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Work Out Smarter, Not Harder With Performance Testing

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (January 26, 2011) – The old phrase “No pain, no gain” is a thing of the past. You can work out smarter, not harder, and achieve your goals in a shorter period of time. To help you get on the right track, St. Anthony’s sports medicine experts will share tips during “Work Out Smarter, Not Harder,” a free sports medicine lecture on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Carillon Outpatient Center.

Steven Masley, MD, Family Medicine and Jay Downing, MS, ACSM-HFI, certified personal trainer, will be on hand to discuss the benefits of professional analysis and how performance testing can help you reach your goals. Performance testing using state-of-the-art equipment like competitive athletes use is now available at the Carillon Wellness Center.

The performance test measures a person’s maximal oxygen uptake while at exercise levels. It is the criterion measure of aerobic power in athletes and shows at what heart rate the person’s anaerobic threshold (AT) occurs. Knowing the heart rate at which your AT occurs allows you to systematically train leading to enhanced athletic performance for faster times, improved recovery and avoidance of overtraining.

To register, call (727) 953-9127 or visit The outpatient center is located at 900 Carillon Parkway, off of Ulmerton Road, near Feather Sound in St. Petersburg.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and is the first and only faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. As St. Anthony’s celebrates its 80th year in 2011, the hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 195 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at


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