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Adventure Racing in South Carolina

Challenge courses find plenty of enthusiasts

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 that are physically and mentally challenging. The Spartan Beast was 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 juAdventure racing in South Carolinast 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.

“Combining my love for rock climbing, hiking, and activities that maim, I have fallen in love with obstacle racing,” said Angie Yong, owner of Fit Columbia and a multi-adventure race participant. 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: “Is adventure racing the answer? “Columbia Star, Vol. 50, No. 10. Columbia, S.C. 30 Nov., 2012.

“2011 Best Fitness Instructor”

Contest winners announced

Sadler Sports & Recreation Insurance is pleased to announce the winners of the “Sadler 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 of  Sacramento, California!  

 Chris received a $50 American Express gift card.

Due to the great response from our fitness instructors, we also chose two runners-up. Amazingly, they had the exact same number of likes.

RUNNERS-UP

Angela Ponzio of Elmwood Park, Illinois and Leslie Franklin of Springfield, Missouri, both of whom received 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  about how the nominated personal trainers changed people’s lives.

If you would like more information on Sadler’s fitness instructor insurance  visit us online today!

Sadler Sports “Hottest Fitness Instructor” 2011

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 of Fredericksburg, Virginia!

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.

RUNNER-UP:

Rebekah Kirshke

Rebekah will receive a $25 American Express gift card.

Thank you, ladies, and all those who participated. We hope that you enjoyed the contest. We enjoyed reading the comments that others left for you as well.

If you would like more information on the personal trainer insurance provided by Sadler Sports and Recreation, visit us today!

Coronary Artery Disease

Know who you’re training inside and out

Personal training can be a tricky trade when you are training a healthy client. Throw heart disease into the mix 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 and conditions that you discover about your client during your initial interview prior to putting them on a routine, working them out in the gym or providing other advice.  This is information not every client knows to share unless asked – and it’s information that is your responsibility to know.

Unfortunately, some instructors may assume that because they have purchased personal trainer liability insurance, they are protected from being sued. You need the proper coverage to protect you from the various risks to which you are exposed. Don’t think in terms of “if I’ll be sued,” but rather “when I’m sued.” Be sure to keep detailed documentation on all of your clients because you don’t know everything about the person hiring you as their trainer.

Just as important, make it a point to read informative articles and stay abreast of the constantly changing research and developments found at the American Heart Association.