Roller Skating Workout

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ID-10098300As we recently mentioned, roller skating is a great way to stick to your New Year’s resolution to exercise more! But how can roller skating on a regular basis help you get more fit? There are a few ways, including:

  • Burning more calories– Around 600 per hour! Compare that to the number of calories a 132-lb woman burns from walking for 30-minutes (135) and it’s easy to see that roller skating makes an efficient (and fun!) exercise.
  • Strengthening your core– If you pay attention to the fitness world at all, you’ve probably heard of the importance of “strengthening your core.” What this basically means is strengthening your abdominal muscles. Roller skating forces you to engage all of those abdominal and back muscles in order to balance. When those muscles get stronger, they can help your posture and prevent back pain.
  • Keeping you interested- One of the hardest parts of sticking to any exercise regimen for a long time is staying interested. So often, the workouts come to seem like a chore, which makes it hard to keep it up for the long haul. But when it comes to making exercise fun, you really can’t beat roller skating! Listen to great music, enjoy the atmosphere, and skate enough to work up your heart rate. It’s sure to be one of the most fun workouts you’ve ever had.

If you’re looking for a great skating rink near Dallas, you’re in luck! Visit us at InterSkate Roller Rink in Lewisville, Texas for affordable, healthy fun.

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Roller Skating Tips: Improve Balance and Learn to Skate

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learning to skate at InterSkate skating rinkJanuary is the start of a new year and an opportunity for new goals and new experiences! If you want to learn something new in 2014, why not learn to roller skate?

Some people think they can’t skate because they don’t have good enough balance and agility. While some people take to the sport more easily than others, don’t give up if you’re initially a bit unsteady on your feet. These tips can help you improve your balance and learn to skate.

  • Figure out which foot is your dominant foot- Time yourself standing on one foot with your right and left foot. Whichever leg you can stand on for the longest time is your dominant leg.
  • Practice balancing! Repeat the stand-on-one-leg test while timing yourself and try to improve your time. Start out holding your raised foot against your ankle, and work your way up as you get steadier. Do twice as many exercises with your non-dominant leg as you do with your dominant leg.
  • Hit the rink– To start off, practice walking like a duck, with your heels close together. Push off with one foot and glide, all the while keeping your knees bent and your center of gravity low.
  • Take a class– Our Saturday roller skating classes are a great way to get started in a low-key environment. Join us Saturdays at 9 am for just $3, including skate rental! Once we help you get the foundations down, you’ll be zooming around the rink in no time.

 

 

 

New Year’s Resolution: Skate More in 2014

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ID-100207151Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for 2014? Here at InterSkate Roller Rink in Lewisville, we think your resolution should be to roller skate more often! That may sound like an odd resolution, but check it out: According to a recent study, some of the most common resolutions are to

  • Enjoy life more
  • Lose weight
  • Get or stay fit and healthy
  • Spend more time with family
  • Spend less money

Rollerskating can help you with all of those goals! First of all, roller skating is classic fun. If you’re trying to live life to the fullest, you can’t beat the upbeat party atmosphere of the skating rink and the freewheeling fun of skating that takes you back to your childhood.

Then of course there are the health benefits of roller skating. Roller skating not only burns calories, but also helps you tone muscle, improve balance, and relieve stress. The best part is that you can get all of those great health benefits while spending quality time with your family! Roller skating is a fun activity for all ages, and unlike some other forms of exercise, it’s never a chore. Going skating a couple times a week will provide a shared family interest that will keep you healthy, too.

Another common New Year’s resolution is to spend less money and save more. Roller skating is a great choice if you are trying to keep your family entertained on a budget. Not only do we offer low prices everyday, but you can also catch Bargain Night every Tuesday from 5-9 pm with $3 admission, or check out our coupons to find deals on admission, refreshments, and more!

We hope you’ll join us at InterSkate in the coming year for fun, fitness, and family! Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on our latest announcements and promotions.

 

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