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

 

The Plant-Based Diet Takeover

 

NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS FAST FOOD

 
I’ve got friends and family who have been vegan for years. The easiest way to understand vegan, one of them told me, is you don’t eat anything with a face. So in addition to the obvious meat, fish, and chicken — that means no dairy, eggs, and any other products that contain them. Veggie burgers, Tofurky, and soy cheese have been the basic go-to substitutions, available in a limited selection, and tailored primarily to a vegan taste palate. But all that has changed…

Go into any coffee shop or supermarket nowadays and you find menus and aisles of plant-based milks like almond, coconut, and oat — and freezer sections filled with delicious plant-based meat alternatives like Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger. Designed to taste and smell exactly like a hamburger, and engineered with the multi-faceted texture of one — these new savory “veggie” burgers are featured prominently on the menu at major fast food chains like Burger King and McDonalds – along with Beyond Sausage sandwiches at Dunkin’ Donuts and Beyond Fried Chicken at KFC. Plant-based eating has gone mainstream — and Hollywood. It was a veggies only dinner last Sunday at the Golden Globes Awards.

A recent article in the New Yorker quoted some powerful statistics on the environmental impact of eating meat. In a nutshell, agriculture consumes more freshwater than any other human activity, and nearly one-third of that water is devoted to raising livestock. One-third of the world’s arable land is used to grow feed for livestock, and cattle are responsible for 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions from the methane they produce in digestion. That’s as much each year as from all cars, trucks, airplanes, and ships combined! (NYT)
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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

 

Great Performances: The Best of 2019

 

 

From Team USA’s Women’s World Cup Win to the Washington Nationals’ first World Series Championship to record shattering times in both the Men’s and Women’s Marathon… 2019 was filled with many an epic sport moment! Here are the 12 pinnacles of the year that had everyone talking… including you!

Team USA wins the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup!

Defending their 2015 title, Team USA won their fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup on July 7th in Paris, defeating the Netherlands 2-0. Scoreless at the half, Team USA took the lead on a penalty kick by Megan Rapinoe at the 62-minute mark, followed up by a second goal by midfielder Rose Lavelle just before the 69-minute mark.

The tournament generated as much attention for the quality of play as the inequality of pay. Despite the US women being ranked number 1 in the world, the US men’s team, currently ranked 30th, earns more when they lose than the women do when they win (Vox Media). In response to this pay disparity, 28 members of the women’s national team sued the US Soccer Federation for gender discrimination on March 8 to coincide with International Women’s Day. Crowds could be heard chanting “Equal Pay” throughout the tournament during the games in which the US played.  Read More

 

Holiday Getaway: Stash & Go!

 

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Getting away for some fun in the sun?

From the plane, to the gym, to the pool, and lunch – we’ve got the easy transition pieces you need this holiday. Stylish and sporty, all are super lightweight, packable, and perfect to mix and match!

 

SHINING SEA THE JENN BOMBER $350. Throw it over a wet bathing suit and head to lunch, or wear with jeans at dinner – this chic terry bomber goes anywhere you want! The Jenn Bomber is versatile with a modern edge, and a gold ring zipper adds elevated style.

PATAGONIA BLACK HOLE GEAR TOTE $99. The rugged Black Hole series of bags just got even better, now made with only 100% recycled polyester ripstop. Water-repellent and abrasion-resistant, this oversized tote can transition from carry-on to beach bag with tons of room to stash your stuff. Reinforced daisy chains let you lash extra gear to the exterior too.

THE UPSIDE LEA V-NECK PERFORATED JERSEY TANK TOP $80. Made for the gym, this cool sporty tank looks great all day with its deep V-neckline, striped-jersey trims, and logo-printed racer back. Perforated technical jersey in a trapeze silhouette ensures maximum breathability and comfort in those sunny climates. Read More

 

Eye Candy: The SOS Gift Book Guide!

 

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Our favorite coffee table books of the year make the perfect gift too — featuring every sport from surfing to climbing, football to golf, skateboarding to skiing, and more. And for the sneakerhead, there’s the ultimate guide!

 

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1000 SNEAKERS: A GUIDE TO THE WORLDS GREATEST KICKS,

FROM SPORT TO STREET

by Mathieu Le Maux

The popularity of the sneaker has become a cultural phenomenon with a huge international audience clamoring for the latest drop. This encyclopedic book features 1000 full-color images of the sneakers that have most influenced the global sneaker culture — a visual history of the world’s most coveted and popular kicks. From early Keds and Converse All Stars, to Air Jordan and Air Force 1, to Royal Master Pro-Keds and Sk8 High Vans — throwbacks and new shoes alike — every major sneaker is covered, as well as the athletes and celebrities who made the shoes famous. 1000 Sneakers features detailed reference sections for collectors, histories of leading brands and designers, and anecdotes from the worlds of sports, fashion, and hip-hop. It’s the perfect gift for sports, design, and street fashion enthusiasts alike. $19.59 on Amazon
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The 2019 SOS Gift Guides Go Wild!

 

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The SOS GIFT GUIDES continue…

We kept it cool, now we heat it up with some unexpected sport gifts

for your favorite fun-loving athlete!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ANDY WARHOL MARILYN SURFBOARD $8400. Produced in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation and famed surfboard designer Tim Bessell, these limited edition surfboards feature a selection of Warhol’s most iconic works. Though most editions are sold out, Marilyn Monroe and a selection of others are available at GC/EDITIONS, along with Andy Warhol skatedecks too!

SPALDING GLOW IN THE DARK BASKETBALL $19.99. Neon yellow by day, glow in the dark by night… it’s game on anytime for that die-hard hoopster!

DEMERBOX OUTDOOR SPEAKER $299. Virtually indestructible, the Demerbox is the ultimate outdoor Bluetooth speaker. Waterproof and crushproof, this dual speaker features loud, clear, professional-grade sound. It’s easily portable with extra storage space inside. Available in fun colors, with 40 hours of battery life and a built-in USB charger, take this party to go anywhere!  Read More

 

The 2019 SOS Gift Guides Stay Cool!

 

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We’re just getting started with the coolest gifts 

your special sporty someone is sure to love! 

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: RENOUN Z90 SKIS $1099. Renoun skis are unlike any other on the slopes. Utilizing a Hyper Damping Technology™, the flex of the ski adjusts to changing terrain and conditions – stiffer on the hardpack, softer on fresh snow. The Z-90 has the shape of a traditional carver, but it’wide enough underfoot to power through crud and float in powder. 

CASIO G-SHOCK FULL METAL 5000 $500. This all-metal 35th Anniversary Limited Edition is inspired by the first G-SHOCK model, the DW5000C, and features the iconic vintage G-SHOCK case design. It has been updated with a super illuminator LED backlight, solar battery to keep it charged, and wireless Bluetooth linking. 

SHIMANO IC5 INDOOR CYCLING SHOES $125. For your favorite spinner, these are the must have indoor cycling shoes! Shimano – industry leaders in components, shoes, and pedals – has just released this new indoor performance cycling shoe, designed specifically for women. They feature the micro-adjusting Boa system for precision fit and comfort, and studio compatible SPD cleat.  Read More

 
 

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