Top 5 Ways To Prevent Stress Fractures, Sprains, And Strains

 My goal is to run and train for a marathon this year

… Sound familiar?

This is probably the most common statement I hear from individuals who are looking for a new year’s resolution in order to get them moving again and working out. This can be a very invigorating and motivating goal to attain. However, most people end up training too hard while not listening to their bodies and in the process get stress fractures, sprains, and strains.

Exercising With An Injury

The idea of exercising while being injured is generally a bad idea because you can always make the injury worse. However, for active people and athletes training daily, the effects of resting or being inactive for an extended period of time can lead to a rapid loss of strength and endurance.

Jack Nunn Is The 2013 Masters Athlete Of The Year

jack 11Published On The US Rowing Website, The 3rd Annual Golden Oars Event Broacher, And The Long Beach Grunion/Gazette November, 2013

Jack Nunn’s Long Beach, Calif., rowing and fitness training center, Roworx, was doing well until the economic downturn began cutting into his business. Nunn operated two locations, one inside the Long Beach Rowing Association boathouse and at a second location in a warehouse in downtown Long Beach where he taught indoor rowing and indoor cycling. When he started, his business called Power House Fitness and as he began to lose clients he decided that the way to bring them back was to do something inspiring. So he began training for an Ironman competition. Nunn is the son of 1968 Olympic bronze-medalist John Nunn, and rowed at Long Beach Juniors, the University of California at Berkeley, the United States Under 23 National Team, and the United States Senior National Team.

School News Roll Call And LBJC: Logan Carter Displays Hard Work And Determination

school news loganPublished In The Oct-Nov 2013 Issue Of The Long Beach School News Roll Call And Written By Jack Nunn, Owner Of Roworx Indoor Rowing Classes, Boot Camp, And Yoga At The Long Beach Rowing Association.

Coming into the sport of rowing, Logan Carter had no idea what to expect. Many great rowers have some illustrious family history within the sport. In Logan’s case, all he knew was that rowing meant water. But once he started rowing, he dove right into the whole experience head first. Under the guidance of his coaches, Val Stepanchuk, Nick Trojan, Thomas Graves, Logan improved his training regimen, including correct weight-lifting technique, beneficial erg workouts, and cross-training exercises with Jack Nunn from Roworx Indoor Rowing And Fitness. Through countless hours at the boathouse, he earned a spot in the Men’s Varsity Quad with the Long Beach Junior Crew and an opportunity to compete at US Rowing Youth National Championships.

Good Fat vs. Bad Fat

Throughout the following blog I will display another reason why there is yet another good reason to start an exercise program. There are new scientific research studies that prove exercising throughout the day can modify the activity in which a fat cell is stored in the body. The two different kinds of fats in the body are easily described as ‘white’ fats and ‘brown’ fats.

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Powerhouse Fitness Is Now ROWORX Indoor Rowing!

roworx 1At ROWORX we have the high quality and quantity of highly trained fitness professionals with us. Over the last couple years we have had at least 5 different Olympic Rowers teach our indoor rowing classes at Powerhouse Fitness. This is what ROWORX strives for, excellence in fitness and nutrition. Most trainers/instructors have qualified certifications but only a few have the actual high level of fitness experience to really get you motivated to train and be at your best.

phfit-logo[1]I have always believed you need to practice what you preach and in fitness if I have an overweight trainer guiding me through a workout I’m not going to be motivated at all. If I had an Olympian training me I would be honored and encouraged to work harder than I ever thought possible.

Knowing what it takes to become an Olympian and being involved with the National Team for any sport is incredible. In my opinion the amount of hard work and training it takes to be recognized to be on the U.S. National Team is still harder than completing all 3 of my Full Ironman competitions combined. The difference is you have to qualify yourself to be recognised as the best.

Many trainers will do an extreme competition just to say they did it and anyone can sign up. Being an Olympian, the few and far between, and having the honor to be trained by one is a chance of a lifetime. Take that opportunity and train with us at ROWORX in Long Beach and see what everyone is talking about.

Small Group Specialized Training With Roworx vs. The Big Gym And Other Personal Trainers

Roworx Flyer 1It’s becoming personal and these days it’s the battle of the fitness centers … Big Gym vs. Small Gym!

I came across something very interesting the other day as I was walking around Long Beach. Several larger fitness centers offering low membership prices but with an added extra cost for classes. Over the past 10 years of being involved in the fitness industry in California I’ve noticed smaller gyms and fitness centers gaining more and more popularity. Specialized workout centers such as my own (Roworx) are opening their doors to inviduals who want a better workout and more qualified instructors. I realize that even though I am a small business owner going head to head with bigger more commercialized gyms I am no way giving a biased opinion…just an honest one. I want to lay down the facts for people who compare our prices and our facilites. I am here to state the facts and the pros and cons of becoming a member at either facility. You can make the decision yourself on what you think is best or ‘worth’ your time as you exercise.