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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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