Thursday, May 31, 2012

Stars on and off the field

Contributed by Emma Booth.
Regional Director, USA Sport Group.

I was watching Escape to Victory last night (or Victory as it is called here in the States) and was astonished at the large number of soccer stars in the movie. It got me thinking. Have there been any other sporting legends who have swapped sport for the big screen? And if Vinnie Jones, Bruce Lee, Arnold Schwarzenegger and ‘The Rock’ immediately sprung to mind, then think again. They are far too obvious, and I like a challenge…

Brett Favre
There is something about Favre in There's Something About Mary. Just magical.

Lance Armstrong
Tour de France hero, and Dodgeball superstar. The film, not the sport.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What’s the new craze Zumba® that everybody’s talking about?

Contributed by Nicola Sanders.
Regional Director, USA Sport Group.

Zumba® is an exhilarating, exciting, easy to follow dance inspired fitness workout that incorporates Latin and salsa dance moves to international pop music; it’s guaranteed to blow you away!

Zumba® has exploded onto the adult fitness scene since its inception in 2001 and has quickly become the world’s most successful and addictive dance-fitness program. Combining music and dance seems to invigorate those of all shapes, sizes, ages and cultures. Zumba® combines fast and slow rhythms with cardio dance moves to ensure that the class is both fun and effective for every participant.