Slim Summer Sips

 

 

With Covid restrictions lifted, summer celebrations have kicked into high gear and cocktails are flowing. But as festive as they may be, many of those tasty mixed drinks are loaded with sugar and the quickest way to sabotage any training program. Generally it’s not the alcohol that’s the problem, as clear liquors like tequila, vodka, and rum have zero grams of sugar. It’s what you mix them with. The good news is with some easy substitutions you can still have your favorite cocktails and drink them too.

Here are four quick tips for any cocktail:

1. 1 tsp. of sugar only has 16 calories and 4 grams of carbs. That’s enough to sweeten any drink. If you’re having just one, and not adding other sugary liquors, that’s not such a big deal. If you are going to indulge, or following a Keto diet, healthy sugar substitutes like stevia are a great alternative. It comes in both liquid and granular form, so you can muddle it, and even make your own simple syrup. The recipe is below.

2. Fresh fruit squeezed into your drink, citrus wedges, and other seasonal fruits added for flavor are a far better choice than sugar, syrups, or even juices.

3. Presentation is key! A chilled cocktail glass, salted rim, and beautiful garnishes like fruit wedges, cucumber slices, and mint leaves add visual appeal that make any drink taste better!

4. Drink responsibly… it’s the best way to keep calories in check! Read More

 

Good Vibes

 

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Amp up your workouts and recovery with some good vibrations! Vibration therapy is a powerful tool for muscle tension, pain relief, and increased flexibility — before, after, and even as your workout. Here are a few modalities to target every body part from head to toe.

POWER PLATE MOVE $2995. The Power Plate is a both a vibrating recovery and workout platform, and the space-saving MOVE offers the perfect combination of size and function. It utilizes multi-directional vibration technology that causes reflexive muscular responses for better balance, mobility, and strength development. Vibrating with a frequency of 25 to 50 times per second (25Hz to 50Hz), it works muscles harder and in a shorter time frame than with traditional methods. The Power Plate also stimulates lymphatic flush, improves circulation, and promotes faster recovery of damaged muscles, tendons, and joints.

TRIGGERPOINT MB VIBE BALL $79.95. With its spherical design, multi-directional rolling, and 3 vibration speeds, the TriggerPoint MB Vibe penetrates deep into muscles to target tightness and relieve pain far more effectively than a non-vibrating ball. Ideal for use before and after workouts, it loosens and lengthens muscles to increase flexibility, and reduce pain and stiffness. Just 4 inches in diameter, carry it with you to have on hand anytime! Read More

 

Form Fitted

 

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Sport and fashion merge in this seasons’s sandals, sculptural molds of form and function in cool summer whites.

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LEFT COLUMN: GIVENCHY MARSHMELLOW SLIDE $375. Crafted from molded rubber, these cutout slides are sporty chic and ultra-comfy from the beach to the gym to the street.

KEEN ASTORIA WEST OPEN TOE SANDALS $100. Clearly where Balenciaga got their inspiration, the Keen Astoria is a stylishly sturdy, water-ready sandal. Heel lift adds a more athletic stance on the trail and an elevated look for town.

OOFOS OOLALA FLIP FLOPS $59.95. These recovery sandals feature a patented sole and footbed with 37% more impact absorption. Molded rubber design looks as good as it feels.

NIKE ASUNA $45. Bridging sport and fashion, the Nike Asuna Slide transitions effortlessly between worlds with its versatile style and comfort.

BIRKENSTOCK 1774 COLLECTION ARIZONA $430. The original molded footbed sandal, Birkenstocks are always in style. The 1774 Collection presents a new level of craftsmanship, uniting luxury and comfort in a sophisticated monochromatic design. Read More

 

What’s App?

 

 

Fitness apps had already become a popular way to train before the pandemic, and now there are even more workouts to choose from, right there in the palm of your hand. We’ve been demoing them all — boot camp, strength training, cycling, boxing, swimming, and more — and with gyms reopened, you can also take these workouts to go! Below are 12 of our favorite fitness apps. With free trials on all, find the app that’s right for you…

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SoulCycle, Rumble, Pure Yoga, and all the other boutique brands in the Equinox family (including all the Equinox classes) are here together on the Variis app. Whether you want to box, ride, stretch, or meditate, the most popular fitness instructors are on the app to recreate your favorite classes at home. Read More

 

Waterworld

 

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Swim fins, paddleboards, dive watches, and more… jump and cool off with these summer essentials made to get wet! It’s play all day style on land and sea.

LEFT COLUMN: BODY GLOVE RAPTOR PLUS 10’8″ INFLATABLE PADDLEBOARD PACKAGE $999. Ultra-portable, durable, and fun, you’ve got everything you need for a great day on the water in this inflatable stand up paddleboard package. Paddling on the lake, catching some waves, and even for yoga, the Body Glove Raptor Plus is an incredibly versatile and stable board for all levels. Package includes dual-action hand pump with gauge, adjustable three-piece paddle, backpack for transport and storage, cell phone dry pouch, ankle leash, and repair kit.

SPERRY FLOAT BOAT SHOE $44.95. The original boat shoe is reimagined with a ;buoyant construction that floats, and features portholes for drainage and breathability. Available in a wide variety of bright summer colors, the Float is made to play all day, on the water and off.

CENTER COLUMN: PERFECT MOMENT MESH SPORT BIKINI $175. Paddle out and drop in, this surf ready two piece is crafted with the highest quality Italian Carvico performance swim fabric, and features mesh side panels, cap sleeves, and stay in place trim. Read More

 
 

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