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#AthTribe Kimmie + Paul AthleisureMagazine

AthleisureMag

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PUBLISHER Paul Farkas

EDITORIAL Kimmie Smith

Fashion Editor + Style Director

Paul Farkas

Lifestyle + Tech Director

FASHION CONTRIBUTIONS PHOTOGRAPHER | Eugen De Lucie, Audrey Froggatt, Fernando Sippel | STYLIST | Kimmie Smith | STYLIST ASSISTANT | Belle Sansone |

BEAUTY CONTRIBUTIONS MUA | Kay Cunningham, Angel Morales, Kat Osorio, | HAIRSTYLIST | Selda Cortes, Kay Cunningham, Amanda Markoya |

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You don't always have to work out with machines! It's always a good idea to have everything you need for a total workout, while being able to tuck it all away when you're not using it. Some of our favorite items to have on hand include a jump rope that sits easily in your hands (highly suggest the foam handles), a weighted disk that can be held when you do situps to add more resistance and the versatility of a weighted bar (one of our best friends). | Foam Jump Rope OMEGA JUMP ROPES | 7lb Fusion Fit Disc EMPOWER | 3lb Body Bar BODY BAR | Headband SWEATY BETTY | Sparkling Wild Berry CELSIUS |


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BODY Talk


If the summer makes you a bit nervous as you're still working towards your goal weight, we suggest listening to tips by none other then The Body (5 time Sports Illustrated cover model) herself, supermodel, designer and co-founder of WelleCo - Elle Macpherson, who can get us there without binge exercises and detoxes. We chatted with her about her Four Week Body Plan which involves the much buzzed about - The Super Elixir. Not only will you look great but you will feel energized which is essential as we head into these warmer months.

Week 1 - Eliminate carbs after 5pm - Take the Super Elixir Alkalizing Greens with 500ml of water once a day - Drink at least 2 liters of filtered water each day

Week 2 (Build on Week 1 +) - Replace one meal a day with the Super Elixir Nourishing Protein mixed with 400ml of cold almond milk

Week 3 (Build on Week 1, 2 +) - Add cayenne pepper to at least one meal a day to boost your metabolism

Week 4 (Build on Week 1, 2, 3 +) - Cut out all added sugar, dairy and processed starchy carbs - Increase your intake of green vegetables


Glistening skin with a great mist is a quick way to make your skin look healthy and touchable soft. basq’s Resilient Body Oil not only protects the skin, but repairs it as well. With 100% natural ingredients, basq contains plant based oils including, hazelnut, sunflower, rosehip, grapeseed oil and sweet almond oils. Select between three invigorating aromas: Eucalyptus, Lavender and Citrus.

When you need a skincare product that can do it all (can be used for your whole body), Everything Balm is an essential! Containing rosa canina (rosehip) seed oil, this becomes your new essential.

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A beautiful face starts before your makeup is put on. InstaNatural’s Skin Brightening Rose Mask includes Rose Extract, Aloe Vera and Vitamin C. It's the perfect prep to freshen and smooth your face.

Rose Beauty There's something decadent about florals and when it's roses - it feels like you're adding a bit of luxury to your routine! We have you covered from total body care, repairing your skin, calming it and brightening its appearance.

When it's that time of the month, you deserve a lot more pampering then usual. Kali Boxes give you a bit more comfort by supplying your must have necessities which include certified organic tampons in a monthly subscription service with natural products that are also included. One of the products that they have created is a Rosewater Facial Toner & Spray. A little aromatic therapy is always the perfect way to not only treat your face but to calm your senses.

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NAILED IT PHOTOGRAPHY Audrey Froggatt STYLIST Kimmie Smith


NAILED IT | SHOT AT 135 W 52nd St | Johnny Cash Tee BRAVADO | Maverick Sport Chronograph Watch VICTORINOX | DSTLD PREMIUM DENIM | PG 20/21 | Approach S6 Watch GARMIN | Left + Right Cocktail Rings STERLING FOREVER | Center Ring TRACI LYNN JEWELRY |


NAILED IT | Guns N' Roses BRAVADO | Python Print Pants LUBA | High Top Black + White Sneakers NOVESTA | Summer 2016 Nail Lacquer DEBORAH LIPPMANN |


NAILED IT | Bohemian Corduroy Dress RED DRESS BOUTIQUE | Fringe Necklace + Ring STERLING FOREVER | Color Karma Bracelets SEQUIN JEWELRY |


NAILED IT | Color Karma Bracelet + Lariate Necklace (on book) SEQUIN JEWELRY |


NAILED IT | This Page SEXY POP POPCORN | PG 30/31 Printed Pant TOLANI | Maxi Dress RED DRESS BOUTIQUE | Fringe Necklace + Stacked Beaded Bracelet SEQUIN JEWELRY | Polo Shirt VICTORINOX | DSTLD PREMIUM DENIM |


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PHOTOGRAPHY Audrey Froggatt STYLIST Kimmie Smith MODEL Sierra Sista/True Model MODEL Lara Marchetti/Major Model MODEL Trevor/True Model STYLIST ASSISTANT Belle Sansone MUA Kat Osorio HAIRSTYLIST Amanda Maroya MANICURIST Yolanda Hernandez

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Our NAILED IT Fashion Editorial was a collaboration between deborah lippmann's new summer polishes, Mochidoki Japanese ice cream and the residences at 135 W 52nd St. We spoke with the team to find out why this building is one to keep an eye out for with its rennovation slated for completion at the end of June. ATHLEISUERE MAG: What are the amenities offered at 135 West 52nd Street? 135 W 52: One of the building’s most striking amenities is the 75-foot lap pool clad in custom mosaic tile and men's and women's changing rooms. The full 7th floor features 12,000 square feet of amenities including an expansive wrap South facing terrace. There are two gyms—a cardiovascular room and a weight room with a yoga studio, men's and women's sauna and steam rooms, whimsical children's playroom, social room, lounge with marble fireplace and lush seating, media screening room, caterer’s kitchen and dining area that can be reserved for private parties, and a golf simulator room. The 47th floor rooftop boasts 2,200 square feet of common outdoor space with kitchen facing North (Central Park), West and East. AM: What is the concept behind the design of the building? 135W52: The architecture is by Cetra Ruddy. Their vision was to create a building that is streamlined and sophisticated with beautifully-crafted details in the interior. The developer wanted to incorporate art into the building, which was commissioned French artist Thierry Dreyfus, who works exclusively with light to create a subtle light aesthetic that runs up and down the length of the building and gently pulsates to emulate the energy of New York. 135 West 52nd Street sits on 6 1/2 Avenue where there is a galleria or passage that runs from West 52 to West 53. Our passage will have a 20foot waterfall and a light sculpture by Thierry Dreyfus. AM: Who designed the space that was included within our photoshoot?

Dada, which is a division of Molteni. AM: We loved the windows that are floor to ceiling as it creates great natural light, what are other selling points in this building? 135W52: The building features many selling points. The curtain wall (the floor-to-ceiling windows) is certainly one stunning aspect of the building because it lets in a lot of natural light, and many of the corner apartments boast multiple exposures. Additionally, 135 West 52nd Street has a very elevated level of design as well as construction. There are numerous elements within each apartment that are custom designed exclusively for the building. The amenities are also a large selling point, which includes a 75-foot lap pool as well as all the other amenities. Another draw is that the building is in a very convenient location with great accessibility to public transportation. The Midtown area has become a desirable area to live, and 135 West 52nd Street’s preeminent design coupled with the large square footage and favorable price, makes it a highly sought-after residential building in the area. AM: For those who are residents, what are the neighborhood selling points? 135W52: Neighborhood selling points: five blocks from Central Park; great accessibility to public transportation; centrally located to the Upper East Side, Upper West Side and Downtown; within close proximity to the Time Warner Center; located around the corner from MoMA and an array of art galleries, cultural institutions and wonderful restaurants. There are also a lot of neighborhood conveniences which are right out the door. AM: Tell us more about the pool that seems like you stepped into a spa. 135W52: The pool is really a highlight and impressive feature of the bldg. It’s a 75-foot lap pool clad in chrome mosaic tile with a backlit feature wall and integrated seating.

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BEHIND THE NAILED IT BEAUTY EDITORIAL This month, deborah lippmann's 2016 Summer Collection brings back Happy Days - yes the feel good TV show, Grease! and so much more. Our nail art utilized Beauty School Drop Out, My Boyfriend's Back, Happy Days and Splish Splash. Head over to Sephora for their exclusive hue within this group - Great Balls of Fire. Deborah Lippmann tells us that this collection is all about, "Cool.Groovy.Bubbly" and really brings back the era of the retro 50s, "so you can look hip to the jive whether you're cruising in a hot rod or chilling at the drive-in." Her dual-patented Gel Lab Pro formula infused with 10 exclusive ingredients helps to deliver HEALTH, WEAR and SHINE, providing the high gloss and cushiony plumped look similar to a gel, without nail damage. Deborah Lippmann is the go-to manicurist for the most fashionable magazines and renowned fashion houses from Vogue, InStyle, W, Vanity Fair and Elle. She has also worked with notable designers Donna Karan, Rodarte, Narciso Rodriguez, Marchesa and Versace, to name a few. 2016.May

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Pedis On Point

We should always take care of our skin; however, there are times that certain areas take precedent . With the summer looming ahead, it's pedicure season. It's time to give a little love to your feet. Whether you take care of your feet at home regularly or between salon sessions want to do some upkeep - we have the perfect tips so that you're feet are always on point.

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STEP 1: SOAK + EXFOLIATE Submerge your feet into a tub of warm water to begin to soften the skin. Add in a handful of your favorite scrub to massage into your skin. You should choose a product that is an oil based product that will supply moisture while it takes away dead and dry skin. Once you have completed this, rinse and pat your feet dry. Make sure that you use a dry foot file to remove the rest of unwanted skin.

STEP 2: MOISTURIZE Feet seriously come to life when they are hydrated. Apply a rich foot cream by massaging into your skin to ensure that every portion of your foot is soft. Make sure to get your heels, cuticles and in between your toes.

STEP 3: FILE IT AWAY Make sure to file your nails straight across to create a shape.

STEP 4: POLISH Before applying your polish of choice, make sure that all oils are removed from your nails (use polish remover for a clean surface). The perfect pedi includes a base coat, two coats of nail color and a topcoat.

STEP 5: DRY It's tempting to step into your shoes (even when you're rocking sandals) but toes need 15 mins (if you really have time to kick back - it can take nearly 2 hours to be completely dry). We suggest that you add in quick dry drops after you have applied your topcoat!


Bronze Art The summer is about adding a bit of glitz to your sunkissed look. jane iredale's Summer 2016 Collection: The Good Glow which includes these must have summer bronzers - Sunbeam™ Bronzer, Rose Dawn™ Bronzer and Moonglow™ Golden Bronzer. Apply them with NARS Cosmetics' Kabuki Brushes.


NASHVILLE IN CONCERT

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We kicked off our month at Madison Square Garden Theater to see the NYC leg of Nashville in Concert, which includes musical performances from the stars of ABC's Nashville from the season. ABOVE: Gunnar Scott (Sam Palladio), RIGHT: Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) and BELOW: Avery Barkley (Jonathan Jackson).

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, p e t S In o n a i c u L a l Lay PHOTOGRAPHY Eugene De Lucie STYLIST Kimmie Smith MUA/HAIRSTYLIST Kay Cunningham


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Our May cover is graced by Layla Luciano, a celebrity fitness trainer based here in NYC who has not only been noted as one of the city's hottest trainers, and also was one of the stars of Bravo's Workout New York and is the Co-Founder of PACT PARK! We sat down with Layla to find out more about her, the show and what she is working on!

LL: In terms of training techniques and working with clients, because I'm fluent in a variety of workout styles, I feel like I'm very good at creating programs for clients so that they see the changes they want to see and they never get bored! I'm also very good at teaching two groups at once, like I did at Barry's Bootcamp for over 4 years.

ATHLEISURE MAG: When did you realize that you wanted to work in the fitness industry?

AM: What's your style when training clients and where have you been an instructor in NYC??

LAYLA LUCIANO: I have always been extremely active and full of energy ever since I was a kid. I played basketball, baseball, did track and field, gymnastics and martial arts. I started martial arts when I was 5, and because I was so dedicated, I earned my first degree black belt when I was only 11. When I received my black belt, I started assisting teaching classes for the children's program and I loved it! In high school, I volunteered to teach for my karate dojo to blind and visually impaired students. These experiences truly made me fall in love with teaching, and so when I went to college, I majored in elementary education. When I started student teaching in NYC public schools in Harlem, I thought I would automatically fall in love it. I fell in love with the kids, but not the curriculum system. I also saw all of the kids’ unhealthy eating habits, their school lunches and the fact that they only get half an hour of recess. Kids naturally have have so much energy and need to burn some of that off throughout the day in order to really concentrate on school work! Instead of continuing on to teach the K-6 curriculum for NYC public schools, I started my own after school programs and summer camps for kids fitness. I taught a Latin dance program and a karate program, but the underlying idea for both of these programs was teaching my students the importance of building healthy bodies and lifestyles! I always knew I loved helping people better themselves, so two years later I continued to share my passion for fitness by developing and creating my own classes at various NYC fitness studios, including bootcamp, pilates and kickboxing. AM: What areas do you feel are your expertise within fitness? 2016.May

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LL: My style is tough love, but fun. I will make you work hard and push you to do so! I've been an instructor at NDG Fitness, SLT and Barry's Bootcamp. AM: We are fans of Bravo's Work Out New York, what was it like to be in the cast? LL: Filming Work Out New York was definitely a rollercoaster ride. Some days I loved being in front of the camera, and some days I would be so tired from teaching, training clients, training myself and filming all day that I was cranky and over it! I was excited to share about my life as a fitness professional in NYC with a very different upbringing than most. Unfortunately, I wasn't aware of how much editing could be done to manipulate any situation. As a fitness professional who wants to motivate and inspire, I feel like there were some aspects of my life that were highly dramatized that even made me a little uncomfortable watching, since it wasn't truly me (more like Layla multiplied by 1000). AM: Is there another season for you/the cast and who from the show do you hangout with? LL: We are still waiting to find out! I still hang out with Courtney, because we are from the same crazy person planet so we understand each other :P AM: We know that you and Jay have your own studio fitness, tell us more about PACT PARK! LL: PACT PARK is a high intensity, but low impact group fitness experience. The unique workout combines boxing and MMA strike training on a Nexersys machine that calcuwww.athleisuremag.com


lates strikes, accuracy, power AND friction training on a Lynx board, which concentrates on mobility, balance, control and coordination, using body weight training to maximize form, speed and power. PACT means Proprioceptive Aerobic Cross Training. Proprioceptive is about body awareness, knowing exactly what you're doing not by seeing, but just doing. The aerobic cross-training is by going back and forth between the Nexersys machine and the Lynx board. And a Park is just a fun place! At PACT PARK, we give you metrics and data from the Nexersys machine to help you progress and give you results to improve your body & mind! You get a great release being able to hit the machine. We are also focused on training your body safely on the Lynx board because you're not jumping, you're sliding, which helps strengthen your joints and ligaments in a low impact manner. And on the machine, the pads give a little resistance when you punch them and are safer than hitting a punching bag. In March, we started doing 30 minute pop up classes at Hub Seventeen in Lululemon Flatiron on 17th St. and 5th Ave before the studio itself opens to create some buzz and have people try out the new workout! We will continue these pop up classes throughout the summer until we open our first permanent location in NYC by Fall 2016 as that's the priority right now! AM: For those who want an amazing booty this summer, what 3 workouts can we do? LL: Understanding the three main parts of your booty will help you understand the movements you need to make in order to work it in every possible way for the perfect shape all around! Hip thrusters for optimal hip extension for the gluetus maximus. For gluteus medius and minimus fire hydrants with ankle weights and lateral band walks (with the band around the ankle). AM: What's your personal style when you're at the gym and then going out? LL: My gym style is the same as when I'm teaching a class or training a client because I

usually go from one to the other. I love my sports bras to be a bright pop of color with sexy straps (like the Lululemon Free to Be Wild bra). I love tight tank tops that are either cropped or go just past the belly button (I usually end up cutting all of my tank tops to that length if they are too long). I love playing with different bottoms especially since I'm an ambassador for Carbon38. I get to try out all different designs and styles! When I'm going out I love to really play dress up since I live in workout clothes all day! My going out style is very sexy, but trendy. AM: How did you get into aerial? how did you get into it? When I was about two years into my fitness career teaching bootcamps, lifting weights and doing boxing and muy thai, I felt like I was missing something. I've always loved competing in kata at my martial arts tournaments. Kata is a detailed choreographed of movements and strikes with a goal to internalize the movements and techniques so they can be executed and adapted under different circumstances without thought or hesitation. Competing in kata in tournaments was almost like a performance since you are judged on technique, style, balance, timing, and verisimilitude! I love being a strong, badass but I was missing the combination of that with style, grace and performance. That is how I discovered aerial three years ago! AM: From the show, we can see that you have a great sense of self, are comfortable in your own skin and are able to speak your truth without reservation. How did you get that sensibility? LL: I was born and raised in NYC (that alone will make you tough) with a strong, loving mom who truly taught me to love myself and that is how I was raised it wasn't until I started modeling towards the end of high school and into college that I become very self concious. At that time my particular look was "too exotic" and I had "curves" (which is an outrageous statement because when I look back at pictures of myself from then, I was so skinny...I just had a little wider hip!) As tough (Continue to page 65)


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Last month we began our Olympic coverage (Kerri Walsh Jennings, Joe Jacobi) as the Road to Rio inches closer. This month we had the chance to hang out with Allyson Felix (track and field sprint athlete and Three-Time Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter) as she introduced a new initiative by her partner, Bounty at the YMCA for "The 2016 Quicker Picker-Upper Games".

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ATHLEISURE MAG: When we talk with athletes about what their training process looks like - it's always eye opening! What is your routine like?

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ALLYSON FELIX: - I love Kerri, she's so great! Well my workouts are pretty intense. In total, I work out for about 5 hours. About 2 -3 hours are spent on the track and I do about 2 - 3 hours in the gym. AM: What are 3 workouts that you would suggest to get great legs like yours? AF: When I'm in the gym, I'm all about plyometrics, which a lot of people forget about doing. I like to do Box Hops where you jump with both of your legs onto a box and then go into a squat. A core workout is an awesome way to stay fit and Russian Twists are my go to exercises. Finally, I'm all about the track. I think that you should always go out and sprint the straights and run the curves for a total body workout. AM: How do you mentally prepare for the Olympics? AF: It's about practicing and avoiding distractions so that you can mentally prepare. I am also a major believer in visualization as it's very helpful for me to run through the race in my mind as I look at the perfect race. AM: What is the experience like being at the Olympics and is each appearance different? AF: I'm nervous everytime, but it is a different experience for each one. The first one was very eye opening, I didn't know what to expect - everything was new. NOW going back a few times after that time, I am able to use the experience to be a bit calmer. You may still be a bit more nervous, but there is a comfort level there to be more effective.

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and about going to brunch? AF: I like any detailed pieces and Nike has a lot of fun leggings and I love colorful and bright stuff - anything that is kind of unique. That's my go to. When I am out and about, I am very laid back and am a jeans and tee shirt girl. But when I dress up, I really like classic pieces - timeless pieces. AM: When you're not training what do we find you doing in your down time? AF: I'm an LA girl so I love going to the beach - I'm all about the beach cruiser and going into the water. I'm a homebody, since I travel so much - I like being with my family. When I have my off time, it's kind of great to do just nothing!

AM: What's on your playlist when your training and about to hit the track? AF: Anything upbeat - hip hop is my go to before races and even in training. I really love Beyonce's 'I'm a Diva,' which really helps me with that transformation. I am super laid back when I am off the track, but when you have to get the job done, it helps me get into that different kind of zone. AM: What habits do you have that change in terms of training and eating when you are closer to the games? AF: My stuff doesn't change too much actually. What I do in training and even getting closer, I try to keep my habits the same. When I'm eating, I eat a lot of fish, vegetables, and fruits. I don't like to have too many changes. How I am in training versus the races is the same so that I am consistent. I want to do the same thing when I am competing as for me.

"How I am in training versus the races is the same so that I am consistent. I want to do the same thing when I am competing as for me." AM: How do you maintain balance? AF: Balance is key and it's all about scheduling as you have so many responsibilities. I have a lot of help and an amazing support system with people that I work with as well as partnerships.

AF: Icecream is kind of my go to! I love a good steak and just love to eat

Bounty (in addition to being her partner, but also a sponsor of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games) has been great with everything that they are doing. Currently, their initiative on social media allows people to tweet a Quick Tip. I did mine as I have a Yorkie - she's so much fun but just a little messy. So I put a little Bounty paper towel underneath her water bowl to pick up any spills. I would tweet this to @Bounty with #QuickTip and for each of those tips they donate $1 to P&G

AM: What is your track style versus when you're out

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AM: Afterwards I'm sure you definitely enjoy a splurge fest?

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Australian beauty, Kym Johnson is a Three-Time Dancing with the Stars Mirror Ball winner (2 in the US and 1 in Australia) as well as a judge for DWTS in Australia currently. We sat down with this busy dancer to find out about her new fitness program, DWTS and of course her upcoming wedding to SHARK TANK's Robert Herjavec. ATHLEISURE MAG: We loved seeing you on Dancing with the Stars, how is it being on DWTS Australia as a judge versus one of the dancers? KYM JOHNSON: I have to work out a lot more when I am being a judge since I'm not dancing every single day I like I did when I was on the show. So you're not getting that work out. But I love being a judge as I find myself dancing along with them under my desk. I really like it as I judge for DWTS in Australia so I get to be at home and see my family. It's 3 months of every year which is not a long time. I enjoy it - occassionally, I am used to being on the dance floor but you can't dance forever, so it's nice to transition into other things. AM: When you were a dancer on Dancing with the Stars, what was a typical day like from doing your own workouts, preparing dances for each episode and practicing the dances leading up to each night? KJ: Oh my gosh it's non stop! When you are a dancer on DWTS you can seriously kiss goodbye a life for those three months, and even more. We rehearse with our celebrities 6 - 7 hours a day and then when we're not with them, we rehearse for professional numbers on the show or we are choreographing numbers for the next week - we do all of the choreography and we plan all of the costumes to fit the music! AM: Costumes too!?! KJ: We have an incredible design team, but we have to come up with the concepts and talk to them about to make it come to life. But creatively, it's a lot to do which is great to have that creative freedom. But it is a lot of work so you never switch off really, although it is very rewarding. When you're done, you sort of want to hibernate after! AM: What was one of your favorite dances that 2016.May

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you did on DWTS, favorite outfit and partner? KJ: Well I will have to say that Robert Herjavec is my favorite partner, especially with how it all ended up! AM: Watching the show, we felt there was a spark there and that the two of you should totally get together! Now your planning your wedding, it's such a Cinderella moment! KJ: I know!! I still have to pinch myself and say like what ... it's crazy! But that's amazing. Jerry Springer was my first dance partner on DWTS in America and I just adore him, he's the nicest guy and it was really a special season and of course I won the first Mirror Ball with Donny Osmond. My favorite dance would be the freestyle that I did with Hines Ford with the half time act during the football game. We had a marching band, we dressed up in the Steelers colors. I got to live this dream as an American cheerleader. AM: What is a typical day like for you in terms of your fitness routine? KJ: I work out everyday even if it is a half and hour and I'm traveling. I always fit something in. I really like to do hot yoga barre class (barre in a heated room) which always makes me feel cleansed when I leave. I do this about 3 times a week. I do a fit mix class that is essentially interval running. You run for 30 mins and the other 30 mins is on the pilates reformer machine. You get a bit of the cardio with the strength training. So I mix that up and I still dance. I have my own workout 5678 Fitness - cardio dance routine. It's really fun and I have my own workout. I take the cardio which has a little jive, samba etc., and in between I do strength routines like a 5 mins ab workout and legs. I still workout everyday as I feel better and motivated. I travel a lot and sometimes when I get off a plane I may not feel like it but once I do, it just makes everything feel the way it should. Even if it's a jump rope with interval training - doing 1 min with a jump rope and then a plank for another minute and another 1 min with hip raises. It's important to get that cardio with the strength - it's a great combination. AM: How did 5678 Fitness and Nutrition Program www.athleisuremag.com


come about? KJ: People who watched DWTS would come up to me and couldn't believe that celebrities really lost all that weight on the show. But it's because they are dancing everyday and you can see the transformation they have when they are on the show. I came up with 5678 Fitness with the dances that you see from the show being placed in a cardio way. When we did it on cruises, passengers enjoyed doing the steps and I knew I was onto something the way they embraced it no matter the age. You don't realize you're working out because you are doing the steps and enjoying the music - you burn a lot of calories. That's why I wanted to come out with it. 2016.May

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In addition to the fitness component, I cam out with 5678 Nutrition because I am not dancing everyday and I have to watch what I eat so the diet is important. When I did DWTS, I could probably get away with some fries and hamburgers because I was always dancing 8 hours a day (no one can train 8 hours a day). I still indulge in a burger and fries, but I switch it up where maybe I have some sweet potato fries or a burger without the bun instead. It's about making choices. With the book, I had the opportunity to work with a nutritionist and we came up with a diet that really works well for me. It's not one that you would fall off from - it's more of one that allows you to have an easy lifestyle. It has great exercises www.athleisuremag.com


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and a 14 day diet plan that you can follow along with the exercises as well as the DVD which has the actual workouts. It's also on my website and you can download it from there as well. AM: How do you balance your busy schedule, staying fit and your upcoming nuptials with Robert (PS we're Shark Tank fans and think you guys are adorable)? KJ: I love being busy! I would do DWTS for 3 months and then I would take a week off and be totally bored and ready for the next thing. It's essential for me to take time for myself each day whether it's a fitness class, doing a walk or just something where there is time for you. I do it everyday. AM: When you're not busy, what's your go to look that we'd see you rocking to run errands, go to brunch etc.? KJ: At the moment I am sitting here with white jeans and a white top with my runners. It's a nice hot day here in LA and I thought I would be springy wearing white. I love some jeans or cut offs with a T-shirt. It's all about relaxed and easy. AM: To get fabulous summer legs like yours, what are 3 workouts we should include? KJ: Dancer legs are from pulling up all the time. Pilates is great for legs. The ballet barre is amazing as you want to tone your hips and your butt. Hip raises are really good as they work the back of your legs and give you nice definition to keep you long and lean. Any kind of ballet barre where you are pulsing your leg and you are getting the crease behind your butt - in dancing you're constantly engaging your legs and pulling up (all about your thighs and legs being pulled up). That's how you get dancer legs pack your butt under and pulls legs up even do leg lifts. 2016.May

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In Step, Layla Luciano from pg. 48 as you are, comments like that over and over again start to get to you. When I started com paring myself to other models, that's when I realized this world wasn't healthy for me and I found myself again through where I started, fitness! Everyone wants to look good but make sure you are also doing it for your health and for the good feelings you get when you make yourself better and stronger! In Step, Layla Luciano fashion editorial was shot at The Colorado (201 E 86th St) and Pure Barre (1325 Lexington Ave) on the UES in NYC.

Sprint to the Finish, Allyson Felix from pg. 56 Team USA Youth Sports Funds. It's something that I believe in and is just a great way that they have partnered with me. Throughout the 2016 Olympics, Bounty will share the best tips on their social media channels. Select winners will receive prize packs. I also make sure that I have some time for myself is key which is important for everything else. Pictures courtesy of Bounty/PG + Nike


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Teperatures are beginning to rise and layers are sure to come off; however, SPF is not a seasonal topic only! We sat down with Rebecca Kazin, MD, of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology to chat about Safe Sun, UVA/UVB. ATHLEISURE MAG: Why is Safe Sun important and what does it mean? REBECCA KAZIN MD: As people start to have more outdoor activities on their agendas, you need to be aware to protect skin now, and all summer long - whether you are exercising outside or at the beach. Being aware of the the dangers of sun exposure for both skin cancer and aging concerns is paramount to protecting yourself. Sun safe means taking protective measures when spending time outdoors to shield skin from direct UVA/UVB exposure. AM: What should we look for what it comes to picking the best protection from the sun? RK MD: Always choose an SPF of at least 30. SPF 30 is as high as you truly need as long as you remember to apply every 2 hours. If you have sensitive skin, physical blocks tend to be less irritating to skin. If you choose a chemical block, Mexoryl is a good UVA blocker in Anthelios. AM: Do you have brands to suggest that we should have within our sun protection rotation? RK MD: La Roche Posay Anthelios is a favorite. I also like Elta MD and SkinCeuticals Matte UV Defense SPF 50 because it goes on matte. For drugstore brands, I like Neutrogena. AM: Is there any pre and/or post prep needed when you're spending time in the sun? RK MD: Ideally, you should apply your sunscreen 1/2 an hour before sun exposure. AM: What are your thoughts on suncare products that are edible that are meant for providing "natural SPF" such as Heliocare? RK MD: I'm not sure how sophisticated this technology is right now. It needs more study to determine what level of SPF protection this is pro-

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viding and how it would compare or integrate into our topical sunscreen use. AM: Beyond topical care, what other ways can we have the benefits of SPF beyond creams and sprays?

sure during that time. Also if you are on medicines that make you sun-sensitive, like some antibiotics. AM: How many times should we apply SPF?

RK MD: Sun protective clothing - hats and swim shirts. I like Coolibar for clothing with SPF woven in.

RK MD: Every two hours if you are in direct sunlight. On a daily basis, definitely in the morning before work. Then you can try to remember to reapply at lunchtime.

AM: How can we treat eyes, hair and nails to ensure that they are protected?

AM: What is UVA/UVB and why is it important to use products that include both?

RK MD: Sunglasses, hats and extend SPF coverage to your fingers and hands.

RK MD: They are the different wave lengths for ultra violet light. UVB is the one responsible for sunburns. UVA can cause skin cancer and premature photoaging, so its important that SPFs cover both wavelengths.

Embrace Hat Hair - The scalp is skin too and needs protection from UV rays and DNA damage. The best way to keep your scalp (and hair) safe is by wearing a hat – floppy brims offer good coverage for the face too. Switch Up Your Part – Make sure you cover your part when you’re out in the sun and try to alternate the way your part hair from day to day to avoid one area soaking up all the sun exposure. Explore UV Fabrics – If you’re a beach bunny, try a hat with built in UV protection from a brand like Coolibar. Cancel Your Bi-Weekly Blowout - You may think that hair acts as a protective layer over your scalp in the summer, but your strands are susceptible to sun damage, too. Cumulative exposure to damaging UV rays causes hair to be brittle, break easily, and leaves it dehydrated and unmanageable. Give your hair a break between blowouts, especially in hot, humid weather. Style Smart - If you must heat style, use a leave in conditioner and don’t blowdry or iron your hair without using a heat protectant first. For summer, I like the Phyto Phytokeratine Repairing Thermal Protectant Spray. It is easy to use because it is a spray on product and works to rehydrate over exposed frazzled hair.

AM: If we have been out in the sun for too long (even when we had SPF) - what should we do to protect it during our aftercare process? RK MD: If you have a sunburn, soothe skin with aloe to minimize irritation from the burn. AM: We know we've heard it before but do we really have to wear SPF even in the winter or when the sun isn't out and if you're skin is darker (those who are naturally brown) - do we need SPF? RK MD: You do need to wear SPF even in the winter, because you are still getting exposed to UV light. Same goes for cloudy days. If you have melasma, light in the office or indoors can also activate your melanocytes and perpetuate hyperpigmentation. For darker skin, pigmentation is such an issue, so SPF is still essential. Plus darker skin is still at risk for photoaging. AM: What are the telltale signs that we have damaged our skin due to being in the sun? RK MD: Brown spots, broken capillaries, pink splotchy skin, premature wrinkling, thin skin, sagging skin with a leathery texture.

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When it comes to heritage houses, the standard was set with Gucci, as they brought iconic luxury together in a way that no one had previously thought. Thanks to Aldo Gucci's vision, the house gave accessibility in a global way as a trailblazer in collaborations, such as Cadillac as well as its focus and fight against counterfeit goods. This month, Patricia Gucci, released, "In the Name of Gucci: A Memoir".

first (and last) woman in the family to be appointed to the Gucci Board of Directors.

We took a moment to sit down with author and daughter, Patricia Gucci on why she created this book, how her father Aldo would view the heritage of his brand, and what she is up to at the moment.

AM: Are you still connected to various members of the Gucci family and what was the process of sharing this book with them?

ATHLEISURE MAG: In reading the book, it started as a journey for you to put together the things that you heard, talked about as well as read from letters between your family. In the end, you note that it was also a means to understand more about how you came to be and to connect with your mother and father in a new way. Now that the book is out, how would you define the purpose of creating this book within your life? PATRICIA GUCCI: The purpose of the book was to pay tribute to my father and the legacy he left behind - for my daughters and our extended family, for Gucci, and the 'Made in Italy' label. Researching the origins of Gucci as a business and the early days of my parents' courtship turned into one big puzzle and I soon discovered that there were many missing pieces. Conversations with my mother and the discovery of the love letters my father had written to her, helped complete the picture. AM: Throughout your book, you share a number of roles you had within Gucci from organizing fashion shows, modeling for the brand, visual merchandising and more - can you share all the things that you were able to do within this brand? PG: I worked at Gucci for 7 years - from 1981 1987. I was first tasked with creating window displays in our North American stores, then coordinating fashion shows and representing the company in the capacity of Roving Ambassador in the US and Asia. At 21, I was the 2016.May

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AM: After the sale of Gucci to InvestCorp, what has been your relationship to the brand and have you done anything on its behalf? PG: Post the sale of Gucci to InvestCorp I had no further ties with company.

PG: I have little or no connection with other members of the Gucci family. My half-brothers (only one of whom is still alive) were much older than me - old enough to be my father - and as a result it was awkward to form relationships. Not only are my nieces and nephews older than me, they were raised predominantly in Italy while I lived mostly in the UK, US and Switzerland.

"At 21, I was the first (and last) woman in the family to be appointed to the Gucci Board of Directors." AM: If your father was to see Gucci today from its products, endorsements and other engagements - what do you think he would say? PG: Gucci today is a success and the brand is one of the most recognisable in the world across any sector, as ubiquitous as Coca Cola. To see his heritage live on like this, with the rhombi design, interlocking Gs and the Gucci loafer still going strong, would undoubtably have made him happy. AM: Are there currently any Gucci stores in the US - specifically Beverly Hills and here in NYC, that are in the original locations that your father worked on to open? PG: The Beverly Hills store is still in the same location; Gucci was the very first Italian luxury brand to open on Rodeo Drive. In New York, in the 1950s, there were three stores in walking distance of one another on Fifth Avwww.athleisuremag.com


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enue, in what became known as 'Gucci City.' Today, those stores have relocated but the Palm Beach at 150 Worth Avenue remains in its original location. AM: What was like life during the 10 years that you were unable to work at Gucci, talk about the details etc? PG: The gag order years were difficult because I had to stand by and watch my father's legacy being swept under the rug. That was painful to see. As with most new regimes, it's often out-with-the-old and in-with-the- new. When my cousin Maurizio took over, it was no exception. In the years that ensued the business took a turn for the worse and it wasn't until Tom Ford was brought in that Gucci was returned to its leadership position. AM: What is the power of luxury to you? PG: Private planes - luxury can give the illusion of power. AM: . Gucci was a pioneer in many of its approaches to business including collaborating with Cadillac, having you as the first female board member of the company - what other firsts do you feel it created? PG: Gucci's collaboration with Cadillac was a significant 'first,' as was the Gucci Galleria, which combined works of art with merchandise in a setting that had never been seen before, earning my father the title of Michelangelo of Merchandising. President John F Kennedy called him 'the first Italian Ambassador of Fashion.' My appointment to the Board of Directors was a first for the family business. For me, the most important first was opening the Gucci store on Fifth Avenue in 1953, effectively establishing 'Made in Italy' as a global brand in its own right. AM: What brands are "Gucci's in the making" (in your opinion) from the craftsmanship, being made in the place of origin that the company is based in, focus on luxury and pushing the envelope to place itself as a lifestyle and not just an assortment of products?

PG: I doubt there will ever be another 'Gucci in the making.' We live in different times, there is a lot of competition, fashion has been largely commoditised, there is less and less individuality between one brand and another. The Gucci phenomenon of the 1960s, '70s and '80s is unlikely to be repeated. AM: In addition to raising your family and writing this book, what are you working on or what do you do - do you believe you would return to the issue in some manner? PG: There are some projects in the works but I can't talk about them at this time. In terms of fashion, although it is unlikely, who knows? AM: What was your favorite position when you were worked within Gucci? PG: Definitely when I worked as Fashion Coordinator, putting our shows together and working on the window displays. That gave me the room to express myself creatively and having my father's approval meant the world to me. A must read for May, "In the Name of Gucci: A Memoir" by Patricia Gucci is available now.


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B&O Play's US Marketing Lead, Travis McMichael, is revitalizing the 90 year old brand. With a background that includes working di rectly under the CMO of Beats by Dre for 3 years - he was there during the Apple sale and helped create a "culture" around the brand.

that suits a modern urban living environment. i.e wireless speakers, headphones etc.

Now he's building out a "Future Series" that celebrates music, art, technology and their relationship together. Their involvement in this year's events at SXSW and Coachella show the changes that he has made.

TM: It's about Urban creative professionals who embrace a design ethos and interest in exceptionally designed and manufactured audio products that enhance everything from your commute to your home living space.

ATHLEISURE MAG: Tell us about your background and how that led you to B&O Play.

AM: What role does design play into B&O Play?

Travis McMichael: I was the sole director of marketing strategy at Beats by Dre under CMO Omar Johnson, responsible for the strategic development of brand and product marketing strategy in a cross functional capacity.

AM: What is the ethos of B&O Play?

I was recruited from the agency space in NYC in the Fall of 2014, shortly before Beats took a cash infusion from the Carlyle Group to buy themselves back from Monster.

AM: How does B&O Play differ from its parent's company and who is the target demographic for this?

TM: Everything :) it is at the core of everything we think, do and make.

TM: Here technology, design and how the art of human experience intersects.

AM: What does "creating a culture" around a brand mean and how did you do that within previous positions and how are you doing it at B&O Play? TM: Creating a culture is about the codification of brand DNA and operationalizing brand behavior to create proprietary, defensible and dynamic brand tenets that permeate both product narratives and how the brand speaks to potential consumers and loyal brand fans. At B&O PLAY, it’s about how we utilize our rich heritage as a brand in design, acoustics and technology to lead and explore the world of cultural aesthetics, whether that's being in contemporary art, music, architecture or film. AM: What is the relationship between B&O Play and Bang & Olufsen. TM: PLAY is the contemporary iteration of Bang & Olufsen. All of the thoughtfulness, passion, pursuit and perfection in craftmasnship that is the legacy of Bang & Olufsen, but with a product portfolio aimed at a lifestyle

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Every second of summer (or almost summer) is meant to be enjoyed hanging with friends, spending every moment outside and more. Anything that we can do to ensure that we're able to enjoy is worth it for the ultimate optimization of the upcoming season. We chatted with Spruce & Bond specialist, Keiann Roberts about laser hair removal and how you can be prepared for your treatments. These tips will make your sessions easier, whether it's your first time or your a veteran. 1. Shave before your appointment so the technician can place the laser directly on the root of the hair. 2. At Spruce & Bond our lasers have a setting that adjusts to not only your skin type, but your hair type as well. The laser fires a concentrated beam of light that’s directed at the pigment in your hair follicles. This kills the follicle at its root, preventing them from growing back. 3. Avoid waxing up to 4 weeks before your appointment. The laser targets the pigment of your hair follicle, and the follicle actually has to be there in order for this to work. 4. It takes at least 5-6 sessions to achieve perfection. 5. Stay consistent with your appointments. Space them out every 4-6 weeks so you hair has enough time to cycle as your hair follicles are on their own growth cycle. 6. Some hair and skin types might be a little harder to treat, but it’s still possible. Dark hair follicles are usually easy to treat because, again, the laser targets the hair’s pigment. This is also why gray, white, blonde, and red pigments can be tricky. Spruce & Bond uses a Gentlelase Laser which is color blind, meaning that it has the ability to target any color hair on any skin tone. 7. Avoid direct sunlight on that area and always use a moisturizer with SPF to prevent additional redness. 8. During your treatment, the sensation will

feel like a rubber band snapping against your skin. Each session is about 20-30 minutes depending on what you are getting done. 9. During the next day or two after, it’s normal for your skin to appear a little red. Avoid excessive heat and apply Aloe Vera to relive redness. 10. The permanent results from your laser hair removal are something you will never forget!

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LASER FOCUS @ HOME Whether you wish to use the me™ in between salon treatments or at home, this compact, professional, at-home hair removal technology is for the face and body. Small and lightweight, you can use this at home or when you're in the midst of travels in mere minutes. Ideal for smaller, contoured areas like the bikini, underarm and face, yet as effective on larger areas like legs. The chic is the only FDA-cleared technology for permanent results on all skin tones. Used by dermatologists around the world, it is clinically proven to be effective on the widest range of hair colors, even on blond, dark blond and red hair.


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((305)) FITNESS Named after Miami's area code, ((305)) Fitness is a dance cardio workout with a live DJ. Classes infuse dance moves, sport drills and high intensity interval training (HIIT) for a total body workout. This dynamic workout was created by its Founder/ CEO, Sadie Kurzban, who has been featured in NY Observer, Good Morning America, TODAY Show, TODAY with Kathie Lee + Hoda, Harper’s Bazaar, Style.com, New York Post, Fusion, and The Washington Post, for her uncanny ability to make a greuling workout feel like a party. Known as a 26-year old "ball of energy known for her sweat and smiling inducing workouts," she created her original workout method while attending Brown University. While there, she taught her revolutionary dance cardio workouts part-time as a student. Kurzban placed first in the University's Entrepreneurship Competition, receiving $75K to launch ((305)) Fitness in NYC. With packed classes and also in beautifully branded studios in NY, Boston and Washington D.C., the "rave meets workout" is an underground non-stop cardio experi2016.May

ence to create a full body workout. Classes feature a live DJ, and burn up to 800 calories in one session.

eled the country and beyond, from LA to Las Vegas to Chicago to Berlin, teaching ((305)) Fitness.

She still finds time to teach cardio and Sculpt classes, overseeing a staff of over 30 instructors and 20 DJs. In addition, she has trav-

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full service locker rooms, showers and blow dryers. Soon, their apparel and boutique will be available as well. Your workouts include the option between ((305)) Arms, ((305)) Legs and ((305)) Basics which is available at all locations. Recently, they launched Yoga 4 Better X and ((305)) Sculpt at their West Village location. PHOTO CREDIT: STEVE TRUMON

((305)) FACTS LOCATIONS: Midtown and West Village in NYC, Wasghington, D.C. and Boston's Back Bay STUDIO OFFERINGS: ((305)) Arms, ((305)) Legs, ((305)) Basics, Yoga 4 Better X and ((305)) Sculpt

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ATHLEISURE LIST: NYC

SURFSET NYC Whether you're a surfer or always wanted the body without hitting the waves, - SURFSET NYC is one of the hottest methods right now! SURFSET New York City offers surf-inspired fitness classes, made popular by ABC's Shark Tank, that are designed to build strong, lean surfer bodies. The interval-based classes combine elements of aerobic fat burning, lean muscle building, and balance & core training in a fun and challenging 45-minute routine on top of a custom-made unstable surfboard. Diana Garrett and Aaron Thouvenin, creators and co-owners of SURFSET NYC and two of the world’s first SURFSET® Fitness Master Trainers & Ambassadors. As surfers themselves, they bring the challenging and fun aspects of surfing to every class. Diana Garrett, founder of SURFSET New York City, learned to surf more than 15 years ago in San Diego, and she’s been riding waves (in the ocean or on the RipSurfer X) ever since. As a surfer and former competitive gymnast, acrobatic performer, and gymnastics coach, her fitness focus has always been on core strength, endurance, flexi2016.May

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Trainer and NASM Personal Trainer.

ments and core balance will have you in surfer shape in no time! Aaron is a certified SURFSET Fitness Master Trainer.

Aaron Thouvenin, founder of SURFSET New York City, has always been a sport and fitness competitor and enthusiast. He developed a passion for surfing while attending college and pursuing a basketball career in Australia, and has never looked back. He combines the fun, free spirit of the surf lifestyle with the training regimen of a competitive athlete, and is a true believer in the fitness and spiritual benefits of surfing. Most importantly, he believes fitness should be as fun as surfing! Aaron has personally experienced the benefits of SURFSET Fitness classes and the RipSurfer X since SURFSET first launched in 2011. After years of working and studying techniques with trainers from various areas, he tried SURFSET Fitness and was hooked. As a SURFSET Brand Ambassador, Master Trainer, and founder of SURFSET NYC, he is excited to share his enthusiasm for surfing, fitness, and coaching with the world. His motivation and focus on plyometric move2016.May

SURFSET Fitness creators Mike and Sarah Hartwick were on Shark Tank and secured a deal with Dallas Mavricks owner and billionaire investor, Mark Cuban. The SURFSET NYC studio is located in the East Village at 64 East 4th Street (between Bowery & 2nd Ave), 4th Floor, NY, NY 10003. It is also available for on-site and off-site events, classes, and demos. In the summer, they are also partnering with Skudin Surf to offer surfing lessons in the water. SURFET NYC studio is a beach oasis in downtown Manhattan! It offer bottled water, and SURFSET NYC workout towels at the studio. It currently offer Terez leggings in our studio. SURFEST NYC apparel is coming very soon! - 75 -

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TACOS We love a good taco around Athleisure Kitchen and this month, we shared some recipes from a foodie influencer and former The Bachelor/Bachelorette contestant who is an HGTV TV Personality. 2016.May

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20-Minute Ancho Chicken Tacos

Instructions

Lindsay, Pinch of Yum - IG @PinchOfYum

1. Toss the cabbage and cilantro together. Prep the other toppings.

Serves: 12 small tacos

2. Combine the flour, ancho chili powder, southwestern seasoning, and salt and pepper in a shallow dish.

Ingredients Ancho Chicken •½ cup white whole wheat flour (all purpose also works) •2 teaspoons ancho chili powder •1 teaspoon southwestern or taco seasoning •a generous pinch of salt and pepper •2 tablespoons oil •1½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

3. In a heavy duty pan, heat the oil to medium high heat. Cut the chicken breasts in half or quarters, toss in the flour mixture, and add to the pan. Cook for a few minutes; flip, and cook for another few minutes until the outside is browned and the inside is no longer pink. Remove from heat, sprinkle with a little more salt, and allow to rest for a few minutes. Cut or shred the chicken into small pieces.

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Air Fried Fish Tacos Jillian Harris, HGTV Love It or List It Host - IG @Jillian.Harris Ingredients Corn Tortillas Peach Salsa Avocado Cream (recipe below) Cilantro Fresh Halibut 1 can of Beer 1 1/2 cup Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil 1 tsp of Salt Cholula sauce Philips Airfryer Instructions 1. On a plate, lay out corn tortillas, top with peach salsa, set aside. 2. Slice your halibut into small strips.

• 3. Mix 1 cup flour, salt, baking powder and enough beer until you have a nice consistency • 4. Toss the halibut in remaining flour to give it an initial coating, then place it in the beer batter mixture until coated. • 5. Set on GREASED philips air fryer rack and cook 6-8 minutes at 200 degrees until golden. • 6. Place fish on top of salsa mixture top with avocado cream, more cilantro if desired and Cholula sauce. Avocado Cream: 1 large avocado 3/4 cup buttermilk Juice from 1/2 lime Mix in a blender until smooth


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Athleisure Mag tapped technology icon, Mike Dunn to start our new series on Traiblazers, devoted to giving a spotlight to innovators that rock the boardroom and hit it hard in sports, and lifestyle activities while on trips or away from work. Mike's background is truly impressive, hehas more than 30 years experience scaling top technology platforms for fast-growth companies. He is currently the Chief Information Officer of VER, a leading global entertainment services company. He was CTO of TrueCar, helping them to go public in 2014. Prior, he served as CTO of Hearst Interactive Media, the venture capital arm of Hearst Corporation; Corporate CTO for Time Warner; founding CTO for Dell Online; and technology executive roles with Turner and Hanna-Barbera. Mike makes frequent public speaking appearances on such subjects as technology due diligence, the semantic web and online video technologies. ATHLEISURE MAG: What got you interested in outdoor activities and how often do you get to do them? MIKE DUNN: I grew up an army brat, living on numerous bases around the world, including the West Point. I spent lots of time outdoors as a kid, since the officer’s neighborhoods on bases were pretty safe places for kids. West Point is a very wooded campus, with tons of hiking trails, so I got into hiking and exploring at a very young age. I try to do some form of outdoor activity multiple times a week. My favorites are mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking and surfing. AM: What are your favorite activities and what were the difficult aspects learning them? MD: I started surfing when I was 12. When my dad did his second tour in Vietnam we lived in Hawaii and then he was stationed there right after, so we ended up living in 2016.May

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Hawaii for over 5 years. Normally we moved every 3 years. I took to surfing quickly and it came naturally. I loved the power of the ocean, and the adrenaline rush that came with surfing, especially big waves. I also use to ride my banana seat bike all over the dirt trails around the island of Oahu, a precursor to my mountain biking passion.

to hone in on these skills? MD: All three of these activities require an understanding of the natural elements. So being aware of conditions and your surroundings is key to your safety and enjoyment. The other important similarity is they require single-minded focus. When charging a wave or trails, you cannot be thinking about anything else.

I started mountain biking in the 80’s when I lived in Los Angeles. I was playing ice hockey at a pretty high level and riding a bike to stay in shape between practices and games. LA streets didn’t have many bike lanes back then so it was really dangerous on the roads. I saw one of the early mountain bikes in a local bike shop and decided to get one to get away from cars. It was a rigid steel framed bike with no shocks and cantilever brakes, it's very old school compared to today’s modern mountain bikes, but so much fun to explore LA trails.

AM: What advice do you have about learning in general? MD: I’m always learning new things and trying to improve, both in my career and my outdoor pursuits. Listening to experts, researching and trying new ways to do things that improve your abilities, whether at work or play.

"I’ve never been to the top of a mountain that didn’t have a view I loved as the prize for climbing it."

Snowboarding I picked up later in life when we moved to new england, but it came pretty easy to me, given my surfing background, so I progressed quickly. I was mountain biking from the spring to fall but only playing hockey in the winter and I was looking for something to fill the adrenaline and exercise gap.

AM: What types of mountain biking do you enjoy most? What trails and courses do you love most? MD: When I lived in New England, I loved riding the hilly technical terrain, wet slippery rocks and roots. Now that I'm back in SoCal, it involves much more climbing to descend. I still like technical challenges, so I do some technical all mountain trails as well as #xc. I don’t really do bike parks anymore, the rush of catching air off of big jumps - I’ll leave for younger riders. I do like going fast, so love finding trails where you can let of the brakes and go for it.

My two boys were little and they also took to snowboarding quickly. It's a great family sport because you spend time in the car getting there, time in the cabin together and then on the lifts. We love it. All three require a lot of practice and commitment. Speed and balance are critical but so is managing progression, thus it's not about getting ahead of your capabilities. The gold medalist Olympian Ross Powers held a camp in Vermont every spring that my youngest son would attend. Ross coined the phrase “easy stylin'” to remind kids to progress with your abilities while still challenging yourself to improve. It’s a great lesson that works for all the extreme sports I love.

AM: How often have you had the opportunity to enjoy recreational/outdoor activities when travelling? What have been your favorite? What are on your bucket list to go do and explore?

AM: What are some key and advanced skills and mindset needed? How long does it take

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mountain biking yet. I would like to go back one summer. New Zealand is a bucket list location that I’d like to visit since it’s got world class surfing, snowboarding and mountain biking.

door activities and adventure seeking? MD: Doing fun stuff in nature, especially mountains. For me it's about life-balance, escapism, seeing beautiful places with amazing vistas.

AM: Do you measure performance, progress, and personal bests when going out and riding? What is being in the zone for you?

AM: What was one or two of the most breathtaking views you had? MD: Whistler is incredible, but so is Stowe in Vermont, Sugarloaf in Maine and Tremblant in Canada. I’ve never been to the top of a mountain that didn’t have a view I loved as the prize for climbing it.

MD: I track myself snowboarding and mountain biking. How many laps, distance, vertical, speed, heart rate are all great data points to understand, measure and learn. In the zone is about focus, being completely in the moment for the activity. Usually it’s required so that you’re safe, so if you’re distracted then something may go wrong.

AM: Have you had any bad falls? What went through your mind? MD: Oh yeah, I’ve had many. My favorite doctor used to tell me he’d much rather treat an active lifestyle, than a sedentary one. Most recently I endo’d on my mtb while navigating a technical section at to high a speed last summer and broke my collarbone, which required surgery to put in a titanium device. I was off the bike for 8 weeks, but started riding a stationary bike after a week to keep up my conditioning.

AM: What bikes and gear do you use and what’s on your wishlist? MD: I ride Niner bikes. I have a hardtail steel cross country bike that’s great at climbing and can descend all, but the most technical trails. Then I have an all-mountain (#enduro) full suspension long travel bike that climbs good for its size but can descend at speed any trail except possibly a jump line at a bike park.

I’ve had to have 80 stitches to close up a gashed open thigh and over 50 micro-stitches to re-attach an ear from surfing incidents and I’ve broken my ankle snowboarding. These are fast contact sports.

I use flat pedals and wear five ten shoes which I think are the best #mtb shoes made. I like gear from Alpinestars and Fox a lot so I tend to wear their kneepads, shorts, shirts and gloves. Kali Protectives is the helmet I like, their enduro model has saved me many times. Falling is a part of the sport. I also wear a helmet snowboarding.

AM: Who are your inspirations in recreational outdoor sports? Who would you want to share adventures with? MD: I’ve been lucky enough to be around a lot of top riders and surfers over the many decades I’ve been doing them. Jake Burton, John Tomac and Derek Ho are favorites from each sport.

AM: What were the best experiences you have had? MD: A trip I took with my youngest son to Whistler years ago was amazing. Today, I get to mountain bike with him a lot in SoCal, so that’s pretty cool too.

AM: Have you changed your diet to help your performance? MD: I’ve been a vegetarian for over 35 years. I’m very regimented in what I eat

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and drink before, during and after any extreme activity. It helps me with endurance and recovery. I always drink a lot of water and I’m kind of a beer snob, so I never drink mass produced beer, but I do enjoy a good local craft brewed libation. AM: Do you wear any wearables or smart clothing when riding or doing other sports? MD: I’ve used iphone apps to track my #mtb and snowboarding for years. Strava with a heart strap helps me understand my performance zones, plus I also use my watch health app to see with a glance what my heart rate is in real-time. AM: Do you see new technologies impacting the sports? MD: HUDs are entering into goggles for snowboarding, but I don’t think I’d welcome the distraction in a sport that requires so much focus. I have a heads up display on my car and even it can get distracting. VR for trail knowledge and exposure, especially for enduro and dh makes a lot of sense. New safety technology, such as helmet designs to reduce head injuries and soft pads that get rigid on impact but don’t cause restriction during normal use is very welcome. AM: What are some of your core principles for well-living? MD: Live a balanced life, food is fuel but can also taste good, drink lots of water, have fun. AM: How do you maintain work-life balance? How often do you get to enjoy adventure activities? MD: I try to ride between 40-60 miles of mtb a week. I do this by either riding early or at night during the week and then get in two longer rides on the weekend. I try not to go more than two days without riding. My vacations are usually used for snowboarding or mtb. 2016.May

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There's never a good time to move, but there are tips to make this process as smooth as possible. Ross Saipr, CEO/Founder of Roadway Moving broke down some easy steps/ tips for us to keep in mind so that we won't miss a thing and can make the process as seamless as possible! AS SOON AS POSSIBLE 1. Book the Movers Early As soon as you know that you are moving, it’s time to book the movers. It is worth hiring a moving company—as opposed to trying it all by yourself—as it will save you stress, potential injury, and could even save you money on moving materials, insurance, and any furniture that you may have damaged while attempting to move. 2. Open Up a "Moving File" Whether it is an actual physical file of documents, a file saved to the cloud, or both, it is important to have on hand all of your important moving details. Open one up as soon as you know that you are moving, and add to it as things arise. Keep this file accessible—with you at all times—as you move, so that you can view any necessary documents when you need them. 3. Compile Research on Your New Area You will need to know, and get in touch with, new doctors, school for your kids, dentists, vets if you have pets, grocery stores, and other essential amenities. Make sure that you transfer all important records to your new location. IN THE MONTH BEFORE MOVING 1. Start Consolidating Your Possessions It’s time for that clear out that you’ve been planning for months. Go through your house from room to room and get rid of things that you no longer use, wear, or that are not working anymore. If you need to ease your guilt over getting rid of things, try donating 2016.May

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d n u o b n d y o l h k t o e o m r b r a b e h t by Nisim Frank The Bar Method has been one of the fastest growing workouts nationwide. Friends who can do it seem to have unreal flexibility, flat stomachs, and toned arms. More than that, there is an air of relaxation that Bar Method enthusiasts have about them. Simple strong movements that engage your core muscles while stretching you out seems a lot easier than it actually is. Recently, I took a Bar Method class with good friend and instructor Rebecca Hidalgo and as a Soul Cycle regular, I expected it to be a breeze. Within three minutes, I was shaking, awakening muscle groups that a cardio class does not get to. Hidalgo, calling every person out by name as if they were life-long friends, corrected my form while giving the class pointers on how to improve no matter what level you may be on. I sat down with Hidalgo after class to talk to learn more about Bar Method. We chatted about how she first started adding it to her workout regimen, how patience is a much needed virtue in Bar Method, and her advice to first-time skeptics and season veterans. 2016.May

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Nisim Frank: What was your inspiration behind And that's okay! Even extremely seasoned clistarting with Bar Method? ents (and instructors) sometimes need a reminder or adjustment. That's what makes Bar Rebecca Hidalgo: I started taking Bar Method Method such a great workout, you are conclasses in high school- my aunt who loves trying stantly learning how to engage new parts of new types of workout routines recommended I your body, constantly improving your form and try it, being that I had been training in dance for being constantly being able to challenge yourmany years. It's by no means a "dance" workout, self further...which brings me to.... however it does employ elements and forms of ballet, which I found very fun, safe and effec- 1. Be patient with results. We recommend comtive. What I found appealing about this type of ing 3-5 times a week to see and feel results, workout was that the instructors were motiva- however everybody's body works differenttional, however very attentive to my form (and ly and has different capabilities. If the person everyone's) when giving corrections. This was next to you can take the splits options during important to me because it helped me to be stretches, that doesn't mean that you are a more aware of my body and the specific mus- worse student. There are days where even I cles I was supposed to be working and feeling (and I'm pretty flexible) choose not to take cerin each exercise and stretch. tain challenge options or stretch options because my body is telling me "not today". Listen I went to Bar Method classes more frequently to your body and your own capabilities. Espemy senior year of college, being that the Brook- cially for your own safety! Also, when it comes lyn studio opened up not too far from where I to your own personal goals, whether they be live. I was also still recovering from ACL/menis- weight loss, toning, increased flexibility--again, cus surgery, and Bar Method was a great sup- everybody's body is different and will show replement to my physical therapy, being that it sults in different ways/take different amounts can be very rehabilitative and has specific mod- of time to do so. ifications in every exercise for certain injuries. I found myself going almost every day and real- 2. Ask Questions! As instructors, we are happy ly seeing and feeling results (more toned arms to help when it comes to whatever question and shoulders, flatter stomach, increased flexi- you have about the class, your own personal bility, etc). The atmosphere of the studio really form, etc. Don't be embarrassed if after a few attracted me as well, it's very warm and wel- classes you still aren't understanding a specific coming to people of different ages and body- exercise, please let us know! One of my favortypes. I auditioned to be an instructor, got ite things about being an instructor is working chosen, went through months of intense and with clients individually for a few minutes after rewarding training, and the rest is history! class if they want to work on the form of a specific exercise we did in class that day. No detail NF: Can you give three pointers for somebody is too small for us to be able to help you with. who is just starting the Bar Method class? 3. Have fun. If you're struggling in the last set RH: Patience in two ways. First, be patient with of thigh and your legs are shaking like a leaf (a getting to know correct form. To some people good thing by the way), do whatever will make it comes easier, for others it takes a little longer. you feel like a superhero in those last 10 or 20 reps. Maybe that means sinking 3 inches lower, The Bar Method is an extremely mindful work- maybe that means smiling, maybe that means out which requires focus and body-awareness. closing your eyes and letting the music pump As instructors, we do our best to help you you up. Have a positive mindset going in and get into perfect form, both verbally and with you will feel super accomplished afterwards. hands-on adjustments. Sometimes for newer clients, they are simply not used to engaging NF: Any nutritional advice to support yourself certain muscles isometrically while working before/after the workout? their alignment and posture at the same time. 2016.May

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RH: Definitely eat something before classsomething that will give you fuel however not something too heavy. We do quite a bit of abdominal work and quick breathing, so let's just say that I deeply regretted the one time I ate a whole Chipotle burrito before class. ::laughs:: As for any workout regimen, you need to supplement your workout with a relatively healthy diet in order to feel or see results. Again, this is going to vary from person to person. What you eat before class will also depend on the time of day--if you're one of our 6AM warriors, you're most likely not going to wake up at 5AM and make yourself an omelette, coffee, and juice. Maybe a granola bar and yogurt is your vibe, or a smoothie. In any case, whatever fuels you at that time. Also remember to hydrate yourself! You are welcome to bring a water bottle into class with you, so hydrate before, during, and after class.

"There are days where even I (and I'm pretty flexible) choose not to take certain challenge options or stretch options because my body is telling me "not today". Listen to your body and your own capabili-

ties.Especially for your own safety!" NF: For somebody a little more experienced who has gone 5-7 times, whats the next step in Bar? RH: The great thing about Bar Method is that it never gets easier- the workout is what YOU put into it. As your form improves, you will be able to take more challenge options offered in class. If you've been coming frequently, I would say the next step is to set a personal goal as to how you would like to proceed and improve. Mixed Level is our basic Bar Method class-- That is to say, anyone can take it whether it is your 1st or 100th class. If you would like to focus more on your form and have a slightly slower paced class, maybe try out a Level 1 class. We offer Level 2 classes, as well as Bar Move (a faster paced, more cardio-based version), which require that you have taken 20 or more Mixed Level classes. Maybe set a goal for yourself to work up to being able to take a Level 2 or Move class! NF: I took your class and love that you know everybody by name- How is the community aspect of it? RH: Knowing everyone by name is very import-


ant for us at The Bar Method. Giving clients individual attention is an extremely helpful way not only to help them be more aware of their bodies, but to motivate them as well! Community is very important for us as well--fitness is a very personal journey, and being able to trust the people helping guide you along the path is necessary. The studio is also a great place to meet fun, welcoming, and like-minded people from all walks of life.

RH: The more I get to know my students, the more I am able to see how I can help and challenge them further. I learn something new about someone every time I teach a class. It is extremely heartwarming for both me and them when I see someone accomplish something physically that they were maybe not able to do a month ago. My students (and fellow instructors) have taught me a lot about patience and progress.

NF: What is a good supplemental workout to do with Bar?

Rebecca Hidalgo is a 23 year-old New York Citybased actress, dancer, multimedia performer and creator. She loves that moment when your subway transfer is directly across the platform and is a proud cat mom. Follow her on Instagram at @r_dalgo and book a class at The Bar Method in Brooklyn at 267 Pacific Street.

RH: Bar Method is a great workout on it's own, however if you're someone who likes to do dif ferent types of exercise, it is also well paired with running or cycling. The reason for this being that Bar Method uses isometric movements and stretching to tone and elongate your muscles, as well as to improve posture. If you enjoy high-cardio workouts such as cycling or running barre workouts will help to stretch out the muscles that tend to shorten and bulk up during those routines. It will also help with your alignment, which will make the way you approach other exercises a lot safer for your body. NF: Any advice you've learned from your students?

Nisim Frank is based in NYC and is the Co-Founder of Labeling Men.


How Anyone can be creative – and have University of Pennsylvania, who’s known for the power to Change the world being accessible and really people smart. A Do you believe that some people are just born creative, and others just aren’t? That there are some people that are born to lead and the rest of us are destined to follow? Is there some rare quality that makes some people have an impact, while others can’t? A new book by Adam Grant, The Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World blows the lid of these assumptions. Yes, you can be creative in ways you never thought, you can even change the world – you just have to have faith in your own ideas and be willing to learn the right way to bring them to success. Adam Grant is a professor of business at the

friend of mine gave me his prior book Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success as a gift (appropriately). The premise of the book is that success is not just a matter of hard work, talent and luck, it’s increasingly about interactions with other people. He looks at people along three types – Givers, Takers and Matchers. He looked at how different types of people became successful in life and in their careers. Takers are those that that often get the most credit foraccomplishments, building on the contributions of others that may not get recognized. Takers tend to be more calculating about the returns they get for their efforts. Givers often donate their time and resources without expecting specific


payback. In some circumstances, this doesn’t always work to their benefit. Matchers tend to network between the two types. What Grant found was that Givers often see indirect payoffs over the longer term because of the goodwill and trust they build up over time. Adam Grant’s analysis is inspiring, because he lays out how you can do well by doing good. There is a method to the madness. In Originals, Adam Grant makes an important point – that you should not be overly concerned with following conventional wisdom if you have an idea you feel passionately about. He uses an example that hit painfully close to home: Warby Parker, the successful eyewear startup named as the most innovative company in the world in 2015 by Fast Company. He was approached by the co-founders of Warby Parker in 2009 to be an early investor in the company – and he passed on the opportunity. It was the worst financial decision he ever made, so he decided to understand what went wrong. The co-founders of Warby Parker found their idea by asking why eyeglasses had to be so expensive? They did some research and found an industry that was 80% dominated by one company – Luxxotica – that charged high prices because they had so little competition. None of the founders had a background in eyewear, or fashion, or e-commerce – but they started up the company because they saw they realized there was another way to do things. They were all students at the time, and they worked on the idea in their spare time while working at internships. To Grant, they seemed unwilling to take the big risks typically associated with startup founders – quitting to go all in with guns blazing. This was enough to convince him not to invest. But what he found later, after doing more research, was that many successful startup founders hedge their bets and proceed cautiously – because what they are actually doing is reducing risk! One of the key insights from Originals is that experts – and related experience are not always the best source of original ideas. The most innovative ideas often come from people with skills and experience from different areas. He tells the story of Rick Ludwin, a tele-

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vision executive who had experience in variety shows and specials and his unlikely experience creating new kind of sitcom. Ludwin had experience writing jokes and selling them to Bob Hope, but he had never written a sitcom or developed one. He pushed an unconventional idea through, hiring writers who had not worked in sitcoms before and his project ended up being the most successful comedy of all time: Seinfeld. It does help to be get familiar with failure - the more ideas you try out, you’ll have a better chance of success. Composers like Beethoven and painters like Picasso owed their success in large part to the fact that they were prolific enough that even a small proportion if their output were masterpieces. But don’t feel bad if you don’t wake up every day and attack your deadlines. Timing is important, and procrastination can also be an invaluable technique when you’re trying to collect your ideas. Coretta Scott King tells the story about Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech. King worked on it the whole night before without sleeping a wink and he knew it was going to be important. After months of preparation and a written speech – what happened? During the address, the singer Mahalia Jackson shouted from behind him “Tell em about the dream Martin” – and he pushed aside his notes and launched into his vision for the future. In front of all those people and cameras – he winged it. What Adam Grant has found is that there is not one road to happiness or success, and there are as often exceptions as rules to conventional wisdom. Early movers don’t always win, and you don’t have to take the biggest risks. There are a plenty of ways you can hack your own creativity, and sometimes the best opportunities come from what looks like failure. You can be a pioneer – or you can be a settler. You can be a young genius – or an old master. You can be a lone wolf – or you can be a social animal and still succeed. The key is to always think twice about whatever you do – and it never hurts to get a second opinion.

There are a few things that anyone can do to stimulate their own creativity: 1) Have a hobby. A study of Nobel Prize winning scientists by a team of 15 University of Michigan researchers found that winners were 2X more likely than average scientists to play a musical instrument; 7X greater than average to be involved in arts or crafts; 12X more likely to be a writer and 22X more likely to be a performer. 2) Get your peers involved in evaluating your ideas. The best ideas can be vetted and improved by soliciting feedback and ideas from peers. 3) Immerse yourself in a new culture: Living overseas for a while can change your perspective and give you new touchstones for creative ideas. So the conclusion here is that you should never be too hard on yourself if you don’t think you’re cut out to be creative or for success. There’s always a path, and each person’s path looks different. To be an Original is not as difficult as it sounds – after all there are over 7 billion of us on the world, and no two will ever be alike. Embrace it. Ed Maguire has worked as an equity analyst covering the technology sector since 1999 for a variety of firms including CLSA Americas, Merrill Lynch and CIBC. Previously he led sales for independent music distributor Twinbrook Music while working as professional musician performing on bass, violin and keyboards, composing, arranging and producing a variety of styles of music. Ed holds a B.A. in Music from Columbia and an M.B.A. from Rutgers in Finance and Management Information Systems. He lives in Millburn, NJ with his wife Lily, their two kids and the dog Spock.


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By Ron Mwangaguhunga Could Trump Become President? That is the question the chattering class is now asking itself anxiously. Previous to that the media wondered, in all earnestness, how could this guy even be winning primaries? And the answer to that quite frankly was: because you keep covering him, Sherlock. The ratings pressure to cover every utterance of The Trumpster clearly helped him in schooling the entire Republican Party. The cablers, especially, contorted gymnastically to cover Trump rallies. They broadcast Trump, unfiltered, which is virtually unprecedented in the history of the medium. He was even allowed to do phone-ins when he 2016.May

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didn't feel like walking in to the broadcast studio. Although he is quite wealthy, Donald Trump has essentially had to spend little of his own money. And why should he really? It was all part of the unspoken deal, they got ratings, Trump got his message out using their cameras. That was the primaries. Now, there are no longer scores of over-polished professional speechifiers to share the headlines. Trump excelled in that forum because on such a crowded stage to the wittiest one-liners goes the crown. The last gladiator in that arena is one of the toughest and most qualified people ever to run for office, Hillary Rodham Clinton. And while Clinton does not inspire die-hard enthusiasm across the country, she is extremely effective on the www.athleisuremag.com


cy, when contrasted with that of a Clinton Presidency, does not seem all that far-fetched. “When you play the game of thrones you win or die,” said the frosty blonde Cersei Lannister in the first season of Game of Thrones. “There is no middle ground.” American politics is not nearly so brutal, but it is not without that certain aforementioned gladiatorial aspect. Our own frosty blonde former Secretary of State bided her time, played on the Obama Team for eight years, burnished her foreign policy credentials, skillfully navigated that thorny Biden possibility and, in the end, outlasted a wily, insurgent progressive candidate from Vermont. It stretches credulity to believe that this was not the plan from the minute she accepted President Obama’s offer to be the 67th Secretary of State.

debate stage and virtually matchless on questions of domestic or international policy. This summer feature of Trump v. Clinton will be must-see TV, every bit as fascinating, but more believable than Batman v. Superman. That having been said, the Presidency is and has always been at heart a popularity contest. Which candidate, as the old political saying goes, would you rather drink beer with in a bar? Bush or Dukakis; Obama or McCain; Kennedy or Nixon; Lincoln or Douglas? When voters pull the lever in November, they will, above all things, be inviting their candidate to spend at least the next four years as a familiar face on the television, on the mobile device. With that in mind, the question of Trump's Presiden2016.May

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Hillary’s competence, her smooth valedictorian air may also be her downfall. Logically, the more competent gladiator wins. We are in a change election (aren’t they all nowadays?), but even more so than the last when Barack Obama literally ran on the “Change” mandate. The voter expectations for real change in the way Washington does things are almost apocalyptic. Can you imagine a time when Bernie Sanders, a self-professed Socialist, could come so close to securing the Democrat nomination for President of the United States? And on the other side of the political aisle, not since General Dwight Eisenhower has the Republican Party ever elected a non-politician as its nominee. Say what you will about Donald Trump, he is authentic. Trump’s manner of speaking - the put downs, the self-aggrandizing over the top superlatives – is the real deal. On the debate stage how will Hillary’s cool, Lannisterian competence come off when compared to the brash reality TV show star. Will voters want to drink a beer in the local bar with her?

Ron Mwangaguhunga is a Brooklyn based writer focused on media, culture and politics. His work has appeared in Huffington Post, IFC and Tribeca Film Festival, Kenneth Cole AWEARNESS, NY Magazine, Paper Magazine, CBS News.com, and National Review online to name a few. He is currently the editor of the Corsair. www.athleisuremag.com


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Bingely Books MORTAL FALL Christine Carbo Simon & Schuster

Set in Glacier National Park, the surprising death of a wildlife biologist’s shocking death leads to chilling discoveries about a home for troubled teens in this haunting and compelling new crime novel s. GNP police officer Monty Harris understands that every summer at least one person passes away in the park. But Paul “Wolfie” Sedgewick’s fatal fall from the sheer cliffs near Going-To-the-Sun Road is incomprehensible. Wolfie was an experienced and highly regarded wildlife biologist who knew all too well the perils that Glacier’s treacherous terrain presents—and how to avoid them. With emotions riding high, Monty senses in his gut that something isn’t right. He discovers that Wolfie’s zealous studies of Glacier’s mysterious, embattled wolverine population, so vital to park ecology, had met resistance, both local and federal.

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Christine Carbo is an author who has lived an eventful life including a flight attendant , and pilates instructor. www.athleisuremag.com


REMEMBER ME THIS WAY Sabine Durrant Simon & Schuster

This psychological thriller of secrets and obsession introduces us to Lizzie Carter a year after her husband, Zach's, death. She is wracked with a mixture of guilt, regret and relief. Her friends remind her that her time to mourn should stop, she knows a darker side of a man that won't let her forget. While leaving flowers at the site of his tragedy, she notices another floral arrangement

that was left by Xenia - who could that be? As she learns about his past, she realizes that she doesn't know him and that he may not be gone. Sabine Durrant is a former assistant editor of The Guardian and a former literary editor at The Sunday Times.

VULNERABLE Bonita Thompson Simon & Schuster

In this tale of love and obsession set in Seattle, shares the lives of four people whose world's collide in a life-altering moment. When Rawn, a schoolteacher, and D’Becca, a supermodel, meet, their electric chemistry leads to a relationship of passion and intimacy that neither anticipates— until Rawn’s seductive friend and 2016.May

colleague Sicily introduces him to emotionally fragile fashion designer Tamara. Packed with sexy, page-turning drama, Vulnerable illustrates the complexity of desire and emotion, the weakness in human nature, and the fragility and spontaneity of fate.

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Bingely Streaming THE PATH Hulu Hulu's first ever hour long drama is enjoying much of the same success as the streaming platform's 11.22.63. Set in upstate NY, The Path looks at Meyerism (a fictional cult) which is just as much about the fringe movement as well as the those who follow it. This drama focuses the complexities and conlicts that exist when those convert within a controversial religious group. For Eddie (Aaron Paul) and Sarah (Michelle Monagham), we see issues with their marriage as Eddie has doubts about the faith. Hugh Dancy is the stand in leader whenever Steven Meyer is away which presents complicationsas he rises in the community. The Path looks at how one gets into these communities and what it means to be apart of them while blurring the line between organized groups that you're familiar with while presenting something entirely new.

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HUMANS SEASON 1 Amazon Prime Originally airing on AMC, Humans (Season 1) comes to Amazon and looks ahead to a world where robots and humans co-exist and what that means as artificial intelligent beings have the ability to not only be fully integrated into our society. Synths, are the intelligent beings that run thouseholds but one of the members of this group makes a family uncomfortable when she seems to have more awareness. Humans examines and follows the journey of what happens when programmed beings have their own thoughts and memories.

BLOODLINE SEASON 2 Netflix Family secrets are nothing new but secrets that lead to changing alliances and death are dug back again in the second season of Netflix's Bloodline which is set in the Florida Keys. We're thrust back into figuring out more details on Danny's murder and how John fits into this situation as well as getting to know him better. Meg and Marco are also back as we learn more about them and how they are involved with this insular area. Of course the matriarch, Sally, is oblivious to all that is taking place as she continues to wonder why there is friction when she is oblivious to what is going on around her.

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MAY #ATHTRIBE We're in the in between portion of the year as we transition from the cool breezes of the spring to the higher humidity of summer! With long weekends around the corner, there are so many excuses to take in phenomenal weather, whether you're enjoying a staycation, jetsetting, or simply staying at home.

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Xe nia Gh ali

Xenia Ghali is a Greek DJ, producer, songwriter, and classically trained musician. She continues to shake up the dance music scene with her debut single ‘Broken’ featuring Katt Rockell (released on Pitbull’s Mr. 305 Records), and her follow up ‘Get Dirty,’ a collaboration with Grammy winning rapper Wyclef Jean. With performances in the US and in Europe, she's always on the go! We caught up with her between sets to share a playlist for our Summer rotation (including 'Under These Lights'). ATHLEISURE MAG: We all have our go to workouts, what sets are in your routine? XENIA GHALI: I’ll start with 20 minutes of cardio, specifically I love the elliptical machine. Then I do a full-body circuit routine consisting of squats, lunges, crunches and arm exercises using light weights and many reps. AM: How do you maintain balance with such a busy schedule?

XG: I work both in the US and in Europe so I travel a lot. Being on the road regularly means that it can be very challenging to maintain a balanced lifestyle. I do my best to see my family and friends any chance I get. When I am physically unable to spend time with them, I always make sure to keep in communication with them. In addition to this, exercising really helps me with being physically and mentally balanced. AM: When you're not DJing a set, what's your personal style? XG: My personal style is what I call ‘chill but edgy.’ I love fashion so I incorporate it even when I am casual. I love jeans (specifically G-Star), drop-crotch pants, oversized t-shirts, and of course accessories such as hats!


SUMMER PLAYLIST 1. Under These Lights (Radio Edit) – Xenia Ghalia 2. F.E.A.R feat Sanjin (Original Mix) – Henry Fong, Halfway House 3. No! – CID 4. Waiting For feat. Kings (Crazibiza Mexico City Mix) - eSquire, Crazibiza, Kings 5. Bomb A Drop (Original Mix) – Garmiani 6. Pilot (Extended Mix) – Julian Jordan 7. Tijuana (Original Mix) – Antoine Clama ran, Agua Sin Gas 8. Jungle Bae feat. Banji Garlin (Original Mix) - Diplo, Skrillex 9. Eyes (Extended Mix) - Merk & Kremont, Sunstars 10.Devotion (Original Mix) – Quintino


FOR THE HIKER MAY #ATHSPO

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Athleisure Mag Calendar MAY 2016 Fashion Week

MAY 15 - 21 MERCEDES BENZ FW AUSTRALIA

Tradeshows

MAY 2 - 4 MAGIC/FWD NY, NY

MAY 2 - 4 ENK SHOWS NY, NY

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Awards Season

MAY 19 MOOGFEST DURHAM, NC

MAY 1 DAYTIME EMMY LA, CA

MAY 2 - 4 CIRCUIT + INTERMEZZO NY, NY

MAY 22 BILLBOARD AWARDS

MAY 1 - 12 NHL CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS EAST

Holiday

MAY 22 - 25 THE PLAYERS PARIS, FRANCE

MAY 27 BLOODLINES SEASON 2 2016.May

MAY 26 - 29 DEAN + DELUCA INVITATIONAL, TX

MAY 1 MAY DAY

MAY 8 MOTHER'S DAY

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Festival Season

MAY 2 - 4 ACCESSORY SHOW NY, NY

MAY 2 - 4 MODA + FAME NY, NY

MAY 11 - 22 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

MAY 1 - 12 NHL CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS WEST

MAY 12 - 15 MAY 13 - 27 THE PLAYERS NHL CONFERENCE PONTE VERDE BEACH, FL FINALS EAST

MAY 13 - 15 FORM ARCONSANTI ARCONSANTI, AZ

MAY 13 - 27 NHL CONFERENCE FINALS WEST

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MAY 5 MARSEILLE

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MAY 11 CHELSEA, TALK SHOW

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