Ten lucky One Medical members were invited to put their athleticism to the test in an intense, three-day training session at the top-secret San Francisco headquarters of ORACLE TEAM USA, Defending Champions of the 34th America’s Cup.
Led by Head Athletic Trainer Craig McFarlane, these ten participants got a taste of the incredible fitness level and unique skills needed to sail competitively on San Francisco Bay.
We asked McFarlane and San Francisco-based One Medical member Erin Bream to tell us about the experience. Here’s what they had to say:
The trainer says:
“All of the participants were awesome, and I had a blast doing it as well. I think the training had a positive impact on each of them; they arrived as individuals and left as a team.”
The participant says:
“I didn’t realize just how much athleticism and endurance is required to sail the boats. Now that I know how difficult it is, I have even more respect for the teams. I had forgotten how valuable (and fun!) it can be to vary training exercises and do them with a group. Since the training, I’ve been incorporating what we learned into my workout routine.”
Editor’s Note: We’d love to hear from you–what’s your take on group fitness?