Spin Class love

Hey guys, and welcome back to my Sports and Fitness blog.  IF you read my blog on a regular basis then i’m sure you will know all about my love of trying new and different fitness classes.  

 

I’ve tried most of the standard classes such as yoga, kickboxing, legs, bums and tums classes, to fairly different classes such as circus stunts, aerial hoop and pole dancing.  But the one class I have always said no to was Spin class.  Because who in thier right mind would choose to spend 45 minutes to 1 hour on a bicycle, cycling as fast as they can, standing up/sitting down/hovering, whilst being screamed at to go harder, go faster, and basically jsut stop being a little wimp.  It turns out that would be me.  Guys, I finally understand the appeal.  I tried out my first class about 3 weeks ago now, and I enjoyed it so much I went back the next day, now i’ve been going to about 3 or 4 classes a week.  

 

Class love 

One of the main reasons I love my spin class is that it’s black with UV lights, and whilst this may be off putting to some for me it means I can cycle my absolute hardest and sweat a shit ton without caring a shit about how I look.  I also love how the UV lights make my gel manicure shine, but that's a bit of a girly point. I do however have a couple of complaints about spin, my main one is how often I main myself whilst cycling.  Every session seems to just add bruises up and down my legs, and I don’t think my work out clothes have ever smelt so bad!

 

Are there any fitness classes you’ve been going to that you’d recommend to me?  Or any you absolutely refuse to go to? 

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Aaron Pico to Make MMA Debut

Yo yo yo what’s going on everybody, welcome back to my sports and fitness blog. About three years ago, a phone call took place between infamous mixed martial arts manager Bob Cook and Scott Coker, who is the president of Bellator MMA. Cook simply stated that he had the next kid, and after bringing heavyweight striker Daniel Cormier to Coker in 2009 this was a statement that got taken seriously. At the time Aaron Pico was only 17 years old, and was a golden gloves boxers in LA who also wrestled. Coker was a little apprehensive, but within a couple of months both sides came to an agreement in a developmental contract that Pico signed just after turning 18.  Read more

Boules - A Relaxing Outdoor Sport

Boules – A Relaxing Outdoor Sport

Hello everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend! Today I would like to welcome you back to my sports and fitness blog.
The summer is definitely the time for outdoor activities. But not everybody likes a full body workout where you are drenched in sweat afterwards. Some prefer relaxed sports and like to spend their time outdoors leisurely. Therefore I have the perfect match for you! The French sports Boules. It is the ideal light outdoor activity not just for pensioners – like most people think – but it is suitable for everyone. Form the young to the old. Read more

Stanley Cup Playoffs 2017

Yo yo yo, what's going on everyone? Welcome back to my sports and fitness blog, its awesome that all my readers keep coming back week after week, month after month. Now, enough with the sappy stuff, onto what you came here for. Hockey! Ice Hockey to be exact, and no not the International Ice Hockey Championship that featured no superstars what so ever. I am talking about the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, in which we are currently entrenched in the finals of. This has been an interesting playoff run so far, as the Detroit Red Wings failed to make the playoffs for the first time in 27 seasons, which shifted the record to the Pittsburgh Penguins who have less than half of what the Red Wings had at only 11. This was also the first time since 2006 in which both teams from the Canadian province in Alberta made the playoffs, as well as all three Eastern Canadian teams. Read more

Fill your Hockey Bag

Fill your Hockey Bag

Hey everyone, and welcome to my sports and fitness blog. The NHL Stanley Cup finals are going on as we speak, which means that around the world hockey season is coming to an end as the ice melts and the the players lose their sweaty equipment for golf clubs and blazers. After the season ends I find is always the best time to start shopping for hockey gear for next season as you can save tons of money buying used equipment from the last season. I personally like to take a look at https://www.for-sale.ie/ when I am shopping for used sports equipment and they haven’t let me down yet. Much like a previous post I did on what to put in your yoga bag, this post will cover the things you need to pick up to fill your hockey bag before the season starts.  Read more

Magic Johnson Shines for the Lakers again

Magic Johnson Shines for the Lakers again

Hello sports fans, welcome back to another post on my sports and fitness blog. This time we are discussing the NBA, and even though this time of year is usually fairly news free there is one interesting point to talk about. Magic Johnson is back in L.A. with the Lakers once more. Johnson was named President of Basketball Operations, pushing Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss to the curb just days before the trade deadline. This move instantly made ripples as people talked about the changes that Magic will bring to the Lakers. No one knows how exactly this will pan out, but Magic has laid out a few thoughts explaining how he landed the job. Read more

Rock Climbing - A full workout

Rock Climbing- A Full Workout

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Play squash to increase fitness

Play squash to increase fitness
 

Squash is one of the most physically demanding sports there is. This is excellent for fitness, but watch out for injuries as it is that physical. Stretching before a game will certainly help keep this to a minimum. For non squash players it looks kind of easy right, all you are doing is rallying a small ball against a wall, with a mate, whilst having a chat right?  Wrong! An average 45 minute game of squash can burn around 500 calories and if not fit will make your leg and arm muscles burn within minutes of starting the game. If you are over 40, a smoker, or a little out of shape then it’s advisable you do some cardio fitness training before entering a squash court. Read more

Things to pack in your yoga bag

Things to pack in your yoga bag
 

Namaste and welcome back to my fitness blog. As I’m getting older gone are the days when I yearn for the great sweaty feeling after an hour long spin class, or the achy muscles after a great weight training class.  Instead I have felt myself leaning more towards yoga and pilates.  I have always been fond of yoga, and have attended at least one yoga class a week for the past 3 or 4 years, but recently I have found myself waking up earlier 3 times a week to head in and lay out my yoga mat for a great 45 minute long session.  Obviously one of the most important factors in deciding on a class is the teacher, and I highly recommend trying out lots of different yoga classes, and different styles of yoga before settling on one class.  You might find that Bikram yoga is more suited to you, or that you prefer outdoor classes, although that option is probably not viable year round for most of us.   Read more

Spin Class love

Spin Class love

Hey guys, and welcome back to my Sports and Fitness blog.  IF you read my blog on a regular basis then i’m sure you will know all about my love of trying new and different fitness classes.   Read more

NFL Draft Mid Season

2016 NFL Draft Mid Season Check up

Hey everybody, welcome back to my sports blog. I recently improved my game day set up thanks to http://www.canada.for-sale.com/ so that I can watch multiple games every Sunday and it is awesome. I have been able to catch up on what so many players are doing. This is great for me because I like to think of my self as a student of the game, and as student of the game I like to know who is doing good and who isn't (It becomes really helpful in Madden). That's why I have decided to start a series covering the first round of the 2016 NFL draft and what the picks are up to. I know I usually post about Steelers but I want to try adn expand a little bit to cover more teams with these great players. And away we go! Read more

Game of the week

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Table Tennis

Table Tennis 

Welcome back folks.  For toady’s sports and fitness installment, I’d like to talk about table tennis, a relatively uncovered sport and one that’s not always fully understood.  Many still refer to the sport in a leisurely way as Ping-Pong, which is generally something you would play as a child with your nan or granddad, though it’s actually an incredibly technical (hundreds of grades and styles of bat, rubber and glue), fast -paced sport that is played competitively worldwide.  Read more

 
 
 

Introduction

Hi folks and welcome my blog.  This a general open blog intending to cover anything and everything related to sports and fitness.  Whether it be swimming or football to motor sports, UFC, daily workouts or sports nutrition, this blog will at some point cover it.  Read more

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