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NEWS – Jan 26, 2011

Tower 26 www.tower26.com rolls into the New Year stepping up member services. We have partnered with Purplepatch Fitness for triathlon coaching, and become a sponsor of LA Tri club.

What’s new?

1) Swim clinics.
2) Strength training.
3) A triathlon training program powered by Purplpatch.
4) Tower 26’s apparel and swim training kit.
5) Wednesday mid-day workouts extended by 30 minutes.

1) SWIM CLINICS BEGIN FEBRUARY 5th

Tower 26 swim clinics are starting up! A new clinic series starts each month at Palisades’s pool, beginning the first Saturday of that month and lasting FOUR successive weekends. Sessions will be 90 minutes and limited to only 10 participants. Each Saturday session will comprise of an approximate 30 minute educational lecture, and 60 minutes swimming instruction. The educational component explains the required skills for successful swimming, and how to achieve them. The 4-week clinic will discuss the two pillars for turning your swimming around, and teaches how to execute and achieve swim improvement.

Expect to receive comprehensive education, and hands-on instruction, for a widening of your swim filter. For guaranteed swim improvement, couple this clinic with a well formatted swim program, of:

1) Consistent and targeted pool training with an open water component.
2) Appropriate swim education.
3) An effective strength program.
All which are offered through Tower 26 programming. http://tower26.com/programs/

You can register here for clinics: https://www.clubassistant.com/club/clinics.cfm?c=1633

For continued education, current Tower 26 members can attend the lecture portion of these clinics for FREE, no registration required.

2) STRENGTH PROGRAM ADDED ON MONDAY’S

Another training benefit is being added to Tower 26 programming. Beginning February (Jan 31st to be exact) we’ll start-up our specific swim-strength training program.

Expect to spend an additional 20 minutes at the conclusion of all Monday workouts for this program. Please bring a warm jacket or your Tower 26 parka and a yoga-style mat if you have one; a towel will also work for any floor-type exercise.
http://www.theswimmall.com/product/tower-26-speedo-team-parka-unisex/

We’ll start with stretch cords; mimicking the precise and correct swim stroke needed building specific muscular endurance and strength with accurate mapping of muscle memory. These sessions are essential in ones quest for swim improvement. Vasa’s Erg machine and TRX training will be added soon.

3) TOWER 26 ADDS a TRIATHLON TRAINING PROGRAM

The Tower 26 triathlon training program will start up in a few weeks……..details coming soon, but here’s a window into what to expect:

Tower 26 has partnered with Matt Dixon of Purplepatch fitness to power its triathlon program:
http://www.purplepatchfitness.com/purplepatch_fitness/Home.html

Tower 26 members can expect to be provided with a special and professional coaching experience for your triathlon training. Matt is an expert, with an extensive coaching, athletic and exercise physiology background. Purplepatch fitness has established itself with proven training and methodology, and is home to numerous international, elite, and amateur level triathletes. This facility based program will provide a unique opportunity through hands-on, coached workouts in all three disciplines utilizing the same level of attention and service normally reserved for professional athletes.

Hiring a triathlon coach today is a definite challenge with a plethora of interesting options, but Tower 26 has sifted through the alternatives selecting Purplepatch to power our triathlon workout program based on their experience, professionalism, attention to detail, full-time commitment to coaching, and successful athletic development for all levels of participants.

Join us in our dedication to your training and fitness success.

4) TOWER 26’s APPAREL and TRAINING KIT

Tower 26 swim training kit; a must have for any athlete wanting to improve their swimming:
http://www.theswimmall.com/package.php?package_id=TheSwimMall

Latex swim cap with Tower 26 logo:
http://www.theswimmall.com/product/tower-26-latex-cap/

Silicon swim cap with Tower 26 logo – these last much longer:
http://www.theswimmall.com/product/tower-26-silicone-cap/

Stay warm with our Tower 26 parka:
http://www.theswimmall.com/product/tower-26-speedo-team-parka-unisex/

5) WEDNESDAY MID-DAY WORKOUTS EXTENDED 30 MINUTES

Beginning February 2, our 11:30 – 12:30 pm Wednesday workout will be extended an additional 30 minutes, concluding at 1 pm. This 90 minutes session now completes our programming for the mid-day group with every workout group, morning, lunch and evening now having at least one 90-minutes training session.

Gerry

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