Articles written by: Magee Walker

8 Things to Know About Sledge Hockey

8 Things to Know About Sledge Hockey

With the Winter Paralympic Games coming up in Sochi, Russia, it’s time to get familiarized with the sports on the roster. Ever heard of sledge hockey? You might know it as “sled hockey”, which is what it’s called in the United States. It’s a form of ice hockey for athletes [...]

6 Things to Know About Yin Yoga

6 Things to Know About Yin Yoga

Slow and steady. That’s the idea behind yin yoga: a yin class typically consists of fewer poses held for a longer amount of time, allowing the stretch to reach to all those nooks and crannies in your body that sometimes feel a little neglected. For some, yin is delightful—a chance [...]

6 Things to Know About Bobsleigh

6 Things to Know About Bobsleigh

If you’re brushing up on your knowledge of winter sports in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, you’ll want to learn about the world of bobsleigh. This ice-based team sport was made popular in the classic comedy, Cool Runnings, but there’s probably a lot you don’t know about [...]

8 Ways to Prepare for a New Year’s Polar Bear Plunge

8 Ways to Prepare for a New Year’s Polar Bear Plunge

There’s nothing quite like starting the year off by taking a swim in freezing waters. If you’re one of those people who want to, quite literally, start the year refreshed by partaking in one of the many Polar Bear Plunges that take place worldwide, you’ll want to read these tips. [...]

You’ve Never Seen Ski Racing Like This Before

You’ve Never Seen Ski Racing Like This Before

Any athlete knows that when it comes to sport, the mental component is just as important as the physical. In the visually stunning short by Antimedia, “Blink of an Eye”, Norweigan ski racer Aksel Lund Svindal shows us what it takes to push through the mental blocks. In a 2007 [...]

7 Reasons to Plan a Ski Trip to Mount Baker

7 Reasons to Plan a Ski Trip to Mount Baker

Revel in this statement: Mount Baker is one of the snowiest places in the world. If that was not enough to convince you to pack your skis or snowboard up and hop on a plane, train, car or mule to make your way to Mount Baker, Washington, then read on. [...]

She Shreds Mountain Adventures: Women in Snowmobiling

She Shreds Mountain Adventures: Women in Snowmobiling

The world of snowmobiling is growing quickly. More than ever before, adventurers are seeking the biggest and best experiences in the backcountry. Snowmobiles, or sleds, can literally and figuratively expand horizons. Case in point: snowmobiling moves an estimated $26 billion in the U.S. economy every year. There are 1.4 million [...]

4 Skijoring Races You Need to Know About

4 Skijoring Races You Need to Know About

What started out as a method of winter-time transportation in Scandinavian countries several hundred years ago has evolved into the modern-day sport of skijoring. For those not in the know, skijor is a sport involving a Nordic skier and something pulling this skier forward—whether it be a horse, a dog, [...]

Yoga in Jail: Using Yoga as Rehab

Yoga in Jail: Using Yoga as Rehab

The benefits of yoga and meditation on the mind, body and soul are being embraced in an unconventional setting: prison. Prisons have long employed various methods of working with inmates to cope with unresolved trauma. Psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers and other cognitive behavioral therapists help inmates deal with issues [...]

7 Exercises to Get in Shape for Snowboard Season

7 Exercises to Get in Shape for Snowboard Season

Landscapes across North America are starting to get a little whiter, and snowboarders everywhere are beginning to feel the stoke. The snow blanketing the previously brown and green mountain peaks is the wake-up call keen shredders need to start preparing their bodies for the upcoming winter season. The bad news [...]