Visiting the Batting Cages is a wonderful alternative to the usual upper body exercises. You get to workout all your upper body muscles AND relieve stress by nailing some balls as hard as you can! FYI- doing upper body cardio burns more calories than lower body cardio. According to various websites, a 20 minute Batting Cage workout burns 200 to 300 calories. Not too shabby there!
Here’s where I went, but you can visit a Battling Cage near you! http://www.laparks.org/shermanoaks_castlepk/index.htm
I joined the Company Softball Team. To make sure I didn’t make a fool out of myself, I decided to hit the Battling Cages before anyone actually saw me attempt to hit anything. I surprised myself! The first round of 30 pitches, I hit about half. Not that great but I’ll take it. The second round, I hit 25/30 pitches. Wow! The third round I hit 29/30 pitches! Grandma’s still got it!
Just between you and me…I’ll be more successful catching a cold than a softball- so my hitting skills BETTER BE above average, for the TEAMS sake!
What to Bring/Wear:
Batting Gloves (to prevent blisters)
Your own bat and helmet (You can rent these items)
The Wrap Up…
I can’t stress how much fun I had visiting the cages! When you get bored with your regular routine, you’ll definitely need to mix it up or else the sofa will start looking better and better. This is a great way to make a change- so give it a try!