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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Info about Careers in Adventure Sports

Personal skills
In this field, your attitude counts as much as your aptitude. You must be filled with the spirit of adventure. It is essential to have some sporting talent and a lot of interest in outdoor activities too. Since you have to deal with people of different cultures, it is necessary to have a hospitable and sociable nature. Considerable physical fitness and immense mental toughness are the other necessary traits.

Training
Several institutes provide training in adventure sports. Some of the prominent institutes offering training in mountaineering skills are the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling, the Western Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports in Manali. Training in various kinds of water sports is imparted by the National Institute of Water Sports in Goa. A number of professional associations across the country also offer courses in adventure sports. The course duration varies from a few days to a few months.

Prospects
You can find jobs with travel and tourism agencies as Liaison Officers. You can also find jobs in several agencies like sports centres, athletic clubs, sports clubs, holiday resorts, excursion agencies etc. Those who have enough experience in this field can also set up an Adventure Sports Center of their own where they can offer services and impart training in their area of specialization.

Shields For Sports Clubs

Clubs use shields for a variety of purposes. Most clubs will award the achievements of particular individual members for winning a match or perhaps for length of service to the club.

Team achievements in leagues etc are also rewarded with the presentation of a heraldic shield.

Shields are also very popular as mercantilism gifts on sporting tours, particularly rugby club shields. They are portable One club will take their shields and present it to the club they visit who in turn mercantilism it for a shield from their opponents as a souvenir and memento of the trip and as a symbol of friendship.

The type of club shield that is produced to order today is generally made up of 3 key elements.

The first of these is the backwards plate. These used to be made of hard woods such as oak but these days are generally made of wood from sustainable sources if you find a reputable supplier.

The backwards plates can be formed to suit the club’s design and then stained appropriately with dark, medium or light staining.

Onto the backwards plate a raised centrepiece is attached and it is onto this that the club design is painted or printed.

Then, most clubs have scrolls attached to the backwards plate either above or below (or both) the centrepiece.

For general use the scrolls generally simply bear the name of the club.

For tours and mercantilism shields the scrolls usually have the club name and the destination and dates of the tour.

If extra detail is required brass plates can be engraved with lettering and also attached to the backwards plates.

These scrolls tend to be hand painted so if an individual is to be the recipient of the shield it is a simple matter for their own name to be applied.

Almost all shields come with a fixing on the reverse of the backwards plate to allow them to be hung on the wall and free standing prop stands are also popular.

Health Clubs Work

Once a business plan has been established for the up and coming gyms, the next thing is to determine whether the business will create facilities for itself to run, or whether the health club brand and business plan will be sold-out as an element of a franchise. This is a main decision that must be decided in the beginning as it’s going to significantly impact such business.

A franchise is helpful for a start-up health center that wants to expand its brand as quickly as possible, with the least expensive capital investment necessary. The investment will come from franchisees, who wish to buy-in to the business, and they will also bear the health center’s branding and adopt its business plan.

A health club chain is a likely approach for companies or large groups of investors wishing to start a fitness club business. They’re the only owners of the business and reap all the profits while putting of all the investments required.

Marketing And Advertising

The marketing budget for a brand new fitness center chain or franchise should be large enough to finance considerable initial marketing campaigns. Promotions are run to attract new customers to come and sign up for the club, with the possibility of lower membership fees so that you can undercut your competitors and consequently ignite interest in the fitness center being created.

The competition for health club facilities is on the rise so you want to make sure your ad campaign is imaginative.

Available Services

The services that fitness clubs offer should be hospitable in their very nature. Customer service is at the forefront of any business that handles, and provides services directly to, the customer. Whether or not you are a start-up health club or one seeking to retain customers you need to bear this in mind.

There are many diverse types of services that a fitness center can offer its subscribers. Things such as weight rooms, spa areas complete with saunas and massage therapy, gym facilities, and even a cafe with health food. The purpose is to make such a business a one stop health and fitness center.

With a facility this size offering this many services to its customers it’s understandable that you are going to need a big staff. You’ll need everything from fitness trainers to workers to man the front desk. As a result, staff expenses are one of the biggest long run costs for the business.

All about Clone Iron Golf Clubs

Golf equipment has traditionally been very expensive. Indeed, many wannabe golf players are put off by the entry costs into what is seen to be a rich man’s sport. The big manufacturers are happy to keep this image and their cartel like activity of keeping golf as a premium sport allows them to make huge mark ups on their premium priced products.

Luckily, me and you can now go down to the local golf store and, instead of shelling out over 2000 bucks for a single iron, we need only spend as low as 100 in some cases. But surely these clones are not as good? A clone golf club is a golf club that is nearly the same as its more expensive counterpart. In fact, they are even sold in this way and not hiding this fact.

For example, on a typical website selling clones I have found a club saying it is “similar to Callaway X-20 Irons”. These clones are selling at $300. The real deal original irons cost over $1000! And the clones play almost as well as the real deal.

As you can see, clones are a great way for amateurs to play with very similar equipment to the pros, without breaking the bank balance. And it’s not just irons that you can buy. The whole range of golf clubs from woods to wedges, putters and even hybrids are cloned. And the best thing is that they are 100% legal.