Now is the time to get in shape for summer, hurry! Time is running out! Oh, by the way…that’s one way to start your new fitness program, (Always check with your doctor first before starting any new fitness program) by going down to Seejanerun.com and get fitted for the proper footwear. Put them on and go running! Fitness is not just running of course, although that helps. You can do many other things, I prefer cycling for example, you could join a bike club, and one of the best is right next door to Oakland, http://berkeleybike.org/. The Berkeley Bike Club (BBC) has been around a long time. It’s a great place to meet people who love riding together, there are always group rides and they will help you pick up your bike skills, be it bike handling to safety and they produce good riders and racers as well. Riding with the BBC, you can take it to the next level and do some racing with their team! Or just get fit doing group rides, road or mountain! Hey, its fun (It’s’ a rush!) riding in groups! You get fit and you make new friends! Here’s a little secret, it makes you lean!
Ok, that’s not for everyone. So what if you are time crunched between work and family? Well, that means you have to have a plan, make the most of your time, maximize efficiency. How? Know your numbers. Here are two great labs you can go to get fitness testing done and get it done right:
- http://chhsweb.sfsu.edu/kin/researchlabs/exercisephysiologylab.html,Contact: [email protected] (faculty – Mark Lee)
- http://www20.csueastbay.edu/ceas/departments/kin/index.html, Contact: [email protected] (510) 885-3048,
- Fitness assessments are changing and it’s important for your safety and performance fitness that you get good usable data. Some trainers like myself offer different assessments including functional kinetic assessments, this kind of testing is what I would call in situ, real world testing for each individual and their unique anatomy, biomechanics and condition. I will be checking out local facilities to see what they are offering for new members, so keep your eyes on hornface.com/oakland for more information on local fitness and wellness companies to see what they can do for you.
Meanwhile here is one more thing you can do right now to get your fitness program going in the right direction, check your metabolic rate: divide your bodyweight into kilos, for example: 150lb. divided by 2.2 = 68 kilos x 24 (hours) = 1636 calories. This is what you need at that bodyweight to maintain normal body functions and maintain that weight. Assuming your job is active add 500 calories on top, = 2136 calories. To lose 1 lb. bodyfat/week subtract 500 calories. Brings you back to 1636 calories. Now, you take that number and don’t go above it! Adding exercise may enable you to lose 1 or two pounds of pure fat a week! The labs will give you in detail what your bodyfat is and how much fat to lose for your health and fitness! Keep in touch with hornface.com/oakland; I will have more information soon! Next, muscle!
I want to thank Professor George A. Brooks and Sue Johannessen from CSB for the lab links.