Archive for March, 2011
Fitness Resource – The Fitness Equipment Experts
We connected with the experts at Fitness Resource to get some detailed insight on the fitness department of their stores.
Established in 1985, Fitness Resource opened their doors. Over the last 26 years, they are now known as a store that sells quality home fitness equipment in Maryland, Virginia and Georgia.
Fitness Resource CouponTheir success begins with helping their clients reach their fitness goals. From start to finish the Fitness Resource employees are involved and care about the future of your health. All sales reps are properly certified through the A.C.E. and hold a degree closely related to the health and fitness field.
Are you wondering what they carry? Fitness Resource is the one stop store that sells elliptical machines, treadmills, commercial treadmills, cross trainers, exercise bikes, stair steppers, rowers, home gyms, body fat calipers, dumbbells, ankle weights, Bosu Balls, exercise mats, pedometers, lifting gloves, lifting belts, medicine balls, inversion tables, weight racks.
They took their desire to find the most proven fitness brands which includes Landice, Bowflex, Everlast, Kleen, Polar, Reebok, SPRI, TKO, Pacemaster, Spirit, Vision Fitness, Octane, Lemond, & Water Rower.
If you are in the area or nearby one of their 19 locations, stop by and get the best fitness equipment with the most value. They also provide great services. Treadmill repair, elliptical repair, rower repair, home gym repair, stair stepper repair and much more!
Fitness Resource has been given the stamp of approval by Sportrabbit.com!
Get fit, stay fit, & be fit with Fitness Resource – The Fitness Equipment Experts
The pageantry. The speculation. The sheer giddiness.
And don’t forget the fly overs, which might one of the coolest things in all of sports, especially with B2 Bombers.
MLB Opening Day is upon us, and with much, much anticipation us baseball nuts can finally stop twitching, drafting fantasy teams, and watching players numbered 70-99 play in the late innings. Opening Day is one of this countries finest occasions, with hope and promise limitless in the minds of even the most delusional Pirates fans. This day means something special to all of us, even if you hate baseball, it means the beginning of having to hear about it for another six months. And for us unfortunate northern types, Opening Day is sort of like Punxsutawney Phil on steroids, the definitive sign that, yes, someday, all this friggin snow will melt in the North. (Hopefully mentioning steroids during Barry Bonds’ trial isn’t too taboo)
Baseball is a nearly universal language, and Opening Day is like the universal baseball Christmas. For our friends in Japan, hopefully this Opening Day provides a momentary pleasant distraction from the unimaginable hardship and tragedy that they have endured in the days since their disaster. Likewise in the Latin countries, where poverty and instability runs rampant, but baseball provides a shining light over the region, where so many of the stars of the game hail from. Here in the U.S., Opening Day is not only something to share with the world, but I feel it’s something to hang our hat on. On days like this it’s hard not to proud to be an American, because only a country this awesome could play host to such a beautiful, multicity world wide event every year.
Although I’m not a huge fan of the Thursday start, Opening Day could happen in the middle of the night and it wouldn’t matter, because of its power. Many things in baseball are larger than life, and while none of them are bigger than the game itself, some of them transcend the game. This is one of those things. The boys of summer are back in their respective cities, and the wave of summertime fun and sunshine is coming with them.
Oh, and the fly overs are coming with too. Awesome!
Making a run at the big dog is tough, sometimes you get put back in your place, but sometimes you get to run alongside the big dog, and even a few times, you get to be the big dog.
Of Course, there are times when the line between big dog and little dog are blurred, In the world of footwear and apparel, this is the case. Nike is seen as the big dog, owning the market share and occupying the front of everyone’s mind. Adidas, meanwhile, is the runner up, although they boast a history and portfolio of accomplishments that would blow way any other shoe company besides the Swoosh.
But that isn’t stopping Adidas from throwing out a huge marketing campaign crossing all genres of life, and they have the star power to back it up (Katy Perry, anyone?) along with the usual suspects of sports stars under their payroll, Derrick Rose, David Beckham, etc… So if you hear from Adidas soon, that’s why.
I find it interesting that Adidas is making a big jump in the US market, already being a giant in Europe. Nike is the American Dream in shoe form, and Adidas is more of a classic import, made popular by RUN DMC. Adidas is going all in with marketing, again, a usual Nike playground, and it’s a big gamble to drop this kind of dough in Nike’s backyard. But while all of us are aware of Adidas, perhaps the push of this marketing campaign is something that pushes them past the big dog, and that kind of move is worth the risk.
This is the Disney World of Skiing & Snowboarding, in Utah that is. It is located at 1345 Lowell Avenue in Park City, Utah.
As the sun tries to push it’s rays through the cloud cover, I caught myself starring far beyond the massive mountain peaks. With over 300 inches of snow pack, I just found paradise! Good good morning to the powder & say hello to my snowboard.
Some know that traveling tends to be hard on the body, however, Salt Lake City Airport is a quick 40 minutes from the most prestigious skiing and snowboarding mountains in the US. With over 3 mountains within 5 minutes of one another, who would not want to attempt the this thrill seeking opportunity. We did.
March 24th, 2011 – Awake at 7:30am, a little jet lag, and a nice cup of coffee. Peaking out the blinds I see myself surrounded by massive mountain peaks covered in a beautiful snow-pack. At 10:00 we take off for the mountain, a very quick 10 minute drive. The skiers & boarders getting ready to test the fresh snow, I headed in to get a board rental.
Out of the car, up a couple flights of stairs, and walla, it was a miniature city. It felt just like Disney World for those of you who have experienced that. 100’s of small mom and pop retail shops. Each and everyone having it’s own unique twist. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to shop, I was just looking for Park City Sport.
After passing about 20 shops, I spotted my destination about 20 yards away. Passing by several 100 die hard snowmen & women, I arrived. As I opened the doors to Park City Sport, it was a perfect chaos. It was full of rental seekers, and full of service.
The retail staff had this process down as if it were a production chain. Taking no less than 10 minutes to get in, fitted, payment made, and out the door. It was what I would call, ideal. The best part is the price. With a 20% coupon offered on their own site, a $1.00/day insurance fee, it ended up costing me $23.00 per day with tax. It was cheaper than checking baggage in the darn airport. Plus it was a very simple process. Visit this shop for snowboard rentals, snowboard tuning, downhill ski rentals, demo board rentals, and everything in between!
Out the door in 10 minutes, we fastened our lift ticket on and headed up to the first lift. Up, up and away.
20 or so runs later, I found my legs wobbling like the sea. I had nothing left. As we headed down the last slope, the fresh powder had turned to a perfect slush. Carving felt like a knife going through warm butter. My board gripping on any toe side or back side motion. It was quite honestly, the best snow I have ever experienced. With about 200 yards left, I followed the experienced Park City riders. All of the sudden we were snowboarding over a bridge into downtown Park City It was a very well thought out design.
With even more retail shops in front of us, we decided to grab a quick pitcher of beer to help ease the pain brought on by the day. This was a weird experience as well. You must purchase food when ordering and alcoholic beverage in the State of Utah. No ifs, ans, or buts about it. You want booze, your must order food. I guess again, this is a well thought out process. Sipping down the last gulp of beer, we strapped our skis & boards on and headed back to the main resort. Home we go.
All I can say is thank you Park City, I thought the western mountain range had the snow of a lifetime, but now I must say, you are the Spring treasure to anyone seeking a wonderful experience. Day 2 here we come!
Here is the list of top 20 selling jerseys according to a recent MLB press release:
I would have thought that Pujols and ARod would be higher, but they are in the top 10 lead by Jeter: 1. Derek Jeter, 2. Joe Mauer, 3. Roy Halladay, 4. Chase Utley, 5. Cliff Lee, 6. Albert Pujols, 7. Josh Hamilton, 8. Dustin Pedroia, 9. Alex Rodriguez, 10. Tim Lincecum, 11. Mark Teixeira, 12. Jason Heyward, 13. Stephen Strasburg, 14. Ryan Braun, 15. Justin Morneau, 16. Jacoby Ellsbury, 17. Ian Kinsler, 18. Ryan Howard, 19. Buster Posey, 20. Evan Longoria.
As far as team sales go, of course the Yankees lead the way as they do almost every year: 1. Yankees, 2. Red Sox, 3. Dodgers, 4 Phillies, 5. Cubs, 6. Cardinals, 7. White Sox, 8. Braves, 9. Twins, 10. Tigers