May Newsletter


Don't miss it this May!

May 1 - Meet the Wellth Team (yes - tomorrow!)
On May 1st, following the 5:30 pm Core Row class, meet the team from our neighbour Wellth.  Wellth is a one stop shop for all things health and wellness related.

May 12 - Marathon Row and Open House
On May 12th, some of our crew will be rowing a half or full marathon - that's 21, 098 m or 42,195 m!!!   Stop by to see how they're doing and cheer them on - trust us, they'll appreciate it!  Start time is noon.  End time...well, we'll see!

 May 13 - Mother's Day
This Mother's Day, bring in your Mom or a Mother-like figure in your life and their row is on us!  The catch?  Yes - you have to row too!

Coach's Corner - Introducing Tips from Omar El-Temtamy

I'm often asked, is it better to eat breakfast before or after my morning workout?  The short answer - it depends on your goal.

This month, I'm discussing the best approach for those looking to lose fat.  If this is your goal, optimally you want to train on a fasted stomach.  For this reason, training in the morning is ideal as you are already fasted.  As a result, your body is forced to look to fat stores rather than the more readily utilized blood glucose and glycogen for energy.

To really get the fat stores burning, here are a few additional tips:

  • perform a full body workout that stimulates as many muscles as possible (rowing, anyone?);
  • have an adequate amount of protein throughout the day to prevent the breakdown of your hard-earned muscle.  Aim for 1-1.5g/lb spread through 3-4 meals;
  • have a post-workout recovery shake including protein;
  • if your stomach can handle it, have a small amount of caffeine prior to your fasted workout.

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