Archive for October, 2015

VersaClimber – Now at Rock Creek Sports Club!

Written by RCSC Writer. Posted in Blog, RCSC News

VersaClimberWe are so excited to announce that Rock Creek Sports Club is now home to a VersaClimber!

What’s the big deal? Well, this awesome piece of workout equipment mimics climbing a steep wall, hill, or mountain,  working against gravity, giving you a total body workout while increasing aerobic capacity.

Don’t worry if you think it sounds too tough, because the VersaClimber can be adjusted to for all levels of fitness and age groups, allowing you to walk, jog, step, or sprint vertically at various strides and speeds.

Just check out this video to learn more, and for some tips for getting started. And, as always, we are happy to show you how it works, just ask at the front desk the next time you come in!

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In other exciting news at the gym, tomorrow we will be installing a Filtered Water Bottle Refilling Station! In an effort to be more green, we wanted to provide an alternative to plastic throw-away water bottles and cups.

FUNDRAISER for Footwork: The International Podoconiosis Initiative

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

footphotoPlease join us for a FUNDRAISER on Monday, November 9th 2015 for Footwork: The International Podoconiosis Initiative.

8:30-10:30 am and 5:30-7:30 pm

Meet Wendy Santis, a RCSC member and Executive Director of Footwork, and learn about “podo”.

footphoto2Podoconiosis, “podo”, is a form of elephantiasis or swelling of the lower leg triggered by prolonged exposure to certain minerals in red clay volcanic highland soils. The disease is widespread in more than 15 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Podo is both preventable and treatable. Footwork is active in Ethiopia, Uganda and Cameroon.  Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS SHOES, is one of Footwork’s biggest supporters. 

Refreshments will be served. Donations accepted through Footwork’s website, cash or check.

Learn more at www.podo.org
Twitter: @PodoDotOrg
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PodoDotOrg

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Gino, Devin and Ashleigh at USAPL Raw Nationals!

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

powerliftingBest wishes for a successful competition at the 2015 USAPL Raw Nationals to Gino Panamino-Castro, trainer Devin Knox (of Knox Power Company) and Devin’s sister Ashliegh!

Gino lifts tomorrow (Oct. 15), Ashliegh lifts Friday (Oct. 16) and Devin hits the platform Sunday (Oct.18).

Follow the events with this link to live streaming: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/usa-powerlifting.html

Member of the Quarter: Joff Pincher

Written by RCSC Writer. Posted in Blog, Member Highlights, Member of the Quarter

Zach and Joff 1When it comes to making positive changes in your life, it really helps to have a good attitude, and anyone here at Rock Creek Sports Club will tell you that Joff Pincher has one of the best.  With his upbeat personality — along with his hard work and outstanding progress— Joff was an easy choice for our Rock Creek Sports Club Member of the Quarter!

Joff tells us that there was a time he would have described himself as very fit, but after taking 10 years off from exercising, he decided to join Rock Creek Sports Club back in February to shed some weight and get healthy. Or as he joked, “I wanted to get fit enough to get fit.”

Joff, who’s a 52-year-old stay-at-home dad with twin 4-year-olds, says he was also looking for ways to combat diabetes, and he had read that strength training would be very beneficial.  So in addition to joining the gym, he also signed up to work with RCSC Personal Trainer, Zach Tolchin .

Joff works out with Zach twice a week now, focusing mainly on strength training, such as squatting. In addition to these sessions, with guidance from Zach, Joff also works out on his own 2-3 times a week, with free weights, plus some cardio work.

It’s paying off.

Since joining in February, Joff has lost 45 pounds, reduced his medication to 10% of what it was, and his blood pressure has dropped.

“If you pick up a 45-pound dumbbell, or plate, it’s a lot of weight,” Joff says enthusiastically. “ I had a made-to-measure suit and it simply doesn’t fit anymore. I told Marc (RCSC Manager) that I think he has to pay for it. None of my original gym gear fits either.”

These awesome results are especially encouraging for anyone on the fence about joining a gym.

“I’ve been super fit in my life,” Joff explains. “I was wondering if I was going to be disappointed in myself. I had a lot of catching up to do. My first ambition was just go to the gym, and nothing else.  And it’s been brilliant.  The Rock Creek Sports Club atmosphere, the coaches, the members, they are all very encouraging.”

Teen Yoga is Back!

Written by RCSC Writer. Posted in Blog, RCSC News

TEEN YOGA IS BACK!

October Special: 6 classes for the price of 5!

Sedentary students and active athletes alike–you can benefit from yoga in more ways than you may know. Sundays at 1:30 pm starting Oct. 4, join Ms. Jay for an hour of flexibility training, breathing practices, and learning how to decompress from the stresses of teenage life.

Class card is $45 for the 6 classes—best deal in town! Email mlally@rockcreeksportsclub.com for info. OPEN TO NON-MEMBERS.