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  • You've Got to Move to LIVE!!!

    You've Got to Move to LIVE!!!

    Hello Next Levelers, Here is an article from the New York Times that helps to validate our efforts to be healthy and fit. The article contains points of view that a majority of us who are familiar with exercise can agree to. But the article stressed the need to be "active". Active in the study is defined as "anything" that you need to do to get from A - B. Cooking, cleaning, washing clothes, getting up to go to the bathroom and also physical " conscious" effort to perform " challenging endeavors " i.e weight training, anaerobic and aerobic conditioning. In the report this paragraph resonated; Over all, the researchers found, someone’s chances of dying prematurely continued to ....

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  • Why eating breakfast in the morning is so important!

    Why eating breakfast in the morning is so important!

    It has come to my attention that some of you ( not all ! ) don't eat breakfast. It's preferable to at least nibble on something in the morning prior to you having to go to work to use your brains I have written up some bullet points on why it's beneficial to make time for that all important first meal of the day. I'm KISS ( keeping it seriously simple ) Understand the word that we are discussing: Breakfast = "Break" "Fast" = Breaking a Fast ( after a religious or body de-tox a
    " cleansing " ) Therefore eating food to provide sustenance after you BREAK you FAST to EAT.

    Breakfast
    gives you energy to start the day: eating in the morning helps regulate your sugar stores ( ....

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  • How to Calculate your Exercise Training Zones

    How to Calculate your Exercise Training Zones

    When working out we want to be able to push ourselves. But knowing the intensity of a particular exercise ( i.e running, strength training ) and how it affects you can be beneficial in helping you to minimize DIS-STRESS
    and MAXIMIZE
    results in a healthy and helpful way. The formula to help you determine what those Heart Rate Training Zones
    ( Hr
    ) may be are listed below: Determine what your Resting Heart Rate
    ( RHR
    ) is upon waking up to start your day. Maybe 5-10 minutes after getting your day started. Sit down in a chair, take a few deep breaths and then do a few things:
    Use your index finger and place it on the Carotid artery in your neck
    Use your index finger and place ....

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  • The Pain in your Back may not be Back Pain!

    The Pain in your Back may not be Back Pain!

    At some point in our lives we all experience some form of musculoskeletal spinal pain. Upper back, Mid back, Low back and Neck are areas that can cause us a measured amount of discomfort. Some of us manage our discomfort by using some of these modalities:
    Aspirin
    Ibuprofen
    ice
    Heat
    Stretching
    Rest
    or in some cases Chiropractic
    adjustments... We have all heard of chiropractic
    but what is it exactly? The principle of chiropractic simply is to maintain the structural integrity of the spinal joints. The spinal column which is made up of bones ( vertebrae ) that articulate ( move ) with each other ; which along with muscles, ligaments and tendons allow us to move effectively and too ....

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  • Why exercising in the Morning may offer the Best Fitness Benefits.

    Why exercising in the Morning may offer the Best Fitness Benefits.

    There has been a number of research and anecdotal evidence to suggest that the "
    Timing"
    of exercise is beneficial in helping people to lose body weight. Now losing weight aren't the only parameters to mitigate fitness results. But weight loss is the #1 reason that we strive to exercise There was a recent study in the " New York Times " ( https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/31/well/move/morning-exercise-may-offer-the-most-weight-loss-benefits.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FExercise&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=collection ) that shares a study that examining the best ....

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  • You Can do More than you Think!

    You Can do More than you Think!

    Unlike most things in life . With Exercise " MORE IS BETTER
    ". An extra set or rep of exercise can only help you get the results you are seeking. YOU HAVE TO EXERCISE ON YOUR OFF DAYS
    !!!!
    Meeting me for our schedule appointments is GREAT
    . But if you aren't:
    Power Walking: 1 0,000 steps / day
    Running Riding your bike: @ least 3 miles / day
    Swimming:
    Or strength training: the email I sent on " what to do on your off days " I'll send it again RESULTS WILL BE HARD TO COME BY
    Exercising on your own is very LIBERATING
    . Why? Because you have MADE
    time for YOU
    rself!! Take advantage of it. Having TIME FOR ONESELF
    in our busy lives is worth more ....

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  • A Fitness Poem: "A Little Levity" by NLF client Daryl Rush

    Daryl Rush Class of June 2019 wrote this poem below after 1 of his sessions with me. ( Please share
    ) Today is even more like yesterday than today much to my liking At the end of yesterday's work I was ready to just take a shower and go to bed just then I remembered my body training session oh my I race there just in time it was a very hard session I could barely walk back home but then it actually feels so good to feel residence in my body in this forgotten way I work and move daily but not really like the child I once was that child moved with excitement a discovering of what that body could do sort of test driving that body always testing all energy that body ....

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  • 10 ways to lose weight and gain muscle and !!

    10 ways to lose weight and gain muscle and !!

    Listed below are 10 ways to help you lose weight and gain muscle. As you read through the items they will make a lot of sense. But implementation of these 10 ideas is not as easy as you think.So let me help you by starting with these 10 concepts.
    Eat Breakfast Everyday:
    This sounds like a no brainer. But you would be surprised how many people don't make the time to eat the most important meal of the day. DON"T SKIP BREAKFAST!!!
    . If you train in the morning COFFEE
    or TEA
    is all you need. You can eat later once you get home. Eat a cup of yogurt, some fruit, a slice of whole grain toast or bagel. The first meal helps to establish your metabolism for the day. Don't start out your day with ....

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  • Not all fat is bad Fat!

    Not all fat is bad Fat!

    It's one of the most controversial words in the fitness industry. A word that can at the same time motivate you can also take you into a downward spiral. What is that word? That word is FAT
    Adipose, tallow, lipid, lard whatever name you use. The word has strong emotional relevance in our society. Although we are taught that FAT
    is detrimental to our health. Not all FAT
    is Bad. In fact some body fat is very helpful to our bodies so that it can function optimally. For the purpose of this blog, I'm going to limit the topic today to a particular type of body fat that can help you to lose weight rather than keep it on your physique. This type of unique fat is called BROWN FAT.
    This ....

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  • Why we Sweat and how it helps Us Change.

    Why we Sweat and how it helps Us Change.

    Sweat it's apart of the exercise experience and is apart of the process of body changes necessary to help you change your body. Why do we sweat how to make our bodies more efficient. Firstly what is Sweat:? Sweat is mostly water and electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, chloride and calcium. Sweating is designed to help us cool our bodies off and make us less susceptible to over heating. which can cause us too have heat stroke and a sluggish heart and lead us to faint pass out or worse have a seizure. The best way to minimize over heating is by drinking water. How much water? Well the urban legend is (8) 8 fl oz of water per day. But the more up to date method is 1/2 your body weight ....

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