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Heart Zone conference to be held Feb. 9 in Marblehead

Posted by Marcia Dick  January 30, 2013 09:38 AM

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larry.jpgLarry “Link” Russell, a certified Heart Zone trainer is leading the first of its kind Heart Zone Conference in Marblehead on Feb. 9: Train Different: The New Digital Age of Fitness For All.

The interactive training conference, which will feature live simulcasting to studios around the country, will teach personal trainers, group fitness instructors, indoor cycle instructors, and fitness enthusiasts the latest weight loss, cardio conditioning, and fitness science. Instructors who take this eight-hour training program will engage in three lectures, three workouts, and three question and answer sessions, earn CEUs, and be equipped to share the latest Heart Zone training methods with their students.

Marblehead’s Energy Within is one of 11 studios across the country  - New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle, Sacramento, Rochester, Milwaukee, San Francisco - that will be participating in this daylong event. This is the 11th year of this national conference, but the first time being offered in Marblehead.

Participants will learn how to personally set and then use the new BLINK heart rate monitor (given to them as part of the workshop) to track the rate at which they are working out. ZONING heart rate training is the best way to improve overall and cardio fitness and lose weight, according to Russell.

Presenters include Sally Edwards and Dr. Carl Foster, professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Wisconsin. Edwards is the author of 25 books, has been inducted into the Triathlon Hall of Fame, and patented the Heart Zone Training System.

The problem with most gym rats and weekend warriors, Russell says, is that we go from zero to 60 and call it a workout. We are either hardly moving, or we are working out at full speed, huffing and puffing. “Most people either under train or over train,” Russell says.  “Neither is efficient for training the heart muscle to get stronger and healthier or for burning fat. The heart, like any other muscle, needs to be trained to get stronger.”

So, when we are working out really hard, it’s likely we are not burning as much fat as we could.

The beauty of the BLINK heart rate monitor and Zoning system is that it teaches us how to become more aware of our bodies, how we feel when we are working out in each level, and what is best for our own personal systems. “Body awareness and connecting the mind and body when working out is essential,” Russell says.

This ZONING system (www.zoningfitness.com) has taken off in California, which is Edwards’ home. Russell is the first Heart Zones Certified Trainer to bring the system, workshops, and BLINK monitors to the East Coast. He conducts personal ZONING sessions at Energy Within Studio on Sewall Street and at the LVO YMCA.

For more information on the training conference, including online registration, go to heartzones.com.

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