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Mind and Body Benefits of Rock Climbing

There's no doubt that rock climbing is one of the bravest of all undertakings. In order to accomplish the death-defying feat of scaling steep rocks—hundreds upon hundreds of feet above land—it takes tremendous courage, strength, and durability. As an activity, rock climbing also has lots of benefits at the physical, mental, and psychological levels.

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Many people assume that rock climbing is all about strong arms and shoulders, but it actually requires lower body strength in addition to lean upper-body mass. It also takes great cardio endurance to climb rocks, because fewer activities will get the heart pumping stronger. In order to make it to the top, you must also master flexibility, because a climb will often involve reaches that are never called for on land.

Rock climbing also involves a high degree of brain power. When scaling steep rocks, every move is vital, and the mind must constantly access each possible reach or step. At high elevation, a false move could spell the end. Given the stakes involved, rock climbing is one of the world's most mentally demanding activities. Climbing rocks will not only improve your strength and endurance, it will also make you better at strategic thinking.

When a person scales a rock, he or she is in a place that's far removed from the on-land world. As such, rock climbing provides a host of psychological benefits. If you're dealing with stress or sorrow due to personal or work-related problems, rock climbing allows you to escape those things by demanding your full concentration on the act itself. Once you get to the top, there's the unique thrill of knowing that you've reached a place in the world that few others have touched.

At Aviator Sports and Events Center, we provide rock climbing sessions for anyone aged 5-and-up on our 35-ft. indoor aviator rock. With our classes and sporting events, we provide some of the best resources for physical fitness and family fun throughout New York City. To learn more about our services, call us at (347) 263-8416.

Learning a Figure Skate Spin

To do a two-ft. spin, start with good posture: feet parallel, knees slightly bent, upper-torso straight, and chin upright. Start with your hands in front, as if wrapped around a big, invisible beach ball. Move the ball to one side, and as you make the rotations, gradually lower your palms and pull your hands in. Try to do a couple counter-clockwise rotations with both feet on the ground; loosen your hands if you feel that you're losing balance. Tips for doing a one-ft. spin, along with further information, are shared in the video.

At Aviator Sports and Events Center, we have the best ice skating rink in all of New York City. For more information on our skating lessons, family fun events, and other sporting programs, visit our website or call us at (347) 263-8416.

The Benefits of CrossFit

Crossfit Gym New YorkWhen you think of fitness and sports, do you think of CrossFit? If you don't, maybe you should rethink what you know about fitness.

CrossFit offers a complete workout including cardio and strength training in a shorter, more intense session. You put forth the maximum amount of effort, and you see the maximum amount of results. Constantly moving and pushing your body to new fitness heights is part of what makes CrossFit so successful. The feeling of community and coaching from the instructor is the other part. Your instructor works out with you, and the rest of the group is there to push you as you push them. You'll be fitter, healthier, and in the best shape possible (and maybe have a little fun) with CrossFit.

At Aviator Sports and Events Center, we offer CrossFit as well as ice skating, team sports, and family fun options. Check out our calendar of events and look over our classes and schedule to see what you like, then call us at (347) 263-8416 to get started.

What Beginners Need to Know About CrossFit

CrossFit is one of the newest and most intense fitness trends. If one of the crossfitters in your life has inspired you to try this fitness phenomenon for yourself, keep reading to find out what you need to know to get the most out of every class:

There Is Not Typical CrossFit Workout
The foundation of the CrossFit lifestyle is that it prepares you for basically any kind of physical activity you might encounter in your life. The movements are always changing, but you can be sure that they are functional and at a high intensity. Anyone from an elite athlete to your next-door neighbor might be doing CrossFit at any given time.

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It Has Its Own Lingo
CrossFit is a unique workout in many ways. One of the hardest adjustments for beginners is learning the lingo. First and foremost, you should become very familiar with the term “WOD,” or a workout of the day. Whenever you go to a CrossFit box, you can look at the whiteboards to see the WOD and what you can expect from your workout. Don’t worry, though, the CrossFit community is very welcoming of beginners and there will always be someone you can ask when you are confused about a term.

It Comes with a Learning Curve
Even people who have been doing CrossFit for years are still learning new ways to improve their form and their performance. Do not be intimidated the first time you go to a CrossFit workout. Remember that everyone is trying to do their best at all times, which means that everyone is looking to improve.

Sign up for your first CrossFit class at Aviator Sports and Events Center to see why this kind of exercise has become a worldwide phenomenon. As New York City’s largest sports and events center, we make it easy to stay physically active and have fun with the family. To learn more about our classes and sports opportunities, visit us online or call (347) 263-8416.

Understanding the Basics of Lacrosse

Lacrosse is a great sport that can be a wonderful source of exercise and family fun—either watching or playing. If you are unfamiliar with the sport, it may be a bit confusing. Once you get the basics down, it'll be an event you love as much other sports.

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The object of lacrosse is to score a goal by shooting the ball in the opposing team's goal. Players can pass, catch, and run with the ball in the crosse, which is the stick-like piece of equipment used in the game. Only the goalie may touch the ball with his hands.

There are ten total players on the lacrosse field. A goalie and at least three other players must remain on the defensive side of the field at all times. The three offensive players must stay on the offensive side of the field, and the remaining midfielders may go anywhere on the field.

Lacrosse is a physical sport, which can make it a tough event for parents to watch sometimes. Bodychecking is allowed if the opponent has the ball. Bodychecking is never allowed to occur from behind, and shots must never be taken above the shoulders or below the knees. Stickchecking is also allowed, which is using the stick to knock the ball out of the other player's crosse.

Men's lacrosse is typically played for 48 minutes. There are four quarters of 12 minutes each. A two minute water break is allowed between each quarter. A ten minute half time occurs between the second and third quarters. Each team has two time-outs to be used during each half.

If you are looking for ideas for family fun in NYC, come to Aviator Sports and Events Center. With ice skating, team sports, and exercise classes, there's something here for every member of your family, and we work hard to make everything you do fun. To learn more about our sports programs, ice rink hours, and other events, call us at (347) 263-8416.

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