December 7, 2009 |
Gadgets and machines have become as embedded in the fitness culture as sneakers and sweats. Although it's possible to get a decent workout with nothing more than a couple of dumbbells and a jump rope, high-tech contraptions help exercisers work smarter, not harder. We asked three trainers for their must-have selection and the best ways to incorporate it into a fitness program. Pete McCall, a San Diego-based trainer and exercise physiologist with the American Council on Exercise, chose a heart rate monitor.
July 20, 2012 |
The NFL said Friday that it has not fired nine officiating trainers who refused to train replacement officials, but the league confirmed it did take back the computers and system access of those trainers. "The officiating trainers have not been fired," league spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email. "They are seasonal employees who have decided not to work at this time. We asked for their NFL-issued laptops back so that those who are working right now can use them. " That statement was a response to what trainer Jerry Markbreit, a highly respected retired NFL referee, told The Times earlier Friday.
November 13, 2013 |
In the latest skirmish in a years-long legal battle prompted by the death of a SeaWorld trainer in Florida, a federal appeals court heard arguments in a case challenging a ban on close contact between SeaWorld staff and killer whales. In 2010 at the Orlando park, killer whale Tilikum snatched trainer Dawn Brancheau from a platform and thrashed her around underwater until she died . Federal workplace investigators later cited SeaWorld , saying trainers were exposed to hazards because they were allowed unprotected contact with the killer whales.
March 26, 1998 |
At that point in the wedding ceremony when anyone who had an objection was asked to speak or forever hold his peace, Jenine Sahadi and Ben Cecil had prepared themselves for an unusually long pause while the California Horse Racing Board considered a ruling. Happily for bride and groom, they were informed before the March 14 wedding that the union of two of Southern California's most prominent thoroughbred trainers had withstood an inquiry.
September 24, 2009 |
It was just hours after his boxer's toughest fight, Cris Arreola's winning brawl over Travis Walker last Thanksgiving weekend, when Henry Ramirez stopped being Just Plain Henry. Boxing loves nicknames. So do trainers. Example: Ignacio Beristain is "Nacho." So, in the wee hours of that Nov. 29 night, there was Just Plain Henry, about to acquire a new label. Ramirez is Arreola's longtime trainer. His strategy and decision-making in the corner Saturday night at Staples Center will have a big bearing on whether Arreola can pull off a huge upset against World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
August 28, 1992 |
Trainer Dick Mandella, concerned that his name is being linked to four horse-drugging cases at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park earlier this year, was told in effect here Thursday that he is not under investigation. "I have a new position on all this," Mandella said to the California Horse Racing Board's medication committee. "I have been hearing that I am one of those (trainers) who is suspected. . . . There is no doubt in my mind that I am not in the group.