Sunday, March 1, 2015

Annual Manual

Posted February 25, 2015in Locker Room

New tournament, new experiences

You can’t really know someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes…or, in this case, ridden in their wheels. This weekend at Courage League Sports (4405 121st St. in Urbandale) offers the chance to experience a moment confined to a wheelchair and gain an understanding that limitations are often

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Posted February 18, 2015in Locker Room

Punch, punch, kick, kick

Don’t let the word “amateur” fool you — the guys who will be stepping into the ring are some of the area’s best boxers and kickboxers. On Feb. 21, 7 Flags Event Center will host the Combat Championship Series, and, like gladiators entering the Coliseum, one thing is for certain:

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Posted February 11, 2015in Locker Room

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

There are two types of people in the world: those who like shoes, and those who wear New Balance to their job. But how about for this Valentine’s Day: Surprise the person in your life with a day exploring new kicks and new activities. The Sweetheart Snowshoe Hike combines a

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Posted February 04, 2015in Locker Room

See red and smile

A little bit of exercise goes a long way. Whether you’ve been sedentary for years or just found yourself in a bit of a lazy patch, today is the day you can begin to make healthy changes in your life. And you can even start small. Not ready for the

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Posted January 28, 2015in Locker Room

Go in the snow

Slow-pitch on ice. Combining the athleticism found at the bottom of a beer, the grace of a derailed train and the camaraderie of a night on the town, snoball may just be the sport of the Midwest. Now in it’s 22nd year, the Adult Snoball Softball Tournament has been attracting

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Posted January 21, 2015in Locker Room

Battle at the Barn 2015

With floors sticky enough to remove the shoes from your feet, you might think you’re in a low-rent movie theatre. But this is just how they like it on the racetrack. The roar of tiny engines is sure to impress even the causal spectator, as everything from motorcycles to lawn

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Posted January 14, 2015in Locker Room

Cardboard, Paint and Duct Tape

Life may be more about the journey than the destination, but time trials are another story. It doesn’t matter how you finish, only that you do finish. While Iowans were able to survive last week’s snowpocolypse, this Saturday, at Sleep Hollow Sports Park, it’s about conquering it. Lace up your

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Posted January 07, 2015in Locker Room

Tundra Training Series

  Inevitably, the arrival of the New Year brings well-intentioned resolutions. Favorites include pledges to quit smoking, drink less, spend more time with family and friends, travel more, develop a hobby, etc. At the top of most lists is exercise. While you should be exercising regularly year-round, why not start

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Posted December 31, 2014in Locker Room

Not just for Robin Hood

  Heroes use them. Hunters use them. Hell, even Scottish princesses use them. So why not take a look this year at the increasingly popular sport of archery.   “The ISAA Pro-Am started in Des Moines 21 years ago by the Iowa State Archery Association (ISAA), which is affiliated with

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Posted December 24, 2014in Locker Room

Shake it up and stretch it out

Exercising with a group of strangers? Pass. Attending a dance party with a group of strangers? Yes. Somehow combine the two to create a unique experience that breaks down your self-conscious nature as well as your body fat? Zumba! “If you talk with children and ask them if they can

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