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Staying Healthy During The Holidays

Staying Healthy During Christmas Break

Holiday Fitness Gear To Bring With You

When heading home for the holidays, I always try and pack light and easy fitness gear to keep me on track while on the road. Lately, it’s been easier than ever to find fitness gear that doubles as killer streetwear to make packing a bit lighter. This year I’m feeling these killer pieces from Reebok, especially these Fury sneaks. Easy to pair with jeans when not in the gym, the detail is amazing and colors are in point. The sage green shorts are a solid choice for breaking a sweat, and when paired with a throwback hoodie and windbreaker, the look is streetwear ready. (Loving the hoodie to wear around the house over Christmas as well!) I’ve linked everything here for you guys as always, happy holidays! (PS: some pieces went on sale!)

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The smoothie that packs a punch

SMOOTHIE BODY

By Preston Konrad

Last year I found myself in Austin, Texas to style an advertising print campaign and I fell in love with just about everything. The food, the vintage shopping, the people, and especially a green smoothie from a little hidden gem of a juice truck. Packed with fruits, veggies AND protein, this bad boy was my go-to healthy snack while on the road (lord knows I needed something healthy after all of the damn good BBQ I was inhaling). When my shoot wrapped, Although I was happy to get back to Manhattan, I was strangely sad to leave my favorite juice joint. I was determined to recreate it upon my return.  

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(pictured above, Juice Austin)

One of the best things about living in New York is that us New Yorkers can get just about anything we need, at any time of day within a few blocks of our apartment. There’s a killer deli (we call them bodegas) on my street. Stocked with the usual finds including everything from paninis and Parliament lights to Palmolive and prunes, this deli in particular happened to recreate my smoothie almost exactly. (I know, thank god lol).  I recently snapchatted my smoothie obsession and was flooded with questions about what was in it…and if it actually tastes good. The answer is HELL YES. Although it looks like liquified lettuce, it tastes exactly like a Creamsicle (remember those?) and is packed with protein to keep hunger at bay. I love grabbing one of these after a SoulCycle class or in the middle of a warm day to keep me full until dinner. I’ve scrounged up the recipe for you guys so you can whip this up for yourself, after the jump:

1 cup freshly washed spinach leaves (make sure to really pack them in the cup)

1 cup freshly washed kale

1 cup fresh or frozen mango cubes

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (you’ll want to aim to get around 20-25g of protein to cut the sugars from the fruit)

½ of a banana (I like to use half to cut some of the sugar but feel free to use the whole thing)

¾ cup coconut almond milk (you’ll want the almond combo to get the nutty aftertaste)

1 splash of orange juice (reduced sugar or reduced calorie)

½ cup – 1 cup ice (to your liking)

*BOOM*

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Gym Style: Swap the sweats & up your game

Fall Gym Style

Fall Gym Style

Fall Gym Style

Fall Gym Style

Fall Gym Style

Fall Gym Style

Although it may be officially fall, that doesn’t mean its time to ease up on your fitness routine. In fact, consider this your season to upgrade your gym commute look…think hollywood bad-ass. Our trick? Think of three easy steps.

1) SWAP OUT THE SWEATS:  Throw a quilted pair of joggers over your workout shorts for a slimmer, more current athletic look.

2) HELLO MOTO:  Add a sick leather jacket to your grey tee or athletic shirt to knock it out of the park.

3) UP THE DUFFEL: A quality duffel is a sound investment and will take you from your workout, to the airport, to a weekend out of the city. (we have a lower and higher priced version below in the shop the post feature)

KENT & CURWEN MOTO JACKET  / FOREVER 21 BASIC TEE /JOHN ELLIOT & CO X GAP JOGGERS (LAST SEASON) / LOUIS VUITTON KEEPALL 45 / NIKE FREE FLYKNIT 4.0

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Fitness Friday: Abs With Barrett Pall
Barrett Pall

Courtesy of Barrett Pall

The summer shenanigans have officially kicked off and if you’re like us, you’re probably hitting the gym a little extra hard to make sure you’re looking fit and toned for all those beach selfies. To make sure we keep our fitness game strong, we enlisted the help of our fitness guru Barrett Pall to roll out a new summer workout series where we will feature exercises for a different part of the body every Friday.

This week, Barrett shows us how to tone our tummies with a special ab challenge.

 

Summer body protein, Brah!

9c7bafede21cf0abe2d7c82b4dd57f8dThe panic is setting in. The last snowfall has come and gone. It’s about that time of year again when everyone suddenly realizes the warmth of spring & summer is upon us… aka we are no longer able to hide under our perfectly tailored pea coats and Kanye-inspired parkas. Some of us are realizing that as we pack away the puffer coats, the puffiness we’ve been experiencing is not solely due to the quality of the down in our coats.

We’ve been getting back in the gym like crazy, hitting our Soul Cycle classes regularly, and putting all of our faith in our best friend, protein ( and have been noticing a crazy difference) While calories, whole grains, and fats will always remain important nutrition buzzwords, it’s ALL about protein these days. As more and more consumers are realizing the need for increased protein in their diets, the retailers, food companies, and nutritional brands are answering the call, from Kellogs cereal to Quest Bars.  Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 1.27.57 PM

While there are always “trends” in the food industry, protein has elbowed it’s way to the front of the room and is looking for its time to shine. While younger consumers are increasing protein to lean out, maintain energy and feel fuller for longer, we’re sure you’ve also heard your parents talking about how they found “this great Greek yogurt and it’s PACKED with protein!” as they are looking to increase protein intake for health reasons. Over this horribly long winter we’ve been experimenting with various protein packed products to help sculpt our Summer bodies and have rounded out the group to a select few. (Photo courtesy of Mens Health)

Take a peek at our favs and shop them, after the jump: