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Getting You Connected

from Catch to Finish

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Welcome to Aligned and Balanced Rowing!

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Karen wants to know……

  • Are you frustrated by injuries that keep you from rowing?
  • Do you struggle with getting to the catch?
  • Do you have difficulty staying supported through the stroke?
  • Do you want to improve efficiency in your motion?

Rowing is a beautiful and challenging sport.

It can take years to truly master the technical components of the rowing stroke, get good boat feel, and really move a boat. To do so, and remain injury free in the process, is a challenge. As with other sports, different factors affect how a rower even sits in a boat. Factors, such as an athlete’s  structure, history of  daily postures, work or school stresses, and old injuries, affect a rower’s ability to sit up correctly, and to move with fluidity and ease. Combine these underlying structural and habitual issues to a repetitive sport, and the body absorbing a lot of stress. If the body is not operating optimally, it will break down at the weakest link.

It does not have to be this way.

We help rowers, of all ages and levels, stay on the water.

Our holistic approach makes the most impact by treating athletes one on one, with hour long appointments. Our athletes receive custom solutions that best fit their goals, needs, and lifestyles. We help all rowers–whether you are a recreational rower who has a back injury just trying to stay fit, a junior rower who has aspirations of collegiate rowing, a Master’s rower who wants to continue competing, or an elite rower who want to improve their speed and efficiency.  My clients love our integrated approach and feel the changes are more lasting.

 

 

Heading to PAC 12 Championships with the Huskies! ...

Washington's men and women have won the Pac-12 Championship each of the last two years. This Sunday at Lake Natoma, they both compete for a third straight crown. Races begin Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. [new start time!]. Here's a preview, with a link to live results, the full schedule, and more: gohski.es/2E9YcPW

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US Rowing NSR for W1x and M1x and Spring Speed Order for LW1x and LM1x are in the books.

Congratulations to
W1x Kara Kohler and M1x Michael Knippen for punching their ticket to World Rowing Championships 2019 in Linz, Austria, in the summer

And to
LW1x Michelle Sescher and LM1x Jasper Liu for winning speed order.

I had over 40 athletes competing in the event with 21 in A and B finals! The compete for several boat clubs: Seattle Rowing Center, Vesper BC, Penn AC, Malta BC, Green Racing Project, Riverside BC, Potomac BC, Cambridge BC, Hydrow Crew, Kreble, and Foundry.

Looking forward to a fantastic year of racing!

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This is a big year of changed for my home base boat club and rowing family, Seattle Rowing Center. The club is moving to California. I will be staying in Seattle, but once they are set up, I will come out regularly to work with the coaches and athletes.

This will be the last year competing under SRC colors as a team, but the bonds are forever! #steadfast
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US Rowing Senior NSR for the M1x and W1x and Speed Order for the LM1x and LW1x are in the books! It has been a busy, exciting, and tiring week for all. I have worked with 21/32 athletes in A and B finals today and over 40 athletes competing in the event. The athletes were representing several boat clubs: Seattle Rowing Center, Vesper Boat Club, Penn AC, Malta Boat Club, Green Racing Project Potomac Boat Club, Cambridge Boat Club, Riverside Boat Club, Hydrow Crew, Kreble, and Foundry.

Many congratulations to
W1x Kara Kohler and M1x Michael Knippen who punched their ticket to World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria this summer.

And to
LW1x Michelle Sechser and LM1x Jasper Liu for winning spring speed order.

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This is a big year of change for my home base boat club and rowing family, Seattle Rowing Center. They will be moving to California in the summer. I will be staying in Seattle, but plan to fly there regularly, once they are set up, to continue work with the coaches and athletes. This is the last year we will be competing under SRC colors, but the bonds are forever. #steadfast

Photos of some of my athletes from this week. I couldn't capture everyone, but everyone was on my mind and in my heart.
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