Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Sailing Fitness

While Annapolis is on my mind, here's a jump to a story in the local Annapolis Capitol paper...sailor Harry Legum has opened his very own 1,200-square-foot studio in Eastport where sailors can target the specific muscles needed to pull halyards, tie down sails and hike out of a dinghy. The Annapolis Sailing Fitness studio, located in the Eastport Yacht Center, opened on Aug. 1. It's the only gym of its kind in the country.

According to the article, Legum puts you through a teeth-clenching routine that'll leave you physically exhausted, but the result is a higher fitness level and your saving grace once the winds get rough.

"We're going to duplicate those kind of (sailing) motions," said Mr. Legum, a personal trainer in Atlanta for 16 years. "That helps the person to be that much more effective. These are all just things to enhance the sailing."

What would our seagoing forefathers think? I really don't think I want to know...


Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure that Tillerman had a story about this about six-months or so ago. :D

Zephyr (Sail) said...

Thanks for your comment drifter...check out the below link for a 2/06 Zephyr post regarding the first program, Annapolis Sailing Fitness (at the Annapolis Athletic Club)...underway since 2003

This studio is a new development for sailing fitness guru Harry . Sorry for the confusion ;-)


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