Exercise – Good For Slaying That Mental Dragon

When we think about exercise we think of it as the answer to reducing our waist lines, firming up our floppy thighs, tummies and arms, or allowing us to squeeze back into our skinny jeans.

The happy side effect to being physically fit is that natural chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine are created and released when you exercise. Increased levels of these chemicals are responsible for elevated moods, higher levels of self-esteem and a good restful sleep.

The latter of these, restful sleep, can be a phantom for most people and they do not even realise that a good night’s sleep is within their grasp just by getting up and being in it as Aussie icon Norm would say.

The sense of achievement gained from regular exercise will have you smiling for hours after a good workout. As you gain strength and muscle tone you will not be able to stop admiring yourself and patting yourself on the back for a job well done.

We are not lying to you. It’s a proven fact that all these good things will come to you if you can just find the motivation to go find some form of physical movement that appeals to you.

Group Fitness – A Fun Way to Share

The good thing about participating in group fitness such as the sporting activities offered at Salisbury Super Sports, is that often, you discover that you have lost those inches around your waist, and have a lovely toned supple body, and you did it without even trying!

That is because when people congregate on a social level to be part of a soccer, cricket, netball or handball team they enjoy themselves so much that they do not realise they are actually “working out”.

True story.

Stick to that New Year’s Resolution

2015 is it! Don’t let another year of broken resolutions slip you by.

If you don’t have a group of friends who want to play any of these sports with you that is OK.

Just come visit with our friendly and qualified staff and they will slot you into a team and give you an opportunity to make some new friends.

The time is now to stop tossing and turning in bed and feeling terrible in the mornings. Exercise in a team environment will not only nurture your mind and body, but also your soul. Give it a go.

 

Exercise For Personal Pleasure or Exercise For Personal Gain

Salisbury Super Sports have two main types of clientele. Those who wish to have a pleasurable social interaction with friends and or family and those who wish to gain something such as greater fitness or to lose weight.

For those of you who are in the latter category we would like to offer some tips and support to guide you through the challenge these goals attract.

Getting Your Head Around It

Losing weight and gaining fitness is a mental challenge more than a physical challenge.

Yes, you have to use your body to play an indoor sport such as those offered here but if you are mentally not in the game, then the game is already lost.

If you ignore your mind when the “too tired” excuse rears its ugly head your body will repay you tenfold.

The truth is that once you form a regular exercise regime your body will thrive. Your mind will become clearer and as your body becomes used to the exercise you will start to crave it.

Help yourself by tracking your results. Take before pictures and measurements and record your progress weekly.

The number one thing to consider is to reduce your weight. When you talk about losing weight your subconscious will naturally want to find it for you.

You Are What You Eat

Whilst the analogy ‘you are what you eat’ is true, there are some food rules that many of us are unaware of. We need to educate ourselves about them before we can begin to understand what it is our body needs.

The first thing to know is that eating carbohydrates will encourage and increase your sugar cravings and the 3pm energy slump so try to cut as many of these out of your diet as possible.

Ways you can do this are as follows:

• Eat a salad for lunch instead of a sandwich or pasta.

• Go to a juice bar for a nourishing juice instead of a coffee shop to avoid the temptation of having a cake with that coffee.

• Consider buying a juicer and juice at home. You can drink in a day what you might have had in a week and you will feel the vitality almost immediately.

Find a Support Buddy

Humans are not meant to be alone or completely self-sufficient. Our very souls demand and crave interaction with each other.

This is why it is a good idea to find a friend or join a local group of like-minded people who have the same or similar goals as you.

Salisbury Super Sports offers a supportive exercise environment for you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be.

 

Getting In Shape – The Fun Way

We all exercise for different reasons. There are many motives for it, and not all of them are so we can get in shape.

There is no doubt that getting in shape is a brilliant thing to do. You will reduce fat, and improve your muscle mass which is very important to maintain as we age. Especially for women. It certainly is true that strong women stay young.

Maintaining good cardio health is also important to your overall quality of life.

Just like a motor vehicle if your body is well tuned it will run much better and not only physically. Your mental attitude and capacity will also be greatly improved when you maintain physical wellbeing.

Salisbury Super Sports is not just a fun indoor cricket centre. We are a family. A community of souls all ready to fine tune our bodies whilst enjoying the social interaction that a centre such as ours provides.

Making Friends – a Beautiful Side Effect to Team Sports

Many friendships have been formed on our courts, even marriages! These have all been completely without our help or direction – we only offer guidance and training for the sport you nominate for – the rest is up to you.

We have been lucky enough to have and witness the generations of families that come through our doors. We love helping children and adults alike, build leadership skills, character, and confidence.

Watching our members’ blossom through their own achievements is a very special experience for us.

Many a drop of coffee has been enjoyed after a game in our relaxed and friendly Café.

You can get in shape playing indoor cricket, soccer, netball, and handball. These are all team sports and, as such, demand a certain level of companionship to evolve if you are going to achieve your goals in exercise.

It’s OK if you don’t have your own team. Visit with us in person or online at http://supersports.com.au and make your nomination. We are more than happy to help you fit in and place with you a group that may be looking for an extra buddy – or two!

We can offer mixed and same sex teams so whatever you need and desire is we can help you achieve it.

Don’t worry if you’ve never played before. We can help with training and great tips to help get you into the swing of things.

 

Improve Your Golf Game

Now that we have your attention! We have a sure fire way of improving your golf game so read on.

Super Sports lives true to its name and offers the best in indoor sports to the Southside of Brisbane hands down. We have teams young and old, playing cricket including major league, netball also including major league, handball, and soccer.

Whilst it’s true we offer an exciting city indoor sports experience we also like to offer good solid impartial advice to our members.

The absolute number one piece of advice we can offer is to stretch those muscles.

Often, the cause of injury is because a full and proper warm up has not been completed followed by a good stretch before and after conducting any form of exercise.

What is so Good about Stretching?

There are so many advantages that it is hard to know where to start to explain.

The first advantage is that stretching really does decrease the odds of injury. If your muscles are warm and languid there is less opportunity of them being torn through sudden or jarring movements that come with most sporting activities.

If you possess a sedentary job such as sitting at a computer you may not even realise that your chest muscles become tight. This has a knock on effect of hunching and tightening of your shoulders.

When you have a good stretch you loosen up those tight muscles and have better posture.

Circulation is much improved also thus allowing the transport of vital nutrients and improving blood circulation.

We have heard many people say that after doing a yoga or Pilates class that they feel like they are taller. This is obviously due to the muscles not being so tight.

Members have also reported that since incorporating this style of exercise by way of attending just one hour of yoga a week that their golf swing has improved.

Flexibility is the key to playing not only golf or tennis but all forms of exercise. When your muscles are warm and ready to work out you turn, twist, run and jump better.

Did you know that stretching your muscles will also relax your mind, giving you more focus? It’s amazing the knock on effect that ensuring your body is well tuned can have.

We hope you have found this article informative and useful and we look forward to seeing you soon at Super Sports.

 

Team Sports – Exercise, Companionship, Rivalry

Fun indoor cricket is all of these things. If you are interested in getting out and about and doing something that is physical to keep your wheels well-oiled then check out Super Sports Salisbury.

We offer a supportive environment and obviously encourage a team player attitude. Not only do you exercise amongst friends and team members but you also learn to work as a team in the fast paced game that is indoor cricket.

If you are not familiar with the rules and regulations of this game, it is pretty simple. Eight players a side is best but it can be played with as few as six players. Each player has a go at bowling two overs. That’s 16 overs per innings. An over consists of six balls.

Each batting pair will face four overs. A batsman’s runs are scored just the same as the outside game. That is to say, they run between each wicket for one run but also have the option to increase this up to six runs by hitting certain surrounding nets.

The difference between indoor and outdoor in regard to batting is if a batsman is caught out, he does not leave the game. Instead, five runs are deducted from the team’s total score and the batsman completes the four overs.

You can get yourself a team together to play on a Tuesday or Wednesday night or just visit us at http://supersports.com.au/join-a-team to register and we will get you into a team.

We have between three and five grades playing on each of these nights so don’t despair, we can slot you or your team into your appropriate grade once we have completed a pre-season assessment of your skills.

Affordable Team Sport

Not only do you get all the fun of exercising your body and mixing with friends but you can do it at an affordable level.

A weekly game will set you back $15 per member, which is way cheaper than what a personal fitness instructor will charge you!

To ensure you get the best out of your game, bring a good pair of shoes and gloves; a protector is also essential. A bat comes in handy too!

Obviously if you are playing in a team, you will need a team uniform. A uniform by nature means each member must wear an identical outfit. What you choose to wear is your choice. You can be serious or silly. Why not create your own team of Smurfs?

Promoting Sports in the Workplace

Adults spend a great deal of their time at work. Thus, the workplace can be an effective setting to integrate sports and other physical activities. Fitness programmes at work can help employees who normally cannot find the time after office hours to do even a simple physical activity such as walking. Business owners must encourage health and wellness programmes in the workplace because studies have shown that these kinds of programmes benefit both the employees and the employers.

Benefits of a Physically Active Workforce

Promoting physical activity in the workplace provides the following benefits to employees:

  • Better fitness and health;
  • Enhanced productivity and morale;
  • Improved team spirit and job satisfaction;
  • Lower stress;
  • Improved communication and inter-personal relationship among employees; and
  • Improved concentration and mental sharpness

A major component of an effective health and wellness programme is sports. Sports have been known to contribute to healthy bones, muscles and joints; lower stress and aid in relaxation; reduce body fat and tone muscles; decrease the risk of contracting diseases such as cancer and diabetes; and improve co-ordination and balance.

Promoting indoor sports will ensure that employees will continue to enjoy their favourite sports throughout the year. Salisbury Super Sports offers indoor courts for cricket, netball, soccer, volleyball and handball. The graded competitions held regularly at the sport facility are designed to be enjoyed by all participants, from elite athletes to neophyte players. These courts are available for hire, including an umpire and all the required equipment. Salisbury Super Sports also hire the sports courts for birthday parties, team-building exercise and other fun events for friends and family. Different sports can be introduced into the workplace through tournaments or friendly games. The games can generally be held over several nights or weeks. It is vital to plan these games ahead of time by designating a group of people who will oversee the whole event.

Benefits of a Physically Fit Workforce for Employers

Instituting a health and wellness programme in the workplace also pays off for the employer. The benefits of a healthy and fit workforce for employers include reduced absenteeism and employee turnover; lower stress among staff; enhanced productivity and efficiency in the company as a whole; an improved corporate image; and better relations between management and staff.

It is important to enlist the support of management for any health and wellness initiative to be successful. All employees including management have the duty to establish a healthy work environment and promote healthy lifestyles.

Give your Relationship a Sporting Chance

When it comes to gifts for Valentine’s Day, it can sometimes be difficult to decide what to buy. Sometimes, spending quality time together is the best gift possible. And time is a commodity that tends to be in short supply.

At the same time, the usual date nights and movies can get a bit overdone – they are nice but they can become mediocre.

A Fun Solution

When it comes to a fun date, indoor sports are a fun and novel approach. Indoor sports arenas allow mixed teams and so you and your significant other can indulge in a game of indoor netball, for example, to your heart’s content.

You can choose to play on the same team or opposite teams, depending on what you prefer.

Play on the same team and you get to have that feeling of the two of you going out and conquering the world. It is a great way to bond more as a couple and you can celebrate wins together or commiserate together if you lose.

Playing on opposite teams is great for the more competitive couples. When couples are more competitive, they need a safe outlet for that competitiveness. Indoor sports can provide that safe outlet. You can compete with one another and once the game is completed, the competition is over and you can go back to being a loving couple again.

A Great Way to Bond

Sports have long been used as a great team-building exercise and they work just as well when it comes to relationships. It is a fun sociable way to spend time together. There is a slight element of competition that makes the game more exciting. It is a lot more fun than going to a movie.

A Good Way to Exercise

Indoor sports are a great way to fit some exercise into your busy schedule. Exercise is important when it comes to managing stress and keeping you fit and healthy. The best part about indoor sports is that you will also get in some exercise without actually realising it.

It is a Social Event

You will also get to meet new people and make new friends. Socialising with other couples is an important part of building your own relationship and making it stronger. You get to socialise with other couples in a fun and low pressure environment – no one feels the need to put their best foot forward.

The Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise

Exercise is great in any form, but even better and with better health benefits is cardiovascular exercise which really gets the blood pumping. People these days are more aware of the health risks and most of us try and improve our body through exercise and eating healthy. There lies the key to any success at keeping our body healthy. For some people, exercise is just too much work, but the good news is, you can start off with a gentle exercise routine and work your way up to cardiovascular exercise such as aerobics.

What better way to start exercising then to head to your local indoor sports centre and have a talk with the professionals about how you can get started towards a healthier and fitter future.

There are many benefits to cardiovascular exercise such as weight loss, increasing oxygen to the blood which increases brain function, fast jogging or walking can help to strengthen the skeletal frame which helps to lessen the risk of getting osteoporosis, or in cases of people that already have it, it can slow down the degeneration. People with diabetes that exercise often have to take less insulin because aerobic training increases the sensitivity of the cells to insulin. With so many health benefits to be gained, there should be no question about doing exercise. With a proper, healthy diet and a really good exercise routine, you can be fit and healthy in no time and reaping the health benefits from taking part in an exercise routine.

There are so many benefits to be gained from cardiovascular exercise and only a small few of the benefits have been mentioned here. Sports and exercise does not have to be boring, there are more then a few sports that are fun packed and full of action for those who like more action in their life. Sports can be a lot of fun, it doesn’t have to be hard work either. There are games such as indoor cricket or rebound volleyball to get the heart pumping and it is also really good cardiovascular exercise.

Don’t leave it until it is too late to do anything about it, get into shape today with a form of cardiovascular exercise and reap the benefits that come from it. With all the heart disease and other health problems that are out there, you can help to lower the risks of getting sick by doing cardiovascular exercise.