I could feel as my girlfriend and I rode to the airport early in the
morning for our trip to Los Angeles was excitement. Thoughts of sandy
beaches and volleyball being played as far as the eye could see swirled
around my half-awake brain. I can only dream of playing volleyball
year-around, but imagine living in a place where this was a possibility!
A reality! People call SoCal the mecca of volleyball--all the top
players, both indoor and beach, live there! They have fantastic weather
year-around, which is perfect for beach volleyball, and indoor
volleyball gets a boost in popularity as well because of the ubiquity of
the outdoor version of the sport.
As most people who know me are aware, I am a huge Boston sports
enthusiast. I root our home teams on to victory no matter the season or their
records. Summer is ‘Sox season. Fall Sundays you can find me at my house or
’s watching our ‘Pats. The winter is for both the C’s, and our
beloved B’s. So, if you were to take bets as to where I would have been last
night, the safe money would have been on me being atHordoN HEALTH,
for our weekly Men’s
Night, enjoying delicious organic craft beer from
California and Goals
Often times, a sport is either a great individual game, or a great team
game. I think volleyball is an excellent combination of both.
Talented players have a chance to dominate, but when skills are close on either
side, you really see some outstanding team play. Height is generally an
advantage, but I’ve seen shorter players who have amazing digging skills almost
completely negate the powerful spikes of the tallest players.
Beach volleyball brings it down to just two players and their
The Other “C” Word
Everyone, from exercisers, to athletes, to couch potatoes,
to your mom hates this word. Its utterance elicits moans from those within
earshot. It conjures vivid mental images of varying degrees of horribleness in
everyone’s mind. No, I’m not talking about a curse word (or “swear”, or “cuss”,
depending on your dialect). I’m talking about CARDIO.
I don’t like it either. I’d rather chew the excess fat off
of my own belly than spend an hour a day, six times a week on a hamster wheel.
Children are our future and understanding and supporting their natural
yearning for physical activity will help lead them to a lifetime of happy and
healthy living. If we joyfully teach them how to include healthy exercise from
the early stages of their development, we will be giving our children a gift
that will endure throughout their lives.
Among the many benefits are physical fitness, confidence and stronger self-esteem,
more energy, better memory, and simply a good feeling about themselves and they
are easy to achieve.