At 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.
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.
F.A.S.T.E.R. A New Online Virtual Indoor, On-Water Rowing, And Or Ski Erg Coaching Analysis By Jack And John Nunn
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QUESTION: What’s better than getting coached by an Olympian?
ANSWER: Try being coached and having your rowing stroke analyzed by a real Olympic Rowing Coach, John Nunn (1976 U.S. Olympic Men’s Rowing/Sculling Coach).
Written By John Nunn
A primary key to longevity in sports is staying as active as possible throughout your life. If kids start sports at a young age, they become accustomed to regular practices and competition.
As an ambassador of rowing, Owner of two Roworx Centers In Long Beach, son of an Olympic Rowing Coach Father and Olympic Bronze Medalist, I have been in very close association with Concept 2 it has been an adventure coaching and training many people how to row with proper technique.
On November 25th 2012 I will be participating in my 3rd Full Distance Ironman in Cozumel, Mexico. After a brief rest from completing two international Ironman competitions in 2008 Nice, France and 2009 Florianopolis, Brazil I wanted something to train for again in order to keep driving myself into competition.
Even fitness buffs can have an off day. Here’s how to stay motivated, no matter what life throws at you.
There are many things that come up during the day that can distract you from your workout. You’re too tired, too hungry, too stressed, or just don’t have the time. Maybe you’re bored with your workout or progressing too slowly. Your favorite class is too overflowing with people or your favorite fitness machine is down for repairs. Your injured or sick in one way or another.
If you would have asked me 10 years ago that he was going to operate and own a fitness center in Long Beach I would have said ‘that’s crazy.. no way.’ I was always motivated through sports in one way or another and I loved the variety in which I could participate in most any sport. At one time in high school I was playing club soccer, Ice hockey, and rowing all in the same year. I had always dreamed about being paid to work out and compensated in one form or another. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a Communications major and minor in business hoping that I would write in a magazine or newspaper for a sports page. Funny how things turn out 🙂 When I moved home from the U.S. National Rowing Team In 2005 I was ‘burned out’ of the same fitness routine I had been doing for the last 15 plus years in rowing. I started teaching indoor cycling classes in order to change my routine and get myself back to a fitness regiment in order to be honest with my workouts. I had always trained on my own but I found that when training with a group there was an amazing feeling of high energy and consistency while exercising. Not only does it keep you honest with your workout but the sense of the group workout adds an effective high energy fat burning workout you won’t find anywhere else!
Ever since I could remember, I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps as an Olympian. My father, John Nunn, won a bronze medal in rowing at the 1968 Olympic Games held in Mexico City. He was also the Head Coach for the Men’s Olympic Rowing Team for the United States in the 1976 Olympic Games held in Montreal.
John Nunn: 64′ Cornell University Hall Of Fame Inductee, 68′ Olympic Bronze Medalist , 76′ Olympic Rowing Coach, 7-Time Marathon Runner, Father Of Five Children, And My Hero!
Since Wikipedia is not giving my father much love in the description of highlighting his rowing career among many other accomplishments he has achieved throughout his life I would like to take this opportunity to write a bit more on his behalf and add to his lifetime achievements.
Sharing Jack Nunn’s Experience From A 4 Day Rowing Camp That Featured Four Olympic Gold Medalists…And More!!! (Part 3 of 8)
This camp was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to meet the best of the best in the sport of rowing, especially in the singles event. The singles event is known in the world of rowing to be the toughest of all rowing events and respected by other sports as being one of the hardest things to master. To be the best in the world in the single is like being Superman in my eyes. There are 8 Parts to this Blog simply because each one of these athletes has had such a tremendous impact on the world of rowing and beyond. I want to share my experience with each of these great rowers. Part 3