Archive for June, 2014

Cantaloupe is Awesome – Trust Us

Written by RCSC Writer. Posted in Blog, Wellness Bites

cantaloupe melonOK, admit it, you’ve been there. In your effort to make healthier choices you have at one time or another substituted those fries for a side of fruit, only to be disappointed when you received nothing but cantaloupe. Don’t be sad! Cantaloupe, which are actually in season right now, are full of awesome nutrition!

Cantaloupes contain:

Fiber – Helping you to feel full

Potassium: Prevents muscle cramps, been known to help control blood pressure, regulate heart bean and prevent strokes.

Folate:  Promotes healthy growth and maintenance of cells, and for you mothers-to-be, helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects.

Vitamin C:  Known to protect against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, and eye disease. Plus – it’s awesome for your skin.

Carotenoids: antioxidants that are known to help prevent some forms of cancer and heart disease. They are also known to help with your vision.

Vitamin A: Also good for vision, a healthy immune system, and cell growth.

Plus…. 1 cup contains only 53 calories. So, go ahead and order that side of fruit, it’s worth it.

Rock Creek Sports Club – Powerhouse of Power Lifting!

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

Push Pull competition 2014 Congratulations to the Power lifters of Rock Creek Sports Club!

 Four Rock Creek Sports Club employees and three members competed in the USAPL Colosseum Push/Pull Challenge Saturday, June 14, 2014, with spectacular results!  Held in Columbia, MD, RCSC participants broke personal records and walked away with four medals!

 Personal Trainer, Devin Knox

 A strength and conditioning specialist at Rock Creek Sports Club, this was Devin’s third power lifting competition and his first without a weight belt.  With a personal best of 529.1 lbs in the deadlift and a 352.7 bench, Devin earned a gold medal in his weight class!

Personal Trainer, Zach Tolchin

For his second power lifting competition, Zach went 6 for 6 of his lifts. He had a personal best of 468.5 for the deadlift and a personal best of 270.1 for the bench press. Zach also performed his lifts without a weight belt.

Personal Trainer, Robert Giles

Competing in his third competition, Robert earned a silver medal in his weight class, completing 5 of his 6 lifts!  His winning deadlift was 523.5 and his bench was 308.5.

Front desk staff, Emily Karl

Competing for her first time, Emily completed 5 of her 6 lifts!  After months of training with Devin, Emily was able to pull in a personal best of 253.5 for the deadlift.

Member, Ashleigh Kling

Ashleigh is Devin’s sister, power lifting runs in the family! Ashleigh not only won the gold medal in her weight class but also broke the Maryland state record for the deadlift with a lift of 325.2!

Member, Kristy Lang

Competing for the second time, Kristy won the silver medal for her weight class!  She pulled a 319 for the deadlift and pushed 132 for the bench.

Member, Kevin Severs

Also competing for the second time, Kevin hit personal bests of 512 in the deadlift and 265 on the bench.

Once again, congratulations for a very successful competition! We are very proud of the hard work and focused dedication that these Rock Creek Sports Club employees and members demonstrated to reach their goals and achieve these results.

Rock Creek Sports Club Personal Trainer Robert Giles Recognized for Excellant Teaching Skills

Written by RCSC Writer. Posted in Blog, RCSC News

Robert1-217x300We are very proud and excited to share some very excellent news!

As some of you may know Robert Giles, one of our personal trainers here at Rock Creek Sports Club is also a History teacher and football/baseball coach at John F. Kennedy High School. It comes to no surprise to us, that his students love him as much as his clients do, and he was recently awarded the Best & Brightest award from NAACP Montgomery County, Maryland Branch in recognition of your partnership and dedication to the students of Montgomery County,

“I was completely shocked and surprised,” Giles said. “My students wrote numerous letters on my behalf without me knowing, and my principal did as well.”

Giles said he has known he wanted to be a teacher since middle school – and became more inspired during high school thanks to two of his teachers whom he also wanted to recognize — Mr. Engram and Mr. Wolinski.

“I was always taught by mother how important education is and I just wanted to help anybody who wanted to learn,” he said.

Despite his busy schedule coaching and teaching at the high school, Giles also continues to pursue his other passion, fitness, here at Rock Creek Sports Club as a personal trainer. And though it may not seem like it at first, teaching and personal training actually have a lot in common he explained.

“In both careers you are teaching people,” Giles said. “[Students and clients] have to feel comfortable with you and feel that they are being pushed, but they also have someone to fall back to if they need it. Fitness has always been a huge part of my life and I loved working out and helping people get in better shape, so I figured I might as well make it a second career since I loved it so much.”

Congratulations on your award Robert!

Move Well Fit Academy holds CPT classes at Rock Creek Sports Club

Written by Sharon Sellers. Posted in Blog, RCSC News

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Obtain your personal trainer certification!

Rock Creek Sports Club is proud to be the training ground for Move Well Fit Academy! Move Well Fit Academy has partnered with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to provide training and education to aspiring fitness professionals in Washington, DC area who are seeking the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification. This 80-hour, 8-week NASM CPT Prep Course will prepare one for this highly-regarded certification. Move Well Fit Academy is the only area personal training certification program that combines the certification program with an 80-hour prep course that includes weekly hands-on instruction. This hands-on instruction is what makes the difference between just reading the material in the book and truly understanding and experiencing the material.

About Move Well Fit Academy

Move Well Fit Academy was founded by Maurice Williams, a highly respected personal trainer in the Washington, DC area. Maurice holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Elon University and a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Adult Fitness from Ohio University. He has been in the fitness industry since 1996.

Class days and times

The next class starts June 20th and runs until August 15th. There is an 80-hour course online that includes 16 to 24 hours of hands on learning at Rock Creek Sports Club every Friday from 2-4pm. Go to www.movewellfitacademy.com for more information and to register.

“Tales from our Near Future Book” Signing with Jackson Coppley!

Written by RCSC Writer. Posted in Blog, Member Highlights, RCSC News

Join us at Rock Creek Sports Club on June 23 from 5-7pm for a “Tales from our Near Future Book” Signing with Jackson Coppley!

talesJackson Coppley has always loved to tell stories.

“”I used to make up stories for my kids when they were little,” Coppley says. “And when I was dating my Ellen, I use to call her in the evenings and tell her stories over the phone.”

With all these stories and ideas bouncing around in his head, since he can remember, Coppley knew that someday he wanted to write when he could find the time.

Now that time as come! We’re excited to announce that Copley, a Rock Creek Sports Club Member, has recently published his first book, “Tales from our Near Future.” 

Tales from our Near Future is a collection of three stories, which Coppley categorizes as “Techno Romance” and asks the question “What happens when the age of high technology encounters the human need for love?”

Coppley — whose career included a top-secret clearance working in tech with national security and the military — says he has often speculated about where we were in technology, where we are going, and how it will affect people.

“I think about how quickly we can Google information,” Coppley explains. “How that affects our nature at a conversation at party, or from a privacy view point — knowing everything about someone.”

Coppley is excited about the release of “Tales from Our Near Future,” and is eager to get started writing his next book, starting with trip to Italy that will include some time for research.

For Coppley, any day that he sits down and writes something, (he tries for at least 1,000 words on a daily basis), he says he knows it’s going to be a good day.

“I like the writing part the best,” he explains. It’s a pleasure. When I start writing, it’s like the story starts telling itself to me.”

To learn more:
http://www.jacksoncoppley.com/
Purchase Tales of the Near Future
Purchase the Kindle version of Tales of the Near Future