By Charlie Brown

Horse-racing is an ancient sport and packed with excitement and exhilaration; they can be traced back to classical Greek and Roman times. These events are the epitome of sophistication, pride, traditional conventions and embody a party atmosphere. The audience cheers both the horses and the jockeys as they strive to reach the finish line in unison. While there are a lot of tracks around the world, but only a select few can be deemed to be the best in terms of size, luxury amenities available and quality of tracks provided; these are the tracks that host some of the most popular horse races in the world like the Royal Ascot and the Kentucky Derby.

1. Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky

Churchill Downs, home of the famous Kentucky Derby, in Louisville is one of the best racing tracks in the world offering a handful of perks to the people coming to see the races. It has an exclusive private club which offers its members amenities like exotic meals and great views of the race. Members can also bring guests along with them, but everyone needs to adhere to a strict dress code: for men, it is collared shirts with khaki pants or slacks, and for women, it is dresses, skirts, and slacks. The membership fees are around $2000 annually. For watching the races with friends and family, Jockey Club Suites are available with private balconies overlooking the race-track, gourmet meals are also available. These suites cost between $350 and $500.

2. Ascot Racecourse, England

The Ascot Racecourse hosts the premier Royal Ascot, an event of 24 races in four days: a centerpiece event in horse-racing. It is associated with British Royalty and has overtones of wealth, social status, and style with a strict dress code which includes top hats and ties. Amenities include private boxes with balconies, bars, and catering included and grand views of the racecourse. Box packages vary from €1,000 to more than €50,000, depending upon the amenities used. (more…)

By Steve Joseph

Pre-workout nutrition is an essential fuel your body requires to become the shredded beast that you always craved to be. But, then, what kind of pre-workout nutrition needs to be followed? What kind of food to eat before the workout? And, more importantly, when should you be consuming the food? Is it immediately before the workout or some time earlier?

When Should You Consume the Pre-workout Food?

The pre-workout meal should be consumed at least 60-90 minutes before the workout session. If you are having a heavy pre-workout meal, then wait for 2 hours (120 minutes) before starting your workout session. Wait, the eating process is not over yet. For optimal performance level, you need to consume a proper supplement 15-20 minutes before you hit the gym. It is essential for the aesthetic gains. Visit any good pre workout supplements website and you will find many options. But, you need to consider the major elements that should be present in the supplement you choose as a pre-workout drink. It should contain creatine, caffeine, beta alanine, nitric oxide and amino acids. Focus on the ingredients and nutritional information on the label of the supplement before purchasing. Remember, a proper pre- workout supplement will always help in supplying you the right amount of energy, strength, and endurance level while promoting lean muscle growth.

Nutritional Requirements to Fulfill the Pre-workout Meal and the Type of Food to Consume

Your pre-workout meal should comprise of carbs, proteins and dietary fat-based foods. However, you need to make sure that the percentage or quantities of these nutritional elements are appropriate. Your pre-workout meal should feature a high percentage of carbohydrate-based food, especially the ones that are labeled "Low Glycemic”. Carbs that are low glycemic help in fueling your body with a higher level of energy, thus ensuring a better anabolic effect. The best carbs to consider are oats, rice, sweet potato, yogurt, etc. Next, when it comes to protein, make sure that the amount is moderate (50-100 gm). (more…)

By Charlie Brown

Hiring the right mover for a long distance move can feel overwhelming. Considering the large number of moving companies that you can choose from, the process can be intimidating when you do not know what to expect. After gathering the information you need through research and consultations you will be able to proceed confidently with your move.

Cost of Moving

One of the common misconceptions regarding hiring moving companies is that it costs a fortune. Whether you want to move into a new house or are purchasing a new home, there are many costs that will be incurred along the way and saving money is a priority. However, moving on your own or with the help of some inexperienced friends and family members is not the best way to cut costs.

– Comparing the cost of moving alone to hiring a professional mover involves taking a number of important factors into consideration. Begin by considering the size of your current place. The amount or weight of things that you need to move is one of the key factors that affect the price of professional moving services.
– Another pricing factor is the moving distance. Moves across town will typically cost less than moves across the country. Other additions to the final bill include features such as long hallways, elevators and stairs. It is important to note that moving without professional help does not mean that your move will be free.
– Various expenses may arise when you move yourself and can end up costing you more in the long run in terms of time and damage. Professional long distance movers can send representatives to your premises and provide a quote for the move that will enable you to know the exact financial implications.

Effort and Time

Effort and time are major factors when determining whether to move alone or hire movers. A professional moving company works fast and efficiently. Tasks that may take you and your family hours are likely to take a take a team of professional movers a relatively small amount of time.  (more…)

By Charlie Brown

A productive and secure business premises does not have to be situated in a heavily guarded corporate compound or the topmost floor of a skyscraper. Whichever place you lease for your business should allow you to do your work without any problem. If you are looking for an office to rent, here are a few qualities that they should have.

Easy access

A good office space should be easily accessible to you, your employees and clients. Irrespective of the building location, it should be easy for all clients with varying levels of physical abilities to get to your premises. You should lease your office is an ADA-compliant structure to ensure that you do not lose clients, especially those with disabilities. The building should also provide lots of updated, clear signs to guide new clients to your office floor.

Working facilities 

You do not have to lease a sophisticated and flashy office space, for you to conduct your business. This is especially important if most of your clients are low-income and middle- class clients. You should ensure that your elevators and bathrooms are functional. You should also have heat and air conditioning units and a comfortable reception area for your new and existing clients. You should also have access to secure, high-speed internetconnection and convenient postal delivery services.

Aesthetic features

Aesthetic features include décor, windows, product placement areas and much more. Your customers should feel comfortable whenever they visit your office, and you and your employees must also feel good spending your days there. Ensure that you like the paint, lighting, trim, windows, layout and any other feature that affects your office décor.

Location

Location is a crucial factor that will affect the success of your business, particularly for businesses in the retail industry. You should go for offices to rent that are in close proximity to other business to enable you to attract your customer base. There should be enough parking close to your office and customers should easily be able to see and access your office. (more…)