Bounce into “Against the Tide” with GravOxy this Saturday

Joanne at GravOxy leads a group in reboundingBounce into the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s (MBCC) annual statewide Against the Tide swim, kayak, walk, or run fundraising event this Saturday, June 21st at DCR’s Hopkinton State Park! Joanne Schmalenberger, owner of GravOxy Fitness in Natick, MA, will lead warm-up sessions at Against the Tide using the unique fitness system called rebounding.

Rebounding is a low-impact exercise usually performed on a rebounder — sometimes called a mini trampoline. It can be gentle enough for a patient confined to a wheelchair, yet challenging enough for an Olympic athlete. By jumping on a rebounder, more oxygen is circulated through the body, and the lymphatic system is stimulated. This strengthens the immune system, making fighting off diseases and destroying cancer cells easier. Other benefits of rebounding include reducing body fat, strengthening muscles, and protecting joints.

 Joanne will be leading the two Against the Tide warm-ups free of charge, the first at 8:20, and the second at 9:20. Participants can choose to warm up with Joanne on the rebounders (provided on-site) or alternatively, through calisthenics. 

“I’m excited to lead the rebounding warm up at the June 21st Against the Tide event,” says Joanne. “Rebounding works on body movement and getting rid of inflammation and cell damage in the body, therefore working to prevent cancer.”

Against the Tide consists of several components: competitive and recreational swim, recreational kayak, recreational walk, and competitive and recreational run. Participants of all ages and abilities can choose 1, 2, or 3 of these exciting activities. In the Aquathlon “Splash and Dash” component, you can “splash” in the competitive 1-mile swim and immediately “dash” into the competitive 5K or 10K run (your choice of distance).  Against the Tide online registration is open until Noon on Friday, June 20th. Walk-in Registration is available on Saturday, June 21st.

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