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5 Ways of Making Money as a Fitness Influencer 0

Posted on September 17, 2022 by John Harris

There are many ways to make money as a fitness influencer. Some of them are more popular than others, but all of them have the potential to bring in a good income. This blog post will discuss different methods that you can use to make money as a fitness influencer. We will also provide some tips on how to get started in each field.

1) Sponsorships: 

This is one of the most common ways that fitness influencers make money. You can get sponsored by companies who want to promote their products through your social media channels. The amount of money you can make from sponsorships depends on your social media following and engagement rates.

To get started with sponsorships, you will need to reach out to companies that you think would be a good fit for your brand. Once you have established a relationship with them, you can start negotiating terms and conditions.

2) Sport management

If you are a successful fitness influencer, you can also use your influence to make money in the sports management industry. You can help athletes with their training and nutrition plans, and you can also promote products that they use.

To get started in this field, you will need to build up a good network of contacts within the industry. You can start by working with smaller athletes and then move on to bigger names once you have established yourself.

3) Become an instructor

Another way to make money as a fitness influencer is to become a Group Fitness and Bootcamp Instructor. You can teach classes in your local gym or studio or create your own online course.

To get started as an instructor, you will need to have a solid understanding of the fitness industry and be able to provide value to your students. Once you have built up a good reputation, you can start charging for your services.

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Top 10 Gravel Bike Races in the U.S. 0

Posted on August 17, 2022 by Tyler Tafelsky

Gravel bikes have become a common staple in the cycling world. Allowing cyclists to experience a wider range of riding – from forest roads, two-tracks, single track, and other forms of unpaved terrain – gravel bikes give ways to more freedom and more possibilities.

With the growing popularity of gravel bikes has come more gravel-centric races throughout the U.S. A unique cross between road cycling and mountain biking, these events provide participants with a greater sense of adventure. You don’t need a high-performance bike to get involved, either. Many cyclists, especially those who are beginners, find a budget gravel bike gets the job done.

If you’re keen to participate in a gravel event sometime in the near future, check out these top gravel bike races found all throughout the U.S.

1. Unbound Gravel

Formerly known as Dirty Kanza, Unbound Gravel is one of the most widely-known gravel bike races in the US offering a range of short-course options along with the coveted 200-mile course and XL version extending 350 miles. Navigation is key for this race, so it’s highly recommended to use a GPS-enabled multisport watch or bike computer to help guide your way.

Bringing amateur and professional cyclists from around the world, Unbound Gravel transforms the small town of Emporia, Kansas in early June. The long courses meander the rugged and remote roads of east-central Kansas’ Flint Hills region, which hosts the only remaining expanse of natural tallgrass prairie in North America.

Unbound Gravel attracts several thousand gravel cyclists every year, yet not all participants finish. The race is extremely challenging with considerable climbing, self-supported race dynamics, and hot conditions. Learn more about this world premiere gravel bike race at UnboundGravel.com.

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Sports Injury Solutions to Prepare You for Your Next Game 2

Posted on June 07, 2022 by Brooke Chaplan

There are many different methods for treating your sports injury from over-the-counter pills to physical therapy. Discovering regular treatment options can be especially helpful, such as anti-inflammatory medications, and alternative treatments, such as water spas. Below are a few treatments to improve your health.

Hot/Cold Packs

A hot or cold pack is the easiest, safest method used to reduce an injury’s pain and inflammation. Contrast therapy is the process of alternating heat with cold every few moments to improve the recovery process. The heat expands the blood vessels and increases circulation to the injured site while the coldness reduces the pain and swelling.

Massages

Sports massaging is recommended to relieve stress and tension in damaged muscles and joints. This is a treatment of physical therapy that is common for people with neck, back, and shoulder pain. Many injuries can cause inflammation, so it’s important to be delicate when treating muscle pain. Massaging relieves pain, reduces tension, and increases the range of motion. As a result, the injury heals faster and reduces scar tissue.

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Workout Like an Olympian with Mikaela Shiffrin’s Training Habits 0

Posted on March 19, 2022 by John Harris

Thanks to Google, we can find all sorts of workout routines across countless disciplines. You could try your hand at pilates, martial arts, Peloton, or Sweating to the Oldies if you love Richard Simmons’ energy. But, when it comes to training on the same level as Olympic skier Mikaela Shiffrin (a member of the HomeLight-sponsored US Olympic team who’s earned 47 wins in 11 years), it’s going to take dedication and adopting particular habits.

To start your path toward training like an Olympian, here are five training habits that Shiffrin swears by. Although training habits are intense, you have to remember that she’s been doing this for years! Don’t feel like you have to dive in with the same level of intensity – you can dial things up slowly over time.

Stretching and light cardio

We all know that if we’re doing a tough workout, we need to warm up. To begin her workouts, Shiffrin takes a 10 minute ride on a stationary bike. She’ll also spend some time stretching her muscles so she’s good and limber for what’s to come.

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Smart Ways to Eat When You Decide to Get Fit 2

Posted on December 04, 2021 by Ashley Andrews

Striving to stay fit is one of the most important decisions in life. However, the decision requires discipline and commitment to achieve the set goals. Consequently, healthy eating habits and exercise are the two of the top ways to achieve mental and physical fitness. The two ways do not work like magic; they demand effort. Since many people find exercise exacting, you can begin with eating habits. However, incorporate exercise into your fitness schedule later.

Healthy eating has many benefits. It helps in reducing body fat, invigorating the mental faculties, and reducing the risk of lifestyle diseases. Consequently, it is the primary focus for all people who are pursuing fitness. Therefore, do everything to support the decision, even if it is changing your kitchen cabinets to make more room for healthful foods. Besides, it is prudent to adopt the eating habits below.

1. Cook for Yourself

Cooking at home has many benefits. Apart from helping you in your fitness endeavors, cooking at home will save you money and make more time for your family. Making your meals allow you the flexibility of choosing the best ingredients and portions, thus ensuring wholesome and nutritious meals. Interestingly, it is likely that what you cook will exceed the processed foods in terms of nutrition.

Avoid fast foods at all costs. In case you are going on a trip or during long office days, you can make your food at home and pack it for your lunch. Consequently, this will help you stay more healthy and fit.

2. Have a Working Plan

A realistic vision must have a plan. The plan must have the foods you have chosen, the eating schedule, and the portions.

Healthy Foods

A good eating plan must have healthy and nutritious foods. For instance, you should include whole grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables. You can add low-fat dairy products and small quantities of lean meat. It is paramount to avoid junk and processed foods because they have high amounts of fat and calories. Natural and unprocessed foods have high fiber that will make you feel full for a long time. Consequently, you will not snack unnecessarily.

For instance, oats are preferred by fitness coaches because they have superior carbohydrates and fiber alongside other nutrients. Fiber is the ultimate target for fitness because it improves satiety. In addition, you can consider fish like salmon, which have omega-3 fatty acids that have high satiety potential.

In case you do exercise, eggs will be of benefit to you. They are loaded with proteins, minerals, and vitamins that aid in muscle recovery. Remember, fitness cannot be achieved without vegetables. The nutrients, especially antioxidants, in vegetables such as spinach and broccoli are needed for boosting your immunity and shaping your body.

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The History of Sports Medicine 1

Posted on May 25, 2021 by Martin Banks

What do your favorite athletes do when they get injured on the field? They head to the trainer, who applies sports medicine principles to help them get back into play.

What is this discipline all about? Learn more about the fascinating history of sports medicine and how it can potentially help you.

What Is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine is a relatively new discipline, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t draw from long-standing, science-based techniques. It takes place under the guidance of specialized professionals and physicians. Please don’t confuse your average personal trainer with an athletic trainer — the latter has far more formal health care training under state rules.

Sports medicine serves four primary goals:

  • Injury recovery: You probably think of this aspect of sports medicine most often. It’s what you’ll see initiating on the field on game day.
  • Preventing future injury: Injuries can leave you on the disabled list.
  • Improving athletic performance: Sports medicine occupies itself with how to improve your performance on the field.
  • Increase mobility and function: Even when you hang up your game jersey for good, you want to keep playing for fun — sports medicine can help.

Even if you don’t play professional sports or join recreational leagues, you can benefit from sports medicine. How did this discipline arise?

A Brief History of Sports Medicine

As previously mentioned, sports medicine has a relatively short history in modern times, although healers have helped those injured in play or battle for far longer. It probably began with Imhotep, the world’s first recorded physician back in ancient Egypt.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Hall of Famer Tony Oliva
      July 17, 2022 | 2:15 pm
      Tony Oliva

      After waiting for 45 years after his retirement, the Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is finally taking his rightful place as a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      Before injuries cut short his Hall of Fame worthy career, Tony Oliva was one of the best hitters in baseball and combined with Hall of Famers Rod Carew and Harmen Killebrew to make the Minnesota Twins a perennial American League contender during the late 1960s.

      Discovered on the baseball fields of Cuba by a Minnesota Twin scout, Oliva came to the United States in 1961 and within three years the American League Rookie of the Year. There have been many great MLB players from Cuba, including a new generation of stars today, but it is hard to argue that there has been a better player from the island in MLB than Oliva.

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