Not Your Father’s Sports Mag

 

 

A new breed of sport magazine has hit the newsstands. These bespoke publications are not the product of a big media conglomerate, but published by and tailored to those passionate fans who want a different point of view than your typical sports magazine. With an artful approach, bold yet unconventional photography, and words spoken softly over the roar — each of these delivers those stories that often go untold with a journalistic and visual appeal that transcends the sport itself. Read More

 

Daniel Arsham: Sport Relics

 

CRYSTAL RELIC 001 

Released earlier this month was Daniel Arsham’s Crystal Relic 001 Yankees Cap, a limited edition of 500. Inspired by 18th century archeological objects made of crystal, this to-scale cast resin replica follows two earlier Yankees baseball cap editions created by Arsham in 2016.

Arsham is one of the most prominent and influential contemporary artists whose editions sell out within moments of their release. With a cult-like following, new editions from this artist garner a buzz similar to a hot sneaker drop, and often from a similar demographic. Read More

 

Could Too Much Exercise Make You Fat?

 

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Keto diet, 10 Day Challenge, Celery Juice… it seems like everyday a new nutrition trend takes the wellness scene by storm. Some of it’s legit and some it’s BS, but we wanted to get the scoop on all to share with our readers. Meet Sarah Wragge, our nutrition wiz, who every month is going to give us the real deal on a variety of different health trends.

Sarah Wragge is a holistic nutritionist and wellness coach who has lived on both sides of the health spectrum. After a 15-year career in advertising, Sarah found herself fed up with steak and martini dinners, and feeling worn out. Having always been drawn towards wellness and nutrition, she ditched the corporate life and decided to make her passion her career — with a particular focus on designing health and nutrition regimens for those same busy execs. What we love is her practical approach to integrating wellness into real life.

One of the buzziest nutrition topics you hear about right now is “over-exercise”. The fitness obsessed — or you might say addicted — daily doubling on SoulCycle classes, going from a cardio to a strength class, working out every day with no rest days off (guilty, as charged). And yet, many of these people are not losing weight. In fact they find the opposite. “I don’t understand… I’m eating so well”, they say, “Why am I getting fat?” Read More

 

Gerry Cranham: Simply The Best

 

TEA WITH MUHAMMAD ALI, 1965

 

WATER JUMP, SANDOWN PARK, ESHER, c.1970s

 

GOALKEEPER JOHN HOLLOWBREAD, WHITE HART LANE, LONDON, 1964

 

Gerry Cranham: Simply The Best is currently on display at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London. Now in his 90th year, the work of this British sport photographer defined the genre with pictures that were both intimate and action-packed, capturing the exhilaration and humanity of his sporting subjects.

Over the course of a career which spanned half a century, the range and variety of his sport images cemented Cranham’s reputation as a tireless innovator. Though his reputation rests on his legendary sports images, he also recorded some of the 20th Century’s most dramatic historical and cultural moments, from documenting the funeral of JFK to photographing Steve McQueen at the height of his celebrity. Read More

 

Spring Training

 

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Fun spring essentials to get you pumped to crush

those runs, rides, swims — and all your training sessions!

 
ROW 1: NIKE FREE RN 5.0 $100. An ideal trainer for runs up to 3 miles, this stretch mesh running shoe is light as a feather with second skin comfort.THE NORTH FACE WOMENS FLIGHT JACKET $160. This ultralight, water-resistant, and windproof hooded running shell packs down nothing for an extra layer of weather protection whenever you need it.SPEEDO BULLET HEAD SNORKEL $29. Designed for swim training when you want to zone in on form, this minimalist tear-drop shaped snorkel is engineered for stability and hydrodynamic performance. Smaller tube opening improves lung capacity by reducing air flow.

ROW 2: QUE BOTTLE $24.95. Stay hydrated anytime of day, with the Que collapsible water bottle. Available in all sorts of fun colors, lightweight and compact, Que bottles are BPA and plastic-free constructed from food-grade silicone. SMITH TRACE BICYCLE HELMET $250. The new low profile Smith Trace helmet offers the pinnacle in protection and performance. Koroyd® construction absorbs more impact than traditional materials, while increasing airflow and reducing overall weight. The MIPS system adds extra protection against rotational forces from angled falls. SPIRITUAL GANGSTER 7/8 HW LEGGING $118. Cheerful rainbow striped leggings bring a little playful fun to any workout. Read More

 

Haute Feet

 

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From Gucci to Prada to Miu Miu, designers (left) found inspiration

for their summer sandals in the functional footwear of the great outdoors (right). Fashion or sport, all are equally stylish, but we’re kind of prone towards

the originals — which are easier on the wallet too!

 

DESIGNER (LEFT): GUCCI LEATHER AND MESH SANDAL $890; MIU MIU STRAPPY SANDALS $650 CHLOÉ SONNIE CANVAS, MESH, AND SUEDE SANDALS $620; PRADA COUDBURST TECHNICAL KNIT SANDALS $650

SPORT (RIGHT): KEEN NEWPORT SANDALS $99.95; ADIDAS ADILETTE SANDALS $40; ECCO SPORT YUCATAN SANDAL $135; TEVA HURRICANE DRIFT $40

 

Strtchd & Lymbr

 

 

Stretching went Hollywood on Showtime’s Billions last Sunday when a mysterious blond showed up at finance tycoon Bobby Axelrod’s penthouse. We assumed she was there to provide some sort of service, but surprised to find out what it was. When U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades walks in on them and comments, “Here you are dry as a bone after a workout,”Ace replies, “No workout. Kelly just stretches me. She’s the best in the city.” Later in the episode, she would be seen stretching Rhoades.

While having a personal stretcher may be the new luxury for billionaires where once a masseuse’s hands would be, stretching — or getting stretched — has become one of the newest wellness trends to go mainstream with boutique stretching studios popping up across the country. In New York City, you’ve got Stretchd, Racked, and Lymbr — the latter with multiple bi-coastal locations. Nationwide there is Stretch Zone and StretchLab. Read More

 

The E-Fleet Band

 

 

FARADAY CORTLAND $2499

 

Electric bikes, or “e-bikes”, have become one of the most popular categories of bicycles for both fun and commuting, opening the road up to many who might not have previously considered cycling as their mode of recreation or transport before. We’re talking “pedal assist” here, not those motorized bikes your take-out gets delivered on that require no pedaling at all. For those times when you need an extra boost of power while riding, and don’t want to break a sweat — say up a hill on your way to work — the e-bike is the way to go.

In the US, there are three classes of e-bikes defined by the speed and type of power assist. Class 1 bikes have a motor (max 750w) that assists while you’re pedaling and maxes out at 20 mph. Class 3 can assist up to 28 mph. Both are allowed in most states and cities without requiring a license. Class 2 models have throttles that don’t require pedaling in order to get a boost. The miles before recharging, or range of the bike, is determined by how much assist you use.

Most big name cycling companies now offer a class 1 e-bike option, as well many design-oriented bespoke brands, and even urban bike-sharing systems like Citibike have added e-bikes to their fleet. I rode an electric Citibike home from work earlier this week (they’re hard to find!), zipping up Madison Avenue in no time with a “I’m having a blast” look on my face. Even the taxi drivers were smiling at me. Read More

 
 

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