Sunday, October 31, 2010

Necklace on Texas Ranger's Mitch Moreland is Phiten - did it aid Rangers win?

How did the Texas Rangers beat our own SF Giants last night?  Plenty of pundits give the play by play but from a fitness point of view, did Mitch Moreland's braided necklace play a role? The neck gear is part of the neckwear line...(read the rest on the original site)

S F Giant Brian Wilson's off-season workout

He works hard all year long, he's a little bit crazy (Giant's reliever Jeremy Affeldt says that's usually how closers are) and though he's all business in the clubhouse, the San Francisco Giant's Brian Wilson is a fun guy who...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Madonna opens new gyms globally with Bay Area partner New Evolution Ventures

The announcement this morning that Madonna has put her star power behind a chain of gyms named Hard Candy  is causing a lot of excitement.  The gyms will focus on kickboxing and yoga, according to some of the published reports. Hard Candy...(read story on original site

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lots of Bay Area Fitness events upcoming

US Half Marathon, San Francisco, Nov 7, 2010 (Half price thru 10/29

November 7, 2010 is the US Half Marathon San Francisco, an eco-friendly race in what has been named by Runner's World as the country's top running city.  And if you act fast, there is a $40 Groupon offer (half off the regular $80...

Time to talk Silicon Valley Turkey Trot - November 25, 2010

If you haven't registered already, get with the program and look into the 6th Annual Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, a 5k walk/run and a 10k run to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank, The Housing Trust and Children's Health...

LIVERight Zumbathon at Stanford November 13, 2010

Now is the time to sign up for the Nov. 13,  LIVERight Zumbathon at Stanford.  Last January, over 300 people participated in this fundraising event, and the organizers are setting their sights on doubling that to 600 people on...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fleet Week 2010 has great family activities to get kids active

Links and info about the 2010 Fleet Week activities - check it out:   Fleet Week 2010 has great activities

Friday, October 8, 2010

Two San Jose health fairs October 9-10

There are two free health fairs this weekend - so if you've been meaning to get around to that blood pressure check, or looking for resources and information check them out

Open Air Health Fair, San Jose Flea Market, Oct 9-10, 2010

Walk to Fight Diabetes, San Jose, Oct 10 will close St. John Street   Includes Health Fair

Sunday, October 3, 2010

24 Hour Fitness aims for boomer market:; aligns with International Council on Aging

SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--24 Hour Fitness, the largest U.S. fitness chain and a leading health club industry pioneer, proudly joins the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an organization committed to changing society’s perceptions of aging and improving the quality of life for aging Baby Boomers and older adults.
“Like the ICAA, 24 Hour Fitness believes that physical activity changes lives and can make a dramatic impact on the quality of life for older adults and people of all ages – especially older adults”
As part of the alliance, 24 Hour Fitness will review ways to make its portfolio of clubs more relevant and accessible to older active adults. By assessing club amenities, group exercise class programming, marketing and operations, the company hopes to support the ICAA’s mission of improving the quality of life for aging Baby Boomers through fitness so they can achieve longer and healthier lives.
“Like the ICAA, 24 Hour Fitness believes that physical activity changes lives and can make a dramatic impact on the quality of life for older adults and people of all ages – especially older adults,” said Randy Drake, senior vice president of fitness and business development for 24 Hour Fitness. “Mobility, healthy weight, flexibility and longevity can be directly impacted and improved by staying active.”
Currently, 24 Hour Fitness proudly hosts amenities and classes that are suitable for people of all ages. In addition to state-of-the art equipment, 24 Hour Fitness offers Silver&Fit® programming and Healthways’ SilverSneakers® Fitness Program to over 500,000 eligible Medicare, Medicare Advantage and group retirees. Additionally, 24 Hour Fitness offers a series of Group X® cardio, strength, aquatic and specialty classes that are geared towards people of all ages and suitable for older adults.
“24 Hour Fitness provides readily accessible facilities and programs that enable older adults to maintain and improve their physical functioning,” said Colin Milner, chief executive officer for the ICAA. “Together, we are working to ensure that older adults use fitness to live healthier and happier lives.”

Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon San Jose Exo

Loved the Expo (as always) - check out the pictures, reviews of who gave out good stuff and general notes: 

Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon San Jose - street closures, Expo pics & notes

Rock n Roll Half Marathon San Jose - Expo, 2010. Local DDS has help for athletes 

Rock n Roll Half Marathon San Jose - Live at the Expo 2010. We rate the samples


Meb Keflezighi and Blake Russell take number one (men and women)

Over  at Lincoln High School, a major spot with music, snacks and hydration, the bulk of the runners are still coming through, but the top contenders are already in and feasting on after-race snacks.
  Check out the top ten woman and top ten men over on San Jose Fitness Examiner.