Nice Gym Classes photos

A few nice gym classes images I found:

Day 3/365 – Gym Time
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Image by Bunches and Bits {Karina}
I got dressed to go to the Gym first thing this morning and took this pic. I waited to upload it until after I returned, as there was a very good chance I would come up with an excuse to not actually go.

I’m proud to say – I made it. I can’t believe I actually worked up a sweat in a Yoga class…I don’t remember that happening before…and boy, have I lost a lot of my flexibility. Guess it’s a good reason I went. It will improve.

Me I Want a Hula Hoop
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Image by Vicki & Chuck Rogers
Photo by Chuck Rogers who like most everyone his age once mastered the hula hoop.

"A hula hoop is a toy hoop that is twirled around the waist, limbs, or neck. Although the exact origins of hula hoops are unknown, children and adults around the world have played with hoops, twirling, rolling and throwing them throughout history."

"In 1957 the hula (also frequently spelled "hoola") hoop was reinvented by Richard Knerr and Arthur "Spud" Melin(who died in 2002), founders of the Wham-O toy company. (The two had founded the company in a Los Angeles garage in 1948 to market the "Wham-O" slingshot, which was originally invented to shoot pieces of meat into the air, as a training device for falcons). The idea came from an Australian who had visited California who told Knerr and Melin about children twirling bamboo hoops around the waist in gym class. The new Hula Hoops were made possible by Marlex, a recently invented durable plastic."

"Knerr and Melin were unable to patent their vastly profitable "re-invention", as it had been in use for thousands of years; making the device out of a new material did not meet patent requirements of originality. They were largely able, however, to protect their invention by trademarking "Hula hoop"."

"After the hoop was released in 1958, Wham-O sold 25 million in the first four months and over 100 million in its first year. As the fad ran its course, Wham-O again struck lucky with the release of their Frisbee."

"To relaunch the Hula Hoop in the late 1960s, Wham-O staged a national competition in the US in conjunction with the National Parks & Recreation Network. The National Hula Hoop Contest (subsequently re-named the World Hula Hoop Championships) grew in scope from 500 U. S. cities in 1968 to over 2,000 cities in 1980, with two million participants. Competitors were judged on their performance of compulsory maneuvers (Knee Knocker, Stork, Hula Hop, Wrap the Mummy, Alley Oop) as well as freestyle routines set to music, establishing the roots of the contemporary freestyle Hula Hoop movement."

Image from page 676 of “Outing” (1885)
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Identifier: outing55newy
Title: Outing
Year: 1885 (1880s)
Subjects: Leisure Sports Travel
Publisher: [New York : Outing Pub. Co.]
Contributing Library: Tisch Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries

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ll sea-son, the football player devotes himselfassiduously to college work and makesa wise transition from one line of in-terest to another. But how little doeshe know of college matters who be-lieves that only those few men whowere the center of interest for a seasonrepresented the varied athletic interestsin the college! No better illustrationcan be given of the real condition ofaffairs than to take the notices in onedays winter copy of the News, for in-stance, a daily college publication issuedat Yale University. Let one forget for a moment thegreat football team and the baseballnine that will appear in the spring, andthe track men who will contest in thedual games and the intercollegiatemeet, and the rowing men who havejust finished their class races, but whowill again prepare after Christmas andwill sit in those shells at New Londonin midsummer. But some one says theserepresent all the sports. It is true theyrepresent the majority that are com-mented on in the newspapers, the so-

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THE ATHLETIC GIRL IN THE FLYING RING:THE BIRDS NEST. called major sports. But here is thelist of the days notices given on theeighth of December. First comes the swimming schedule,giving the dates for the meetingsthrough the winter and the calls forthe various men. Then there is theseventh hare and hound paper chase;under this are given the men who havewon points in these contests during thelast few wreeks. There is a list of noless than twelve point-winners rangingfrom nineteen points down to one.Following this is the notice of the Wil-lisbrook competitions. These are han-dicap field and track contests and in-door work is beginning. There areactually thirty-three prize cups for thisWillisbrook competition alone. Calls follow, first for the universityhockey team with notices to the candi-dates, then the freshman hockey team,then the university basketball, then thefreshman basketball, then the crosscountry team, then the call for wres-tling, then the water polo men, the gym-nasium team

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Simple Fitness Tips To Fit In Your Busy Life

Fitness can be defined as a balance of physical and mental health. When people get physically fit, they are healthy and happy. If you are having a difficult time getting back into shape, the following article will offer suggestions on how you can improve your fitness level.

If working out is new to you, think about working out with a trainer at first. A personal trainer can help you establish your goals and set up a workout that focuses on your problem areas. Going to the gym can be tough at first so get a trainer to help you learn the ropes. The trainer will help you start off on the right foot.

A great exercise to get you into shape is kickboxing. Kickboxing is an intense workout, and fun as well. You can burn a large amount of calories if you practice kickboxing a few times a week.

Make sure you plan out every day out of the week so that you have time set aside towards exercising. If you do not have a schedule of fitness and meals, you could find yourself caught out in public on a lunch break and end up eating some unhealthy fast food because you are in a rush. Planning ahead will allow you to keep healthy snacks on hand, as well as keeping your fitness regimen on time.

Box Squat

Doing box squats can help you add size to and strengthen your quadriceps. If you want to get more power by doing squats try the box squat variety. You just need to put a box in position behind yourself. The key to a box squat is simply performing the squat like normal, but pausing and holding when reaching the box.

If you are not giving yourself time to rest after intensive workouts, you are exercising improperly. An easy way to check this is by taking your pulse the very first thing the morning after a workout.

Enjoy some time outside gardening for an easy workout. Yards constantly need maintenance, and working in them is a great way to move around. This makes for a great situation. Try to work in the yard at least once each week to reap the most benefits from the physical activity. You will soon lose track of time and have a great looking yard and body.

During certain routines, like pullups, be certain there is no thumb wrapping. Just by placing your thumb alongside the index finger the involvement of arm muscles will be less and the focus will be on your primary back muscles. The grip may feel strange at first, but it is more effective.

Be careful to lift the weights correctly when training your biceps. Not only can you strain your arms and muscles, but you could injure yourself. Hold your wrists in a position where they are extended slightly backward in order to lift the weights properly. When done, transfer to normal positioning slowly. This builds up the biceps more efficiently without straining them too much.

When you are doing crunches, press your tongue against the top of your mouth. Using this trick will keep your neck muscles properly aligned. By doing this, you will successfully avoid injuring yourself.

When you get into fitness, be sure to set up a check-up with a physician before doing a rigorous workout. Your doctor’s opinion is important, and this is especially the case if getting fit will be a challenge for you. Even those who are nearly fit can benefit from a consultation with a physician.

Exercising should make you feel great and rejuvenated, not exhausted and miserable. To be effective, your workout should involve cardiovascular exercises like aerobics or running. However, you should also incorporate anaerobic exercises, such as weight lifting, into your routine to increase your strength and tone your body.

As the article describes, it’s easy to achieve fitness results you can be happy with if you work hard. Stop being ashamed of how you look and do something about it! Study and implement these tips and you will soon be on the road to fitness success.