Archive for April, 2010
April 28th, 2010, on the topic of Catalog, Lifestyle Models, Lifestyle Print, Sports Print
I consider myself active and have a (fairly) healthy lifestyle, but no amount of squats, crunches or sprints will ever rid me of my curves. Real woman have curves, remember? So then why was it so hard for me to find athletic wear for women that actually fits well and gives me the support I need? I was so sick of avoiding the mirrors at the gym (or worse, skipping a workout entirely) because my too snug tank top was inching up past my belly button with each squat, and my shorts were riding up my thighs with each stride on the treadmill. Do you know how hard it is to sprint when you’ve got one hand between your thighs trying to pull your shorts back to a more G-rated location? Difficult and unattractive. Exercise is supposed to make you feel better about yourself and yet, somehow, it was making me feel worse.
So, a friend of mine recommended I try the new athletic wear from ellasport, their mission is to “provide women with workout apparel that makes them look and feel amazing…because when you are comfortable and feel good about how you look, you have a much better workout!”
So I tried a few pieces and it was love at first crunch. Imagine, a line of athletic wear designed to be supportive and comfortable. Ellasport, where have you been all my life?
Here are some of my favorites:
Gramercy Racerback tank
I love it because: the hip is slightly wider than the waist and top so it stays in place and does not ride up.
Chelsea Racerback tank
It fits me because: the top has a built-in bra that provides support and gives full coverage across the chest with a wider hip just like the gramercy tank.
It changed my life because: the fabric provides moderate compression that conceals those less-than-perfect areas and the line across the back makes your butt look half the size!
I wear it because: the skirt has compression shorts attached to give support, but with the coverage and flexibility of a skirt. Genius.
Try ellasport today and get 15% off your first order.
Just use promo code marieclaire at checkout!
April 22nd, 2010, on the topic of Lifestyle Models, Lifestyle Print, Sports & Fitness Talent, Sports Print
|Armani and Reebok debut a collaborative collection with the help of 10 SportsU Models!|
Giorgio Armani and Reebok International announced a global alliance to create a special collection, combining active style with sport and technology.
The cobranded Emporio Armani/EA7 and Reebok collection features both sporting goods and sneakers; the line is described as a blend of style and function.
The collection will be available in Emporio Armani stores and select Reebok concept stores!
April 22nd, 2010, on the topic of Celebrity Consulting, Talent Features
SLU partnered Dr. Andy Baldwin with Kellogg Company in a joint effort to promote health, nutrition and fitness to U.S. military families.
Aside from being the former star of ABC’s hit show “The Bachelor – An Officer and a Gentleman”, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Andrew Baldwin, M.D. is a Physician, Humanitarian, and Navy Diver at the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington, D.C. where he serves as a spokesman and advocate for Navy medicine.
Additionally as an Ironman Triathlete, and National Health/Fitness Specialist, he assists the U.S. Surgeon General with his nationwide initiative to combat childhood obesity through program called “Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future.”
Participants in the Leanest Team Challenge (LTC) compete (along with other participants from other U.S. military installations) against other installations to lose weight, using the Special K Challenge® as a guide.
April 19th, 2010, on the topic of Motion Capture, Sports & Fitness Talent, Sports Commercials, Sports Print, Sports TV/Film, Stunts/Technical Advisors, Talent Features
SU Model, Adam Dunlap is the Founder and Director of Revolution Parkour, the first academy of it’s kind in the area!
What is Parkour you ask? Parkour is an athletic discipline, in which participants traverse any environment in the most efficient way possible using their physical abilities, and which commonly involves running, jumping, vaulting, rolling and other similar physical movements.
Adam and his team are dedicated to teaching their students proper Parkour technique along with its philosophy and purpose, with training the physical condition comprised of strength, range of motion, aerobic endurance, bone density, joint alignment, and structural efficiency.
Since the company’s inception, Adam has been the head Parkour instructor at the Revolution Parkour Academy where he has taught and mentored students ranging in age from 5 to 67.
As a professional Parkour athlete, Adam has performed and has been featured on and in numerous local and national news broadcasts, print publications, and internet articles. He has acted, performed, and provided Parkour consultation in commercial productions, and he has modeled for international apparel giants Nike and Adidas.
Adam actually suffered from Crohn’s disease, and attributes healing his body to discovering a diet and exercise plan that incorporates parkour. Adam recently told his story, and how he’s overcome obstacles to CBN TV.