Kudos to our friends at Wiley X, will announced that it will continue to support the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and has renewed sponsorship of three key programs for 2013 – the PVA National Trapshoot Circuit, the PVA National Bass Tour and the PVA Hand Cycling Racing Team. Wiley X will be providing its high performance protective eyewear as featured prizes throughout the 2013 season of PVA shooting, fishing and hand cycling events.
“Wiley X is proud to be associated with PVA and honored to support its shooting, fishing and hand cycling competitions,” said Wiley X co-owner Myles Freeman, Jr. “These events celebrate America’s outdoor heritage and encourage men and women to excel – regardless of what physical challenges they may face. We applaud the efforts of these athletes and the many staff and volunteers around the country who make these events possible.”
The new WX Valor Model #CHVAL06 – a member of Wiley X’s battle-proven Changeable Series – will be worn by staff, directors and volunteers at the PVA National Trapshoot Circuit, while Wiley X protective eyewear will be included in prize packages for the winners.
Wiley X will again support the PVA National Bass Tour with its new Climate Control Series WX Echo Model #CCECH04, combining Gloss Black frames with Polarized Emerald Mirror lenses. These state-of-the-art fishing glasses will be provided to staff, directors and volunteers, as well as winning anglers. Wiley X will also play an important role in PVA’s hand cycling events, where these “road warriors” race wheel-to-wheel just inches from the pavement.
Wiley X Official Website
Paralyzed Veterans of America “Get Sports” Official Website
From SportTechie: LetsMoveDown: The App That Gets Fans Closer to the Action
We have all been there before. Heading to the game and then making a move towards more promising vacancies in the lower level shortly after tip-off or first pitch. Squatting in empty seats closer to the court or playing field will usually get you thrown out by an usher or embarrassed by the actual ticketholder. Well, now there’s an app for that. Read the rest of this entry »
Those suffering from back pain obviously need more than just a band aid, but the Mighty Body Band might be just the thing to bring users back from pain. Designed by veteran yoga practitioner/teacher Miguel Latronica ERYT, the Mighty Body Band is used in many types of fitness activity and exercise including yoga, Pilates, cross training and general stretching. It can help build better coordination and agility for balance exercises and help with strength work, as it can alleviate low back pain by releasing lateral hip rotators and hamstrings. Video after the jump
From Montery County The Herald: Vintage surfboard collection for sale in Carmel
In the rafters of a Carmel office are six examples of what Chris Kneisley calls “living art” — vintage surfboards that represent the bygone days of California’s surfing culture. Read the rest of this entry »
There are times when a shower isn’t possible, and after a run, ride or other workout you just don’t feel clean. If a shower isn’t in the works than Action Wipes might be answer. These full-body after-exercise cleaning wipes also require no rinsing.
The maker claims these wipes contain natural ingredients that will actually leave the user’s skin feeling clean and refreshed. These include plant-derived ingredients such as oils including Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Ylang Ylang and Frankincense. These wipes are also naturally antibacterial and antifungral, and feature no harsh sulfates, parabens or synthetic fragrances and these are even alcohol-free. The 9×10-inch wipe is also durable enough to be used to clean up the equipment as well.
Action Wipes Official Website
Gaiam, the line that’s fed the yoga pants appetite of women in and out of the yoga studio, has expanded its line to include men. The yoga and fitness brand is introducing a range of garments designed specifically designed for me. Gaiam is also launching a line of yoga kits to help the at-home yogi, as well as those heading to classes. Read the rest of this entry »
Electronic Arts makes fitness games, and also makes games for mobile devices including iOS devices. Now it’s made a fitness app for the iOS: Yogify, an instructional app that gives you a few yoga routines. Read the rest of this entry »
Winter is hopefully in the rear view mirror but given how it is trying to hang on could be reason enough to consider the Torrent 2P tent from Easton Mountain Products if you are early spring camper. This is actually designed to be a full year tent as it features a double wall construction that is hermetically sealed to keep blowing dust and even snow out. And yet it is made of durable materials that are still lightweight. Read the rest of this entry »
The foam roller is one of the more overlooked workout accessories out there. We have one, but it got put away somewhere and as it’s out of site, it’s our of our routine. Unfortunately. This is one case where smaller might actually be better. Trigger Point is introducing its GRID Mini foam roller, a smaller version that will be compact enough to leave out, or take with you.
The GRID Mini from Trigger Point is 5-inches tall, and 5.5-inches in diameter. It has an attractive texture that might even blend in with modern décor – so it can stay out in your living room without becoming unsightly. While that’s one of benefits we like, Trigger Point also stresses that the smaller (and lightweight) equipment is portable and can be taken to the gym or even packs in a suitcase for a trip so you can get your workout on the road.
Trigger Point will make the GRID Mini available in April during IHRSA in Las Vegas.
Trigger Point Official Website
Nike has chosen 10 companies to be part of its Nike+ Accelerator program, which is looking to help motivate and inspire more people to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Each of these companies will receive access to the Nike+ API, Nike+ mobile SDKs and Nike FuelBand Dev Kit along with tech support from experienced developers.
These companies will also receive $20,000 and will get to take part in a three-month immersing, mentor-driven startup accelerator. The focus will allow these companies to leverage the Nike+ platform. The program began this past Monday and will continue through June 13.
Nike+ Accelerator Official Website
Class is in session, FitnessClass that is and you don’t need to go to school to take part. PumpOne has introduced its new FitnessClass mobile health app for Android along with the new Fitnessclass.com web access. This providers users with anytime, anywhere access to hundreds of full-length workout videos.
It has been one of the top downloaded fitness apps for the iOS and is now available for Android. Combined there is a full library of more than 420 videos. Users can view a selection of free workouts, or subscribe to a month or year “ClassPass” for $9.99 or $69.99 respectively.
FitnessClass Official Website
Adidas has introduced its new Crazyquick performance footwear line, which the company touts as being the latest innovation designed specifically to help make athletes quicker. This includes a line for basketball, football, running and training; and each gives athletes better controlled flexibility, better traction and optimal foot lockdown. So while it is good that Adidas is thinking of the “Quick” part, there are a whole lot of athletes that probably don’t need any help on the “crazy” part.
Crazyquick Official News Site
If you can’t always make it to the gym the next best thing is to take the gym with you. This is the idea behind the Xbase training pod, which can adhere to any clean, smooth, flat surface – OK, many hotel rooms are probably not going to work. But if you can find the right surface this device could be a good alternative when you can’t hit the gym. Just make sure the suction cup is secure so this portable gym doesn’t hit you instead. Video after the jump