Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Patagonia, Loulu

Looking for an extremely comfortable shoe.  Look no further than the Patagonia Loulu.  The shoe comes with a wide toe box and fits like an old worn in shoe that you always loved.  The Loulu is a minimalist shoe, which  is super light and comfortable out of the box.  The shoe is relaxed and stylish and can be worn in a business casual environment.

The retail price is $130.00.  For those who are barefoot runners, they may really like the look and the feel of these shoes.  They are definitely worth a look. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Free Running, 3Run

Here is a very cool video on Free Running. Free Running basically uses the environment to perform all sorts of acrobatic moves while running. Check out all sorts of cool Free Running stuff at

3RUN Showreel from 3run on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Gecko Yoga Mat, David Swenson

Looking for an amazing yoga mat, well my personal favorite right now is the Gecko Yoga Mat by David Swenson.  I recently discovered the Gecko while trying out a yoga class at Castle Hill Fitness n Austin, Texas.  IMO the Gecko is by far the best mat on the market right now.

David Swenson is one of the world’s foremost instructors of Ashtanga Yoga Practice.  David designed the Gecko Mat for the ultimate comfort, durability and support for Yoga.  The mat is a balance between the durable mats that provide good support but are too heavy to carry and lighter-weight mats that may not provide enough support and don’t last.

The Gecko mat measures 74” long x 26” wide x 5MM thick – so it is slightly longer, wider and thicker for added comfort - but weighs only 5 lbs (30% lighter than comparable mats).   The mat is engineered and made in Germany from the strongest, most durable latex-free materials available.   You'll love the density and surface of this mat.  The mat is latex free and comes in various colors including (Olive, Indigo Purple, Black and Ebony).  The retail price is $75, but may be found cheaper at various Yoga studios and online.

What I have found really appealing about the mat other than its intended design, is the fact that it is probably the best mat out there for doing P90X workouts.  The mat has a non-slip surface and doesn't seem to move when doing high impacted movements such as plyometrics and Kenpo X.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells

If you want to get a good strength workout at home, but don't have much space, the Bowflex 552 SelectTech Dumbbells are an ideal solution. Newly designed, the innovative pair of 552 SelectTech Dumbbells combines 15 sets of weights into one using a unique dial system. It's one of the most space-efficient and flexible strength-training options available with its unique and effective design. With just the turn of a dial, you can automatically change your resistance on each dumbbell from 5 pounds all the way up to 52.5 pounds of weight. It adjusts in 2.5-pound increments (up to 25 pounds), enabling you to gradually increase your strength without bulking up.

Weight Range: 5 to 52.5 lbs (2.27 to 23.8 kg) for each dumbbell 
  • Each dumbbell adjusts from 5 to 52.5 pounds; adjusts in 2.5-pound increments up to the first 25 pounds
  • Lets you rapidly switch from one exercise to the next
  • Combines 15 sets of weights into one, using a unique dial system
  • Eliminates the need for multiple dumbbells cluttering your workout space
  • Five-year warranty on weight plates, two-year warranty on parts
  •  Weight Settings in pounds: 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 52.5 pounds 
  • Dumbbell Dimensions (Each): 15.75 inches long by 8 inches wide by 9 inches tall 
  • Weight (Each): 52.5 pounds / 23.8 kg