Mar 16

Humbert Nostalgic About the Race

A warmer weather is sure on its way and has indicated the same for Chris Humbert. Although he is looking forward to a warmer weather, it does not mean that robin return when the snow has melted or when the trees start bearing leaves again.

Rather it is that time when Chris goes back to St. Cloud for his annual trip to run the Earth Day Half-Marathon. The teacher at Mound Westonka High School and coach will be taking part in the 16th edition of the race that will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the campus of St. Cloud State University on Saturday. And just like the past fifteen years he is surely expected to be in the starting line when the gun sounds.

Humbert has explained that the game was just a celebration for him, after going on Greece yacht charters. He believes that for people like him who love to be outside moving without having to put on layers after layers of clothing first, the coming four or five months is indeed the best months of the year. There were almost 3500 competitors for all the races in last year’s Earth Day weekend for all the races. The races also include a 1km kids race and a 5km run and corporate challenge on Friday night.

This year almost 1350 runners have signed up for the race with many more of them going to still sign up and register. This event which is conducted every year brings a lot of people in town and makes the hotel accommodated and restaurants full. And the town hopes to welcome back all those people who must come back since they have had a very good experience.

Humbert has many reasons as to why he keeps coming back with the biggest being that he went to St. Cloud State. The race is always like trip for him down the memory lane which makes him nostalgic and feels close at home.

Apr 15

Duchene Bags The 3rd Place In Rotterdam

Brantford runner Krista Duchene impressed the racing world last Sunday by bouncing back to a great shape that saw her grabbing the 3rd place at the Rotterdam Marathon Event. The 38-year-old was in quite a poor shape for almost one year given her broken leg but it’s her sheer will, determination & hard work that have brought us to such a glorious position lately.

The Ontario resident, who is also a doting mother of 3, crossed the finishing line in 2 hours twenty nine minutes & 37 seconds. She is hopeful that her 3rd position would be able to secure a good spot for her on the Canadian track & field squad for Rio Olympics the coming year. Continue reading →

Sep 14

River Valley of Edmonton Up For Outdoor Adventure

The setting is beautiful with natural backdrop in the river valley of Edmonton in North America. Throughout the seasons there are lot of activities which goes on. You can go for a walk around the river valley to begin with.

The wind proves to be chilly but the localities brim with pride because of the scenic beauty. Both the locals as well as the tourists enjoy the outdoor activity which goes on at Edmonton. Going in for golfing and geo caching in the Laurier Park are the activities that you can indulge in. There are 20 big parks in the area and the pathways are all well maintained. In all the seasons in the adjoining area you can play one game or the other.

Margeaux Morin, the reporter reporting from the park of Louise McKinney Riverfront showed the trails that surround the park for trailers, for cyclists and runners, and reported it on his twitter feed. Margeaux who is an avid athlete and a runner states that there are staircases for those who want to run. The trail of Trans Canada is impressive for those who go on a trail. For canoeing and boating the accessibility to river is great. You can even stroll in the promenade. Cruise with the family is also another option.

The gears that are required for the activities are different than the rest and if you are not carrying them then you can always borrow it or take it on rent from the place. There are skiing clubs of snow in the place. In fact ski trails are another great activity which goes on at the place. The water which is present in the river provides scenic beauty to the place along with picturesque surroundings. From balls of football to baseball and snow equipment you can take all on rent.

Feb 14

Fitness program to back your New Year’s resolution

Each year, a whole lot of people take New Year’s resolutions, still, just 8 percent of them become successful with that, stated a new study by University of Scranton on the new year’s resolution. Some top resolutions are fitness and health related. And, as a result, fitness gyms are full of new members as well as people fills the healthy food sections at a shop.

Barber Gym’s Marine Corps Community Services Fitness and Health Promotion team could offer the service you require. The classes and programs offered vary from fitness to exercise courses even to classes on weight control and nutrition.

MCCS Fitness and Health Promotion’s director Veronica Nelson told that most of their programs are available and on-going to all of their members. At times, though they offer people extra incentives to live healthier, like ‘Mission Slimpossible’ program which begins later this month.

Mission Slimpossible, which is an 8 week long challenge to live healthier and lose weight. Teams of 2 can sign up till 24th January. Prizes include t-shirts, Semper Fit lunchboxes and a top prize which has not been announced as of now. Teams could earn all these earlier mentioned prizes by losing weight and with proper work out, and also taking classes on nutrition and healthy eating.

MCCS dietitian Lauren King stated that they offer several different classes on basic nutrition and healthy eating. Teams could attend different classes as well as earn points while learning healthier lifestyles.

Dec 13

Anytime Fitness upgrades facility

Anytime Fitness Mays Landing has now gone a little distance and restarted in an upgraded facility – with a brand new services and look. Mays Landing owner Myke Collazo told that they remodeled and expanded, and moved to the other part of Festival at the Hamilton shopping center.

The traditional purple color Anytime Fitness has now been complemented by soft and natural tones tints of Fabiano Designs. The brand new 4800 square foot floor of the gym better forms workout places and lets Anytime Fitness Mays Landing to give more services.

Myke Collazo told that they were now offering classes that they never did before, as well as group training. One which is really taking off here is Insanity. This is a type of like a mini boot camp along with core stipulation as well as a lot of jumping. This place works with individuals to build a fitness plan which would work for them well.

Myke added that they actually set up individuals with programs which are result driven. Nothing is more important than results. This is quite like a success map; therefore, their members could have a chance at winning at this thing.

Still, this gym caters to people who want the flexibility to come to gym and work out whenever they want, at any given time. He added that they were catering to convenience and comfort creating a space where individual feels comfortable. They were going after people who do not feel comfortable in some gyms.

Oct 13

The Secrets of Being Fit

Ethiopian running legend Haile Gebrselassie, at forty years of age, is still giving younger athletes a run for their money. He told that his presence in the international athletics has nothing to do with good foods or the newest gadgets. The important thing is mind.

Gebrselassie is a double Olympic gold medalist in ten thousand meters, 2 times world record breaker as well as a 4 time world champion. He told that one needs to have 3 things – hard work, discipline and commitment. Continue reading →