Adequate back strength and stretching is an important counter to the push-pull motion of indoor rowing. The bridge pose will also help ease out any tightness in your hips and hip flexors, which can also take a hit from extended time on the rowing machine.
If your health club’s biggest challenge is keeping members, studies show that long-term members are more likely to participate in group exercise than new members.
There's nothing quite like the group environment to get people moving, build community and keep people coming back so they get results from their fitness efforts. Indoor rowing, of course, is a great place to start in our view.
It’s an exciting time to get to know Instagram. The popular photo-sharing app is fun, simple and growing—Instagram has more than 300 million users and sky-high user engagement levels. And for marketers, it’s an especially interesting time.
We LOVE Instagram for fitness marketing. It feels fresher and more relaxed than Facebook or pretty much any of the many other social platforms we're on. From how we're working out to what we're eating to life on the road, it's much more of a look inside UCanRow2 than you'll see anywhere else. We also love having the ability to interact directly with our followers and other posts - and posters - we like. Follow us at UCanRow2 if you want to check us out!
SCW Fitness Education CEO Sara Kooperman spoke about group fitness and personal training trends to watch for in 2015 and 2016 during a digital presentation with members of the Gold's Gym Franchisee Association.
"The reason (fitness brands like CrossFit and Tabata Bootcamp) are so successful is because the consumer can walk in and know what they're going to get," Kooperman said. "They want consistency and quality. They don't want somebody's individual class."
"You'll never have sex again if you look like that!" screamed the personal trainer. His abuse was targeted at a woman who had made the mistake of entrusting him to help her exercise.
This story came from a client of clinical psychologist Louise Adams. "She was in pieces after that comment. It took her weeks to recover," Adams says.
This anecdote is just one of many examples that confirmed what Adams, who runs a weight management clinic, has long suspected. People don't avoid exercise because they don't like exercising. They avoid it because they don't like their bodies - and they fear the way other people will judge their bodies.
You can’t make it to the gym every day, and let’s face it, some days you don’t even want to. It’s snowing, raining, butt cold, broiling hot, or you’ve got a sick kid or you simply don’t feel like it. We get it, we’ve been there.
The benefits of yoga are obviously well-known. We like it too in combination with rowing for either a totally Zen workout or a nice balance of high- and low-intensity.
Low-intensity workouts could be done on-and-off the machine, where you would do the yoga moves then get into the Zen of the flywheel on the erg. If you're planning on a higher intensity erg session we recommend starting there and ending with the yoga . Music can help you strike a consistent chord so think about some appropriate yoga-ish tunes for your erg warmup, for example.
If you want to check out some of our fave classes look for our master instructor Angela Hart and her RowFlow class at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA outside Washington, DC. Or if you're in South Carolina don't miss Laura Caylor's Row-Ga class at Greenville Indoor Rowing. She's certified in indoor rowing, Row-Ga (created by Angela) and yoga.
A consensus statement published last month in the British Journal of Sports Medicine recommended that people in desk jobs aim initially for two hours of standing or light walking each day, gradually building to four hours of nonsedentary activity during the day.
CrossFitters are alwaCrossFitters are always looking to improve performance by working on weaknesses. (At least that’s what they should be doing.) Rowing is most likely one of them. Why is rowing a part of CrossFit anyway?
Excellent technique cues that all CrossFitters -- and all indoor rowers -- should take to heart.
Maybe you're convinced you shouldn't lift weights because you prefer not looking like The Hulk. Maybe you figure you just wouldn't like it, since you're not one of those CrossFit types.
We hate to be confrontational about it, but frankly, you're wrong. Despite a prevalent allegiance to cardio machines for things like weight loss and overall health, strength training not only builds muscle but can prevent disease, improve mood and -- really! -- help you lose weight.
Here are 13 smart reasons to include a little work with the weights into your fitness repertoire.
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