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A Stroke of Fitness - Philly.com

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A Stroke of Fitness
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The show has raised indoor rowing's profile, but in reality the activity has been increasing in popularity since CrossFit hit big with fitness enthusiasts – it is an integral part of many such programs.
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The latest and greatest, mostly on indoor rowing, but also the best bits about on-water rowing, nutrition & health, and marketing that rowing business.
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Teaching Fitness 101. Questions to consider before starting your fitness career

I get a lot of emails and messages from people interested in teaching group fitness full or part time. Since there is such a demand for information, I thought it would be helpful to post some sugge…
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If you're considering certification in indoor rowing or other areas of fitness, these questions will help you decide if it's right for you. 
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Rowing Together to Fight Cancer

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The inspiring story of the work the Mayo Clinic and our own Terry Smythe are doing together to fight melanoma.  Kleenex required! 
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Valentine’s Day Playlist 2016

Valentine’s  Day Playlist 2016 | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Need a Valentine's Day playlist for your indoor rowing workout? We've taken the work out of it and put one together for you.
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Rowing Classes: The Intense Fitness Trend Celebrities Swear By

Rowing Classes: The Intense Fitness Trend Celebrities Swear By | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Rowing Classes: The Intense Fitness Trend Celebrities Swear By
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Indoor rowing is officially a thing!  We knew that a loooong time go, but it's great to see people finally catching on. Watch out, 2016, rowing is the "it" workout this year.
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SkiErg Strategy for a 2K Sprint - UCanRow2

SkiErg Strategy for a 2K Sprint - UCanRow2 | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Get a solid SkiErg strategy to get you through a 2000 meter sprint on Concept2's ski machine. PRs ahead! 
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CRASH-Bs 2016 Mens 40 49 Hwt - Graham Benton World Record

World Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston, MA Mens 40-49 Hwt Race in which Graham Benton set a new World Record of 5:48.3 for the 2000m distance.
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Look inside an indoor rowing race. The intensity at the World Indoor Rowing Championships is something else!

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Did You Know Rowing Works 86 Percent of Your Muscles in 30 Minutes?

Did You Know Rowing Works 86 Percent of Your Muscles in 30 Minutes? | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
There are no “do everything” workouts, but there is one go-to exercise that’s a favorite of elite athletes and coaches alike: rowing.
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"There are no “do everything” workouts, but there is one go-to exercise that’s a favorite of elite athletes and coaches alike: rowing."
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Fitness fads that should fade in 2016

Fitness fads that should fade in 2016 | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Some have been overtaken by new trends, and others should just be retired.

Via Peter Mellow
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On the outs in 2016, big box gyms: "People are demanding better classes, more attention and new concepts, all of which they can find in the boutique studio,” said personal trainer Gerard Burley (a.k.a. Coach G). “The emergence of more and more studios with higher prices are showing that people don’t care about paying a little more for better instruction.”

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Why short bursts of activity boost fitness in the body

Why short bursts of activity boost fitness in the body | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
High-intensity training (HIIT) has become popular with athletes and amateurs and now scientists know why

Via Peter Mellow
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Regardless of your fitness goals (weight loss, competition, general fitness and strength building) high-intensity intervals are an important component of any fitness program.  This article demonstrates why we love to do intervals on the rowing machine.  If you'd like to see examples of rowing interval workouts, check out our workouts page: http://ucanrow2.com/indoor-rowing-workouts/.

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nancercize's curator insight, November 3, 2015 12:45 PM

Get out there and run around the block!

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The Rise of Indoor Rowing, the Next Big Thing in Group Fitness

The Rise of Indoor Rowing, the Next Big Thing in Group Fitness | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Group rowing classes like CityRow and Row House are the next boutique workout craze
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It's great to see the world finally catching on to the joys of indoor rowing. Several studios we know well featured here, including our friends at New York City's Throwback Fitness, where they're certified to teach indoor rowing. Learn more about certification here: http://ucanrow2.com/instructors/

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How to Drive Website Traffic With Instagram

How to Drive Website Traffic With Instagram | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Are you using Instagram to market your business? In this article, you'll discover how to use Instagram to drive traffic to your website.

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Rowing, including the indoor variety, is such a photogenic activity.  It's perfect for Instagram!  Here's a great rundown on how to use this popular platform to promote yourself. 

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David Blundell's curator insight, September 30, 2015 12:47 AM

Really good post that you should read if Instagram is part of your marketing mix . . .

Mery Elvis Mt's curator insight, October 7, 2015 12:54 AM

Instagram es una gran plataforma para atraer tráfico a tu página web

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How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create (in Less Than an Hour a Day!)

How to Promote Every Piece of Content You Create (in Less Than an Hour a Day!) | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Back in the old days of the Internet – that is, the late 90’s and early 2000’s – “build it and they will come” was a fantastic strategy.
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Age Is Irrelevant When It Comes to Fitness

Age Is Irrelevant When It Comes to Fitness | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it

“ Want to continue to crush well into your 80s? Here’s how.”

 

Last February, 59-year-old Ned Overend, aka “The Lung,” aka “Deadly Nedly,” won the first National Fatbike Championships, held in Ogden, Utah. Fat Bike Nats isn’t exactly the Tour de France, but it’s no charity ride, either. Overend had to compete against a field of much younger pros, including former national mountain bike champion Travis Brown, 46, on a tough 19-mile course.

 

It’s tempting to dismiss Overend as a genetic freak, an outlier who defies comparison with the rest of us. He has dominated nearly every sport he’s entered since the early ’90s, from cross-country mountain bike racing to off-road triathlon. But even among the genetically gifted—and many elite athletes are—Overend is unique in his competitive longevity. Which is the reason he’s also one of the dozen or so athletes spotlighted in Joe Friel’s latest book, Fast After 50 (Velo Press), part of a growing library devoted to salt-and-pepper chargers past (and occasionally well past) the half-century mark.


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Our UCanRow2 workouts are designed to achieve exactly what they're talking about here, using the rowing machine and SkiErg to get the heart rate high.  "Friel believes the key lies in intensity—that is, consistently jacking your heart rate into the upper echelons of its potential peak ... all those intervals you did in college? You never should have stopped. If anything, they become more vital as you get older."

 

Go ahead, steal one of our workouts: http://ucanrow2.com/indoor-rowing-workouts/

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Fitness is a State-of-Mind

 

Ricardo Tubino's curator insight, August 31, 2015 12:37 PM

As a Physical Therapist dealing with multiple patients over 60, it is obvious to me that lifestyle has  much to do with how active you will remain into your later years. Active lifestyle leads to fit seniors. And it also my experience that  it is never really too late.

Julianna Bonola's curator insight, September 2, 2015 1:52 AM

Ah ha! So being older can actually be to our advantage - all we have to do is 'do' whatever it is we do, diligently to get great long term results.  Of course that we have more time to 'do' once we retire is the key.  So don't just sit there, get up and 'do' something for your health.

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Sleep and Weight Gain

Sleep and Weight Gain | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
those who slept six hours or less per night had greater weight gain than those who slept seven to eight hours. “These long-term observations support the results of short-term experiments that reduced sleep changes our hunger and cravings for specific foods, especially less healthy, more highly processed junk and snack foods,” he says.
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"those who slept six hours or less per night had greater weight gain than those who slept seven to eight hours. 'These long-term observations support the results of short-term experiments that reduced sleep changes our hunger and cravings for specific foods, especially less healthy, more highly processed junk and snack foods.'” See more at: http://now.tufts.edu/articles/sleep-and-weight-gain#sthash.Efwmnl4q.dpuf
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SkiErg Sprint Starts

Learn the best way to start a piece on the Concept2 SkiErg. Nail your next sprint!
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How a Fitbit May Make You a Bit Fit

How a Fitbit May Make You a Bit Fit | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Millions now have fitness-tracking devices. But are they any use?

Via Peter Mellow
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 Yes, it's true that a Fitbit and its friends aren't likely to transform your weight loss.  Plus they're not great at tracking rowing workouts.  We still like them, though, because they nudge you to keep moving.  And it's that NEAT movement (Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) that just might make the difference when it comes to dropping pounds, especially if you're menopausal. 

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So my Fitbit may not be a complete waste of money, possibly!
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The Best Exercise For Your Age

The Best Exercise For Your Age | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Any kind of exercise is a step in the right direction, but some workouts can be more beneficial than others at different points in your life.

Via Peter Mellow
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Indoor or on-water rowing, combined with weight-bearing activity as we do in our interval workouts, fits the bill nicely here! 
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2016 World Rowing Indoor Sprints - are you in?

Here is a chance for you to compete with people around the world, virtually. Race 1,000m between 11 and 13 March and submit your time to Concept2 logbook. De...
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Test your talent on the rowing machine with a manageable distance, and a global challenge! You'll want to use a racing start to get your best time. Here's how to do that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUl0CRe5cY4
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Inside a Training Session: UCLA Women's Rowing

Visiting a late winter, early spring practice at Marina Del Rey with the UCLA Bruins. Shot with an iPhone 5s. Music: "Radioactive Remix" - Lexblends "Sally" ...
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INDOOR ROWING: Kathy Spurr's quest for fitness leads to top world ranking

INDOOR ROWING: Kathy Spurr's quest for fitness leads to top world ranking | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Halifax's Kathy Spurr set out to regain her fitness about a year ago, and
it didn't take long for the former basketball star to rebound on the world
stage.
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4 Ways Your Workout Should Change After You Turn 40

4 Ways Your Workout Should Change After You Turn 40 | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
Focus on training your functional strength daily, and make sure to stretch, in order to have the best workout as you age

Via Peter Mellow
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We say, keep the high intensity workouts but limit the number you do every week, and be sure to add stretching, balance and functional fitness work, as they recommend here.  

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Steve Anderson's curator insight, January 9, 11:01 PM

She suggests taking up tai chi,Pilates, or yoga, all of which can improve stability;  Really that sounds so girly.

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The Ultimate Internal Linking Cheat Sheet

The Ultimate Internal Linking Cheat Sheet | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
How to create a strong internal linking strategy to boost your SEO efforts and also make the journey through your website as easy as possible for visitors.
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If you've already got a website for your fitness business that's great, and we applaud you for moving beyond just having a Facebook page.  Here are some easy-to-follow tips that will help you pump up that website's muscle. 

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Yoga for Cardio Lovers: 8 Poses to Build Strength

Yoga for Cardio Lovers: 8 Poses to Build Strength | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
If your fitness routine largely consists of activities like running, walking or cycling, you might be missing out on the benefits of resistance training. This yoga-focused workout, which uses body weight and the support of props to enhance muscular strength and endurance, is a great way to introduce this essential component to your training regimen.
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A regular yoga practice is one of the best ways to keep a cardio or weight regime humming along.  Try these basic moves, your body will thank you! 

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Indoor Rowing Basic Course - Cincinnati - RegOnline

Indoor Rowing Basic Course - Cincinnati - RegOnline | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
The indoor rowing revolution has arrived!
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Last chance for indoor rowing certification in the midwest this year! It's our first time in Cincinnati, and we probably won't be back for at least another year. Jump in and get certified to teach indoor rowing classes, or get technique coaching from the experts. 

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Boutique fitness studios growing fast in US - Colorado Springs Gazette

Boutique fitness studios growing fast in US - Colorado Springs Gazette | Indoor Rowing | Scoop.it
NEW YORK
Slim one-room gyms are in, and the low cost of starting them is turning gym rats and workout instructors into entrepreneurs.
There are no Olympic-sized pools, rows of treadmills or steam rooms in these small fitness studios.
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We see this all the time in boutique rowing studios that are opening across the country.  Small-group fitness and high intensity workouts (HIIT) are where it's at!

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