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The Working Body

  • 510-286-8100

  • 399 Grand Avenue

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September 3, 2020 Preston's Garage Gym Opening

By now I am sure you’ve heard that the Working Body is closing its doors. This is a transition for all of us, and I will miss working alongside the WB team. But one thing the pandemic has taught me is how to be flexible and find new ways to continue doing what I love to do. So, I am pleased to s...

August 28, 2020 Preston Ray Fitness hooks up with Dos Four to bring you Strength Endurance #6

Listening to music while exercising does not just relieve boredom, it can help improve the quali...

June 8, 2020 Summer Training for Youth

As a father of two children, I am keenly aware of how frustrating our current situation can be fo...

May 16, 2020 Strength Endurance Video 4

We all know that stress can lead people to seek out unhealthy food. And during a crisis like the ...

May 5, 2020 20-Minute Strength Endurance workout 3

Hello everyone, Trust that you are coping with the fact that we are going to be “sheltering in...

April 27, 2020 Strength Endurance #2

Hello all, I hope you are continuing to stay safe, healthy, and sane as we make our way throug...

April 13, 2020 20 minute home workout video

Like everyone else, the recent Covid19 pandemic has left me searching for new ways to live my lif...

January 29, 2020 Public Declarations for Big Gains

2019 was one of the best years of my life. We closed on a home. Vacationed every other month. Con...

October 19, 2019 Get the Results You Want: Three Methods for Strength Training

Have you ever considered why you might not be physically creating the strength gains or “look” yo...

October 1, 2019 Sometimes Abstinence is the Best Policy

Let me tell you a little story about what occurred last Friday in Jack London Square. I was with ...

September 5, 2019 The Top 10 Habits That I “Borrowed” From Others.

This quote is what PRF is all about. Why do you think I write these blogs, attend conferences, ...

August 14, 2019 Wanna Work Out While Traveling? Here's a Full Body Resistance Band Workout

Wanna work out while traveling? Here's a full body workout you can do easily and effectively w...

August 12, 2019 Five Truths For Losing Weight

Want to know my honest opinion? Going through the process of losing weight SUCKS! I believe it is...

May 15, 2019 The Best Way to Train Your Body Without Weights

When most of us think about the words “strength training,” we envision an exercise being done wit...

February 28, 2019 Breathe better

In today’s fitness industry, I find that there are far too many ultracrepidarians. An ultracrepid...

January 16, 2019 5 Ways To Be More Vulnerable in 2019

The beginning of the new year has been somewhat traumatizing for me. I am suffering from jolts of...

October 26, 2018 What my new title, Master Trainer, means for YOU!

What my new title, Master Trainer, means for YOU! After nearly eight years in the health a...

July 27, 2018 5 Mistakes The Best 50-75-Year-Old Athletes Never Make

Yes! 50-75 years olds are athletes.  They are fitness athletes, lifestyle athletes, and competiti...

June 20, 2018 THE BEST DYNAMIC WARM-UP!

Let’s face it; we are not spring-chickens anymore. We should spend more time using physio balls a...

April 1, 2018 UPPER BODY FOAM ROLLING EXERCISES!

As Promised...  Here Are Your Upper Body Self Myofascial Release Exercises. As we discussed in...

March 11, 2018 Got Fascia? Foam Roll it!

Got Fascia?  Of course, you do and so does everyone else in the world... Fascia is the term us...

January 21, 2018 5 Exercises to Do in Your Office

Are you sitting there hunched over, in front of your computer, cranking out that last spread shee...

January 4, 2018 5 Tips for Business Professionals Who Want To Lose Weight and Get Stronger

Put Yourself First. “You are worthless to your colleagues, friends, and family if you do not v...

December 2, 2016 Onward

Onward is the story of Howard Schultz, CEO and Chairman of Starbucks Coffee Company. In this book...

December 2, 2016 Money: Master the Game

Inspired by the Academy Award winning documentary, Inside Job, a documentary that explains the gl...

December 2, 2016 New Functional Training for Sports

New Functional Training for Sports is the most functional (purposeful) book I have ever read on s...

December 2, 2016 The Reality Check

­ Dr. Heidi Haavik of New Zealand comes from a family of doctors. Her parents were doctors and...

October 31, 2016 Eating Animals

If you enjoyed Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, you will enjoy Eating Animals just as much o...

October 31, 2016 The Wow Book

Todd Durkin has been called the Tony Robbins of the fitness industry. Wow! And “wow” just happ...

October 29, 2016 The Omnivore's Dilemma

Omnivore’s Dilemma has taught me more about the food I eat than any other book I have ever read. ...

August 1, 2016 The Happiness Project

Ever since I read Better than Before, I have been saying to myself and others that its author, Gr...

August 1, 2016 Good Foods, Bad Foods

Good Foods, Bad Foods by Judith A. De Cava is a book about the benefits of whole foods and the ef...

August 1, 2016 Angela Davis, An Autobiography

The Autobiography of Angela Davis is the story of a most intriguing little girl who grew up in Bi...

June 17, 2016 Your Time is Now

“Confidence is shunned in our society. It is not popular to get up and say, ‘HELL YES! I’m good e...

June 17, 2016 Whole Body Barefoot

What if I told you that I read an incredibly funny book that is sophisticatedly written, based on...

June 17, 2016 How Winning Works

Teamwork as a topic might seem boring, but not when a world-class extreme race competitor like Ro...

June 7, 2016 Can You Go?

Can You Go? Seems like a straightforward question, right? Well, that is why I am such a fan of th...

June 7, 2016 The Power of Broke

Daymond John has accomplished a lot in his life. He founded a clothing line that ended up being w...

June 7, 2016 Total Money Makeover

Total Money Makeover was a total money surprise for me. I thought that I understood debt and cred...

June 7, 2016 Barefoot Strong

My first introduction and fascination with barefoot running/training came from reading about the ...

June 7, 2016 Journey Fitness

Travis Barnes had an unfortunate childhood. He was abandoned by his dad, and raised by a horrible...

June 7, 2016 Better Than Before

In her best-selling book, Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin has done a masterful job researching...

June 7, 2016 Treadside Manner

Is art or science more important when it comes to being a personal trainer? Are you better off kn...

February 14, 2016 League of Denial

League of Denial by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru is such a great book that you don’t have ...

February 14, 2016 Kettlebell Simple & Sinister

If “God is in the details” is a way of expressing that details are important to any task one acco...

February 14, 2016 The Inner Game of Tennis

Have you ever noticed that you talk to yourself when you practice or play most sports? Mostly on ...

February 14, 2016 The Way of the Champion

Mixing his personal experience as a sports psychologist with lessons from Sun Tzu’s, The Art of W...

February 14, 2016 The Game of Life and How to Play

Written in 1925, The Game of Life and How to Play by Florence Scovel Shinn, is an old school book...

February 13, 2016 The Talent Code

As a personal trainer/coach, much of my work deals with helping people look better, feel better a...

February 12, 2016 Drive

I love Daniel H. Pink’s book Drive because it provided me with some solid reasoning as to why my ...

November 19, 2015 The Impact Body Plan

The Impact Body Plan by Todd Durkin, M.A., C.S.C.S. “The Impact Body Plan” is a 10-week total...

November 19, 2015 Talk Like TED

“TED is where brilliant people go to hear brilliant people share their ideas" said Oprah Winfrey....

November 19, 2015 Sh*t My Dad Says

“People are always trying to tell you how they feel. Some of them say it outright, and some of th...

November 19, 2015 Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney

As the largest single site employer in the world with 59,000 employees, 25,000 acres of land, 32 ...

November 19, 2015 Influence

Influence by Robert Cialdini Having read many outstanding sales books during my 10-year corpo...

November 19, 2015 Every Day Is Game Day

Best suited for elite performers who want to take their athleticism to the highest level, “Every ...

November 19, 2015 212: The Extra Degree

212: The Extra Degree by Sam Parker I must admit that I was a little disappointed when 212, b...

October 5, 2015 The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

A highly touted book by The New York Times and Oprah Winfrey, “The Short and Tragic Life of Rober...

October 1, 2015 Now, Discover Your Strengths

“Learn your top 5 mental strengths/talents and see what greatness is upon you.” Today’s mess...

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