Reasons Why Biarritz Should Be Your Next Golf Break Destination

Biarritz and Hotel Du PalaisA good number of golf enthusiasts from the United Kingdom and elsewhere choose Biarritz in France as their favourite place to go for their golf holidays.

If you have not heard of Biarritz yet and would like some ideas where to go for next golf break, allow me to give you some reasons why you should consider Biarritz as your number one travel destination.

** Eight Fantastic Golf Courses

Today, Biarritz has eight world-class golf courses in close vicinity. The city’s greens on golf holidays in France are sure to be suited for any type of golfer whether they are beginners in golf or seasoned pros. Four of those courses are listed among Europe’s top courses to play on.

** Perfect Weather

Biarritz’s climate and weather are renowned for their health benefits. The climate is sunny and comfortable while never too hot and overbearing. The town’s proximity to the ocean provides for especially clean and clear air. In other words, it’s the perfect weather for golfing.

** The French Wine and the Great Mediterranean Cuisine

Wherever you go in Biarritz you will find great restaurants where you will be able to sample everything culinary France has to offer from fresh seafood to healthy balanced salads. The local wines you can get in and around Biarritz can be a reason by itself to visit in case you love wine. Visiting some of the French vineyards in the area is one of the major attractions!

** The Fantastic Beaches

Biarritz has many fantastic beaches were four of them are perfect for windsurfing. In fact, Biarritz is Europe’s number one windsurfing spot. If you’re not into windsurfing, the beaches are of course also great if you just want to relax in the sun.

** Biarritz’ Spas

Biarritz has a vast history as a renowned ocean-spa resort town. It once had been and undeniably still is a place where the rich and wealthy go because of its great climate and proximity to the ocean. Today, you will find many spas in Biarritz that offer all types of health and relaxation therapies. Its spas are just the perfect thing if you want to unwind after an active day at the course.

You see, you don’t always have to go on golf breaks in France since Biarritz can offer you a lot more!

Why I Don’t Recommend “Low Budget” Gyms

In recent years, “low budget” gyms seem to take over the fitness market in the United Kingdom. Large discounter gym chains are buying up smaller fitness studios in the UK pretty much everywhere. It seems that for those fitness chains, all that counts is to be able to offer the lowest price for memberships possible while the quality of their service and what else they could offer has become less important.

fitness-gyms-UKIn my opinion, this is a rather sad development. Some years ago you may have possibly spent a few bucks more for your gym as compared to today but then you also always knew that those gyms had the best equipment.

Going to the gym had been pretty fun: you could watch movies while you where exercising and many of those gyms even had other things included with their membership; some had swimming pools or offered free sports drinks, things like that.

Now it’s all about saving a few bucks at all costs which means that you most of the time only get the bare minimum. In their race for the lowest prices, a lot of gyms don’t even care to update their machines any more. And if you need someone to talk to for some help with your routines, needless to say there is no one round either.

When someone asks me for some tips to find a good gym and not one of those discounter low budget chains I am always telling them that they should take their time to see what their neighbourhood has to offer. If you are lucky you may still find the one or the other high quality gym where they care for you, even if it  would mean that you might have to pay five bucks more a month.

If you see any ads or flyers for gym memberships, don’t just look at the price. Call them up or better even, visit the gym to make sure you know what they really offer before you sign up with them. Most of the time, such a visit should be enough so that you can get an impression about their quality and their service.

At Gym Hackney we don’t accept any compromises for your fitness: We want to give you the best quality and service in East London, no questions asked!


Growing The Game of Golf

According to a new article in USA Today, the game of golf is in serious danger. Every year, about 1 million players stop to play the game for various reasons. The article mentioned as main reasons why people stop playing golf the high costs, games are taking too long and that it is too difficult to master.

Golf venues all over the nation saw steep declines of the player base ever since the recession hit in 2008. Once a sport for the rich elite, today golf clubs are literally begging for more members. Admission fees to the greens and the clubs are being reduced in an attempt to get more people interested in golf again.

A number of golf authorities and golf professionals are now openly voicing that the game needs significant changes so as to not lose any more players and to attract new ones.  What is your opinion? Can the game of golf be saved?