Curling – An Introduction to Canada’s Pastime

2012-09-04 / Sports / Comments Off on Curling – An Introduction to Canada’s PastimeComments

In almost every town in Canada, regardless of how small, stands a rink were millions take to the ice weekly. In western Canada, their long curved roofs have become a symbol of small-town values. Hockey? You ask? No. It is the game of curling and it is coming to a Winter Olympics near you. Read the rest of this entry »

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In line Skating for Clubs – It’s Easier than You Think

2012-07-26 / Sports / Comments Off on In line Skating for Clubs – It’s Easier than You ThinkComments

The in-line skating industry has come a long way since 1984 when there were only 20,000 skaters in the U.S. According to American Sports Data Inc., in-line skating is the nation’s fastest growing recreational sport (with step and mountain biking coming in second and third). It is projected there will be more than 10 million skaters by the end of this year. In fact, the in-line market is the single most successful product launch in the sporting goods industry’s history. The diverse uses of skates — from casual cruising with friends and family, to racing, sport-specific training and hockey — contributes to this industry’s record-breaking growth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jim’s Introduction

2012-07-16 / Fitness / Comments Off on Jim’s IntroductionComments

I want to be in the program because I am stuck. Over the last year I have gone from 290 pounds to 185 pounds and really want to get down to 160 pounds. I look and feel much better but these last 25 pounds just will not go away no matter how hard I work. I also have a lot of excess skin from when I was heavy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Strengthening Exercises Help to Prevent Gymnastic Injuries

2012-07-13 / Fitness / Comments Off on Strengthening Exercises Help to Prevent Gymnastic InjuriesComments

Gymnastics requires flexibility, strength and power. Most gymnasts know the importance of hamstring, hip, back and shoulder flexibility. The following strengthening exercises will help improve the gymnast’s performance and help minimize the risk for injury. Since the gymnast may not have access to a weight room, these exercises can be done without weight equipment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trisha’s Journal

2012-07-03 / Fitness / Comments Off on Trisha’s JournalComments

Well, you can see from my exercise chart that I wasn’t too active in the way you expect. I kept in mind that I ought to do something, and Tae Bo was the best choice for intense movement for the least time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 4

2012-06-05 / Fitness / Comments Off on Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 4Comments

Your assessment of fat grams seems a little low — be sure to count a teaspoon of olive oil as 4 grams of fat, and every ounce of cheese as 8 grams of fat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 3

2012-06-05 / Fitness / Comments Off on Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 3Comments

Sharon

Armand’s Reply

I would say you had a very good week of exercise! The frequency and variety are just what I want to see. As far as your decreased desire to exercise at the end of the week, I would suggest meeting a friend at the gym at those times. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 2

2012-06-05 / Fitness / Comments Off on Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 2Comments

Sharon’s Reply

Hi Jen,

Don’t fret — it takes a little time for improved food choices to filter on down to weight loss. You have been eating better this week. Meals are better than grazing, but you still have a fair amount of nonfat calories as snacks — licorice, Good and Plenty, caloric drinks, jelly beans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 1

2012-06-05 / Fitness / Comments Off on Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 1Comments

This week went fairly well, though I’m still unfortunately in the 149 to 149.5-pound range. I did a better job eating full dinners and even a few actual lunches instead of my usual array of snacks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pilates Yoga’s Cousin

2012-04-09 / Fitness / Comments Off on Pilates Yoga’s CousinComments

The Pilates Method, an exercise system with roots in yoga, was developed in the 1920s by physical trainer Joseph H. Pilates. It focuses on improving flexibility and strength without building bulk. Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle, director of the Pilates Center of Austin and longtime yoga practitioner, has seen Pilates help many arthritis patients over the years. Read the rest of this entry »

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