“Nothing sets me up better for my day than that feeling of connection with the water and nature. The scene is always changing...Because the Solo 14™ is smaller and so stable, I can go out more often, even on windy choppy days.
(PRWEB) June 17, 2010
Do you ever wonder why rowing machines or “ergs” are available at all good fitness centers? Fitness authorities know that for building stamina and strength while converting calories stored as fat to muscle mass, this machine tops them all. As a balanced, low-impact exercise both the left and right sides of the legs, back and arms work in unison.
The same smooth even action takes place on the water when rowing a real rowing machine such as the revolutionary new slide-seat Whitehall Spirit® Solo 14™ rowing boat. Rowing experience is not needed to master slide seat rowing in a stable recreational rowing boat like this. The basics can easily be learned in a few outings.
This new slide seat rowing boat is helping women to discover that you don’t have to be an Olympian to row. Surprising statistics show women over fifty are the fastest growing demographic in the category of recreational rowing. Perhaps the number one reason for this is that when it comes to turning back the clock on aging, rowing tops them all.
For women the benefits of rowing are impressive. New studies find that rowing can prevent or reverse the disabling condition of osteoporosis. As a weight bearing exercise without joint impact, regular rowing can even help reduce the discomfort of arthritis.
Meet Carol a 53 year old businesswoman from Victoria, B.C. At least four mornings a week she gets up a little earlier and goes for her half hour to forty-five-minute row in her new Whitehall Sprit® Solo 14™ slide-seat rowing boat.
“Nothing sets me up better for my day than that feeling of connection with the water and nature. The scene is always changing.” she said. With each rhythmic splash of her oars she builds muscle while burning 600 calories. Better than jogging! It helps keep her in top form. Each oar stroke powers her closer to her goal as she centers herself for her busy day ahead.
Carols explains “I started out as a racing shell rower. But my shell was not practical for daily use in these waters and I need help getting it in and out of the water. Because the Solo 14™ is smaller and so stable, I can now go out more often, even on windy choppy days. I could never do that with my shell. I don’t need help to launch the boat. It’s light enough to maneuver in and out of he water by myself. I can count on getting out on the water whenever I want.”
Another big plus for Carol is that her husband has begun to enjoy rowing the Solo 14™. And because there’s room for passengers, she’ll be able to take her new granddaughter along for fun when she’s big enough. Neither of which would have been possible with her racing shell.
Best of all on this still, misty morning Carol loves her time alone with her boat and just the rhythm of her breath and her oars for company. Carol leaves the dock feeling limber, centered and strong. She’s now ready for whatever the busy day ahead brings.
For more information on the health and fitness benefits of rowing visit http://www.RowForHealth.com where you’ll find articles and book reviews including Younger Next Year, by Dr. Henry S. Lodge and Chris Crowley, a selection of videos, and a regular Doc Side column by Doctor Jonathan Degnan, an Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine specialist practicing in Knoxville, TN.
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