program.  There is no perfect personality for a trainer to have, however it is important that you as a client feel comfortable with the trainer and his or her personality.  A third important factor is training style.  If you don't enjoy a particular trainers style or approach to exercise the sessions could easily feel like more of a chore than a fun workout!-Keith


When choosing a personal trainer, there are many things you should look for. Education and deciding if it is someone you can work with are two of them. Education is an important quality to look for in a trainer because this will give you the assurance that you are working with a professional who has the knowledge and skills to provide you with a safe and effective workout. Deciding if it is someone who you can work with is another factor. Some people like to exercise in the morning, some in the evening. Can the personal trainer accommodate your schedule? Some people do better working with a trainer of the same sex; others prefer the opposite sex. The personal trainer who fits your style is the one to hire because that is the professional who will help you achieve the best results. - Sara

Trainer Tuesday- Why is warming up before a workout so important?

FT Team Feb 11, 2014 News

Warming up prior to working out is important because it reduces your risk of injury, primes your muscles and joints for hard work, and for some people can help them focus mentally on the workout ahead.  When muscles are cold they are not very pliable and are more likely to be strained during an intense workout.  It is also important to take your joints through full range of motion activities to ensure smooth movements during your workout.-Keith

It is important to warm up before a workout to increase body temperature. Doing so reduces the potential for muscle and connective tissue injuries. Warming up also increases blood flow to the exercising muscles which makes the delivery of nutrients easier that are required for energy production. A proper warm up safely prepares the body for the increased demands of stress during a workout.-Sara

Trainer Tuesday: What's the biggest excuse you hear as to why people can't get fit?

FT Team Aug 27, 2013 News

The most common excuse I hear as to why people can't get fit is that they don't have time to fit exercise in. My response is that if you have time to watch a TV show or browse on social networks, then you have time to fit in a mini work out. You could even make a game out of it. For example, you could see how many squats or how long you can hold a plank during the commercial breaks between your favorite TV show. It's all about getting up and doing something. Waking up just 20 minutes earlier can make a huge difference as well.  The longer you wait to do something, it could have already been completed. –Sara

The most common excuse I hear for why a person can't exercise is an injury or perceived limitation they have.  Whether it's "bad knees", a "bum shoulder", or "back problems", many people seem to believe that an injury to one part of the body means they can't do anything whatsoever.  There are ways to work around just about any type of injury a person has, limiting the impact, and carefully monitoring the weights used for someone with a bad back or knees is a good way to work around that.  Many people with shoulder problems and change their grip, or modify certain exercises to alleviate the pain.  At the end of the day, if someone has really severe limitations with a certain joint, or muscle group a routine can be created to work around it entirely, while still providing a challenging workout. If I'm comfortable enough with the client, I'll tell them the reason a certain part of the body hurts is probably because it's been neglected, ignored, and beaten up from years of bad form on poorly selected exercises.  That's generally the real reason anyway. -Keith


Page 1 of 2 Next »