W.O.W! Working Out With Tim Morehouse

 

 
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THREE TIME OLYMPIC FENCER TIM MOREHOUSE (TOP) & YOUR EDITOR 
PHOTOGRAPHY BY @IMAGISTA

 

Based on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is the Tim Morehouse Fencing Club, where I had an opportunity to bout and chat last week with three time Olympian Tim Morehouse. Currently, Tim is probably most recognized as the fencer in those Chase Mastery commercials with Serena Williams and The Rockettes, but its Tim’s silver medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, that have brought him fame and recognition as one of the sport’s greats.

Founded in 2015, Tim Morehouse Fencing Club teaches the Olympic sport of saber fencing  — one of the three disciplines of the sport that include epee and foil, and in which he won his Olympic medal. Sabre is based on the cavalry sword and you hit with sides of the blade, as opposed to foil and epee where you hit with the tip. The club offers classes and instruction for competitors of all ages and ability levels, but it is his work with kids that is most noteworthy. Founder of “Fencing In The Schools“, Tim is passionate about sharing the sport he fell in love with at age 13, and giving the same opportunities he had to inner city and rural school kids.

“My life was profoundly changed when I stumbled upon the sport of fencing and a coach who believed in me,” says Tim. “When I started, I thought I was just playing a sport, but something unexpected happened at practice. While I was working on turning on the scoring light, I was also turning on my internal light, awakening my own potential and illuminating the path to becoming my best self.” It is his mission to “Turn The Light On” for students across the country and help them become engaged, active, confident adults who can set goals and exceed them, lead a team, and have a positive impact on the world.
 
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As a lifelong athlete, very appreciative of the self confidence and positive foundation sports provide from an early age, and the aunt of a competitive gymnast we featured in To be a Young Gymnast, I wanted to hear more about his sport — both the physical and mental aspects of fencing, its benefits for young and old, and who we should have our eyes on this summer in Rio at the Olympic games.
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Playing Polo

 

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The perfect polo is a must have for any season, and for spring we’re loving these super sporty and most fashionable takes on the classic short sleeve button down. 

TOP ROW L-R: KENZO MINI TIGER POLO SHIRT $120MONCLER PIPED COLLAR POLO SHIRT $180BURBERRY BRIT CLASSIC POLO SHIRT $174;  MIDDLE ROW: T BY ALEXANDER WANG COLORBLOCK JERSEY ZIP POLO TOP $360; STELLA MCCARTNEY CUTAWAY HEM RIBBED-KNIT POLO SHIRT $884; THOM BROWNE STRIPED SLEEVE POLO TOP $1325; BOTTOM ROW: RALPH LAUREN COTTON PIQUE POLO SHIRT $360; FRED PERRY COLOUR BLOCK PIQUE POLO $95; COMMES DES GARCONS PLAY POLO SHIRT $185

 

The Bright Side

 

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Heat up your workouts with these graphic silhouettes and eye popping colors,

and add some sexy good fun to all your spring sports!

LEFT COLUMN: ORLEBAR BROWN GIA CROPPED RASH TOP $225. It’s bikini top meets rash guard with this neon pink cropped top. It features UPF 50+ sun protection, and a secure performance fit for all your favorite water sports. ATHLETA HIGH RISE COLORBLOCK CHATURANGA CAPRI $69. Put some pop in your workout with these colorful capris. Graphic highlights flatter the leg and high-rise fit offers support and performance. TORY SPORT BLOCK PERFORMANCE TANK $75. Emblazoned with graphic color-blocked stripes, this playful tank is designed to perform with lightweight performance jersey that’s soft, breathable and moisture wicking. Ergonomically cut lines create a flattering fit, while the racerback offers free range of movement.

CENTER: DSQUARED2 SPRING 2016. Hot for spring is this super sexy, color poppin’ little dress! Looks to us like the boys at DSquared2 took a little inspiration from the wrestling mats and the singlet never looked so good! NIKE LUNAR SCULPT $100. Right in the color mix is the Nike Lunar Sculpt Women’s Training Shoe. It features Lunarlon foam for soft yet responsive cushioning, a form-fitting upper for lightweight support, and zoned rubber for durability and grip.

RIGHT COLUMN: SWEATY BETTY OFFSHORE TRAINING BIKINI TOP $75 & BOTTOMS $65. Open water and lap swimming, surfing and paddling, this sporty bikini is ready to train and play. Double racerback straps and color block design add get noticed style to your spring water sports. DUSKII SAINT TROPEZ NEOPRENE SWIMSUIT $230. Crafted from sculpting neoprene, and stitched with white seams to accentuate its silhouette, this sexy high performance swimsuit is made for your sportiest beach days.

 

Tennies Anyone?

 

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Tennis shoes, trainers, or sneakers by any other name, here are a few of our favorite white “tennies” this spring, taking their inspiration from the courts and bringing it to the street.

 
LEFT COLUMN: COMMON PROJECTS ACHILLES THREE STRAP $450; ONITSUKA TIGER BY ASICS LAWNSHIP $90; GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE $625; K-SWISS WOMENS HOKE CMF $60; RIGHT COLUMN: CONVERSE JACK PURCELL SIGNATURE OX $95; ADIDAS ORIGINALS ROD LAVER $65;  GOLA COASTER $60; ADIDAS BY RAF SIMONS STAN SMITH $430

 

Opposites Attract

 

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In the chill of winter, we’re keeping it hot with these graphic black and whites.

It’s the latest looks in luxe and performance sport.

 

LEFT COLUMN: CHARLI COHEN ISEI TANK TOP $195. From designer and personal trainer Charli Cohen comes this graphic tank that fuses function and fashion. With luxe style and technical fabric that’s made to perform, it features a built in sports bra with a sleek body skimming fit. MONREAL BACK FLIP TENNIS SKIRT $254. This black and white Back Flip skirt is crafted from a high stretch performance jersey with cooling stay-dry technology for comfort on the court. A sharply pleated back panel allows for extra movement, while built-in shorts provide ideal coverage when sprinting from the base line to the net. FRED PERRY CLASSIC BARREL BAG $90. Use as a gym bag or all-around sporty tote, this Fred Perry classic has been the choice of sportsmen and women for decades. Designed in archive colors, it’s made from a coated canvas with contrasting trim, a striped handle, and zip compartment at the end.

CENTER COLUMN: SWEATY BETTY CADENCE RUN JACKET $240. This subtly black tonal run jacket balances both fashion and function. Designed using lightweight Sensitive Sculpt fabric from Italy, for support and sweat-wicking performance, it is slim cut to flatter the body, with perforated mesh underarm panels for breathability. A dropped back hem makes it equally suitable for cycling, with reflective panels in front and back for standout visibility at night. LORNA JANE BECKHAM SPORTS BRA $66.99. Make a big sport luxe statement when you reveal this graphic black and white sportsbra with its crossover back detailing. Made from superior performance and patented LJ Excel™ fabric, it’s moisture wicking and breathable with power mesh paneling for ultimate support and comfort.

RIGHT COLUMN: HEROINE SPORT X-BRA $95. This signature sports bra from Heroine Sport gets major style points while supporting all your moves at barre, yoga or even cardio dance class. Front X mesh adds sexy edgy style, while 4-way stretch and wicking fabric with power mesh lining gives you all the support you need to perform. NIKE POWER SPEED RUNNING TIGHTS $150. These performance running tights are designed to enhance your movement with a compressive fit. An innovative screen print is strategically placed on the IT band and across key muscles for added support and enhanced mobility. NEW BALANCE VAZEE AGILITY TRAINER $89.99. Stay light on your feet training in the Vazee Agility. Made for quick, lateral movements, this training shoe for women is built for superior traction from grass to concrete to gym floor.

 

Elevation Mask Training

 
YOUR EDITOR WORKING OUT WITH THE ELEVATION TRAINING MASK 2.0

 
If you’ve ever skied out West, you’re familiar with the lack of oxygen at high altitudes and have experienced elevation training. You may have noticed how super human you feel when you return to sea level — a result of your aerobic threshold having increased by adjusting to the air up there. Athletes often opt to train at altitudes. Oxygen deprivation increases the production of red blood cells, which aids oxygen delivery to the muscles, giving them a competitive edge.

There is no need to leave home any longer to train at altitude. The Elevation Training Mask 2.0 mimics training at a high altitude. It adjusts between 3,000 and 18,000 feet, by controlling the flow of air delivered to the body, and trains your lungs to use oxygen more efficiently. The Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch is often seen warming up on the sidelines with his mask on. The Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade posted a picture last summer of the whole team using elevation training masks.

The masks are now popping up in gyms across the country, as reported recently in both Cosmopolitan and Womens Healthand this editor couldn’t resist giving one a try. I was put through the paces by James Brewer at Exceed Physical Culture, who uses the mask with clients looking to max out their workouts. From slower movements like dumbbell flys and presses, to full body moves like squats, plyometrics, and the sled push shown above, I did find the mask forces you to be more conscientious of your breathing, and take slower breaths in rhythm with the exercise you’re performing. If you’ve ever gone scuba diving, the sensation is similar to breathing through a regulator. The other thing I noticed, which reminded me of the feeling after a non-stop ski run out West, was my abs contracted with that heavy breathing — a bonus core workout. Read More

 

Red Hot & Sporty

 

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It’s red hot for Valentines Day with gear, fashions and accessories made for that sporty girl

on and off the playing field.

 

LEFT COLUMN: STELLA MCCARTNEY CUTAWAY HEM RIBBED-KNIT POLO SHIRTDRESS $1082. From one of our favorite collections from the Spring 2016 runways and soon to be in stores, this asymmetrical red hot Stella McCartney polo dress has chic sporty style for all day fun. ISABEL MARANT LESLEY ANKLE STRAP ROPE SANDALS $540. Crafted from woven strands of poppy-red rope, Isabel Marant’s take on the thong sandal exudes her typical bohemian charm, yet is constructed for comfort for that sporty girl about town. KASK CLASS MONTECARLO SKI HELMET $320. Super luxe and super cool, this sleek fire engine red helmet combines elegance with cutting-edge technology. Goggles are integrated into the helmet as a mirrored dual lens panoramic visor, and buckle is magnetic for easy one hand fastening. Its sleek speedway style is guaranteed to turn heads as you fly down the slopes!

CENTER COLUMN: J.CREW SAM SUNGLASSES $188. From the brand new sunglass collection from J.Crew, the Sam features high quality acetate frames and scratch-resistant lenses with 100% UV protection. Available in a playful red, among other colors, the frames are designed to be extra durable with their four screw signature hinges. VETEMENTS HOODED LOGO PRINT SWEATSHIRT $735. From fashion brand Vetements, made exclusively for Matches Fashion, comes their modernist take on the retro hooded sweatshirt.  With its signature generous cut and extra long sleeves, its transforms from a hoody to a crew-neck for two sporty style options. ANYA HINDMARCH SMILEY LEATHER BACKPACK $1495. The perforated ‘Smiley’ design on this lipstick red backpack is instantly recognizable as Anya Hindmarch. Crafted in Italy from luxe leather, it is both practical and playful way to tote about all your extras with style.

RIGHT COLUMN: ZOE KARSSEN LET’S MAKE OUT LOOSE FIT MUSCLE TANK $72. This super soft and slightly sheer, slouchy tank typifies that well loved and worn in look, and is playfully printed with a flirty Valentines message. ALO YOGA ELECTRA CAPRI $78. Two shades of red combine in a graphic print on these color-blocked performance leggings. Compression fit supports you throughout your workout and moisture wicking fabric dries sweat fast. VANS CANVAS SK-8 HI $60. Its the legendary Vans high top in Valentines red complete with sturdy canvas uppers, re-enforced toecaps, signature waffle rubber outsoles, and a padded collar and heel.

 

Win These Skis for Valentines Day!

 

ENTER OUR SKI VALENTINES DAY GIVEAWAY!

To show our love for you this Valentines Day, STYLE OF SPORT is giving away a pair of the almost sold out, 2016 RENOUN skis! And these are not just any skis. Recently featured in The New York Times, United Hemispheres, and USA Today for their breakthrough innovation, these IPSO Gold Medal award winning skis — top prize in the industry — are completely revolutionary.

Utilizing a Hyper Damping Technology™, the stiffness of the RENOUN ski automatically adjusts to changing terrain and conditions. RENOUN Founder and ski engineer, 24-year old wunderkind Cyrus Schenck, discovered that by injecting a layer what’s known as “non-Newtonian polymer” into the core the skis — a malleable compound that stiffens with impact — he could create the ultimate all mountain ski. On hard pack they maintain stiffness, but in soft snow and powder they flex. CLICK HERE for a demo and watch as Schenck molds the compound around a beer bottle, smashes it, and it remains intact. The technology also helps to eliminate the problem of ski chatter at high speeds by helping them absorb more vibrations, while at lower speeds or in powder, they are lively and responsive.

CONTEST DEADLINE HAS PASSED

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON VALENTINES DAY!

 
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CELEBRATE VALENTINES DAY

WITH YOUR LOVE OF SKIING! 

RENOUN skis have taken the industry by storm and now you can win a pair of the Z-90 carving skis, retail value $1295, or Endurance, retail $1095. Told you we loved you! Celebrated for their nimble transitions, effortless turns, and incredible stability, RENOUN skis perform like no others. Even the most experienced skier, guy or girl, will fall in love.

PLUS… WE’VE GOT AN AMAZING RUNNERS UP PRIZES TOO!

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SMITH OPTICS has sweetened this giveaway with the redesigned, limited edition Smith I/O Goggles featuring the new ChromaPop Lens Technology! We will be picking another lucky skier to win a pair of these revolutionary new snow goggles! Smith adapted its proprietary lens technology into its top of the line I/O goggle providing enhanced visual clarity, greater definition and revealing natural color in a full range of weather conditions. Unlike traditional snow goggles, all ChromaPop lenses filter light at two specific wavelengths to eliminate color confusion to the brain, while providing a sharper, easier and faster visual experience. The result is an upgraded experience offering instant advantage and confidence for on-snow performance. Retail value $210.00!

And now DAKINE has jumped on board too with another runners up prize: a backpack from the new Heli Pack Series! As the leaders in backcountry backpacks since 1996, for Winter 15/16 the new Heli Pack Series features four styles, ranging from 12L to 28L, that are loaded with tech details including multiple ski and snowboard carrying options, easy cargo and avy-tool pocket access, fleece lined goggle pockets, deployable helmet carry systems, and insulated hydration sleeves. Across the line, Dakine has dialed the technical performance to suit every type of rider, and has developed a new signature women’s specific fit as well to provide amazing comfort without sacrificing performance. Featuring a shortened backpanel, it has a wider base to maintain the same overall pack volume as the men’s versions. The new narrower shoulder width span, higher range sternum strap and S-curve strap shape allow for efficient load transfer and eliminates pressure points. Retail Value $110.

And wait… we just got one more, FREEZY FREAKIES I Heart Snow gloves! Whether you remember them from your youth or have never seen them before, Freezy Freakies are the color changing gloves that were super popular in the 80’s. Made with thermocromatic ink that is transparent in warm temperatures, the colorful designs on the Freezy Freakies gloves are only revealed in cold temperatures. The I Heart Snow gloves are made for Valentines apres-ski fun!

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WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM…. GOOD LUCK!

 

 
 

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