Dipper isn’t sure of many things. When he goes to school his grades are terrible. When he works construction he makes decent money but doesn’t enjoy it. And the only time he sees his mom is in the middle of the night when neither of them can sleep. However, the one thing he is sure of is his training as a parkour athlete. With friends Corone, Skylark, and Jay, training to become awesome at parkour is the only part of Dipper’s day that he enjoys. When Corone’s ex-girlfriend Kite joins the group and becomes close to Dipper, however, everything changes, and a series of events threatens to tear the group apart forever. Raw and intense, Rusalka Reh’s portrayal of the cold isolation of an adolescent subculture and the comfort provided by finding a group to belong to attacks stereotypes with a hard, edgy truth. These are kids who face choices that will define who they are as adults, yet they lack the experience needed to make them. They don’t know the system. They don’t know the rules. What they know instinctively, however, is that parkour is teaching them ways of seeing life that will help them survive. When the tasers start flying, they learn the power of their instincts and how serious their choices truly are. An accurate depiction of life at the cusp of the monumental change from adolescence to adulthood, This Brave Balance is as daring as the sport of parkour itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004566/bk_brll_004566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this searing and riveting New York Times best seller, Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu reveals the dark underbelly of Olympic gymnastics, the true price of success…and the shocking secret about her past and her family that she only learned years later. At 14 years old, Dominique Moceanu was the youngest member of the 1996 US Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team, the first and only American women’s team to take gold at the Olympics. Her pixyish appearance and ferocious competitive drive quickly earned her the status of media darling. But behind the fame, the flawless floor routines, and the million-dollar smile, her life was a series of challenges and hardships. Off Balance vividly delineates each of the dominating characters who contributed to Moceanu’s rise to the top, from her stubborn father and long-suffering mother to her mercurial coach, Bela Karolyi. Here, Moceanu finally shares the haunting stories of competition, her years of hiding injuries and pain out of fear of retribution from her coaches, and how she hit rock bottom after a public battle with her parents. But medals, murder plots, drugs, and daring escapes aside (all of which figure into Moceanu’s incredible journey), the most unique aspect of her life is the family secret that Moceanu discovers, opening a new and unexpected chapter in her adult life. A mysterious letter from a stranger reveals that she has a second sister - born with a physical disability and given away at birth - who has nonetheless followed in Moceanu’s footsteps in an astonishing way. A multilayered memoir that transcends the world of sports, Off Balance will touch anyone who has ever dared to dream of a better life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dominique Moceanu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017154/bk_adbl_017154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ´´catch-22´´ of training for any sport or technique is that in order to be good at it, you must repeat basic movements over and over and over. Yet, doing so is boring and most people quit an activity before they have mastered it. The key way to resolve this is by disguising repetition, or making the same thing seem different. The ability to disguise repetition is one of the most important skills an instructor can possess. This book provides the drills themselves, but also includes many optional variations to each that can give endless permutations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010827/bk_acx0_010827_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the revenues generated by big-time college sports continue to skyrocket, virtually all of the debate involves whether (and how much) student-athletes should be paid for play. Kenneth L. Shropshire and Collin D. Williams Jr., argue that ´´student´´ has to come first in student-athlete: the focus should be on prioritizing a meaningful education.In The Miseducation of the Student Athlete: How to Fix College Sports, Shropshire and Williams draw on new research to reveal that it has become increasingly difficult for college athletes to balance school and sports, much less a social life, leading to serious economic, professional, and emotional consequences for young people. Given that fewer than two percent of all college men´s basketball and football players will play at the professional level, the other 98 percent of student-athletes must be prepared to find and perform well in jobs outside of their respective field of play.In this bold call to action, Shropshire and Williams explain how we got here and what can be done about it. They lay out ´´The Student-Athlete Manifesto´´, a roadmap to increase the likelihood that student-athletes can succeed both on and off the field. They also offer a ´´Meaningful Degree Model´´, which ensures education pays for everyone, along with stories of success that teach that it is possible to be both a student and an athlete. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danny Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002966/bk_gdan_002966_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In der Gegenwart werden die Berufe immer zeitaufwendiger und viele Menschen finden nicht mehr genug Zeit für sich selbst und ihre Gesundheit. Vor allem Berufe, die zum Großteil am Schreibtisch erledigt werden und wenig Bewegung fordern, können schnell zu einem ungesunden Lebensstil führen, weil man zu wenig Zeit für Sport hat. Denn Beruf und Freizeit unter einen Hut zu bringen, kann oft sehr schwer sein. Dabei noch auf Gesundheit, Fitness und Ernährung zu achten, scheint fast unmöglich. Doch es wäre enorm wichtig. Denn dass durch falsche Ernährung und zu wenig Bewegung große Schäden an der eigenen Gesundheit entstehen können, ist wohlbekannt. Wer also schlank und fit bleiben möchte, während er Vollzeit-berufstätig ist, muss sich an ein straffes Zeitmanagement halten. Zu viel Stress ist jedoch auch schlecht. Wie findet man also die richtige Balance zwischen Beruf, Freizeit und Sport bzw. Gesundheit? Wie kann man sich effizient fit halten, ohne dabei zu viel Zeit zu verlieren? Wie kann man auch im Beruf seine Konzentration und Effektivität durch Sport steigern?Zu all diesen Fragen gibt es verschiedene Tipps und Tricks, die es Dir ermöglichen, die richtige Work-Sport-Balance zu finden. Wie Du die richtige Ernährung findest, während der Arbeit Sport machen kannst oder gesunde Bewegung in tägliche Abläufe einbringen kannst, erklärt Dir dieser Ratgeber.Dieser Ratgeber geht auf verschiedene Aspekte des Verhältnisses zwischen Beruf und Fitness ein. Einerseits ist es wichtig, schlank zu bleiben, bzw. effektiv abzunehmen, ohne jedoch dabei aus dem zeitlichen Rahmen zu geraten. Dafür ist sowohl Bewegung als auch die richtige Ernährung notwendig. Stures Fasten ist hier allerdings fehl am Platz, wenn man noch genug Energie für Leistung im Beruf haben möchte. Auch Sport bzw. Bewegung ist während des Berufes oder in Verbindung damit. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Johanna Esiel. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101047/bk_acx0_101047_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
The 19th century saw the American circus move from a reviled and rejected form of entertainment to the ´´Greatest Show on Earth.” Circus Life by Micah D. Childress looks at this transition from the perspective of the people who owned and worked in circuses and how they responded to the new incentives that rapid industrialization made possible. The circus has long been a subject of fascination for many, as evidenced by the millions of Americans that have attended circus performances over many decades since 1870, when the circus established itself as a truly unique entertainment enterprise. Yet the few analyses of the circus that do exist have only examined the circus as its own closed microcosm - the ´´circus family.” Circus Life, on the other hand, places circus employees in the larger context of the history of US workers and corporate America. Focusing on the circus as a business-entertainment venture, Childress pushes the scholarship on circuses to new depths, examining the performers, managers, and laborers’ lives and how the circus evolved as it grew in popularity over time. Beginning with circuses in the antebellum era, Childress examines changes in circuses as gender balances shifted, industrialization influenced the nature of shows, and customers and crowds became increasingly more middle-class. As a study in sport and social history, Childress’s account demonstrates how the itinerant nature of the circus drew specific types of workers and performers, and how the circus was internally in constant upheaval due to the changing profile of its patrons and a changing economy. The book is published by University of Tennessee Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Carrico. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148898/bk_acx0_148898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You might’ve heard of me, the guy who rose quickly through the MMA fighter ranks, only to crash just as quickly. No one cares about personal reasons when it comes to losing fights and money. I’m determined to get back to where I was. For you to hear my name again. I’ve finally convinced Blake ´´Bring the Wroth”, former title champion and owner of Team Domination to take a chance and get me back in fighting - and winning - shape. What I didn’t bargain for is the guy’s daughter. Factor in her two professional-fighter brothers who are acting as my coaches, the fact that my career hangs in the balance, and Brooklyn’s the last girl I should fantasize about. Not that it stops me, or prevents me from caring about her totally-wrong-for-her boyfriend. The closer I get, the more I want Brooklyn. The stakes are high, and I know that there’s a big chance of both of us getting hurt, but I won’t stop until she’s mine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese, C.J. Bloom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010423/bk_brll_010423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Hatha yoga class is suitable for those with some experience of yoga and will help you take your sport to the next level. Yoga for Snow Sports, Vol. 2 has been devised specifically for skiers and snowboarders. It progresses and advances Yoga2hear´s Yoga for Snow Sports, Vol. 1, and therefore is a more advanced practice. This class may be used to prepare for your sport, during your precious time on the slopes, or all year to maintain and increase strength, flexibility, balance, co-ordination, and mental focus, as well as reducing your risk of injury.Yoga for Snow Sports, Vol. 2, starts with a short relaxation to focus the mind and prepare the body for the 19 yoga postures that follow. The class then concludes with a longer relaxation.The class instructions are mixed with a relaxing background music track that sets a mood perfect for yoga. A printable PDF guide book that highlights the easy-to-follow instructions and gives a series of reference photos for each yoga posture accompanies this class. Yoga2hear classes are practical and effective; they give you the freedom to enjoy high quality yoga classes whenever and wherever you choose. Having your yoga class in an audio format encourages you to focus 100% on the instructions. Yoga2hear classes can be used again and again. In order to achieve maximum benefits from the classes they should be practiced frequently. We highly recommend that you use this class in conjunction with the other classes in the Yoga2hear range. This will provide variety and allow exposure to a broader range of postures and techniques. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/yoga/000021/sp_yoga_000021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Hatha yoga class has been devised for skiers and snowboarders with little or no previous experience of yoga. Yoga for Snow Sports, Vol.1, has been devised to improve your flexibility, strength, co-ordination, balance, and mental focus, and to reduce your risk of injury. You can use the class to prepare for the slopes, to lengthen and soothe muscles during your time in the mountains and all year round to help maintain a healthy body and mind.Yoga for Snow Sports, Vol. 1, starts with a short relaxation to focus the mind and prepare the body for the 18 yoga postures that follow. The class then concludes with a longer relaxation. The class instructions are mixed with a relaxing background music track that sets a mood perfect for yoga. A printable PDF guide book which highlights the easy to follow instructions and gives a series of reference photos for each yoga posture accompanies this class.Yoga2hear classes are practical and effective; they give you the freedom to enjoy high quality yoga instruction whenever and wherever you choose. Having your yoga class in an audio format encourages you to focus 100% on the easy-to-follow instructions. Yoga2hear classes can be used again and again. In order to achieve maximum benefits from the classes they should be practiced frequently.We highly recommend that you use this class in conjunction with the other classes in the Yoga2hear range. This will provide variety and allow exposure to a broader range of postures and techniques. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/yoga/000020/sp_yoga_000020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.