Recovery through Exercise | A medical fitness practice that assesses, builds, and fuels sturdy healthy bodies.
Author: Karen Owoc
Hi! I'm a clinical exercise physiologist, cancer exercise trainer, and healthy lifestyle expert. As a TV host/producer and health & fitness contributor for TV, radio, and print, my goal is to help you cultivate healthy habits in a distinctive, fun and artful way.
Do 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!
Do you need help planning balanced, antioxidant-rich* meals? This session is a follow-up to “The Basics” class. It provides you with specific menus based around centenarian principles and the vegetarian and Mediterranean-style patterns. (The Basics class is not required, but recommended.)
Simple menu plans and plant-rich plates are heart healthy, diabetic friendly, and cancer protective. Ideal if you’re trying to lose weight and want simplicity in the kitchen.
*Note: If you received a low antioxidant test score, i.e., Skin Carotenoid Score (SCS), when we tested you at the Kick-Off Shopping Party, the menus provided in this class will help you boost antioxidant activity and your SCS score.
OBJECTIVE: Learn how to put healthy eating into practice.
WHEN: Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm
WHERE: Sports Basement San Ramon – 100 Montgomery St, San Ramon, CA 94583
This class provides you with the nutritional framework to eat healthy based on your own energy requirements — individually calculated based on your Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) and activity level. Consider this class as “The Big Picture”. Emphasis is on meal planning for heart health, weight loss and diabetes management incorporating anti-cancer science and the healthy Mediterranean-style and vegetarian patterns.
OBJECTIVE: To empower you with what a healthy eating plan looks like and compare it to your current way of eating.
WHEN: Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm
WHERE: San Ramon Library – 100 Montgomery St, San Ramon, CA 94583
I started a new class from 10:30-12:00 noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays (HealthStyleRx2) and it has already gained 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 in some type of fundamental exercise training and are highly motivated.
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
The Sports Basement and 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”.
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.
But it’s not just about things to buy – it’s about things to do, together. Sports Basement hosts weekly events, such as:
Snowshoe camping trips
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.
Coming up… we’ll be celebrating our partnership with aKick-Off Shopping Party! on Thursday, August 3 from 5-9:00 pm.
The Sports Basement San Ramon is located at 1041 Market Place, San Ramon, CA 94583. (925) 202-0230