Category Archives: Sports

Softball: Training in the Off-Season

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Softball season is officially over unless of course you’ve chosen to extend it by participating in a fall league. My team considered playing through the fall, but we decided to quit while we were ahead — we took our well-earned trophy and split. Read more »

Drinking and Holiday Cheer?

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It is a question I hear all the time: ‘Can I still have a glass or two of wine with dinner and lose weight?’ Or ‘It’s the holiday season and I want to enjoy a few cocktails at parties but will this put weight on me?’ Read more »

A Long Term Plan Will Establish Credibility

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Role of the health professional. Health professionals need to get their patients started on exercise programs that are tailored to their individual needs. Read more »

Training in Fitness Center

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Training staff in these research-based, directed techniques is a rewarding experience. When well-meaning professionals, primarily trained in physiology, are empowered with tools that enhance client success, they are well received. Emphasize the need to help people adapt to routine exercise through a combination of art and science. Read more »

Publicity Seekers

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World Gym of Saratoga faces the same marketing dilemma that most clubs do — trying to bring in new members, while at the same time fostering loyal, satisfied, long-term members. What sets the club apart is its aggressive approach. Read more »

More Than a Physical Extension

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There are two main schools of philosophy when it comes to weapons training. The first believes that weapon training begins when the martial training begins, and the staff, or bokken (wooden sword), is another extension of your body, as is your hand or foot. You should develop the skill with the weapon, just as you develop the skill with your natural body weaponry. Read more »

Okinawa Kenpo a Short Discussion

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Many of the Eastern Martial Arts systems were developed when the governments severely restricted the use of weapons by the common people. Here’s how a martial art known as Okinawa Kenpo got its start. Read more »

The World of Sports Has a World of Problems

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Anyone who regularly reads the sports section of the newspaper knows that professional, college and even high school athletes fall from grace at an alarming rate. Many learn their lesson and bounce back to become model citizens. Read more »

Curling An Introduction to Canada’s Pastime

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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.

If hockey is Canada’s national sport (officially it’s lacrosse, which is the same as hockey but with more injuries), curling is our national pastime. Often described as chess on ice, it is a sport of fine skill and strategy that becomes nearly as much fun to watch as it is to play. Read more »

Bicycle and In Line Skating Safety Post 2

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A national U.S. telephone survey in 1991 indicated that only 26% of all children under age 15 owned helmets. Only 15% of all children reported using their helmets all or more than half of the time when riding. In Georgia, both reported and observed bicycle helmet use increased from about 30% to about 50% after enactment of legislation requiring helmets for all bicyclists under age 16. A study from Cleveland, Ohio found that child helmet use was 80% in communities that implemented both legislative and education programs, 40% with legislation alone, and 20% with education programs alone. Read more »

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