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Be Fit for Life at the SUMMER EXPO!

By Darryl & Mona Caron

If you have Cabin Fever, everything you need for summer sports and recreation is at the ninth annual Adirondack Sports & Fitness Summer Expo & Sale, presented by Steiner’s Ski & Bike. It’s happening at the Saratoga Springs City Center on Saturday-Sunday, March 8-9, and admission is free!

Come to the Capital Region’s running, cycling, triathlon, paddling, hiking, healthy living and travel show featuring 125 exhibits, great sales on summer and winter gear, clothing and much more, plus kayak, canoe and SUP demos, seminars, and fun family activities. The show will have prizes and giveaways valued at $5,000 for races, events, merchandise and services. Door prizes to local 5Ks, half-marathons, triathlons, scuba course, hiking packages, weekend getaways, a kayak and more will be given away over the weekend.

The timing of the Summer Expo is perfect for athletes, weekend warriors, enthusiasts and newbies to pick up gear, information and motivation to plan their adventures. It’s the place to kick-start a fitness program. Event reps from the Firecracker 4, Tour de Cure, Mohawk-Hudson River Marathon, Saratoga Lions Duathlon, Ragnar Relay Adirondacks, HITS Kingston Classic and Triathlons, Malta 5K and many more will be on hand with information and registration specials.

The Expo also includes sales with a mix of retailers and organizations selling and marketing their products and services, including presenting sponsor Steiner’s Ski & Bike, where you can visit their “store” with winter and summer merchandise 30-50% off. Plus, Mountainman Outdoors (canoes/kayaks/SUPs), The Mountain Goat (footwear/clothing), Fleet Feet Sports (footwear/clothing), Lake George Kayak (kayaks/SUP/clothing), Plaine & Son (bikes), Adirondack Kayak Warehouse (kayaks/SUPs) and many more.

Most outdoor sports and recreation clubs in the area will be represented, including Adirondack Mountain Club, Albany Running Exchange, Capital District Triathlon Club, Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club, Saratoga Triathlon Club, Mohawk-Hudson Cycling Club and more.

On-water demos will take place all weekend in the 20x32-foot pool, featuring kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding. Demos and clinics, led by Adirondack Mountain Club and local paddling experts, include capsize recovery, rescue and rolling, whitewater paddling, and “Try Paddling” sessions for kids.

A variety of seminars and clinics will be led by Adirondack Sports & Fitness magazine contributing writers and regional experts. Seminar categories will include running, hiking, biking, paddling, triathlon, outdoor skills, and family-friendly team building activities.

Damien’s Rock Wall will challenge kids and adults their 25-foot rock wall, and many exhibitors will have interactive booths all weekend. The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY will be on hand to collect food and monetary donations over the weekend. Attendees with food or monetary donations increase their chances of winning Expo prizes!

The Summer Expo takes place on Saturday-Sunday, March 8-9 at the Saratoga Springs City Center at 522 Broadway. Admission is free. Hours are Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm. For more info, see the Attendee Guide (inside), visit AdkSports.com, or call us at (518) 877-8788.

 

EXHIBITORS BY CATEGORY

RUNNING & WALKING

Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival

Albany Running Exchange/AREEP

ARC Road Races: ARC 5K Challenge, ARC in the Park 5K, Great Pumpkin Challenge

Bondi Band

Double H Ranch/Camp Challenge Run

Firecracker 4 4M Road Race

Fleet Feet Sports (4)

HITS Endurance/Kiwanis Kingston Classic

Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club

iRun Local Running Store

Komen NE NY Race for the Cure

Lake George Half Marathon

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society/Team in Training

Malta Business & Professional Association 5K

Mastodon Challenge 15K, 5K & Fun Run

Mohawk Hudson River Marathon & Half Marathon

Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway

Mountain Goat/Ron Houser, Certified Pedorthist (4)

Jog for Jugs Half Marathon & 5K

Ragnar Relay Adirondacks

Run 4 Your Life 5K Run/Walk

RUseeN Reflective Apparel (2)

Saratoga Stryders Running Club

Survive the Farm 5K Challenge

BICYCLING & MOUNTAIN BIKING

Adirondack Ultra Cycling

Ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour/ADK

American Diabetes Association/Tour de Cure

Broadway Bicycle Co (3)

Capital Bicycle Racing Club

Collamer House

CK Cycles

Crankcase

Double H Ranch/Camp Challenge Bike

Feeder Canal Alliance

Garnet Hill Mountain Bike & XC Ski Center

Grey Ghost Bicycles

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society/Team in Training

Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway

Mohawk-Hudson Cycling Club

Plaine & Son Bike-Ski Warehouse (6)

Saratoga Century Weekend/MHCC

Saratoga Mountain Bike Association

Steiner’s Ski & Bike (10)

Tomhannock Bicycles (2)

Warren County Bicycle Organization

TRIATHLON & DUATHLON

Bethlehem Tri Club

Broadway Bicycle Co

Capital District Triathlon Club

Crystal Lake Triathlon/CDTC

Grey Ghost Bicycles

HITS Triathlon Series

Lake George Triathlon Festival

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society/Team in Training

Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon

Peasantman Triathlon

Plaine and Son Bike-Ski Warehouse

Plaza Fitness Performance

Saratoga Lions Duathlon

Saratoga Triathlon Club

SkyHigh Adventures/SHAPE Camps

Steiner’s Ski & Bike (10)

Team LUNA Chix Albany Triathlon

Tomhannock Bicycles (2)

XTerra Grafton Lakes Triathlon

KAYAKING, CANOEING, SUP & ROWING

Adirondack Kayak Warehouse (4)

Adirondack Mountain Club (2)

American Traders (2)

Boats By George/Patty’s Watersports (2)

David Fisher Upper Hudson Heroes/Watervliet

Feeder Canal Alliance

Hudson River Whitewater Derby/Gore Region

Lake George Kayak Co (4)

Mountainman Outdoor Supply Co (12)

Saratoga & Adirondack PaddleFests/MOSC

Saratoga Rowing Association

Slipstream Watercraft/Canoes

Steiner’s Ski & Bike (10)

Watervliet Hudson Shores Park

HIKING, CLIMBING & SKILLS

Adirondack Mountain Club (2)

Damien’s Rock Climbing Wall

Friends of Moreau Lake State Park

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society/Team in Training

Mountain Goat/Ron Houser, Certified Pedorthist (4)

Mountainman Outdoor Supply Co (12)

Ndakinna Center

New York State Outdoor Guides Association

SUNY Adirondack-Adventure Sports

YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George

HEALTHY LIVING

Adirondack Sports & Fitness Magazine

Advocare

Arbonne

Capital District YMCA

Girlfriends Getaway Wellness Weekend-Bolton

Huff N Puff

Nerium International

NYS Controller’s Office

Plaza Fitness Performance

Power House Athletics

RAW Fitness

Regional Food Bank of NE NY

Rich Morin’s Professional Scuba Centers (2)

Saratoga Hospital/Regional Therapy Center

Seguin’s Scuba Center

Sportique Brands Natural Skin Care

Sports Physical Therapy of NY

TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce

Fulton County Tourism

Gore Mountain

Gore Region Chamber of Commerce

Silverleaf Resorts

Town of Inlet-Information

Vacation Getaways

Warren County Tourism

The Wild Center

EXPO SEMINARS & CLINICS

SATURDAY, MARCH 8

11:00-11:45 Good Form Running Clinic – Led by Charles Woodruff and the team at Fleet Feet Sports. Have you ever had a discussion about your running form? Ever wonder what the little things are you can practice to improve your running mechanics? Are you excited to go farther, or faster more comfortably and potentially with less soreness and injury?

If this is you please join in the Good Form Running Clinics at the expo. Come dressed to run, at 11:45 you will take what you learn out to the streets and practice. The Fleet Feet Racing team will provide pace groups for a Good Form fun run. Video taping will be done during the clinic to illustrate form improvement. Following the run join them back at the Fleet Feet tent for a Recovery Zone presentation where they will focus on post-workout recovery techniques. All who attend the group run will receive short-sleeve shirts. Fleet Feet Sports Albany and Adirondack is locally owned and operated by Charles and Arlene Woodruff, who are active participants in the Capital District running community.

12:00-12:45 Bridging the Gap… Women’s cycling has headlined cycling magazines and websites heavily for the past few years. While the women’s road race at the 2012 Olympics was said to have had more spectators than the men’s, women continue to face disparity in the sport. Where does the movement towards equality start? The riders of Zimmer Capital, presented by Foundation firmly believe it starts with our youth. And there is no better time than now to target this population especially since childhood obesity is at an all-time high. By forming a unique team, with actions targeted toward educating and inspiring young girls toward healthy living and physical activity, and promoting messages of equality, the women hope to help advance the sport of cycling for all women. Come hear the Zimmer Capital team members and their Director Sportif, Andrew Ruiz, speak about ways to foster and grow women’s cycling. Andy Ruiz has been a top bicycle racer in the Northeast for over 30 years, and has coached and developed many cyclists in the region.

2:00-2:45 Fitness Myths Debunked. Lactic acid is bad. Drink half your bodyweight in water. Spot train to get rid of fat. A lighter bike will make you a faster cyclist. Running in cold weather is bad for you. Compression boosts performance. Ice baths aid recovery. What is true and what is myth? Come find out. Coach Kristen Hislop is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling coach, Team LUNA Chix member, Leukemia & Lymphoma Team in Training coach, and personal trainer whose motto is “Do. Believe. Achieve.”

3:00-3:45 Mammal Tracks of the Northeast. Hands-on animal tracking clinic for hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers and families. Jim Bruchac, director of the Ndakinna Education Center and author of Scats and Tracks of the Northeast and Field Guide to Mammal Tracking.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 9

11:00-11:45 Triathlon for Life. The session, led by Fran Vincent and Carl Regenauer, will focus on the things you can do to achieve peak performance AND stay active in the sport throughout your adult life. We will include tips about training, nutrition, recovery, moderation/balance and fun. Fran Vincent is a triathlete, Middle School Health Education teacher, wife, mom and spin instructor. She is a three-time Ironman finisher, 2013 Ironman Lake Placid age group champion, three-time USAT All American, and was recently ranked fourth in the US for her age group. Carl Regenauer is a triathlete, duathlete, runner and electrical engineer. His triathlon focus is Olympic and Sprint distances. For the last three years he’s been ranked by USAT in the top ten-percent in his age group.

12:-12:45 Brick Workouts: Transferring quality “brick” workouts into phenomenal race results. USAT Certified Coach, Kevin Crossman will teach you the proper way to execute proper brick workouts and add variety into your training. Having developed many All-American triathletes and podium finishers at all levels, Coach Kevin shares his secrets to creative Brick workouts that will certainly improve your 2014 season! Kevin Crossman of South Glens Falls is a triathlon coach and has ten USAT-sanctioned podium finishes and is a two-time USAT All-American.

1:00-1:45 Good Form Running Clinic – Led by Charles Woodruff and the team at Fleet Feet Sports. Have you ever had a discussion about your running form? Ever wonder what the little things are you can practice to improve your running mechanics? Are you excited to go farther, or faster more comfortably and potentially with less soreness and injury?

If this is you please join in the Good Form Running Clinics at the expo. Come dressed to run, at 11:45 you will take what you learn out to the streets and practice. The Fleet Feet Racing team will provide pace groups for a Good Form fun run. Video taping will be done during the clinic to illustrate form improvement. Following the run join them back at the Fleet Feet tent for a Recovery Zone presentation where they will focus on post-workout recovery techniques. All who attend the group run will receive short-sleeve shirts. Fleet Feet Sports Albany and Adirondack is locally owned and operated by Charles and Arlene Woodruff, who are active participants in the Capital District running community.

2:00-2:45 R.A.I.S.E. – Active Group Lessons for Bullying Prevention and Social Skills. R.A.I.S.E is a series of team building workshops on topics such as social and emotional skill development. Participants develop awareness and practice techniques for taking action to prevent bullying while building a positive, proactive, values-based community. Participate in sample activities that are easily replicated with any group, regardless of age. R.A.I.S.E. is an excellent, practical resource that can be applied as a stand-alone program or one that complements your existing strategy or program and can be brought to area schools and youth groups free of charge this spring. Karie Provanchie Rathbun is a SUNY Adirondack AVS Instructor.

 

EXPO PADDLING POOL DEMOS & CLINICS

SATURDAY, MARCH 8

11:00-11:30 Touring Kayak Capsize Recovery, Rescue & Rolling. John Ozard, Steve Burke, Mike Cavanaugh, Anthony Lamanno, Adirondack Mountain Club – Albany Chapter.

11:30-12:00 Stand-Up Paddleboarding 101 & SUP Yoga. Tina Fetten & Ike Wolgin, Lake George Kayak Co.

12:00-12:30 Kayak Paddling Strokes & Boat Handling Techniques. John Ozard, Steve Burke, Mike Cavanaugh, Anthony Lamanno, Adirondack Mountain Club – Albany Chapter.

12:30-1:00 Whitewater Kayaking 101 & Playboating Fun. Jason LaSelva, Sacandaga Outdoor Center & Team Bliss-Stick US, and friends.

1:00-2:30 Kid’s Kayaking “Try-It” Session. Bring your kids for this fun on-water experience, led by experienced paddlers.

2:30-3:00 Blade, Body & Boat with Charlie Wilson. An on-water intro to paddle physics, biomechanics, and boat control to help you improve efficiency and power in pack canoes. Charlie Wilson is world-renowned as a paddlesport gear designer, boat builder, instructor, author and past president of the American Canoe Association.

3:00-3:30 Touring Kayak Capsize Recovery, Rescue & Rolling. John Ozard, Steve Burke, Mike Cavanaugh, Anthony Lamanno, Adirondack Mountain Club – Albany Chapter.

SUNDAY, MARCH 9

11:00-11:30 Touring Kayak Capsize Recovery, Rescue & Rolling. John Ozard, Steve Burke, Mike Cavanaugh, Anthony Lamanno, Adirondack Mountain Club – Albany Chapter.

11:30-12:00 Stand-Up Paddleboarding 101 & SUP Yoga. Tina Fetten & Ike Wolgin, Lake George Kayak Co.

12:00-12:30 Kayak Paddling Strokes & Boat Handling Techniques. John Ozard, Steve Burke, Mike Cavanaugh, Anthony Lamanno, Adirondack Mountain Club – Albany Chapter.

12:30-1:00 Whitewater Kayaking 101 & Playboating Fun. Jason LaSelva, Sacandaga Outdoor Center & Team Bliss-Stick US, and friends.

1:00-2:30 Kid’s Kayaking “Try-It” Session. Bring your kids for this fun on-water experience, led by experienced paddlers.

2:30-3:00 Blade, Body & Boat with Charlie Wilson. An on-water intro to paddle physics, biomechanics, and boat control to help you improve efficiency and power in pack canoes. Charlie Wilson is world-renowned as a paddlesport gear designer, boat builder, instructor, author and past president of the American Canoe Association.

3:00-3:30 Touring Kayak Capsize Recovery, Rescue & Rolling. John Ozard, Steve Burke, Mike Cavanaugh, Anthony Lamanno, Adirondack Mountain Club – Albany Chapter.