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Aerobic Training Programs Barnegat NJ

Local resource for aerobic training programs in Barnegat. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to aerobic exercise like stair climbing, elliptical training, indoor rowing, kickboxing, swimming, jumping rope, stationary bicycles as well as advice and content on anaerobic exercise and aerobic energy systems.

Fun Bus
(609) 607-0400
23 Tina Way
Barnegat, NJ
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Nicholas Dragun
(609) 207-0329
Beach Haven, NJ

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Dance Expressions
(732) 237-2400
661 Us Highway 9
Bayville, NJ
 
Karen Goeller
(732) 270-5770
1087 Dove Street
Toms River, NJ
Specialty
Personal Trainer
Schedule Type
PT
Certifications
Fundamentals (3 yr.) 1996 & 1993 NYS-DOH: EMT-Defibrillation (3 yr.) 1992, 1989 USAG: Level 1-4 Skill Evaluator 2001, 1996, 1992, 1987 USAG Safety Cert (4 yr.) 1992, 1989 USAG Meet Director, Sanctioned Events. 1998-1999 Southern New England School of Law, MA Law Student 1997-1998 College of Staten Island (CUNY) History; BA Degree 1989 Marketing/Advertising 1992-1993
Education
Center for Emergency Care Training, NY Emergency Medical Tech Course; NYS-EMT License 1986-1988 New York City Police Department Police Academy & 63rd Precinct Police Cadet Corps/Police Officer Training 1986-1988 Brooklyn College (CUNY) Health/Nutrition (Two classes shy of BS, program ended.) 1984-1986 Kingsborough Community. College (CUNY) Physical Therapy; AS Degree, Dean\'s List

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Contours Express
(732) 255-1003
1747 Hooper Avenue Suite 8
Toms River, NJ
 
David Brunn
(609) 271-9802
Forked River, NJ

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Elite Fitness
(609) 492-9300
12904 Long Beach Blvd # S
Long Beach Township, NJ
 
At Your Own Pace
(732) 350-0240
108 Lacey Rd
Whiting, NJ
 
Elements Healthclub
(732) 270-4967
1172 Fischer Blvd
Toms River, NJ
 
Elements Health Club and Wellness Center
(732) 270-4967
1172 Fischer Blvd
Toms River, NJ
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Personal Trainer

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TRAINING TIPS AND TRAINING AIDS

Following are a series of training tips and training aids used by cyclists to improve their personal performance. Although they have been used for improving cycling performance, the ideas could be adapted for other aerobic sports as well. (Nutritional tips have been addressed elsewhere.)

AERO BARS

A nice way to take the pressure off your hands, add another position to your options on a road bike, and increase your average speed about 1 mph without any additional effort. For distance cycling, this is the one accessory that will add the most to your performance.

BIKE WEIGHTS

Nothing more than a lead weight (5.5, 7.7, an 9.9 pounds) offered as a commercial product and attached to your bike, the theory is that if you work harder while training, you'll fly in the race or event. You can make a homemade model by adding lead shot to your water bottle, or in a number of other ways only limited by your imagination.

CLIMBING

A hilly course offers an alternative to an interval ride, and will give you some variety at the same time. And riding a tough course will help you develop the mental attitude needed to face those hills in a race.

COMPUTERIZED TRAINING PROGRAMS

A fancy alternative to the handwritten training diary, these programs do take an extra commitment of time to enter the data. But they may be just the ticket to give you the incentive to collect the numbers, and they will plot your numbers in graphic form which makes it easier to identify trends. And some of them will give you an analysis and recommendation from guidelines written into the program by the author. However like any "cookie cutter" approach, they are tailored for the average athlete, and may not fit all your personal needs.

Commercial products

  • Ultra coach (800-400-1390)
  • Attain for Cycling

COOLING DOWN

A good idea to help flush the lactic acid out of your muscles and cut down on soreness the next day. If you can, take 10 to 15 minutes for some leisurely spinning after an event or hard training ride. One study from Iowa looked at lactate levels 20 minutes post exercise in three groups - passive recovery, massage, and slow cycling on a stationary trainer. The easy pedaling group removed more lactate, more quickly, than massage which is often touted as the "gold standard".

CYCLECOMPUTER

You can't record all aspects of a workout accurately and scientifically without a good cyclecomputer - Distance, speed, average speed, cadence, elapsed time.

FLUID DELIVERY SYSTEM

Dehydration can limit optimal performance in a competitive event, and training will suffer too if you don't drink enough. For longer rides, particularly in hot climates or where you don't want to stop for fear of losing the group, a water bottle or two may not be enough, so consider a "Camelbak" or similar fluid delivery system.

GROUP RIDES

Riding with others is an easy way to push yourself. Riding with a group pushes can help push u...

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