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FitView: Shoot Some Hoops

FitView: Basketball Fitness
By Efren Martinez

As I make my way around my neighborhood I can’t help but notice all the basketball hoops that piggyback people’s houses. The thing is I don’t see much play happening with these hoops. Sure the kids on the block use them but not very many adults or parents. Shooting hoops is a great form of getting in some physical fitness. It’s also a great way to spend some time with your kids outside and in the sunshine. It doesn’t have to be a rigorous fast-paced game. With just a little fun your heart rate gets into that cardio zone. It’s easily done by chasing after the ball when it bounces off the backboard with a few free shots. Virtually no special equipment is needed so it’s extremely affordable. You can pick up a portable basketball hoop for as little as $200.00 or go to any park in Modesto with a basketball hoop and play for free. Other than a hoop all you need are some sneakers and a basketball.

Friends one of the most important things to remember about setting up a basketball hoop outside of your home is to try and keep it in your driveway. The street sounds like a good idea but having to avoid cars or be on the lookout for them can be a drag. Please don’t forget to be considerate about not putting your basketball hoop on the sidewalk. For those who are disabled, it can be quite dangerous for them as they try to navigate around the basketball hoop base. Their only choice is to go on the street and sometimes no options are available for them to get around. They can actually fall off their wheelchair as it may clip either the basketball hoop base or fall face forward attempting to navigate from the sidewalk to the street. Let’s keep our sidewalks clear for all pedestrians. As far as basketball games go you can make your move outside with your kids for a friendly game of horse or even around the world. No matter what you do either with friends, family or by yourself you’re getting a good workout by simply shooting some hoops.
Cheers to your health!
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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