If you visit a sports or fitness facility of any kind then you will probably be using the changing rooms. In an ideal world this would be a safe place to leave your personal possessions but we don’t live in an ideal world and locker room theft is extremely common in public facilities, private clubs, schools and colleges. Sadly even a lock can be no barrier to the experienced thief so how do you avoid becoming a victim? Continue reading
I have always been an active and sporty person with a sense of adventure. Virtually every year has brought a new challenge with more activities to try and yet another sport to master. Until recently I have had no trouble coping with any activities and have always looked forward to more adventures but then things took a drastic turn for the worse as my body finally started to show signs of age. Continue reading
January is full of people making resolutions that they ultimately will not keep. One of the most popular resolutions you’ll notice is to eat healthily and exercise more often. Usually about three weeks into January resolutions such as these begin to slip and before you know it they have disappeared completely. The fact is that exercising, usually at the gym, just isn’t suited to everyone and for many it’s simply a monotonous chore. Ask anyone at all and I’m sure that they will agree that the key to exercise is to find an activity that you love and which for you the exercise part is merely a bonus.
I have always been the adventurous sort looking to travel and to try out new activities. Whenever I see something exciting I feel an overwhelming desire to have a go which you would think might have brought trouble knocking on my door at some point but it never has. Despite a complete lack of experience or skill in any particular outdoor pursuit I have survived white water rafting, hydrospeed, zip lining, horse riding, quad biking and paragliding on several occasions. I have always emerged with little more than the odd bruise so when my friends describe me as a daredevil I feel like a fraud. I am actually a bit of a wimp as my recent attempts at learning to ski have proved. Continue reading
As a child I was lucky enough to have a large garden which I rapidly turned into an adventure playground to be proud of. I was always a thrill seeker but my family lacked the funds to set me up in motor sport or to buy me a horse and so I had to create my own exciting activities in the garden. Looking back some of my efforts were pretty impressive and I could make a good argument for them becoming mainstream sports. Continue reading