Starting Out in Tai Chi Chuan

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If you’ve ever tried playing a piano or a guitar for the first time, you can probably remember how awkward those first attempts were. The instrument was something foreign, and your fingers wouldn’t cooperate. Your teacher probably gave you musical scales to learn and told you to practice, practice, practice. (more…)

There’s Still Time to Get In Skiing Shape

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Heading for the slopes? Get in great ski shape with these tips and exercises that will soon have you effortlessly skiing down your favorite run. (more…)

Dan’s Journal Week Six

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This past week has been difficult in terms of my nutritional and fitness program, due to entertaining some out-of-town house guests.

A made a halfhearted effort to exercise on Sunday, but because I had too large a lunch that day, I just wasn’t able to exercise to expectations comfortably, so I backed it down a bit. (more…)

Yes, Charge Extra

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Most of the respondents who think it is OK to charge extra for specialty group classes think so because fitness facilities usually pay more for these types of instructors. Says one facility owner/manager, “It is certainly within reason to charge more for a specialty class, because the instructor has obtained the higher certification, and the club often pays the instructor [more] per class.” (more…)

What is the Ideal Fat Burning Treadmill Workout?

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Dear Expert:

I have been walking on the treadmill for 40 minutes four to five times per week. In order to burn fat, is it better to walk at a faster pace with a lower incline or increase the incline and decrease the pace? Also, is 40 minutes enough time or should I increase my time, too? (more…)

Sk8Mental Shropshires First Skate Park

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I own Shropshire’s first SkatePark – Sk8Mental.

It’s on Stafford Park 11 in Telford and it rocks !
Even got its first review in Unity and this place is all you ever need. (more…)

What Do We Know About It Post 2

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There are gender differences in muscle type and mass. Males typically have more muscle mass and each single fiber is larger than those of a female. This difference accounts for greater uptake of creatine in males. (more…)

What Do We Know About It Post 1

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Armed with little if any knowledge of how creatine works, athletes at all levels have taken an unknown health risk and invested large sums of money in hopes of gaining a competitive edge. (more…)

Kindness

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Kindness reminds us that we’re all in this together.

An act of kindness eases the load or brightens the outlook of another. In performing a kindness, we get an emotional lift, too.

I’ve always sensed that “what goes around comes around.” Kindnesses extended are eventually returned, perhaps not by the same individual or in the same way, or even immediately, but inevitably.

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Halloween

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Halloween is just around the corner and  we’re hoping you’re preparing for a nice big skating celebration. Whether it’s a group event on roads, ice or otherwise we’d love to hear and see what you’ve been upto, so please remember to logon during November to write a short article about where your most recent eerie skate!

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