The Hotel Evo-Lution

 

 

Last November, on a press trip to Salt Lake City with sport eyewear brand 100%, accommodations were provided at the Evo Hotel. I had Googled the hotel prior to arrival, and was intrigued to discover it was connected to Evo.com, one of the biggest outdoor sports online retailers.

The hotel was located in The Granary District, one of Salt Lake City’s oldest industrial areas, which has recently undergone a resurgence to become a hip new section of town. There was a bouldering gym and skate park in the hotel, right off the reception area, as well as a spacious physical Evo store with a curated selection of ski, snowboard, climbing, and other outdoor sports gear and apparel — along with a large rental and demo section.

We did a story a few months ago about Auto Camp, a new hotel company redefining outdoor lodging by bringing uniquely modern accommodations like Airstream suites and luxury tents to some of America’s most scenic destinations: Yosemite National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, and Moab, Utah, among others. This new genre of boutique hotels caters specifically to outdoor sports enthusiasts — people of all ages and demographics — connected by their shared passion. Other properties like Gravity Haus in Colorado and Loge Camps on the West Coast reflect this growing trend. Read More

 

Winter Running Stuff

 

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Layer up with the perfect top, leggings, jacket, and shoes to stay warm and dry when hitting the road or trails this winter. Windproof and waterproof, but lightweight and breathable, these pieces have been put through their paces all season by the STYLE of SPORT runners!

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: TRACKSMITH NDO WIND-BLOCK MOCKNECK $168. From the No Days Off collection, this mockneck top features a wind-blocking panel on the front and neck to keep blustery temperatures at bay, with jaquard knit, soft merino wool on arms and back for added warmth and comfort.

UNDER ARMOUR UA MERIDIAN LEGGINGS $70. From the UA Meridian collection, these bestselling leggings are crafted from a performance engineered knit that’s warm and breathable, with a fleece-like feel and 4-way stretch for comfort. High-rise waistband adds support and 2 side drop-in pockets let you stash essentials.

HOUDINI PACE WIND JACKET $90. Running, training or cycling, the Houdini Pace collection is made for high energy output activities. This ultra light and flowy women’s wind jacket is crafted from a combination of two fabrics: wind and water resistant C9 Ripstop; and soft and smooth Wish Woven that together provide weather protection with comfort and breathability. Read More

 

Trick or Treat – Part 2

 

 

Last October we did a story on Halloween candy and seemingly healthier alternatives to Trick or Treat favorites like peanut butter cups, Snickers, m&m’s, and gummy bears. After consulting with our resident nutritionist Sarah Wragge, we discovered many of the lower calorie, less sugar, and even “healthy” brands had so many fillers, fake sweeteners, and inflammatory ingredients you were better off having the real thing. A Snickers as compared to a Quest Bar was the perfect example.

A few weeks later I happened to be standing in line at CVS in the aisle with all the crackers, chips, and cookies. The Pepperidge Farm Milanos caught my eye. I LOVE Milano cookies, but would never buy them assuming they were high calorie, fat and sugar filled. Out of curiosity I picked up the bag and looked at the nutrition label. To my surprise, 1 serving of 2 cookies had 120 calories, 7 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of fat. Not that bad I thought! Sure there were a few ingredients that weren’t super healthy, but as an occasional splurge it wasn’t such a big deal.
 

“It’s not the calories that are of concern”, says Sarah, “but how those substitute ingredients affect the body.

 
Then I looked at the Lays potato chips. The ingredients were potatoes and vegetable oil. 1 serving of 15 chips had 160 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 15 grams of carbohydrates – again, not the worst thing, especially when I compared them to the supposedly healthier Baked Lays on the shelf. Yes, those had fewer calories per serving and less fat, BUT they were higher in carbs with long list of ingredients, additives, and SUGAR. I knew there was no way these Baked Lays were better for me than the regular potato chips. Read More

 

Puff Stuff

 

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Slippers, vests, ponchos, bags, gloves, scarves, and jackets too…

get all puffed up from head to toe!

 
LEFT COLUMN 1 : LOVE AND SPORTS CROPPED PUFFER JACKET WITH HOOD now $39. You can’t beat the prices with style to match with this sporty collection by Stacey Griffith and Michelle Smith exclusively at Walmart! THERM-A-REST HONCHO PONCHO $134.95. It also doubles as a blanket! NORDIC PEACE ELIA QUILTED PUFFER TOTE now $52. This puffy tote comes in lots of fun colors too.

COLUMN 2: UGG TASMAN LTA SLIPPERS $100. Lightweight puffer slippers, lined in cozy UGGplush™ upcycled wool blend. ARC’TERYX SYTEM A DOWN BLANKET REBIRD $550. Responsibly-sourced, ultra-lofty 750 fill power goose down blanket you can wear! CANADA GOOSE REFLECTIVE DOWN MITTS $195. Stay warm and visible too! AXEL ARIGATO TECHNO MEN’S DOWN VEST $320. Made with recycled polyester and packed with re-used down and feathers. Read More

 

31 Days of Fitness 2023!

 

 

Happy New Year and welcome to 31 Days of Fitness 2023! We are back with another action-packed January of workouts, wellness, recovery, and more!

Every day this month your intrepid editor will be checking out a different workout for body and mind, showcasing the amazing variety of ways to get and stay in shape for the new year. We’re visiting the hottest boutique fitness studios, sampling the most popular apps, and trying different wellness and recovery treatments to keep us going all month! It’s a mix that’s got something for everyone!

And we want you to join! Many studios are giving special incentives to our readers. Check out the list below.*There are more special giveaways to come so be sure to follow along here and on Instagram @styleofsport! Ya gotta be in it to win it!
 

DAY 1: AARMY

Kicking off the new year and 31 Days with a one-two punch! AARMY offers two “practices”, as classes are called there, Bootcamp and Cycle. I did them both this morning! While that’s a normal Sunday morning for the regulars at AARMY, it was the first time for me. Bootcamp has actually become a regular part of my fitness routine since last 31 Days of Fitness. What I love about it is that it’s really strength focused – very important for us women of a certain age to keep our bones strong – and I’ve written about how strong the women in particular are in this class: In The Aarmy. While it’s still a fast-paced circuit style, Aarmy co-founder Akin Akman has created a community that motivates each other to push beyond their perceived limits, inspired by their “teammates” in class. No matter your level or the amount you lift, there are always high-fives to go around after every set. Read More

 

E-Bike Safety with Firefighter Alysia

 

 

After we posted An E-Bike for E-veryone last week, our good friend of STYLE of SPORT, actress and producer Alysia Reiner, reached out to ask if we were interested in a follow-up safety tips article. There has been much in the news recently about fires started by the Lithium-Ion batteries that power e-bikes when not stored or charged properly. It turns out Alysia has firsthand knowledge. She is a volunteer firefighter too!

It’s hard to miss this busy actress on the numerous television series in which she has both starring and guest roles. She plays DODC Agent Sadie Deever in the new Disney+/Marvel TV series, Ms. Marvel, and is well known for her character Natalie “FIG” Figueroa on all 7 seasons of Orange Is the New Black, for which she won a SAG Award. Alysia just finished her 5th season on the Peabody Award-winning Better Things on F/X x HULU, and also just wrapped 2 seasons on HBO’s The Deuce. She is about to start her second season on STARZ’s Shining Vale. So how did Alysia end up in the real-life role of firefighter too?

When the pandemic shut down the entertainment industry, Alysia retreated with her family to Fire Island, NY for what became a much-needed respite. “We felt so fortunate and safe there during Covid — physically, emotionally, and spiritually. After Covid I wanted to give back to this incredible community that I felt saved my life. So I became a volunteer firefighter.” Read More

 

Snow Daze

 

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Designers like Louis Vuitton, Pucci, and Christian Dior have hit the slopes with dazzling, retro inspired ski collections… while iconic ski brands like Bogner, Poc, and Moon Boot are showing off their own flamboyant style!

COLUMN 1 (FAR LEFT):HESTRA FULL MOON MITT NOW $47.50; MOON BOOT ICON UNISEX NYLON SNOWBOOT $185; COLUMN 2: LOUIS VUITTON SKI COLLECTION LV SKI MASK $1290; BOGNER BELINE BASE LAYER $300; VALLON WAYNE WONG SKI AVIATORS $110; COLUMN 3: MONCLER GRENOBLE LAMOURA FITTED DOWN SKI JACKET $2055; PUCCI X FUSALP MARMO & INDIE PRINT SKI PANTS $1250; COLUMN 4: CHRISTIAN DIOR X AK SKI FISHTAIL SNOWBOARD $7200; POC ARTIC SL MIPS SLALOM HELMET $270; MATEK MOTMOT BALACAVA $80

 

An E-Bike for E-Veryone

 

 

E-bikes have become one of the most popular ways to get around town, trail, and beach. Commuting, running errands, checking out the surf, and more… this new fleet of nine e-bikes offers style, functionality, and effortless rides for every personality. And please read this important feature on e-bike safety.

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~ THE HIPSTER ~

VAN MOOF ELECTRIFIED S3 $2548 (above)

 

Within its distinctive upright aluminum frame, the Van Moof Electrified S3 hides an arsenal of integrated tech, along with its battery, LED display, and anti-theft eLock. 4-speed automatic electronic gear shifting and 4 levels of power — along with an extra boost button — customize your ride for speedy flats and effortless hills. The Smart Cartridge monitors all onboard systems, processing real-time motor feedback to ensure maximum range and responsiveness. Read More

 
 

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