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Entries in 50 Sports in 50 Weeks (2)

Wednesday
Aug272014

Family to educate about fitness on 50-week, around-the-world trip

Paul Brown knows how to get a point across. After all, he was named the 2014 Presenter of the Year by the Australian Fitness Network.

It is safe to say that his latest endeavor will be heard by many and most likely taken to heart by the majority. We’re talking possibly tens of millions of people. That is his hope anyway.

Paul and his wife, Jacqui, are huge promoters of fighting the battle against childhood obesity, sedentary behavior and type 2 diabetes, especially among youth.

So the two industry veterans, along with their 9-year-old son, Ben, are hitting the road for almost a year to promote sports and healthy lifestyles to children and families alike.

But this isn’t a venture that will see them on a stage with a PowerPoint presentation on a giant screen behind them with a couple hundred people with laptops and notebooks jotting down key points. 

The Browns are putting on 50 Sports in 50 Weeks, a globe-trotting adventure that will take them from their home in Australia to Siberia, the United States, Europe, back to Australia, and many, many destinations in between. At each spot they will learn the intricacies and fundamentals from a well-known athlete in the sport, often in an iconic spot or stadium. In some cases they will watch a championship event, taking in the sport as a spectator.

Read on to see where they are going, who they are learning from, and more.

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Friday
Aug012014

Promoting exercise, one sport and one week at a time

Do you want to learn about hoq equipment companies make working for them enjoyable? Maybe you are interested in an Australian couple who are taking their son on a 50-week journey to try 50 different sports in order to teach him, and anyone else, the importance of exercise? 

That isn't all. We have a story about how exercising can help smokers stop. Finally, Dutch speedskaing may be the inspiration for the next big fitness class.

Read more on all of these in This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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