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Categories: a valentines date, California Greek Culture, climbing gyms, climbing walls, Daphne's California Greek, Exercise, Fitness, fitness, fitness, healthy living, Healthy Living, Live Well, Parsva Bakasana, partner yoga, stand up paddleboarding, Tandem Cycling, valentines, valentines day, valentines day ideas, yoga classes, yoga poses, yoga postures
Rather than the typical bouquet of flowers, expensive dinner and that heart-shaped box of chocolates, get both your hearts pumping (literally!) on one of these outdoor, active Valentine’s dates… then maybe add on that bouquet of flowers, dinner and chocolates to score some bonus points with your valentine!
Partner Yoga postures utilize the forms and principles of individual postures while incorporating the presence of another to deepen the impact of the pose. Both partners are fully engaged and reaping many benefits just as traditional yoga like balance, strength and flexibility.
Estimated calories burned per hour: 300 depending on level of exertion and weight.
An exhilarating and challenging sport that can be enjoyed almost anywhere! Besides the obvious health benefits related to climbing (improved cardiovascular health and full-boyd muscle toning), the outdoor or indoor sport is great for communication between you and your valentine or (in rock climbing terms) climber and belayer.
Estimated calories burned per hour: 400 depending on level of exertion and weight.
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Improve your balance and strengthen major muscle groups (shoulders, arms, legs, back and core) and soak up some vitamin D during this water workout!
Estimated calories burned per hour: 250 to 1000 depending on level of exertion and weight.
Strengthen the bond, teamwork and endurance with your significant other on this double workout on wheels.
Tip: Put the stronger rider up front to for all of the shifting, steering, braking, and heavy pedaling.
Calories burned per hour: up to 500 depending on level of exertion and weight.
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Categories: climbing gyms, climbing walls, Daphne's California Greek, EAT WELL, Ethan Pringle, healthy living, Live Well, Passion Fruit, rock climbing, San Francisco
Born and raised in the Mission District of San Francisco, Ethan Pringle was introduced to the wonders of nature before he could even walk. At a young age Hockey held is interest, with every waking moment devoted to the rink—that is until his curiosity led him into a climbing gym on a casual walk home from practice… clearly there was an instant connection and Pringle quickly traded in his skates for carabiners and a climbing harness. With an impressive list of climbing accolades along with big-name sponsors, his passion has taken him around the globe to some of the most challenging rock climbs and in competitions against the sport's best climbers.
EAT WELL. "I
am a true believer that breakfast is the most important meal of the
day, especially since I don't get very hungry while I'm focused on
climbing. I've been in France, so my morning routine consists of yogurt
with muesli, banana, dates and passion fruit. I'm a bit of a fruit bat
and I'd say passion fruit is one of my favorites. I also drink lots of
water…we're talking 1/2-1 liter per hour when i'm out climbing. My
sessions either end when I run out of day light or when I run out of
water... whichever comes first."
LIVE WELL. "Obviously my main activity is rock climbing and I'll do that until my body just can't handle it anymore, which I'm hoping is still a long ways off. I play some basketball when I'm at home at the park across the street from my house and I am obsessed with surfing. I try to get out in the water as much as I can when the waves are decent, but I am really not very good and divide my time in the water between trying not to look like a total idiot and staying out of people's way. However, when I can manage to catch some waves it's so addictive and the perfect cross-training for climbing (all upper body strength and balance). Being pushed by a wave is the best or second best feeling ever... second only to clipping the chains/topping out your project. For me, it's also important to keep the brain well exercised so a good, entertaining novel is perfect when I'm on the road."
Where is Pringle off to next? Check out his website H E R E or follow his tweets H E R E for instant updates on the world wanderer.
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Categories: climbing gyms, climbing walls, Competition, Exercise, Fitness, Healthy Living, Live Well, rock climb, rock climbing
Tired of your typical workout routine? Well
then now is a great time to try something new! Rock Climbing is gaining
popularity throughout the nation both outdoors and indoors. From bouldering to
scaling, you’ll stimulate body and mind, solving your way up walls and burning
an average of 100 calories in just 9 minutes. Locate your neighborhood rock
climbing facility or guide and belay on!
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