Gabby Drucker

Gabby Drucker

Gabby Drucker owns Drucker Fitness, a Philadelphia-based personal training studio and online training business. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Pre and Postnatal Certified Trainer. Gabby is a former Division I athlete and graduate of Lehigh University; she is an avid runner and will never turn down an opportunity to sweat. She also is a certified personal trainer, functional strength coach, and fitness nutrition specialist, as well as Gym Jones Level 1 certified. Follow Gabby on Instagram at @druckerfitness or visit her website

April 1, 2021


A proper recovery is an essential — but often skipped — part of a workout

Recovery is the most important part of an exercise program and probably the most commonly forgotten. Proper recovery allows your body time and effort to heal before the next workout, decreases the likelihood of injury and improves future performance.

March 17, 2021


Kettlebells are the one type of gym equipment to consider buying

It's possible to get a solid workout at home without having any gym equipment. But if there's one piece to invest in, go with the kettlebell. You can train your entire body with this one weight and it won't take up an entire room in your home.

March 1, 2021


Pushups and pull-ups are the only upper body exercises you really need

Pushups and pull-ups are great upper body workouts, but it's important to use the correct form. There are various modifications to each exercise that will allow people to build strength while perfecting their form.

February 17, 2021


Make exercise part of your daily routine by ensuring it's not a chore

To make exercise part of your routine, find a consistent time that works well for you. Find ways to make it fun, even if that means binging a TV show while running on the treadmill. And make your goals achievable.

February 3, 2021


Bounce back from your winter slump by making your workouts social affairs

Finding the motivation to exercise during the cold, winter months can be difficult. Try making them a social affair — hold joint workouts with friends over Zoom or join an employer-sponsored afternoon workout session. Another alternative: turn on a podcast or pull up a Spotify playlist.

January 26, 2021


What do fitness instructors mean when they say 'engage your core?'

Fitness instructors who use a lot of gym lingo can seem like they're speaking in a foreign language. Here's what they mean when they tell you to "engage your core," "activate your glutes" or "put your weight in your heels."

January 20, 2021


Use resistance bands to strengthen your muscles and correct poor form

Mini bands can help you strengthen your muscles, increase mobility and stability and correct poor form. Here are some resistance band workouts that can help improve your squats, deadlifts, clamshells and glute bridges.

January 13, 2021


Don't hate on sprint workouts — they can boost endurance and increase speed

Sprint workouts provide an abundance of fitness benefits. They boost endurance levels and increase speed. This simple interval workout can be adapted by runners, cyclists and rowers.

December 23, 2020


Exercise myths or facts? Squats are bad for your knees

Should you eat before exercising? It depends on the timing of the workout and how well your body handles certain foods. Personal trainer Gabby Drucker breaks down several fitness myths, including whether squats harm your knees and whether core exercises should be saved until the end of a workout.

December 16, 2020


Cardio workouts don't all look the same – and they don't necessarily involve running

A cardio workout can involve any exercise that increases one's heart rate, and it does not need to be running or taking a spin class. Some cardio exercises that can be performed at home with no equipment are mountain climbers (seen above), jump squats, burpees and lunges.

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