July 2, 2004: Headlines: Music: Exercise: Compfit: While volunteering as a teacher in Africa for two years, Eric Wilson gained new perspective on health and fitness

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While volunteering as a teacher in Africa for two years, Eric Wilson gained new perspective on health and fitness

While volunteering as a teacher in Africa for two years, Eric Wilson gained new perspective on health and fitness

While volunteering as a teacher in Africa for two years, Eric Wilson gained new perspective on health and fitness

Exercise Physiologist
Eric Wilson has more than 16 years experience in the health and fitness field. An athlete and assistant strength conditioning coach during his college days, Eric culminated years on the playing field by completing his MS in Exercise Physiology from The American University, DC in 1992. Since then, Eric has worked with back rehabilitation patients, aging adults, and sedentary individuals.

While volunteering as a teacher in Africa for two years, Eric gained new perspective on health and fitness. This led him to create the Comprehensive Lifestyle Plan (CLP). CLP is designed to bring ones awareness towards exercise, nutrition, stress management, body awareness, and overall balance. This plan is guided by the simple principle: "If you move your body...your body will continue to move you."

Musician
After a 25 year break in music Eric began to play percussion instruments again shortly after returning from Africa. Over the past 7 years Eric has studied with numerous teachers from West Africa and Latin America in bringing the same comprehensive approach he uses with exercise to help him create his music. Eric offers his percussion skills at parties in the Seattle area encouraging guests to take part in learning drum rhythms and trying different African and funk dance movements. Eric released his first exercise CD, Fitness Rhythms, in 2004.

Drumming Parties
Eric is available for drumming parties. Eric will provide drums, and other fun percussion instruments to help spice up any type of party. Your guest will have a ball learning drum rhythms and dance moves that will energize the party into the day or night. Call for more information.


About Fitness Rhythms
Featured in the Seattle Times
Click here to read the article!

A portion of the proceeds will go to
the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
for Breast Cancer.

Fitness Rhythms: excercise CD by Eric Wilson
CD Artwork by Kilian Wicks

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Track 4 Clip
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Track 5 Clip
The idea for this workout CD came to Eric about four years ago as he was jogging with a friend around a local lake in Seattle. He had just left a drumming event and thought about how motivating it would be to have some of those same rhythms to help him set his exercise pace and stay motivated throughout his workout. Four years later, and with overwhelming support from the Seattle community, Eric released his first motivational exercise CD, entitled Fitness Rhythms.

A 60-minute web of polyrhythmic beats intertwined with rich instrumentation, Fitness Rhythms leads you on a journey of movement providing you the energy you need to start and complete your workout. You may simply listen to the music as you exercise or you can follow the timely placed verbal cues which assist you in relieving stress, maintaining a positive focus, and challenging yourself to a higher level of fitness.

Determining Your Maximum Heart Rate (MHR)
The most widely used method over the past several decades has been to take the constant 220 and subtract your age. This gives you an idea of the number of times your heart can beat per minute, working itís hardest (MHR). With this number you can determine your workout heart rate (for each level) by multiplying MHR by the percentages represented in each level located in the CD insert. Using the above formula will provide you with only an estimate MHR and undergoing a stress test with your cardiologist would provide a much more accurate number. Having a sub-maximal test done by an exercise physiologist/trainer can also provide you with a more personalized program. You can use the Perceived Exertion Chart (see CD insert) and the vocal cues at the beginning of each level to assist you in determining your intensity level during your exercise.

I would like to give many thanks to all the musicians who contributed to this project. You can see their bioís and hear their music by visiting their web-site link on the musicianís page.

A special thanks to:

* Dr. Jessica Stone, University of Washington, Spring Marketing class 2003
* Mark Clem, Soul Kitchen Studio
* Kilian Wicks, Graphic Design
* Community Capitol Development, Alice Davis and Linda Koenes
* LunaWorks, Inc.
* All of my clients, friends, and family.




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