Posts Tagged ‘yoga

A yogi’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

- December 18th, 2013

A brilliant rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas from the centred and balanced folks at YogaDownload

Santa doing yoga at gym (stock art)

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the home,

Not a yogi was stirring, not even an OM.

The yoga mats were rolled by the chimney with care,

In hopes there would be 20 minutes to spare.

The children were nagging, not going to bed,

While visions of Wanderlust danced in my head.

With mama in her yoga pants and I in mine too,

We were deeply in need of our inner guru.

When up on the roof there arose such a blast,

You’d think Shiva Rea was giving a free class.

And what to my wondering third eye should I see,

But Santa himself, breathing in ujjayi.

His hands placed in mudra, he looked so serene,

Sitting in lotus, right under the tree.

“Santa!” I exclaimed, “how can this be?”

“I came to align your chakras,” said he.

He rose up to standing (and his pants were see-through,

He must have bought them last year at lulu).

We rolled out our Mandukas and lit our inner flame,

And he whistled and shouted each yoga pose name.

“Now up dog, now down dog, now to chaturanga!

On cobra, on cat/cow, on parsva bakasana!”

The prana was flowing, my worries were gone,

My mantra, “I am grateful,” carried me on.

Santa, it seemed, was a wonderful mentor,

The yoga was helping me come back to center.

“Your practice need never be out of your sight,

YogaDownload is with you, all day or all night.”

And I heard him exclaim as he drove off in his sleigh,

“Merry Christmas to all, and to all Namaste!”

Merrithew Health & Fitness out with fitness gift guide

- November 12th, 2013

Only 42 days until Christmas.

If you’ve got a fitness fanatic on your list, you may want to check out the following featured holiday gift selections from Merrithew Health & Fitness, including everything from mats and DVDs, to a range of fitness balls and more.

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Click here: http://www.merrithew.com/shop/holiday-gift-guide

Reebok launches online fitness community, fitness app

- August 27th, 2013

Now this is really cool …

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Reebok launches its ReebokONE online fitness 
community and new Fitness App

ReebokONE connects fitness professionals around the world; 
Reebok Fitness app adds variety to consumers’ fitness routines

Toronto, ON — Reebok today announced the launch of two innovative digital tools in ReebokONE and the Reebok Fitness app. ReebokONE is an online fitness community unified by one mission — to make people fit for life. The network acts as a hub where fitness professionals from around the globe can connect and find inspiration among fellow professionals, helping them to develop their skill set, progress their careers and create a brand for themselves. The Reebok Fitness app, designed to inject variety into workout programs, helps consumers rejuvenate their fitness routine by creating new and varied workouts using a combination of popular disciplines – walking, running, dance, yoga and training.

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ReebokONE

By signing up to the free online platform at www.Reebok.com/ReebokONE, fitness professionals can create their own personalized web page, with customizable URL, where they can upload photos, update an “About Me” section, upload their certifications and areas of expertise plus add locations where they teach. This enables members to connect with clients and other fitness experts around the world, making ReebokONE the premier fitness destination for fitness professionals.
 
Along with being able to connect with other experts, instructors that sign up to ReebokONE also gain access to a number of member rewards, including:

  • A 25 per cent discount on Reebok products
  • The ability to earn commission on Reebok products they recommend
  • Access to exclusive fitness content from Reebok

To earn commission, members are required to sign up to the commission program, which then allows visitors to purchase products displayed in the ‘My Favorite Gear’ section of their profile. Members will then receive a commission on every purchase made through their page without having to do anything further.
 
In addition to the financial benefits, signing up to the network instantly unlocks exclusive fitness content from Reebok covering a wide range of topics to help further enhance the careers and skill set of fitness professionals. This includes a ‘Learn From The Best’ feature, where members can gain insights into the latest fitness trends, gear and advice; and a ‘Featured Professional’ section that allows members to learn from other fitness and training experts.

“I am so grateful to be a part of the ReebokONE network,” said two-time CFL all-star defensive back Tommy Europe, now personal trainer and fitness blogger. “As a professional, I strive to always continue my education so I can provide the best service possible. ReebokONE is a network of mentors, peers, and constant motivation; all real fitness professionals should join.”

Reebok Fitness App

The free Reebok Fitness app, available on Apple and Android devices and online at www.reebok.com/fitness-app, allows consumers to create customized workout programs based on activities they already love and new activities they’d like to try. Users simply need to select the length of the program they require followed by the percentage of time they would like to focus on each activity and the Reebok Fitness app will generate a workout routine based on their individual preferences. Consisting of a variety of different workouts to complete each week, the program can be personalized further by allocating certain workouts to specific days of the week to ensure you never miss a workout.

Michael Rossi, vice president of Reebok Canada, said “We want to spark people’s passion for fitness and encourage them to get the most out of their workouts. We believe people make the most of their activities when they’re motivated, so that’s why we created the Reebok Fitness app. With over 200 workouts, the app gives people the chance to try new activities and plan a varied workout program in a few quick steps. We believe that mixing up your workouts and trying new activities will help you realize your full potential.”

Reebok is dedicated to empowering people to be fit for life. The brand wants to inspire people to get moving and is passionate about helping people lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
 
To find out more information and to register for ReebokONE, please visit www.reebok.com/ReebokONE.

The Reebok Fitness App is available to download from iTunes, Google Play or to use online at www.reebok.com/fitness-app and is free for everyone.

A video about the app can be found at http://www.reebok.com/fitness-app.

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Twitter:     @ReebokCanada

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About Reebok

Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Canton, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of sports, fitness and casual footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied heritage in running, training and fitness. A subsidiary of the adidas Group, Reebok operates under multiple divisions of the Reebok brand, Reebok-CCM Hockey and the Sports Licensed Division. For more information, visit www.reebok.com.

Reebok out with fall/winter fitness clothing lines

- July 31st, 2013

Here’s what the cool kids — or at least the female ones — will be wearing in a coupla months …

Reebok reveals its most comprehensive women’s collection ever for Fall/Winter 2013

Reebok partners Alicia Keys and Tara Stiles have say in new women’s footwear and apparel collections, designed by women for women

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TORONTO — Leading fitness brand Reebok today officially released its Fall/Winter 2013 Women’s Fitness and Lifestyle apparel and footwear collections in Canada, after previewing them at the Reebok Women’s Fitness & Lifestyle Event in New York City earlier this spring. The event saw several Reebok brand partners such as singer-songwriter Alicia Keys and yoga expert Tara Stiles reveal the new collections.

Spearheading the releases is Keys’ Fall/Winter 2013 Reebok Classic x Alicia Keys Collection. Designed in collaboration with the internationally renowned singer, songwriter, producer and mother, this is Keys third range of footwear with the historic brand. The newest collection introduces exclusive limited edition lines featuring iconic Classic silhouettes and Keys’ unique creative touch. Featured style Reebok Classic A.Keys Wedge ($119.99) blends leather and suede overlays, while incorporating a hidden three-inch heel to cater to the season’s trend.

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Alicia Keys

I’ve had so much fun working on my third collection for Reebok Classic. I love collaborating with the Reebok Classic design team to update my favorite sneakers, with cool new twists like a wedge heel. I’m really proud of the new collection,” said Keys.

Classics aside, the other new women’s collections continue to complement the brand’s commitment to women’s fitness, aiming to change the way women perceive, define and experience fitness. Reebok works to empower women to pursue a more engaging form of fitness by embracing their passions and get physically, mentally and socially fit.

The new Yoga, Studio, Walking, Running and Training collections have been created by women for women. Products were designed with female body movements, body shapes and style preferences in mind to create the most holistic female fitness apparel and footwear Reebok has ever delivered. Renowned yogi and Reebok partner, Tara Stiles said “It was so exciting to introduce women to Reebok Yoga and the new Fall/Winter 2013 Yoga collection that Reebok and I have designed together.”

Reebok Yoga bends the rules by taking yoga out of traditional environments and conventions making it fun, fresh, athletic and accessible to everyone. The Fall/Winter 2013 Reebok Yoga collection takes inspiration from Tara Stiles’ rebel attitude, using bold unexpected graphics and contemporary urban design that is designed to complement and adapt to women’s bodies during yoga practice. The  Reebok Yoga Powerstripe sweater  ($69.99) and MYOY Striped Long Bra ($49.99) are perfect examples of the new bold offerings.

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Tara Stiles

Reebok provides a fresh approach to running by emphasizing the benefits of a varied running regime and the importance of including running as part of a holistic fitness program. The Fall/Winter 2013 Reebok Running Collection is designed for the fitness running consumer who appreciates innovation, style and design. With a three-foam midsole, decoupled outsole, and stable lateral arch area, the Reebok ONE Cushion ($129.99) is designed to maximize comfort and performance for runners with a neutral gait and a strong arch. The shoe’s pronator version, the Reebok ONE Guide ($139.99) features a similar midsole for comfort, flatter medial arch for stability, and an outsole release zone to help maximize stride integrity. Coupled with the line’s key apparel pieces, such as the Sports Essentials Tight ($49.99) and Sports Essentials Short Bra Top ($29.99), Reebok will offer women high performance footwear and apparel, along with the motivation and inspiration to fuel their success.

Reebok Training offers a new way of viewing fitness by promoting the benefits of a varied workout program. The brand believes variety is the key to long-term fitness and that all workouts should be challenging, fun and social. To encourage the adoption of such fitness programs, Reebok provides functional product to meet women’s workout needs with the Fall/Winter 2013 Reebok Training collection. The colorful Reebok ONE Training Women’s Jacket ($79.99) and Reebok ONE Trainer shoes ($109.99) are both high-performing and stylish; perfect to reach those fitness goals in style.

Michael Rossi, vice president at Reebok Brand Canada added “Women, and in particular women’s fitness, have always played a key role with Reebok. Reebok was the first brand to create footwear specifically for women to work out in, with the Freestyle back in 1982. Since then, we’ve continued to create products designed specifically for women who enjoy an active lifestyle.”

The Reebok Classic x Alicia Keys Footwear Collection, Yoga, Studio, Walking, Running and Training collections are available online at www.reebok.ca at various prices starting this fall.

High-resolution pictures of the collections can be downloaded here.

Website: Reebok.ca
Twitter: @ReebokCanada
Facebook: Reebok
YouTube: Reebok

About Reebok
Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Canton, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of sports, fitness and casual footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied heritage in running, training and fitness. A subsidiary of the adidas Group, Reebok operates under multiple divisions of the Reebok brand, Reebok-CCM Hockey and the Sports Licensed Division. For more information, visit www.reebok.com.

‘Phresh’ idea for yoga mats

- May 7th, 2013

I’ve totally gotta get a couple of these yoga mats for my two young daughters …

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Phresh Mats, as they’re called, are “printed with shapes that are a ‘map’ for properly aligning bodies based on anatomical averages,” according to www.phreshkids.com.

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The mats are the cornerstone of Phresh Kids, an innovative physical fitness program dedicated to helping eliminate childhood obesity.

Click HERE for more info.

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