Roworx November Newsletter 2010

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How you will continue to lose weight this holiday season!

Growl, the holidays are here and we all know what that means! Parties, alcohol, food, sweets, treats and everything that makes us merry!

This year I encourage members seeking weight loss to keep their goal in mind. We will not eliminate the joyful items above we will simply remember that to much of any of them will deter us from our goal!

In this newsletter you will find some great new additions to Roworx like Personal Training, you will find some great weight loss tips for the season and some awesome NEW email options!

Click here to sign up for the Holiday Concept 2 Challenge November 25th!

Our goal is 50+ members for this challenge!

Regarding the Fall Challenge

Jack Returns to Swoop’s World Radio Wednesday Night!

swoop's-world-facebookJack returns to Swoop’s World Radio Wednesday night for another interview with Swoop and Peter. Jack returns to the long Beach studios this time to join his good friend U.S. Olympics Gold Medalist & 9/11 Ground Zero responder Jason Read.

Jason and Jack will join Swoop’s World Radio to give lowdown on their friendship, the sport of rowing and Jason’s experiences on 9/11.

Of course conversation will cover the long and difficult road Jason travels as he trains for a third Olympics in what some have referred to as one of the toughest most competitive sports in the world.

After Chemo, The Ironman!

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Clayton Treska by Team Treska

To give you an idea of how crazy this story seems imagine doing a Full Distance Ironman while undergoing treatment for stage 4 cancer. I read Lance Armstrongs book in college “It’s Not About The Bike: My Journey Back To Life,” as Lance talks about his fight to survive Brain, Lung, and Testicular cancer from a hospital bed. Clayton Treska meanwhile is fighting cancer during chemo treatments by competing in an Ironman!!! I myself have completed 2 Ironman’s. One in Nice, France in 2008 and the other in Florianopolis, Brazil in 2009 and I remember crying in pain and filled with emotion while just trying to finish both races.

While reading Clayton’s story yesterday in the paper I had a whole new appreciation for life! Thoughts of my Ironman experience came full circle as tears came from my eyes once again. Clayton is fighting for his life, a true hero, and someone we should all look up to!

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October Newsletter Roworx

group-rowing-classes-featureHappy October Roworx Members!

I have some fun and exciting news for the month of October! Great new tools have been added to the fitness program to ensure maximum results on your body toning!

Read on for customized class descriptions, news and the new tools!

The Concept 2, Simply The Best Rowing Machine In The World!

U.S. Marines, Extreme Athletes…. Even Astronauts Use The Concept 2!!!

CONCEPT2 IS BUILT MARINE TOUGH…

Before I write about my 2nd segment on my 8-Part series. I wanted to discuss how great the Concept 2 Rowing machine really is considering that the second person I will be writing about has the current World Record for a 2000 meter race on the Concept 2. Rob Waddell (2000 Olympic Gold medalist in the single sculls and current Overall World Champion Record Holder for having the FASTEST time EVER for a 2,000 meter race on a Concept 2 Rowing Machine… 5:36). No matter what anyone says, the fact is every single Olympic/National Rowing Team around the World uses the Concept 2 rowing machine for endurance training and physical testing. It is by far the best and most reliable rowing machine on the market. Here are a few other programs and organizations besides the rowing world that use the Concept 2.

usmc-logo CONCEPT2 IS BUILT MARINE TOUGHUS Marines Utilize Indoor Rower as Part of “Combat Conditioning” Program

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The Marine Corps War Fighting Laboratory (MCWL) has partnered with Concept2 to put its Marines to the ultimate fitness test. Captain Justin Jordan from MCWL is currently working with Marines from Camp Lejeune, NC, to test a new form of fitness training called “Combat Conditioning.” To help determine which fitness program is the most effective training tool, the Marines are using the Concept2 Indoor Rower.

“Performance on the Concept2 Indoor Rower will give a strong indication of a Marine’s physical preparedness,” said Captain Jordan. “By comparing scores on the rower before and after a Marine goes through our conditioning programs, we can test the effectiveness of each regimen.” Traditionally, athletic testing is assessed by a regimen of running, sit-ups, and pull-ups.

Vegetables and Fruits: Get Plenty Every Day

“Eat your fruits and vegetables” is one of the tried and true recommendations for a healthy diet. And for good reason. Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you ward off heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure, prevent some types of cancer, avoid a painful intestinal ailment called diverticulitis, and guard against cataract and macular degeneration, two common causes of vision loss. Read the Harvard School of Public Health article.

Exercise May Be A Better Prescription Than Medicine

exercising Better Prescription Than MedicineFew medicines work as well as exercise

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates about three-fourths of older adults are sedentary.

By Jane Glenn Haas
The Orange County Register

We all know we’re supposed to exercise, to move our muscles and be strong.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates about three-fourths of older adults are sedentary, despite informative articles insisting activity helps prevent many related ailments, from coronary artery disease to cognitive decline.

Dr. Sheldon Zinberg, founder of the Nifty After Fifty workout centers, insists people are reluctant to put a name to their problem:

What Can Exercise Do For You?

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Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity

You know exercise is good for you — but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, find out how exercise can improve your life.

By Mayo Clinic staff

Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than old-fashioned exercise.

The merits of regular physical activity — from preventing chronic health conditions to promoting weight loss and better sleep — are hard to ignore. And the benefits are yours for the taking, regardless of age, sex or physical ability. Need more convincing? Check out seven specific ways exercise can improve your life.

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Rowing Can Be Used As Part of Your Training at Any Age

Woman, 94, dedicated to workouts

senior-rowing Woman, 94, dedicated to workoutsby Elaine McMillion
For the Daily Mail
Charleston Daily Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va.–Helen Lee firmly grips the handles of the rowing machine with both hands as she wiggles her small, white Easy Spirit sneakers onto the feet stirrups.

She takes a deep breath and pulls her elbows back by her sides, her hands to her midsection.