KPFA 94.1 – Remedying Functional Limitations with Functional Fitness

Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 6.55.27 AMDo you know what it means to be functionally fit? One in 3 people – and 60% of those over 65 – suffer from a functional limitation limiting their ability to carry out daily activities – like climbing stairs, bending over to tie their shoes, picking something up off the floor, or carrying groceries.

If you’d like to hear my radio interview on Remedying Functional Limitations with Functional Fitness on About Health, here it is!

About Health is a live weekly call-in radio show and hosted this week by Dr. Will Courtenay on KPFA 94.1. For more information: http://HealthStyleRx.org.

Sports Gear Shopping Party!

Colorful balloonsWhat Guests Get  As a guest of our Kick-Off Shopping Party!, you’ll receive 20% off your purchases (including already marked down items!) and a FREE lifetime ‘Basementeer’ membership fee (regularly $25). Basementeers receive 10% off every purchase every time they shop and 10% of the profits go to a charity of their choice.

The Sports Basement is a sporting-goods retailer with 7 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and are known for selling the “best brands at basement prices”.

* Get Sized!  The Sports Basement offers gait analysis and will help you select the proper and correct fitting shoes. Great thing to do at the shopping party!

* Get Psyched!  Sports Basement San Ramon hosts weekly fun runs on Thursdays. Meet Coach Mike at the party to inspire you. 

* Get Started!  Karen Owoc, Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist, will be there to answer your health, fitness, and nutrition questions.

* Get Geared Up!  The Sports Basement has everything from camping gear to training gear — even equipment rentals.

Medical fitness practice, HealthStyleRx, and the Sports Basement have joined as partners. To celebrate this partnership and to welcome you, we’re hosting this Kick-Off Shopping Party! Stop in for some refreshments and an evening of shopping for your sports and fitness gear. Friends and family welcome!

See you there!

We’re here to support your fitness goals and cultivate fun in moving. 

HealthStyleRx is a medical fitness practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.       Sports Basement is a sporting-goods retailer in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Contact: Karen Owoc  925.413.6207  |  karen.owoc@HealthStyleRx.org

New! Anti-Aging Exercise Class

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I started a new class from 10:30-12:00 noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays (HealthStyleRx2) and it is already gaining popularity. Here’s why…

The Goal:  To increase metabolism and improve functionality because you have to move, lift, balance, and support your body in this class. Intensive flexibility training improves and maintains mobility.

Rx2 is an ‘advanced’ class and therefore, not for beginning exercisers. It is more challenging, but is still inclusive with plenty of modifications.

How It Is Different

The main difference with the Rx2 class compared to Rx1:

  • Semi-private and limited to 4 people maximum per session
  • More time spent on strength training routines
  • Pilates floor work instead of the Pilates reformer

Specific exercise sequences focus on:

  • Strengthening and lengthening muscles (upper/lower extremities)
  • Targeting postural muscles
  • Improving bone health and cardiorespiratory function
  • Protecting the spine

These sequences incorporate bodyweight, stability, and resistance training techniques plus circuit and metabolic training.

Building muscle and bone mass are the keys to longevity and weight loss. 

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Pre- and post-blood pressure readings are taken and recorded just like other Rx classes.

Who Can Benefit from Rx2

Rx2 is for the ‘experienced’ exerciser, but that does not mean you must be able to perform at a high level. Rx2 participants have engaged regularly in some type of fundamental exercise training and are highly motivated.

Cost

You can add the Tue/Thu Rx2 workout to your current weekly routine or substitute when you miss a M-W-F session. The price is the same as Rx1, so you can choose whether you want to attend the Rx1 class on M-W-F or the Rx2 class on T-Th or both.

I’m excited to offer this new class! Feel free to contact me with any questions: (925) 413.6207.

Location: IMX Pilates and Fitness, 2410 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 112 | San Ramon, CA

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New Partnership with the Sports Basement!

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The Sports Basement and my medical fitness practice, HealthStyleRx, affirmed an exciting partnership on Friday which will further support my friends and followers’ fitness goals and cultivate fun in moving.

If you haven’t discovered the Sports Basement yet, it’s a sporting-goods retailer with seven locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. They’re known for selling the “best brands at basement prices”.

Guided Adventures

Sports Basement is more than just a retailer. What I’m most excited about is that it’s a community center for outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, families, and visitors. Yes, you can get gear to enjoy hiking, cycling, running, swimming, and birdwatching. And if you’re more adventurous, you can buy (or rent!) camping gear, skis and snowboards, and triathlon wetsuits.

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Mountain Biking I (Beginner Class)

But it’s not just about things to buy – it’s about things to do, together. Sports Basement hosts weekly events, such as:

  • Group rides
  • Backbacking trips
  • Rockclimbing classes
  • Snowshoe camping trips
  • Potlucks
  • Talks
  • Yoga classes
  • Bicycle maintenance clinics
  • Wilderness first aid courses

Rent a Bicycle

If you want to join the flock of cyclists making their way along the Iron Horse Regional Trail, you can rent a bike at the Sports Basement and hop right onto the trail. You can rent a tandem bike for double the fun and even rent a trailer for your little ones.

Shopping Party!

Coming up… we’ll be celebrating our partnership with a Kick-Off Shopping Party!  Date: Thursday, August 3 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.Group people with balloon on party.

The Sports Basement San Ramon is located at 1041 Market Place, San Ramon, CA  94583. (925) 202-0230

HOURS
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Sat & Sun: 9am-7pm

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Watch His Transformation

You’re never too old to learn new tricks. Meet George. He’s 93 years old and this is how he walked at the beginning of our first private functional fitness session*. He walks with the typical elderly shuffling of the feet and is bent forward at the waist. (Notice how his nose is beyond his feet.) The more he tilts forward when walking, his center of gravity shifts further out in front of his body which increases his risk of falling forward. George had a stroke last year that affected his balance.

This is George after working with him for one hour. (Notice the time on the clock that’s on the wall which validates the time.)

George is taking actual “steps” whereby he is pulling his toes up rather than shuffling flat-footed across the room as he was an hour earlier. There is less drag across the floor which reduces his risk of falling. George is also walking slightly more upright.

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RECOVERY THROUGH EXERCISE | A MEDICAL FITNESS PRACTICE THAT ASSESSES, BUILDS, AND FUELS STURDY HEALTHY BODIES.

http://HealthStyleRx.org

  • Functional screening and private training by appointment.
  • Small group exercise sessions (Mon-Wed-Fri) include cardiorespiratory conditioning and strength/balance training components. Training sessions use various modalities, such as IMX Pilates reformer, barre, Spin® bike, weights, and step while incorporating interval training and low-impact plyometrics.

*Training Location: IMX Pilates and Fitness Bay Area