The Custom Smoothie

 

 
How many days a week do you do cardio? How many are strength training? Do you eat meat or are you vegan? Are your goals weight loss or building muscle? How many servings of fresh fruit and vegetables do you eat daily? These are just of the few questions asked as you go through the iFit Nourish questionnaire to determine the perfect shake for you.

There are a plethora of protein powders on the market, and one size does not fit all. What works for a bodybuilder looking to bulk up, does not for a woman looking to slim down. With a blend of protein, carbs, and fat, each iFit shake packet is custom blended for your body type, fitness goals, and nutritional needs. Delivered monthly in a subscription service, most importantly the shakes are delicious too!

I make a protein shake for breakfast every morning after I work out, and look for a nutritionally dense protein powder sourced from high-quality ingredients that tastes great, blends icy smooth, and keeps me satisfied all morning long. The protein options in an iFit shake are a dairy-based whey, or a vegetable blend of brown rice, hemp and pea. As compared with a single-source protein, these help provide higher levels of amino acids for better muscle recovery and growth.

So for this cardio junkie editor, it’s Formula 33747 with 230 calories and 21g of whey protein (I find it blends better than vegetable), 35g of carbs, 9g of fiber, and 2.5g of fat. It’s loaded with calcium, folate, potassium, and other vitamins and minerals targeted to a woman my age. A shake can reveal a lot about a person. What does yours say about you?

 

Sporty Summer Sun Savers

 

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Hey sun lovers… we want to make sure you’re taking care

of your skin and hair this summer! Protect, hydrate, and moisturize from head to toe with these all-natural beauty favorites.

 

ROW 1: SUPERGOOP PERFECT DAY 2-IN-1 EVERYWHERE LOTION $19. It’s a broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen and SPF 30 lip balm all in one handy tube. Protect your face and body with this anti-aging, anti-oxidant enriched sunscreen, with moisturizing Mint Condition Lip Shield neatly hidden inside the cap.

RINSE BATH & BODY PEPPOFIT FOOT STICK $16.95. Feet take a beating in the summer so give them some love. Triple distilled peppermint and tea tree essential oils are blended with shea butter, apricot and avocado oils for invigorating foot moisturizer in a handy stick.

BARE REPUBLIC HYDRATING AFTER SUN SPRAY MIST $12.99. This refreshing spray features cooling aloe vera and anti-inflammatory seaweed in an antioxidant blend of citrus, apricot, almond, and vanilla essential oils that calm, hydrate, and soothe sunbaked skin. Read More

 

It’s Finals Weekend: Wimbledon vs. The World Cup

 

 

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What a sport lover’s weekend is in store! Saturday will feature Serena Williams battling it out against Angelique Kerber in the Women’s Final at Wimbledon. These two went head to head in the 2016 final, with Williams grabbing the win in a tight two set match. That was the last time Williams played at Wimbledon since becoming a mom and this only her fourth tournament back — amazing, but not surprising given her record as a Grand Slam finalist (30) and Grand Slam champion (23)! 

The men take to the court Sunday morning for the Men’s Final at Wimbledon, where Kevin Anderson will be competing against… late breaking news: Novac Djokovic! In one of the tightest, longest, and most epic semi-final matches, after 6:36 hours on the court, Anderson finally edged out John Isner winning (7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4, 26-24)! There are no tie-breakers in the fifth set at Wimbledon, and it took Anderson 26 games to win his spot in the final.  Read More

 

#EveryoneOutside

 

 
If you’ve been looking for a crash course in any outdoor sport you’ve ever wanted to try, the Pursuit Series is the weekend getaway for you! Billed as the “Outdoor Adventure Camp for Grown-Ups”, the Pursuit Series takes place in different locations throughout the country. I recently visited the Pursuit at Hunter Mountain in upstate New York, where rock climbing, fly tying, and camping were just a few of the top picks on my action-packed schedule. 

The Pursuit Series offers a fully immersive experience in nature’s playground that you can customize from the most strenuous to the most relaxing activities: from outdoor sports like mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, and fly fishing; to outdoor skills like how to pack a backpack, cook in the backcountry, and use a map and compass; to wellness experiences like essentials oils for the outdoors, restorative hammock yoga, and very important to me, how to brew the “Ultimate Kickass Cup of Coffee”Read More

 

Surf Flick Classics!

 

 

FIVE SUMMER STORIES 1972

Summer has arrived and it’s time for another round-up of great sport flick classics. The beaches are beckoning and the Best of Surf is the theme of this collection. If you can’t make it to the shore, surf’s up at home. So queue up the DVDs and get ready to paddle out, drop in and ride those waves! As always, click the image for a preview trailer.

Let’s lead it off with “Five Summer Stories”, heralded as one of the finest surf movies ever made. This classic features all the great surfers from the 70’s like Gerry Lopez, Shaun Tomson, Jeff Hakman, and Margo Oberg. Filmed against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and the Nixon years, the movie portrays a young, outlaw sport at a strategic point in its creative evolution. Read More

 
 

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