Overweight as a child, overcoming as a woman

October 24, 2012

‘I silently vowed that if I ever reached 200 pounds, I would kill myself.’ In the spring of 2007, I reached the moment of truth regarding my weight. In a visit to my doctor, I was horrified to find I was well over 200 pounds. My diet of choice, which had worked adequately for a few years, was just not doing the job anymore. To be honest, maybe that charge…


How’s this for a fitness regimen: 10 miles on a Trikke, 400 push-ups and 150 pull ups?

September 20, 2012

Rob Synder is a Florida fitness fanatic whose story in the Tampa Bay Times. In the video that accompanies the Times story, the über fit Floridian demos a variety of “funky outdoor exercising contraptions,” including his Trikke; while in a more recent YouTube clip, viewers get a closer look at how Synder combines cross training and carving during a Trikke workout. According to the description of the YouTube video, for…


Carving my way to better health on my Trikke

June 20, 2012

D.C. photojournalist has all but forgotten about his bike. I’m a 43-year-old photojournalist in Washington D.C., who bought my Trikke three years ago after seeing it on a late-night infomercial and thinking: it looks like a lot of fun …. and it is! For the first two years, I used it for recreation, which was just fine, I mean, that is what it’s for, right? Since then, I’ve started using…


From Tragedy to Triumph on a Trikke

December 1, 2011

Former female bodybuilder finds new life on three wheels. In my mid-20’s, I had a bad self-image. Women’s bodybuilding was in its early stages and I decided to train with weights to get into shape. Soon after, sculpting my body with weights turned into one of my passions. I went from training in my basement, to being the one of the first women to join a men’s gym, to becoming…