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Academy of Fencing Masters Offers a Creative Way to Keep the Kids Busy this Summer: 5-Day Fencing Camps for Beginners Taught by World-Class Fencing Coaches

Campbell, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

AFM is located in historical downtown Campbell, CA, close to Campbell Park. The club is holding three weeklong camps in July, starting on July 13. Campers will learn in a state-of-the-art fencing facility and from Olympic-level coaches, all within an encouraging and family-friendly environment. The camp also utilizes the nearby park by incorporating outdoor workouts and activities.

From AFM founder, Irina Chirashnya: “We strongly believe that competitive sports should both provide enjoyment and instill core values like courage and self-discipline. Our summer beginner fencing camp is a small window into what we do at AFM year-round, and we welcome new students with open arms and a passion to introduce them to our world.”

AFM’s coaching staff has been involved in multiple championship tournaments in Russia, Kazakhstan, and the U.S. They’ve trained more than 1,000 athletes including World and Olympic Champions; they have coached athletes to win gold medals. The opportunity to learn from this world-class coaching team is just one of the many reasons for the camp’s track record of success.

AFM’s 2014 camps were a resounding success. In fact, 40% of the campers in the beginner session joined AFM to continue fencing in the regular season. By the end of 2014, these campers had earned medals at the regional level. It truly speaks to the success of the program that the graduates were standing on the winner’s podium less than six months after completing camp.

You can view AFM’s Yelp page, which includes reviews from previous campers:

The new fencer will learn proper fencing form and technique; basic fencing skills; fencing with electrical equipment; as well as fencing etiquette, rules, and sportsmanship. After graduating, the fencer is eligible to attend any intermediate-level fencing camp to continue training.

Beginner camps start on July 13. Each weeklong camp runs from Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Registration is open:

About Academy of Fencing Masters:

Academy of Fencing Masters seeks to develop all levels of fencers, from beginners to Olympic athletes, through elite coaches, state-of-the-art facilities, and supportive community for both the fencer and the family. AFM prepares athletes for fencing and for life.

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There’s a lot persons can perform walking such or jogging in the morning, playing basketball or some other sport with friends but when anyone really wants to have muscles and look lean, the best thing to accomplish can be to enroll and workout in the gym. 
Exactly like taking any medicine, you need to first consult the doctor before undergoing any form of exercise.
Physical exercise is beneficial since it helps maintain and improve ones health from many diseases and premature death.  It also makes a person feel happier and increases ones self esteem preventing one from falling into depression or anxiety. It has also shown to make someone with a vigorous lifestyle live longer than a one who doesn’t.
The perfect exercise plan should have cardiovascular and weight training exercises. This helps burn calories and increase the muscle to fat ratio that will increase ones metabolism and make one either gain or lose weight. 
A one who has never worked out before should do it gradually. Doing it too much for the very first time could make one pull a muscle or have an injury which makes it worse. Endurance won’t ever be built in a day and doing it repeatedly will surely be good to the person.
Specializing in certain portion in our bodies may help make it improve. An effective example will the gym and doing a workout more often in a unique area such as the abs may give one a chest pack. 
But beauty is not just about having muscles which is what people can see. Additionally it is about enhancing the sweetness within. 
Here are some things one can perform everyday to remain beautiful and healthy; 
?Reading books and other reading material more often keeps the mind sharp exactly like working out keeps our bodies in shape.
Work no matter what kind it’s produces stress. One can reduce this by taking the time out to do something special like lying in the hot tub, shopping or watching a movie. Studies have shown it’s reliever and helps one from looking haggardly.
Pollution is something people cannot control given the scale of the problem. When one goes out, it is best to put some type of protection such as beauty products that contain antioxidants that protect the skin from damage. There are also other beauty products available and choosing the right one with the assistance  of a dermatologist may help the person.
Another way to keep healthy is to give up some vices. Most people smoke and drink. Smoking has been proven to cause lung cancer and other diseases as well complications for women giving birth. Excessive drinking has also shown to do the same. 
For people who don’t smoke, it’s best to keep away from individuals who do since studies have shown that nonsmokers are at risk of developing cancer due to secondary smoke inhalation.
Lastly, it is best to always start the day with a positive outlook. As studies have shown that exercise makes anyone feel happier, smiling produces the same effect. A smile can do a great deal and it is contagious in a positive sense. It brightens your day of not just one but others as well.

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Wright Now Fitness: Keep Moving to Help Reduce Low-Back Pain

(PRWEB) February 04, 2015

Low-back pain is a common condition that affects people of all ages, particularly those who are 30 to 55 years old. Back pain is the second most common malady seen in doctors’ offices and low-back pain is the second principal cause of work absence. If this is something that you have personally experienced, there is a lot you can do to improve your condition.

    For the majority of back ailments, although it might seem counterintuitive, active recovery is recommended by health professionals. Immobility including standing and sitting for long periods of time, and bed rest (except during times of severe pain) are not recommended, and can actually make symptoms worse. Additionally, returning to activities of daily life as soon as possible is an important part of recovery.

    Low-back pain can be caused by a variety of conditions including, but not limited to, sciatica, herniated discs, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, lumbar sprain or strain, compression fractures, and spinal stenosis. It is important to be examined by a physician because treatment can vary based upon the condition.

Exercise tips to help with low-back pain recovery:

     Low-back exercises have the most beneficial impact when implemented on a daily basis.
     Exercise that causes pain is not beneficial and can affect proper exercise performance.
     Low-back pain and function recovery can take as long three months or even more, so hang in there and stick with your program.
     Try to avoid any daily activities that cause pain in your lower back.
     Within the first two weeks that lower back symptoms first appear, most of the time, it is beneficial to engage in low-stress aerobic activities such as walking, swimming, and/or using a     stationary bike as soon as you can.
     Stretching will have the most affect on pain relief and strengthening will cause the greatest improvements in function.

    Once the initial low-back flare up has subsided, exercise becomes the main goal of lower back recovery and care. Core stability is a primary focus of low-back pain programs. The core is considered the cervical (neck), thoracic (upper and middle back), and lumbar (lower back) spine, as well as the shoulder and pelvic girdles. A lower back exercise program should target these areas with the intention of improving stability first, then muscle endurance, and then strength in order to increase stability, coordination, and efficiency during active movements.

    Learning how to find and maintain a neutral pelvis is one of the first important exercise goals to focus on. From a standing position, tilt your hips forward and then back as far as possible without changing the rest of your posture, and then find the middle point between the two extremes. This is your neutral pelvis and the position you want to maintain when performing lower back exercises.

    Spine stability is the next important exercise goal to focus on. This can be accomplished by learning how to brace your abdominal wall by keeping it mildly contracted.

    Often it is found that a person with low-back issues has trouble activating the gluteus muscle during squatting exercises which means that the individual uses the hamstrings and low-back muscles instead. The clamshell exercise, and as you progress, the single-leg squat are two exercises to help your body learn how to activate the gluteus medius.

    Core endurance can be increased with exercises such as the bird dog, supermans, planks, and bridges.

    Once core strength and endurance have been developed, the goal of low-back pain recovery should be to work toward returning to daily activities through dynamic stabilization which is performing dynamic (active) exercises while engaging the core to maintain spinal stability, such as exercising on an exercise ball.

Tips for how to maintain a healthy low-back:


Quit smoking! Smoking may decrease blood flow to the intervertebral disks which may lead to nutrient deficiency and lack of oxygen, and therefore, cell death.
     Keep moving! Regular physical activity may reduce and prevent back pain. Additionally, make sure to get up and move around frequently if you sit a lot or drive in the car for long periods of time.
     Stand up straight! Be mindful of your posture and try to create an ergonomic work environment.
     Do your cardio! Aerobic exercise can help to keep your disks healthy and may help reduce pain by releasing endorphins. Combining cardio with lower back exercises has been shown to be more effective in low-back pain recovery and prevention.

I will see you at your next workout!

Aaron Wright, AHFS, CPT

Look Younger. Feel Stronger. Live Longer.

Aaron Wright, AHFS, CPT, creator of the Wright Now Fitness System, a comprehensive dvd and digital exercise system “for everyone”, is an ACE advanced health and fitness specialist, ACE certified personal trainer, orthopedic exercise specialist, functional training specialist, sports conditioning specialist, therapeutic exercise specialist, exercise programming expert, and health and wellness speaker.

Please visit us at for more information on our DVD and digital download/instant streaming workouts and more tips and advice on the benefits of exercise for low-back pain recovery and maintenance.

NOTE: Always consult your physician or health care provider before beginning any exercise program.


1. Solomon, Jennifer. (2012). Low-back Pain In Ace Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist Manual (pp. 489-507) United States of America: American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Keep Weight Loss Goals on Track This Holiday Season with Secrets from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

Aurora, Colo. (PRWEB) December 23, 2014

The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo. is home to a unique brand of weight loss transformation where mindset is just as important as diet and fitness. Holly Wyatt, MD is the center’s associate director and co-author of “State of Slim”, the book that teaches dieters how to create their own state of slim no matter where they live.

Wyatt’s weight loss programs are based on 30 years of science and research and teach principles from the book including the Colorado diet and the Colorado mindset. Her new weight loss program, Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp, was a sell-out success in October and boot camp dates for March, June and July of 2015 have just been announced.

These tips from Dr. Wyatt help her program participants survive the temptations and indulgences of the season and give them another reason to celebrate success in the new year.

    Wallpaper your why: snap a picture of why you’re determined to lose weight, stay healthy and be fit. Make it your computer wallpaper and the background on your cell phone screen. One glance will give you all the extra willpower you need.

    Set a holiday goal: working toward and achieving a mini-goal will help you stay focused. Make it specific and realistic for the season— something that fits into the big picture of your long-term goals. It’ll set you up to succeed.

    Be the change: get rid of as many temptations as you can. Change the way you and others celebrate. Bring and serve healthy holiday food. Stay positive and inspire others to stay on track and you’ll end up motivating yourself.

    Start new traditions: traditional holiday fun doesn’t always fit with new healthy lifestyles. Try a recipe rehab on a family favorite, use smaller plates or arrange a family physical activity. One small change can make a big difference.

    Sleep to success: more sleep renews willpower and helps you make better food choices during the day. Set a bedtime 30 minutes earlier than normal, turn off the electronics and wake up recharged and refreshed.

    Set a holiday take action weight: setting a weight four to five pounds above normal gives you a little leeway but won’t let weight gain get out of control. Weigh yourself every morning. If you hit that high weight it’s time to cut back.

    Design a holiday cocktail: avoid the empty calories in alcohol. Create your own special drink for the season. Choose less alcohol or go completely alcohol-free with a “mocktail”. Use seltzer, Splenda and low calorie mixers.

    Make yourself move: keeping your activity level high will help keep all your other healthy behaviors in place. Don’t use “too busy” as an excuse. Schedule exercise into your day and make it your top priority.

    Go in with a game plan: deciding how you will enjoy the gathering ahead of time will help you take control of bad holiday behaviors. Eat ahead of time. Bring a healthy dish. Stand away from the food table. Choose to control the situation.

    Show gratitude and count your blessings: gratitude is key to a healthy mindset. Count your blessings daily and practice ways to celebrate them without food. The more you do it, the easier it becomes and the more you succeed.