I teamed up with Requisite Fitness in 2013 and never looked back. The coaches know movement, prioritize form and have built an amazing community of athletes that I am privileged to be a part of. Strength training at Requisite has been an ideal way to add balance and variety to the hours spent at the boathouse. More importantly, the community has been an incredible source of energy, inspiration and support.
WellPoint Oriental Medicine is a cornerstone of my training and racing success. In fact, I am rowing today thanks to the skill and expertise of Adam Schreiber, who helped me recover from recurring injuries in 2011. He and partner, Teresa Tat, practice Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture, as well as Chinese herbal medicine. I work closely with both of them to enhance recovery, promote sleep, prevent injury and support general well-being.
I started working with Dr. Mitch Greene at GreenePsych Clinical & Sport Psychology after realizing that my mind, not my physical capacity, was holding me back on the race course. Dr. Greene helped me reconnect with my purpose for rowing and establish a higher level of confidence in my skill. He and I have since partnered in a professional capacity to help rowers in the Philadelphia area achieve their goals, love the sport and have some fun in the process.
Four Athletics is an apparel company that designs and produces premium active wear. I’ve got a confession to make with this one. I signed on as a brand ambassador before even trying the gear! Why? I heard about Four Athletics on one of my favorite podcasts and was immediately drawn to its model and mission. Passion, people and relationship building are at its core; crowdfunding keeps product prices low; quality is high; and everything is made in the USA! As for the gear… YES, I now wear it, love it and encourage you to give it a try! Use code: “carastawicki15” for 15% at checkout.
Linda Edwards was a surprise addition to my support team in 2017. We started working together when Linda generously offered her time and resources to the high performance group at Penn AC. Linda practices IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback, which is a holistic treatment method and cutting-edge technology used to help optimize performance. Its benefits vary based on the protocol used but commonly include increased focus and decreased anxiety. Personally, I’ve experienced improved sleep, which has helped with recovery, as well as a definite boost in focus and mood!
Dr. Pro came through for me in a big way during spring training in Florida in 2017, and is now my “go-to” for bodywork and chiropractic whenever I’m in town. Dr. Pro is an expert in Active Release Technique, and specializes in identifying sources of pain and correcting dysfunction. We’ve evaluated everything from my movement patterns and body mechanics in rowing and weightlifting to yoga and stretching at home. I even changed my single rig after seeing him, which helped eliminate a problem with my one of my hips. I’m sincerely grateful for Dr. Pro’s time, generosity and unparalleled expertise!