November 2015

Exercises for the Foot Core

"Gray444" by Henry Vandyke Carter - Henry Gray (1918) Anatomy of the Human Body (See "Book" section below) Gray's Anatomy, Plate 444. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons -

“Gray444” by Henry Vandyke Carter – Henry Gray (1918) Anatomy of the Human Body (See “Book” section below) Gray’s Anatomy, Plate 444. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons –



Please join Dr. Jess of Innersport and Press Play for an informative and active foot exercise session on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at Sports Basement Berkeley and Wednesday January 27th at Transports Solano Ave.


For:  Anyone standing, moving, jumping, running, throwing, or playing while on his/her feet.   The exercises will be easy to implement even for those with busy lives. For adults and teenagers.

What:  Foot exercises to rehab and strengthen feet, improve running, squat, sport performance, and prevent injuries up the kinetic chain.

Both Transports and Sports Basement will be generously giving 20% off coupon for those attending!

Why:  The foot and hip are intimately connected and communicate at all times when you are on your feet.  Research and clinical experience has shown us that once an injury occurs to the foot or ankle, the hip is affected.  Unfortunately, the knee is caught in between.  Therefore, we will review foot exercises to keep the foot/ankle, knee, and hips happy.


When and Where:



  • Wednesday, January 27th 7:00-8:00PM:  Transports, Solano – 1559 Solano Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94707


Bring:  Pen and paper or phone with camera/video capabilities, yoga mat and/or towel, and bare feet!

REGISTRATION:  Register here…   You MUST register AND attend to receive all exercises in video format as well as 20% of coupon from Sports Basement and Transports.

Cost:  Free to Sports Basement, Transports, Innersport, and Press Play family and friends!  Grab a friend.  Bring your teammates.  Share.  Tweet.  Spread the word!



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Free Track Workouts

Please join Press Play‘s very own Peter Mendes and purplepatch Fitness for free track workouts at Piedmont Track on Wednesdays at 6AM.  

From purplepatch:  “It is open to everyone – all levels and we will progress throughout the year. We really like to encourage everyone and can modify for all types of runners.”

Who: Open for everyone to attend

Where:   Piedmont High School Track:  800 Magnolia Ave, Piedmont, CA 94611
When:    Wednesdays at 6AM
What: Run workout, speed, drills, technique, strength and conditioning exercises  

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FTP Class in December

Cycling Classes

“I felt so much stronger out there on Saturday than ever before, even though my time may not reflect it (darn flat). I was actually picking off people and passing them up to the end (I do not normally do that). Not only do I think the classes have made me physically stronger, but mentally I was just a lot more confident in what my body could do because of the FTP test.”

We are offering another FTP class:  Thursday December 3rd.  Space is very limited so sign up now!

Why:  FTP (Functional Threshold Power) values are critical to train accurately and evaluate fitness trends.

What:  The test includes a 20-30 minute warm-up with a 20 minute all out effort while we record power and heart rate.  Within a few days we will calculate and provide your FTP zones to use during classes.

When:  Thursday December 3rd at 7PM  Each test is about 1 hour.

Where:  Press Play Performance Lab  1250 Addison St. Suite 102, Berkeley, CA 94702  510-883-1126

Be Prepared:  Please rest 2-3 days before the test for an accurate reading.  This is a tough test and can serve as your workout for the day.

Cost:  $20 a test

Bike Storage:  If you are taking the 7PM test, you are more than welcome to drop off your bike and gear/clothes before work same day.  Please call 510-883-1126 or email to arrange a time.

How:   Sign up here.

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December Performance Cycling Class Promotion

Indoor Cycling Computrainer Class
December Deal!

Just in time for our next two FTP Test Classes, rainy weather, short days, and pre-season prep, we are offering a promotion for our 10-pack pass.  Gift Certificates available!

For the entire month of December, we are offering a promotion for the 10-pack pass for our Indoor Cycling TRAIN WITH POWER classes.   Normally $243, you can get a 10 pack pass for $200.  

How:  Sign up here and use PROMO code:  DECEMBER2015

Code Expires:  December 31, 2015.  Classes do not expire.

Gift Certificates: available just in time for the holidays!  Click here.  

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