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  • How to prevent the Fitness Blues

    Well its the third month of the year and a number of the fitness facilities that I go to where I have off-site clients I'm already seeing it. The dreaded 3 month FITNESS BLUES
    !!!! What is the 3 month fitness blues? Check out the list below and recognize if you have or had any of the symptoms. It's a curable dis-ease that with due diligence you can recover quite quickly. Review the symptoms and study the solutions and you too can prevent and stave this scourge that plagues people doing ALL the RIGHT THINGS
    as they navigate their fitness journey. 1. Getting Tired Solution: Get adequate sleep. Plan on going to bed to get @ least 7-8 hours of sleep per night. Set your alarm clock for ....

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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - Exercise is Medicine!

    Exercise is Medicine!

    We all hear it and read it but are we doing it?! Exercise is Medicine. It sounds like an oxymoron but it isn't. It's true as ever. We need to Exercise to live. Movement is life. And if your not moving your not living. Clients at Next Level Fitness in Oakland, Ca 94610 are and have been learning the benefits of living an active lifestyle. Clients come 2-4 x a week. We stretch, we perform aerobic exercise and we lift weights. Exercise is like brushing our teeth. We need to do it DAILY!!! Combing your hair. You ever not leave the house not combing your hair? I don't think so! Fitness is life. Don't you want to LIVE!!!. Contact me and let's get started! Dr. Pigott Next Level ....

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  • Scientific Benefits of Exercise as we get Older

    This article was recently written in the the New York Times: To summarize it's contents it makes the case for exercise as we get older: Regular fitness increases:
    Muscle strength
    Increase endurance
    Reduce risk of injury
    Minimize the risk of falls
    Increase cardio efficiency
    Increase muscle proteins which increase capillaries which circulates more oxygen through out the body Regular exercise performed 2-3 times a week for a minimum of 30 - 50 minutes that encompasses multi-joint activities is the best form of fitness to perform. At Next Level regular class participants exercise a variety of ....

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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - How to make the most of your New Year's resolution!

    How to make the most of your New Year's resolution!

    Every year we make them. ( RESOLUTIONS
    ) Every year we start out with the best intentions and usually by the second to third month we have stopped ( RESOLUTIONS
    ) an we wait until the following year to do it all over again. ( RESOLUTIONS
    ) Change is hard folks. But in order to change we have to find better ways to make a commitment to ourselves so that the things we failed to perform last year are made a reality this year. My advise to people making ( RESOLUTIONS
    ) is TO STOP MAKING THEM!!!!!! Change begins the minute the desire, urge or frustration mounts it's ugly head. The quicker you make that commitment the easier it will be for you to make the effort to improve yourself. ....

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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - Welcome to 2019! Time to make your Fitness dreams a Reality!

    Welcome to 2019! Time to make your Fitness dreams a Reality!

    Hello Oakland! Welcome to the year 2019! Now that 2018 is behind us. Let's make this new year a great jump off point for YOU
    to reach your fitness goals. We all know it's not easy exercising. It's freaking HARD!!!. That's why it's best to get in touch with your friendly neighborhood Personal Trainer: ME and let me help you figure out a fitness plan and routine that is user friendly, encouraging and effective in helping you create a healthier YOU!
    Whether it's: Losing weight Increasing muscle Gaining strength and endurance Let me be the guide to YOUR
    success! NEXT LEVEL has flexible morning, late morning, early afternoon and evening training times available to help you make ....

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  • Maintaining Fitness During Thanksgiving: Simple exercises to Keep "It Off"

    Struggling to Lose Weight? Here's Why Strength Training Is Just as Important as Cardio ( both together is Best ! ) People spend too much time on the treadmill. To loose inches, strength training is one of the best ways to boost your weight loss efforts. Here's a how and why that works. Have you been exercising to lose a few pounds, but on the scale you don't see the needle budge? Then I would recommend increasing weight based activities into your fitness routine. Whether it's free weights, body weight or Olympic style / Powerlifting exercises adding resistance training can not only can help you slim down, but it also gain you a ton of other health benefits. The best part: ....

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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - Protect your Lungs for Fitness!!

    Protect your Lungs for Fitness!!

    Air Quality: Breathing good air is essential if we are to live on the planet earth. Without it ,like water we will die. Currently we are experiencing a rash of fires here in Northern California that is placing our communities under duress and limiting the activities that we can perform out in our environment. So what can we do to minimize the effects of poor air quality on our bodies? Here are some things to consider:
    Where loose fitting clothing that can help dissipate the air through your clothing so that it doesn't make you to hot
    Wear a proper fitting face mask. It has been recommended to use a N95 ( see the picture )
    Drink a lot of fluids. to keep your body hydrated. Heat exposure ....

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  • Just the Facts....

    Here are some current health facts to challenge your brain cells.... Women's Health
    Heavy menstrual bleeding affects roughly 1 in 5 women
    Arthritis is the most common cause of disability for women
    Nearly 19 women die every day from prescription opioid drug overdoses
    Migraine headaches are three times more common in women than men
    About 12% of American women age 13 - 44 have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term Those with Joint pain have a higher propensity to have a lack of sleep. Poor sleep leads to poor growth hormone release which reduces healing. Solutions:
    Take a hot shower before bed
    Don't look at TV, phone, computers before you sleep. It affects ....

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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - The Next Level Fitness Formula

    The Next Level Fitness Formula

    The image you see is the cellular structure of one of the most important molecules in our body. ( ATP ) adenosine triphosphate is a molecule that is within each and every cell of our bodies. This molecule is the "Spark Plug" that gets our cells burning energy. Please check out this cool video on how "ATP" works. This energy which we derive from foods ( ANY AND ALL FOODS ) helps facilitate the metabolism of
    Protein ..............into the fuel we need to live. Please checkout the short video that I have about ATP. The key to using ATP effectively is to follow this principle that I have outlined below:
    Frequency = Days
    Consistency = your output
    Effort ....

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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - Foraging for Food at The Grocery Store

    Foraging for Food at The Grocery Store

    Foraging for Food. Sounds primal. Well it is. Shopping for food is analogous to us foraging for food as our distant ancestors did many years ago. Except for the fact that we don't need to till the soil, feed the animals nor got hunt for them. When we get hungry we simply get in our car or bike and go out and get food. Some of this food we store at home for later use. Others we consume on the spot such as eating out with friends and family. But, for the most part this Blog will focus on foraging at the local grocery store. We can tackle foraging at the local restaurant for another b log. We do our best to pick out the best food that is "put" out there for us to consume. But, ....

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