The Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City is a huge and excellent venue to see the what's trending in the outdoor industry. Vendors at the winter show (there's also a summer show) display products that will hit shops next season.
Mounting a GoPro on your ski helmet is apparently so 2012. Now, high-definition cameras are being embedded into ski goggles so you can document via video your gnarly runs without the bulky lens on top of your head slowing you down.
Q: I fly fish for calico bass using barbless hooks in the kelp beds off Catalina Island and the coast, and it’s all strictly catch and release. Garibaldi are abundant in this habitat and are very aggressive. When I can see them I can usually avoid catching them. However, rarely one will take my fly inadvertently. Since they are only lightly hooked through the lip, they survive the accidental catch and release. However, it is illegal to “take” garibaldi. Is this considered illegal if caught by accident and then released? How can one avoid catching them? Rick B.
Interested in signing up your children in Modesto-area sports leagues like baseball or basketball? How about information on where to play adult softball? Check out our sports listings, which also include signups for golf lessons, running information and more.
If you're planning on any outdoor activity this winter, remember that the protection of your clothing all starts with the baselayer. That means you shouldn't skimp on a knockoff brand or cheap cotton material and expect to stay warm and dry. A product like SmartWool's Women's NTS Mid 250 Full Zip Hoody has everything you need: a form-fitting design, wickable fabric for cold-weather performance and flatlock seams to minimize chafing.
As the only person in the Jewish Community Center yoga class wearing baggy jeans, an untucked button-down shirt, and soft-soled clunky gray shoes, Richmond Punch clearly isn't here to perfect his downward-facing dog pose.
If you want to stay in good athletic shape for your sport, it will take more than just regular gym workouts, or even practicing your game. As the saying goes, "It isn't practice that makes perfect, it's perfect practice that makes perfect."
There's always a slump at some point of the workday when you need that pick-me-up. Sure, it's easy to gravitate toward snacking, but why not get your blood pumping, instead? A recent study found that lunchtime walks can drastically improve your workday by bettering "enthusiasm, relaxation and nervousness," which goes a long way for an employee's productivity. If slipping away from the desk isn't as easy a task, have no fear - there's always a way to use your office as a workout.