Against The Tides

 

BETH FRENCH

Against The Tides is the captivating story of British marathon swimmer and world record holder Beth French, and her quest to swim across the most dangerous open water crossings in the extreme challenge known as Oceans Seven. For marathon swimmers it is the ultimate test — the equivalent of climbing the Seven Summits in mountaineering — and very few people have ever completed it. Beth ups the ante with the goal to accomplish it in a single year which has never been done, even more unfathomable as she spent much of her youth in a wheelchair with a debilitating illness, unable to move.

The Oceans Seven consists of seven of the most unforgiving straits and channels around the world. There is The North Channel between Ireland and Scotland, 21 miles; The Cook Strait between New Zealand’s North and South Islands, 16 miles; The Molokai Channel between Molokai and Oahu, 27 miles; The English Channel between England and France, 21 miles; The Catalina Channel between Santa Catalina Island and Los Angeles, California, 21 miles; The Tsugaru Strait between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, 12 miles; and The Strait of Gibraltar between Spain and Morocco, 10 miles. Read More

 

Your SOS Guide to the 3 Covid-19 Vaccinations

 

 
Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine was just cleared for emergency use by the FDA, bringing the total to three vaccines, alongside Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech, that are now available in the US. Though the numbers might appear as if it is less effective, this Johnson & Johnson vaccine might be the one that many of us have been waiting for. Thus far we have not been given a choice between the two available vaccines and it is unclear whether that will continue to be the case with three in the mix. Dr. Anthony Fauci and the CDC all agree the best vaccine is the one available to you.

We turned to Dr. Richard Firshein of the Firshein Medical Center to guide us through the three vaccines. Dr. Firshein is one of the leading authorities and practitioners of integrative medicine, and our go-to expert for the most cutting edge medical news and information.

What are the basic differences between the three vaccines?

The three vaccines really fall into two categories: Pfizer and Moderna in one category, and Johnson & Johnson in the other. There are basic differences between the two categories. Pfizer and Moderna require 2 doses and subzero refrigeration for storage, while Johnson & Johnson requires just 1 dose and can be stored at temperatures similar to any other vaccine. Those two differences in themselves make the Johnson & Johnson vaccine far easier to distribute and get into people’s arms… the primary goal of all three. Read More

 

Liquid Horizon

 

 

Born and raised in Kauai, surfer and photographer Daniel Fuller has spent his life in, on, and surrounded by water. He is regarded as one of surfing’s preeminent big wave riders. Fuller has become a lauded photographer as well. It is no surprise his images focus on the ocean, captured in an ethereal and mystical way. His intimate connection with the aquatic world brings a unique perspective to his photography, now published for the first time in Liquid Horizon: Meditations of the Surf and Sea. This retrospective showcases an opulent collection of abstract seascapes created from 2007-2020.

Fuller’s nocturnal images of waves and water are photographed evocatively by moonlight with slow exposures. While soulful, they exhibit a creative discipline, repeating and evolving a single idea over time. As art writer and gallerist Adam Lindemann describes in the preface, “The ocean and the shore are abstracted beyond recognition, to the point that what we see is just color; the composition is a transition from one to the other — dry land merges into the water and the image becomes a part of the liquid experience.”

Whether on a surfboard or with a camera, there are both similarities and differences in how Fuller captures a wave. We spoke to him about his process and vision, and the expression of his experience with the ocean into his art… Read More

 

Meow Mix: The Catsuit!

 

 

SERENA WILLIAMS AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2021

The 2021 tennis season is officially underway. The first Grand Slam tournament of the year, the Australian Open, is now in session and Serena Williams has come to play! Going for her record tying 24th Grand Slam title (with Margaret Court), she is making as big a statement with her Flo-Jo inspired, one-legged catsuit as she is with her powerful shots. But this is not the first time Serena has donned a catsuit for a major tournament. There was the controversial all black one she wore at the 2018 French Open that would have catsuits banned in the future at Roland Garros.

The catsuit has long been a symbol of female empowerment, strength, and sexuality that has a history in sports, music, and Hollywood. You don’t want to mess with a woman in a catsuit! Here is a look at some of the most iconic catsuits and the women who rocked them! Read More

 

Play for Love

 

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PLAYFUL, SPORTY, AND RED HOT…

MAKE EVERYDAY VALENTINE’S DAY!

XOXO FROM STYLE OF SPORT!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ERNEST LEOTY ILONA TWO-TONE STRETCH BODY SUIT $260. Turn up the heat in this two-tone red unitard. Moisture-wicking and form-fitting, it’s perfect for barre, dance or yoga classes. Throw on a cardigan for a sexy all-day look.

RAPTOR FIT HEART DUMBELL SET $165. Show your workout some love! Included in this colorful set of women’s dumbells are these heart shaped weights!

BURBERRY LOVE PRINT COTTON OVERSIZED HOODIE $720. It’s wraparound LOVE in this organic cotton oversized hoodie that features an exaggerated stepped hem and screen-printed Burberry love motif.

CONVERSE RED “LOVE” CHUCK 70 HI-TOP SNEAKERS $90. Your classic red Converse hi-top is “Made With Love”, embroidered in white with a heart motif. With red heart graphic under a transparent rubber sole, you’ll spread a little love with every step. Read More

 

Dance Fever

 

 
Cooped up at home? Looking for the party? Turn your living room into the club and get your workout in too! From dance cardio to ballet to hip hop, there are thousands of online dance workouts to choose from, along with some great learn how to dance classes too! We did your research for you, combing the virtual world for the best in class. Time to shake your groove thing and burn some calories too!

DANCE CARDIO

THE SCULPT SOCIETY BY MEGAN ROUP

Ranked #1 Dance Cardio & Sculpting Workout, The Sculpt Society has a wide selection of fun and easy-to-follow classes, made so by its engaging founder Megan Roup. With an athletic approach to dance based fitness, the moves are simplified for anyone at any level. Combined with TSS sculpt classes, it’s a total body cardio workout made for a lean and strong physique.

BODY BY SIMONE

Created by celebrity trainer Simone De La Rue, the BBS method combines the intensity of cardio, the power of toning, and the joy of movement for an exhilarating workout. The BBS app offers a wide range of both live and on-demand classes to keep the routine fresh, achieve results, and have you coming back for more. Read More

 

Wave Prophecy Sorayama

 

 
Famed Japanese contemporary illustrator, Hajime Sorayama, has teamed up with Mizuno to transform its iconic WAVE PROPHECY sneaker into a work of art that is the WAVE PROPHECY SORAYAMA. Sorayama is best known for the erotic machinery of his Sexy Robot series and has added his signature highly stylized, slick and shiny layer to the futuristic evolution of this running shoe.

The most distinctive element of the WAVE PROPHECY SORAYAMA is the sole, already unique its design, which showcases the intersection of Mizuno’s technology with Sorayama’s creative vision. Sorayama wanted the sneaker to inspire “floating in the air” and the resulting design gives the impression it might actually lift off and fly.
 


 

This collaboration with Sorayama and Mizuno was not their first. The two teamed up previously on the design of prosthetic running blade called the KATANAΣ, also rendered in his shiny silver, and perhaps even more so embodying his Sexy Robots.

The WAVE PROPHECY SORAYAMA will be available for early release at 2G Tokyo and 2G Osaka on January 30, and at Dover Street Market Ginza and KITH Tokyo on February 6. The shoe is priced at ¥38,500 JPY (approximately $370 USD).

 

Back In Black

 

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Elevate your athletic style and gear with this sleek and chic collection of Sport Noir, that’s got elevated performance to match!

LEFT COLUMN: ALO YOGA NADI CUTOUT SPORTS BRA $72. Don’t cover up this chic and sexy sports bra with a shirt. It’s ready for a night out (or day in) with its playful cutout design. Four-way stretch fabric has moisture-wicking and anti-odor properties, and triangle cups offer gentle support.

WHOOP STRAP 3.0. WHOOP has you covered 24-7 with all-day feedback whether you’re training, resting, or going about your day. This lightweight waterproof strap is engineered for the high-performance lifestyle, with daily personalized fitness, sleep, and recovery data delivered in real time. More than a fitness tracker, WHOOP measures and monitors your sleep and recovery based on 4 physiological markers: Heart Rate Variability (HRV), Resting Heart Rate (RHR), sleep, and respiratory rate. It then recommends a daily exertion level designed for your peak performance. Band is free, membership starts at $30/month.

KJUS VARUNA VEST $449. Apres-ski style meets on piste performance in this quilted down vest. With its modern shape, slim fit, off center zip, and high funnel neck, it doesn’t compromise on warmth and is coated with a water-repellent finish for added protection too. Read More

 
 

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