Beach volleyball has been around since the 1920’s, when it became a fun family pastime for Californians wanting to enjoy the beach. By the 1930’s it had spread to Europe and its combination of fun, fitness and technical skill quickly saw tournaments develop around the world. In 1996 beach volleyball became an Olympic sport, a testament to the level of respect it has garnered around the world as a test of skill and endurance
Tough Mudder is here – Are you prepared?
In 2010, 4500 obstacle course pioneers sprinted down a mud and obstacle infused Ski Mountain in Pennsylvania. The event raised more than $500,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project for returned army veterans. By the next year Tough Mudder participants had increased seven-fold and the number of events held exploded from 3 to 14. Since 2010, 2.5 million people have participated in over 200 Tough Mudder events in 10 countries, with over $10 Million being raised for charity.
Lower back pain affects approximately 4 million Australians at any one time. If you suffer from chronic lower back pain, you understand how frustrating it can be to have to change your lifestyle while you recover. Unfortunately, lower back pain is more persistent and likely to continue unless treated effectively. Did you know that between 70 – 80% of people who suffer lower back pain will have a recurrence within a 12 month period? Back pain can affect your work, sports participation and most importantly, your sleep.
Summer is once again knocking on our door. The Northern Beaches is a mecca for lovers of all things outdoors. Beautiful beaches, great weather and great waves have lured many people to this beautiful part of the world (myself included). Over 2.5 million Australians surf recreationally, and over 420,000 participate in an event at least once a year. Yet despite its prevalence, many people don’t understand the physiological factors related to surfing performance. Surfing is underrated as a physically demanding sport.
It’s summer beach volleyball tournament season again here in God’s country, the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Which means it’s time to slip on the active wear, slop on some sunscreen and slap some overhead spikes (yes, yes I am proud of that one). Volleyball is one of Australia’s most popular sports; non-contact, great for fitness, minimal clothing, fun and you can enjoy it indoors as well as on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Many beaches around the country, such as Manly Beach, have permanent volleyball nets erected, signifying its growing popularity and offering the opportunity to play whenever you want.