Eugene, OR (PRWEB) December 1, 2006
Sharon Good spends a lot of time in the swimming pool -- when you are a world-class triathlete, it comes with the territory. Lap after lap, she is preparing for her next race, but instead of swimming she is using a technique known as deep-water running.
AquaJogger® (http://www.aquajogger.com), a company based in Eugene, Oregon took note of Good's achievements with deep-water running and has offered to endorse her with an equipment and financial sponsorship.
Deep-water running is not new, although it is to Good who has been using it for just over a year. "I became injured, and my physical therapist directed me to stop running on the road and rehab with the AquaJogger® Buoyancy Belt. I only run once a week, and the rest of my workouts are in the pool."
The AquaJogger® Buoyancy Belt, invented in 1987, floats Good at shoulder level in deep-water. With head and neck above the surface, she can breathe naturally and perform various training drills.
"My results have been astonishing." Good continued, "I have won dozens of overall female titles in both triathlons and road races over the last year including the Regional Long Course Championship Triathlon in Miami."
The win in Miami qualified Good for a Team USA appearance at the Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in Australia held last month.
Although often underutilized in athletic training circles, competitors who use deep-water running gain a competitive edge because they can rehabilitate from injury while remaining active.
Lew Thorne, CEO of AquaJogger® says, "The benefit of training in the water is that it is low-impact. Distance runners can simulate marathon-like distances without inflicting damage on their bodies. This is the kind of training that can re-launch careers and lengthen athletic life-span."
Good's story could not underscore this point any better. "I continued to keep my fast pace, beating high school and college girls. I am 35!" Most recently, she had cartilage repaired in her knee due to an old injury. This injury would have been detrimental to most careers, but Good's use of water running got her back on the pavement.
The AquaJogger® is also useful for treating obesity, maintaining fitness levels and treating various health conditions including fibromyalgia, arthritis and diabetes. In fact, Thorne believes that almost anyone can benefit from water exercise in one form or another.
Good couldn't agree more when she recommends the AquaJogger® to others, "I am continuously asked what workouts I do for running, and my response is my AquaJogger®. Most peoples' mouths drop in disbelief. But the results prove it!"
AquaJogger® is a division of Excel Sports Science, Inc. Our company is about improving health, fitness and sports performance through water running and exercise.
John Moore, Director of Public Relations
Steve Bergstrom, VP Sales and Marketing