The April Calendar: 30 Days of Swag




April is here and with it a new STYLE OF SPORT Calendar! Instead of featuring just a single topic as we have been doing (i.e. bikes, sneakers or sunglasses), we are putting it all together with a mix of our favorite sporty things. Everyday there is a hot new must have, must do, must try piece of gear, apparel, workout, sport and more being featured for you to check out.

APR.30: RIME. Located in Brooklyn and now on the upper east side of Manhattan, is the very mod sneaker store RIME. A sneakerhead’s dream, the shop carries only the most coveted and limited editions of Nike, Adidas, Puma, Supra, Vans and more, in addition to other accessories and apparel. Love the wedge sneaker? They stock virtually every one!

APR.29: ADIDAS NEO LOGO WINDBREAKERFrom Selena Gomez and the Adidas Neo line is this bright, lightweight and shiny nylon windbreaker. The jacket has cropped sleeves, kangaroo pockets and a roomy hood. It’s a perfect jacket for the still chilly days of spring training or anywhere you need a sporty extra layer!

APR.28: EXPRESS COTTON STRIPED TUXEDO SHORTS. These short tuxedo shorts are chic enough for the city and a great sporty look for all your weekend activities. More colors available in store.

APR.27: GLAMOURPUSS GAUGIN STRIPE TOP. Rash Guard? Chic sporty striped top? We say both! This stretchy luxe boat neck shirt, rated at SPF 50+, is perfect on the surfboard or anyplace else you want to wear it!

APR.26: TORY BURCH PIERSON MINI BEACH TOTE. Made of natural and bright dipped canvas, with leather straps and lots of extra pockets, this roomy little tote is the perfect bag whether you’re seaside or staying in town.

APR.25: THE FHITTING ROOM. Recently opened in Manhattan’s Upper East Side is The Fhitting Room, a beautifully designed boutique fitness studio that packs a lot of workout into a small space. The classes utilize rowers, free weights, kettlebells, suspension trainers, plyo boxes, medicine balls and more in what they call a FHIX (Functional High Intensity Mix) of exercise moves. Each class is unique but always delivers their signature five essential building blocks for optimal results: (1) functional movements (2) strength training (3) high intensity intervals (4) total body focus (5) highly varied exercises. Following the trend of a la carte fitness, this is a great workout to add to your fitness platter!

APR.24: BAGGU SURF SLING. Carry your surfboard with style and ease with this brightly trimmed heavyweight canvas surfboard sling. Designed with their Brooklyn neighbors, the ultra hip Pilgrim Surf + Supply, the sling is perfect for toting other oversized beach toys and accessories as well!

APR.23: FINIS ZOOMERS. Zoomers Gold Swim Fins are the latest and most advanced version of their popular training fins, offering improved comfort and performance. Swim Fins are used for swim training to boost cardiovascular conditioning and accelerate speed during workouts. By adding resistance to your kick, leg muscles get stronger, ultimately resulting in faster and longer swims without the fins. A must have training tool for both competitive and recreational swimmers alike. Read More


Tasty Little Bubbles Of Energy


There are hundreds of energy drinks on the market, many the equivalent of putting gasoline in your tank… literally. The energy high comes with a crashing low, that is both physically and mentally depleting. There are a number though, like E-Boost, David Kirsch’s Energy Bubbles and ZipFizz, with all natural ingredients that offer their pick-me-up power not with heart racing stimulants and chemicals, but vitamins, minerals and herbs recognized for a variety of additional health benefits. The ones I like are all individually packaged for on-the-go convenience and easily mixed with water. They are all refreshingly tasty as well!

DAVID KIRSCH ENERGY BUBBLES. From fitness and nutritional guru David Kirsch comes this effervescent orange flavored drink that provides a natural energy boost. David’s formula contains Taurine, Panax Ginseng, B6, B12 and other vitamins and nutrients to naturally energize both body and mind. It also has the special addition of chromium to help reduce body fat and build muscle.  ENERGY BUBBLES are a perfect pick me up before or during your workout, or any other time of day.

EBOOST. Available in Super Berry, Orange, Pink Lemonade and Acai Pomegranate, in the convenience of a shot or powder, EBOOST is packed with energy vitamins like C, D and B12, and super-nutrients like Green Tea, Quercetin, 5-HTP and Resveratrol, recognized for their anti-oxidant, immune and mood boosting benefits. EBOOST is sweetened with Stevia and contains no sugar, artificial flavors or colors.

ZIPFIZZ. I recently discovered this product at the Outdoor Retailer show, initially attracted by the cool packaging. ZIPFIZZ is an all-natural, great tasting drink-mix powder that delivers a revitalizing burst of energy to the body’s fuel system. Promoted as a hydrating energy drink, ZIPFIZZ is super charged with Vitamin C, B12 and potassium, among other ingredients especially beneficial for those traveling to high altitude (as I can attest having tested it out on a recent trip to Snowmass, CO). It comes in a variety of delicious flavors as well!

ACLI-MATE. Another great one for preventing high-altitude symptoms, I discovered ACLI-MATE in the very lofty ski resort of Crested Butte, CO. Available in a variety of tasty flavors, ACLI-MATE Mountain Sport drink contains the hydrating and energizing vitamins B and C, CoQ10, AND potassium, in addition to select botanicals like Rhodiola root, Schizandra berry and Ginko leaf extracts that provide a hydrating boost of energy both on and off the mountain.

EMERGEN-C. Really the original, this immune boosting blend of Vitamin C, nutrients, electrolytes and anti-oxidents, naturally replenish energy levels and enhance metabolic functions. Now available in a multitude of flavors like Tangerine, Mangosteen, Pink Lemonade and Triple Berry Blue, there is the tried and true Original Formula, in addition to Specialty blends like Multi-Vitamin and the sport specific Electro Mix.