Wye Island Regatta & More

The 26th Annual Wye Island Regatta will be held today, September 8, 2018 at Wye Landing, Wye Island on the Wye on the Wye East River in Wye Mills, Maryland. Annapolis Rowing Club hosts 78 entries from 34 clubs.

Springfield Rockrimmon Regatta will be held September 8, 2018 at Connecticut River in Springfield, Massachusetts. Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club hosts 92 entries from 29 clubs.

Tennessee River Gorge Row will be held September 8, 2018 at the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tennessee hosted by The Lookout Rowing Club.

In Canada, the 7th Annual Muskoka Fall Classic will be held September 8, 2018 at Gull Lake Rotary Park in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Severn River Rowing Club hosts 185 entries from 24 clubs.

Coupe Qu├ębec Jeunesse d’Aviron de Sherbrooke will be held September 8, 2018 at Park Jacques-Cartier on the Magog River in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Sherbrooke Rowing Club hosts 94 entries from 8 clubs.

Head of the Reach will be held September 8, 2018 in Deas Slough, Delta, British Columbia hosted by Delta Deas Rowing Club.

Head of the Red planned to be held September 8, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba has been cancelled by Winnipeg Rowing Club.

In British Rowing, the South Coast Championship Regatta will be held Saturday 8th September 2018 hosted by South Coast Rowing

Chester Le Street Regatta will be held Saturday 8th September 2018 in the Northern region hosted by Chester-le-Street Amateur Rowing Club.

Worcester Autumn Regatta will be held Saturday 8th September 2018 in the West Midlands region hosted by Worcester Rowing Club.

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Treadmills Without Motors

What’s that, you say? Treadmills without motors, is that even possible? A resounding yes, yes, yes is the answer called to action by your feet.

Treadmills, the most used piece of exercise equipment in any gym is going old school. That’s right, what’s old is new again, and in this case you just need to look down below to your feet. Manual treadmills are showing up in edgy, high-end health clubs forgoing the digital, electronic connection we all rely on.

The newly resurrected, childlike conception of a treadmill looks to a hamster’s flywheel for inspiration. There is a concave surface instead of flat tread and one moves by their own power just like a hamster on a flywheel. Personal gravity becomes the accelerator and the brake as forward is go and backward is to stop or slow down. And all your personal gravity and effort adds up to burning more calories than traditional treadmills. Perfect for a diversion from the erg, short burst workouts or to rotate through the rest of your training.

According to the Wall Street Journal, up to 30% more calories can be burned on non motorized treadmills like the Woodway Curve of Waukesha, Wisconsin or the TrueForm Runner by Chapco. Star Trac plans to add a motorless treadmill with an incline to its lineup of treadmills sometime next year.

The digital displays are battery operated to keep track of progress, no need for an electric outlet with this baby. You can work out during a power outage or alone on a deserted island. And these treadmills take up less space and are quieter too. Then again, the original treadmills without borders, a.k.a. our own feet, take up no room at all.

More Under Armour and Rowers at Costco

More Under Armour at Costco:

And while the Under Armour Ladies’ HeatGear Spandex are long gone, the Under Armour Ladies’ Fleece Pullovers are still in stock waiting in anticipation for bundling into after an early morning Spring Row.

And while I’m personally loyal to my my old and always reliable Concept2 D, these Rowers are available at Costco for your New Year’s resolutions or prepping for the CRASH-Bs on February 25, 2018.

Cyber Monday 2017

There’s something for everyone on Cyber Monday. Rowers are all about comfort and efficiency, but we like something new too. Here’s a short list of places with spandex, dry wick, fleece, ergs and more for rowers and gifting:

For Under Armour, check the outlet HERE.

For Sperry check HERE.

Regatta Sport continues the Black Friday sale for Cyber Monday, for details check HERE.

Check out sale items and the Bargain Bin at JL Racing HERE.

For Costco check HERE.

For Dick’s Sporting Goods check HERE.

For Eastern Mountain Sports check HERE.

For Land’s End check HERE.

For L.L.Bean check HERE.

Sweaty Betty continues the Black Friday sale for Cyber Monday, for details check HERE.