Rowing – The Ideal Form of Exercise

There are many ways to exercise, but of all of them rowing is one of the best overall.     Rowing combines the best of aerobic and anaerobic exercise in a low impact movement pattern that is safe and effective for anyone from the unfit to the highly conditioned athlete. If you want to give indoor rowing a try (outdoor rowing aka sculling is also excellent but requires access to a rowing shell and lessons on how to use it!) the best type of rowers use air or water resistance.   The best known brand is the Concept 2 Rowing Ergometer which is the indoor rower used by the vast majority of…
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Finding your Purpose for Fitness!

Most people starting a fitness program seek to find motivation externally through a program, device, coach or trainer.    Unfortunately this never works!    Motivation to get through the hard work necessary to change your lifestyle so that you can achieve and maintain higher levels of fitness and health has to come from within you! No coach or trainer can motivate you – they can only help you find your motivation or purpose.      If you talk to 100 different people starting a fitness program and ask them what their goals are you will hear some very consistent responses such as lose weight and tone up, get ripped, sleep better, have more energy,…
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New Club Programs Launch Checklist

Without an effective launch process and strategy any new program will fail!   It is important to have a formal process in place to evaluate, plan and then execute effective program launches including a detailed timeline with tasks, responsibilities and dates to insure that a new program is successful. There are several key areas to consider for any new program launch: What is the Market for the new program? Who is the ideal customer for this program (age, sex, profile, member, non-member)?   The more specific and clearly defined the better! Why will this particular program appeal to this group? What is the “elevator speech” about this program?   A short description that…
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Tips for Effective Ski Conditioning

In order to design an effective ski conditioning program the first task is to understand the key physiological requirements of skiing ski specific: Strength Balance/Stability/Kinesthetic Awareness Speed Muscular Endurance Cardiovascular Endurance Flexibility What is Ski Specific Strength? Ski specific strength requires strength of the key muscles used in skiing and the right type of strength relative to the specific muscular contractions required in skiing.    The key muscles include the Quadriceps (front of thigh), hamstrings (back of thigh), Gluteals (hip musculature), inner thighs, outer thighs, calves, core musculature, low back, shoulder, back, and arms.    These muscles will use all three contraction types: Concentric (muscle shortening to project force externally), Isometric (static…
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The Incredible Benefits of Grounding – Walking Barefoot on the Ground!

Anyone with small children knows they want to try to ditch their shoes every chance they get – but if you think about this a little you will probably realize that you feel better when you can walk around barefoot.   This is particularly true when you can walk directly on the ground safely such as walking on the beach.  Researchers have begun to unravel why being barefoot directly on the ground can in fact be very good for your health! Your immune system functions well when your body has an adequate supply of electrons, which are easily and naturally obtained by barefoot contact with the Earth. Research has shown that…
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Rowing – The Ideal Form of Exercise

There are many ways to exercise, but of all of them rowing is one of the best overall.     Rowing combines the best of aerobic and anaerobic exercise in a low impact movement pattern that is safe and effective for anyone from the unfit to the highly conditioned athlete. If you want to give indoor rowing a try (outdoor rowing aka sculling is also excellent but requires access to a rowing shell and lessons on how to use it!) the best type of rowers use air or water resistance.   The best known brand is the Concept 2 Rowing Ergometer which is the indoor rower used by the vast majority of…
Read More

Finding your Purpose for Fitness!

Most people starting a fitness program seek to find motivation externally through a program, device, coach or trainer.    Unfortunately this never works!    Motivation to get through the hard work necessary to change your lifestyle so that you can achieve and maintain higher levels of fitness and health has to come from within you! No coach or trainer can motivate you – they can only help you find your motivation or purpose.      If you talk to 100 different people starting a fitness program and ask them what their goals are you will hear some very consistent responses such as lose weight and tone up, get ripped, sleep better, have more energy,…
Read More

New Club Programs Launch Checklist

Without an effective launch process and strategy any new program will fail!   It is important to have a formal process in place to evaluate, plan and then execute effective program launches including a detailed timeline with tasks, responsibilities and dates to insure that a new program is successful. There are several key areas to consider for any new program launch: What is the Market for the new program? Who is the ideal customer for this program (age, sex, profile, member, non-member)?   The more specific and clearly defined the better! Why will this particular program appeal to this group? What is the “elevator speech” about this program?   A short description that…
Read More

Tips for Effective Ski Conditioning

In order to design an effective ski conditioning program the first task is to understand the key physiological requirements of skiing ski specific: Strength Balance/Stability/Kinesthetic Awareness Speed Muscular Endurance Cardiovascular Endurance Flexibility What is Ski Specific Strength? Ski specific strength requires strength of the key muscles used in skiing and the right type of strength relative to the specific muscular contractions required in skiing.    The key muscles include the Quadriceps (front of thigh), hamstrings (back of thigh), Gluteals (hip musculature), inner thighs, outer thighs, calves, core musculature, low back, shoulder, back, and arms.    These muscles will use all three contraction types: Concentric (muscle shortening to project force externally), Isometric (static…
Read More

The Incredible Benefits of Grounding – Walking Barefoot on the Ground!

Anyone with small children knows they want to try to ditch their shoes every chance they get – but if you think about this a little you will probably realize that you feel better when you can walk around barefoot.   This is particularly true when you can walk directly on the ground safely such as walking on the beach.  Researchers have begun to unravel why being barefoot directly on the ground can in fact be very good for your health! Your immune system functions well when your body has an adequate supply of electrons, which are easily and naturally obtained by barefoot contact with the Earth. Research has shown that…
Read More

Rowing – The Ideal Form of Exercise

There are many ways to exercise, but of all of them rowing is one of the best overall.     Rowing combines the best of aerobic and anaerobic exercise in a low impact movement pattern that is safe and effective for anyone from the unfit to the highly conditioned athlete. If you want to give indoor rowing a try (outdoor rowing aka sculling is also excellent but requires access to a rowing shell and lessons on how to use it!) the best type of rowers use air or water resistance.   The best known brand is the Concept 2 Rowing Ergometer which is the indoor rower used by the vast majority of…
Read More

Finding your Purpose for Fitness!

Most people starting a fitness program seek to find motivation externally through a program, device, coach or trainer.    Unfortunately this never works!    Motivation to get through the hard work necessary to change your lifestyle so that you can achieve and maintain higher levels of fitness and health has to come from within you! No coach or trainer can motivate you – they can only help you find your motivation or purpose.      If you talk to 100 different people starting a fitness program and ask them what their goals are you will hear some very consistent responses such as lose weight and tone up, get ripped, sleep better, have more energy,…
Read More

New Club Programs Launch Checklist

Without an effective launch process and strategy any new program will fail!   It is important to have a formal process in place to evaluate, plan and then execute effective program launches including a detailed timeline with tasks, responsibilities and dates to insure that a new program is successful. There are several key areas to consider for any new program launch: What is the Market for the new program? Who is the ideal customer for this program (age, sex, profile, member, non-member)?   The more specific and clearly defined the better! Why will this particular program appeal to this group? What is the “elevator speech” about this program?   A short description that…
Read More

Tips for Effective Ski Conditioning

In order to design an effective ski conditioning program the first task is to understand the key physiological requirements of skiing ski specific: Strength Balance/Stability/Kinesthetic Awareness Speed Muscular Endurance Cardiovascular Endurance Flexibility What is Ski Specific Strength? Ski specific strength requires strength of the key muscles used in skiing and the right type of strength relative to the specific muscular contractions required in skiing.    The key muscles include the Quadriceps (front of thigh), hamstrings (back of thigh), Gluteals (hip musculature), inner thighs, outer thighs, calves, core musculature, low back, shoulder, back, and arms.    These muscles will use all three contraction types: Concentric (muscle shortening to project force externally), Isometric (static…
Read More

The Incredible Benefits of Grounding – Walking Barefoot on the Ground!

Anyone with small children knows they want to try to ditch their shoes every chance they get – but if you think about this a little you will probably realize that you feel better when you can walk around barefoot.   This is particularly true when you can walk directly on the ground safely such as walking on the beach.  Researchers have begun to unravel why being barefoot directly on the ground can in fact be very good for your health! Your immune system functions well when your body has an adequate supply of electrons, which are easily and naturally obtained by barefoot contact with the Earth. Research has shown that…
Read More

Rowing – The Ideal Form of Exercise

There are many ways to exercise, but of all of them rowing is one of the best overall.     Rowing combines the best of aerobic and anaerobic exercise in a low impact movement pattern that is safe and effective for anyone from the unfit to the highly conditioned athlete. If you want to give indoor rowing a try (outdoor rowing aka sculling is also excellent but requires access to a rowing shell and lessons on how to use it!) the best type of rowers use air or water resistance.   The best known brand is the Concept 2 Rowing Ergometer which is the indoor rower used by the vast majority of…
Read More

Finding your Purpose for Fitness!

Most people starting a fitness program seek to find motivation externally through a program, device, coach or trainer.    Unfortunately this never works!    Motivation to get through the hard work necessary to change your lifestyle so that you can achieve and maintain higher levels of fitness and health has to come from within you! No coach or trainer can motivate you – they can only help you find your motivation or purpose.      If you talk to 100 different people starting a fitness program and ask them what their goals are you will hear some very consistent responses such as lose weight and tone up, get ripped, sleep better, have more energy,…
Read More

New Club Programs Launch Checklist

Without an effective launch process and strategy any new program will fail!   It is important to have a formal process in place to evaluate, plan and then execute effective program launches including a detailed timeline with tasks, responsibilities and dates to insure that a new program is successful. There are several key areas to consider for any new program launch: What is the Market for the new program? Who is the ideal customer for this program (age, sex, profile, member, non-member)?   The more specific and clearly defined the better! Why will this particular program appeal to this group? What is the “elevator speech” about this program?   A short description that…
Read More

Tips for Effective Ski Conditioning

In order to design an effective ski conditioning program the first task is to understand the key physiological requirements of skiing ski specific: Strength Balance/Stability/Kinesthetic Awareness Speed Muscular Endurance Cardiovascular Endurance Flexibility What is Ski Specific Strength? Ski specific strength requires strength of the key muscles used in skiing and the right type of strength relative to the specific muscular contractions required in skiing.    The key muscles include the Quadriceps (front of thigh), hamstrings (back of thigh), Gluteals (hip musculature), inner thighs, outer thighs, calves, core musculature, low back, shoulder, back, and arms.    These muscles will use all three contraction types: Concentric (muscle shortening to project force externally), Isometric (static…
Read More

The Incredible Benefits of Grounding – Walking Barefoot on the Ground!

Anyone with small children knows they want to try to ditch their shoes every chance they get – but if you think about this a little you will probably realize that you feel better when you can walk around barefoot.   This is particularly true when you can walk directly on the ground safely such as walking on the beach.  Researchers have begun to unravel why being barefoot directly on the ground can in fact be very good for your health! Your immune system functions well when your body has an adequate supply of electrons, which are easily and naturally obtained by barefoot contact with the Earth. Research has shown that…
Read More

Rowing – The Ideal Form of Exercise

There are many ways to exercise, but of all of them rowing is one of the best overall.     Rowing combines the best of aerobic and anaerobic exercise in a low impact movement pattern that is safe and effective for anyone from the unfit to the highly conditioned athlete. If you want to give indoor rowing a try (outdoor rowing aka sculling is also excellent but requires access to a rowing shell and lessons on how to use it!) the best type of rowers use air or water resistance.   The best known brand is the Concept 2 Rowing Ergometer which is the indoor rower used by the vast majority of…
Read More

Finding your Purpose for Fitness!

Most people starting a fitness program seek to find motivation externally through a program, device, coach or trainer.    Unfortunately this never works!    Motivation to get through the hard work necessary to change your lifestyle so that you can achieve and maintain higher levels of fitness and health has to come from within you! No coach or trainer can motivate you – they can only help you find your motivation or purpose.      If you talk to 100 different people starting a fitness program and ask them what their goals are you will hear some very consistent responses such as lose weight and tone up, get ripped, sleep better, have more energy,…
Read More

New Club Programs Launch Checklist

Without an effective launch process and strategy any new program will fail!   It is important to have a formal process in place to evaluate, plan and then execute effective program launches including a detailed timeline with tasks, responsibilities and dates to insure that a new program is successful. There are several key areas to consider for any new program launch: What is the Market for the new program? Who is the ideal customer for this program (age, sex, profile, member, non-member)?   The more specific and clearly defined the better! Why will this particular program appeal to this group? What is the “elevator speech” about this program?   A short description that…
Read More

Tips for Effective Ski Conditioning

In order to design an effective ski conditioning program the first task is to understand the key physiological requirements of skiing ski specific: Strength Balance/Stability/Kinesthetic Awareness Speed Muscular Endurance Cardiovascular Endurance Flexibility What is Ski Specific Strength? Ski specific strength requires strength of the key muscles used in skiing and the right type of strength relative to the specific muscular contractions required in skiing.    The key muscles include the Quadriceps (front of thigh), hamstrings (back of thigh), Gluteals (hip musculature), inner thighs, outer thighs, calves, core musculature, low back, shoulder, back, and arms.    These muscles will use all three contraction types: Concentric (muscle shortening to project force externally), Isometric (static…
Read More

The Incredible Benefits of Grounding – Walking Barefoot on the Ground!

Anyone with small children knows they want to try to ditch their shoes every chance they get – but if you think about this a little you will probably realize that you feel better when you can walk around barefoot.   This is particularly true when you can walk directly on the ground safely such as walking on the beach.  Researchers have begun to unravel why being barefoot directly on the ground can in fact be very good for your health! Your immune system functions well when your body has an adequate supply of electrons, which are easily and naturally obtained by barefoot contact with the Earth. Research has shown that…
Read More