Ever wondered how far you can go on an indoor rowing machine? Apparently, really far.
Like Laurie Martel, an ambitious person who discovered her indoor rowing passion a few years ago at Leaside’s Núcleo Fitness. When she started with the boutique fitness studio that focuses on building core strength through pilates and indoor rowing, she likely didn’t think she’d be setting a goal in 2019 to row 2,019,000 metres. In her first year at the studio, it was all about technique, getting stronger and improving her overall fitness level. In the second year, having perfected the stroke, her focus shifted to speed and distance. And in January 2019, she challenged herself to row 2,019,000 metres that year.
On December 29th, she crossed the finish line of her year-long challenge. During a special 90-minute Endurance Row class at Núcleo, she rowed the final 17,500 metres to her goal. Many well-wishers were there to witness her feat and rowed with her. Martel was presented with Núcleo Fitness’s first trophy for Achievement in Distance, as well as gifts from other clients whom Laurie now calls friends. Not surprisingly, they celebrated with some bubbly at the end. You can follow Laurie on Instagram to learn more about her 2019 challenge. https://www.instagram.com/lmaworkinprogress/