Fitness tips for Feb. 19

Fitness tips for Feb. 19.
by Ken Raymond Modified: February 18, 2013 at 4:17 pm •  Published: February 19, 2013
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• Make it a two-way street. Communication is important. Discuss your goals, strengths and weaknesses. Be open about your lifestyle and schedule so your trainer can develop a plan you can actually use.

• Schedule a review. After the first month, evaluate your progress. Are you happy with how things are going? Are you comfortable? Do you find your trainer's advise helpful? Are you dreading each session? Do feel as if you can't ask questions? Analyze how things are going and talk about them with your trainer. Maybe you're a great match; maybe it's time to try someone new.

• Look in the mirror. Odds are, your trainer is in peak shape. But how about you? Do you look as if you're achieving your goals? If you aren't, is it your trainer's fault, or is it yours? Are internal issues keeping you from achieving success? Take a good look at yourself before abandoning your trainer.

HEART

Free event on heart health

The Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension service is holding a free “Heart-Smart Living” workshop from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 28.

The event features instruction on maintaining a healthy heart, diet-modification, exercise requirements and symptom awareness and prevention.

Held in honor of American Heart Month, the workshop is sponsored by Oklahoma home and community education groups in Oklahoma County.

“Getting the right information about important subjects like heart disease and stroke awareness can be vital to a person's good health,” said LaDonna Dunlop, a registered dietian and director of the county extension service, in a news release.

“The more we know about heart disease and stroke, the more we can do to prevent it.”

Dunlop and Shaun Steen, a fitness physiologist with the Mercy Fitness Center, will teach the workshop.

Steen will include a hands-on session to help people “discover how easily a fitness regime can be adapted to any fitness level,” the release notes.

The workshop will be at the extension service, 930 N Portland. For more information, call 713-1125 or go to http://oces.okstate.edu/oklahoma.

COMPILED BY KEN RAYMOND, staff writer

by Ken Raymond
Book Editor
Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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