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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - Protein: The Key to your Weight Loss

    Protein: The Key to your Weight Loss

    Protein is a necessary macro nutrient that we need to consume to make sure our body is working. But what kinds of protein are best to eat and how much of this desired protein is too be consumed. I will outline this below for your review. A meta-analysis of 24 studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined the effect of the macronutrient profile of diet on weight loss. Low caloric, high protein diets ( 0.8 gm/kg of body weight ) were found to be more effective in overall weight loss when compared to a low calorie, standard- protein diet. The higher protein diets also performed better in preserving lean muscle mass and preventing a metabolic slowdown during ....

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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - Plating yourself to weight loss

    Plating yourself to weight loss

    The key to managing weight loss can be a simple endeavor. Simply learning how to plate your food properly without the worry of over eating has rich potential in reducing body weight. Portion control is the key to managing daily calories. But using everyday plates may not be sufficient in helping you to accomplish this. I have enclosed for your review a plate that a client found on As you can see this plate is sectioned to accommodate the food groups necessary to fuel your body:
    Carbohydrates Carbohydrates Fats Protein Fill your healthy food choices in the appropriate sections. DO ....

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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - Foods that Fight Inflammation

    Foods that Fight Inflammation

    is the bodies response to aliments and injuries. Its function is to limit activities and allow the body to heal itself. The medical definition of inflammation
    is : a localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection. This natural process of healing is the bodies ability too recover and reach pre-jury status. Besides therapyi.e ( chiropractic, soft tissue work or stretching ) we should be able to control inflammation
    by making sure we re smart about eating foods that won't cause our bodies further distress. Here is a guide to recognizing ....

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  • Personal Training and Small Group Fitness Classes in Oakland!

    Check out our new website for Next Level Personal Fitness Systems!
    We proudly serve the Oakland, Piedmont, and Alameda areas! Come see the programs and deals we have to offer. Personal Training, Small Group Fitness, Chiropractic, and SO MUCH MORE! Fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! Don't forget to click below to visit us on social media!! Facebook ....

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  • Pain Medications the Pro's and Con's

    Pain Medications the Pro's and Con's
    We had a discussion in the gym the other day about the Pro's and Con's of taking OTC ( over -the-counter ) medications. A number of valid points were brought up and discussed. So in order to get a grasp of this topic I did a bit of research and found out some interesting things about pain and anti-inflammatory medication. First off pain and anti inflammatory medications are different classes of drugs that control injured body tissue. Some medications can be one or the other or a combination of both. The big four ( OTC ) medications are aspirin
    , ibuprofen
    , acetaminophen
    , and naproxen
    . This group comprises the group of ....

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  • Life Changing Weight Control Tips

    Life Changing Weight Control Tips
    Losing weight isn't easy, but with determination, a good attitude and an experienced fitness professional
    you can get long term health benefits. There are numerous studies, countless books and videos about fitness professionals influencing thousands of people to lose weight and keep it off. We can learn from these examples on what it takes to achieve a fitness based lifestyle. Lose weight for your health Have you asked why you want to lose weight.? We all have our reasons to this question. If you are trying to be unrealistically thin or looking for rapid weight loss over a few weeks. You are likely to be disappointed and experience frustration ....

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  • Successful Weight Control: Work with Your Body

    Successful Weight Control: Work with Your Body
    Most peoples attempts
    to lose weight can end in frustration and disappointment. This is because people usually try to lose weight in a number of ways:
    Restricting calories ( dieting)
    Skipping meals
    Over training leading to injuries. Weight that stays off is the result of a healthy lifestyle that controls and reduces the above and with balance can lead to more stable and safer way to manage your body weight. Beware of restrictive diets
    To many modern day diets have food restriction as a basis of their ability to help people lose weight. Many people find that diets that restrict certain food's or groups of foods groups ....

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  • How Do I Get My Spouse To Exercise?

    One of the many ways we get people to exercise is by getting them to come by the gym to be social and I don't mean Twitter or Instagram. Many people enjoy the social aspect of the gym. Meeting with friends or loved ones can help motivate you to not only work harder, but also to just show up in the morning, especially when it’s early and you might not want to roll out of your comfy bed! Your spouse
    can be a great fitness buddy…but if they aren’t interested, how can you convince them that a good workout is beneficial for both your relationship and your health? Well, here a few good reasons that NEXT LEVEL
    encourages you to get your loved ones involved! - Mood:

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  • Salad Dressing for your Veggies!

    Salad Dressing for your Veggies!

    Salsa Vinaigrette
    We know a large portion of our food choices should be as colored as possible. Greens, yellows, reds, blue, orange, purple and all colors in between. When it come to salads we may have a tendency to purchase the latest low-fat, low sodium salad condiment. But without knowing the exact portions of ingredients and the sources of the product. It maybe in our best interest to make our own healthy "I know what it is dressing" because you made it. Ingredients:
    Dice up 3 fresh Roma tomatoes, 1/2 yellow onion, cilantro, 1 Jalapeno ( with, without or partially with seeds) Add to it:
    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1/2 teaspoon ....

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  • The Benefits of the Foam Roller and Thera Balls

    Using rollers and small hard balls can be beneficial to helping you break up tight muscles and increase blood flow throughout your body. This doesn't replace regular flexibility work but used in conjunction can make a world of difference on post exercise activities and your ability to sustain your fitness levels longer. There are a variety of rollers on the market that have a # of shape and sizes. The most important thing should be:
    Comfort ( not to soft or too hard )
    Price ( range $14.99 - $45.00 ) Try and position your body on the roller or ball so that the muscles you want to work on are placed in the proper position to get the maximum benefit. Use ....

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