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Sign Up Now For December 2010 Marathons

December is rapidly approaching and it is now time to register for your winter marathon. Below is a list of the best marathons around the country that may spark your interest!

  • Death Valley Trail Marathon: This race takes place in Death Valley, California and what a name for a marathon. Act fast: Because it’s one of the best routes in California and the registration is limited to only 300 participants, those spots will go quickly. Registration dues are $120. Visit www.envirosports.com for more information.
  • Zappos.com Las Vegas Marathon: This marathon is held in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 5, 2010. The cost is $145 and includes a t-shirt, gift bag, finishers medal and certificate, and live course entertainment. Hurry and register before it’s too late: registration ends November 28, 2o10. For more details, visit http://www.rnrvegas.com.


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The Mechanical Bull Riding Workout

PBR (Professional Bull Riding) is in full swing and the finals are happening right now in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bull riding is one of the most extreme sports in the world and it challenges every muscle in the body. Bull riding was first introduced in 1869 in Deer Trail, Colorado at the first ever rodeo. These rodeos were held as competitions between ranches back in the old western days.

Bull riding is considered a “dance” between a bull and cowboy and the winner is decided after 8 seconds. If the cowboy rides for eight seconds, it is considered a ride, or a win, and if he doesn’t, it is a no score and the bull gets the victory. The point scale is decided by a group of judges that judge the cowboy’s technique, as well as the bull’s bucking ability. The scale ranges from zero to a hundred and a ninety plus point ride is considered a great ride.
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Best Places to Run in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is extremely hot during the summer and brutally cold during the winter. But it does offer some great outdoor running options. Below are the top three places to run in Las Vegas:

1. The Strip - Las Vegas Boulevard is one of the most populated streets in America every day of the year. Early morning runs offer great views of the casinos and tremendous people watching. There’s always something going on no matter what time of day you choose to run. Motivation seems to be at its peak during your entire run. I recommend a round trip run starting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, heading north until you hit the Sahara Hotel & Casino. After returning to the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino you should have run a little over seven miles. Good luck and have fun!
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Best Gyms in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the fittest and most health-conscious cities that I have ever lived. With a population of just more than 600,000, Sin City has a plethora of amazing fitness facilities that are jam-packed morning and night.

One of the most booming health clubs is the Las Vegas Athletic Club. It has six clubs in the Las Vegas area and each one has a steady membership base. It’s a step above most health clubs due to the hundreds upon hundreds of cardiovascular machines equipped with either personal televisions or cardio theater. It also offers a large variety of the best weight training machines, indoor running track, indoor pools, and tons of fitness classes for all fitness levels. For only $22 a month, this Vegas health club can’t be beat.
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DietTribe Goes to Vegas!

In Monday night’s episode of DietTribe, Lifetime’s new reality show that chronicles five girlfriends’ 90-day journey to lose 30 pounds, the girls headed to Sin City for a night of fun, glamour and glitz.

las vegas signEven though the girls were left unsupervised by their trainer Jessie and their motivational coach, Stacy, they did a commendable and impressive job at avoiding all the extravagant all-you-can-eat buffets that are part of Vegas’ signature charm and indulgence. Instead, they were treated to a gourmet, low-fat, low-calorie full-course meal by the Canyon Ranch Grill, which blends culinary excellence with nutritional wisdom.

The DietTribe feasted on lamb sausage, roasted fennel and peppers, duck breast and shrimp and goat cheese ravioli. Best of all was that the girls were told how many calories were in each meal before digging in. Most of the dishes had less than 300 calories per plate and what they lacked in fat, they made up for in taste. A few of the DietTribe actually got a bit weepy over how amazing the food tasted.
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