The Hotel Evo-Lution



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

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

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


Trick or Treat – Part 2



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

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

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

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


Puff Stuff



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

get all puffed up from head to toe!

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

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


Winter Running Stuff



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

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

SEIRUS SOUNDTOUCH XTREME HYPERLITE ALL WEATHER GLOVES $59.99. Thin, waterproof and breathable, these super warm gloves feature a soft microfleece lining and are touch screen compatible too.

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


31 Days of Fitness 2023!



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

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

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


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