December 2015 - Studio ME Fitness

December 2015

Rowing Challenge Update

Studio ME members are amazing! As a crew they have rowed over 1 million meters (just under 700 miles) and are going strong to bring in our last week of the rowing challenge. A few are on track to take down our previous record of over 119,000 meters. Keep up the great work crew and let’s finish the last week strong to bring the new year in right.

Week 3 Update Rowing Challenge


Twice a year Studio ME hosts a rowing challenge from December 1st-31st where members can record their total meters for each rowing class. This is our third challenge and by far the most meters we have rowed as a studio.

Why rowing?

Rowing works 84% of the muscles in the body with each pull. That is insane! It truly is a total body workout and a must add to your workout routine. Members are saying

 My legs are so much stronger.

I have improved my times when I run.  It is a great cross-training workout.

“I love the team camaraderie and fun in each class.”

Come try what is considered the “perfect calorie burn” by singing up for an Indo-Row class today at Studio ME. Want to learn more about rowing check out this article.

Poor Sleep Habits? Fighting Insomia?

We all know that sleep is important but do you know how important it is?

Have you tried different things to help you fall asleep? Natural remedies? Pills? Have you thought about exercise?  According to Marygrace Taylor in her recent article “End Sleepless Nights With These Natural Remedies” exercise may be what your missing.  Stay away from sleeping pills and work towards changing those bad habits that are leading to poor sleep patterns.

Making time for exercise is huge! Did you know that an hour workout is only 4% of your day? Sounds pathetic that we can’t even make time for 4% of our day, doesn’t it?  By exercising 60 minutes five times per week you will achieve a more normal REM cycle which means a much deeper sleep and less waking up and tossing and turning. Don’t have time even for that, try our 30 minute express classes and still see benefits.

Not sold on exercise? Try sunlight and stress management techniques. Stress can do so much damage to our bodies. If you can find a way to relive it you won’t feel as fatigued and drained throughout the day.  Our fantastic instructor, Siri, teaches a Restorative Yoga, that allows you turn off your mind and focus on yourself to achieve a balance in your body.  It’s on Tuesday evenings from 7:15-8:15. Try out and let me know what you think.

Read the article here.

Week 2- Rowing Challenge Update

What an amazing crew we have at Studio ME.  In just over two weeks, our crew has rowed 709,930 meters or 441 miles. Keep up the good work and let’s keep it going through the holiday! Eat. Sleep. Row. Repeat. #studiome, #showmeyourrowface


week 2 rowing challenge

Rowing Challenge-Week One Update

We are in week two of our Rowing Challenge at Studio ME and I can’t say how amazed I am by all of you!  As a crew, we have rowed over 375,000 meters (233 miles)! That’s like rowing from Minneapolis to Moorhead. Insane! Keep rocking the challenge and let’s see how far we can get next week! Sign up for your rowing classes for next week at

Week 1-Rowing Challenge