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Jeff Halevy
Jeff Halevy is the Founder of NYC-based Halevy Life, a world class private and semi-private personal training gym.

He is also the star of healthy living TV show, "Workout From Within with Jeff Halevy."

Jeff is well-known for his public health initiatives, most notably Our Power, a successful childhood obesity initiative that launched in Newark, NJ as part of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign.

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Entries by Jeff Halevy

A Meditation on the Boston Marathon Bombing

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 10:28 AM

The enduring image of yesterday's bombing speaks volumes more than my fingers could ever type.

The bomb blasts took place at the finish line of a grueling event for most -- an achievement by any measure -- against the backdrop of national flags representing the many participating countries in the...

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Curls for Your... Core?

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 12:55 PM

Biceps curls are a staple in many men's workout routines. They also happen to be a staple of ridicule in the training world. But I think we might be rushing to judgment by convicting the curl -- which, as it turns out, might be a great core exercise!

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The World's Most Powerful Question (And Your New Year's Delusions)

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 11:35 AM

I could probably write an entire book on "the power of questions" alone (and have written before about how questions are the greatest -- and only real -- "mind control" tool).

But here's a quick post on one of the most powerful questions known to man: "What's one thing I...

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The Real Secret to Long, Lean Muscles (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 9:50 AM

Admit it, that's exactly what you want: the body of dancer, with long, lean muscles.

Here's the secret (it's not what you think!).

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The Challenge You Didn't Hear About: Cory Booker Goes Two for Two (Will You Join?)

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 12:34 PM

Newark Mayor Cory Booker made headlines this week by accepting a challenge from a Twitter follower to live on food stamps for a week.


Booker, never one to accept merely one challenge at a time (need I say "mayor, entrepreneur, and firefighter?"),...

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99 Problems: Don't Let a 'B' Be One (Diet)

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 1:04 PM

While Jay-Z and Cory Booker may have been "remixing" "99 Problems" yesterday, who would ever think of Jay-Z's song as inspiration for eating healthy!? But avoiding B's is one of the best ways to create a diet that consists of real food, healthy eating, and ultimately, fat loss....

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Why We Must Postpone the 2012 ING NYC Marathon

(2) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 4:45 PM

I think it would be grossly irresponsible and tasteless to continue with the ING New York City Marathon this weekend.

The Start Line. Let's start at the start (line): Staten Island. The borough where the marathon commences, which has been hit harder than any other section of...

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A Hurricane Sandy Workout: Frankenstorm Fitness

(4) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 8:20 AM

If you're like me, getting holed up because of a hurricane -- like Sandy! -- is the ultimate bummer. You can't get to the gym and work out! (After all, what else is there to life anyway?)

To ease your burning desire for a burn, here's a workout you can...

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Why Donald Trump Can't 'Motivate' Obama (The Key to All Human Behavior)

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 7:33 PM

Donald Trump's preposterous video challenge to President Obama earlier this week ($5 million to a charity of the president's choice, in exchange for the president's college and passport records), was shocking not only because of its pompousness and arrogance, but because Trump believes that money (as motivation), alone,...

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The Key to Limitless Exercise Success: Limit Yourself

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 8:08 AM

While most of the world is talking about limiting Iran's development of nuclear capabilities or limiting how much longer the NFL's replacement refs will officiate, the last thing you'd want to do is limit yourself -- namely your gym routine -- in some way, right? Maybe...

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Eggs, Lies, and Videotape

(1) Comments | Posted August 23, 2012 | 11:48 AM

Watch this video as I reveal the smoking gun -- er, cigarette -- in the conclusion of a recent study that demonizes eating eggs, by comparing it with smoking! Should you eat eggs, or are you truly putting your life at risk?

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This Funny-Looking Bar Is One of the Most Overlooked Pieces of Gym Equipment (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 12:17 PM

The gym is packed, all the equipment is taken... except for this funny-looking bar that can give you an incredible total body workout. Watch here to find out the what and how:

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How to Build an Olympic-Sized Habit

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 3:52 PM

Getting to the Olympics takes more than great genetics and natural ability. With many aspiring Olympians spending as much as the Phelpsian eight hours a day practicing, and most practicing at least 20 hours per week reliance on sheer willpower isn't enough for the long haul. Training must...

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Drinking Soda Is Actually Good for You: Why I'm Against the Bloomberg Ban

(5) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 8:00 PM

Last week, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled his proposal to ban the sale of sweetened sodas in sizes larger than 16 ounces. While this proposal might intuitively seem like a stride in the right direction -- who the heck needs more than 16 ounces of soda...

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The Trick Behind Toning Any Body Part

(42) Comments | Posted May 4, 2012 | 8:00 AM

Want to know the trick behind toning ANY body part -- even the most troublesome "stubborn fat" areas like your hips, thighs and stomach? The trick is... on you, for believing there is a trick!

Anywhere you turn, you will see "toning" products: toning sneakers, toning belts, etc. What does...

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Bye-Bye Fat: What Actually Works?

(32) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 2:47 PM

You know what they say opinions are like (yes, the body part), and it's no different when it comes to opinions on weight loss: Everyone has one. But what actually works?

According to a hot-off-the-presses American Journal of Preventive Medicine study, the answer is pretty predictable. Of the...

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My Mission to End Weight Loss

(33) Comments | Posted April 13, 2012 | 12:40 PM

Weight loss must come to an end. You heard that right: this gym owner, public health advocate, and personal trainer wants people to stop losing weight immediately. Weight loss doesn't make us any healthier, and the prospects of any one dieter successfully losing weight are dismal at best.

Shocking, huh?...

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Obesity: How We Got Here

(62) Comments | Posted March 30, 2012 | 9:37 AM

Surrounding many behavioral health issues there frequently seems to be a contingency that attempts to downplay and mitigate the severity of a serious health problem -- whether it was big tobacco downplaying the deadly effects of smoking for decades, or even casual drug users making the "everything in moderation" argument...

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