Where: The ShockYard, 19R Court St
When: Thursday, 10/23 6-9PM
Who: South Shore Young Professionals
What: Here's a chance to enjoy some delicious food from Mamma Mia's Restaurant while making great contacts from the South Shore! A cash bar will also be featured.
Here at the ShockYard, we strive to help our clients improve their health in all aspects of their lives. This goal, in addition to the desire to give back to our community, has led us to develop a series of Social Club events centered on active community service projects.
A wealth of scientific studies show that volunteering is good for your health. Many of them are reviewed in this article from the Corporation for National & Community Service. For example volunteering results in lower mortality rates, even after controlling for other demographic factors. Those who volunteer also report lower levels of depression as well as higher levels of happiness, life-satisfaction, self-esteem, a sense of control over life, and physical health.
In a new survey from the United Health Group, over 75% of people who volunteered in the past year reported that volunteering has made them feel healthier and lowered their stress levels, while approximately 95% said that volunteering improved their mood and enriched their sense of purpose in life.
At our first community service event, we will be cleaning paddocks, painting fences, and grooming horses at Wild Hearts Horses for Heroes Therapeutic Equestrian Program. The Horses for Heroes program helps veterans who are coping with PTSD by giving them a hands-on opportunity to communicate and connect with horses in a way that can help them to rebuild their relationships with family, friends, and society. Click here to learn more about this amazing program at their website. We will finish out the day with a short run around the property for those who are interested and still have energy to burn.
Come volunteer with us, and get back even more than you give!
Where: Wild Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Program in West Bridgewater
When: Saturday June, 28th 2-5PM
What to bring: Garden gloves, boots, clothes you don't mind paint on, hedge trimmers, paint brushes,
and running shoes (if joining for the run after)
Sign Up: Community Wild Hearts Service Day Facebook Event
The great folks from PACTV came by one of our roller girl boot camps recently. Check it out!
Do you play a team sport and want to take your game to the next level?
Contact us and we'll design a recurring 1-hour group boot camp featuring strength training and sport-specific skills for you and your teammates.
From the mouths of Rollergirls:
"I can't begin to say how amazing ShockYard is, I have seen it change a lot of my friends physically and mentally. I have seen the smiles on everyones face after a workout, it's really inspiring. Big Props to ShockYard <3"
Zumba® Fitness in the Club! - Tues in April @ 7PM
Fundraiser for The Arc - Sat, 4/12/14, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Rollerderby Home Bout (MARD) - Sat, 4/12/14, 4:15PM
Movie Montage Workout - Sat, 4/19/14, 11AM-1PM
Plymouth Road Runners Run Club Meet Up - First Thursdays of the month, 6:30PM
Social Club Mixer @ The Speedwell Tavern - Fri, 5/30/14, 7PM
Movie Montage Workout Returns! - Sat, 4/19, 11AM-1PM
On this day there will be hard work...there will be sweat...and there will be GLORY!!!!! The best part of every sports movie is the inspirational training montage. Come out for a session where we train alongside these epic moments.
$5 for ShockYard members, $10 for non-members
Click HERE, Email ShockYard@gmail.com or call 508-808-9699 to reserve your spot today! Let's do this!
The ShockYard will be hosting Zumba® Fitness in the Club classes
Tuesdays in April at 7PM.
Zumba® is a Latin-music inspired cardio class that's guaranteed to get your heart rate up! The session will be taught by Rebecca Dispoto, licensed Zumba® Instructor.
Just $10 dollars for drop in
Discounts for purchasing more than one class upfront. (508-808-9699)
Limit 20 participants. Sign up to reserve your spot! https://shockyard.appointy.com/
The Arc Presents
The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra and
Ronan Tynan, Famed Irish Tenor
Stay tuned to our website and Facebook for a chance to win FREE tickets!
Learn more about The Arc of Greater Plymouth HERE
This event is a fundraiser to help build accessible playground for the town of Plymouth. Encourage your friends to come along!
Season Opener for Mass Attack Roller Derby in Taunton
Stay tuned to our Facebook page this week for chances to win FREE TICKETS
Downtown Run Club Meet Up - Plymouth Road Runners
First Thursdays of the month
6:30PM at The ShockYard
Plymouth Road Runners is a running club based out of Plymouth, Massachusetts. This is a traditional running group, organized and managed by runners, for runners.
Click HERE to learn more
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join!
Social Club Mixer at the Speedwell Tavern - 5/30/14, 7PM
Music by Whiskey Sunday
Check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/521690061281345/
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By Emily Clark
Jan., 9th 2014
Click Here for the Wicked Local Online Version of the Article
"Plymouth - Sometimes, business professionals say they stumbled into their future. Casey McGrath and Laura Vineyard skated into theirs. McGrath and Vineyard met in the Voices Rising chorus in Boston in 2006 while working as lab technicians at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital. The two biology majors fell in love, moved to Indiana to complete their PhDs at Indiana University and skated in their spare time. It was roller derby, to be precise, and it became a passion for them. If you’re not familiar with this contest, it’s quite athletic, involving blockers on both teams that try to prevent jammers from skating laps around the rink. Players wear pads and helmets and there are strict rules and penalties regarding illegal contact. Players can hip or check one another on the side, but not in front. McGrath and Vineyard played in the Bleeding Heartland Roller Girls league, and they succeeded in their goal to push the roller derby league into the top 40 worldwide.
Their goal was to also pursue careers in biology, but when they had completed their PhDs it soon became apparent that competition in their field would be fierce. One of them would likely be forced to take a position in another state, and separation was not an option. Meanwhile, they realized their love of roller derby and fitness had eclipsed their other ambitions. They opted to become certified personal trainers and open their own gym in America’s Hometown, armed with a biological expertise that gives them an edge, Vineyard said.
Their background in science helps them ferret out the bogus studies and the data that just doesn’t add up to the conclusions being pitched, they explained. McGrath and Vineyard said they are committed to health and wellness, not fads and antiquated ideas about exercise.
“There’s tons of bad science out there about exercise,” Vineyard added. “The body mass index is a perfect example.” The approach is flawed and used a tiny sample of test subjects to draw sweeping conclusions that have little foundation in fact, she said.
“So many gyms and health professionals assume that the primary goal is to lose weight. Fitness is about being able to pick up your grandkids, or do an awesome jump on a snowboard. It’s about living well, not just about weight.”
McGrath and Vineyard moved back to Massachusetts, married and have just opened ShockYard Fitness & Social Club at 19R Court St., offering an innovative approach to training that they say not only creates results but fun because it incorporates teamwork and social workouts.
"The sense of community and friendship and the experience of working with a team toward a common goal helped us get in the best shape of our lives,” McGrath said. “We wanted to bring that same atmosphere of camaraderie and fun to a more traditional gym setting, where a broader range of people could experience it.”
To achieve this, each ShockYard bootcamp class is a team, competing against other teams for prizes and glory. Yes, there is a touch of roller derby here – without the hip checking.
“If you know your teammates are counting on you, you’re less likely to skip a day of class, no matter how early that alarm goes off in the morning,” McGrath added.
The ShockYard also hosts social club events with an active bent, such as fun runs or live-action board game nights.
The ShockYard Fitness & Social Club offers semi-personal training with one trainer teaching multiple gym members at a time, thereby cutting the high cost of the one-on-one session. The semi-personal training package includes personalized monthly strength and cardio programs, supervision from a certified personal trainer, small group sessions and flexible workouts. Eight sessions cost $169 per month, 12 sessions go for $209 per month and a $60 initiation fee and three-month commitment is required.
Team bootcamps speak for themselves, with groups of members working together to accomplish goals and compete against other teams. Workouts are always led by a certified trainer and are different every day. Team bootcamps cost $84 per month for eight sessions or $104 per month for 12 sessions. A $30 initiation fee is again required, as well as a three-month commitment.
Lunch-Punch bootcamps are held from noon to 1 p.m. every weekday, giving attendees a chance to work out for just an hour with no commitment or initiation fee. Four sessions are $60, eight cost $110 or 12 sessions for $150.
The ShockYard Fitness and Social Club will host its grand opening party and open house, “ResolutionFest 2014,” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at 19R Court St. The event was originally scheduled for Jan. 3 but was postponed due to last week’s storm. There will be games, food, giveaways, special offers and a chance to check out the new 1,500-square-foot facility.
For more information on ShockYard or to sign up for classes, visit www.ShockYard.com or contact ShockYard at 508-808-9699 or ShockYard@gmail.com.
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