September is here.

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Welcome to the FitHab® website.

Hope the summer season was fun and that you and yours enjoyed lots of outdoor activities.

Lucky for us in the S. F. Peninsula we have great weather to enjoy most of the year, so that FitHab can hold the BANHM events and work with personal training clients outdoors. We’re fortunate to have this wonderful climate.

So if you or someone you know would like to be more fit or learn new ways of getting fit and staying fit, FitHab has training service options to meet your goals and needs.

FitHab offers personal one on one training services, small group training, and special needs training.

We offer gift certificates for those who want to give the gift of fitness.

If you or someone you know is motivated and wanting to make fitness their new habit, then look no further. Contact Luis to make an appointment for a free, no obligation, 30-minute consultation.

For more information about: FitHab® & Luis

Thanks. Be fit, have purpose.

Luis Torres

 

 

In August we’re off to a great start!

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Hi and welcome to the FitHab® website.

July was another exciting month of BANHM and working with my personal training clients. One of the best feelings or rewards from my passion in working in the fitness field is to hear all the positive information that my clients have to share with me.

A lots of the things that my clients tell me about the training results can be measured and quantified, while many other benefits from training are just things that are felt and may not be measured or quantified.

That’s the wonderful and powerful positive effects that exercise can bring to all that train safely, efficiently, and effectively, to enhance their quality of life with improving their fitness.

If you are more fit, you can feel better, sleep better, work longer or do things that you like easier, improve mental awareness or alertness, save your life and/or others, do things that you were uncertain about because you were unfit to try before, the list goes on and on.

The benefits of fitness=freedom to you and those around you.

So, my advice for you, yours, and everyone; is to add a little bit of more fitness habits in your life to make you more free, fit, happy, and overcome uncertainties.

My mission is to help clients overcome uncertainties and to build and foster an active lifestyle that leads to making fitness a habit for life.

If you are interested knowing more about the fitness training that I teach, please contact me to make an appointment for a free, no obligation, 30-minute consultation.

Hope to see you and yours at a BANHM event or start individual or small group personal training.

Thanks for your visit.

Be fit and be free.

Luis Torres

See what FitHab® was up to in June.

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Hi and welcome to the FitHab® website.

June was another fun and exciting month for my clients and me. Along with my personal fitness training work, I host the Bay Area Natural Human Movement (BANHM) group on Meetup.com . I am very happy to see that the group has been growing and more members are attending the events.  The BANHM group has two monthly events and is focused on learning and doing MovNat.

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MovNat is a comprehensive physical education and fitness system that is based on our complete natural human movement capabilities, such as balancing, crawling, walking, running, climbing, throwing, catching, lifting, carrying, jumping, swimming, striking, and grappling.

MovNat is an effective, efficient, and adaptive means to train physically and mentally. By doing MovNat, physical competence and practical skills are learned.

MovNat is for everyone and it is scalable to all levels of fitness.

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Bay Area Natural Human Movement is the first group in the San Francisco Bay Area to teach and do MovNat.

I am a MovNat Certified Trainer who graduated from the first MovNat certification course in the world and trained by the founder of MovNat, Erwan Le Corre.

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Our mission is to help members overcome uncertainties and to build and foster an active lifestyle that leads to making fitness a habit for life.

If you are interested knowing more about the fitness training that I teach, please contact me to make an appointment for a free, no obligation, 30-minute consultation.

Hope to see you and yours at a BANHM event or start individual or small group training.

Be fit and have purpose.

What FitHab has to offer.

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Hi and thanks for checking in on the FitHab® website.

At FitHab® I offer many fitness options to serve your goals, needs, and budget. I train clients at their home, office, or a park one on one, but also train groups for 30 to 60 minutes on areas of fitness that need attention and those that the client have as a goal. Some clients may have disabilities (mental and/or physical) and I use what best works for the client. Clients can learn to use conventional exercise tools, like dumb bells, stability balls, machines, bikes, treadmill, TRX Suspension Trainer, Rip Trainer and many other tools. While many of my clients will mix conventional exercise with non-conventional exercise. Or just opt out and do non-conventional exercises like MovNat.

What ever your situation may be, if you are looking to get into better shape to start a family (Pre & Post Natal), getting ready for an event (obstacle course, job readiness exam, or a wedding), sleep better, have less pain, be less depressed or anxious, or just get into the best fitness level of your life; I’m here to offer you the education and training needed to make things happen.

If you are interested knowing more about the fitness training that I teach, please contact me to make an appointment for a free, no obligation, 30-minute consultation.

Gift certificates are available for those who want to give the gift of fitness.

For more information about: FitHab® & Luis

Be fit, free, and have purpose.

 

 

PHA Training and HIIT

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Hi and thanks for checking in on the FitHab® website.

Today I would like to share with you some information that is old, but has been recently contrasted to a highly popular form of training that many know as HIIT (high-intensity interval training).

HIIT has many benefits for healthy individuals, but what would benefit individuals that have elevated blood pressure or clinical pathologies that do not allow them to train at high intensity?

PHA (Peripheral Heart Action) Training can be part of the answer.

PHA training was introduced in the 1940’s by Arthur Steinhaus PhD to keep blood flow circulating consistently during resistance training. The benefits of this type of training compared to HIIT, can be read and seen on a chart from an article in the  IDEA Fitness Journal May 2016 issue.  (I have a copy if you want to read it.) In this issue Doctor Kravitz writes about findings in a 2015 article in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, where the study supports facts that PHA is a valid substitute to HIIT.

If you are interested in the PHA training method, a mix of training methods, or any specific training method or system that I teach, please contact me to make an appointment for a free, no obligation, 30-minute consultation.

Gift certificates are available for those who want to give the gift of fitness.

For more information about: FitHab® & Luis

Thanks for your time. Be fit, have purpose.

April Autism Awareness Month

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Hi and thanks for checking in on the FitHab® website.

Once again, April is autism awareness month. I just want to give thanks, respect, and encouragement to my past and present autistic/Asperger’s clients and to make the community aware of how they benefit greatly from exercise. If you know someone who could benefit from exercise, please contact me for a free consultation. Please watch some of my past and current clients on this video. Thanks for watching.

Get ready to spring into training.

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Welcome to the FitHab® website!

The weather has been nice here in the Bay Area and I have been taking advantage of this to train many of my clients outdoors.

The advantage of training outdoors are numerous.

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My clients reap the benefit of outdoor training, by breathing fresh air, being out of their office or home and enjoying a peaceful and or different environment. Natural light shines on their faces and they become happy and get some vitamin D. Training outdoors allows more freedom to explore many different avenues of fitnes training that are not able to be done in a gym. Training outdoors when possible, allows greater training responses and adaptions to the environmental demands and situational demands that help facilitate some awesome health and fitness benefits. Training outdoors and using the environment and things around you to train (opportunistic training) has greater real world application (practical use) than the stale, monotonous, loud, and distracting environments of gyms. Plus you’re outdoors, like you were a kid and you have lots of fun and don’t have to worry what others think of you or if you fit in. You just be you and get a great workout.

Spring will be here soon, so if you or someone you know would like to be more fit or learn new ways of getting fit and staying fit, FitHab has training service options to meet your goals and needs.

FitHab offers personal one on one training services, small group training, and special needs training.

We offer gift certificates for those who want to give the gift of fitness.

If you or someone you know is motivated and wanting to make fitness their new habit, then look no further. Contact Luis to make an appointment for a free, no obligation, 30-minute consultation.

For more information about: FitHab® & Luis

Thanks. Be fit, have purpose.

Luis Torres

“Let movement be thy medicine and medicine be thy movement.”

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Welcome to the FitHab® website.
Happy New Year!
I hope you and yours had a wonderful Holiday season. With 2016 here, we can make our resolution of becoming more fit a reality.

My goal this year: Is to maintain healthy, to continue to learn, improve areas of fitness that need to be equal to the ones that are optimal, and to continue to share the knowledge of the vast benefits that fitness has to offer to my family, friends, clients, and the community.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”― Hippocrates

So I say, “Let movement be thy medicine and medicine be thy movement.”

It would be an honor and pleasure to meet with you and/or some one you care about and take the first step on improving your and other’s quality of life with fitness habits that work.

FitHab has training options to meet your budget and solutions to meet your fitness needs.

Whether you’re a busy professional, stay at home parent, a weekend warrior, retired, a special needs individual, a mother to be, want to train in small groups, or just someone who wants to make a change in their life; FitHab has fitness habits for you to embrace.

Contact me to set up a free, no obligation, 30 minute consultation to see how we can work together in making fitness a habit.

One more thing. Just wanted to congratulate and thank all my clients for the great work and achievements in 2015

Update: My friend Dan (Featured back in June 2015) has been working diligently on his fitness and we got together for some running mechanics training and he is doing great! Awesome work and stay consistent and persistent in your efforts.

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Get into the FitHab spirit this Holiday Season!

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Welcome to the FitHab® website!

I would like to thank my family, friends and clients for another wonderful year and wish everyone a happy holiday season and the very best for 2016!

If you or someone you know would like to make some changes for the new year in regards to fitness, FitHab has training service options to meet your goals and needs.

FitHab offers personal one on one training services, small group training, and special needs training.

We offer gift certificates for those who want to give the gift of fitness.

If you or someone you know is motivated and wanting to make fitness their new habit, then look no further. Contact Luis to make an appointment for a free, no obligation, 30-minute consultation.

For more information about: FitHab® & Luis

Thanks. Be fit, have purpose.

Luis Torres

 

Summer is over, but “Fall” back into shape.

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Welcome to the FitHab® website.

The summer was very exciting, fun, and fulfilling for my client’s and I. Lots of goals were accomplished and fitness habits improved for all.

If you or someone you know wants to begin a fitness plan and doesn’t know where or how to start, or maybe what you are doing is not working or is causing you injury and/or pain; it’s time we meet and get you started on some fitness habits that work.

FitHab® is a niche personal fitness training service provider that caters to the client’s needs.

I teach natural human movement exercises that are based on MovNat to help improve the full natural human movement capabilities of my client’s. MovNat teaches real word practical movement exercises that can be utilized by all to improve their fitness, wellbeing, and human potential. Along with natural human movement exercises, I utilize equipment like the TRX suspension trainer, TRX Rip trainer, stability ball, bands, and other tools that will help the client to train and improve their fitness.

As a fitness professional for many years, I have an extended background on injury prevention and rehabilitation (hence FitHab… Fit= fitness and Hab= habit and/or rehabilitation).  Educating my clients is vital for rehabilitating and preventing injury while training and in their everyday life activities.

Working with special needs youth and the senior population is part of what I have much pride in doing. I enjoy helping and improving the fitness and lives of all  my client’s and especialy those with special needs or who are seniors.

If you are interested in training and want to learn more about what I can do for you, please read  about me and my services.

Thank you for visiting and I look forward to meeting you or someone you know that can benefit from my services.  Contact me for a free, no obligation 30 minute consultation.

Take good care, be fit and have purpose.