Uniquely European – GO Mammoth, GO Anywhere.

In our incredibly large small world, traveling is one of the best things you can do for
yourself. You’ll meet new people, see places your wildest dreams couldn’t even imagine,
interact with locals whose culture and language differ from your own, and learn a whole
lot more about yourself and the world we live in than you would spending another
weekend at home.

To bring a little personal background into my opinion on travel in Europe, to start with,
I’m an American. Insert all your American stereotypes here [          ] (but not really
because stereotypes aren’t iron clad). As an American, I am incredibly jealous of your
European-ness for many reasons, one of which is your vicinity to everything European
and all the different countries, languages, and cultures that it embodies. While the United
States is a large and diverse country, it comes nowhere close to the amount of history,
culture, and diversity you find in Europe. Nor is it as affordable to travel short or long
distances like it is in Europe. If I want to take an hour-long flight over to the next state at
home, I could spend a couple hundred dollars, whereas flights from London to many
major European cities can be found for less than £100 return! It’s incredible. You’ve got
affordable airlines that make travel affordable for anyone.

With all the resources available to you in Europe, why not take advantage of them? Get
out of the country and gain some perspective – and have fun! GO Mammoth has already
established itself as a successful sports, fitness, and events company that specializes in
group activities for young professional Brits, and now it’s expanding its services to
provide group travel opportunities that go beyond the usual sight seeing tours. What GO
Mammoth offers are hosted getaways that give you a chance to be bold and have some
unique adventures that fit your budget!

I get that work, friends, and whatever obligations you may have can make your schedule
seem too overwhelming to leave and travel, but those obligations will still be there next
week, so why not get away from them (far away) for a week or even just a weekend and
collect some new experiences. You can even bring your friends along with you because
GO Mammoth is all about enhancing friendships, both old and new. So take advantage of
your enviable European-ness and explore this great continent!

See GO Mammoth’s upcoming UK & European group trips

Uniquely European – GO Mammoth, GO Anywhere.

A Foreigner’s Perspective on European Travel

In our incredibly large small world, traveling is one of the best things you can do for 
yourself. You’ll meet new people, see places your wildest dreams couldn’t even imagine, 
interact with locals whose culture and language differ from your own, and learn a whole 
lot more about yourself and the world we live in than you would spending another 
weekend at home.  

To bring a little personal background into my opinion on travel in Europe, to start with, 
I’m an American. Insert all your American stereotypes here [          ] (but not really 
because stereotypes aren’t iron clad). As an American, I am incredibly jealous of your 
European-ness for many reasons, one of which is your vicinity to everything European 
and all the different countries, languages, and cultures that it embodies. While the United 
States is a large and diverse country, it comes nowhere close to the amount of history, 
culture, and diversity you find in Europe. Nor is it as affordable to travel short or long 
distances like it is in Europe. If I want to take an hour-long flight over to the next state at 
home, I could spend a couple hundred dollars, whereas flights from London to many 
major European cities can be found for less than £100 return! It’s incredible. You’ve got 
affordable airlines that make travel affordable for anyone. 

With all the resources available to you in Europe, why not take advantage of them? Get 
out of the country and gain some perspective – and have fun! GO Mammoth has already 
established itself as a successful sports, fitness, and events company that specializes in 
group activities for young professional Brits, and now it’s expanding its services to 
provide group travel opportunities that go beyond the usual sight seeing tours. What GO 
Mammoth offers are hosted getaways that give you a chance to be bold and have some 
unique adventures that fit your budget!

I get that work, friends, and whatever obligations you may have can make your schedule 
seem too overwhelming to leave and travel, but those obligations will still be there next 
week, so why not get away from them (far away) for a week or even just a weekend and 
collect some new experiences. You can even bring your friends along with you because 
GO Mammoth is all about enhancing friendships, both old and new. So take advantage of 
your enviable European-ness and explore this great continent!

See GO Mammoth’s upcoming UK & European group trips 

Womens weight workout that works

Whenever anyone ever mentioned weight training to me I always shrugged it off. I felt running, or playing Netball on a regular basis was always my most effective workout. I still feel that they are my best cardio workouts, but now realise I may have been missing a toning trick or two by ignoring resistance training and not doing weights alongside cardio.

I have recently started doing a routine that I find very effective. It focuses on your stomach muscles as well as toning your arms. It is a very easy routine to do at the gym or at home, and shouldn’t take longer than 15 mins so you can never have an excuse not to fit it in. All you need is a bit of space and a barbell of 10-15kg depending on your experience and strength.

I would advise doing 3 sets of each workout. I’d also recommend doing this workout with a partner – whilst one person is working with a barbell, the other one can focus on the core. You then have a non-stop workout that raises your heart rate, and you can just switch workouts with your partner each set, giving the muscle groups a rest in between.

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Workout 1 – Arms & Legs

Exercise 1 – Bent-over rows
With feet pointing forwards and at shoulder width apart, hold your bar with your palms facing you. Lean forwards at a 45 degree angle, and whilst facing forwards and keeping your back straight, bend your knees being careful not to let them in front of the toes. Now slowly bring the barbell straight up to your lower chest bending your elbows up to your side. Pause briefly and lower it slowly back down. Do this for 12-15 reps.

Exercise 2 – Shoulder press
Pick up the barbell and lift it to your shoulders, palms facing away. Slowly push the barbell towards the ceiling until your arms are fully extended. Next lower the bar down until it is level with your chin. Repeat this for 12-15 reps.

Exercise 3 – Weighted squats
With feet shoulder width apart, bring the barbell behind your head and rest it on your shoulders with your hands evenly spread either side of your head. Keeping your knees behind your toes, begin to squat down until your bum is level with your knees. Keep the head and chest facing forward and weight in the heels throughout the entire movement.  Repeat 12-15 times

Exercise 4 – Bicep Curls
Hold the barbell in front of you, palms facing you. Keeping your elbows locked in to your side and back straight, bend the arms lifting the bar up to your shoulders, then slowly lower back down. Repeat for 12-15 reps.

 

Workout 2 – Core

Exercise 5 – Crunches
Lie on your back and bend your knees to 90 degrees keeping your feet flat on the floor. Place your hands on your thighs. Curl your body up off the floor, one vertebrae at a time using your core, sliding your hands up to your knees. Exhale on the way up, inhale as you lower. Repeat 30-50 times.

Exercise 6 – Plank
Lie on your front. Raise yourself up onto your forearms and toes, keeping your back parallel to the floor. Hold for 30 secs – 1 minute

Exercise 7 – Stomach Pulses
Lie on your back and put your legs up in the air. Preferably you would keep them straight, but bend them slightly if it feels more comfortable. Ensure your lower back is glued to the floor at all times. Point your arms in the air in line with your legs. Next lift your head and upperback up with your core and pulse towards your feet. Do 20 pulses to the middle, and then 20 to the left, and then 20 to the right.

Exercise 8 – Crunch balance
Sit down on the floor with your legs out but bent. Lean backwards slightly until you can comfortably lift your feet up off the ground. You should now be balancing on your bum. Keep your core muscles tight, and hold the position for 30secs to a minute.

 

This routine really is worth a try if you are new to weight circuits. It’s challenging but not too intense, and you definitely start to notice a difference to your arms and core in a short space of time if you are continuing with your netball and other regular cardiovascular exercise.

 

Feel free to comment below if you have any other womens weight workouts that work?

Top 10 American Sports Movies of All Time | GO Mammoth

Looking for an old-school film? We have put together a list of what we feel are some of the best American sports movies of all time.

Has your favourite made the cut? Let us know your favourite ever films in the comment box below…

 

10. Mighty Ducks Released October 2nd, 1992

Take your pick from this trilogy, and you won’t be disappointed. Kids or no kids these films are filled with laughs for all ages. A pee-wee hockey team of underdogs is placed with a new coach Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) who is still not over his own past shortcomings years ago in his pee-wee career. Inspired by an embarrassing lose to his former coach, Gordon Bombay leads the Ducks on the most unlikely ride to the top of pee-wee hockey and more. The film franchise was so successful that in 1993 Walt Disney founded a NHL team in Anaheim named after the Mighty Ducks.

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9. Coach Carter Released January 14th, 2005

One time Richmond High School basketball star Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) returns to his alma mater with plans on coaching his team about much more than just the game of basketball. Coach Carter sees a talented team, but he also sees a group of young men that must learn that self respect, and being stars in the classroom is just as important as being a star on the basketball court. Staying true to his beliefs Coach Carter refuses to change even when the entire town turns against him because he knows he is helping improve his players as people while also making a possible run at the state championship.

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8. Major League Released, April 7th, 1989

Living in Cleveland and desperately trying to move her baseball team to Miami for her own personal pleasure, Cleveland Indians owner Rachel Phelps (Margaret Whitton) does whatever she can to lower the season attendance by under 800,000 to guarantee her teams relocation. Phelps orders the team manager to put together the worst team possible, but her plan backfires. Lead by star pitcher Ricky Vaughn (Charlie Sheen) this group of misfits attempts to pull off an unlikely miracle, and keep the Indians in Cleveland in one of the best comedies of all-time.

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7. Friday Night Lights Released October 8th, 2004

High School football in Texas is more that just a game, and this 2004 film based on a true story depicts just what it’s like to be a player on one of these teams.  The Permain High School Panthers are in Odessa County an oil town that has to deal with a decline in the oil business. All the city has is their High School football team which has the best winning record in the state to bring them together at their 20,000 capacity stadium every Friday night in the fall. The team themselves are pegged as a favorite to win the state championship, which brings a pressure on the players that they have never experienced in their lives.

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6. Space Jam Released November 15th, 1996

What happens when you combine the best basketball player of all time and the best cartoon character of all time? Movie gold. Michael Jordan plays himself in the film as a retired basketball player now trying to become a baseball player. While in the animated world Bugs Bunny and the Loony Tunes gang are kidnapped by a group of Aliens called the Nerdlucks. The Nerdlucks believe that an appearance of Bugs Bunny will improve attendance at their amusement park. Bugs strikes a deal with the Nerdlucks to play a basketball game for the Loony Tunes freedom. When the Nerdlucks steal the talent of NBA stars to become Monstars, Bugs convinces Michael Jordan to return to the court for a game of basketball unlike any other.

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5. Hoosiers Released, November 14th, 1986

Set in the 1950s Hoosiers tells the story of former college basketball coach Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) who becomes the coach of a high school basketball team in a rural town in Indiana. Fearing being rejected by the city, coach Dale inspires the team to a run at the state championship.

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4. Rocky Released November 21st, 1976

America loves an underdog, and there are hardly any movie characters that fit this mold more than Rocky Balboa. Played by Sylvester Stallone, Rocky a one time promising boxer is on the brink of falling into non-existence when he receives the chance of a lifetime from Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) the biggest boxer at the time to fight him in a July the 4th bout. Rocky renewing broken ties with his former trainer Mickey (Burgess Meredith), begins training for the fight everyone believes he has no chance of winning.

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3. Remember the Titans Released September 23rd, 2000

In 1971, 3 high schools in Virginia (2 white, 1 African–American) are forced to combine their students and faculty. In a movie filled with plots much larger than winning a State title, coach Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) the newly appointed head coach must learn to get along with the former head coach, now Boone’s assistant Bill Yoast (Will Patton), and also turn a team with two different races that don’t trust one another into a family.

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2. Miracle Released February 6th, 2004

Based on a true story of the 1980 US Men’s Olympic hockey team, Coach Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell) must put together a team of unknown college kids to go up against the worlds best teams. Corresponding at the same time as the Cold War, tensions between the USSR and USA are at boiling point win the unbeatable USSR hockey team faces Herb Brooks’ USA team in the tournament in this most of patriotic of films, and brings up the question, do you believe in miracles?

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1. Sandlot Released April 1st, 1993

When Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry) moves into a new town he hopes to make friends by playing baseball with kids in the neighborhood sandlot. The only problem is he has no idea how to play baseball. After being humiliated, Scotty comes back for a second shot to join the group of boys. Fortunately for him the group only has 8 kids, and they need 1 more to make a full team. Benny Rodriquez (Mike Vitar) gives Scotty a chance to be in the group, which leads to the wildest summer of any of their lives including the ultimate battle with “The Beast.”

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In our incredibly large small world, traveling is one of the best things you can do for 
yourself. You’ll meet new people, see places your wildest dreams couldn’t even imagine, 
interact with locals whose culture and language differ from your own, and learn a whole 
lot more about yourself and the world we live in than you would spending another 
weekend at home.  

To bring a little personal background into my opinion on travel in Europe, to start with, 
I’m an American. Insert all your American stereotypes here [          ] (but not really 
because stereotypes aren’t iron clad). As an American, I am incredibly jealous of your 
European-ness for many reasons, one of which is your vicinity to everything European 
and all the different countries, languages, and cultures that it embodies. While the United 
States is a large and diverse country, it comes nowhere close to the amount of history, 
culture, and diversity you find in Europe. Nor is it as affordable to travel short or long 
distances like it is in Europe. If I want to take an hour-long flight over to the next state at 
home, I could spend a couple hundred dollars, whereas flights from London to many 
major European cities can be found for less than £100 return! It’s incredible. You’ve got 
affordable airlines that make travel affordable for anyone. 

With all the resources available to you in Europe, why not take advantage of them? Get 
out of the country and gain some perspective – and have fun! GO Mammoth has already 
established itself as a successful sports, fitness, and events company that specializes in 
group activities for young professional Brits, and now it’s expanding its services to 
provide group travel opportunities that go beyond the usual sight seeing tours. What GO 
Mammoth offers are hosted getaways that give you a chance to be bold and have some 
unique adventures that fit your budget!

I get that work, friends, and whatever obligations you may have can make your schedule 
seem too overwhelming to leave and travel, but those obligations will still be there next 
week, so why not get away from them (far away) for a week or even just a weekend and 
collect some new experiences. You can even bring your friends along with you because 
GO Mammoth is all about enhancing friendships, both old and new. So take advantage of 
your enviable European-ness and explore this great continent!

See GO Mammoth’s upcoming UK & European group trips 

GO Mammoth Monthly Awards | August 2014 Winners

 

Team of the Month

The Mariners – Win x1 Bonus Point

theMariners.jpgThe Mariners are a competitive, yet friendly team. They have won 2 out of the 3 GM leagues they have played in, and are always willing to help out other teams…sometimes they will even play in all 3 games that evening. We have also been told that they have their team fancy dress already planned for our next Halloween social. Great effort girls!!

Most Active Mammoth Member

Charlotte Gallie – Win x1 Hoodie

CharlotteGallie.jpgNetball, netball, netball. Currently playing in our Elephant & Castle, Oval and Clapham leagues this lady holds together many a team. Thanks for your commitment and enthusiasm towards one of our most loved sports!

Mammoth Loyalty Award

Clare Forsyth – Win x1 Hoodie

ClareForsyth.jpgClare joined GO Mammoth back when we were starting out in 2010. In Summer 2012 she got involved in our Tufnell Park netball leagues and hasnt looked back since. Loving the loyalty Clare!

Reps of the Month

Rep of the Month – Chris Enoh

chrisenoh.jpgChris has been a really solid presence at both of our Brixton 5-aside leagues for the past 2 seasons and has a great relationship with the players. He’s also helped train up our new referees and is bossing it…like a boss. Chris has also recently started covering some of our Fit Camp’s and is a massive hit there too! Very impressed Chris!

Best Newcomer – Sam Hallam

SamHallam.jpgSam Hallam…launched our Fulham Hurlingham Park Fit Camp and is doing really well. The class has grown rapidly as Sam is absolutely smashing it. The members love her friendly, positive “you’re here to work” attitude. Keep up the hard work Sam, your members love you.

 

Special Mention – Darrell Donaldson

DarrellDonaldson.jpgDarrell Donaldson is fairly new to GO Mammoth but he has certainly made an impact. With specific email requests from players for him to umpire their leagues, we think he is a keeper!
Signed up for your September shifts Darrell? 😉 

 

If you have won an award and need to claim your hoodie, please contact us in the office asap on 0207 381 6034 or e-mail us at hello@gomammoth.co.uk so we can arrange the delivery. Congratulations :-)

 

Please add your comments, praise or feedback below. 

GO Mammoth Monthly Awards | July 2014 Winners

 

Team of the Month

Parsons Green Football Club – Win x1 Bonus Point

ParsonsGreenFC.jpgOur longest standing Fulham men’s 5aside team. They’ve now played 12 consective seasons and have always been contending for the championship. Eager to play extra games, these boys really love their football!

Most Active Mammoth Member

Taryn Lambert – Win x1 Hoodie

TarynLambert.jpgTaryn is an important part of many a GO Mammoth team. Currently playing in our dodgeball, netball and touch rugby leagues she seems to be able to turn her hand to anything. Throw a new sport at her and she will give it a damn good go! Thanks for getting so involved Taryn!

Mammoth Loyalty Award

Vincent Nichol – Win x1 Hoodie

VincentNichol.jpgPlaying with GO Mammoth since 2010, Vincent is still going strong!! Over the years he has been a regular at our mixed Barnes 5-aside league, and given his all to many teams including Real Ale Madrid, FC Awesome Shibobo and Seabiscuit Eatbiscuit.

 

Reps of the Month

Rep of the Month – Cheryl Grant

CherylGrant.jpgCheryl is our multi talented dance and pilates instructor, throwing shapes and toning stomachs in the South West 3 nights a week. She’s proven to be an asset to the company, popular with members and always looking for ways to ensure her classes are some of the best out there. With her own mixed music, and even glow stick party weeks she really does go above and beyond – Thanks for all your hard work Cheryl!!

Best Newcomer – Marcelo Radavane

MarceloRadavane.jpgVolleyball, total legend, popular with the players, mega organised and even keeps head office amused with updates like ‘mission accomplished at Battersea tonight’ which keeps us and the members calm and happy. Marcelo is straight up with everything, a very very good ref and definitely deserves this.

 

Special Mention – Jo Awbery

JoAwbery.jpgJo is an unconditional help down at our Reading netball leagues. As head office staff can not be there every week, she ensures she keeps up the awesome standards and that all ladies have a super fun night. We really appreciate all the hard work you Reading ladies do :-)

 

If you have won an award and need to claim your hoodie, please contact us in the office asap on 0207 381 6034 or e-mail us at hello@gomammoth.co.uk so we can arrange the delivery. Congratulations :-)

 

Please add your comments, praise or feedback below. 

Guest Blog: Mix It Up | London | GO Mammoth Mixed Dance Classes

Ladies, do you want to shed some serious pounds?

Take GO Mammoth’s mixed dance fitness class every Wednesday night in Kings Cross. An hour of fun, upbeat choreography had this traveller sweating like a commuter in rush hour. Getting personal step by step…with help to body roll like Beyonce and make sure my hips don’t lie like Shakira, had this curvy lady feeling like a new woman.

“Strictly Come Dancing” watch out, I might be able to teach a celeb what’s up after a few more sessions of this top notch class.

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For an out of towner, the back and forth banter in between songs and encouraging help was warmly welcomed by myself and my just as uncoordinated best friend. Being new to the city and the country in general, this All-American girl was in dire need of some direction and these delightful dancers were more than happy to let me know where to go.

After two weeks in this great nation I have not had such a fun social experience than shaking my chest with my new British mates to a Rita Ora song.  

I will definitely be back next week and I hope to see you there getting down with the rest of us.

Sammi Hutchison (American traveller)

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Team of the Month

Goal Diggers – Win x1 Bonus Point

GoalDiggers.jpgWhat an awesome bunch of ladies!! They started off as individuals in our Brighton social netball league, and have REALLY bonded as a team. This is what it’s aaaaaaall about :-) Enjoy your bonus point next season!!

Most Active Mammoth Member

Stephen Keeler – Win x1 Hoodie

StephenKeeler.jpgStephen is a huge part of teams “Sporting BeerGoggles”, “FIRE!” and “Delight FC”, and plays football with us 3 times a week at our Whitechapel and Angel venues. Keep at it Stephen…great work!!

 

Mammoth Loyalty Award

Alex Holdaway – Win x1 Hoodie

AlexHoldaway.jpgAlex joined us on the 21st June 2010, and hasn’t looked back since!! It’s the month of the World Cup, and everyone is football football football, however Alex always has been. Having played in our Brixton, Fulham and Barnes leagues his skills get about a bit!! Cheers for the commitment Alex.

 

Reps of the Month

Rep of the Month – Ruaidhriory Laird

RuaidhriLaird.jpgEx player, bossing both dodgeball leagues at Barbican and everyone is loving him. Also refs various football leagues to create effect. We will miss you when you are on your travels, but look forward to your return. Have an awesome time and cheers for all your help!!

Best Newcomer – Lehanne Anderson

lehanneanderson.jpgLehanne is one of our newest netball umpires in Birmingham, and has been a big hit with the players (and us) – I feel head umpire might be on the cards. With organisation, proffesionalism and experience high on her list she hasn’t forgotten about the social side and is arranging a league night out after finals. Great effort Lehanne :-)

 

Special Mention – Nicholas Finch

NicholasFinch.pngThis guy is multi-talented, currently refereeing football, touch rugby AND volleyball. Nick is very professional and friendly, all the players in his leagues love him which is obviously no.1 priority, however he is also an awesome member of the team as helps out with cover when needed. Nick has introduced multiple new refs to our leagues and helped train them. The more refs we get like you Nick, the better – Cheers!!

 

If you have won an award and need to claim your hoodie, please contact us in the office asap on 0207 381 6034 or e-mail us at hello@gomammoth.co.uk so we can arrange the delivery. Congratulations :-)

 

Please add your comments, praise or feedback below.