If you are looking to improve your overall physical appearance and endurance or if you are unhappy with your current workout regimen, this issue will serve as an informative resource guide for you. Gone are the days of one local gym. There are now dozens of options when it comes to getting fit all within a few miles of our homes and work; and to be honest, some are pretty darn intimidating. If you're going to invest time and money and trust in a person to guide you in the right direction then you need to make the right choice. The next several pages will introduce you to several of our favorite local trainers, instructors, coaches and facilities that all offer something a little bit different. While some people want to be pushed to their limits, others are going to work better in group settings or with gentle encouragement. We hope with this guide you will find the person and place who will cater to your personal needs and learning preferences in order to make sure you reach all your goals in 2016.
There are two types of people in this world: those who make working out a priority and those who don’t; but when it comes to working out, two are better than one. Studies show that couples that hit the gym together are more likely to meet their goals, but what happens when your significant other has a completely different mindset than you when it comes to fitness?
There are plenty of great fitness instructors in Montgomery, but one stands out from the crowd. Casie Scott’s NShape Fitness family is growing while her customers’ waistlines are shrinking. But what makes Casie so different?
Do you remember your elementary school days and the clammy hands you would get waiting for your name to be called in P.E. class? The fear in your eyes, on dodgeball day, as you saw that terrifying red ball pummeling towards you at high speed? The pride you felt when you pegged the class bully right in the gut? Well, thanks to WAKA Social Sports (World Adult Kickball Association) those memories don’t have to stay in the past. Montgomery is now home to a co-ed dodgeball league for adults age 21 and up and it’s even better than your P.E. days.... it’s a party on a dodgeball court.
One thousand miles in one year to raise $50,000. That’s the challenge Montgomerian Scott Bell is tackling to raise money for cystic fibrosis. Scott has CF and knows firsthand the challenges that come with the disease.
Kid One Transport System is in the business of moving children, and now it’s asking you to get moving for children. Founded in 1997, Kid One provides free rides to health care appointments for children and expectant mothers with little or no means of transportation. It’s the only nonprofit of its kind in Alabama and among a few similar organizations nationwide. In 17 years, Kid One has completed more than 275,000 transports covering hundreds of thousands of miles. And now, Kid One wants you to add mileage to your physical odometer by participating in the Transporter Triathlon on September 13, 2014, at The Waters in Pike Road, Alabama.
Spring has been a tease. Cold temps continued creeping in, but with a little luck, by the time this article is published summer will have moved in for good. Motivation wanes during the winter months to tie on tennis shoes and work up a sweat, but the warm weather brings it out in all of us again. And starting in May, The Shoppes at EastChase are offering plenty of incentives to get you moving!
If you're looking to elevate the adventure in your life, look no further than Historic Banning Mills. A resort that takes fun to new heights, this zip lining destination in Whitesburg, Ga. is truly a treasure of the South.
I can say that with confidence because I experienced it first hand with a group of RSVP friends. Early in November, we piled ourselves into a rental van and made the two-hour drive from Montgomery to the excitement that is Banning Mills.
After a full day of soaring across several zip lines and making our way over shaky sky bridges, we settled in for the night in a cozy country lodge located on site. I'm not sure which was more fun: flying above the trees at speeds of 55 mph or hanging around the campfire later with our group.
When you live in Alabama, you know when hunting season is here - because you, or someone you know, are in a tree stand from the middle of October until the end of January. Bow hunting season officially begins October 15th and runs through the end of the year, Muzzleloader season follows and starts November 18th, and soon after on November 23rd rifle season begins and ends on the 31st of January.
Soccer is hitting Montgomery in a big way. RSVP had the pleasure of sitting down with Manny Sanchez, YMCA Director of Soccer, to discuss all the exciting things happening with this sport in the Capital City. Soccer is impacting our city both culturally and economically. Montgomery has already hosted numerous college and youth tournaments during Manny’s tenure. We held the Southern Soccer Cup last March, which brought in over 80 youth teams and their families for the event. Montgomery will again host the Capital of Dreams Champions cup that has a goal of hosting 80 junior soccer teams October 5 & 6.