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32::215 – San Francisco Municipal Gym Membership Card

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Sometimes in San Francisco, busses are late. Or they just never come. Sometimes they’re early. Any way you look at it, riding Muni involves walking and running. Just the other day I was heading home, but after seeing Google’s prediction for the next bus being 15 minutes out, I decided to start walking along the bus line instead of just standing there. I would look back, making sure to not be too far from a bus stop without time to find one. 45 minutes later I arrived at my house, not a single bus had passed by on that route. I looked back and one was just coming up from the bottom of the hill. This is why waiting for busses in San Francisco is a bad idea. It’s best to just start walking and get on that bus if it happens to come by. Great way to get in shape, and it’s only $60 a month.

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Fad Weight Loss Diets Do not Work

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People are always looking for a miracle diet that will magically cause the weight to disappear. However, they just do not work. From the vinegar diet to the maple syrup diet, the fad weight loss diet has existed for a long time. The first low carbohydrate diet appeared in 1825, way ahead of Dr. Atkin's time. Lord Byron popularized the vinegar and water diet in 1820.

Why is it that we always fall for these fad weight loss diets? Part of the reason, we want to lose weight, we want to lose it now, and we're in a hurry to get there. We are looking for the shortcuts. Not only does it take a dipline to eat right and exercise, but a lot of people find it boring and they grow impatient waiting for the results.

The problem with fad diets, is after a while, you just get sick of eating only one thing. You start craving variety or you want that sweet snack, and you've been stripped for so long, you just eat the whole bag of candy bars. A good weight loss diet plan should change a person's eating and exercise habits for life, not just for a short time.

Not all fad diets sound ridiculous, in fact some of them actually sound very scientific. Unfortunately, the main reason a person loses weight on this diet is because of some calorie cutting that occurs when a food group is practically eliminated. In fact, all fad weight loss diets have at least one thing in common. They have some sort of gimmick that cuts calories, usually to the extreme.

Another thing that fad diets have that is real weight loss diet does not have is the "It sounds too good to be true" factor. Any diet promoting overnight results is just too unrealistic. It takes time and effort to really lose weight and keep it off. Therefore, if you hear of a diet that just sounds too good to be true, it probably is not true.

Because a fad diet tends to eliminate whole food groups, the dieter is denied important nutrients. As a result, your health can suffer, you could become vitamin deficient, and it has even led to death in extreme cases.

In today's society, it is important to be thin, in fact your success in life sometimes may even depend on it. Therefore, it is tempting to look for the quick fix. But just remember the old saying, if it looks too good to be true is especially true for fad diets. Even though it takes time and effort to achieve long term weight loss, this will work better for you than a fad diet. … Read More

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Surry Hills Bootcamps – MG Fair Day 2012

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Andrew Greig, director of Life Active Personal Training and Fitness Expert for DNA Magazine runs monthly bootcamp classes for people in the Redfern and Surry Hills areas.

This flyer was designed by Matt Rule, www.mattrule.com for Life Active’s stall at the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day 2012

© Life Active 2012

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Finding The Right Personal Trainer

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Personal trainers can be a great help when you are trying to get in shape. They can tell you what exercises to do, how to do them and are a great motivational force. They can drive you to get in shape or to reach a new level of physical fitness. A good personal trainer is worth their weight in gold, but a bad one can aggravate and de-motivate you. So how do you find a good personal trainer? You can not just pick one and hope for the best. You have to do a little research to find the one who is right for you. This article will help you screen your personal trainers so you can find the one that's right for you.

The first thing you need to look at is the education level of the personal training specialist. Find out what personal
training schools that they attended, what certificates they hold and how much hands on training they have. There are quite a few different schools and certifying bodies in the personal training industry and one may not need to be better than the other. The important thing is that they have some education. If a personal trainer takes their career seriously, they will have obtained some official training and will be eager to talk about it.

The next thing that you should check for is references. Ask them for a few names of happy customers that would recommend them. If they are doing a good job, they will probably have dozens of satisfied customers who will send their praises. You should also see who they are training. If they are primarily training hardcore body builders and you just want to lose a few pounds, they may not be for you.

Another factor to consider is the price. Choose a personal trainer that charges fairly but who is not necessarily cheap. Always beware of the lowest bidder. If they charge much lower than everyone else, you have to wonder why they value their service so little. Seek the middle ground in price, not too high but not too low.

The last thing that you need to take into consideration is personality. Find someone who you like and can get along with. If you do not like your trainer, you will probably stop going so this is very important. Spend a little time getting to know them. Ask them some questions to see how they respond. Are they condescending or arrogant with their answers? If you can not get along or you find yourself annoyed by them in just a 5 minute interview, you will not be happy in the long run.

By just doing a little research, you greatly improve your odds of finding a good personal trainer who you like. Once you have done that, you will greatly improve your odds of reaching your physical fitness goals. … Read More

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Perfect "Gym Bodies" Intimidate Beginners – Avoid Them By Doing Isometric Exercise At Home

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Why subject yourself to judgment and ridicule from the "fitness freaks" in a public gym? For them it's almost entirely a matter of vanity and ego. Your dual goal of getting fit and healthy and looking good can be easily accomplished at home, with an isometric exercise DVD.

Oh, those self-proclaimed workout champs! They seem to be everywhere. We see them on TV, selling expensive exercise equipment resembling instruments of torture … we see them in the gym, strutting and posturing in front of the mirrors that line every wall in the place … we see their smirks, or hear them giggling at our lumpy, out-of-shape bodies as we struggle to lose a pound or two and cringe with embarrassment at how we look in the requisite leotards and tights ….

Who needs them? No one, that's who. Certainly not anyone with the admirable (and attainable!) Goal of regaining a healthy level of fitness and energy while simultaneously toning and firming their body to enhance their appearance.

All that's needed is an isometric exercise training DVD, which you can view and follow in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Soon enough, you'll be the one with the last laugh, as you get fit, trim and healthy without subjecting yourself to the pain, exhaustion and embarrassment of painful public workouts in a gym.

It's perplexing, how easily people were persuaded that in order to be fit, trim and healthy they had to wear themselves out with hideously strenuous exercise, suffering pain and limited mobility for days after a trip to the gym – and how they had to repeat that effort many times a week, without giving their muscles a chance to recover and heal from the over exertion. Somehow, someone convinced someone else that such extreme, painful exercise was sexy … and then lots of people were manipulated into believe it was true … and now all the "perfect gym bods" stand around admiring themselves and competing with others for mirror time while beginners feel like hideous losers and try to fade into invisibility.

Feeling (and looking) sweaty, exhausted, worn out and miserable is not sexy. And there's no need for it, either, to achieve the physical results you're after. All it takes is the resolve to establish a daily routine of sliding an isometric exercise DVD into your home player … doing the simple, painless, 10-minute isometric exercises … and letting nature do what it always will do when muscles are used in ways they were designed to be used without being stretched to the point of burning pain – that is, get stronger and more useful to you while the gentle workout starts melting pounds and inches away.

Now that's sexy! And effective, too – and not in any way embarassing or nerve-wracking, since all the work is done in the privacy of your home … when you feel like doing it, dressed however you feel like dressing … with no audience to judge or ridicule … Read More