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Proactive Measure Against the Coronavirus

on Mon, Mar 16, 2020 @ 12:03 PM By | Michael Jenkins | 0 Comments |
Body Kinetics is Closed March 16th through the 30th as a Proactive Measure Against the Coronavirus. Body Kinetics cares deeply about our community and doing what we can do to keep our members and staff safe during the challenging global crisis.  Starting today 3/16/20, Body Kinetics has taken the step to suspend all of our programs and services until 3/30/20 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. There are no known positive Coronavirus cases affiliated with Body Kinetics, however, we are following advice from Governor Newsom and various health officials and are making a very difficult decision out of an abundance of caution, particularly for community members who may be considered high risk.
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Mindfulness and Exercise: How can mindfulness improve your fitness?

on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 @ 07:02 AM By | Michael Jenkins | 4 Comments | Body Kinetics in Novato and Mill Valley workout exercise mindfulness
Mindful exercise is about performing physical activity while focusing inward. The idea is to let go of distractions and unrelated thoughts, and focus your attention on your sensations, breath, and the movements of your body. The basic premise here is that when you give your full attention to your workout, you’re bound to do it more effectively (and safely!).
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Massage Therapy: Forget Mushy, One Strong Massage PLEASE!

on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 @ 07:02 AM By | Michael Jenkins | 0 Comments | Body Kinetics in Novato and Mill Valley massage therapy massage
In Mill Valley, CA massage therapy has certainly changed. Not many people want a soft-touch easy massage anymore. As our client's workouts have gotten more challenging, massage therapists have kept pace by going deeper in the muscles to provide relief.
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February Fitness: American Heart Month

Now that we're a month into the new year, it is time to evaluate whether you're doing what you can to be the strongest, healthiest you that you can be in 2013. Take control of your life and make fitness choices that will be good for you and will lead you to a healthy heart. February is officially American Heart Month.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with over 600,000 casualties every year.
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4 Proven Fat Burning Secrets to Aid Those Weight Loss Resolutions

on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 @ 05:01 AM By | Michael Jenkins | 2 Comments | Body Kinetics in Novato and Mill Valley weight loss fat burning
Tired of hiding your muffin top under layers of clothing? You are not alone. About one-third of American adults are overweight. With a new year ahead of you, now is the time to take real steps towards understanding how fat is deposited in the body, so you can understand fat burning strategies.
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Pilates: On Symmetry and Balance

on Mon, Jan 07, 2013 @ 05:01 AM By | Michael Jenkins | 0 Comments | Body Kinetics in Novato and Mill Valley pilates symmetry
As a Pilates teacher, I work closely with my clients to identify imbalances in postural alignment and differences in strength from one side to the other.  Some of these differences are due to what I call “sided sports” such as tennis, rowing, volleyball, and even swimming.  Other imbalances are from injuries.  And actually some injuries are the result of overuse of one side of the body, sometimes from sports and sometimes just from what we do in our daily life.  We always turn around in the driver’s seat of a car to get something in the backseat.  We usually enter our cars in an asymmetrical way, potentially putting stress over time on one of our hip flexors or adductors.  We use our computer mouse with the same hand. 
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Wellness: 6 Practices to Enhance Your Life

on Mon, Dec 31, 2012 @ 05:12 AM By | Michael Jenkins | 2 Comments | health and fitness health and well-being wellness
As a health club owner, people ask me what are the latest health and fitness trends. My answer is that the trend is not just fitness, but is also wellness. Optimal well-being includes your body being fit with good muscle integrity, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. 
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Health and Fitness on Mindfulness: Being Present

on Sun, Dec 23, 2012 @ 05:12 AM By | Michael Jenkins | 0 Comments | health and fitness mindfulness health and well-being
When you are aware of your feelings, your thoughts and your body both inside and outside or yourself without judgment, that is called mindfulness.  A person's awareness dictates everyday choices.  When we are aware, we plan better, we are less forgetful and we are clearer about what is important to us.  Many clients come to us struggling with the balance between overwhelming commitments and taking care of themselves.  They seem to lose their sense of mental and physical awareness. They ask themselves questions. How did I gain weight? Why am I so stressed? Why does my neck hurt?  Why do I get frustrated so easily?
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Cardio Exercises For Increased Energy and Metabolism

on Mon, Dec 03, 2012 @ 05:12 AM By | Michael Jenkins | 0 Comments | exercise cardiovasular exercise cardio exercises
The importance of good heart function cannot be understated.  People still die of cardiovascular disease more than any other disease in our country.  As a teacher of personal trainers and a health club owner, I feel that strengthening your heart and lungs so you don't get sick is just a baseline of the amount of exercise one should be doing.  Walking the dog everyday may not be enough cardio exercises to keep you out of the doctor's office or off the operating table.
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Health and Fitness: 5 Tips to Stay Motivated for Weight-loss Exercise

on Mon, Nov 05, 2012 @ 10:11 AM By | Michael Jenkins | 1 Comment | health and fitness exercise weight loss
Staying motivated to exercise for your health and fitness is always a do-it-yourself venture. No other person and no machine can do it for you. Hence, it is important to have some motivating factors so that you can keep it up.
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