Fuel Up: Our 8 Fave Nutrition Bars!

 

 
One of the topics about which I get asked all the time are bars — not where to have a drink with friends — but snack, protein, and nutrition bars. Walk into any health food, grocery, or even drugstore, and you see aisles filled with them. But how do you know which ones are actually good for you, which are filled with additives, or which are candy bars in healthy packaging?

I am a snacker. I prefer to eat smaller meals throughout the day as opposed to bigger breakfasts and lunches. A nutrition bar is usually one of those smaller meals, and I’ve found different options I like depending on the time of day, my activity level, and nutritional goals. For a meal replacement, I like a Quest bar. It’s got 20 grams of whey protein, 10 grams of fat, and 13 grams of fiber, so it’s very filling and low in net carbs. If I do want more carbs than protein, I go for a GoMacro bar, which is plant-based too. You don’t have to look very far for either of these options, which makes them very convenient on-the-go.

Nutrition bars are also a topic which our resident expert, holistic nutritionist and wellness coach Sarah Wragge, gets asked about too. Prefacing her list of favorites with the statement, “Snacking is not my preferred choice of nutrition – it’s about eating meals that are balanced in protein, fat, and fiber, so you’re not hungry every couple hours” — did acquiesce that a nutrition bar can be a good option in a pinch. She looks for one that’s organic, plant-based, and additive-free.

Below is a combined list of our favorite nutrition bars!  Read More

 

My Sporty Valentine

 

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Working out, going out… make every day Valentine’s Day with this red hot collection of sport gear, apparel, and accessories! Great gifts that go from the gym to the street, and down the slopes — with style and performance to match.

 
THE MIGHTY COMPANY FERRARA STRIPED LEATHER BIKER JACKET $850. Inspired by vintage ’70s racer styles, The Mighty Company’s Ferrara biker jacket is crafted from supple red and white leather, and features classic details like a snap-fastening collar and zipped cuffs. The jacket comes with matching skirt too!

BURTON DEEP THINKER SNOWBOARD $579.95. Featuring playful Keith Haring graphics, the Burton Deep Thinker requires no thought at all. It offers float and control on powder days, blended with snap and power for carving up the groomers, banked slaloms, and halfpipe runs.

ADIDAS ORIGINALS RED DENIM BUCKET HAT now $20. It’s old school style revived with this ’90s-inspired denim bucket hat from adidas Originals. Soft construction and sun faded, it features a flat crown with a seamed brim and trefoil logo on front.

OFF-WHITE RED QUOTE BACKPACK $585. Virgil Abloh’s take on the classic canvas backpack features double zippered compartments on front with signature label and lettering; twin adjustable padded logo webbing shoulder straps; and two-way zip closure featuring logo-engraved O-ring pull-tabs.  Read More

 

The O-Seat

 

 

Spice up your workout this Valentine’s Day! Spin class got a whole lot more exciting with the O-Seat – a portable vibrating bike seat from the cheeky porn company CamSoda. Compatible with any indoor or outdoor bike, the O-Seat looks just like your typical gel seat cover. Hidden discreetly within, however, is a pouch for the companion Lovense Lush vibrator, which is a controlled via an app on your phone.

We always knew sex was a workout. Now you can really count it as one!

 

Heavy Metals

 

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Gold, silver, bronze… get your shine on this winter in these metallics and shimmer all the way from the gym to the pool to the slopes!

FROM LEFT, COLUMN 1: SUSHI PAGODA GOLD FOIL SKATEBOARD $49.95. Hang it for show or hit the streets, this gold foil skateboard is style on wheels. NIKELAB AIR FORCE 1 $150. The iconic Air Force 1 gets its shine on in gold, silver, and rose gold too. NIXON UNIT SS $250. With all the essentials in its multi-panel LCD display — time, date, chronograph, alarm, countdown timer, and thermometer — the Nixon Unit SS is as rugged as it is stylish.

COLUMN 2: OAKLEY FALL LINE SNOW GOGGLES $190. The latest addition to Oakley’s cylindrical style, rimless goggles, the Fall Line XM features Oakley’s Prizm™ lenses, precisely tuned to maximize contrast, and enhance colors and visibility in a variety of conditions. STATEBAGS KANE BACKPACK $85. Glam up your backpack style with the gold Kane from Statebags. Stash your laptop, workout clothes, and other daily essentials with multi-compartments to organize it all.  Read More

 

A Little R&R

 
 
FOUR OF THE TOP SPORT PERFORMANCE & RECOVERY THERAPIES:
CRYOTHERAPY, ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE, GRASTON, ACUPUNCTURE

 

There is nothing worse for an athlete than being sidelined with an injury – many of which are not a result of trauma, but chronic overuse (believe me, I know!). With a little R&R — Relax and Recover — many of these injuries can be prevented and treated through a wide range of different therapy techniques. Here is our guide to 9 of the most popular and effective sport performance and recovery therapies — some old and some new. And as an added benefit, many are equally popular as wellness treatments for relaxation and overall wellbeing too.

CRYOTHERAPY

We first wrote about cryotherapy in 2015, when your intrepid editor decided to venture into a -238 degree chamber – yes, you heard right — before it became as widely popular as it is today. Cryotherapy was on our radar as a cutting-edge sports recovery tool, popular among top professional athletes, many of whom had their own cryochambers at home. Now cryotherapy studios can be found in everywhere and booking a session as easy as signing up for your favorite workout.  Read More

 

Winter Layers: Your 10 Must-Haves!

 

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Walking the dog, a jog in the park, or hitting the slopes… here are the stylish essentials for all your winter sports — and just hanging by the fireplace too!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: STIO PINION DOWN PULLOVER $259. Stuffed with responsibly sourced, 800-fill HyperDRY down, this hooded down pullover for men and women is a perfect multi-sport piece, worn on its own or as an insulating layer.

SNOW PEAK RECYCLED DOWN STOLE now $101.50. With the warmth and style for which Japanese outdoor brand Snow Peak is known, this recycled down stole fits snugly around the neck without excess length, and features a handy little snap pocket too!

KHAITE ROMME ARGYLE CASHMERE SWEATER $1380. Knitted with a geometric argyle motif, this loose fitting, soft-spun cashmere sweater is perfect apres-ski – and a stylish look for any winter activity!

100% GLENDALE PERFORMANCE SUNGLASSES $185. These over-sized sport shield sunglasses blend cool style with technical performance on the road, trail, or snow. Impact and scratch-resistant, they feature a wide, cylindrical, and lightweight polycarbonate lens for increased peripheral view and protection. Shown here in a contrast-enhancing yellow, interchangeable lenses offer 100% UV protection, and ultra-grip rubber nose pads and tips provide a secure fit.  Read More

 

HIIT IT!

 

ROWGATTA

One of the new entries in the ever-expanding fitness landscape of New York City is Rowgatta – a combination rowing and strength training class. You might call it Barry’s Bootcamp meets rowing — and it fits right in with the popular HIIT style workouts that combine cardio intervals on a treadmill, heavy bag, or rower, with resistance training that’s centered around a custom designed step bench.

At Rowgatta, it’s a CrossFit reminiscent “FITBENCH” — complete with dumbbells, kettlebells, a slam ball, and resistance bands. Like Barry’s, Orange Theory, Rumble, and others in this category, Rowgatta features a night-club inspired design, colored mood lighting, and a pumping sound system. If you’re a fan of the formula, and prefer rowing over boxing or running, Rowgatta is for you!

Barry’s Bootcamp opened in 1998 and popularized High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in a group setting. HIIT style classes are a fun, efficient, and effective way to get in shape — offering maximal results in minimal time. You get all the benefits of cardio and strength training in one 50-minute class. High Intensity Interval Training also generates a physiological reaction known as EPOC – Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption – and these total body workouts are proven to offer continual calorie and fat burning up to 36 hours after the workout is done.

What started with Barry’s Bootcamp and the treadmill, has taken off and launched the opening of a host of other HIIT studios across the country. Boxing workouts like Rumble and GRIT BXNG have added or replaced the treadmill with heavy bags (water-filled, rubber boxing bags). LIT Method and now Rowgatta, have added rowing into the mix. No matter your cardio preference, there is a HIIT class for you. Here’s our guide to the most popular:  Read More

 

Get The Blues!

 

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Get the Pantone Classic Blues to be exact! It’s the official color of 2020. Though we’ve taking a little liberty with the hues, we’re starting the year right on trend with this sporty collection of blues.

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: BLIZZARD RUSTLER 10 SKIS $699.95. Part of Blizzard’s freeride collection, the Rustler 10 Ski is a powerful all mountain ski that can just as easily float pow turns as it can carve up the hardpack. The 102 millimeter waist gives it the versatility to charge on trail and navigate soft snow, while the rockered tip and tail add a floaty, nimble feel.

MYKITA X MARTIN MARGIELLA SINGLASSES $595. Sport-shield inspired with high-fashion style, these wrap blue sunglasses are ready for action any place and any time!

ERES LES ESSENTIELS ASIA SWIMSUIT $340. Sexy and sporty, this classic one-piece swimsuit is made from a silky matte fabric, and detailed with seamed panels at the waist, a scoop neckline, and high-cut thigh.

KORAL LUSTROUS HIGH RISE LEGGING $88. These sleek and shimmering leggings feature a high-rise waistband and body sculpting fit. Aptly named lustrous, they are crafted from Koral’s signature Infinity fabric for a fab look in and out of the gym! Read More

 
 

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