Archive for January, 2014

The Perfect Playlist?

Written by RCSC Writer. Posted in Blog

Click the photo to access the full list

Click the photo to access the full list

Let’s face it, sometimes music can make all the difference when it comes to a good workout. So  Spotify and group of sports scientists at Brunel University recently teamed up in order to create the perfect workout playlist by analyzing more than 6.7 million songs to to pick popular hits that supposedly  make you work harder because of their bpm, style, and lyrical content.

Time reported:

“The 20 tracks were placed in a specific order, creating a strategic musical flow: fitness buffs can warm up to Katy Perry’s cheery Roar, dance to the weird country-EDM hybrid that is Pitbull and Ke$ha’s Timber during the high intensity portion, strength train alongside Eminem and Rihanna’s weird tension on The Monster, and finally, cool down with the chilly trip-hop beats of Lorde’s Royals.”

You can check out the full list here. What songs help you get you going? Tell us in the comments.

 

State of the Union Exercise Game

Written by RCSC Writer. Posted in Blog

Image via The Washington Post

Image via The Washington Post

Sure there are plenty of places around the DC area that are hosting drinking games during tonight’s State of the Union, but the Washington Post has come up with a healthier plan:  The State of the Union Exercise Game!

With rules like “Do situps or crunches for the duration of a story told about someone in the audience. Feel the burn.” You’re sure to get the heart rate up, if it isn’t already!

Check out the whole article here. 

Silver Spring Personal Trainer Mike Yuskiw brings Tai Chi to RCSC

Written by Sharon Sellers. Posted in Blog, Meet The Crew, RCSC News

mike - tai chiEmployee spotlight: Personal Trainer Mike Yuskiw! NSPA certified, Mike holds a BA in Chinese and Political Science. He spent 3 years in Beijing, China perfecting his Chinese and martial arts training and we are excited to have his kickboxing and martial arts expertise at RCSC! Join Mike in his Tai Chi Small Group Training class Thursdays, 7:45 to 8:35am.

Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.