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!

 

 

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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

 

Independence Play

 

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Get your game on for the 4TH OF JULY and celebrate with this

patriotic collection of the red, white, and blue!

 

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LEFT COLUMN: MONSE STARS & STRIPES SWEATER now $534. Monse’s patriotic take on the flag, turns the stars and stripes into this cropped, off the shoulder, summer sweater. GAP DEMIN FLAG POCKET SHORTS $54.95. These high-waisted, distressed denim shorts feature exposed pockets printed with the American flag. WILSON CUSTOM BASEBALL GLOVES. Shown here in red, white, and blue, customize any Wilson baseball glove in the colors of your choice —  along with basketballs, footballs, bats and more. PRO KADIMA FLAG BEACH PADDLES $14.99. Everyone’s favorite beach game gets patriotic for the 4th with these American flag paddles. BARK COMMANDER AIR TRAVEL $1099. For the advanced paddler looking for the high performance for which Bark Stand Up Paddleboards are known, and the portability of an inflatable SUP, your Commander is here! Available in both 12′ and 14′ foot lengths. 

CENTER COLUMN: GUCCI PRINCETOWN HORSEBIT STRIPED CANVAS SLIPPERS $790. The ever trendy Gucci loafer mule gets sporty for the 4th of July in a red, white and blue striped canvas. It’s the to and fro shoe for the chicest of fitness and fashion fanatics! CALLAWAY CHROME SOFT TRUVIS GOLF BALLS $44.95. Tee off with these Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis golf balls that combine Tour-proven distance and performance, with unparalleled feel and miss-hit forgiveness. Available in a patriotic American flag as well as World Cup designs! POLO RALPH LAUREN JERSEY HOODED SHIRT $59.50. Red, white, blue and striped, it’s the perfect hoodie for your 4th of July festivities that you’ll be wearing all summer long. OMEGA SAILING BRACELET $285-350. In addition to stately timepieces, Omega also produces these stylish woven sailing bracelets, available in both a nylon and rubber weave, and in a host of great summer colors and styles. CONVERSE ONE STAR HERITAGE LOW TOP $75. Patriotic yet understated, this white leather Converse One Star, with it’s simple red and blue trim, is an American classic.

RIGHT COLUMN: L.L.BEAN TOTE FRENCH SAILOR STRIPE $69.95. No household should be without the clssic L.L.Bean tote, and this special blue and red stripe edition adds a fun new look to this legendary canvas bag. STANCE MLB ON FIELD SOCKS $24. Celebrate America’s pastime with the official socks of Major League Baseball the teams will be wearing on the 4th of July and at the All-Star Game too!

 

Love Means Zero

 

 

Even if you don’t follow tennis, the name Nick Bollettieri and his tennis academy likely rings a bell. Now on Showtime is “Love Means Zero“, the documentary which tells the story of this legendary but controversial coach, through both his own accounts and many of the players with whom he worked. Colorful archival 80’s and 90’s tennis footage (Fila, Ellesse, and Oakley fans delight!), combined with the weathered, or should I say leathered, 86-year-old Bolletieri’s braggadocio, makes for a captivating documentary anyone will enjoy.

Over the course of his career, Bollettieri coached such top players as Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Anna Kournikova, Boris Becker, Serena and Venus Williams — but none is more famous than Andre Agassi, the primary focus of the film. Their 10-year partnership brought both player and coach tennis stardom, yielding Agassi his first of his Grand Slam wins at Wimbledon in 1992. Bolletieri shocked the world following that victory, however, immediately terminating his relationship with Agassi. Read More

 

The Sport of Pride

 

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Pride Week is coming to Manhattan, culminating in annual extravaganza that is Pride March on Sunday, June 24th. Now more than ever, we celebrate and embrace the rainbow of colors that represent the diversity of the LGBT community — and show them loud and proud with this sporty collection!

LEFT COLUMN: STUTTERHEIM VLADIMIR RAINCOAT $395. This classic Stutterheim unisex raincoat from Sweden celebrates the rainbow flag with 10% of the purchase price donated to an international LGBTQ organization. RE/DONE RAINBOW LOGO HOODIE now $229. This 100% cotton vintage black hoodie pops with the rainbow Re/Done logo front and center. APPLE PRIDE EDITION WATCHBAND $49. Apple is proud to support LGBTQ advocacy organizations. Made from more than 500 threads woven together in a unique colorful pattern, a portion of the proceeds from the Pride Edition band benefits those important efforts.

CENTER COLUMN: WELL WORN PRIDE SHORT SLEEVE CROPPED SWEATSHIRT $17.99. From the pride collection at Target, we love this French terry rainbow trim cropped Pride sweatshirt… for men! PURRIDE TRUCKER HAT $16.75. Illustrated by our good friend Ferdinand.Ink whose work we’ve featured on Style of Sport, the Purride cat shows off her true colors!  BILLABONG FLUID X BOARDSHORTS $54.95. Featuring Billabong Platinum X performance boardshort technology, the Fluid X features 4-way stretch fabric, ergonomic paneling, and micro-repel coating – customized with this colorful gradient stripe print. HEDSTROM MULTI-COLORED VOLLEYBALL $14.16. Perfect at the beach or park is this rainbow volleyball for summertime fun. MIRA MIKATI RAINBOW KNIT SLIDE SANDALS $390. Multi-colored crochet knit on top, and a contoured footbed on bottom, these Mira Mikati rainbow knit slides combine comfort and whimsy in one fun summer sandal. 

RIGHT COLUMN: MILLY RAINBOW SIDE SCOOP TANK $185. Featuring that classic 80’s style — cut high on the thigh and low on the back — this sexy one-piece tank suit features a rainbow of stripes snaking down its front. DSQUARED RAINBOW TENNIS SNEAKERS now $343. With a little Stan Smith style, these white leather sneakers feature a multi-colored grosgrain stripe accent and contrasting patent leather heel tab. TOPSHOP MOTO RAINBOW SIDE STRIPED JEANS $90. Mid-rise, straight leg, bleached low stretch denim, with these rainbow side stripe jeans you’ll want to show your pride all summer long!

 
 

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