How to Become INVINCIBLE!

I’m so pleased to announce two workshops on topics I’m most passionate about professionally and personally… running and cycling.   Over the past 14 years as a medical provider, I have traveled (Germany, England, Saskatchewan, and all across the US) , studied, shadowed, and learned from the best to gain better skills and techniques in treating runners and cyclists.  Through our various technologies and lab quality equipment, we have been able to test and perfect running and cycling technique cues and exercises to pass on to athletes.

Two workshops in one day… ideal for the runner, the cyclist, and the triathlete!

Cost:  $50 PER clinic  Both clinics:  $100   Payment in full reserves your spot.  SPACE IS VERY LIMITED!    Payments accepted:  cash, check, visa.

When:  Saturday, Sept. 10th

Running:  10:00am-12:30pm

Cycling:   1:30pm-3:30pm

Where:  InnersportPress Play:   1250 Addison St. Suite 102, Berkeley, CA 94702

Sign up:   Sign up online here!   If taking both clinics, please sign up for both individually.

Disclosure:  No refunds, but transfers accepted.  SPACE IS VERY LIMITED so sign up early!




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Instructor Spotlight: Austin McInerny


Photo by Judy Cahill

Meet our Wednesday evening instructor Austin McInerny!

Austin joins Press Play Lab as the Executive Director of NICA, playing an integral role in bringing mountain biking for student-athletes across the United States, starting with Northern California.  He brings to our classes 30+ years of cycling, indoor cycling instructor, head coach of a cycling team, and marshalling races.

Join us Wednesday evenings for a 6:30PM indoor cycling class and meet one of our local cycling heros.    To sign up for a class, click here.


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Finding Your Ideal Race Weight


Now vs. Later


Training to lose weight or losing weight for your training? Some find themselves in this vicious cycle. Getting your priorities straight when it comes to weight lose and performance is a key issue for many athletes. Join Nutritionist, Anna Foletta to hash out the details around your race weight.


Topics to be covered: 

  • Determining Your Race Weight
  • Attaining Your Race Weight
  • Maintaining Your Race Weight
  • Off Season Weight
  • Carb vs. Fat Burning Strategies
  • Fuel & Recovery
  • Supplements


What: 60-minute seminar including Q&A

When: Wednesday, February 10 at 7PM.

Where: Innersport Chiropractic and Press Play Lab   1250 Addison St. Suite 102, Berkeley, CA 94702  510.883.1126

Sign up:  Space is limited.  Click here to sign up.

Anna specializes in sports performance, hormone balancing and gut management. She has been an athlete her entire life, ranging from softball, to triathlon to ultra-running.

Find Anna at:

Facebook: PoweredbyFoletta

Instagram: PoweredbyFoletta

Pinterest: PoweredbyFoletta

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Saturday 2-Hour Class with Pro Triathlete

Indoor Cycling Class

El Nino’s got nothing on us!  We hear it’s going to be on and off rain for the next week so we added a class to help you adhere to your off-season training plans and at the same time create a calorie deficit for all the holiday parties this weekend.

AND… we have a special guest leading the class…  Erika Erickson

Please join us this Saturday for a 2-hour computrainer class with Pro Triathlete and 2x collegiate nationals individual overall champion from Cal Berkeley, Erika Erickson.  

Erika Erickson is finishing her PhD in plant biology at UC Berkeley in May. She was first introduced to triathlon in 2010 when she moved to California, and began racing as a pro in 2012 after winning the Age Group ITU World Championship (W25-29) in 2011.  She raced with the Cal team for 4 years, and won two collegiate nationals individual overall titles as a Cal Bear.  

When:   Saturday December 19th, 2015  8:00AM to set up your bike.  8:15AM prompt start. Class ends at 10:15.

Where:  Press Play Performance Lab and Innersport, 1250 Addison St. Suite 102, Berkeley, CA 94702

Sign-up:  Click here to sign up for the class.  If you are not a member, yet, you can get a full week’s trial membership for $20.  Also, we have a promotion going on for the month of December.  $43 off the 10 pack!  Use Promo code DECEMBER2015 to get the discount for the 10-pack.

Questions?  Email Dr. Jess!

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Exercises for the Foot Core

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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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Ride the Course! Vineman 70.3

Vineman 70.3

Racing Vineman 70.3 and want to preview the course without spending an entire day in Russian River?  We are hosting a “Ride the Coursecomputrainer class this Saturday at 8AM.   Our software will simulate the course, automatically adjusting the power to account for the hills and flats.  Get your AERO on and have no surprises race day!

  • Preview the course
  • Train with power
  • Have no surprises race day
  • Computrainers automatically change power to mimic course
  • Space VERY limited
  • Sign up here!

What to Bring/Do:

  • extra skewer if you have one
  • extra tubes (in case you flat) –  check your rear tire for glass before you arrive
  • all nutrition and water/drinksIndoor Cycling Class
  • arrive 15 min early to set up your bike (7:45AM)
  • your bike, shoes, kit
  • post ride recovery shake
  • your enthusiasm!

Standard class rates apply- $27 for drop in.  You may use your 10 class pass or monthly membership pass for this class.


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Bike to Run Transition Clinic

Dynamic Measurements

TT fitting

This Wed, February 11th at 7PM, we will present the last clinic of our Cycling Science Seminar Series.   We dedicated this last clinic to triathletes wishing to avoid losing time during the bike to run transition.

During the clinic you will learn:

  • factors that influence the run-off-the-bike transition
  • bike fit and how it affects the runner
  • running mechanics after cycling
  • what you can do to make it less painful
  • stretches and exercises to help with the transition
  • equipment necessities for a quick transition
  • tips and tricks in T2

RSVP through Eventbrite.  All proceeds go to a local charity getting kids on bikes.  Please spread the word and share with friends!

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