I've been running with my Garmin Forerunner 235 for almost 4 months now, so I think it's finally time to give this (awesome) sucker a full review. Many of you have asked (via Instagram) what I think about the Garmin Forerunner 235, and my general response has been that I LOVE it! But many of you have also aske me to do a full, in-depth review, so ... here it is!
For a health and fitness blogger living in New York City, I’m a very slow adopter of new workouts, so it’s only fitting that it’s taken me this long to finally try Orangetheory Fitness: a group personal training workout class that promises to keep your body burning calories for up to 36 hours after the workout — or as they call it, “the afterburn.”
This post is sponsored by Mission Athletecare. Staying cool while running during the summer has a lot to do with wearing the right gear. Of course, you'll want to make sure that you outfit yourself with loose-fitting, moisture wicking clothes, but there are also extra accessories you can add to your ensemble that can help cool you down when the temperatures are at an all-time high. Before I began my marathon training at the end of July, it was abnormally warm here in New York. We were experiencing early-morning 80-degree temperatures that relentlessly rose to near 100 degrees by midday. Oh, and it was disgustingly humid, too!
The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. This is the story. Last week I was supposed to attend another workout at the Reebok Fit Hub in Union Square, like I did two weeks ago for Tara Stiles' yoga class. (All of the Reebok FitHub locations host free fitness classes for everyone throughout the year!) This time the workout was with Spartan Race CEO Joe DeSena. Unfortunately, my schedule ended up changing and I wasn't able to attend the workout. However, Reebok was kind enough to let me hold on to the gear they had sent for the event, so long as I agreed to share it here on my blog, which was what I was going to do anyway!
The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. If it were possible, all of my runs would take place on rugged trails shaded by trees and surrounded by wildlife. However, I live in New York City, so instead most of my runs takes place on paved cement and surrounded by a jungle of tall concrete buildings. I guess you could compare the city dwellers roaming the streets to wildlife at least.
The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Detour Bar. Well, well, well... It sure has been a while since I last shared some of my favorite food finds with you all. When I was blogging more frequently I was trying new foods on the regular and sharing my new favorites was a weekly occurrence. Now I work a 9 to 5 job and rarely stray from my go to meals and snacks. (I'm so boring, I know!) Buuuuut! Thanks to FitFluential and their awesome hook-ups, I was recently introduced to Detour Bar Protein Bars and I'm excited to share them with you as one of my new favorite food finds.
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Under Armour. It's official. I have become the ultimate exercise gear junkie. From sneakers and apparel to headphones and heart rate monitors, I'm a little bit obsessed with trying out the latest and greatest. Most recently, I've been putting the new Armour39 Fitness and Heart Rate Monitor to the test. According to Under Armour, other heart rate monitors compile results by taking an average of your heart rate data, but the Armour39 monitor tracks every heart beat while you're working out to give you more accurate results and with your WILLpower number, a sense of how hard you really worked.