12 years ago, when we first started thinking about folding bikes, it was not
about bike sharing or commuting but a desire to encourage cycling as an exercise. Form factor and risks of riding on the road discouraged many. We had so many fitness clubs and 24×7 gyms pop up in the CBD and heartlands.
Still we miss being outdoor and the Npark’s 800km+ shared paths, offering safety and great networks for discovery and outdoor made many to realised that owning a folding bike that has a small stowage footprint and an ability to keep in your car gives you a chance to exercise in the outdoors.
So now that you can exercise safely and at locations away from the roads, comes the next considerations – Recovery, nutrition and a targeted exercise plan. As we age, our bodies slowdown on deriving nutrients and physical inactivity is the modifiable risk factor to Alzheimer’s disease, type II diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndromes.
FitNox – Unique formulation covering seven functionalities which are very essential for Physical endurance of the athletes.
Sports/performance nutritional supplements help the athletes to perform high-intensity exercises and trainings and these sports nutritional foods are the functional foods to provide health benefits to not only the athletes but also to make a healthy adult in their day-to-day activities. This can be achieved by minimizing the impact of the factors that cause fatigue and impair the performance of skilled tasks.
Many pre-workout sports performance products:
- Lack lasting effects
- Take longer to produce a response
- Include stimulants
- Require large doses
- Originate from non plant-based sources
- Are not scientifically supported
FitNox has been scientifically shown to increase nitric oxide (NO) levels up to 336% thereby promoting increased vasodilation and blood flow. It supports many of the components related to NO production and improved endurance by minimizing the factors that cause fatigue and limit performance.
Long term supplementation with FitNox significantly reduces oxidative stress to the muscles and tissues during exercise, helping to prevent fatigue and promote endurance.
We are signing up trialists. If you are keen to have better recovery, email us firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mobile and we will include you for our trial program.
With Luminari, we have agreed to range Girasol Kids Pushbikes. Girasol? What brand is that?
Girasol as a brand is Sunflower in Spanish. It represents passion, loyalty, sunny and positive. Founded in Tainan Taipei in 2011, it has been in the bicycle business for the last 8 years.
We love the idea of ranging stuff from young to old and Girasol puts kids Pushbike to the next level. None of these plasticframes that flex and hard rubber tires that are hard on your kids buttocks and spine. 35 PSI pneumatic tires that offer ride comfort and control when they need it. Sealed bearings for Girasol’s wheelsets bring kids bike to adult level specs.
100% Aluminum and light weight, your child will thank you for it!
We understand that Girasol will bring the competition circuit from China, Taiwan and HK to Singapore!
So some information about the Girasol PRO design:
Lightweight, rear suspension, sealed bearings for wheels, saddle designed for our young riders, proper headset weighing only 3.5kg. MSRP is S$380.
Let’s look at the Girasol GK, designed with shorter wheelbase so it’s easier to ride and handle. Kids as young as 18 months can start with this. It has a Safety Seat stay to prevent feet getting scratched. Weighing in at 3.3kg, your child will just fall in love with it. MSRP S$300.
We do recommend that your child dons a helmet and you get a S$10 off when you show the stores this article.
As we age, our bodies start to show signs of slower recovery and our sedentary lifestyles do us harm. With lesser and lesser time for exercise, we often find ourselves suffering from aches and stiffness. On another front, we consume supplements and vitamins to improve our performance in various aspects of sports and in bed.
The more I read and personally seeing peers and family dealing with knee issues, worries about kidney disease and diabetes, we have decided to focus on supplements that do not boost performance but instead on regimens that reignite our internal “systems” to “heal ourselves”. Speaking to labs that are designing supplements that show positive improvements, we start with TWO supplements that you should read:
Arterial Formulation® (S$79.90 a tub that will last 30 days) is a natural all-purpose arginine-rich dietary food supplement that has been developed by Salutem Supplements to help the body improve and support the well-being of the cardiovascular system.
Arterial Formulation provides a balance of specifically chosen Amino Acids and Vitamins that may work synergistically to deliver levels of nutrition to the cardiovascular system that may support general health and wellbeing.
There is evidence that suggests that the amino acids and vitamins that are contained within Arterial Formulation may:
- Support the production of nitric oxide
- Improve blood flow
- Relax the arteries
- Support healthy blood pressure
- Support a healthy immune system
- Improve energy levels
- Increase feelings of overall well-being
- Reduce fatigue and tiredness
- Improve mental clarity
- Improve sleep patterns
- Support healthy hair growth
- Reduce body fat
- Improve skin health
- Reduce cellulite
- Increase exercise stamina
- Support the increase of lean muscle
- Support sexual performance
- Reduce the negative effects of menopause
Jointplex Pro (S$69.90 a bottle, 100 capsules) is a premium natural herbal supplement that combines the powerful anti-inflammatory and cartilage-protective properties of 4 natural herbs, namely Boswellia, Ginger, Withania and Curcumin. It is ideal for athletes and people affected by arthritis, cartilage injuries and chronic inflammation.
- Those suffering from arthritis (osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis) or cartilage injuries.
- Endurance sports athletes looking for a natural solution to post-exercise joint and muscle inflammation.
- Those suffering from chronic inflammation and pain (and who do not wish to take long-term painkillers for fear of the potential side-effect
Let’s get working on supplements that work!
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Reposted from https://swiftyscooters.com/blog/%E2%80%8A5-health-benefits-for-scooter-mums/
Yes we see many PMDs around, powered by motor and a rechargeable battery and offering many a commuting choice. However, take a look at Swifty Scooter premium adults skate scooters, they strengthen core muscles and for those who need to get back into shape, using that Skatescooter for your errands or exploring the city or neighborhood REALLY gives you a workout. PLUS it gives you that longer range than running or jogging. We are really helping everyone try to own one of the latest SwiftyOnes and they not only offers you the mobility, they allow you to fold, roll and bring them onto the SMRT (Now that that they have extended folding bikes onto trains the WHOLE DAY!) For December, GET your Swifty Scooter SwiftyOne at S$699.00. The SwiftyOne take up to 150kg.
If your kids love their scooters, investing in a quality adult version not only gives you a ticket to join the fun on the school run, but also provides a host of additional benefits.
Scooting can increase core strength
How often do we find time in our daily routines for the planks and sit-ups that aid core strength? Scooting is excellent news for core strength, as you balance a scooter you engage your bum. The need for stabilising whilst standing on a scooter places a positive demand on muscles that we all too often take for granted. In particular, having a good foundation of the muscles around the stomach, back and pelvis, can protect against back problems that affects as many as half of us in adulthood.
Aerobic and anaerobic fitness systems get a look in
Scooting on the flat provides an opportunity for gentle aerobic exercise by elevating the heart rate. On even ground, you’ll spend the majority of your scoot-time in the aerobic ‘fat burn zone’, but you’re never far away from an anaerobic challenge, especially if you live near any steep inclines. The moment you hit a hill on a scooter is where anaerobic capacity comes in – hills will challenge you more than on a bike. By challenging yourself in bursts and then giving yourself a break, you’ll give yourself a high intensity interval training (HIIT) session, which is known for greater post-workout benefits including elevated metabolism, for longer fat-burning effects. Scooting up hill also means one thing – there will be a down hill!
Say hello to your new bum and thighs
We’d forgive you for thinking that it’s only the kicking leg that gets a workout on a kick scooter. Whilst it’s true that propelling yourself along by pushing off the ground provides a powerful workout, it’s your supporting thigh and glute muscles do the majority of the stabilising work. If you want to go that little bit further for a really good conditioning session, think about engaging your bum whilst in action, and ‘squeezing’ the glute on the kicking leg. Don’t be surprised if your glutes and quads ache for a few days after scooting for the first time, and always remember to swap legs for an even work out!
Challenge your stability ( even more so for ladies after pregnancy )
Overall stability from top to toe is so important for everyday activities. When we talk about stability we’re referring particularly to even strength in the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor, the areas that gets stretched and weakened in pregnancy. It’s important to get those muscles working again for your long term physical well being, and especially so if you enjoy high impact sports like running, where any imbalances are accentuated and can lead to injury.
We all have a stronger and weaker side, yet don’t often have a chance to discover which is which. Scooting can improve your stability as the neurological messaging between your brain and muscles improves when challenged. It’s really important to use alternate legs for an even work out. Try 3 kicks with the left, swap and 3 kicks with the right, once you get into the rhythm, any imbalances should even out as you feel your core muscles engaging.
Exercise: If you aren’t sure which is your weaker side, stand on one leg and bend your knee, then straighten it again keeping as still as possible. One side will feel more stable than the other. For a real test — do this with your eyes shut! Use this awareness in your training.
It’s joie de vivre for all ! It’s hard to resist a smile on a family scoot, and that’s good for the heart and the mind. What’s more, getting involved in an activity that your children already love enables more family ‘togetherness’ time. There aren’t many activities that us grown-ups and young children can share, equally enjoy and you’ll feel the benefits too.
Quote from Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong ;
“Car-Lite Singapore” by promoting and developing other modes of transport, making them convenient. We have to rely less on cars on the roads because we cannot keep on building roads – more roads for more cars. So we will provide more options for Singaporeans that are better than cars. Buses, more of course. Expanding the MRT network – that is happening everyday – but also other modes of transport for example, bicycling…”
So as a business having helped many get into cycling and owning a folding bike so you can enjoy the various infrastructure that the government has invested in, we spared no efforts to work with manufacturers, suppliers and level headed opinion leaders on what would work? So we completed our first wave of cargo bikes that have their own USPs and features/benefits.
The Kiffy Flash AND Bike Friday Haul-a-Day.
Kiffy Flash – a 2 speed hub adult trike with a front payload
The Kiffy can be disassembled and transformed into a pushable hand cart for use in a grocery store. The 4-foot-9-inch-long bike folds down to take up just 2′ by 2′, so it’s easily rolled into a subway car or an elevator. A clever front suspension system dubbed “Swing” allows the front of the tricycle to tilt like a regular bike, providing stability even on slopes. Front disc brakes keep everything under control. The inventor, Norbert Peytour, says that cycling is a form of care-free travel, with no fuel levels to watch, little to no maintenance, no engine that can fail. He rejects “advances” like the electric bike, which add complexity (and fuel consumption) to the mix.
Bike Friday Haul a Day
When Bike Friday Co-Founder Alan Scholz and Kidical Mass Co-Founder Shane MacRhodes put their heads together to come up with the perfect versatile bike for a Safe Routes to School class leader, the Bike Friday Haul-a-Day was born.The Haul-a-Day quickly earned a reputation as a great Family Bike as word spread quickly through Social Media by mothers and fathers that the Haul-a-Day delivered a great ride. Watch Alan Scholz vision
The Haul-a-Day is set up for the ultimate in convenience.
- Frame adjusts to riders (1.2 m to 2.0 m)
- Starting weight just 16kg
- Low step-over height
- Big load capacity, low center of gravity
- Light and agile, rides like a real bike
- Made in the USA
Baby steps but we have to start somewhere and with the rules and guidelines getting better and the encouragement for shared paths and tolerance for other users, am sure we will see more and more folks carrying payloads on their bikes. We think and believe Car-lite will be a reality in Singapore!