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Upward Motion Personal Training is the only studio in New Mexico that offers these classes!

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Upward Motion Personal Training is the first and only studio in New Mexico to offer the Shockwave and Indo-Row.

Dubbed by the media as "the most efficient total-body workout in the world," ShockWave is extreme cross-training at its best! This circuit challenge utilizes a specially designed WaterRower machine to provide short-burst, high-intensity, calorie-torching intervals along with functional strength and sculpting stations designed to target and chisel the legs, the core and the arms. You will find yourself working harder than you ever imagined because of the camaraderie, friendly team competition and motivation designed to push you to your max effort and provide extreme results!

In an Indo-Row class, you are truly part of a team where you pull for others and they pull for you! Anyone can do it! It is easy to learn and you can go at your own intensity.You are using your whole body in a rhythmic, yet powerful motion. You never feel "beat up" afterwards, just invigorated.You are hearing and feeling the sound of being on the water with the patented Indo-Row machine. Indo-Row allows you to get as close as you can get to being on the water and pulling with your crew without getting wet! You are learning a new activity (rowing), which for so long has been a sport for the elite. Now everybody can reap its benefits. For instructors, Indo-Row has been a huge hit. They love the easy-to-follow template, which provides direction and consistency, yet also allows the music, wave options, race options and instructor personality to create variety. Participants also love this combination.

How many calories does Indo-Row/Shockwave burn?

Although most people will burn approximately 500-800 calories in an Indo-Row/Shockwave class, the real bonus comes with the relatively low perceived exertion compared to other popular exercise activities. For example, during an Indo-Row/Shockwave class, the rower's weight is displaced on a comfortable seat, and this minimizes the traditional impact people experience with activities such as running. Indo-Row/Shockwave is intense, but forgiving…the best of both worlds!

What type of person or athlete is Indo-Row/Shockwave recommended for?

Rowing is an ideal activity for people of almost any age or ability. The workout attracts all demographics (including men), which makes it great for clubs who are interested in bringing in more people to their group exercise program. No rowing experience is necessary! The pro triathlete, soccer mom and even the older adult work together as one team, pulling and winning together. Josh Crosby started rowing when his father and grandfather threw him in a boat at age 11. His father still rows today at age 70 and his grandfather, Tom Crosby rowed until he was 94. He retired as an Indoor World Rowing Champion in age group 90-99. It's never too early or late to start and reap the benefits of rowing.

I have bad knees and/or back. Will I be able to use the Indo-Row/Shockwave machine?

Rowing is a very low-impact activity. People with chronic injuries are often able to get back into a cardio routine with Indo-Row/Shockwave, while those with acute injuries are able to maintain and even improve fitness during their recovery. Different from other cardiovascular activities (such as running), Indo-Row/Shockwave is a smooth motion with little to no pounding to the knees or back. Additionally, the muscles around the weaker or injured areas are strengthened through rowing, often minimizing or eliminating the pain.

Is rowing just an upper body workout?

Rowing is a full body endurance workout. One common misconception is that rowing is just an upper body workout. In fact, the rowing stroke travels from the strongest muscle group to the weakest. It is initiated by the legs, then the torso and is finished with the arms. When the technique is done properly, the legs, torso and arms are all engaged and share the workload. The better the form and the more powerful the output, the greater the workout for the cardiovascular system.

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