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October 2017 Member of the Month - Body Kinetics Novato

Member of the month: Mary Cunningham Personal Trainer: Lisa Palma, CPT, NASM, PWR! Exercise for Brain Change Instructor, Z Health Essentials What were your goals when you started? I was primarily interested in improving my flexibility and strength. I sit most of the time for work and was finding myself getting stiffer and stiffer every day.
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Body Kinetics Novato March 2017 Member of the Month

Member of the Month: James Wattson Personal Trainer: Marisa Myer What were your goals when you started? I was trying to increase my strength, increase my flexibility, and reduce pain in hip, shoulders and knee. This is important to me because I am 66 and need to maintain strength and balance. I spend a lot of time sitting at a desk but also enjoy playing golf and tennis once or twice a week.
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Body Kinetics San Rafael Member of the Month March 2017

Member of the Month: Cara Derham Member since 1999 Personal Trainer: Erin, Lisa, Marquis and Corinne I believe nothing is an obstacle to strength, flexibility and endurance; especially age! My motto: if you aren’t moving, you aren’t living. Body Kinetics inspires me to maintain my goal of “fit and healthy for life” and consistently provides new and motivating ways to stay in shape.
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Meet Our Newest Trainer, Connor Waggoner

on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 @ 13:02 PM By | Katie Doolittle | 0 Comments | novato personal trainer Connor Waggoner Free personal training session
About me My passion for fitness originated at a young age from a very active lifestyle. A love for competing in sports developed my appreciation for the role of fitness in a healthy lifestyle. A collegiate football scholarship allowed me to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, emphasizing in teaching/coaching.
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The Simplest Ways to Make the Best of Your Cardio Workout

on Wed, May 06, 2015 @ 14:05 PM By | Katie Doolittle | 0 Comments |
Today’s fast-paced culture has you constantly moving and the priceless commodity of time is something you are lacking. What are you to do as a fitness minded individual who needs to make each second count. The best way to accomplish your fitness goals is to know how to make the most of your cardio routine. The time you spend working out is not only an investment financially, but also of your energy and time, so modifying your workout and understanding what cardio equipment is best for you is essential on getting a return on your investment.
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Having a FIRM Foundation! The benefits of Body-Weight Training

on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 @ 13:03 PM By | Katie Doolittle | 0 Comments |
This is by far one of my favorite ways to train and challenge my body. The goal is to improve overall strength, athletic performance, and just basic human movement. This past year Body-Weight training topped a list of the latest fitness trends.  This type of training is growing rapidly. An obvious appeal is minimal equipment is needed. This is ideal for homework in conjunction with your training at the Gym and working with a trainer.
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Fluid Running and It's Many Benefits

  I am excited about my second career as a personal trainer. I feel very fortunate to have gained knowledge through my educational apprenticeship and continuing education at Body Kinetics and I put these into use. However, I really want to express my thanks to many of my loyal ongoing clients who entrust me and allow me to employ many training techniques learned from my life experiences.... my virtual tool box. As such, I know am incorporating an additional training tool to my conditioning program. “Fluid Running.”  In April, I attended a 2-day instructor certification in Chicago headed by my teacher Jennifer Conroyd.
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Why do I care about core?

In anatomy, the core refers, in its most general of definitions, to the body minus the legs and arms. Some other names for our core are, transverse abdominis, internal and external obliques, belly, gut, tummy, tum, six pack, abs, pot belly, beer gut, spare tire, bread basket, love handles, paunch, solar plexus.
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How Proper Squatting Contributes to Better Overall Fitness

Many times when I begin working with a new client I often hear the phrase “I don’t squat; squats hurt my knees.” Although some people may have medical reasons in which squats truly do hurt their knees (limited range of motion due to past surgeries or recurring injuries), the average person should be using squats to help improve knee stability, flexibility, and connective tissue strength. 
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The Benefits of Suspension Training

on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 @ 15:07 PM By | Katie Doolittle | 0 Comments | body kinetics san rafael suspension training san rafael rip:60 new workout
By Frank Jandura, CPT NASM, ACE TRX Suspension Training Has your training routine become stale?  Do you find yourself performing the same workout every week with diminishing results? Jumpstart your fitness level by integrating Suspension Training into your routine! 
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