FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
International Fitness Assn (IFA)
12472 Lake Underhill Rd, #341
Orlando, FL 32828
Contact: Chuck Krautblatt 800-227-1976
web site: http://www.ifafitness.com
IFA ANNOUNCES WALK DON'T RUN FOR MAXIMUM FAT LOSS
Orlando, FL (February 4, 2000) The International Fitness
Association. An online Fitness Training Center, IFA announced
today that the best exercise for losing fat is walking.
According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM),
the ideal heart range for fat burning is between 50% and 60% of
the maximum heart rate. It is generally believed that the harder
you work, the more fat you will lose. This is a misconception.
Fat burning occurs during aerobic exercise. Heart rates above
80% of the maximum become anaerobic in nature and therefore
use a system of energy that does not utilize fat.
Aerobic classes that keep the heart rate at the higher end become
anaerobic and therefore do not burn fat. Ideally, walking at
around 4 mph keeps the heart rate at around 50% to 60%. Walking
can be done everyday and for many more hours per day than running
or other high impact exercises without the associated impact
injuries. Walking at 4 mph burns 80% of the fat that running
does on a per mile basis.
IFA provides a completely free Automated Personal Training
Service including a body fat calculator. Also, free is a
comprehensive training manual entitled "Fitness ABCs" for
online reading or download.
IFA's website hosts sports specific training, frequently asked
questions on general fitness, and a list of related fitness
links. The IFA also offers a comprehensive online testing and
certification program for Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainersfor
"Most people know more about their cars than the vehicle they
travel in the most ... their bodies. We're dedicated to changing
Chuck Krautblatt, President of IFA, is a certified Aerobics
Instructor and Personal Trainer teaching Step Aerobics and
Cardio Kickboxing at the University of Central Florida in
Orlando. He is also the Executive Producer of "Chuck's Body
Shop" a TV pilot fitness show produced for the Chicago
For more information about the IFA or to get a free Cyber
Trainer workout visit the web site at http://www.ifafitness.com
or contact Chuck Krautblatt at 800-227-1976.
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