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How to Add 1.8 Years (or More) to Your Life

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As a Rock Creek Sports Club member, we’re guessing you’re probably already well aware of the many benefits of physical activity — one of those being the chance to live a longer, healthier life.

Now, researchers from from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, are saying they have a better idea, of just how many years of life are gained by being physically active at different levels, among ALL individuals, age, sex, and even body mass index (BMI.)

After analyzing data from more than 650,000 subjects and following subjects for an average of ten years —plus, analyzing over 82,000 deaths —researchers found:

Rock Creek Member Completes Tough Mudder

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For those of you unfamiliar with Tough Mudder events, they are no joke. These events are “hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.”

So you can imagine how proud we are of Rock Creek Sports Member and college student Lily Kehoe who recently completed the Mid-Atlantic Tough Mudder held in Frederick, MD!

World AIDS Day Zumbathon Charity Event

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Zumba instructor Allison Agwu wants to invite you to the 1st World Aids Day Zumbathon Charity Event on Dec. 1


When: Saturday Dec. 1 4:30-6:30pm (
Doors open at 4:15 pm, program starts at 4:30 sharp.)

Where: Supreme Sports Club, 7080 Deepage Drive, Columbia, MD 21045

Exercise May Reduce Risks for Breast Cancer

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Ladies, when you make an effort to come into to Rock Creek Sports Club, whether it’s to workout on your own, Spin, or take a yoga class, you’re also making your health a priority and reducing your risk for breast cancer.

A new study published CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, found that women can reduce their breast cancer risk by exercising and maintaining their weight.

Yoga: The Basics and Benefits

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Yoga ClassYou’re stressed out, your back hurts, your shoulders are stiff, you can’t concentrate, and you just need some time to relax! However, there’s just not enough time, because you know you have to get that workout in today. Don’t worry, you can do both with Yoga at Rock Creek Sports Club!

You’ve probably heard of yoga before, you may have seen people practicing it in parks, or here at Rock Creek, but do you know what yoga really is?

Metabolic Training at Rock Creek Sports Club

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Man Doing BurpeesMetabolic Training Coming in September to Rock Creek Sports Club!

First, let’s talk about what Metabolic Conditioning means. (New class descriptions below.)

During the day, when you’re going about your daily routine, your body is burning calories as it performs its normal functions, this is called your “Basal Metabolic Rate.” Of course, when you’re working out, your body increases your metabolic rate in order to keep up with the increased activity, because calories equal energy.

Now, if you want to increase your metabolic rate both during and after your workout, you should check out Metabolic Training!

Meet the Member: Pulitzer-Winning Journalist David Wood

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You may have seen Rock Creek Sports Club member David Wood around the gym. He, like many other members here, comes in as often as possible to build strength and endurance to keep up with a favorite hobby — in David’s case, Alpine Climbing.

What you may not know about David though, was his recent impact on journalism history. This past April, David was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting for his series “Beyond the Battlefield” for the Huffington Post. This was a first for both David, and for the seven-year old web-based newspaper.

Member Of The Quarter: Tony Hammond

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In 2001, Tony Hammond realized he felt out of breath when he finished walking up a set of stairs, and that’s when he decided it was time to make a change. He soon found himself signing up at Rock Creek Sports Club.

Now, 11 years later, we’re proud to announce Tony as the Rock Creek Sports Club Member of the Quarter!

Spicy Turkey Burgers

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TurkeyBurgerJust in time for all those July 4th barbecues, we wanted to share this healthy spicy turkey burger recipe! Avoiding carbs? Just wrap them up in lettuce instead of a bun!


  • 1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil


Mix the ground turkey with everything bu the oil in a bowl. Make into 4 patties. Brush with oil and grill them up!

Nutrition: 171.2 Calories, 9.1 g of Fat, 22 g of Protein


5 Tips for Staying Safe in the Heat

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Even though summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21, the warm weather here in Silver Spring, Maryland seems to already be in the spirt of the season. With summer upon us and the sunshine calling our names, now is a good time to remind our Rock Creek Sports Club members how to be safe when working out in the heat.

Five Tips for Staying Safe in the Summer Heat

Meet the Member: Talking with Author Sarah Pekkanen

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Today we’re speaking with Rock Creek Sports Club member Sarah Pekkanen. Sarah’s third book, These Girls, was recently published and is receiving rave reviews! On Monday, May 21, Sarah will be at Rock Creek Sports Club from 5:30-7:30 for a book signing. Copies of Sarah’s books, The Opposite of Me, Skipping a Beat, and These Girls, will be available for purchase for $15, cash or check.

RCSC Member Needs Your Help To Air His Documentary

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“An Article of Hope is a powerful story of a journey of the human spirit. It is a story that reaches across generations, and needs to be told. Three men, born at a different time in history, whose lives are woven together by a twist of fate.”

Today we’re talking to Rock Creek Sports Club member Dan Cohen. Dan recently filmed a documentary called “An Article of Hope” and he needs our help making sure the world sees it. To help get An Article of Hope on on PBS, he needs to raise at least $50,000 by May 26, 2012. Please help by donating here.

Rock Creek Sports Club Healthy Foodie Group!

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Looking For Healthy “Foodie” Addicts!

Today’s post come’s from Rock Creek Sports Club member, Carol Paige.

While running with Hector’s Running Group, I began to think about how as a member of Rock Creek Sports Club for many years, I have enjoyed getting to know many other members. It was then that I realized “Why not have a Healthy Foodie Group?!”