Fitness & Sports

Bayou View Fitness Center

Happy 1st Anniversary! Bayou View Fitness Center is not your run-of-the-mill gym where crowds of people occupy the machines just when you want to use them. This place is like having your own personal workout facility in your own home. The machines are all top notch Matrix and brand new. Even the towel service uses only the best towels money can buy. The atmosphere is inviting without being too over-the-top and even the water is specially filtered and eliminates any unsavory flavors or pathogens. (more…)

7 Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than exercise. The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. And the benefits of exercise are yours for the taking, regardless of your age, sex or physical ability. Need more convincing to exercise? Check out these seven ways exercise can improve your life. (more…)

Water Safety

When the weather turns warm, everyone wants to be in or around the water. Hanging out at the pool or the beach on a hot day is a great way to beat the heat.
Between having fun and checking out the lifeguards, most people don’t think much about water safety — but they should. For people between the ages of 5 and 24, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death. (more…)

The 2nd Annual NPC Power Shack Classic

By: Nancy Marchbanks
For those of you who attended the first Power Shack Classic, you know it couldn’t have been bigger or badder or more insane. It was such a success, that plans for the second Power Shack Classic kicked into high gear almost immediately following the premiere event!  On Saturday, July 30th, the Mississippi Coast Coliseum will be bursting at the seams once again, with so much rippling, chiseled, sculpted, strapping male and female musculature, that it just may be too much to take!  From beginning to end, The 2nd Annual Power Shack Classic will be a competition like no other. The most amazing, Herculean specimens of humankind will strut their stuff for all to see and you’ve GOT to be there! (more…)

Exercise and cold weather: Tips to stay safe outdoors

Dressing in layers, protecting your hands and feet, and paying attention to the forecast can help you stay safe and warm while exercising outdoors in cold weather.
Cold weather can discourage even the most motivated exercisers. And if you’re not so motivated, it’s all too easy to pack away your workout gear along with your warm-weather clothing.
You don’t have to let cold weather spell the end of your exercise.  You can stay fit, motivated and warm when the weather turns chilly. (more…)

Cacaro, Grant and Wagner Return to the Power Plant

Forward Jeff Grant and Defenseman Shane Wagner and Glenn Cacaro will be suiting up at the power plant for another year of High Voltage Hockey
Jeff Grant was a late edition to last years William B Coffey award winning team. Due to injuries and call ups, Jeff joined the team on February 10th on a three game try-out. It wasn’t soon after that, that this 6’0 175lb grinder from Massachusetts signed a contract and never looked back. “Jeff was recommended to me by his former teammate Chris Greene, I really didn’t know much about the kid” Coach Walby states. “I was presently surprised how well he fit in with the rest of the guys on and off the ice. I look for Jeff to pick up right where he left off, and for him to be a top six forward on our team”. (more…)

Healthy Sack Lunch Tips

Good nutrition is essential for your child to have a great day at school. Packing a sack lunch is one way to ensure that your child will have a nutritious mid-day meal, and even a healthy snack or two. The right lunch bag and accessories will allow you to pack a variety of healthy foods that are still tasty enough to please even the pickiest eaters. (more…)