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Exercise During the Pandemic… and thereafter

Janet Hall, RN, NP, Certified Personal Trainer  In the early days of the shelter-in-place order, it seemed unfathomable that it would last more than a few days. Feelings of fear, anger, sadness, loneliness, grief, anxiety or depression (or varying degrees off … Continue reading

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Exercise During the Pandemic… and thereafter

Janet Hall, RN, NP, Certified Personal Trainer In the early days of the shelter-in-place order, it seemed unfathomable that it would last more than a few days. Feelings of fear, anger, sadness, loneliness, grief, anxiety or depression (or varying degrees … Continue reading

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We Can Do Hard Things

Clayton Taylor, NASM-CPT, BA Psychology We can do hard things. Sometimes it’s having a difficult conversation; sometimes it’s getting out of bed and putting pants on. This morning I missed a session. I feel guilty for cancelling on my client, … Continue reading

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Can Explosive Movements be Low Impact?

Guest Author: Sara Solomon, NASM-CPT When we hear “explosive” in terms of movement, we tend to think of Plyometrics – Box jumps, tuck jumps, hand-release push ups – just to name a few. These types of exercises are highly effective … Continue reading

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Working Out When You Don’t Want To

Guest Author: Clayton Taylor, BA Psychology SFSU, NASM-CPT        What can we do when it’s clear we should exercise, but don’t want to? Below is an outline and brief description of exercises and techniques that can be performed in … Continue reading

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Training Clients Who Manage Anxiety

Guest Author: Clayton Taylor, BA Psychology, SFSU, NASM-CPT According to the National Institute of Mental Health, roughly 31% of U.S. adults and adolescents (ages 13-18) will experience an anxiety disorder. -(Harvard School of Medicine, 2017), (Kessler et al., 2005)     … Continue reading

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Knowledge is Power

Want to have a more accurate and deeper understanding about what it takes to be in the best shape possible? Here are the top 5 most popular of Dan’s Pleasanton Patch health fitness articles from the past year: Five Things … Continue reading

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Push-Ups for Pooches

“Dan is extremely professional and down to earth. He has an unparalleled ability to make you want to get up in the morning and work out. I’ve lost over 30 pounds and have added lean muscle. He’s given me the motivation … Continue reading

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