Annapolis Sailing Fitness hopes to fill niche with new gym in Eastport
By KATIE ARCIERI, Staff Writer
(article from The Capital Online)
"Don't swing your legs – stay focused ”, Legum says to Dan Wittig as he works through a grueling set of pull-ups, his face turning a shade or two lighter than sunburned red.
Mr. Wittig, head coach for J World Sailing School in Eastport, is already in great shape, but Mr. Legum's workout exclusively for sailors is pushing even this ablest of athletes to the limit.
Since 2003, sailing professionals like Mr. Wittig have trained with Mr. Legum, getting their triceps screaming and abs burning for whatever the ocean has in store for them come race day.
Now Mr. Legum has opened a 1,200-square-foot gym where sailors can target the specific muscles needed to pull halyards, tie down sails and hike out of a dinghy.
Mr. Legum opened the Annapolis Sailing Fitness studio in the Eastport Yacht Center on Aug. 1, making it the only studio of its kind in the country.
Mr. Legum and Rob Almeida, former Naval Academy sailing coach, are aiming to train anyone - high-end competitors, Wednesday night buffs or just casual sailors.
"We're going to get them where they're going to be challenged," Mr. Legum said.
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