The Old Ballgame

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: THE MOHAWK GIANTS CIRCA 1931; EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS HARTFORD CHIEFS 1949 JERSEY; EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS COLUMBUS JETS 1961 T-SHIRT; EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS HAVANA CUBANS CREWNECK 1961 SWEATSHIRT; EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS FOR J.CREW BISMARCK CHURCHILLS BALL CAPS; EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS FOR J.CREW TEES

 
Since 1988, Seattle-based Ebbets Field Flannels has made authentic reproductions of vintage baseball gear. Each limited edition jersey, ballcap, jacket, and sweater is handcrafted from 100% authentic and historical fabrics. With baseball season in full swing, J.Crew has just launched their own exclusive collaboration of t-shirts and ballcaps with Ebbets Field Flannels. 

Flipping through the encyclopedias of our nation’s pastime, the collection celebrates the history and legacy of such teams as the BROOKLYN BUSHWICKS, a top semipro team in the 1930s and ’40s with their own stadium in Dexter Park, Queens; the MOHAWK GIANTS, one of baseball’s great independent black teams, who played from 1913 to 1940 in Schenectady, New York; and the San Francisco based SURF RIDERS, whose players were in the Coast Guard.

The J.Crew Ebbets Field Flannel Collection of tees and baseball caps is now available in select stores and online. And… be sure to check out Ebbets Field Flannels entire collection of authentic vintage-inspired sports paraphernalia for summer.

 

All’s Well in Wellington

 
KENT FARRINGTON AND HIS STABLES IN WELLINGTON, FLORIDA.
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Unless you are part of the equestrian set, Wellington, Florida might not be a familiar destination, but every winter the world’s best riders descend upon this sport mecca for the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Hosted at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, the main attraction is the show jumping and its numerous Grand Prix events — along with the perfect climate for rider and horse alike. 

Next door to Palm Beach, Wellington was originally created in 1972 as a 7000-acre equestrian preserve. The Winter Equestrian Festival has been going on since 1979, but it wasn’t until 2008 that Wellington began to evolve into the equestrian lifestyle destination it is today. In 2006, about 1000 acres that included the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, were purchased for $135 million by Mark Bellissimo, a former tech entrepreneur, who envisioned the economic impact developing this community could have.
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Head For The Hills

 

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With spring in the air, it’s time to get outside and enjoy nature as it awakens from its wintry slumber. Hiking, trail running, camping and more, we’ve got the stylish layers and rugged gear to take on all your outdoor adventures.

 
LEFT COLUMN: BLACK DIAMOND SKYLIGHT TENT $499.95. For those beautiful nights under the stars, the award winning Black Diamond Skylight is where you want to be! This three-season tent offers plenty of room for two and a cozy fit for three. Built with a hybrid single/double-wall construction, the tent’s front third has a mesh inner wall for ventilation and a panoramic view.

OSPREY TEMPEST 20 BACKPACK $110. Like its male counterpart the Talon, the women’s specific Osprey Tempest 20 is lightweight and streamlined, designed for any outdoor activity. With multiple storage compartments for all your gear, including a separate hydration sleeve, it also features the ventilated Airscape™ back panel, comfortable mesh-covered shoulder straps, a continuous hip belt wrap, and a dynamic suspension system for load support.

MARMOT GINNY SHORT $60. Hitting the trail or hanging in town, these casual little performance shorts will keep you cool, comfy and ready for action wherever the day takes you. With UPF 30 sun protection, durable stretch nylon combats wear and tear.  Read More

 

W.O.W! Working Out With Abby Elliott

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAIMIE BAIRD

If you are a fan of Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out”, you hate, but kind of love Abby Elliott. The character she plays, Brooke Von Weber, the entitled young wife of your stereotypical NYC hedge fund CEO, is fairly detestable, but Abby does it with such deadpan and oblivious humor, it’s hard not love her for playing it so well.

Abby is third generation comic genius and third generation “Saturday Night Live” alum. She was a cast member from 2008-2012. Her father, Chris Elliott, probably most recognizable for his regular sketches and guest appearances on “Late Night With David Letterman”, was also a cast member from 1994-1995. Her grandfather, Bob Elliott, one half of the famed comedy duo, “Bob and Ray”, made a guest appearance on the show in 1978.

Abby is currently filming the eagerly anticipated third season of “Odd Mom Out”, Bravo’s foray into scripted television. Set in Manhattan, it is a satirical peek at the outrageous lifestyles of the extremely rich wives and mothers who live on the Upper East Side. Abby’s character Brooke is most definitely the odd mom IN. She is the leader of this pack — foe of writer and creator Jill Kargman’s character, Jill, the series “odd mom out”. Both spoof the opposite ends of the spectrum at the other’s expense and the result is pure laughs.
 


 

For this installment of “W.O.W! Working Out With”, I met Abby at The Bar Method in Soho, her go-to workout of choice. While I kept waiting (and kind of hoping) for Brooke to appear, Abby is far from the character she plays. This fresh faced and unaffected cheerful young woman blended in with the crowd of regulars there for the packed morning class. With long hours on set, typical of any filming actor’s life, it’s been hard to workout lately as much as she would like, but with her first day off in while, this was her first stop. I, a HUGE fan of the show, was beyond excited to join her, although slightly dreading the torture I knew was in store.
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Lacoste x Yazbukey

 

 
In anticipation of Roland-Garros, aka The French Open, Lacoste has partnered with designer Yazbukey in a new LACOSTE x Yazbukey tennis collection. Yazbukey is known for creating whimsical accessories with a Pop Art inspired aesthetic, which she has integrated into this capsule collection of apparel and accessories.

The LACOSTE x Yazbukey collection humorously combines the visual world of Yazbukey with the tennis heritage of the crocodile and Lacoste brand. Says Lacoste creative director, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, “I always think it’s a good thing to take the brand to places where people don’t expect it and have its story told through a different world.”

A tennis match played by three tennis ball-shaped emoticons and a crocodile is the running theme throughout the line that features polo shirts, tees, tote bags, hats, leather goods, and more. Describes Yazbukey, “We created three characters for a tennis match – or a game of seduction – with four players: the crocodile and three tennis balls”.

The Lacoste x Yazbukey collection of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories will be available on Lacoste.com and at select Lacoste boutiques starting April 12th.

 

Baby Stripes

 

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Covering our favorite sweats, pjs, sneakers, hats, swimwear, hoodies and more are these easy spring stripes, adding a little sporty cool to all that they touch.

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LEFT COLUMN: TORY SPORT Zip Front Swim Top $115 & String Bottom $85. Surf’s up in this striped zip-up short sleeve swim top. It’s quick drying and features UPF 50 sun protection too. Body revealing with its cropped style, pair with these striped string bikini bottoms for a super sexy sporty look. MILLY Beach Please Towel $65. Hanging by the pool or lounging at the beach, this big striped towel says it all. Available in red and yellow too. SAINT JAMES Cartier Nautical Striped Beanie $37. Top it off with this cool striped beanie from Saint-James.

RIGHT COLUMN: THE GREAT Swing Striped Cotton Dress $165. This lightweight cotton-jersey navy striped dress features a racerback and body skimming shape – a casual sporty look perfect for the beach and sunny getaways. JOSHUA SANDERS Wide-Stripes Bow Slip-On Trainers $285. Fancy up your spring kicks with these Joshua Sanders skate inspired slip-on trainers. With an origami feel, these blue and white striped sneakers feature statement bows edged with a white pompom trims. J.CREW Striped Pajama Set $79.50. You’ll want to spend all day in these crisp cotton striped shortie pajamas. Pair the top with jeans for a cute look outside the bedroom.

LEFT COLUMN: SUPERDRY Stripe Pier Hoodie $44.50. Hit the gym or cruise around town in this little nautical stripe hoodie. THE SLEEP SHIRT Bonne Nuit Cotton Eye Mask $25. When the day is done, it’s Bonne Nuit with this cotton striped eye mask. SUNDRY Striped Sweater Knit Sweatpants $117. Great fitting and ultra cozy are these best-selling sweatpants from Sundry, cut in a luxuriously soft sweater knit fabrication.

 

Yoga Bodies

 
RUDRA IN SEATED LOCUST POSE

 
The new coffee table book, Yoga Bodies, celebrates 80 yogis of different shapes, sizes, ages, skills and backgrounds — their stories distilled by author, Lauren Lipton, and favorite poses captured by photographer, Jaimie Baird. Yoga Bodies showcases real people and their yoga stories — humorous, heartfelt, and profound – told to entertain as they enlighten.
 

CHAD IN HALF LORD OF THE FISHES VARIATION ~ CLAUDIA IN HAPPY BABY POSE

 

“The last thirty years was the practice of yoga; the last three years has been the application of yoga. Getting my son dressed and out the door in the morning is a daily test of patience and compas­sion and trying to not react in a knee-jerk way. I invite any Buddhist monk who has been studying in a monastery for however many years to take care of a three-year-old for a few days.” -CHAD
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Eye Candy

 

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LIME GREEN, NEON YELLOW, BRIGHT ORANGE, HOT PINK…

THESE CANDY COLORS AND MORE ARE POPPING UP ON ALL THE MUST-PLAY TENNIS, BIKE AND PADDLE GEAR FOR SPRING.  

 

LEFT COLUMN: SURFTECH SABER STAND UP PADDLEBOARD $1199. Get out and explore the waters on the new Surftech Saber. The next step in the evolution of touring Stand Up Paddleboards, its surf inspired shape and rocker make it easy to catch small waves, with enough volume and a concave deck to cruise flat water with ease. OAKLEY JAWBREAKER $210. The Jawbreaker has a 40-year heritage of sports performance and now features Oakley’s Prizm technology: Plutonite lenses filter out 100% of UVA, UVB, UVC rays and High Definition Optics exceed standards for optical clarity. The Switchlock system provides hassle-free lens changing for vision optimization in any light conditions.

CENTER COLUMN: GIRO SWITCHBLADE MIPS $250. The new Giro Switchblade MIPS downhill-certified full-face mountain bike helmet is optimized for the descent – its badass aggressive style offset by its eye popping colors. Certified to CPSC, EN-1078 and ASTM-1952-DH, with and without its removable chinbar, it houses the new standard in safety, MIPS technology, all in a lightweight design. ADIDAS WOMEN’S MELBOURNE COLLECTION. Tops, skirts and dresses in this light blue and orange color combo debuted at the Australian Open on such top players as #1 ranked Angelique Kerber, and can be your winning style as well this spring and summer!  GIORDANA SILVERLINE SHORT-SLEEVE JERSEY $129.95. The Silverline series from Giordana brings high-end performance and fabric technology to riders looking for a more relaxed fit and lower price point. Made from a blend of moisture-wicking fabrics and breathable honeycomb mesh, this bright jersey will keep you cool and comfortable with colorful style.

RIGHT COLUMN: NIXON BASE TIDE WATCH $99.95. With simplified tide telling and future tide times, the Base Tide also offers info like day, date, chronograph, and countdown timer. Packaged in a mod design, this surf watch has everything you need and nothing you don’t. ADIDAS MELBOURNE TENNIS TANK $60. This stunning tank features thin cross back straps and an asymmetrical split overlay for total movement with high-fashion style. The Climacool technology with ventilation channels and 3D fabrics wicks away moisture and circulates air to keep you cool and confident out there on the court. SIDI LEVEL CARBON CYCLING SHOES $199. One of the most popular cycling shoes both indoors and out, the Sidi Level Carbon Shoes feature the classic ratcheting buckle and micro-adjustment operation for the perfect custom fit. The Millennium 4 Carbon Composite outsole blends weight and stiffness for efficient power transfer to the pedal, all at great price point. 

 

La Veloce Vita

 
2017 DUCATI SUPERSPORT

 
I don’t ride motorcycles but if I did, I’d ride a Ducati. Italian bred, they are works of art – powerful pieces of sculptural engineering that even to those who may never straddle one, are just plain sexy.

I’ve been on some pretty awesome press trips, and would have dreamed to be invited to Seville, Spain to test the new 2017 Ducati SuperSport, recently awarded the title of  “Most Beautiful Bike” at the prestigious EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy. Lucky for distinguished writer and long time motorcycle aficionado Jake Bright, he got to go. Thrown in with some of racing’s best, his love of motorcycle riding clicked back into gear speeding around the track and through the Spanish countryside…

“LA VELOCE VITA”

by Jake Bright

 

The world starts to resemble an impressionist painting while tucked under the windscreen of a Ducati at 140mph. That’s where I found myself recently, clad in full leather gear on Spain’s Circuito Monteblanco race track. Only minutes prior, I had not ridden a motorcycle for several years. Days earlier I was on the frigid U.S. East Coast without even a helmet.
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Gradioactive

 

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Emerging from the chill of winter are these steel blues, slate grays, and stone greens. Activewear keeps its cool with these endless shades of gray and teases with the colors of spring soon to bloom.

 
LEFT COLUMN: TODD SNYDER + CHAMPION CAMOUFLAGE SWEATSHIRT $158. From the collaboration between iconic sports brand Champion and hipster designer Todd Snyder comes this classic sweatshirt, given a fashion tweek with this camo print.  SUNDRY SIDE STAR SWEATPANTS $117. Ultra soft and vintage washed, these luxe terry sweatpants with stars running down the leg are extra cozy for indoor wear and super stylin’ for outdoor wear.  R13 CUT SLEEVE RAGLAN HOODIE $375. For an extra layer to and from the gym, or anywhere you want to go, this vintage black short sleeve hoodie adds that cool sporty style to any look.

MIDDLE COLUMN: PRANA WATERFALL TANK TOP $68.95. With a scoop neck and stylish three strap back detail, this versatile lightweight performance tank features anti-odor, moisture wicking technology to keep you feeling and looking good through any workout. NIKE AIR VAPORMAX $190. In the newest technology from Nike, the Air Vapormax takes the popular original Air Max design and allows its visible cushioning unit to act as a revolutionary standalone outsole. Coupled with a flexible Nike Flyknit upper, this makes it the lightest and most flexible Air Max ever. LACOSTE FLECKED FLEECE FAIR PLAY EMBROIDERY CREW NECK SWEATSHIRT $135. As fun and playful off the court as on, this flecked cotton fleece sweatshirt comes from the original “Athleisure” brand, Lacoste embroidered in groovy 70’s style lettering. TRACK & BLISS HONEYCOMB CROSS BACK PERFORMANCE SPORTS BRA $70. This heather gray Honeycomb performance bra is made from a breathable stretch fabric that’s stitched with black hexagons, cut with a flattering scoop neck, and extra supportive with stylish wide crossover straps. 
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Pret-A-Sporter: Fall 2017

 
 

 CHIC & SPORTY

OUTDOORS AT SACAI ~ EQUESTRIAN AT BOTTEGA VENETA ~ ON BASE AT ALEXANDER MCQUEEN ~ COURTSIDE AT FENTY X PUMA 

 

The Fall 2017 RTW 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 found their inspiration in the playing fields of the great outdoors, speedways, gyms and other arenas  — taking athletic style to whole new level and reinterpreting it with their own inimitable fashion flair.

 

SPORT GRAPHICS

ON THE SLOPES AT MIU MIU ~ THE SPEEDTRACK AT MARKUS LUPFER ~
TARGET PRACTICE AT MONSE ~ VARSITY SQUAD AT FENTY X PUMA

 
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Courting Beauty

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: JULIEN FAREL HOLDING COURT AT HIS NAMESAKE SALON; JULIEN FAREL RESTORE SALON & SPA EXTERIOR; VICTORIA AZARENKA ON SERVE AT THE US OPEN IN 2017

 
Ever wonder why those pro tennis players look so good, nary a hair out of place, while running, swinging, and sweating it out on the court? Trimming the tresses and styling the locks of such top players as Rafael Nadal, Novac Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka, both on and off the court, is Julien Farel, who presides over the courts at the US Open Tennis Tournament and at his namesake Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa.

Located at the Loews Regency Hotel in NYC, the flagship Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa sits atop the home of New York’s famed “Power Breakfast”, the noted morning meeting spot for the city’s movers and shakers. The 10,000 square foot facility occupies the southern end of the hotel and is visible through the windows on the second floor, where the transition from hair salon at one end, into fitness center at the other, can be seen. Julien Farel presides over this cross-section of beauty and sport, and embodies the two himself.
 

JULIEN FAREL RUNNING ALONG THE EAST RIVER EARLY ON A WINTER MORNING

 
A lifelong athlete, Farel grew up as a competitive skier and soccer player, before getting into the sport of beauty. Rising every workday at 5am to run along the East River or ride his Peloton bike at home, this handsome Frenchman, usually attired in suit and tie, has been integrating fitness into his salons since 2008. For him the connection of beauty and sport is integral. “They work together”, says Farel. “Our clients want one-stop shopping. They want to look and feel great, inside and out.”
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Slip & Slides

 

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Designers like Prada, Marc Jacobs and Givenchy have taken a liking to the classic pool slide, adding a little fashion flair to this favorite sporty sandal. We still love the iconic adidas Aditlette as well, the inspiration behind this hot trend for Spring. Stripes, stars, fur, wool, rubber and more… pick your color, pattern and texture to hit the deck in comfort and style!

LEFT COLUMN: ADIDAS ADILETTE SLIDE SANDAL $44.95; GIVENCHY MINK FUR SLIDE $595;  VALENTINO PVC STARS RUBBER SLIDE SANDAL $295GUCCI PURSUIT ’72 RUBBER SLIDE SANDAL $190; RIGHT COLUMN: PRADA FLORAL SLIDE SANDAL $395NIKE X PENDLETON BENASSI SLIDE $99; MARC JACOBS COOPER GLITTER SPORT SLIDES $150; MIU MIU FLORAL RUBBER ONE-BAND SPORT SANDAL $290

 

Catch The Waves

 
“THE WAVES”
The Pepperdine Women’s Beach Volleyball Team

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY KEITH KING

This Saturday, March 4th, the Pepperdine Women’s Beach Volleyball team kicks off the 2017 season with their home opener against USC and UCLA. Yes, Beach Volleyball is a NCAA sport, and with 3 out of the top 5 ranked teams on the West Coast, these college athletes make you wish they all could be California girls. Tall, fit, and tan, with killer spikes and power blocks, these women are exactly as you picture them and then some.

Collegiate Beach Volleyball is a relatively new NCAA sport, which is why you may be surprised to hear about it. I know I was when I stumbled upon the Pepperdine Waves on Zuma Beach last fall, and couldn’t help but notice these physical specimens practicing on the court next to ours. Similar to college tennis, five teams of doubles compete for each school. The team winning 3 out of 5 matches wins the tournament. The Pepperdine Waves are ranked #4 going into the 2017 season, with USC ranked #1 and UCLA #3.
 

A DAY AT THE BEACH
Coach Nina Matthies and the Pepperdine Women’s Beach Volleyball Team:
“We’re training eyes, mind, and bodies.”

 

Pepperdine University is a small Christian college nestled in the hills of Malibu, California. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, it is one of the most beautiful college campuses you’ve ever seen. The Waves home court is on world famous Zuma Beach — think “Baywatch” — to keep you California dreaming. The NCAA announced beach volleyball as an emerging sport in January 2010, and Pepperdine officially added the program for the 2012 season.
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Stars & Stripes

 

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It may not be Independence Day yet, but feel your freedom 

in the crazy hues of these stars and stripes — because in these

United States we celebrate all the colors of the rainbow everyday!

 

LEFT COLUMN: OPENING CEREMONY STRIPED RIBBED KNIT DRESS $475. This sporty spring dress shows off that hard earned physique with its body hugging fit and flattering silhouette. DSQUARED2 TWIGGY BIG STAR JEANS $775. Stand out from the crowd in these cool stone wash jeans that overlay a white painted star design on distressed denim. 

CENTER COLUMN: SAINT LAURENT COURT CLASSIC DENIM STAR SNEAKERS $595. Saint Laurent updates the crowd favorite Court Classic in blue denim for spring, embellished with its signature white leather star appliqués. MARA HOFFMAN VELA CUT OUT ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT $225. One piece in the front, two piece in the back, the eye-popping multi-striped Vela is made from SPF50+ Italian stretch fabric and accentuated by flirty cutouts. ADIDAS FINALE CAPITANO UCL SOCCER BALL $19.99. This match ball replica is made for everyday play and honors the UEFA Champions League Final. It features the signature star pattern and official UEFA Champions League logo. BALENCIAGA BAZAR RAFFIA STRIPED ESPADRILLES $545. The summer’s essential espadrille becomes a modern statement maker in woven raffia and vinyl, emblazoned with red and blue stripes. Also available in white and blue stripes.

RIGHT COLUMN: CHINTI & PARKER CASHMERE STAR SWEATER $550. Pick your color and style, but we love this new season update in orange of Chinti and Parker’s signature star sweater. Spun from 100% Italian cashmere, it features a contrasting cream star intarsia, with a relaxed fit and comfortable wide crew neck. P.E NATION THE HEAT SKIRT $240. Made from basketball mesh in P.E Nation’s signature kaleidoscopic stripes, step up your game in this statement making tennis skirt. NEW BALANCE X J.CREW CROP TOP $70. From the New Balance for J.Crew performance activewear line, this crop top sportbra energizes any workout with its star print. Also available in a windbreaker, leggings, and shorts.

 

Double Vision. One Focus.

 

 

“On 4/3/15 I woke up like the picture on the left. I’d had a stroke in my sleep which caused a palsy in the 3rd nerve of my brain, causing my right eye to swing out. I saw two of everything and could only see straight if I closed one eye. It’s taken over a year and a half, 3 surgeries, an ocean of tears, and the desperate need to regain my life to get ME back. I took the pic on the right just after taking my new SoulCycle instructor photos — hence the incredible and very fake lashes. I never imagined having the courage to share the ‘before’ pic, but think it’s important to recognize and celebrate the journey, no matter how painful. Unlike so many stories, this one has a happy ending, one that will hopefully inspire determination and hope!”

-Emma Zaks, Facebook post, November 18, 2016

This is the story of Emma Zaks, a bubbly, energetic, and very popular SoulCycle instructor. Those who ride with Emma watched this healthy and fit 33-year old woman go through an unimaginable two-year journey — becoming increasingly ill with debilitating symptoms, both gastro-intestinal and neurological, that ultimately resulted in a stroke.

On and off the SoulCycle schedule at first, Emma began subbing out her classes for other instructors. Then followed a long absence. She would later return to teach — a patch on one eye and face swollen from the steroids doctors had prescribed for devastating symptoms no one really could explain. An autoimmune disease of some sort was the rumor. As is her nature, Emma remained her upbeat self through it all, or so it appeared, never letting her riders see the pain and fear going on inside.

Luckily, this story has a happy ending. After her illness was finally diagnosed and treated, Emma started posting little bits of her journey on Facebook. So moved and overwhelmed by her strength and bravery, we asked her to tell us what happened from beginning to end. This is her story in her own words…. and her Facebook posts.
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X-Trainers: HIIT It With Style

 

 

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CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ASICS FUZEX RUSHNEW BALANCE VAZEE AGILITY V2ADIDAS PURE BOOST XUNDER ARMOUR CHARGED 2.0NIKE FREE RN DISTANCEPUMA FIERCE LOW LACE 

 
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), CrossFit, and Boot Camps have become some of the most popular workouts, providing maximal results in minimal time, and proven to offer continual calorie and fat burning benefits even after the workout is done. Based on the concept of interval training, periods of highly strenuous activity are alternated with easier recovery periods. The cardiovascular benefits are the heart rate is kept high as the body stays in motion, rotating exercises and targeting different muscle groups throughout the workout. 

Classes at favorite studios like Barry’s Bootcamp, Orange Theory and others we reviewed in the 31 Days of Fitness, combine treadmill and rowing intervals with explosive plyometric and power moves, multi-directional floorwork, and weight bearing exercises. They require the agility and support of a training shoe with the cushioning and traction of a running shoe.

Here are 6 versatile hybrids, for men and women, we think hit the mark for all your training needs — ready to take on any workout with style!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ASICS FUZEX RUSH $100. For both men and women, the new fuzeX Rush is a lightweight and flexible performance running shoe. It features Asic’s fuzeGEL™ technology, providing responsive cushioning from heel to toe, for any type of impact, on a range of training and running surfaces.
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W.O.W! Working Out With Stephanie Ruhle

 
DUKING IT OUT AT SHADOWBOX WITH MSNBC ANCHOR, STEPHANIE RUHLE

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY MAGGIE MANN

Stephanie Ruhle is the eponymous host of “MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle,” which airs every weekday morning at 9 am. If you watch MSNBC regularly you will also see this busy newswoman pop up on your TV screens at other points during the day — especially now, when political developments are non-stop and there is never a dull moment in our nation’s news.

Previously a banker at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, Stephanie got her start in business television as an anchor and managing editor for Bloomberg Television. There she co-hosted “Bloomberg GO,” Bloomberg’s flagship morning show. Among many other industry leaders, she regularly interviewed such financial titans as former Goldman Sachs President, Gary Cohn, now White House Director of the National Economic Council; Wall Street mogul, Wilbur Ross, now Commerce Secretary; famed “corporate raider” and Wall Street activist, Carl Icahn, now special adviser to the president on regulatory overhaul; and billionaire real estate tycoon, Donald Trump, now the 45th President of the United States.

Like many of those she has covered, Stephanie has shifted from business into political news in what has to be one of the most exciting times to be a reporter. It requires a lot physical and mental stamina. “It comes with a great responsibility,” she says, and you have to be “fitter than ever.” Given the time demands of her job; role as a wife and mother of three kids; and active involvement in women’s leadership development, having founded the Corporate Investment Bank Women’s Network and serving on the board of trustees for Girls Inc., how does Stephanie stay in such obviously good shape?
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Red Hot & Sporty

 

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Red hot for Valentine’s Day, it’s our favorite sporty classics. The perfect gift for a special someone or your own wish list, it’s always hotter in red!

LEFT COLUMN: SMITH SEQUEL SNOW HELMET $180. A red hot Smith favorite for your snowy Valentine, the Sequel combines the simple style of their classic helmet with a new ultra-light hybrid shell construction. It also features 18 adjustable regulator vents, a Boa fit system, and Snapfit SL ear pads for extra comfort and better fit. FJALLRAVEN FOLDSACK NO.1 BACKPACK $110. Another sporty classic in Valentine red is this rugged but stylish rucksack. Made with heavy duty canvas and leather details, it also has a laptop sleeve with padded bottom, large zippered front pocket, and padded adjustable shoulder straps. NORMA KAMALI MIO STUDDED SWIMSUIT $615. The super sexy Norma Kamali one piece is a timeless favorite and probably the most flattering swimsuit ever. Yes, it’s extravagant, but in red and silver studded, that’s Valentine’s swimsuit sure to make a splash!

CENTER COLUMN: BALENCIAGA OVERSIZED QUILTED SHELL JACKET $3250. The puffer goes haute couture with this straight-from-the-runway Balenciaga quilted down jacket. It’s warm and functional too with its detachable hood and scarf.  FREECITY FEATHERWEIGHT SWEATPANTS $125. Super cozy with a slim silhouette, these Freecity sweats are always a favorite. Incredibly soft, they get better with each wash and in this hot color you’ll never want to take them off. ADIDAS DRAGON OG $79. For 2017, adidas has reissued a fresh take on a 70’s track & field classic. The Dragon OG features the traditional athletic aesthetic and slim profile with a retro gum rubber outsole for durable traction underfoot.
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Outside Inside

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: HOLY STOKES! A REAL LIFE HAPPENING; 281 DAYS: ROWING THE PACIFIC SOLO; VIEW FROM A BLUE MOON; VALHALLA; PARADISE WAITS; UNTETHERED

 

For all you outdoor adrenaline junkies, just launched on Amazon Video is Outside TV Features, a new subscription video on-demand service featuring a full line-up of multi-sport action and adventure films. From the worlds of skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, motocross, biking, climbing, slacklining and more, Outside TV Features brings the outdoors indoors. Showcased are the world’s most accomplished athletes in unique and ground breaking films celebrated through compelling stories, dramatic locations, and stunning cinematography.

Some of the notable films include: “View From a Blue Moon”, a surf film featuring 2016 WSL surf champion John John Florence, and his rise from surf grom to surf champion, growing up on the North Shore of Oahu.

“We are Blood”, a modern day skate adventure featuring Paul Rodriguez and other top skateboarders as they travel the globe pushing the limits of what’s possible on four wheels.
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Black X White

 

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In the chill of winter, activewear keeps its cool with graphic, multi-patterned, black and white style. From the tennis courts of the Australian Open to your favorite spin, box, or HIIT class (check out these 31 workouts!), stay on the season’s hottest trend with the looks featured here! 

LEFT COLUMN: NIKECOURT DRY TENNIS DRESS $130. From the courts of the Australian Open now in full swing, comes this eye-popping black and white Nike tennis dress. As seen on Serena Williams, there is a full collection of matching shirts, shorts and tops, as well as the Mens Collection Roger Federer is sporting. NORMA KAMALI MARISSA STRIPED SWIMSUIT $175. With a low scoop back and high-cut leg, this sporty black and white striped swimsuit is creates a long, lean and sexy look. NO KA’OI HONI COLOR-BLOCK PERFORMANCE SHORTS $145. Don’t be fooled by these cute striped drawstring shorts. This is performance activewear. Light and comfortable, with an elasticated waistband and internal nude briefs, these shorts are made for running and all day sporty fun.

CENTER COLUMN: PERFECT MOMENT STARDUST INTARSIA MERINO TURTLENECK SWEATER $400. On the slopes, apres-ski, or worn around town, this thick ribbed, fine merino wool turtleneck will keep you warm in style with its playful graphic white star motifs. ADIDAS PURE BOOST X TRAINER ZIP SHOES $130. This lightweight training shoe is built with an ultra-responsive cushioning that returns energy with every step. Designed specifically for a woman’s foot, the shoe has a floating arch that hugs the foot and a zip closure for extra support. CARBON38 X CURTIS KULIG HIGUERA LEGGING $125. From Carbon38’s collaboration with renowned artist Curtis Kulig, these “Love Me” leggings make a bold and graphic statement. The entire collection features Kulig’s iconic “Love Me” artwork as the creative thread, adding an empowering message to this activewear line.
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2 Runners, 5 Shoes

 
TWO RUNNERS: SARAH & CLAUDIA

 
Looking for a little motivation to get you out on the road? How about a new pair of running shoes! We asked Nike, Asics, Newton, Hoka, and Brooks to send us their top picks for a lightweight neutral trainer. Since different runners like different shoes, I invited Sarah Toland, co-author of Lindsay Vonn’s recently published book, Strong Is The New Beautiful, and a 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 5K and 10K, to road test these running shoes with me. She’s a tall and lanky gazelle of a runner, while I’m shorter and more compact in my running style  — what Sarah describes as “a recreational marathoner with zeal”. My goal is simply to get from point A to point B. Hers is to do it fast! Here are two different runners thoughts on five of the newest top trainers:

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NIKE LUNARGLIDE 8 $120

Nike says: The LunarGlide 8 offers breathable support and exceptionally soft cushioning to help you glide through your longest runs. Engineered mesh provides comfortable breathability while Flywire technology adapts to your foot for a secure fit. The soft, contoured Lunarlon midsole has precision-lasered cuts on the sides that collapse during footstrike to help you reach a smoother stride. A dynamic support platform adds comfortable, lightweight stability without weighing you down.

Sarah says: I loved how the Lunarglide fit my narrow foot and offered a great combination of a firm feel and well-cushioned ride. I wish it was a bit more springy and responsive, otherwise it might be my favorite out of all those we tested.  Read More

 

Savory Goodness! 9 Healthy Snacks

 

 

We’ve expounded on our love of snacks in many a post. Being as active as we are, and working the long hours that we do, we are always looking for healthy treats to keep us going in between meals. We last shared our favorite sweets in Super Sweets, and now we’re on to the savory. Here’s 9 of our go-to favorites!

ROW 1: HARD BOILED EGG. At about 80 calories with 7 grams of protein, a hard boiled egg is a filling snack that doesn’t fill you up. There is ongoing discussion about the cholesterol count, but recent research has concluded that infrequent egg consumption does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Conveniently packaged in its own natural carrying case, boil them up and take them to go!

SEASNAX. Seasnax roasted seaweed sheets are marketed as “strangely addictive” and that they are. This is great news as seaweed is nutrient packed! It’s one of the richest sources of minerals, high in Iodine, Vitamin B12 and potassium. Seasnax come in convenient single serve packs that are a ridiculously low 15 calories a piece. Read More

 

SOS x Huckberry

 

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The Holidays may be over, but there is still all sorts of cool outdoor gear out there with your name on it! The STYLE OF SPORT SHOP at Huckberry has it all. It’s a curated collection of gear, apparel and accessories from many of our favorite brands like Filson, Seevees, Hestra, Pendleton, Topo Designs, and more — all at special sale prices!

ROW 1: LUM-TEC HUCKBERRY COMBAT B33 GMT $498.98. A limited edition of 50, the HB X Lum-Tec collaboration is a custom-designed timepiece available exclusively on Huckberry. FILSON DAY PACK $120. Filson is a favorite heritage brand that needs no introduction, and this rugged, weather-resistant day pack is ideal for country and city hikes, with a classic design that goes anywhere. ALPS & METERS ALPINE GUIDE SWEATER $259.98. Alps & Meters makes top of the line alpine sportwear built to survive the elements. The Alpine Guide Sweater is just as at home on the streets of any metropolis as it is the mountains.

ROW 2: WE TOOK TO THE WOODS, IN THE GLEN: CEDAR + PINE CANDLE $28.98. Wrapped in bark, “In the Glen” is a refreshing mixture of Cedar and Pine that brings the forest into your home. HESTRA GRANVIK CLOVES $180. The Elk leather Granvik is a classic sport glove: two-toned leather with a soft-Italian wool lining for chic and cozy warmth.

ROW 3: CLARKS WALLABY BOOT $103.98. The legendary Wallaby is back and as cool as ever. The Clarks original many of us wore in younger days is one of their most popular shoes, a timeless moccasin style boot that has stood the test of time. PENDLETON GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK BEACH TOWEL $39.98.The popular National Park blanket pattern is re-created in a supersized jacquard towel — sheared on one side for luxurious softness and looped on the other for superior absorption.

 

The 31 Days of Fitness 2017!

 
ROW 1: CITY ROW; RUNNING; DANCEBODY; ROW 2: DOGPOUND; PURE YOGA; SWTICH PLAYGROUND; ROW 3: EXHALE CFX; RUMBLE; DEUCE GYM

 
Happy New Year everyone and welcome to The 31 Days of Fitness! Every January your editor embarks on a crazy adventure, and does a different workout or takes a different fitness class everyday all month long. My objective? To show our readers how many different exercise options are out there and that there are no excuses not to get in shape this 2017! The holidays have been fun but it’s time to get our butts back in gear as this new year begins. There is a workout for everyone out there — running, spinning, boxing, rowing, Crossfit, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), pole dancing, yoga, pilates, and more — and I’m going to sample them all this month! I’m determined to find the workout for you — not just one you’ll do, but one you will actually enjoy!
 

January 31: BODY BY BOB. That’s it folks… the 31 Days of Fitness are officially a wrap! Back in NYC, we went out with a bang on Day 31, with a grand finale featuring none other than super trainer Bob Harper! Yes, “Biggest Loser” fans, THE Bob Harper, and let me tell you something… believe the hype! This guy gets star billing for a reason. He is a super motivator. Sampling some of the flavors of workouts I’ve done so far, with a few I hadn’t tasted yet, Bob whipped up an all-out, full-blast circuit of high intensity moves that kicked my butt after one round. Then he kept me going for 3 more rounds, coaching and inspiring me to drop my time too! Borrowing from Gymnastics, CrossFit, and HIIT workouts, the stations went from the Woodway Curve (cool to run on that self propelled treadmill again after Speedplay on Day 29); to Parallette Shoot Thrus (parallel bars on floor with leg swings to front and back); to the Schwinn Airdyne bike (told you it was back); to Thrusters (barbell squats with overhead press); to Sprawlers (burpees without the push-up); to Kettlebell swings.
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