Posts Tagged ‘Under Armour

UA opens hunt for interns

- April 17th, 2013

Under Armour

Under Armour has announced a new contest to help recruit “two of the smartest, hardest-working students on the planet” to join The Under Armour Ultimate Intern Team.

Are you intern enough?

Check it out:

Apply here:
 http://ultimateintern.ua.com

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UA turning plastic water bottles into fitness clothing

- June 13th, 2012

It’s not quite like Lady Gaga’s controversial meat dress.

But Under Armour’s Green collection will have you wearing old water bottles — literally — and other recycled materials.

“The ultra-lightweight fabric comes from melting the bottles down and stretching them out, which also creates a super durable fabric that fights odor and dries faster,” a PR rep for the popular company tells me in an email.

“In 2011, UA estimated that they would convert over 2,000,000 one-liter plastic bottles into performance products.”

Bottoms up!

Below are a few items from the UA Green women’s collection, affectionately known as the Catalyst line:

• Women’s UA Catalyst II Hoody, $44.99

Women's UA Catalyst II Hoody

• Women’s UA Catalyst Pullover Hoody, $44.99

Women's UA Catalyst Pullover Hoody

• Women’s UA Catalyst Shortsleeve T-Shirt, $29.99

Women's UA Catalyst Shortsleeve T-Shirt

• Women’s Waffle Longsleeve Crew Neck, $39.99

Women's Waffle Longsleeve Crew Neck

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Under Armour favourites for fitness-focused dads

- June 10th, 2011

Just in case anyone’s looking for Father’s Day gift ideas for fitness-conscious dads (including my wife and daughter … hint, hint), check this out from Under Armour:

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Bodylogix’s protein powder whey good

- February 1st, 2011

This is not an ad.

Not that I’m averse to shilling for companies to help add some jingle to my meagre existence.

I’m all for capitalism, free enterprise and some extra disposable income in the pockets of my well-worn Levis in these post-recessionary times. (Note to Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank: If you’re reading this, please email your seven-figure ad proposals to cary.castagna@sunmedia.ca.)

But seriously, I do like to keep my gentle Keeping Fit blog readers informed on the latest gadgets, studies, trends and products. Knowledge is power, right?

Keep that in mind when I say I’m a fan of Bodylogix’s Decadent Chocolate Whey Protein Powder, which I enjoyed mixing with skim milk on many mornings over the past several months for what I recall as simply satisfying and divinely delicious protein shakes.

No, I wasn’t paid to say that.

I just love chocolate and that particular protein powder seemed to always do the trick – satisfy my sweet tooth AND provide me with muscle-building protein.

I recently polished off a 908-gram container that Bodylogix had sent me awhile back.

Now, unlike many so-called protein powders, this one’s loaded with protein – and NOT carbs.

Two scoops of the stuff (55 grams) offers 32 grams of protein and just six grams of carbs. The fat content is a tad higher than I’d prefer at six grams per serving. But it’s not a deal breaker – even if that includes 2.5 grams of saturated fat.

Also notable is that the powder mixes rather well in a run-of-the-mill plastic shaker. Shake, shake, shake – and voila! No annoying chunks.

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Overall, methinks it was a pretty good way to start my day off nutritionally.

But I’m not the foremost expert on protein powder.

Let’s hear from you.

What are some of your fave protein powders?

Or do you think protein powder is passe?

I’m curious.