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FitView Balls to the Wall

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FitView: Balls to the Wall
By Efren Martinez

As a man in fitness, I’m always thinking about how I can live a healthy active lifestyle outside of my regular workout routines. Swim, Bike, Run is a great deal of fun and a must as a Tri-Athlete. Although if you’re looking to incorporate more ways of fitness in your daily life outside of your routine without calling it a workout, why not grab your big balls and give dodgeball a try.

It’s not that hard to stage a dodgeball arena in your home if you have space and most likely you already have everything you need to make this happen with the neighbor’s kids and with your friends. Just recently I gave it a go since I have plenty of balls and a three-car garage. The task was simple; I just parked all my vehicles in my driveway, removed all obstacles in my garage that would either break and or hamper my game. Then to add a cool effect I replaced all the overhead lights with blacklight bulbs and cages so the balls wouldn’t damage them. Being a Quake DJ it was actually pretty cool to be able to take it even a step farther and add some laser lights, a couple of fog machines and a sound system to rock the game with some Techno Music. Also, my garage is pretty big, I found that the bigger the balls, the better it is for that size of a dodgeball arena.

Make no mistake, even a short game of dodgeball will take you to that cardio level super fast and keep you there for the entire game. It’s great fun and quite entertaining for the neighborhood kids and I. On another note, converting my garage to be a part-time Dodge Ball arena makes it also pretty exciting when we come home and drive our cars into the garage. I simply tell Alexa to “light it up” before entering our garage and my wife can’t help but giggle uncontrollably driving into a “Club Studio 54” style garage when she comes home from work. Live life to the fullest friends! Love, laugh, live healthily and play hard.

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About the Author:

I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20