For all you spin class enthusiasts out there, check out the new WF23 in the White/Pink colorway. This super comfy and lightweight indoor cycling shoe keeps your feet comfortable so you can focus on those sprints!
Zappos Blogs: Health and Fitness
Last month, 25 of Zappos’ finest got together to race across the desert on their bicycles. The teams competed as either ten or five-man teams all the way from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, completing a total of over 500 miles per team. It was an amazing team-building opportunity. People would sacrifice sleep to pull over and support their teammate on the road, giving them water to drink or just dousing them with water to keep them cool.
I was able to break in my new Shimano PD-R670 Ultegra Level SPD- SL pedals in a race. It performed beautifully as expected.I also wore my Pearl Izumi Tri Fly III for the first time, and they were the most comfortable cycling shoes I’ve ever worn.
Our team would like to thank Smith Optics for donating PIVLOCK V90 sunglasses for the whole Zappos team. I have never had professional-level sunglasses before and they make a huge difference on the road.
We’re deep into pool and beach season, and working out tends to jump up on our priority list during the summertime. But sometimes, we all fall into a workout rut, doing the same boring routine day after day.
Studies have shown that varying your workouts (in reps, intensity, weights and type) will yield faster and better results overtime. Whether it’s taking your workouts outside the gym, or taking that hot new fitness class you’ve been hearing about, keeping yourself constantly challenged is the key to noticeable results as well as beating the workout doldrums.
Getting cute new workout outfits can also do wonders in renewing your enthusiasm towards your workout routine. Wear a fresh and cute gym ensemble to that new barre class or that fun Zumba® class with your girlfriends! The key is to have fun and continually challenge your mind and body.
Staying active throughout the summer means picking the right workout gear to get you through the hot and humid conditions. If you love taking your workouts outside, you probably know that your average cotton t-shirt and shorts just won’t cut it.
Look for workout shoes and clothing that are breathable and wick away sweat quickly to keep those warm-weather workouts more comfortable.
Here are some essentials we love to work up a sweat in all summer long: (fromt top left)
Nike Sublimated Hypercool Tank Top: The Dri-FIT® technology keeps you dry, while the sleek design keeps you looking great, even through brutal circuits.
Brooks Epiphany Bra Top: The mesh lining and racerback cut make this bra top perfect for a variety of workouts.
Lolë has teamed up with fitness and mind-body specialist Laura Warf to create a series of park circuit training podcasts just in time for summer. These fast circuit training segments add up to a half hour full-body workout that efficiently combines resistance training with cardio.
Check out the intro video below where Laura gives a brief introduction to the benefits of a well-rounded circuit training routine.
Hit the floor and get toned to the core!
If you’re looking to tone your entire body, increase range of motion and flexibility, improve circulation and posture as well as decrease back, neck and joint pain, then Pilates just may be the exercise regimen for you. With devoted fans all over the world, Pilates is definitely not just another quick-fix exercise trend.
Pilates is the best exercise for developing a stronger core, which is why athletes love it. A stronger core not only equals great abs, it means a stronger defense from injury.
If you’re new to Pilates, check out your local studio to make sure you learn the fundamental techniques. When it comes to Pilates movements, it’s not the number of reps, but the proper form that’s most important. Take your time to learn and enjoy each motion while strengthening your entire body.
You know the saying “If you’re gonna talk the talk, you better walk the walk”? Well, we are all for that. And if you’re going to do some walking around this summer, why not make the most of each step by slipping into one of these comfy fitness sandals?
These clever sandals from Skechers Tone-ups™, FitFlop™ and Reebok Easytone™ promote more muscle engagement with each step, therefore increasing the toning action on your legs and butt. Now who wouldn’t want a little fitness boost every day just from walking? Walk on ladies!
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