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How are you going to age?

The May Harvard Gazette featured an article on “Managing an Aging Populace.” I thought this was a salient point.

"The structure of our “life course,” with education occurring early, long years of work with little room for anything else in the middle, and retirement lumped at the end, is outdated. 

The broader question is how does an aging society meets its needs with fewer people in their productive years supporting more retirees?

The answer will rely on continued contributions from a healthier older population. That will require rethinking our life course to make the solution possible and palatable.”

In essence, we will all be working longer, retiring later, if we can retire at all. This will necessitate that we shift our views on healthcare, education, active aging and live more consciously. 

"The future will bring both worry and hope and planning is essential." Why not gently begin making the shift today?

Exercise Consciously.

Erwin

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I am so sore right now, I can’t pretend that it feels good and spin a story about how exercise is so awesome. I live a physical life. Not shy about it, but it comes at a cost. It is not always a Disney day. If you need that message, watch the video below.

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The use of hand weights, in running and walking routines, alter the gait in a way that can predispose exercisers to injury. Perform your weight training separately unless sports-specific.

Exercise Consciously.

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"Self-awareness is about knowing yourself and being able to assess your own emotions. When you are able to understand why you respond a certain way to a situation, you are then able to manage it better and avoid the stress and discomfort that comes with it."

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We have about six more weeks of Summer left. Maximize your time. 

Did you know you can use a TRX to train for water sports? This video is edited into a music video format, here’s how I trained on the back of a houseboat. Bottom line: Don’t just do it. Learn your lessons well. Then you can do YOU anywhere. Anytime.

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Life is as hard as you make it.

Life is sometimes hard. However, life is, often, only as hard as you make it. If you are unprepared to ask for help, accommodation or assert your needs, you are certain not to receive assistance. There is zero valor in taking the hard road simply because you don’t want to face the music or humble yourself. It will only cost you time, money and tax your wellness. Conversation is the access to power and it is much more uncomfortable to avoid them. Think about it.

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Do you need pain to gain?

No Pain. No Gain. Feel the burn. Go hard or go home. Just do it. Don’t think. Run. These are all great slogans but do they work? 

It is no secret I don’t love generic group fitness classes like Spinning, INSANITY, Crossfit and the many forms of Boot Camp. One major reason for my hesitation to endorse these forms of physical entertainment is the lack of ethicacy regarding intensity and training design. In brief, gym members are worked too hard, too fast and without precision.

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The idea that “pain is gain” is as relevant as the belief the Earth is flat. If pain meant gain were ALL true, why is it that…

  • a new study from Iowa State University suggests that running at a slow speed for just 5-10 minutes a day can significantly reduce mortality risk, and running for any longer may actually do more harm than good. 
  • Recent studies show 90% of the training time of Gold Medal Winning Olympic athletes was below lactate threshold, while 10% was above. This is fairly consistent with previous studies of elite athletes, which tend to show around an 80/20 split. 
  • Yes, amateurs and pro’s are succeeding by putting in more consistent efforts at less intensity.
  • In 2010 the Journal of Applied Physiology published a large study, that showed although aerobic exercise can and does increase VO2 max, it varies, according to genetic make-up. By looking at just 11 genes in a person’s genome, researchers discovered around 15% of the population are non-responders, and around 20% are high-responders to aerobic exercise. Yes, this is only accounting for 35%. The rest of us are playing with a moving target.

Now that you have some data, here is the question I am putting to you. Why is it in one-on-one, group fitness and semi-private training, are we conditioning our members to think that exercise doesn’t work unless they leave dehydrated, energy depleted and/or sore? 

The data shows conclusively that there is a variation in individual response to exercise. You can not guarantee that following a HIIT regime will actually give you the right results. It is not an easy diagnostic. You can use HIIT as a benchmark but you need to measure and record your results so to tune your body specifically.

Exercise Consciously.

- Erwin

P.S. This is a classic KS® video but it still says it all.

 

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Most recreational athletes spend too much of their training time above lactate threshold and not enough time below. If you want to see measurable improvement you need to balance your efforts and train precision. This is why I created KINETIC Sculpt®.
In a commercial gym, I can offer a generalized routine but OUTSIDE one-on-one and small group training, I can cater to the needs of the individual. 
KS® Move allows me to tweak training from person to person and assess their individual needs. It is done in a group format but everyone is treated like an individual. The more often you come, the better I get to know you, the greater understanding I get about how you move, the more satisfying the results. 
August Sessions
We start at 6:30am in general but we can adjust individual start times as early as 6am, by request.
Wednesdays August 6, 13 & 20
Fridays August 8, 15 & 22
KS® Move Fees
$40 per training session
Prepay for THREE take 10% off
Must be paid before 1st session
Valid for Month of Purchase ONLY
$220 per Month
Includes: All Monthly Sessions
50% Off KS®X of your choice
KS®M Locations Vary: 
Chelsea Park, The Highline, Chelsea Waterside Park, Hudson River Park
Locations are announced on Facebook & Twitter the day before


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Never the same workout. Never the same route.
August 2
KS®X will be moving thru multiple locations in NYC in one workout. 
Bring only what you can carry. 

Fee $55 

Taste of Victory: Priceless
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Send an email to Erwin Gonzalez at 14be27f1@opayq.com.
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I will confirm. Send you the location information. You can pay by credit card or cash. The only question left to ask is what’s stopping you?
Exercise Consciously.
Erwin

 

Are you training SMART?

Most recreational athletes spend too much of their training time above lactate threshold and not enough time below. If you want to see measurable improvement you need to balance your efforts and train precision. This is why I created KINETIC Sculpt®.

In a commercial gym, I can offer a generalized routine but OUTSIDE one-on-one and small group training, I can cater to the needs of the individual. 

KS® Move allows me to tweak training from person to person and assess their individual needs. It is done in a group format but everyone is treated like an individual. The more often you come, the better I get to know you, the greater understanding I get about how you move, the more satisfying the results. 

August Sessions

We start at 6:30am in general but we can adjust individual start times as early as 6am, by request.

Wednesdays August 6, 13 & 20

Fridays August 8, 15 & 22

KS® Move Fees

$40 per training session

  • Prepay for THREE take 10% off
  • Must be paid before 1st session
  • Valid for Month of Purchase ONLY

$220 per Month

  • Includes: All Monthly Sessions
  • 50% Off KS®X of your choice

KS®M Locations Vary

  • Chelsea Park, The Highline, Chelsea Waterside Park, Hudson River Park
  • Locations are announced on Facebook & Twitter the day before

KINETIC Sculpt® Extreme KS®X

 90-minute Non-Stop Urban Workout 

Never the same workout. Never the same route.

August 2

  • KS®X will be moving thru multiple locations in NYC in one workout.
  • Bring only what you can carry. 
  • Fee $55 

  • Taste of Victory: Priceless

Join

I will confirm. Send you the location information. You can pay by credit card or cash. The only question left to ask is what’s stopping you?

Exercise Consciously.

Erwin