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Chris Keith

I am a personal trainer / nutritionist from San Diego California. BOOTCAMP 619 is the original fitness boot camp here in San Diego. I have been a personal trainer for 15 years and love what I do very much.
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Hurts So Good by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training If you decide to move from running “just for fun” to competitive running circles, you are going to have to learn how to live with pain. Though it may not sound like “fun ... Read on »
Pre-Race Preparation by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Whether you are participating in a marathon or just preparing to race yourself against your best time, it is important to properly prepare. Without thoughtful groundwork ... Read on »
Speed Bumps by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Running is a sport of endurance. While time can be important if you are competing, remember that the most important thing is to make it to the end of your race. An inju ... Read on »
Walking Isn’t Always Wimpy by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Now that you have started running, you just don’t want to slow down. However, if you are gearing up for a race or marathon, walking can actually improve your time if you ... Read on »
Warning s for All Runners by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Even the youngest, healthiest runner can encounter some complications that can occur from training in certain extreme conditions. As we mentioned in the previous article ... Read on »
Running in the Heat by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training If you are just starting out on your new running habit, it will be summer before you know it and you will be in full swing with your new running addiction. San Diego summe ... Read on »
Getting Ready for a Big Race by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training There are three basic phases one can follow to get ready to take part in their first race. By devoting time to each phase, you can be prepared for the challenge. These ph ... Read on »
What Are Our Core Muscles? by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Core muscles are a group of muscles that make up our trunk, they are the center of our body‘s strength. They include the abdominals, obliques, lower back, pelvic floor and ... Read on »
Fast Twitch / Slow Twitch: Which Twitch Are You? by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training You have become hooked on running. You were born to run. But were you born to run fast or far? Sprinters and distance runners are obviously different, but what causes ... Read on »
The Wall by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training You have heard it said many times… “I was running along just fine for the first part of the race, and then I hit ‘the wall.’” For runners, “the Wall” is the point somewhe ... Read on »
Aerobic versus Anaerobic Exercise: What’s the Difference? by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training “Aerobic” and “Anaerobic” are two words often thrown around when talking about exercise. If you are new to fitness or even just like working out at the gym, it is importa ... Read on »
Rest Periods: The Easy Day and the Hard Day by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Most people are familiar with the basic concept of fitness improvement. If you want your muscles to grow stronger, bigger or faster, you need to make sure they are challen ... Read on »
Basic Kettlebell Swing by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training The Kettlebell swing is a basic Kettlebell exercise that will build strength, power and endurance in the hips, legs and core. This exercise can benefit anyone looking f ... Read on »
Encouraging a New Running Partner by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Many people think of running as a solitary sport – the lonely runner out on the road pounding the pavement with just his thoughts to keep him company. Maybe that is what i ... Read on »
Getting Started on a Running Program by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training I recently competed in the Carlsbad Half Marathon and am gearing up for several more running events in the near future. I have found BOOTCAMP 619 has been a great motiva ... Read on »
Kettlebells for Full Body Conditioning by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Kettlebells have gained much popularity and sparked the interest of many fitness enthusiasts as of late. However, the Kettlebell, which originates from Russia, has been ... Read on »
How to Become a Runner by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Though running started to become a more popular sport for athletics in the 60’s and into the 70’s, it’s certainly nothing new. Human beings have been running for survival ... Read on »
Stretching to Help Back Pain by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Back pain is a chronic complaint of many people. This is often caused by stress on a weakened muscle system. It can be caused by trauma, injury or postural stress. Pain ... Read on »
Michelle Mackler - Fitness Manager at BOOTCAMP 619 by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Michelle was born in Hawaii, yet has spent most of her years in San Diego. She became involved in competitive sports at an early age. It was at this time she began to ... Read on »
Neck Stretches for Pain and Tension Relief by Chris Keith Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training As you may imagine, the neck and shoulder area is an intricate system of muscles that not only works to move the head, but also aids in the movement of the arms and areas o ... Read on »