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Discover Sports Activities in Kent, England

Introduction

It is fair to say that the majority of us had ‘exercise more’ on our official or unofficial New Year’s resolutions list this year. Whether hitting the gym is something you’ve been meaning to do for a long time, or you just want to get out more and lead a healthier, more active lifestyle, there are some great ways you can enjoy yourself while you do it. Who said that keeping fit means no fun, or 2 hours on a treadmill, going nowhere fast?

Sports activities are a great way to have fun, socialise, and get your exercise at the same time. Most cities have football facilities, gyms and sports centres, but we’re going to show you what Kent has that is a little more out of the ordinary!
Discover Sports Activities in Kent, England
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Our first activity aims to hit home that getting out and doing something physical doesn’t have to come from the obvious places. Daytona motorsport is found in the beautiful coastal horn of Lydd in Kent. You might now be wondering how outdoor karting can be classed as a sporting activity that offers exercise, but after a few laps around the 1240m international circuit, you’ll definitely feel the tension through your muscles. Offering 16 heart pounding, adrenaline infused corners, this challenging, fast track is great for all abilities.

This is an excellent way to unwind and get some ‘me-time’. That said it’s also a great activity that you can discover with friends, family or large groups. It’s especially popular with the guys for stag do events and birthdays, but don’t let that stop you ladies, some of the most promising drivers that practise on the track are all girl under their overalls!

Go Ape! at Bedgebury and Leeds Castle

Go Ape days out are famous up and down the country, and even over the Atlantic in the United States! Kent though, boasts two sites where you can swing like the monkeys and experience adventure sport activities up in the tree tops. It’s a completely unique idea, and an experience that you will never forget!

Super fun, but super safe, you won’t have to worry about falling when you’re having fun with your friends, Go Ape! Harnesses attach you to the lines by two secure points, so you can relax and feel the adrenaline without having to panic! It will help you overcome a fear of heights, and those who love to climb will enjoy crossing rope bridges, Tarzan swings, and speeding along zip lines from tree to tree. Down on the Bedgebury forest floor, there are also fantastic bike trails for singles, couples and groups alike to enjoy.

If you have little ones, then not to worry, you can enjoy the lakeside visitor centre, or let them loose on the children’s adventure play trail, perfect for your smaller monkeys to enjoy!

Revolution Climbing Centre

Another sports activity that is not the norm is climbing. The Revolution Climbing Centre in Broadstairs, Kent, is one of the best in the country. It’s ideal for people climbing solo, as well as groups and parties. It’s a great way to build your core muscle strength and exercise your whole body. When you climb, depending on the wall and your technique, you can work every part of your body when you’re pulling your weight up to the top.

Unlike running or cycling in a gym, there’s a visible goal for you to look up to, and reaching the top gives you a satisfaction like no other. The amazing variety and creative designs on the indoor walls cater for all abilities, so you’ll be able to advance and test yourself, even if you intend to make it a regular form of exercise. Progression is key, and the thrill of climbing at any stage can get your heart pounding and your knees weak whether you’ve been doing it for 2 hours or 2 years!
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Revolution Skate Park

You might have tried climbing at Revolution with two feet and two hands, but now it’s time to discover a unique sport experience that will test you on four wheels. The Revolution Skate Park is a hidden gem. Much like the Daytona Karting, it doesn’t seem like a sport that you would associate so much with physical challenge. But after you’ve enjoyed the lessons they provide for beginners and intermediate levels, you’ll see just how testing it can be for your fitness!

It’s also something fresh and new, so if you’re looking for something unique, affordable and fun then this is it. The skate park has fantastic ramps and facilities, both indoor and outdoor, which makes it a great activity come rain or shine.

Conclusion

There is so much more that Kent has to offer, but these are just some of the great sporting activities that could help you think outside the box, and experience something that you’ve never done before. The issue with exercise is that it always feels like a chore. The amazing sporting activities in Kent can help you shed that mind-set, conquer some fears, build confidence, muscle, friendships and more! What are you waiting for?

Eminem Tells us a bit About ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2

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Eminem has insisted that his new album is not a sequel to his the original Marshall Mathers LP which is arguably one of his best albums.

He explains that the new album is more of a revisitation to his earlier work.

He said: ”[It's] not necessarily a sequel. As much as it is a revisitation. So there’s not gonna be, like, continuations of every old song on there or anything like that.

“To me, it’s more about the vibe and it’s more about the nostalgia.”

He went on to add: ”wouldn’t want to call it that just for the sake of calling it that,

“I had to make sure that I had the right songs, and just when you think you got it, you listen and you’re like ‘F**k, man! I feel like it needs this or that’, to paint the whole picture.”

His eighth studio album will be released on November 5 and features the likes of Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar.

 

Robin Thicke Wants Andy Murray to Star in Music Video

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Following Robing Thicke’s amazing success in the charts with his hit single Blurred lines, he wants to re-create another video for the song starring British Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.

Robin appeared on ITV’s Lorraine show where she revealed that one of Murrays favourite pre-match songs is blurred lines.

Robin Thicke explained the theme saying: ”Beautiful girls in various tennis outfits with rackets strategically placed.”

So if Andy accepts he could be in for a treat although his girlfriend probably wouldn’t be too happy about it if it’s anything like the explicit video for blurred lines.

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J. Cole Vs Kanye West

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Both Kanye West and J. Cole will be releasing their anticipated albums on the 18 June this month and will go head to head for sales.

Kanye West’s album Yeezus will be his first album after the collaboration album with Jay Z so it will be interesting to see how good his music is without arguable one of the best rappers in Jay Z but Kanye has held his own and makes very smart music that everyone enjoy’s.

J. Cole come into the scene out of nowhere after he was co-signed to Jay Z’s record label Roc’a'fella and has not looked back since after his first album ‘Cole summer’ was a great success with a lot of award nominations for the album and alot of hits. One song that has released from the album is ‘Power Trip’ with miguel which was another succesful song and enjoyed by plenty.

If you had a choice between the two albums which one would you pick ?

I would have to pick J. Cole’s Born Sinner because i just think that Kanye has lost his way from when he was making great songs and his ego has got to him to the point where he think’s he is superior and i don’t like to hear that in artist’s music whereas J. Cole focusses on telling stories and gives us an insight of his own personal pain.

Will London 2012 have the best 100m final?

We all know who the fast man in the world is Usain Bolt but recently with bad form the world fastest man was beaten in the Jamaican Olympic by Yohan Blake and Tyson gay.

And now Blake has said this year 2012 will be the most exciting 100m final we’ll ever see, and in my opinion I think we will as Usain bolt is in bad form right now after car crash and other means but working hard in the Olympic you can never be sure who would win the race. That’s what makes then excited.

Now that the competition is much open you never know who will win blake looks to be ready for the race. And other are ready to have him on in the 200m race, I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out.

new music releases: April 2 2012

Nicki Minaj releases her long awaited second album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ today (April 2) in another busy week for new releases.

Lostprophets also return with their fifth studio album ‘Weapons’, while there are also new albums out from The Futureheads, Killing Joke, Orbital, Labrinth, All The Young and East 17. Blur’s Graham Coxon all returns with his latest solo offering ‘A+E’.

 

Florence And The Machine release their latest single ‘Never Let Me Go’ today, while there also new tracks out from Steel Panther, Laura Marling, Tribes and Jessie Ware.

 

Singles released today:

 

Breathe Carolina – ‘Blackout’

Casiokids – ‘Kaskaden’

Graham Coxon – ‘What’ll It Take’

Florence And The Machine – ‘Never Let Me Go’

Julian Lennon – ‘Guess It Was Me ****’

Laura Marling – ‘All My Rage’

The Milk – ‘Broke Up The Family’

Olly Murs – ‘Oh My Goodness’

Steel Panther – ’17 Girls In A Row’

Taylor Swift – ‘Safe And Sound’

Tribes – ‘Corner Of An English Field’

Jessie Ware – ‘Running’

 

Albums released today:

 

All The Young – ‘Welcome Home’

Amadou & Marian – ‘Folia’

Bonnie Raitt – ‘Slipstream’

City And Colour – ‘Europe Live (2011)’

De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 – ‘First Serve’

Demi Lovato – ‘Unbroken’

Dr. John – ‘Locked Down’

East 17 – ‘Dark Light’

Evans The Death – ‘Evans The Death’

The Futureheads – ‘Rant’

Graham Coxon – ‘A+E’

Hour Of Penance – ‘Sedition’

Imperial Leisure – ‘Death To The One Trick Pony’

Killing Joke – ‘MMXII’

Julia Holter – ‘Tragedy’

Labrinth – ‘Electronic Earth’

Lostprophets – ‘Weapons’

Nicki Minaj – ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’

Orbital – ‘Wonky’

Over Kill – ‘The Electric Age’

Paul Van Dyk – ‘Evolution’

Rachel Yamagata – ‘Chesapeake’

Roxette – ‘Travelling’

Seth Lakeman – ‘Tales From The Barrelhouse’

Simon Felice – ‘Simon Felice’

Swans – ‘The Burning Wood’

Tribal Tech – ‘X’

Turin Brakes – ‘The Optimist Live’

The Wave Pictures – ‘Long Black Cars’

Willis Earl Beal – ‘Acousmatic Sourcery’

Yppah- ‘Eighty One’

Music helps children learn maths

The programme has shown tangible results at Hoover Elementary School in the San Francisco Bay Area, where Courey’s study included 67 students.

Half the group participated in a six-week Academic Music curriculum and the rest received the school’s regular math instruction.

Students in the music-based programme scored 50 percent higher on a fraction test, taken at the end of the study, compared to students in the regular math class.

Significant gains were made by students who struggle with academics.

The researchers compared the test scores of lower-performing students in both groups and found that those who were taught the experimental music curriculum scored 40 percent higher on the final fractions test compared to their lower performing peers in the regular math class.

An innovative curriculum uses rhythm to teach fractions at a California school where students in a music-based programme scored significantly higher on math tests than their peers who received regular instruction.