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Following Injury, Retired Athlete is Reclaiming an Active Lifestyle

Following Injury, Retired Athlete is Reclaiming an Active Lifestyle

When former Slippery Rock University wrestler and West Seneca West Middle School teacher and coach Marty Rudich was told by the medical profession to cut back on his activities and increase his medications, he wisely chose to explore another alternative.

Marty contacted Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora, and is now working with Helmicki and Primordial to regain his strength and return to a more active and athletic lifestyle.  

Local Exercise Training Program Incorporates Systema Methods

Local Exercise Training Program Incorporates Systema Methods

Primordial Strength Inc., an exercise training company based in East Aurora, integrates Systema breathing methodologies into its programs to enhance the health and well being of all its clients. The practice involves breath patterns that control heart rate, respiration and inhibition of the release of stress chemicals. 

A Russian martial art, Systema aids in performance, stress reduction, restoration and awareness. Proper integration also allows further advancement of Explosive Power Endurance throughout Coach Steven Helmicki’s training system. Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength, is fortunate to have train with acclaimed Russian martial arts instructor Vladimir Vasiliev in the practice of Systema.<

Local Basketball Player Goes From Redshirt to Major Contributor at Michigan

Local Basketball Player Goes From Redshirt to Major Contributor at Michigan

Hamburg resident Blake McLimans was redshirted at Michigan last season so he could learn more about what it takes to succeed at the Division I level. This year, it’s a different story.

McLimans, a 6-foot 10-inch, 240-pound forward who wears number 22 for the Michigan Wolverines, spent his off-season training at Primordial Strength Inc. in East Aurora with Steven Helmicki, president of the local fitness training company. Today, McLimans is a big contributor to his 10-2 team, averaging 7.7 minutes, 1.9 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

Jamestown Audubon Supports NYS Waterfowl Count

Jamestown Audubon Supports NYS Waterfowl Count

Each January, members of the New York State Ornithological Association visit lakes, rivers and shorelines to count waterfowl: ducks, geese, swans, loons, grebes, etc. 

This year’s count is scheduled for Sunday, January 16, 2011.

Except for a brief hiatus in 1968-1972, the NYS Ornithological Association has conducted this survey every year since 1955.  Results are usually published late in the year in its quarterly journal The Kingbird.

In most years, more than a quarter of a million birds are tallied.  In addition to being an enjoyable outing, the Department of Environmental Conservation has acknowledged this to be a useful survey for long-term monitoring of waterfowl populations wintering in New York. 

Just Announced: The French Connection to Appear at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest

Just Announced: The French Connection to Appear at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest

The French Connection — Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert and Richard Martin — will be appearing December 26 and 27 at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest is being held December 26-29 and is sponsored by Towne Automotive Group, Certo Brothers Distributing Company and Sgroi Financial LLC, in association with WNY Hockey Magazine. Hockey fans from Western New York, Southern Ontario and around the world will also be in downtown Buffalo during this time for the World Junior hockey tournament.

Primordial Strength Leading the Way to Bring Sports Concussion Expert to WNY

Primordial Strength Leading the Way to Bring Sports Concussion Expert to WNY

Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora is looking for community support in its effort to bring Chris Nowinski of the Sports Legacy Institute to Buffalo for a speaking engagement in early spring. Nowinski, president, CEO and co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at the Boston University School of Medicine, is also the author of “Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis.”

Australian Basketball Teams To Visit WNY

Australian Basketball Teams To Visit WNY

Chautauqua Lake basketball players will host the junior varsity and varsity teams from Australia's Prince Alfred College, a private secondary school for boys, on Tues. Dec. 14, with the visiting teams facing off against CLCS athletes at 6 PM (JV) and 7:30 PM (varsity). Admission to the games is free, and the public is welcome.
 
Each visiting athlete will be matched with a host student for afternoon classes in the secondary school on Tuesday. Students in the elementary grades will have an opportunity to learn about life in Australia from student athletes who visit their classrooms, with a similar presentation for all secondary school students at the end of the school day.