Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Trek Women's Triathlon Series

It is all coming together, triathlons are starting to see the credit they deserve, more races, more sponsorships and woman's series put on buy a major bike company Trek, life is good!
The TREK Women's Triathlon Series™ plans to hold one dozen races across the country, with nearly 25,000 anticipated participants, making it one of the largest multisport events in the world.
Triathlon legend Sally Edwards, Hall of Fame triathlete, CEO of HeartZones USA, and best-selling author of 22 books on triathlon and fitness training, is the Spokeswoman for the new Series. Sally was formerly the Spokeswoman for the Danskin Women's Triathlon Series

The Series Director and a member of The Xxtra Mile LLC, Maggie Sullivan, has played an integral role in the building of events that have caused participation by women in the sport of triathlon to soar over the past 17 years. Sullivan, and a seasoned group of triathlon veterans, will lead a team of talented event promotion specialists to bring life changing experiences to women and girls across the USA.

The TREK Women's Triathlon Series™ will consist of sprint distance races (1/2 mile Swim; 12 mile Bike; 3 mile Run) in an anticipated 12 markets, including California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, New York Metro, North Carolina, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. Selected cities within the Series will include "youth focused" triathlons.

Now go sign up!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Operation Phoenix, a better prepared military.

Whether you are pro or con USA Military making sure that in any event they are well prepared can only help, them and the USA.
So what is Operation Phoenix:
"Operation Phoenix is a CrossFit initiative that will raise the necessary funds to equip the entire United States Marine Corps with functional fitness equipment to increase combat preparedness, reduce injury, and strengthen unit cohesion. This will be accomplished through non-profit sales, corporate sponsorships, and individual donations. Every penny raised will go directly to "America's Fighting Force," the USMC."
So Why Help:
"Your help in support of Operation Phoenix not only increases Marines' fitness levels and fosters Marine Corps’ camaraderie, but positions corporate sponsors for networking, PR, and advertising opportunities within the CrossFit community. Additionally, you will find satisfaction in meeting and/or reconnecting with Marines all over the world. According to Coach Greg Glassman, the Corps has been the branch of the military to most rapidly adopt CrossFit into its fitness program. There is a CrossFit gym on or near practically every Marine Corps base in the country, and even one serving troops based in Okinawa, Japan. This is a chance to become a large part.

To put into perspective the population size Corporate Sponsors will be reaching, CrossFit.com sees over 3 million unique computer visits per month. (Many of these computers are shared by several Marines and service members throughout a given day.) Furthermore, CrossFit.com pushes over 50 Terabytes of data per month, with an average time per site visit spanning just over 12 minutes. The community is enormous, and this is your market."

Cross fit is sweeping the Nation and it does not matter what you are trying to accomplish, being an endurance athlete use CrossFit to build a strong, more balanced body.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Slackline great core strength

You might ask yourself what is Slacklining, well:
Slacklining is a balance sport which utilizes nylon webbing stretched tight between two anchor points. Slacklining is distinct from tightrope walking in that the line is not held rigidly taut; it is instead dynamic, stretching and bouncing like a long and narrow trampoline. The line's tension can be adjusted to suit the user and different types of dynamic webbing can be used to achieve a variety of feats. The line itself is flat, due to the nature of webbing, thus keeping the slacker's footing from rolling as would be the case with an ordinary rope. The dynamic nature of the line allows for impressive tricks and stunts.

What better way to get in shape and find your center, yes Yoga could help but nothing beats being outside. Gibbon-Slackline is a great way to find that center.

Slacklining is a new and exciting way of life! This sport gets everyone moving! Whether in the garden, in the park, or at the lake - within a few minutes every place can be transformed into one big adventure playground.

We at the Gibbon Slacklines Team have taken on the challenge of promoting this sport worldwide - and we want you to be part of this movement too!

This innovative product range has been engineered to the highest levels of safety and user-friendliness. These pages will tell you everything you need to know about Slacklining, and how to discover this new and exciting way of life!