Adventure Racing is a new high intensity endurance sport capturing the attention of thousands throughout South Carolina. Each race features a unique set of obstacles which are physically and mentally challenging. An example of an adventure race is the the Spartan Beast held in October 2012. Over 3,000 participants ran 13 miles with more than 25 obstacles including mud crawls, fire jumping, and rope climbing. When the race ends scores posted are not just best times but completion statistics and injury reports. This made us wonder; why are so many flocking to this new sport?
Self-discovery, bragging rights, physical and mental battles faced and defeated and camaraderie are just a few of the reasons participants find adventure racing appealing. The race inspires participants by pushing them to complete seemingly impossible obstacles not found in their daily lives. New obstacles are around every corner of the race and the choice is left to the participant to take on the obstacle and finish the race or fail while giving a good effort.
The races are known not just for being extremely challenging but for their participant friendly environment. Volunteers, friends, teammates and other competitors cheer each other on with encouragement and kindness. The race brings out the best in people. It also is a way for participants to bring out the best in themselves raising self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-worth.
Just ask Angie Wolff the owner of Fit Columbia and a multi Adventure Race participant she said this about her experience with adventure racing, “Combining my love for rock climbing, hiking, and activities that maim; I have fallen in love with obstacle racing.” She even has her clients training for their first race the Rugged Maniac in March, 2013 and Tougher Mudder in April, 2013.
To try adventure racing for yourself call 803-529-4075. You never know what you are capable of until your try.
Source: Columbia Star, Vol. 50 No. 10, Columbia, South Carolina, Friday, November 30, 2012, Is adventure racing the answer? By Angie Wolff
Sadler Sports & Recreation Insurance is pleased to announce the winners of the Facebook “Best Fitness Instructor” contest. The winner was determined by the most “likes” and nominations from group members and other participants.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
Congratulations to Christopher Malenab, Sacramento, CA!!!!
Chris will receive a $50 American Express gift card.
Due to the great response from our Fitness Instructors we have also chosen a Runner-Up, in this case, TWO!! They had the exact same number!
Angela Ponzio, Elmwood Park, IL
Leslie Franklin, Springfield, MO
Each of these ladies will receive a $25 American Express gift card.
Thank you to all the participants. We hope that you enjoyed the contest. The best part of the contest was actually seeing the comments that were made by others on how their personal trainer has changed their lives.
If you would like more information on the fitness instructor insurance that Sadler Sports and Recreation provides their customers, visit us today!
Sadler Sports & Recreation Insurance is pleased to announce the winners of the Facebook “Hottest Fitness Instructor” contest. The winner was determined by the most “likes” and nominations from group members and other participants.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
Congratulations to Jill Berardelli Vadala, Fredericksburg, VA!!!!
Jill will receive a $50 American Express gift card.
Due to the great response from our Fitness Instructors we have also chosen a Runner-Up.
Rebekah will receive a $25 American Express gift card.
Thank you ladies and all the participants. We hope that you enjoyed the contest. We enjoyed reading the comments that others left for you as well.
If you would like to know more information on the personal trainer insurance provided by Sadler Sports and Recreation, visit us today!
Every personal trainer wants to see their clients get results from the training that they provide, but where does the training and advice stop? A case that has made it to the State Supreme Court in Manhattan, NY detailed in the article Health Club Sued for $320 Million gives a closer look as what can happen when a trainer goes too far.
Fitness Instructor Insurance and Health Club Insurance is in high demand due to frequent gym injuries.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the following injury statistics occurred in 2009:
* 1500 emergency room visits resulting from equipment related
mishaps in gyms
* 50,000 emergency room visits from home exercise equipment
incidents including treadmill falls, exercise ball falls, elastic stretch
band hits to face, and dropping free weights on feet.
* Treadmills are the number one cause of equipment related injuries
with 575 occurrences of falling off, tripping over, and tripping on.
* Weight machines and free weights caused 224 injuries.
* Common gym equipment related injuries include broken ankles,
fractured arms, fractured legs, and fingertip amputations.
Fitness instructors cite the following reason for gym/exercise related injuries:
* Inattention due to Ipods, cell phones, and reading.
* Using equipment for the first time without proper instruction
* Working out too hard, too soon after a period of inactivity.
Personal Training can be a tricky trade when you are training a healthy client. Throw into the mix heart disease, such as coronary artery disease, and your challenges rise as does your increased liability. Clients come to you for advice because you are the “professional” in this field. Make it a point to learn about specific diseases or conditions that you discovered about your client during your initial interview PRIOR to putting them on a routine, working them out in the gym or providing other advice. Unfortunately, some may assume that because they have purchase personal trainer liability insurance, they are protected from being sued. It is not a question as to if you will get sued, but when you will get sued. You always want to make sure that you have detailed documentation for all of your clients, because you don’t know which one it will be that is on the other side of the table.
An article that I just recently came across from NASPRO is the Key Points for the Personal Trainer and Clients with Coronary Artery Disease. Make it a point to read articles such as this as well as the constantly changing research and developments found at the American Heart Association.