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San Jose Boot Camp Trainer: Kick In 2011 With New Exercise Routines

Posted on Tue, Feb 08, 2011

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SAN JOSE BOOT CAMP TRAINER: KICK IN 2011 WITH NEW EXERCISE ROUTINES 

 

(SAN JOSE, CA February 8, 2011) – What do you want to achieve in 2011? Let’s be realistic: You may not be able to climb Mount Everest or fly the space shuttle, but you can definitely get the thrill and the adrenaline rush out of exercise! 

“The New Year is a good time to start a new exercise regimen or re-shuffle your old one,” says Brett Riesenhuber, personal trainer at Prime Physique Fitness & Adventure Boot Camp in San Jose, CA. “When it comes to working out, it should not be the same old, monotonous moves all the time. Try something new and different to bring spark and excitement into your old routine.” 

If you are new to exercise and just starting out, “you have made a smart choice,” Riesenhuber notes. “Physical activity will bring multiple benefits to you, from weight control, leaner body and muscles, and improved strength, to prevention of heart disease, high blood pressure, stokes, some forms of cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and joint ailments.” 

If you are a beginner, Riesenhuber recommends these tips: 

·   Consult your physician before you begin any type of vigorous activity. 

·   Choose exercises that you can practice easily all year round, in all kinds of weather. And make sure it’s an activity that will keep you excited; stay away from anything that you find too difficult or boring. 

·   To avoid injury, always begin your exercise routine slowly, allowing the necessary time to warm up beforehand and cool down afterwards. 

·   Regularity is the key to success, so establish a schedule that you can stick to. The US Surgeon General recommends moderate exercise 30 minutes a day, at least five days a week. As you become accustomed to working out, you can increase your levels of exertion. 

·   Remember that to get the most overall benefit from an exercise routine, it must go-hand-in-hand with sensible eating habits. 

If you are not a newbie exerciser and want to spice up your existing workout, Riesenhuber recommends introducing some new routines. “As time goes by, your fitness goals may change,” he says. “For example, you suddenly realize you have to pay more attention to your bones and joints, so you need to add more weight-bearing and muscle strengthening workouts to your regimen. That’s why reviewing your needs and goals from time to time is very useful.” 

Unsure what new exercises to throw into the old mix? “The best thing is to ask a fitness professional for advice,” Riesenhuber suggests. “These people have the training and experience to help customize a workout to meet your specific needs and requirements.” 

 

About Prime Physique Fitness Specialists Personal Training and Boot Camp in San Jose:

Brett A. Riesenhuber, BS, CPT, founded Prime Physique Fitness in 1994 after receiving a degree from San Jose State University in Kinesiology and opened the private personal training center in 1997. Riesenhuber is a certified personal trainer, certified kettlebell instructor and certified Adventure Boot Camp Trainer with more than 20 years of experience and more than 5,000 clients trained in his career. Testimonials and his blog can be found at www.PrimePhysique.com and Prime Physique Fitness can be reached at Info@PrimePhysique.com or by calling 1-888-348-8663 (or 1-888-FIT-TONE).

 

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Los Gatos Personal Trainer: Health Reform Is Part Of Your Life

Posted on Wed, Feb 02, 2011

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LOS GATOS PERSONAL TRAINER: HEALTH REFORM IS PART OF YOUR LIFE

 

(SAN JOSE, CA February 2, 2010) – With 2010 drawn to a close, we can look back at a variety of issues that made news throughout the past year. One of the most divisive topics that will undoubtedly remain controversial in the New Year is the health reform.

“No matter how you feel about this subject, fact is it doesn’t have to be a purely political issue,” says Brett Riesenhuber, a Los Gatos personal trainer at Prime Physique Fitness & Adventure Boot Camp in San Jose, CA. “As we are entering the New Year, we should make health reform and health care in general a priority in our own lives.”

Riesenhuber points out that while we may not have total control over certain medical conditions and diseases, in many instances we can influence the state of our health with the right lifestyle choices.

“Look back at 2010 and ask yourself: ‘Have I been as pro-active about my health as I could have been?’ If not, what can you do to improve the situation in the New Year?”

How can we become better advocates for our own health? “Start by getting educated about the prevention of most common and serious diseases,” he says. “Then, do the things that are proven to minimize the risks while maximizing your health.”

There are many ways that are medically and scientifically proven to boost our resistance to various diseases and increase our longevity, Riesenhuber points out. For example:

Exercise: “Numerous studies have shown that regular physical activity cuts the risk of most serious conditions such as heart disease, strokes, diabetes, high blood pressure, some forms of cancer, osteoporosis, obesity, as well as joint pain. It also boosts the immune system, helps fight stress and maintain a healthy body weight.”

Nutrition: “Healthy diet based on fruits, vegetables, grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein, is essential to physical well-being and weight control. In conjunction with regular exercise, it is about the best health booster you can find.”

Get rid of toxic habits: “You probably know that cigarettes are harmful to your health. Smoking is probably the most hazardous lifestyle choice you can make – it puts you at risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and emphysema, among other serious conditions. So quitting should be your number 1 priority in your health reform plan.”

Drink in moderation: “Another habit you should not over-indulge in is heavy drinking. While an occasional glass of wine or beer will do no harm (unless you are driving afterwards), too much can lead to blood clot problems, liver inflammation or cirrhosis (possibly fatal scarring), and stomach ulcers. There is also evidence that people who drink too much are twice as likely to die from a stroke or heart attack, as well as suffer from stomach and lung cancer. And, of course, alcohol is quite caloric, so heavy drinking will pile on the extra pounds.”

The take-home message is clear, Riesenhuber says: “Exercise, eat sensibly, quit harmful habits, and get regular check-ups. Regardless of what happens in the political arena, these simple steps will lay a solid foundation for your own health reform plan.” 

 

About Prime Physique Fitness Specialists Personal Training for Los Gatos:

Brett A. Riesenhuber, BS, CPT, grew up in Los Gatos and founded Prime Physique Fitness in 1994 after receiving a degree from San Jose State University in Kinesiology and opened the private personal training center in 1997. Riesenhuber is a certified personal trainer, certified kettlebell instructor and certified Adventure Boot Camp Trainer with more than 20 years of experience and more than 5,000 clients trained in his career. Testimonials and his blog can be found at www.PrimePhysique.com and Prime Physique Fitness can be reached at Info@PrimePhysique.com or by calling 1-888-348-8663 (or 1-888-FIT-TONE).

 

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CAMPBELL PERSONAL TRAINER: TRAVEL SAFELY WITH 5 EASY EXERCISES

Posted on Sat, Jan 29, 2011

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CAMPBELL PERSONAL TRAINER: TRAVEL SAFELY WITH 5 EASY EXERCISES



(SAN JOSE, CA January 29, 2010) -- Are you going home or planning travel this year? Whether you drive over the river and through the woods, or fly cross-country, getting to your destination is rarely half the fun – or any at all.

“Many families travel hundreds or even thousands of miles to be together at some point in time every year,” says Brett Riesenhuber, personal trainer at Prime Physique Fitness and Adventure Boot Camp in San Jose, CA. “But flying or driving during the busiest and most chaotic time of the year is rarely a pleasure.”

But travel can be extremely stresful and it is quite easy to gain weight and not exercise while on vacation.

“There are so many factors we can’t control – crowded airports, long lines through security, flight delays, uncomfortable seats, traffic jams, and bad road conditions,” Riesenhuber notes. “All that creates an unhealthy and stressful environment.”

Surprisingly, travel does not preclude activities such as exercising. As a matter of fact, doing simple no-fuss exercises is one of the best ways to stay healthy in the air and on the road.

“Sitting for hours without any movement can cause poor circulation, swelling, stiffness, back ache, and sore joints,” Riesenhuber points out. “In extreme cases, it could also lead to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a serious condition where a blood clot forms in a vein. Exercise helps prevent all that.”

So what are the best plane- and road-tested exercises for weary travelers?

Good habits start at the airport. “Before you board your flight, walk briskly to your gate instead of taking the escalators. If you arrive at the gate early, don’t sit - walk around the airport but stay away from fast-food restaurants. Important note: When traveling, wear a pair of comfortable, shock-absorbent shoes – never leave home without them!”

In the plane, “wait until the seatbelt sign is turned off. Get up and stretch – it not only feels good, but it will also improve blood flow. Then, walk around the cabin a few times.”

If getting up is not an option, “you can exercise in your seat. To release tension in the upper body, move your neck gently forward and from side to side. Shrugging and arching the torso will help prevent stiffness in back and shoulders.”

For lower body, “increase blood circulation in your legs by curling and flexing your toes. Next, rotate each foot in circles and raise your legs as high as you can – admittedly not easy in such tight seating.”

Drink plenty of water – not coffee or alcohol. “Keeping hydrated in a dry aircraft cabin is very important as it reduces your risk of developing DVT.”

By the way, Riesenhuber says that most of these exercises can also be done in the car. “Drivers and passengers alike will benefit from hourly stops, so that everyone can get out, stretch and move around. You’ll arrive feeling good rather than grouchy, and your holidays will be much merrier!” 

About Prime Physique Fitness Specialists Personal Training for Campbell, CA:

Brett A. Riesenhuber, BS, CPT, founded Prime Physique Fitness in 1994 after receiving a degree from San Jose State University in Kinesiology and opened the private personal training center in 1997. Riesenhuber is a certified personal trainer, certified kettlebell instructor and certified Adventure Boot Camp Trainer with more than 20 years of experience and more than 5,000 clients trained in his career. Testimonials and his blog can be found at www.PrimePhysique.com and Prime Physique Fitness can be reached at Info@PrimePhysique.com or by calling 1-888-348-8663 (or 1-888-FIT-TONE).

 

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San Jose Personal Trainer: 2011 Work Out The Kinks In Exercise Myths

Posted on Fri, Jan 28, 2011

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SAN JOSE PERSONAL TRAINER:  IN 2011, WORK OUT THE KINKS IN EXERCISE MYTHS

 

(SAN JOSE, CA January 28, 2011) -- It’s a New Year and your number one resolution is to start a regular exercise routine. And this time you’re serious, motivated and committed. Congratulations – you made a very wise decision! 

However, if you’re new to the world of fitness, you may be swayed by some false ideas about exercise. 

“There are a lot of misconceptions out there that have to be debunked and clarified,” says Brett Riesenhuber a personal trainer at Prime Physique Fitness and Adventure Boot Camp in San Jose, CA.  “The more informed people are before they start working out, the more benefit they will be able to get from their regimen.” 

Some of the commonly held myths about exercise that Riesenhuber says have no merit are:

 

  • “No Pain No Gain:”Absolutely not true, Riesenhuber says. “While you might feel a burn in the belly of the muscle if you are training hard, you should not be feeling pain in any of your joints. You may experience some soreness and minor aches when you first start working out. But the way to minimize this is to gradually increase intensity over time. Your exercise program should take off more like a plane than a rocket. The key is to start gradually. If you’re in a lot of pain or discomfort, you may have injured yourself (see below). Maybe you did start exercising too abruptly, without a proper warm-up. Or perhaps you’re not doing the exercises correctly. In either case, ask a fitness professional to show you how to work out safely and effectively. Remember: Often, pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong.”

 

  • Any exercise is good.“Actually, no. There are some moves that can definitely harm you. For example, if not done properly, the lat pull-down behind the head can cause serious injury to your shoulders or vertebrae. The list of potentially dangerous (and often useless) exercises is long. Again, ask your fitness professional for safer and more effective alternatives.”

 

  • Exercise alone will make me lose weight quickly. “Exercise is very effective in weight loss and weight management IF it goes hand-in-hand with sensible eating. But if you don’t pay attention to your calorie intake, it will be difficult – for most people - to achieve enduring weight loss through exercise alone. Remember: while exercising will burn a significant number of calories, a weight loss will occur only if you don’t replenish those calories in between workouts. Combining exercise with eating in a way that supports your metabolism, on the other hand, will give you the results you want.”

 

  • Toning sneakers will burn more calories than “regular” athletic footwear. “That’s what all the ads would have you believe. However, the American Council on Exercise says there is no evidence to suggest that these expensive shoes will help you firm up butts, legs and calves. In fact, sports experts say that this footwear has special design features such as rounded soles, which may cause people with balance problems to fall down while walking or running.”

 

“These are just some of the myths you should be aware of,” Riesenhuber says. “There are many more. Again: this is where a fitness instructor can put you on the right track – no pun intended.” 

 

 

About Prime Physique Fitness Specialists Personal Training in San Jose:

Brett A. Riesenhuber, BS, CPT, founded Prime Physique Fitness in 1994 after receiving a degree from San Jose State University in Kinesiology and opened the private personal training center in 1997. Riesenhuber is a certified personal trainer, certified kettlebell instructor and certified Adventure Boot Camp Trainer with more than 20 years of experience and more than 5,000 clients trained in his career. Testimonials and his blog can be found at www.PrimePhysique.com and Prime Physique Fitness can be reached at Info@PrimePhysique.com or by calling 1-888-348-8663 (or 1-888-FIT-TONE).

 

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San Jose Personal Trainer: Weight Loss Gimmicks Are Hard To Swallow

Posted on Thu, Jan 27, 2011

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SAN JOSE PERSONAL TRAINER: WEIGHT LOSS GIMMICKS ARE HARD TO SWALLOW

 

(SAN JOSE, CA January 27, 2011) – The New Year is well under way but you may still carry those stubborn pounds you piled on during the holiday season. They are a constant reminder of all the caloric excesses you indulged in, while healthy eating habits and regular exercise temporarily flew out the window.

“It happens every year - many people gain weight in just the few weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year,” says Brett Riesenhuber, a personal trainer at Prime Physique Fitness & Adventure Boot Camp in San Jose, CA. “Now they are trying to slim down, but the question is, are they doing it right?”

If you want to lose weight fast, you may be tempted to try one of those “secret” or “revolutionary” diet pills or other gimmicks you see advertised on TV. They promise a “quick” and “easy” weight loss while you eat all your favorite foods and don’t spend even a minute exercising.

Riesenhuber urges consumers to be cautious about crash diets that are promoted as miraculous. “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If these products were so wonderful, nobody would be overweight,” he notes. “In fact, some of the pills and other productsthat curb your appetite can have serious side effects, so never take any diet supplements without speaking to your doctor first.”

How can you shed those extra pounds safely and effectively, and maintain the weight loss long-term? “Only sensible eating habits along with regular exercise can accomplish that,” Riesenhuber says. “It all comes down to reducing the amount of calories you eat while increasing your levels of activity.”

His recommendations for a healthy, permanent weight loss:

Make smart food choices: “Replace sodas (even diet ones) with water – and drink lots of it. Reduce your sugar and salt intake, and eliminate junk foods that are full of artery-clogging saturated fats. Go for whole grains, low-fat protein and dairy, fruits, and vegetables. And remember to practice portion control.”

Allow yourself an occasional treat: "Dieting is not about starvation or excluding all the foods you like. It's all a matter of quantity. One cookie or a sliver of cake once in a while won't hurt you - as long as you count these splurges in your total calorie allowance and don't get into the habit of constant snacking."

Set a target that’s realistic. “Eating 300 to 500 calories less per day while increasing your activity level should lead to a loss of between one and two pounds per week.”

Don’t forget to exercise: “For the most effective weight loss, you need a regular workout that will burn calories and stimulate your metabolism – for example cardio and strength training. Ask your fitness professional to create a routine that meets your personal needs – whether your goal is overall weight loss or a specific spot reduction, such as belly fat.”          

 

 

About Prime Physique Fitness Specialists Personal Training in San Jose:

Brett A. Riesenhuber, BS, CPT, founded Prime Physique Fitness in 1994 after receiving a degree from San Jose State University in Kinesiology and opened the private personal training center in 1997. Riesenhuber is a certified personal trainer, certified kettlebell instructor and certified Adventure Boot Camp Trainer with more than 20 years of experience and more than 5,000 clients trained in his career. Testimonials and his blog can be found at www.PrimePhysique.com and Prime Physique Fitness can be reached at Info@PrimePhysique.com or by calling 1-888-348-8663 (or 1-888-FIT-TONE).

 

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Certified Personal Trainer Stress-Proofs Holidays With Exercise

Posted on Fri, Dec 03, 2010

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         SAN JOSE TRAINER: FOR COMFORT AND JOY, STRESS-PROOF YOUR HOLIDAYS WITH EXERCISE

(SAN JOSE, CA December 2, 2010) -In many ways, the holiday season is – as the song says – the most wonderful time of the year. However, for many people this period can also be a source of great stress: The mad scramble for gifts and the effort involved in pulling off a “perfect” holiday can push us over the edge.

How big of a problem is it? Let it suffice to say that some studies indicate more than 80 percent of us find the holiday season to be maddeningly stressful.

All that is a recipe for disaster because stress – our body's physical and emotional response to demands and pressures from the outside world – can cause or aggravate a number of health conditions, such as chronic fatigue, upset stomach, headaches, panic attacks, insomnia, depression, and many other ailments. In extreme cases it can even lead to heart attacks and strokes.

“There is no question that the holiday season is a high-stress time of the year,” says Brett Riesenhuber, personal trainer at Prime Physique Fitness & Adventure Boot Camp in San Jose, CA, pointing out that about 43 percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress. “What it comes down to is this: If you don’t learn to manage stress during the holidays, the season of peace and joy may turn out to be the season of physical and emotional upheaval that will spill over into the New Year.”

Riesenhuber says there are several effective stress relieving techniques, including meditation, breathing exercises, and muscle relaxation, among others.

“One sure way to reduce your stress level is exercise,” he points out. “Numerous studies have confirmed that a regular fitness regimen provides excellent stress-relieving benefits because it reduces the stress-causing hormones like cortisol and norepinephrine, while increasing blood flow and helping release endorphins, which are the ‘feel good’ chemicals.”

Of course, the mere fact that we carve out some time for ourselves during the hectic holiday season and do something positive for our health and well-being, is also a great tension reliever, Riesenhuber notes.

“Keeping up with the regular workout routine amid all the chaos is hugely beneficial,” he says. “That’s why the less time off you take from exercising, the better off you will be in the long run.”

What kind of fitness routine is the most effective stress-buster?

“That’s the beauty of it – any form of exercise is good,” Riesenhuber says. “If you can’t fit your usual routine into your holiday schedule, ask a fitness professional which exercises to include in your workout. Even an abridged ‘mini’ workout during these several weeks from Thanksgiving to New Year’s will be a significant stress reliever and an overall health booster.” 

 

About Prime Physique Fitness Specialists Personal Training in San Jose:

Brett Riesenhuber, San Jose Certified Personal TrainerBrett A. Riesenhuber, BS, CPT, founded Prime Physique Fitness in 1994 after receiving a degree from San Jose State University in Kinesiology and opened the private personal training center in 1997. Riesenhuber is a certified personal trainer, certified kettlebell instructor and certified Adventure Boot Camp Trainer with more than 20 years of experience and more than 5,000 clients trained in his career. Testimonials and his blog can be found at www.PrimePhysique.com and Prime Physique Fitness can be reached at Info@PrimePhysique.com or by calling 1-888-348-8663 (or 1-888-FIT-TONE).

 

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CERTIFIED PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINER SHOWS 5 WAYS TO KEEP POUNDS OFF DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Posted on Thu, Dec 02, 2010

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        CERTIFIED PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINER SHOWS 5 WAYS TO KEEP POUNDS OFF DURING THE HOLIDAYS:

 

(SAN JOSE, CA November 15, 2010) -- ‘Tis the season to be merry and…overeat!  With turkey and trimmings, yams with marshmallows, Christmas cookies, eggnog, and other caloric holiday goodies within our reach practically every day, it is difficult not to overindulge. 

Even people who are usually disciplined about their food intake tend to go overboard around the holidays. “Americans typically gain between three and five pounds (and sometimes more) during this period,” says Brett Riesenhuber, certified personal fitness trainer at Prime Physique Fitness & Adventure Boot Camp in San Jose, CA. “With all the parties and family gatherings, it is easy to forget sensible eating habits. But, the weight you put on in these few weeks will stay with you long after the festivities are over.”

Fortunately, there are ways to maintain your weight during the holidays while still enjoying an occasional splurge. The key, Riesenhuber says, is good planning:

·       Avoid the "ugly foods" that are bad for you and your weight. “Stay away from fast foods and anything that’s deep-fried, greasy, full of sugar, or heavily processed. These foods are fattening and unhealthy. That’s a good advice to follow any day of the year, not just during the holiday season.”

·       Before parties “eat a healthy meal or a snack that includes a lean protein. Since protein takes longer to digest, it will help you feel full for much longer so you don’t start grabbing everything off the buffet table – most of which is probably calorie-laden."

·       Drink 8 glasses of water every day “because it suppresses the appetite and helps the body metabolize stored fat. And keep in mind that we are talking about water, not soda, diet drinks, or alcohol."

·       Practice portion control. “Sure, you can enjoy turkey, ham, or whatever is on the holiday menu. You can probably have a slice of pie too once in a while. However, use common sense and good judgment in how much you put on your plate and – no second servings! Most people are satisfied with just one serving, so if you don’t feel hungry, resist the urge to eat more than you need to.”

·       Work out! “That’s an extremely important point because exercise will not only help you burn any extra calories, but also keep you healthy and fit. Even people who exercise regularly tend to be less active during the holidays, but try to stay motivated and don’t lose sight of your goals. What kind of fitness routine should you choose? Aerobic exercise will help burn off extra calories, which is an important factor in weight loss and weight management. Resistance training will increase the lean muscle mass and increase your metabolism. Combining all these exercises will provide a very effective workout which burns fat.”

 

 

About Prime Physique Fitness Specialists Personal Training in San Jose:

certified personal fitness trainer brett riesenhuber in san jose californiaBrett A. Riesenhuber, BS, CPT, founded Prime Physique Fitness in 1994 after receiving a degree from San Jose State University in Kinesiology and opened the private personal training center in 1997. Riesenhuber is a certified personal fitness trainer, certified kettlebell instructor and certified Adventure Boot Camp Trainer with more than 20 years of experience and more than 5,000 clients trained in his career. Testimonials and his blog can be found at www.PrimePhysique.com and Prime Physique Fitness can be reached at Info@PrimePhysique.com or by calling 1-888-348-8663 (or 1-888-FIT-TONE).

 

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LOCAL PERSONAL TRAINER: “BEAT DIABETES WITH REGULAR EXERCISE”

Posted on Thu, Nov 04, 2010

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                               LOCAL PERSONAL TRAINER: “BEAT DIABETES WITH REGULAR EXERCISE”



(SAN JOSE, CA November 4, 2010) – November is the American Diabetes Month, the purpose of which is to raise awareness about the prevention and treatment of this invasive illness, which affects an estimated 24 million Americans. Among the measures doctors recommend to keep this chronic and progressive disease under control is physical exercise.

“Obviously, someone who is a diabetic must be treated by a physician,” says Brett Riesenhuber, a personal trainer at Prime Physique Fitness and Adventure Boot Camp in San Jose, CA. “However, there is solid evidence to suggest that, along with other treatment options such as medication and diet, exercise can reduce the severity of the disease as well as the risk of long-term complications.”

These complications include adult blindness, kidney failure and limb amputation; diabetes is also a known factor in heart attacks and strokes, as well as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

This year’s observance of the Diabetes Month comes on the heels of the just-released study by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention predicting that the incidence of this illness will rise sharply over the next 40 years, impacting as many as one in three Americans; currently, one in 10 has it, predominantly the most common form, called type 2 diabetes.

There are several reasons why exercise is beneficial to people with type 2 diabetes. “Nearly 90 percent of these people are overweight and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases substantially if a person is overweight or obese,” Riesenhuber says. “Therefore, weight loss, achieved through both diet and physical activity, is effective in lowering elevated blood glucose levels in overweight and obese persons with type 2 diabetes.”

In fact, the National Institutes of Health Diabetes Prevention Program reported that lifestyle changes such as a healthier diet and increased exercise activity could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 58 percent. The American Diabetes Association now recommends at least half an hour of physical activity five days a week.

“There are many ways in which exercise can be effective for people with diabetes,” Riesenhuber notes. “It increases insulin sensitivity and efficiency, lowers blood sugar levels, reduces body fat, and keeps blood pressure and cholesterol under control. All those things are very important if you have type 2 diabetes and want to prevent serious complications.”

Riesenhuber advises, however, that diabetics should consult their doctors before starting any exercise program.

“People with health conditions should never start any exercise routine without getting a check-up first,” he cautions. “However, once they get their physician’s ‘go-ahead,’ we can devise a customized exercise plan for them, a safe workout program geared specifically to their needs and abilities. The important thing is to never lose sight of the goal, which is better long-term health.”

 

 

About Prime Physique Fitness Specialists Personal Training in San Jose:

local personal trainer brett riesenhuber of prime physique fitness in san joseBrett A. Riesenhuber, BS, CPT, founded Prime Physique Fitness in 1994 after receiving a degree from San Jose State University in Kinesiology and opened the private personal training center in 1997. Riesenhuber is a certified personal trainer, certified kettlebell instructor and certified Adventure Boot Camp Trainer with more than 20 years of experience and more than 5,000 clients trained in his career. Testimonials and his blog can be found at www.PrimePhysique.com and Prime Physique Fitness can be reached at Info@PrimePhysique.com or by calling 1-888-348-8663 (or 1-888-FIT-TONE).

 

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Local Trainer Says Exercise Relieves Aches And Pains

Posted on Mon, Oct 25, 2010
 

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               MAKE NO BONES ABOUT IT: LOCAL TRAINER SAYS EXERCISE RELIEVES ACHES AND PAINS



(SAN JOSE, CA October 25, 2010) –When it comes to treatment or prevention of some painful chronic diseases, physical exercise can work wonders, says Brett Riesenhuber, personal trainer at Prime Physique Fitness & Adventure Boot Camp in San Jose, CA.

Riesenhuber says this message is especially timely since we had just marked two important health observances - Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week (October 12 to 20) and World Osteoporosis Day (October 20).

“Osteoporosis as well as joint and bone diseases, which include a variety of painful disorders, are commonly treated with medications,” Riesenhuber says. “However, there is enough evidence showing that lifestyle changes, including regular exercise specially adapted to each condition, can be very beneficial as well.”

Statistics show that nearly half of all Americans complain of bone and joint ailments such as arthritis and back pain; in fact, disorders affecting the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability in the United States.

Take arthritis, for example. Riesenhuber points out that, according to the Arthritis Foundation, a national non-profit organization that supports over 100 types of arthritis and related conditions, physical exercise helps relieve pain, improves physical function, and delays the progression of the disease.

“Sometimes drug therapy works and sometimes it doesn’t,” Riesenhuber says. “But even if medications are effective in managing pain, most doctors will advise their patients to also follow an exercise routine to reduce aches and stiffness, while strengthening the muscle around the joint, making it more stable.”

Another extremely common condition – chronic back pain – can also benefit from exercise, Riesenhuber says.

“Practically everyone suffers from backaches at one time or another, and some people have chronic pain. Here too, drugs can provide temporary relief but exercises that strengthen upper and lower back while improving the posture are very helpful in the long term.”

What about osteoporosis, a condition that strikes some 28 million Americans and contributes to an estimated 1.5 million bone fractures every year?

“Eating calcium and Vitamin D-rich foods or taking a supplement will help, but, again, these measures are most effective in conjunction with exercise,” Riesenhuber says.

He points to recommendations set out by the International Osteoporosis Foundation stating that exercise plays an important role in building and maintaining bone strength.

“You want your bones to be resistant to impact so they don’t break,” Riesenhuber says. “The best types of exercises for building and maintaining bone density are weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening workouts.”

Riesenhuber says he hopes the recent events focusing on bone and joint health have raised awareness about the importance of exercise in managing these conditions and encouraged people to be pro-active.

“These and many other diseases respond well to physical exercise,” he says. “The key is finding workouts that are specific to your health needs, and doing them on a regular basis.”

 

 

About Prime Physique Fitness Specialists Personal Training in San Jose:

local fitness trainer and fitness expert Brett A. Riesenhuber 

Brett A. Riesenhuber, BS, CPT, founded Prime Physique Fitness in 1994 after receiving a degree from San Jose State University in Kinesiology and opened the private personal training center in 1997. Riesenhuber is a certified personal trainer, certified kettlebell instructor and certified Adventure Boot Camp Trainer with more than 20 years of experience and more than 5,000 clients trained in his career. Testimonials and his blog can be found at www.PrimePhysique.com and Prime Physique Fitness can be reached at Info@PrimePhysique.com or by calling 1-888-348-8663 (or 1-888-FIT-TONE).

 

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If you'd like more information on this topic or to schedule an interview with Brett A. Riesenhuber, BS, CPT, please call 408-899-5149 or email Info@PrimePhysique.com.

 

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GETTING PHYSICAL - WITH YOUR LOCAL FITNESS INSTRUCTOR!

Posted on Mon, Oct 04, 2010

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GETTING PHYSICAL - WITH YOUR LOCAL FITNESS INSTRUCTOR!

(SAN JOSE, CA October 4, 2010) -- If you like reality TV shows, you may have heard that fitness trainer Fernanda Rocha will be a part of next season's "The Real Housewives of Orange County."

In fact, it seems like every time you open the paper or turn on the TV, you learn of a personal fitness instructor whipping yet another celebrity into shape.

But what about those of us living in the real world, not just on reality TV?

“Based on what you see or read you may think that only the wealthy and the famous work out with personal trainers. That’s absolutely not the case,” says Brett Riesenhuber, a trainer at Prime Physique Fitness & Adventure Boot Camp in San Jose, CA. “Most people who hire fitness instructors are NOT celebrities.”

Riesenhuber, who trains people of all ages, walks of life, and fitness levels, says that even in economically precarious times, hiring a trainer is a good investment because of personalized service and tangible results clients can expect from working with an experienced pro.

“Every body is different and needs a different kind of workout,” he points out. “When you work with your own fitness instructor, the exercises are specifically tailored to your lifestyle, as well your health and fitness objectives. That approach is not something you will get in a group setting, and even less so if you exercise on your own.”

As a matter of fact, studies indicate that personal instructors provide an important service by helping people stick to their exercise regimen more effectively. A special report released in 2007 by Harvard Medical School, arguably one of the nation's most reputable medical institutions, also points to the importance of hiring a certified personal trainer to help clients develop – and maintain - a well-rounded workout routine.

“Quite often, people want to get in shape but don’t know what kind of exercises are best for their particular goals, whether losing weight, firming up, increasing their strength and agility, or improving their cardiovascular health,” Riesenhuber says. “So they just put their body through random paces and then get discouraged when they don’t see results.”

That is where a certified trainer can help you figure out what exercises are most effective for what you want to accomplish.

“You’d be surprised at how many people exercise incorrectly. Not only will they not see the desired results, but they can actually end up hurting themselves,” Riesenhuber says. “This is especially true for people who are beginners trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t. A trainer will not only show you the ropes but also help you avoid bodily harm and injuries that can be inflicted by incorrect moves.”

Another benefit of working with a fitness expert is maintaining your motivation level. “If you exercise alone, you may be tempted to throw in the towel – especially if you don’t immediately see the results you hoped for,” Riesenhuber says. “But your trainer will be there every step of the way to encourage and support you. When it comes to your health and fitness, your trainer will be your best buddy.”

 

About Prime Physique Fitness Specialists Personal Training in San Jose:

Brett A. Riesenhuber, BS, CPT, founded Prime Physique Fitness in 1994 after receiving a degree from San Jose State University in Kinesiology and opened the private personal training center in 1997. Riesenhuber is a certified personal trainer, certified kettlebell instructor and certified Adventure Boot Camp Trainer with more than 20 years of experience and more than 5,000 clients trained in his career. Testimonials and his blog can be found at www.PrimePhysique.com and Prime Physique Fitness can be reached at Info@PrimePhysique.com or by calling 1-888-348-8663 (or 1-888-FIT-TONE).

 

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If you'd like more information on this topic or to schedule an interview with Brett A. Riesenhuber, BS, CPT, please call 408-899-5149 or email Info@PrimePhysique.com.

 

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