“How I Stay in Shape” by Sarah Blinzer

“How I Stay in Shape” by Sarah Blinzer

Sarah Blinzer shows that a game of Ultimate Frisbee is more than child's play
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“How I Stay in Shape” by Sarah Blinzer
Sarah Blinzer

My Fitness Fix
If you think that Ultimate Frisbee is just a walk in the park, think again. This dynamic team game will help you burn the calories as you run, jump and throw the Frisbee around the field. The object of the game is to score points by passing the disc to a member of your team in the opposing end zone. Players are not allowed to run while holding the disc and may only pivot while having contact with the disc. If you weren’t that fit when you started, you will be when you finish. Sarah Blinzer is a member of the Duplays (duplays.com) league in Dubai. “I’ve been playing the sport for over eight years now. I started playing when I was at university and my local team needed some substitutes for an upcoming tournament,” Sarah explains. And before she knew it she was hooked.

Why I Love It
It’s a sport that can be played anywhere, whether it’s on the beach, at a park or in your garden with the family,” says Sarah. “It’s a great way to have fun and is a fantastic stress reliever.” While Ultimate Frisbee is as competitive as any other team sport, Sarah adds that it’s definitely one of the friendliest team events to get involved in too. “I’ve always felt so welcomed within the Frisbee community that it’s hard for me not to imagine being part of such a great sport,” she adds.

Why You’ll Love It
This functional workout not only boosts your cardio, but the running and jumping tones your legs while the throwing of the Frisbee works your core and arms too. But apart from being a great way to stay in shape and burn calories it’s a fantastic way to socialize and meet new people. So if you want to boost your social life and your workouts sign up for the new Ultimate Frisbee league now that starts on 16 January.

Calories burnt per hour playing ultimate frisbee: 563

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