Fit Bits: Lunchtime workouts back by popular demand

3/1/2007 8:00:00 AM

Hello everyone, I hope this finds you well and anticipating warmer weather as spring quickly approaches. This time of the year when the weather is not very cooperative for outdoor exercise and activities we have a tendency to direct our thoughts to indoor activities.

Many of you have contacted me to help you get started with various types of exercise and nutrition plans. I am happy to announce that I will again be volunteering a couple of lunch breaks per week to meet with some of you to give instruction on resistance training and aerobics.

This is certainly nothing new to some of you who were former students of mine, as I gave classes similar to these for many years. The request for the return of my lunch time workouts has been overwhelming, so I will be back by popular demand.

The days, times and locations will vary with my work schedule, meetings and committee commitments. So I ask only that you email me to coordinate days and times if you would like to meet with me. I can be reached at bill@unr.edu.

In these sessions we take very seriously what we do, because our health and welfare is serious business, but we also have fun.

If by chance you don't have an exercise program already established please contact me, I can help you with that.

Another great indoor exercise is swimming. Swimming is arguably the best overall exercise because it utilizes every muscle in the body, and is aerobic, as well.

Lombardi Rec has a great swimming facility and the water is warm, yet refreshing. I plan on hitting the pool a couple of times a week myself.

As we experience a spring trend of warmer weather in the next few months, I will be encouraging you to come outdoors with me to walk, run, and stretch your muscles at lunch.

As we have discussed in a previous Fit Bits column, we have a beautiful campus to enjoy outdoor activities.

I am looking forward to seeing some old friends and new friends in the coming months for a lunchtime workout.

Until next time this is your E fitness coach Bill Oberding reminding you to exercise, eat balanced meals, maintain a positive attitude and be fit for life.


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