Give & Get Outside!

 

 

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The SOS GIFT GUIDE keeps giving with great ideas for the hiking, camping, and urban dwelling outdoor lover too!

CLOCK WISE TOP LEFT: L.L.BEAN X TODD SNYDER HI-PILE SHERPA SNAP-FRONT SHIRT JACKET $149. Todd Snyder & L.L. Bean meet again their latest collaboration that reinvents iconic pieces from the L.L.Bean Archives with a modern sensibility and tailored fit.

KELTY 3-PERSON LOWDOWN COUCH $179.95. This ultimate camp couch packs up and unfolds with over 5 feet of seating wherever your outdoor activities find you.

FOEHN ROBSON DOWN ANORAK $279.95. Hoody meets down jacket in this super cozy anorak for men and women. It combines natural down and highly moisture-resistant PrimaLoft® insulation for ultimate warmth and comfort in cold and wet conditions. Features include side zips, front hand-warmer pockets, and bungee hood and hem.  Read More

 

Joni Sternbach: Surfland

 

 

 

FIRST SURFER TINTYPE, LONE SURFER, 8×10, MONTAUK, NEW YORK 2015; BIDART GROUP, 8×10, BIDART, FRANCE; THE FUTURE, 11×14, 2015 SANTA BARBARA, CA.

 

At The Art Show last month at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC, the work of Joni Sternbach was on view at the Von Lintel Gallery booth. A write up of the show in The New York Times featured a triptych her tintype photographs titled The Women and The Waves. As a fan of surf photography, I hustled over to see the work, and to my delight Sternbach was there as well.

Surfland is an on-going series of tintype portraits of surfers that represent a unique blending of subject matter and photographic technique. Working with a large-format camera, Sternbach has been photographing surfers around the world since 2006 using this antiquated process. Ironically, Sternbach had no intention of photographing surfers – nor does she surf – until they paddled into her frame one day. The project began as an ocean series. Waving them off, she never expected they would become the subject.

Popular in the mid-late 1800’s, a tintype is actually an underexposed negative created on a chemically coated, blackened metal plate in what is called the wet-plate collodion process. When the plate is exposed to light through the camera, an image develops with transparent areas appearing black because of the background. The overall darkness of the image gives the aura of a vintage photograph. Read More

 

Goggle Heads: All-In-One Helmets

 

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The integrated visor helmets that have been popular on piste abroad have made their way to the slopes of the USA. Once considered an accessory for the more recreational skier, brands like POC, Smith, and Oakley have recently introduced all-in-one goggle helmets for the more aggressive, mountain charging skier. Offering the convenience of eye and head protection in one stylish package, they are great for those who wear glasses too.

 
LEFT COLUMN: POC LEVATOR MIPS $550. The first visor helmet from POC offers panoramic vision with ultra protection inspired by their ski racing heritage. The Levator has an extended visor with a field of view larger than any POC goggle and an easy swap lens-changing system. Safety features include Mips Evolve® for extra rotational impact protection, multi-impact protection zones in areas most likely to be hit in a fall, and a RECCO® Avalanche rescue reflector.

SMITH SURVEY MIPS $260. The Smith Survey ski and snowboard helmet combines MIPS™ and zonal Koroyd® safety innovations in a lightweight design for all-mountain use. An integrated visor features the terrain-defining clarity of ChromaPop™ and simplifies goggle wear over the glasses compatibility. The Survey is lined for comfort with adjustable vents and an adjustable dial that fine tunes fit. Read More

 

The SOS Gift Guide 2022!

 

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For the skier, cyclist, triathlete, snowboarder, swimmer, golfer, adventurer, runner, and your favorite all-around athlete — we’ve got the gifts on top of their holiday wishlist this season!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: 100% NORG GOGGLES $250. One of our favorite eyewear brands, 100%, has just introduced their first snow goggles, and what a hot entry into the category! Shown here is the Norg, which features a beautifully seamless magnetic lens changing system; unparalleled structural integrity with 3DPlane™ lens technology; and a soft frame for superior fit, clarity, and performance in any weather condition.

HEAD REBELS JEANS KNIT MIDLAYER $525. Knitted from a luxuriously soft blend of merino wool and cashmere, this midlayer may look like a denim jacket, but its designed for all-day warmth on the slopes with style that goes into the apres hours.

LARQ BOTTLE PURE VIS 17 oz now $84.15. Available in 17oz., 25 oz, insulated, and non-insulated, the LARQ Bottle PureVis™ is the world’s first self-cleaning water bottle and water purification system that eliminates up to 99%* of bio-contaminants such as E. coli from your water and bottle. Read More

 

The Ultramite Trainer

 

SPEEDLAND GS:TAM

 

Speedland has unveiled GS:TAM, the third iteration of their ultra-marathon distance — 50K and beyond — trail running shoes. Speedland is known for the revolutionary design of their shoes, that combine cutting-edge technology with premium materials for optimal performance and comfort. The GS:TAM was designed with Speedland athlete Dylan Bowman, top American professional trail and ultrarunner, who has made his home the trails of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County for which the shoe is named.

Like its predecessors, GS:PDX and GS:HSV, GS:TAM has been crafted with unrivaled components. It picks up where these previous models left off, with the next level in industry leading technology. GS:TAM is Speedland’s first max cushioned shoe. With a full 37/30 mm midsole stack, it provides high energy return without sacrificing compression, increasing the lifespan of the shoe. Read More

 

Downhill Racer

 

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Your classic ski sweater returns to the slopes! Whether you ski or apres-ski, these sporty knits will keep you warm in alpine style, on the mountain and off!

 
TOP ROW FROM LEFT: DALE OF NORWAY WOMEN’S ELIS LIGHTWEIGHT WOOL SWEATER $260; ALPS & METERS WOMEN’S SKI RACE DOWNHILL MERINO AND CASHMERE KNIT SWEATER $475; PERFECT MOMENT SCHILD MERINO WOOL SWEATER $335

MIDDLE ROW: ALP N ROCK KILLIAN UNISEX SWEATER $339; DELAINE & CO. MEN’S MERINO WOOL FULL ZIP SKI SWEATER $315; HEAD AMBER LEGACY SEQUIN EMBROIDERED CASHMERE AND MERINO PULLOVER $525

BOTTOM ROW: POLO RALPH LAUREN WOOL-CASHMERE TURTLENECK SWEATER $398; HELLY HANSEN WOMEN’S EDGE KNITTED MERINO SWEATER $80; WE NORWEGIANS SETESDAL HOODIE FLAG MERINO/CASHMERE BLEND SWEATER $399&

 

The Puff Stance

 

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Keep warm and toasty this winter with puffers for your feet! This collection of indoor/outdoor slippers can handle the elements, with traction and grip on the outside, and cozy insulation on the inside.

LEFT COLUMN: NEW BALANCE CARAVAN MID-MOC V2 $74.99. These slippers feature a water-resistant upper with fleece lining to keep feet warm and dry. A combination Ground Contact EVA and rubber outsole provides traction and durability.

HUNTER IN/OUT INSULATED SLIPPER $90. Providing endless comfort without compromising on style, these slippers have a fold-down heel and an elasticated channel along the topline for an adjustable fit. They are certified vegan, and crafted from recycled nylon with a thermal insulating microfiber layer.

KAMIK PUFFY SLIPPER $55. Vegan-friendly, these slippers have a soft quilted nylon upper and faux fur lining, removable EVA footbed for added cushioning and comfort, and non-marking, synthetic rubber outsole.

SANUK PUFFER CHILLER LOW $80. With retro puffer jacket-inspired uppers, 100% recycled mudguard, heel counters, and footbeds, Puffy Chiller Low SL will take comfy to previously unseen heights. 
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Bowling for Dollars

 

 

Last week Project ALS hosted their 24th Annual Gala, Tomorrow is Tonight, at Bowlero at Chelsea Piers. Rather than a typical black-tie dinner, we went bowling! The evening honored Ben Stiller, his wife Christine Taylor, and their kids Ella and Quin, who like its founders, have made Project ALS a family affair.

Project ALS was founded by sisters Valerie, Meredith, and Jenifer Estess. In 1998, Jenifer, a 35-year-old New York theater and film producer, was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that destroys nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain which control voluntary muscle movement, eventually leading to paralysis and death.

Prior to Jenifer’s diagnosis, the sisters had been planning to start an entertainment company. They had always wanted to work together and had just put together a business plan when out of nowhere Jenifer was diagnosed with ALS. “Her symptoms presented as unimpressive at first”, Valerie told me, “general weakness, getting tired after walking a couple blocks, muscle twitches and stuff like that. She went to the doctor who said nothing was wrong. Go see a shrink.” Read More

 

Orange Crush

 

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Get out and glow in fall’s favorite color! 

No matter the sport, indoors and out, orange has got you covered!

 
LEFT COLUMN: MONCLER GENIUS 2 1952 ACHILL HOODED JACKET $2360; SUPER73-Z1 EBIKE $1495; SUPERDRY WOOL BLEND RADAR GLOVES $22.95; PADMORE & BARNES SUEDE BOOT $185;

CENTER COLUMN: ATHLETIC PROPULSION LABS + MCLAREN HYSPEED $450; THE GET OUT ENAMELWARE SET (PLATE, BOWL, TUMBLER, MUG) $78; FILSON BIG GAME UPLAND HAT $95; SHINOLA RUNABOUT FOLDOVER TOTE $350

RIGHT COLUMN: 19-69 + PALM ANGELS LIMTED EDITION ORANGE KUSH EAU DE PARFUM $210; UNDERSUN FITNESS RESISTANCE BAND SET $59.21; ISABEL MARANT ALFORD CUT OUT MHAIR BLEND SWEATER $990; COROS VERTIX 2 GPS ADVENTURE WATCH $700

 

Chill Seekers

 

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Made for mountaineering, glacier glasses are designed to provide extra protection from the sun’s rays at altitude, intensified by extreme conditions. Their side shields keep the snow’s reflection out, and add a cool style element that have made them the sunglass of the season – even at sea level!

 
LEFT COLUMN: VON ZIPPER PSYCHWIG $220. The Psychwig reimagines classic glacier glasses for the modern adventurer — wherever they may travel. With their flat bridge, rounded base, and oversize lenses, they go from mountain towns to city streets with enhanced style appeal.

IZIPIZI GLACIER $80. Izipizi has created a line of cool and affordable sunglasses, which include glacier glasses too! In both a round and aviator design, and with a range of colors, they’ve got all the traditional features of a mountaineering frame with a chic everyday look.

JULBO VERMONT CLASSIC $149.95. Julbo has been making glacier glasses since 1888, time tested on such peaks such as Everest and K2. To celebrate their 125th anniversary, they have reissued the legendary Vermont Classic, their traditional mountaineering model with round lenses and leather side shields, in an array of fun and functional lens colors. Read More

 

Trick or Treat?

 

 
Reese’s or Justin’s… m&m’s or Unreal… the original or “healthy” brand… which one is really better for you? When it comes to candy what you think might be the healthier treat could be a trick. We consulted with our go-to nutrition and wellness expert Sarah Wragge to find out which is really the healthier version of the most popular candy and chocolate bars this Halloween.

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If you stick with the Organic Dark, Sarah says that Reese’s is actually better on the ingredient list than Justin’s. While they have relatively similar ingredients, the soy lecithin in Justin’s, even though it is organic, is an ingredient you might want to avoid. Soy is a common allergen for many people. Lecithin is a food additive generally used as an emulsifier or lubricant, the processing of which involves chemical solvents. Read More

 

Snow Falls at the Mall

 

 

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Some people go to the mall to shop, others to eat, some go the movies, or to hang out with their friends. At the American Dream mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey you can ski and snowboard too at Big Snow, North America’s only indoor, year-round, real-snow ski and snowboard facility.

About 20 minutes from Penn Station without traffic, Big Snow is situated across from Met Life stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets, in the middle of the mall. Just get off the escalator and there it is, alongside other stores and attractions. They make fresh snow and groom the hill every day, where the slogan goes “Every day is a Snow Day”.
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Get A Tan

 

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Quilted, fleece, shearling, bomber, corduroy, and more! There are endless style options for this fall’s jacket — all perfection in these tones of tans!

 
ROW 1: OUTDOOR VOICES REC-FLEECE SNAP JACKET $98; NILI LOTAN ELEANOR SHEARLING COAT $2995; RECTO BUTLER FAUX LEATHER CONTRAST COLLAR WOOL JACKET $590

ROW 2: HALFBOY CROPPED SHEARLING JACKET $2445; L.L.BEAN WOMEN’S CHORE JACKET $129; LOULOU STUDIO VIKA SHEARLING JACKET $1265

ROW 3: MARFA STANCE REVERSIBLE QUILTED SHELL JACKET $1290; BURBERRY CORDUROY AND LEATHER TRIMMED QUILTED JACKET $1150; CARHARTT WOMENS WESLEY WEATHERED DUCK JACKET $119

ROW 4: LORO PIANA RIBBED CASHMERE TRIMMED SUEDE BOMBER JACKET $6095; PATAGONIA FJORD 100% ORGANIC COTTON CORDUROY WITH 600-FILL 100% RECYCLED DOWN JACKET $329; TOTEME QUILTED COTTON CANVAS JACKET $600

 

Mask Up In The Pool

 

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AQUASPHERE VISTA; TYR ROGUE; ARENA THE ONE MASK; TYR ORION

 
While many swimmers prefer smaller goggles that sit inside the eye socket, others want bigger goggles for comfort and because they leave less of a mark. For those of us of a certain age, the imprint swim goggles leave around the eyes stays visible long after we’ve gotten out of the pool. The solution many have found, including this editor, are swim masks, the oversized goggles that have traditionally been for open water swimming.

Made for triathlon training and competition, these sleek swim masks feature a low profile design that eliminates drag. We demoed swim masks from TYR, Aquasphere, and Arena, and the wider design offers an extended field of vision, distortion free, which is just as nice in the pool as it is in open water. The soft silicone skirt that frame the orbital socket seal out water and are ultra-comfortable too.

Whether you’re lap swimming or Ironman training, these sleek swim masks are great alternative to oversized goggles. All are available in multiple lens tints and frame colors — and best of all, they don’t leave a mark! Read More

 

The Pink Pack

 

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. We honor and support the cause with this collection of sporty pink gear and accessories. Brands highlighted in pink like Ralph Lauren, The North Face, and Yeti have partnered with organizations such as Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF), Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC), and others to raise funds and awareness for prevention and life saving treatments.

COLUMN 1: DRAGON ALLIANCE NFX2 GOGGLES $200; RALPH LAUREN PINK PONY FLEECE SWEATPANTS $128; YETI LIMITED EDITION ROADIE HARD COOLER $250

COLUMN 2: THE NORTH FACE NUPTSE SHORT JACKET $280; PENNY SKATEBOARDS CACTUS WANDERLUST 22″ $140; ADIDAS TERREX FREE HIKER 2 BCA $200; GO PRO HERO 8 PINK SLEEVE & LANYARD $11.99

COLUMN 3: FRESHTHINGS FRAGMENTS X BICYCLE PLAYING CARDS $12; GOLDBERGH FREEZE GLOVES $219; COLUMN 4: NIKE SWOOSH WRISTBANDS $8; FISCHER RANGER SKIS 2023 $499.99

 

Pret-A-Sporter: The Spring 2023 Collections

 

WAVE POOLS

MOSCHINO ~ STELLA MCCARTNEY ~ DSQUARED2 ~ JW ANDERSON

 

The Spring 2023 Ready-To-Wear Collections are officially a wrap and once again it’s time for PRET-A-SPORTER — our semi-annual review of the sportiest looks from the runways of New York, London, Milan, and Paris. From rough and rugged, to sparkle and shine, designers found inspiration on the trail, waves, speedway, and gym for Spring 2023!

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School Days

 

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Go team!

Varsity style takes the field in this collection of sporty fall favorites.

 
LEFT COLUMN: GOLDEN BEAR THE HAYES LEATHER-PANELED WOOL-BLEND JACKET  $615; TODD SNYDER + CHAMPION LONG-SLEEVE TAB TEE $98: ROOTS OF FIGHT PELE BRAZIL #10 SHOTS $60; HILLFLINT VINTAGE CREWNECK SWEATSHIRT $45

CENTER COLUMN: EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS JACKIE ROBINSON 42 T-SHIRT $34; ADEL ERROR TENIT MUFFLER $365; J.CREW HERITAGE COTTON ROLLNECK LETTER SWEATER $118; ADIDAS CAMPUS ADV SHOES $85

RIGHT COLUMN: HOOD MERINO WOOL NEW YORK HAT $65; CHARLIE HUSTLE COLLEGE ROADSHOW SWEATPANTS $68; PRADA BASKETBALL $895

 

Field Station

 

FIELD STATION

AutoCamp has just introduced Field Station, their latest foray into revolutionizing the camping experience. AutoCamp was founded in 2013 and has redefined outdoor lodging by bringing uniquely modern hospitality to some of America’s most beautiful locations. Accommodations include Airstream suites and luxury tents in such destinations as Yosemite National Park, the Russian River Valley, Cape Cod, the Catskills, and Joshua Tree National Park.

With boutique-style amenities and mid-century modern design, AutoCamp invites people to experience nature and camping in a whole new way. Launching early 2023 in Moab, Utah, Field Station offers a more affordable option with the same modern design and outdoor spirit, in a traditional hotel footprint. Field Station is upcycling and renovating existing lodging and motels in prime outdoor destinations to provide inclusive, supportive, and sustainable basecamps for exploring nearby natural areas. Read More

 

Bright In The Shades

 

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On the run, bike, and street… see the world in technicolor. Multi-colored sunshields are the look in sport and designer eyewear this fall.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: NIKE VICTORY ROAD TINT $175; RUDY PROJECT SPINSHIELD AIR $169.99; BALENCIAGA WIRE CAT $685;   MYKITA & BERNHARD WILLHELM BLAZE $565; 100% HYPERCRAFT $185; ADIDAS SPORT INJECTED SHIELD $225

 

Meditation On The Run

 

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Whether you already meditate or want to get started, meditating while running is a different way to meditate and a different way to run. While running itself can be a meditative experience, when you combine it with a guided meditation it changes the experience. “Mindful running is the ability to run with a clear intention, fully connected in body and mind, free from distraction, and with an equal balance of focus and relaxation”, says Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of the popular meditation app Headspace.

At the core of meditation is the focus on staying present in the moment. The goal is to leave thoughts of the past behind and not get caught up in the future that has yet to happen. The breath is the tool that keeps you present by focusing on the rhythm of inhales and exhales — hard to ignore when running. Running can help you meditate and meditation can help you run. The two together can help make you better at both.

If you’re like most recreational runners, myself included, you run with music. Music gives you rhythm, energy, and motivation, but it’s also a distraction. It blocks out many sensations your body is feeling. There’s nothing wrong with that, but when you turn the music off, running becomes a different experience. You take in the sights and sounds. You become aware of your inhales and exhales. You hear the sound of your breath. I discovered how loud that can be when I tried the Mindful Running with Lynne Goldberg on the Breethe meditation app, which on that particular run was more labored than I realized. Read More

 

KIck Off: Designer vs. Sport Sneakers

 

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GOLDEN GOOSE BALL STAR $545 ~ CONVERSE PRO LEATHER OX ($ bid)

CELINE TRAINER MID CT-02 SNEAKER $790 ~ DIADORA MI BASKET $250

LANVIN CLAY SNEAKERS $645 ~ REEBOK CLUB C REVENGE $80

Designer on the left, originals on the right… it’s easy to see where the inspiration comes from in fashion’s hottest sneakers. Sport classics vs. trendy trainers — take your pick in the battle of the kicks!
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All The Trimmings

 

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Vintage tennis, cricket, and ski style translate into everyday style with these classic knits, complete with all the trimmings.

LEFT COLUMN: ADIDAS X GUCCI COTTON POLO $1400; WE WORE WHAT V-NECK POLO TANK $108; MARINE SERRE CABLE KNIT SHORT DRESS $1115

CENTER COLUMN: SANDRO DRISS WOOL CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN now $207.50; VUARNET RACING 1929 180° LARGE MONO-SCREEN PANORAMIC SUNGLASSES $290; KULE YALE COTTON BLEND SWEATER $278; LIVE THE PROCESS STRETCH KNIT SPORTSBRA now $70

RIGHT COLUMN: POLO RALPH LAUREN CABLE KNIT CRICKET MIDI SWEATER DRESS $498; DELAINE & CO. WOMEN’S MARINO FULL ZIP SKI SWEATER $270; TORY SPORT TECH PIQUE SIDE-SLIT TENNIS SKIRT $148

 

Glam Slam!

 

 

IMG and Spring Studios have joined forces for the creation of GLAM SLAM, a fashion meets sport experience happening during two of NYC’s most exciting tentpole franchises: the US Open, the last tennis major of the year, and New York Fashion Week (NYFW).

GLAM SLAM celebrates the intersection of tennis and style with match screenings, fashion panels, culinary offerings, DJ sets, and a different fashion pop-up shop takeover each day. Read More

 

Play All Day

 

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Keep the summer fun going this fall with these action-packed designer and sport pieces. Bright colors and graphic stripes make for a sporty look you’ll want to wear even when the workout is done!

LEFT COLUMN: GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE PALOMA RACERBACK DRESS $92. On court and off, this sporty racerback dress is ready to go with a built-in unitard and bra. It’s made from 79% recycled plastic bottles and recyclable with ReGirlfriend.

LILYBOD CALI LEGGING $70. With extra high rise, smooth sculpting fabric, and contrast bands on thigh and ankle, let them know you’ve come to play in these red hot statement leggings. Pair with matching Rowie XR sportbra.

COLUMN 2: TRACKSMITH BELL LAP TOP $75. Set the pace in this sleek, runner’s crop top designed to perform from training to race day. The speed-ready silhouette features deep cut shoulders for an unrestricted arm swing. Soft compression fabric offers plenty of support for fast runs with the comfort to go the distance.

THE UPSIDE PACIFIC SPEECHLESS KNIT SHORTS $90. These shorty shorts are made from a stretch organic cotton-blend with rainbow knit stripes on sides. Pair with multi-striped Rory Knit sportbra. Read More

 

Twinning Ways

 

2022 US OPEN

Throughout her career, Serena Williams has made as big a statement on the tennis court with her fashion as she has with her indomitable style of play. From the one-legged catsuits, to the collaborations with Virgil Abloh, to the shimmering black dress she has donned for this year’s US Open — Serena has continually pushed boundaries and redefined the style of the game.

When Serena took the court on Monday night for her first match of the 2022 US Open, possibly the last of her career, we knew she’d be wearing an outfit to mark the occasion. Designed like a black cocktail dress, with long sheer sleeves, a crystal covered bodice, and six layered skirt — one for each US Open she has won – Serena did not disappoint. Neither did her daughter Olympia, watching her mom from the stands in a mini version of the same dress and black NikeCourt Flares embellished with crystal swooshes. Read More

 

Neutral Territory

 

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Ease into fall with these transitional pieces that go all day in effortless style. Workout, hang out, out and about, mix and match these essentials for everyday or a weekend getaway.

 
LEFT COLUMN: JACQUEMUS LE GILET NOUÉ TWISTED CROP CARDIGAN $425. Inspired by the classic ballet wrap sweater, this chic cropped and twisted cardigan can be paired as easily with a unitard as a skirt for easy all day style.

TILLEY T3 COTTON DUCK HAT $99. The original Tilley hat with 40 years of history, the T3 is an outdoor favorite but with plenty of style for town. With a lifetime guarantee, it features snap-up sides, ventilating grommets, DWR finish, and is rated UPF 50+.

INTERMIX LOU BELTED TWILL JUMPSUIT $368. The jumpsuit is this fall’s must-have, and this Intermix in-house design embodies effortless utilitarian-chic. The Lou jumpsuit is cut from twill with cargo pockets and a tie-belt, and dresses up or down with a heel or sneaker. Read More

 

Chronological Order

 

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From deep seas, to motor speedways, to the moon and back, the chronograph watch has a long history of precise timekeeping for those whom every second counts. For the rest of us, they are the ultimate in style when it comes to a sports watch. Distinguished by their stopwatch design and functionality, with 3 dials that time elapsed seconds, minutes, and hours, plus a numbered bezel, there are endless variations as seen in this collection. Playful to refined, classic to modern, affordable to ultra luxe… we’ve got the chronograph for everyone and every budget:

ROW 1: ROLEX COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA “PAUL NEWMAN” $335,ooo; BREMONT SUPERMARINE CHRONO JET $6995; LIV GX-AC SIGNATURE ORANGE $1090; BREITLING SUPEROCEAN HERITAGE B01 CHRONOGRAPH $7950

ROW 2: BVLGARI X DUCATI SPECIAL EDITION $5000; TUDOR HERITAGE CHRONO $4525; HAMILTON AMERICAN CLASSIC CHRONO-MATIC 50 LIMITED EDITION $2495; ZENITH CHRONOMASTER OPEN $10000

ROW 3: OMEGA SPEEDMASTER CHRONOSCOPE CO‑AXIAL MASTER $8650; NIXON 51-30 CHRONOGRAPH $500; CITIZEN PROMASTER SAILHAWK $495; SWATCH TECKNO BLACK $210

 

Gallery Hopping: The Art of Sport

 

 

There are currently four must-see sport themed installations and exhibitions on view sure to pique anyone’s interest, sports fan or not. From basketball in Marseille, to football (soccer) in London, to baseball and Title IX in the USA, these shows take an inside look at the most popular sports through a unique set of lenses: design, photography, architecture, and history. Should you be traveling abroad or staying closer to home this summer, be sure to catch these shows before they close!
 
FOOTBALL: DESIGNING THE BEAUTIFUL GAME (above)
The Design Museum
Kensington, London
April 8 – August 29, 2022 (closing soon)

With 2022 marking 150 years of The Football Association in the UK, Football: Designing the Beautiful Game showcases how design has pushed the world’s most popular sport to new limits. Produced in partnership with the National Football Museum in Manchester, the show features over 500 historical objects, films, and interviews with club legacies and such legends as Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelé), Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona, and more.

Visitors can look forward to immersive stadium reconstructions and tours of some of the world’s most important football venues which explore how football helped shape communities. This includes destinations such as Wembley, Stamford Bridge and San Siro, alongside future-facing projects from leading industry figures like Herzog & de Meuron, Populous and Zaha Hadid Architects. From design enthusiasts to football fans, the show caters to all. Read More

 

Higher Ground

 

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Training day to race day, get a boost from the max cushioning of the new fleet of running shoes. Don’t be fooled by their ultra comfort, these performance trainers are built for speed with energy returning technology, rocker design propulsion, and responsive cushioning every stride.

 
LEFT COLUMN: ON RUNNING CLOUDMONSTER $169. Ultra comfort meets superior performance in the Cloudmonster, that features ON’s massive CloudTec® cushioning in a bold rocker shape for more energy return and propulsion.

SAUCONY ENDORPHIN PRO 3 $225. Designed for speed with a carbon-fiber plate and max stack of cushioning, the Endorphin Pro 3 adds SPEEDROLL technology that propels you forward for the ultimate go-fast experience.

NIKE ZOOMX INVINCIBLE RUN FLYKNIT 2 $180. Responsive and lightweight Nike ZoomX foam is molded in a rocker shape, that provides support, cushioning, and flexibility throughout your stride. Wide, exaggerated shape at the forefoot and heel offers a more stable ride. Read More

 

Track & Field of Dreams

 

Clockwise top left: Bill Dellinger and Jim Bailey training at Hayward Field in 1955; The mythical Steve Prefontaine, University of Oregon’s famed alumni and one of the greatest runners ever, whose life was tragically cut short at age 24 in a car accident; Newly renovated Hayward Field; The women of gold medal winning Team USA 4 x 100m relay; Seiko Prospex Speedtimer World Athletics Championships Oregon22 Limited Edition
 

The 2022 World Athletics Championships concluded last weekend with another thrilling gold medal performance by Team USA in the Womens 4 x 400m relay anchored by Sydney McLaughlin. It was a blazing follow-up performance for this running sensation who had broken her own world record once again on Friday night in the 400m hurdles with a dominating gold medal win. The Team USA women also took gold in the 4 x 100 relay on Saturday, shocking favored Jamaica with a upset win.

These were just a few of the highlights that made these World Championships so memorable — especially for this editor who had the opportunity to attend as a guest of Seiko, the Official Timekeeper, and run a lap on the same storied track as the world’s greatest runners.

For the first time in history the World Athletics Championships were hosted in the US at legendary Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Otherwise known as TrackTown USA, it was in Eugene that Nike was born, and where its co-founder, University of Oregon Track & Field head coach Bill Bowerman famously created the first waffle trainer that Nike would later produce, inspired by his wife’s waffle iron. Bowerman was the head coach from 1948-1972, succeeding Bill Hayward for whom the field is named. Read More

 

Leave No Trace: Sheer Sun Protection

 

THE CLEAREST & SHEEREST MINERAL-BASED SUNSCREENS

 
When it comes to choosing sunscreen there are essentially two choices: mineral-based and chemical. By the names of the categories you can guess which one is better for your skin and the environment. The main active ingredients in mineral-based sunscreens (also called physical sunscreens) are zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide, recognized as “safe and effective” by the FDA. They sit on top of the skin like a protective barrier, as opposed to chemical sunscreens which are absorbed into skin. Chemical sunscreens often contain active ingredients shown to be toxic to the body and environment, and damaging to marine life and the coral reefs as well.

The zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in mineral sunscreens provide broad spectrum sun protection from both UVA and UVB rays, but the problem has traditionally been the chalky white residue they leave on the skin. This summer’s new class of mineral sunscreens rub in fast and clear, with the addition of skin hydrating, nourishing, and anti-aging plant based oils and natural ingredients. Many offer the added benefits of “non-nano zinc oxide”, which can be considered safer as they are less likely to be absorbed into skin than super-small nanoparticles.

Running, surfing, cycling, swimming… your favorite outdoor sports require the strongest, waterproof and sweat-proof protection. From drugstore to sport to boutique brands, these are 15 are our favorite mineral based sunscreens:
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Catch Every Wave: Chronicles of Surf

 

 

 

IMAGES FROM TOP: SURFER MAGAZINE: 1960-2020; INTO THE WILD; AFROSURF

 

From the beaches of Southern California to the shores of Africa, a summer swell of photographic surf tomes — SURFER MAGAZINE: 1960-2020, INTO THE WILD, and AFROSURF — celebrate and explore the rich history and culture of the sport through a diverse spectrum of lenses:

In its six decades in print, Surfer magazine was considered “the bible of surfing” before it ceased its print edition in 2020. SURFER MAGAZINE: 1960-2020, culls together the most iconic covers and pages from the magazine’s history to create a curated anthology on the evolution of the sport, and its style, design, and culture.

INTO THE WILD is a vibrant celebration of surf life captured by fashion photographer Matthew Brookes, who followed a group of young surfers from Venice Beach on their adventures up and down the California coast. The result is a documentary of van culture, and the story of youth who follow their passion — living for the simple joy of surf, travel, and freedom as they chase the waves.

AFROSURF showcases the beauty and diversity of African surf culture in a rich and colorful collection of profiles, essays, photographs, and illustrations that for the first time showcases the surfers of Africa’s vast coastline — from Morocco to Somalia, Senegal to Mozambique, South Africa and beyond. This vibrant book is the creation of Mami Wata, a Cape Town surf company dedicated to the power of African surf. Read More

 

What a Jerky!

 

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Gourmet flavors, grass fed beef, no sulfites or preservatives… artisanal beef, chicken, turkey, and even venison, bison, and plant-based jerky have come a long way from your grandpa’s Slim Jim. And then there are Biltongs, similar to jerky, but actually cured and marinated air-dried meat. In sticks, bars, or bite-sized pieces, these tasty high-protein snacks are perfect for those on a Paleo or Keto diet — or anyone who enjoys a savory treat. Try them in a salad, on a pizza, or on your charcuterie plate too!

 
STRYVE BEEF BILTONG. Biltong is traditional South African cured and marinated air-dried meat, as opposed to jerky which is cooked. It is prepared with just vinegar, salt, and spices, and often a cleaner option than jerky. Stryve beef biltong is made with grass-fed beef (so no antibiotics or hormones), and without sugar, nitrates, or preservatives.

THE NEW PRIMAL MEAT STICKS. Chicken, Beef, Turkey… The New Primal uses only 100% grass-fed beef and hormone/antibiotic-free turkey and chicken in their all-natural meat sticks. High in protein and zero sugar, they are Whole30 approved, certified Paleo, Keto, and Gluten-Free.

BROOKLYN BILTONG. Brooklyn Biltong is handcrafted with grass-fed beef, vinegar, salt, and spices in mouthwatering flavors like Steakhouse and Lemon Pepper, along with Naked which is salt and vinegar only. Officially Whole30 approved, there are no sugars or artificial preservatives added. Read More

 

Air & Water

 

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By the pool, on the trail, in the garden these open air slides and sandals offer fun and functional style wherever summer takes you — and are made for the water too!

 
LEFT COLUMN: ADIDAS ADILETTE CLOG $35. From the pool to the street, keep the cool and comfy vibe going with these aerated adidas clogs. Based on the adidas pool slide, they’re made to get wet, and feature contoured footbeds for all day comfort.

HOKA HOPARA $135. For the outdoor adventurer, the Hopara can handle any terrain, wet or dry, with strategic cutouts for drainage and breathability, neoprene collar, and a rugged rubber outsole for traction.

UGG SPORT YEAH $60. Made with cushy molded water-resistant foam. the Sport Yeah is perfect for pool days, beach days, and summer days. It functions as a sandal or slide with a detachable, logo-print backstrap. Read More

 

Pride & Games

 

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We celebrate PRIDE this June, the annual monthlong awareness and education campaign for LGBTQIA+ rights, that hits its peak this Sunday, June 26th with the NYC Pride March. This sporty collection waves the colors of the rainbow flag loud and proud as a beacon of diversity, hope, and change.

 
LEFT COLUMN: DEVEREUX GOOD VIBES POLO $64. This performance polo is designed for pickleball, golf, tennis, and all your favorite fun and games.

LOVE & SPORTS PRIDE JOGGER PANTS $26. From the Love & Sports Pride Collection, a new line of stylishly affordable activewear exclusively at Walmart, these super soft joggers are designed for days when comfort reigns supreme.

NETTIE PICKLEBALL FAMILY SET $289. With the pickleball craze sweeping the nation, get family and friends all playing with this set of 4 colorful paddles, 4 pickleballs, and 4 headbands too!

CENTER COLUMN: DRIES VAN NOTEN RAINBOW BUCKET HAT now $172. This vibrant twill bucket hat features ombré rainbow shades, and is constructed with a shape-holding topstitched brim to shield face from the sun. Read More

 

The Outdoorsman

 

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Hiking, paddling, trail running, camping, surfing… Outdoor Retailer is the premiere tradeshow, showcasing the outdoor industry’s newest gear, apparel, and accessories for these sports and more. Just back from the show, we previewed the coolest new stuff to come for 2023 — and discovered great gifts for that sporty dad available now!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP RIGHT: HARI MARI MEN’S DUNES FLIP FLOPS $55. These all-weather, adventure-ready, water-loving flip flops are ultra-comfortable too. MemoryFoamToe™ post eliminates break-in period for instant comfort, and footbed features water siping channels to keep feet from slipping when wet. Boat-safe outsoles provide extra grip with 100% rubber traction.

SHWOOD CAMP TOPO SUNGLASSES $79. Built with adventure in mind, the CAMP Eyewear collection merges rugged durability with classic style and an added natural twist. The mixed-materials of the collection feature signature Shwood inlaid wood panels on temples. Lenses provide 100% UVA/UVB protection and glasses come with custom sleeping bag travel pouch.

DECATHLON QUECHUA HIKING BACKPACK 30L NH500 $49.99. This stylish, waterproof, and versatile daypack is made for the trail but with a refined style for everyday carry. Strap on trekking poles or slide in your laptop, the Quechua is equipped to handle it all with its foam-padded back and straps, chest strap and waist belt, 5 zipped pockets, 2 water bottle holders, external straps and loops. Read More

 

Guilt-Free Chocolate…

 

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If you’ve got a sweet tooth, chocolate is the best way to indulge. Dark chocolate has particular health benefits, as a rich source of antioxidants and minerals, beneficial for the cardiovascular system as well. Here are a few of our favorite chocolates we give you permission to try… but please consume responsibly!

ROW 1: QUEST FUDGEY BROWNIE BAR. Quest is best known for their protein bars, but have introduced a line of ridiculously delicious candy bars with just 4g net carbs, 1g sugar, 9g fiber, and 12g protein too.

SKINNY DIPPED SUPER DARK & SEA SALT ALMONDS. Take omega-6 rich almonds, dip them in extra dark vegan chocolate, and your day just got a whole lot sweeter – even with less sugar added! 1 serving of 16 almonds has 130 calories, 13g of healthy fats, 4g sugar, and 5g protein. Also try Skinny Dipped Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

HU SIMPLE DARK CHOCOLATE. USDA Certified Organic, Paleo, vegan and dairy-free, Hu 70% cocoa dark chocolate bars are made with the simplest of ingredients and sweetened with unrefined, fiber rich, coconut sugar. 1/2 bar has 180 calories with 13g healthy fats, 13g carbs, and 3g fiber. Check out delicious Hu Hunks chocolate covered almonds too! Read More

 

In The AARMY Now

 

 

“I’m originally from Malaysia and moved here for grad school. I just graduated with an MBA in finance. I came here alone and the only person I knew in this whole country was my boyfriend (now fiancé). I thought no big deal, but it was during the pandemic when gyms were closed. Even school was online, so I didn’t have any friends. It was tough. I started coming to AARMY last May when they reopened, and began meeting people. I went from 1 practice a week to multiple times a day. Now I literally have a whole group of friends that I can’t imagine life without.”

–Shobana Prabakaran (bottom left), 26

PHOTOGRAPHS BY GABRIELLE REVERE

For people who enjoy group fitness classes, the reason is usually more than the workout. It’s the group. Some call it a tribe. Others a cult. But it’s a community of like-minded individuals who have found the combination of workout and instructor they love that motivates them unlike any other. They are kindred spirits who come together to sweat together, to push their bodies beyond their expectations and perceived limits, beyond what they believe is possible when training on their own.

This shared fitness experience bonds people, builds friendships, and creates a special alchemy that is addictive — especially when endorphins are surging, and bodies start to transform. For Shobana Prabakaran, Anjali Shah, Mouna Kammoun, Katie Ambrosi, and Vera Papisova (bottom left to right), that place is AARMY. In my years of taking group fitness classes, I’ve never seen a stronger group of women or sculpted physiques to match.
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The Coolest Coolers

 

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As summer kicks off, we’ve got the coolest coolers in every size and shape. From the backyard to the beach to the campsite, chill out with your favorite drinks wherever and whenever you want a cold one.

ROW 1: STOIC HYBRID BACKPACK COOLER $149.95. This 28 liter waterproof backpack holds and keeps 24 cans chilled. Compression-molded bottom increases durability. Handy bottle opener is attached too.

MOBOT BIG BERTHA 40 OZ. FOAM ROLLER WATER BOTTLE $59.95. It’s a foam roller. It’s a water bottle. It’s conveniently two-in-one, sustainably built with high-density, non-toxic foam and 100% recycled stainless steel. Available in smaller sizes too.

YETI SILO 6G WATER COOLER $300. Take the water cooler to go for icy hydration anywhere you want it. Yeti is the gold standard in coolers with its Permafrost Insulation, Interlock Lid, and Coldlock Insulation that blocks out heat and locks in cold. Read More

 

Tennis Whites… And Greeens & Yellows!

 

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Grassy greens, day-glo yellows, Wimbledon whites… tennis is serving up style, on court and off, with its signature colors in full bloom for summer!

LEFT COLUMN: L’ETOILE SPORT RACQUET WOOL INTARSIA KNIT SWEATER $195; ELEVEN BY VENUS WILLIAMS BREAKPOINT COLORBLOCK TENNIS SKIRT $78; KULE WOMEN’S COURTSIDE SOCK $28; GUCCI BASKET SNEAKER $1420

CENTER COLUMN: ERES NAUTICA COURSE SWIMSUIT $515; CHINATOWN MARKET X SMILEY TENNIS BALLS 3 PACK $39.99; LACOSTE RUNWAY SPRING SUMMER 2022 (STAGED TENNIS COURT!)

RIGHT COLUMN: LORO PIANA WAIKIKI LEATHER-TRIMMED SUEDE SLIDES $850; MARYSIA SERENA SCALLOPED RECYCLED SEERSUCKER TENNIS DRESS $399; WILSON CUSTOM DESIGN YOUR OWN RACQUET $309; S’WELL MATCH POINT CRINK CHILLER $20; LACOSTE RACERBACK SPORTSBRA $90; BOTTEGA VENETA WEBBING BAG $2500

 

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

 

Title IX: Activism On and Off the Field

 

The 1982 Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters basketball team, winner of the inaugural NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

 
On view May 13 to September 4 at the New-York Historical Society is Title IX: Activism On and Off the Field, a new exhibition that commemorates the 50th anniversary of Title IX. This groundbreaking legislation that reshaped womens’ sports in America was an addition to the Education Amendments Act of 1972 that prohibited discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal assistance.

Title IX is Best known for its twin flashpoints of sports and sexual harassment. The exhibition traces its evolution through the work of those whose personal and professional experiences with sex discrimination in education and federal government agencies made them advocates for Title IX. There are personal items, photographs, and a re-creation of a campus kiosk advertising Take Back the Night demonstrations over the last 30 years, which in the 70’s became the first worldwide movement to combat sexual violence.
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The Lightweights

 

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Cycling, running, paddling, hiking…
get in gear with this collection of super lightweight and performance driven equipment that all together weighs less than 50 lbs!

SPECIALIZED S-WORKS AETHOS DURA-ACE DI2 BIKE $14,000. Top off the world’s lightest frame with Shimano’s legendary Dura-Ace Di2 groupset and Roval’s featherweight Alpinist wheels for the ultimate ride. With its clean and minimal design, and weighing in at 14 lbs, Aethos puts the focus on a great cycling experience for those riders who appreciate the performance of a high-end racing bike more than just winning races.

NIKE ZOOMX VAPORFLY NEXT% 2 $250. Weighing just 6.6 oz, the Vaporfly NEXT% 2 is Nike’s fastest and one of the lightest carbon fiber racing shoes you can buy. It offers the record-breaking technology that has propelled pros like Eliud Kipchoge across the finish line, with an upper redesigned for everyday comfort and durability.

100% HYPERCRAFT $165. The frameless 100% Hypercraft shield is incredibly lightweight yet durable at just 23 grams with its UltraCarbon™ technology. Streamlined laser cut rimless shield with aerodynamic ventilation; crack resistant Ultra HD lenses; and 5.5-base cylindrical shield lens for increased peripheral combine for superior performance, optics, and protection. Also available is smaller Hypercraft XS. Read More

 

Surf + Turf

 

SALT + SNOW FAMILY AND FOUNDERS

Salt + Snow is a new sport apparel e-commerce site curated and targeted to the ski, surf, and outdoor adventure loving woman. Co-founded by “Chief Adventurists” and friends, Kathy Thomas and Sara Zilkha, the site is designed to be an online marketplace and gathering spot for the female athlete — that beyond shopping is an insider’s guide to the travel, gear, food, and lifestyle that accompanies these sports.

Kathy and Sara met as fellow moms with kids at the same school in NYC. Picked to work on the school auction together, they were joined at the hip for a year, and so successful as a team that they went on to chair the event for 3 years. During that time Kathy invited Sara on a surf trip, a passion she had discovered in her 40’s. It imbued in Sara the same love of the sport. They kept their friendship and surf trips going, even after Sara moved to Aspen with her family.

It was on one of these surf trips that Salt + Snow was conceived. It began as a conversation about their shared obsession for adventure travel. For Kathy it was surf and ski, and for Sara it was other outdoor sports. Both were the types who would plan trips for their friends. In fact, Kathy had been organizing active vacations she called “Chicks on Sticks” for mountain adventures, and “Out the Back” for surfing. Read More

 

Something Seedy

 

Missing those Crunchy Carbs? Look no further than these seedy snacks! Pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, flax, and chia seeds are loaded with protein, fiber, and those healthy Omega-3 fats, as well as vitamins and minerals. Plus, they are low in carbs, gluten-free, and keto-friendly.

Certain seeds like sesame and flax, have unique health benefits. They are high in lignans, which act as powerful antioxidants. In fact, sesame seeds are the best known dietary source of lignans, which along with the fiber and Omega-3 fats, can help reduce cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation, and other risk factors for heart disease. Other seeds like pumpkin and sunflower are high in magnesium which can help stabilize blood sugar levels.

Then you have chia seeds which are one of the best fuel sources for endurance athletes. They expand up to ten times their original size when soaked in water, and form a gel-like substance that slows the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar to fuel the body longer. With their extreme absorbency, they also help prevent dehydration. Read More

 

Boogie Nights

 

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Roller Girl goes glam! Roller skating is back on four wheels with designers and streetwear brands adding sparkle and shine to these sport inspired looks.

 
LEFT COLUMN: DIOR VIBE BOMBER JACKET $2350. This track jacket style bomber is ready to roll in a fluorescent blue and white technical cashmere jacquard. Pair with matching Dior Vibe shorts and complete the look for full effect!

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI SEQUIN SHORTS $3500. Shimmer and shine all day and night in these sequin crocheted, cotton and crepe de chine shorts.

CYNTHIA ROWLEY RHINESTONE JUMPER $295. This crystal embellished sweatshirt has added style with a cropped fit and high-low hem. Pair with Crystal Sweatpants. Also available in white, black, and a lavender/blue ombre.

VON DUTCH GLITTER TRUCKER HAT $89. Put on your party hat — your classic Von Dutch snapback trucker that is — gone glitter and glam. Read More

 

Mountain Lines

 

SOHEI NISHINO | MOUNTAIN LINE, MOUNT FUJI, 2022

Now on view at Michael Hoppen Gallery is the newest mountainscape by Sohei Nishino, Mountain Line, Mount Fuji, 2022. It is a follow up his 2019 work to Mountain Lines, Everest, created with his signature technique. Nishino combines photography, collage, and psychogeography to create large scale experiential prints of urban and natural landscapes, constructed with thousands of images.

Drawing inspiration from 18th century Japanese mapmaking, Nishino uses photographs as geographical representation, but with a subjective point of view. From a distance, his maps are almost abstract. Each work is pieced together with images of both people and places, and it is not until we examine closer that the full experience unfolds. (Details below) Read More

 

Earth Day Earth Play

 

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Get outside, go for a walk, hit the trail! Nature’s playground is waiting for you to celebrate Earth Day with this fun collection of outdoor styles and gear!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: RALPH LAUREN RLX HIGH-PILE RIPSTOP-TRIM JACKET $398. This relaxed-fitting, cropped funnelneck jacket is made from recycled high-pile fleece. It’s detailed with a ripstop nylon storm guard and hem for a look that’s made for town or country.

LEKI JANNU FX TA TREKKING POLES $149. Trekking poles add speed and stability to any hike, and added support when backpacking. Designed specifically for women, Leki Jannu FX TA poles feature a push-button release that quickly deploys the poles, which also fold into 3 sections, 15 in. when collapsed.

MERRELL JUNGLE MOC EXPLORER $104.95. This suede leather and textile moc has the grip and traction you need on a variety of terrain. They feature contrasting toggle lace closure for adjustable comfort and easy on and off. Read More

 

The Skinny on Strong

 

 

It’s Saturday morning at Barry’s Bootcamp and class is packed for a newer workout called LIFT. There are no treadmills or running in this class. The entire 50 minutes is floorwork only, in the same circuit format Barry’s regulars know so well, but slower paced with heavier weights designed to work muscles to exhaustion. For people who don’t like to run, this class has become super popular, while those who don’t like to lift have found a fun and motivating environment to get that essential strength training done.

The benefits of strength training cannot be overstated, yet many of us, this editor included, choose cardio and HIIT classes, opting for what we assume is a better calorie or fat burning workout. The irony is muscle mass is more metabolically efficient, and research has shown our metabolic rate is boosted up to 72 hours after a strength-training workout. It can help decrease abdominal fat as well. (Healthline)

In addition, weight training supports all those cardio activities by building strength, improving mobility, and increasing range of motion to help prevent sidelining injuries. For women especially, as we age and become more susceptible to osteoporosis, strength training is essential to keep bones strong. Despite all this supporting information however, many women have stayed away from weight training for fear they would get too big and muscular — a myth the steroid filled heyday of bodybuilding helped propagate. Read More

 

Hands Free Toting

 

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Rugged but stylish, these versatile tote packs offer the convenience of a backpack with the style of a tote, and multiple modes of portage for your daily essentials.

ROW 1: OSPREY ARCANE TOTE PACK $110. The recycled Arcane Tote Pack is made from 13.5 plastic bottles. It features tuckaway tote and back straps, and built-in self-locking hook to keep essentials safe.

FJALLRAVEN VARDAG TOTE PACK $75. The Vardag is made from durable G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco S fabric with a reinforced base to stay upright. The roomy main compartment has a padded laptop sleeve, and quick-access pockets for other essentials.

THE NORTH FACE BOREALIS TOTE $79. This tote hybrid of the iconic Borealis backpack features a stand-up design with a padded laptop/tablet sleeve, internal organizational pockets, and bungee compression cords on front and sides.

ROW 2: MYSTERY RANCH MARKET 18L BACKPACK $74.95. This minimal tote pack is made from a soft but durable textured polyester. It features a foam back panel, interior and exterior zippered pockets, along with an upright water bottle sleeve inside.
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A Special IRONMAN

 

STILLS FROM A SPECIAL OLYMPICS STORY: CHRIS NIKIC

On November 7, 2020, Chris Nikic crossed the finish line of the Ironman triathlon in Panama City Beach, Florida in 16:46:09 — 14 minutes under the 17-hour cutoff time. But in completing the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run, Chris became the first man with Down syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon. One year prior, he had been unable to do a single push-up.

The documentary A Special Olympics Story: Chris Nikic debuted last week for World Down Syndrome Day and tells the inspirational story of how this Special Olympics Champion Ambassador was able to accomplish this unfathomable feat with a simple mantra: get 1% better everyday.

Chris was introduced to Special Olympics through a golf skills program when he was 9 years old, and soon began participating in other sports like basketball, athletics, and swimming as well. Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, and provides training for more than 6 million athletes in more than 190 countries around the globe. Read More

 

The Tennis Set

 

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The cable knit v-neck, sweater vest, maroon and navy palette, stripe trims… spring style takes its inspiration from the timeless looks of the tennis court, reinterpreting and reissuing the classics.

COLUMN 1 FROM LEFT: BROOKS BROTHERS SUPIMA COTTON CLASSIC CABLE TENNIS SWEATER VEST $98; KULE THE VERNE COTTON WOOL BLEND CREW NECK SWEATER $348; CHANEL PRE-OWNED LOGO PRINTED RAQUET & TENNIS BALL SET $2125

COLUMN 2: ROWING BLAZERS X FIRSTPORT PARIS COTTON TENNIS TEE $48; DIOR THREE-QUARTER SLEEVE TRICOLOR WOOL AND CASHMERE KNIT SWEATER $1550; PALM ANGELS LOGO EMBOSSED TENNIS SNEAKERS $375

COLUMN 3: LA LIGNE MERINO WOOL SWEATER $325; GUCCI ELASTIC STRIPE HEADBAND $290; COLUMN 4: THE UPSIDE GAIA PIPER V-NECK COTTON BLEND CARDIGAN $149; SPLITS59 BIANCA TECHFLEX SPORTSBRA $138; PERFECT MOMENT SIDE STRIPE JOGGING PANTS $185

 

Hot Technologies

 

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Flyknit, body mapping, ergonomic tech weaves… it’s spring cling from the runway to the gym in these shape shifting styles.

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: BALMAIN CROPPED KNIT SWEATER $1695 & LEGGINGS $1995. Strutting down the runway for Spring 2022 came Balmain’s cut-out, interwoven, body hugging knits — sweaters, leggings, dresses, and dresses — with a sexy but sporty vibe guaranteed to heat up the season.

NIKE FE/NOM FLYKNIT SPORTSBRA $80. Get shape, support, and compression in one seamless sportsbra with flyknit technology that’s breathable, flexible, and ultra-comfortable. Racerback adds freedom of movement with a look that doubles as a crop top.

FALKE ERGONOMIC SPORT SYSTEM STRETCH-KNIT T-SHIRT $150. This tech T-shirt is knit woven from a stretch fabric that’s compressive and quick-drying. Performance body-contouring detail enhances fit with with added style. Read More

 

The Smart Ones

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: TONAL, MIRROR, OXEFIT, TEMPO STUDIO, TEMPO MOVE, NORDIC TRACK VAULT

With more people working out at home, the all-in-one home gym has become increasingly popular. Many will remember the multi-station Universal and Bowflex that packed an entire gym into one apparatus, but with the boom in smart technology and connected fitness, brands like Mirror, Tonal, and Tempo have redefined the genre.

High-tech and interactive, these machines offer personalized weight training and fitness classes in a sleek and modern package that has made the all-in-one a featured showpiece in the home. With the world’s best athletes like LeBron James, Serena Williams, and Lindsay Vonn recently endorsing different brands, these machines offer performance to match. Read More

 

Pret-A-Sporter: The Fall 2022 Collections

 
 
PRET-A-SPORTER!

MIU MIU ~ HERMES ~ MARINE SERRE ~ VICTORIA BECKHAM

 

The Fall 2022 Ready-To-Wear Collections are officially a wrap and once again it’s time for PRET-A-SPORTER — our semi-annual review of the sportiest looks from the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris. Designers hit the gym, slopes, speedway, and courts with some pumped up looks for Fall 2022!

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Trail Blazers

 

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Snowy treks, spring hikes, summer sights… these hiking boots are ready for any adventure with colorful style that’s blazing the trail.

LEFT COLUMN: SALEWA MTN TRAINER LITE MID GTX $199.95. With the technical features designed for alpine hiking and backpacking adventures, this lightweight mid-cut boot has a waterproof Gore-Tex® breathable lining; high-rebound EVA midsoles; and versatile tread for grip, cushioning, and support through mud, ice, rock, and snow.

ASOLO FALCON GV WOMEN $249.95. Durability, traction, and comfort combine to make the Falcon GV your ideal boot for summer hiking excursions and everyday outings. With its strong suede upper, reinforced toe cap, Gore-Tex® Extended Comfort lining, and Vibram MegaGrip rubber sole, the Falcon GV can scramble up rough terrain and then take to the streets all in breathable comfort.

DIEMME CIVETTA MENS $445. A lighter alternative to Diemme’s Everest Boot, the Civetta can take on mountain peeks with style for city streets. With tough nylon mesh and and suede uppers, a wraparound rubber waterguard, and Vibram® rubber outsoles, the Civetta provides stability and grip on any terrain, and wet weather protection. Read More

 

Yellow and Blue

 

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At the State of the Union this week we saw the Capitol seats filled with yellow and blue in solidarity with Ukraine. It inspired this sporty collection as a way to show our love and support for the people of Ukraine, and you can too. Proceeds from our affiliate commission on any sale will be donated to Unicef.

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CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: NIKE WAFFLE TRAINER 2 SD $109; KIDS WORLDWIDE “WE LOVE YOU” RECYCLED ORGANIC COTTON HOODIE $255; DONNI VINTAGE FLEECE GEM SWEATPANTS $170; RAY-BAN SHINY GOLD YELLOW PHOTOCHROMIC SUNGLASSES NOW $79.50; JESSICA BIALES YELLOW AND BLUE COLLEGIATE SIGNET RING $2420; STELLA MCCARTNEY PERFORATED VEGETARIAN LEATHER CAMERA BAG $770; RETROSPEC BEAUMONT 7-SPEED CITY BIKE $399.99; LE ORE ANDRIA SCOOP NECK SPORTS BRA $68

 

It’s Rad!

 

 

In celebration of the 35th anniversary and 4K restoration of the famed 1986 BMX racing movie Rad, GT Bicycles has just released the limited edition Rad Pro-Series 29, inspired by the film’s hero, Cru Jones. This 80’s cult classic stars favorites from the day like Lori Loughlin (Full House), Talia Shire (Rocky), and Ray Walston (My Favorite Martian). It’s the timeless sport tale of a hometown kid taking on the best in the world against the odds.

“Rad Racing Team” is the name of the fictional sponsor the town rallies to create in order for Cru to qualify for “Helltrack”, a grueling local championship race where the sport’s best have come to compete. The movie introduced Bart Connor – 1984 Olympic gold medal gymnast – as the top BMX rider to beat. Lori Loughlin plays Cru’s love interest, a hot BMX rider herself, who pushes Cru to make his dreams come true. Read More

 

Get Well Soon!

 

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YOUR AT-HOME WELLNESS ESSENTIALS KIT!

Surround yourself in calm, cozy, comfort from head to toe, with simple pleasures to soothe body and soul. Aromatherapy, infrared heat, muscle massage, deep meditation, a relaxing soak… restorative wellness treatments that can be experienced in the comfort of home.

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LEFT COMUMN: AESOP PTOLEMY AROMATIQUE CANDLE $110. Bring the soothing scents of nature indoors with this aromatic candle, reminiscent of an ancient forest of Cedar and Cypress, with notes of Vetiver. Beautiful ceramic vessel is engraved with meditative quote.

FEAT BLANKETBLEND JOGGERS $98. The absolute softest joggers are these BlanketBlend from Feat! Ridiculously cozy and warm, Feat also makes matching sweatshirts and shorts, all of which are available in a wide range of colors.

BRAINTAP $647. With the combination of light, sound, and guided audio, the BrainTap headset uses extraordinary technology to create an effortless state of restfulness, rejuvenation, and tranquility via brainwave training. There are five types of brainwaves, each uniquely affected by different types of meditation to alter our state of mind. The BrainTap headset delivers gentle pulses of light from its visor, with synchronized high frequency sounds — binaural beats and isochronic tones — to affect those brainwave frequencies and guide the mind from awake and reactionary, to intuitive and creative, to a heightened consciousness and focus. With a library of more than 400 audio programs, BrainTap allows users to relax, reboot, and revitalize while achieving peak brain performance — accessible without the headset as well on the BrainTap app. Read More

 

The Chin Twins Off The Mat

 

 

Yoga Instagram stars Cristen and Kimberly Chin, otherwise known as the @ChinTwins, bring their practice off the mat and into our homes this week with the premiere of The Chin Twins on The Design Network. The six-episode series takes an inside look at the daily lives of these twin sisters, fashion models, wives, mothers, and family chefs who share recipes, beauty tips, and ways to entertain that incorporate the balance and serenity they seek as yogis.

The Chin Twins launched their Instagram in 2014, somewhat unplanned. While visiting in Alabama, where Kimberly and family make their home, the twins were practicing yoga together at the end of a pier when Cristen’s husband, acclaimed fashion photographer Nigel Barker, wandered down with his camera and started shooting the duo in action. He posted the pictures on his Instagram and the response was so overwhelming the Chin Twins decided to launch their own handle.
 


 
Barker has continued as their lensman and @ChinTwins has amassed nearly 100,000 followers. The images are very stylized, artistic, and not surprisingly, have a heavy fashion focus. “We’ve shown our audience one side of us, which has been primarily our yoga practice and how we use yoga in a physical way”, says Kimberly (Kimmy). “This show gave us the opportunity to take our audience into our homes and into our lives to show how you can infuse yoga into all parts of life, not just on the mat”. Read More

 

Fashion’s Game On

 

TOP: THE PRADA LINEA ROSSA COLLECTION FOR RIDERS REPUBLIC; JULIA MARINO WINNING SILVER IN SLOPESTYLE AT THE BEJING 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS

As Team USA’s Julie Marino went airborne in the Slopestyle competition at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, winning a silver medal and going viral on her Prada snowboard, the fashion brand was gearing up for another snowboarding launch — along with skiing, mountain biking, and wing-suiting — joining forces with leading video game company Ubisoft to debut the newest Prada Linea Rossa collection in the virtual gaming world of Riders Republic.

The Prada Linea Rossa collection for Riders Republic dropped Tuesday with gear and apparel designed action and outdoor sports, set in American National Parks. Players can customize their characters in Linea Rossa looks that revisit signature Prada prints like the colorful Flame print, graphic Wild Stripes print, and geometric Camouflage Rock print — amplified with street-style attitude. Read More

 

Fuzzy Does It

 

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The new shoe on the street is the one you’ve been wearing at home. From Vuitton to Gucci to Balenciaga… slipper inspired sandals are the shoe for spring and the fuzz factor is high! 

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LEFT COLUMN: LOUIS VUITTON POOL PILLOW COMFORT MULE $2050; BALENCIAGA FURRY SLIDE SLIPPERS $625; BIRKENSTOCK ARIZONA BIG BUCKLE SHEARLING $180; APPARIS BIBA FAUX FUR SLIPPERS $100

RIGHT COLUMN: FENDI SHEARLING STRAPPY SANDALS $1050; PRADA FUSSBETT SHEARLING CRISS CROSS  SANDALS $995; GUCCI EILEEN LOGO SHEARLING SLIDE SANDAL $980; MOU SHEEPSKIN SLIDES now $84

 

Base Camp

 

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If you love camping — or even if you don’t — give your home that campfire vibe. While these accessories are made for the outdoors, their rustic style easily transitions indoors, for a cabin getaway at home.

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: SOLO STOVE BONFIRE FIRE PIT $349. At the campsite, in the backyard, on the deck, this double wall stainless steel firepit is large enough for family get togethers, but small enough to take on the road. It’s designed for an efficient burn with plenty of heat, but low smoke and minimal ash.

SNOW PEAK AT HOME. Even if you are not a camper, Snow Peak is one of those outdoor brands that will make you wish you were. With its minimal design and elegant craftsmanship, the Snow Peak line of furniture and accessories is perfectly situated at home. Shown above are pieces from the Iron Grill Table collection and Red Lounge Set.

BAREBONES RAILROAD LANTERN $85. Rugged enough for outdoor living, but adding a rustic vibe at home, BareBones lanterns offer multiple lighting solutions in a wide variety of styles, including the newest Vintage White collection shown above. Read More

 

Snow Suited!

 

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Those ski suits of the 70’s and 80’s are back, and it’s the look on the slopes for winter 2022! More than stylish, these one pieces have all the technical features to keep you warm and dry. From the sleek and sexy, to the fun and colorful, it’s time to get you one!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: OOSC RAINBOW ROAD SNOW SUIT $342. Made from recycled polyester (50 plastic bottles in 1 suit!), this retro striped ski suit is waterproof, windproof, and breathable too. Other features include inside mesh goggle pocket, lift pass pocket, wrist gators, and mesh-lined arm and leg vents.

TIPSY ELVES SANTA FE WOMEN’S SHREDDER SNOW SUIT $299.95. Epic style and mountain tough, Tipsy tech means a 100% waterproof outer shell, articulated wrist and boot cuffs, integrated waist adjustment system, and a concealed waterproof storm hood. Matching goggles shown below!

CORDOVA STRIPED SKI SUIT (RED) $1090. This signature ski suit from Cordova has that classic 70’s style, slim cut with flared cuffs, side stripes, high neck collar, and over-the-boot cover for heavier snow days. Waterproof and 4-way stretch fabric is fleece lined for extra comfort and warmth. Read More

 

Don’t Slip & Slides

 

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From the car to the slopes, the campfire to the lodge, the couch to the gym… get where you need to go this winter in these puffy slip-ons — cozy for inside, rugged for outside.

LEFT COLUMN: ROSS & SNOW PUFF SCUFF $350. With a sneaker sole, real shearling wool lining, and bungee lacing system, these puff slip-ons will be your favorite go-to for checking the mail, walking the dog, or grabbing a coffee.

CHACO RAMBLE PUFF CINCH $74.95. Fireplace or campfire, the Ramble Puff Cinch slippers are made for indoors and outdoors with water resistant rip-stop nylon, soft fleece lining, and an adjustable, mid-ankle cinch in a stylish quilted design.

TEVA REEMBER $74.95. Made for all-day wear, the adventure-ready Teva ReEmber offers toasty warmth and outdoor versatility with a 100% recycled, water-repellent, ripstop upper; responsive PU footbed cushioning; and durable rubber outsole. Read More

 

Are These Beers Your New Sport Drink?

 

 
Runners take your mark, get set, go, HAVE A BEER! Turns out your favorite brew might be the best sports drink around. But before you start getting hammered after your workouts, we’re talking non-alcoholic beer here. Refreshing and delicious, these brews are perfect accompaniment chilling on the beach or hitting the slopes, and as replenishing recovery fuel too.

Beer, as post workout beverage, has been marketed as of late to fitness enthusiasts — with craft brews like Sufferfest, whose tagline is “Will Sweat for Beer”, and Samuel Adams’ Boston 26.2 Brew, targeting athletes and weekend warriors. They are still alcoholic beverages, however, and not exactly healthy. Non-alcoholic beers are changing that, and gaining in popularity as a sports performance and recovery drink — thanks in large part to one of the active ingredients, malt.

Traditionally non-alcoholic beers have paled in flavor, compared to their alcoholic counterparts. Stripping the alcohol removes that beer flavor, and adding malt is what brings it back — along with all sorts of additional health benefits. Malt extract is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Some of you will remember Ovaltine — the healthy malted milk beverage that was a staple of our childhoods — which is still widely consumed in Europe by both adults and children. Read More

 

8 Reasons to Love Winter!

 

 

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Running, skiing, out and about… the ultra warmth, protection, and style of these 8 pieces will make you love winter weather no matter the activity!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ARC’TERYX ALPHA PARKA $999. While this high-performance parka is designed for alpinists and winter climbing, its ultra lightweight, super warmth can’t be beat in the frigid climates of urban environments too. RDS-certified 850-fill goose down for warmth; mapped synthetic insulation for breathability; GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ for wind and weather protection; and a StormHood™ with no impact on peripheral vision are just few of the versatile features that make this warmest jacket you’ll want to wear anywhere this winter.

MONCLER DIFFRACTOR SUNGLASSES $585. From mountaintops to city streets, eyes need protection from winter conditions, and glacier glasses are designed for the most extreme. The chic and oversized Moncler Diffractor has ultra urban style, but is designed for the slopes, and features removable leather side shields made for mountaineering. Read More

 

31 Days of Fitness 2022!

 

 
Happy New Year and welcome to 31 Days of Fitness 2022! 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 class, studio, app, modality, and trainer to showcase the amazing variety of workouts to get and stay in shape for the new year. Omicrom may be raging but we’re going to keep it safe with a mix of digital, studio, indoor, outdoor, and socially distant workouts. There’s no guessing where I might turn up!
 

DAY 1: POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

What a way to kick off the new year and 31 Days of Fitness 2022 than at the 119th Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year’s Day Plunge, which returned this year after the 2021 Covid hiatus. Besides the symbolic cleansing of the past year, greeting the new year with a frigid but invigorating plunge has numerous health benefits as well. A cold water plunge increases blood flow, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, reduces inflammation, releases endorphins, and elevates your mood. In fact, I feel great! While most of us revelers are out there just one day year, the Coney Island Polar Bear Club is the oldest winter bathing club in the United States, founded in 1903, and members take the plunge every Sunday November-April! Photo:Casey Steffens Read More

 
 

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