Throughout the past few months I have put the Evo Indoor Fitness Bike to the test by racing and winning several triathlons around Southern California. 99% of my cycling training everyday for at least an hour is on the Evo Indoor Fitness Bike. I am not your typical triathlete standing at 6’3 and weighing in around 215 lbs on a good day. The muscle endurance and core training workouts that I get from the Evo bike translate to some serious speed on my triathlon bike times during races. This is all very unconventional and not the ‘typical’ way to train for cycling power and endurance, however I love it because it’s safe and effective. Anyone can ride the Evo as it requires no riding experience and it safe and easy to use. Just like any indoor cycling bike there is a resistance knob in the front and comfortable handlebar and seat adjustments to meet all your needs. The Evo Fitness Bike is a new type of indoor cycle that mimics the natural pedaling motion of outdoor bikes and requires balance, core strength, and upper body muscular endurance. It accomplishes this through a unique frame that sways like a real bike, allowing users to put more power into each pedal stroke by counterbalancing their weight. Unlike typical indoor cycles that have fixed frames, the Evo Fitness Bike’s movement feels natural, allowing athletes to seamlessly transition from indoor to outdoor training without awkward balance issues. Jack Nunn used the Evo Fitness Bike and a new training program called TriCore to prepare for his third Ironman. TriCore combines the unique sway functionality of the indoor cycle with high intensity interval training to obtain the conditioning, strength, and balance necessary to compete in the Ironman. Lately, there has been some debate as to whether the Evo and the TriCore indoor cycling program can be as competitive and effective as a real-time indoor cycling trainer. The answer is absolutely… YES! And it can offer you even more… Read more
Small Group Specialized Training With Powerhouse Fitness vs. The Big Gym And Other Personal Trainers
I came across something very interesting the other day as I was walking around Long Beach. Several larger fitness centers offering low membership prices but with an added extra cost for classes. Over the past 10 years of being involved in the fitness industry in California I’ve noticed smaller gyms and fitness centers gaining more and more popularity. Specialized workout centers such as my own (Powerhouse Fitness) are opening their doors to inviduals who want a better workout and more qualified instructors. I realize that even though I am a small business owner going head to head with bigger more commercialized gyms I am no way giving a biased opinion…just an honest one. I want to lay down the facts for people who compare our prices and our facilites. I am here to state the facts and the pros and cons of becoming a member at either facility. You can make the decision yourself on what you think is best or ‘worth’ your time as you exercise. Read more
NEW POWERHOUSE FITNESS MEMBERSHIP OPTION FOR EVERYONE LOOKING TO IMPROVE FITNESS AND NUTRITION GOALS SOONER!!!
“JUMPSTART 120 PROGRAM “
*WEEKLY PERSONAL COACHING BY JACK NUNN VIA EMAIL
*120 DAYS ON THE JUICE PLUS NUTRITION/FOOD PROGRAM
*Sessions throughout the Jumpstart 120 Program include any combination of the following: Indoor Rowing And Bootcamp training and technique sessions throughout the unlimited fitness classes offered at Powerhouse Fitness. In addition, there will be fitness testing and video analysis to keep you motivated. Fitness and nutrition training and coaching through weekly emails. The specific emphasis in each training session is determined by the needs, goals, and progress of the individual.
F.A.S.T.E.R. A New Online Virtual Indoor, On-Water Rowing, And Or Ski Erg Coaching Analysis By Jack And John Nunn
adj. fast·er, fast·est
QUESTION: What’s better than getting coached by an Olympian?
ANSWER: Try being coached and having your rowing stroke analyzed by a real Olympic Rowing Coach, John Nunn (1976 U.S. Olympic Men’s Rowing/Sculling Coach). Read more
In a world where people tend to think that the more intense an exercise can be is better for your results, there are more and more people getting injured than ever before. People are more intrigued with how much or how extreme some events are rather than just taking the time to learn technique first and take things step by step. If you choose exercises for yourself and others that stay below the injury prone risk line than chances of being hurt are going to be low. You can choose many exercises that have the same, if not more muscle activation and without all the risk of getting injured. The hard part is pushing people just right based off their physical capability at that exact moment when they start training. Powerhouse Fitness believes in providing you with extremely experienced, energetic, knowledgeable instructors. We believe that you will see results sooner and prevent injury by maintaining efficient, safe technique. We believe that if you are having fun and engaging your mind as well as your body, you will be more consistent with your exercise plan and you will get fitter sooner. And…we believe there are no better exercises than the low-impact, calorie-burning, workouts of Indoor Rowing and Bootcamp Classes! Read more
‘How many calories do you burn during a cycling class?’ Read more
According to a recent study adults who sit for 10 plus hours a day have more than a 40% increased rate of dying sooner than those who sit less than 3 hours a day! ‘Bodies at rest…stay at rest. Bodies in motion.. stay in motion.’ Exercise and phsical activity has tremendous positive effects however, exercise alone does not necessarily protect you from the negative effects of prolonged inactivity and/or sitting around all day. The health benefits aerobic exercise include lowering the risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes, and helping get a better night’s sleep.
*A primary key to avoid a sedentary lifestyle is to stay fit as as long as possible throughout your life. If kids start sports at a young age, they become accustomed to regular practices and competition and less likely to play video games and watch t.v. all day. An active lifestyle becomes a physically active routine that can carry on to adult life. The longer an individual is involved in organized athletics the easier it is to keep going after high school and college. There are many sports options. Pick ones that are fun and participate regularly.
How Jack Nunn Trained With Powerhouse Fitness, The Evo Indoor Cycling Bike, And TriCore To Conquer Ironman Cozumel, Mexico 2012
In November 2011, I made the decision to sign up for my 3rd Full Ironman in Cozumel, Mexico on November, 25th 2012. For those who have never heard of the Ironman, it is a long-distance triathlon which includes a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a full marathon consisting of 26.2 miles of running, one section after the other without rest. This extreme endurance event has been held around the world since 1978. I knew that training for Cozumel, Mexico was going to be a really tough journey for the next year or so while managing 2 Powerhouse Fitness Facilities, training 20 hours a week on average, and doing all the work behind the scenes in order for my fitness center to flourish. Throughout the past year it has been a massive journey indeed. I wanted to let everyone know that I wanted to dedicate this Ironman to all of my Powerhouse Fitness Indoor Rowing Members, Family, and my Friends at the Relay Fitness Group (Evo Bike Company) who helped me train with them and for them. I also wanted to thank you all for your support and love of fitness throughout the past couple years. It brings happiness and peace to me knowing that everyone is having a great time here at Powerhouse Fitness in Long beach and all the classes that we have to offer. I always strive for the best in each and every workout we do at the Boathouse and Warehouse. Despite the fact that we are consolidating all of the Powerhouse Fitness Classes to the Boathouse location I want you all to know that I have the fight in me to keep going and keep working as hard as I possibly can in order for you all to achieve your personal fitness goals sooner! Read more
A primary key to longevity in sports is staying as active as possible throughout your life. If kids start sports at a young age, they become accustomed to regular practices and competition. This becomes a physically active routine that can carry on to adult life. The longer an individual is involved in competitive athletics the easier it is to keep going after high school and college. There are many sports options. Pick ones that are fun and participate regularly. When I was in grade school I played baseball, football, skiing and hockey. In high school I played football, basketball and cricket. In college I was introduced to rowing which became my primary sport. But I still found time to play intramural hockey and football. After graduating from college I trained for the Olympics in rowing. I made the team in 1968 in Mexico City. I won the bronze medal in double sculls. After the Olympics I kept active with rowing, bike riding, skiing and a lot of running. At the time I ended my Olympic rowing career there was no such thing as Master’s rowing. I immersed myself in distance running and entered multiple 10K, half marathon and marathon events. My training consisted of 50 to 60 running miles per week. Since my weight fluctuated from 220 to 240, I was putting a lot of stress on my joints. Real marathon runners typically weigh 120 to 140 pounds. Over time I was accumulating running injuries. In addition I had some spectacular skiing and biking crashes, which combined to limit what I was capable of doing.