These are the Top Fitness Trends of 2018

2018 is going to be a transformative year for the fitness industry. With every year that passes the chasm that once separated mainstream fitness products and services from the allied health, holistic lifestyle, sport and athletic training, physical therapy and health and fitness technology communities becomes smaller and smaller as they merge to form a synergistic unit with the mainstream…

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Blacksmith Clothing – Dressing to Pound Iron

Every blacksmith wants to make cool things by pounding hot metal but aside from the craft itself, I’ve received a lot of questions about what blacksmiths should wear. Let me be very clear right here from the start. Wear whatever you want to and try to make sure your feet, hands and eyes are well protected while you do it….

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Travel in the USA is the best thing ever and this is why

Our world is incredible! The diversity of landscapes, cultures, history and languages just blows my mind. And, I admit that as a United States citizen I often look abroad to get my travel fix. Despite this, and with absolute respect given to all areas of the globe, I have to say that, in my humble opinion, the United States is…

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An American in China – Things I Wish I Knew Before Going

China is an amazing country! If you love history, diversity, culture and food then China is a place you’re going to want to visit. While I really enjoyed my recent trip to China there are a few things I wish someone had told me before I left. I recall dramatically thinking, “the internet failed me” as I encountered one unforeseen…

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The Top Home Gym Upgrades for 2017

Fitness centers are everywhere and at this time in history the fitness industry is moving more and more toward smaller, boutique, fitness experiences. You’re seeing cycling studios pop up everywhere, kettlebell studios in every town…and the examples go on and on. The industry is moving toward specialization and that’s awesome but inevitably it’s all going to come back around to…

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The Best Plyo Box on the Market

Plyo boxes have evolved a lot over the years. It used to be common place to see rows of plyo boxes lined up for athletes to jump over in quick succession to develop power, reactivity in the joints and overall explosiveness. While this is still probably the most fundamental use for a plyo box, the general fitness market has moved…

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The Best Travel Gadgets of 2017

The world is a vast and complex place full of massive cities and gorgeous landscapes. It truly is a land of enchantment and with that comes some real challenges for people who decide to venture out and experience the world. This article identifies the top travel gadgets of 2017 that are guaranteed to make your trip to anywhere on Earth…

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Why León, Nicaragua is One of My Favorite Cities to Visit

Nicaragua is a really interesting place to visit. I highly recommend planning a trip if you’ve not been there because it’s super-authentic and the people are down to earth but it’s also a very interesting and fun place. There’s a lot to see and do and everywhere you go you’ll meet happy people interested in you and what you’re all…

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The Best Drone for Travelers in 2017

Travelers have a lot of things they want to do when they’re on the go. One of the best things about travel is capturing all those cool memories on photo or video so you can go back and look at them later, rehash those great experiences and share those incredible moments with others on social media and through other sharing…

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Travel Lessons From the Azure Window

On March 8, 2017 one of the world’s most iconic natural wonders collapsed into the sea, forever gone from this world. The Azure Window, also called Dwejra Window, was a rock formation on the western coast of Gozo (Għawdex), an island that is part of the Maltese Islands (Malta). This limestone, rock formation with all of its picturesque beauty captivated…

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