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Nike ‘Roshe Run Woven Premium’ Sneaker

Annnnnd the wish list keeps getting longer. And longer. And longer.

I want these so hard I can taste them, lol.  

To be perfectly honest, I LOVED this commercial (and it totally brought me to tears).

It’s refreshing to see the ‘start’ of someone’s journey instead of the end and I was fist pumping long after it aired. Anyone who’s ever had to overcome obstacles to get to where they want to be knows what it’s like when it’s ‘hard’. When you’re not the ‘fastest’. When every step feels like a mile. I think a lot of people can relate to this ad, and it’s a refreshing break from Nike’s usual fitspo.

But some are questioning whether or not Nike is exploiting Nathan (the 12 year old in the ad) and there’s been a fair share of trolls making fat shaming comments on YouTube (adults making fun of a 12 year old. Well done assholes). I guess it’s how you choose to see it that really matters.

I just love Nathan. I think he’s ‘great’. I choose to see this ad as motivational and inspiring. :)

Thoughts? Love the ad? Hate the ad?

Nike Free - I Will Run To You

This is adorable. Thanks for sharing Carla!

(I think most people can relate to the dude, lol)


Cardi-Ohhhhh!  Belly Ups (via Nike Trainer Patrick Goudeau)

This is a high intensity exercise drill that will target your whole body while shooting your heart rate through the roof. Add 3-5 rounds to your next workout to boost your overall burn!

How to do it

  • In an athletic position (knees bent), pump your arms and feet fast. Count to 5.
  • At 5, drop down to a pushup. Lower your hands to the floor and pop your feet back. Lower your body down and up quickly, then hop your feet back towards your hands, and return to starting position. Repeat. 

Aim to do 5-10 repetitions of the drill, 3-5 times during your workout (set a timer and throw in a set every 5-10 minutes). If your heart rate is high, and you’re having trouble speaking by the end of the drill, you’re doing it right.

Kill it!

Did you try this week’s 1000 rep challenge? It’s tough, but do-able on your own or with friends! Unleash The Beast here.

Today’s Challenge: V-Hold With Kicks (via Nike Women).

This is an intense core move that will also challenge your quads, hip flexors, and strengthen your lower back. Keep your arms by your side for balance, and try to keep your back flat (straight) and still as you kick up & out.

Note: you can modify the kicks by reducing the range of motion and keeping your knees bent. You can also make the exercise more challenging by adding weights to your ankles or using both feet at the same time.

Today’s Challenge: 2 minutes per side, broken up any way you like! You can start by throwing it into today’s routine in 4 one minute intervals. (or throw it in any way you like. The longer per side, the more challenging the exercise.

Basic set: 1 minute (30 seconds per side)

If you’re planning a…

20 minute workout - Do a set every 4 minutes.

30 minute workout - Do a set every 6 minutes.

40 minute workout - Do a set every 9 minutes.

45 minute workout - Do a set every 10 minutes.

60 minute workout - Do a set every 14 minutes.

Kill it!

Forearm Plank Balances - Jeanette Jenkins for Nike Women

This is a TOUGH exercise for those of you who’ve already mastered plank! Throw in a few sets of this move to your ab workouts, and build up strength overtime (took me awhile before I felt like I ‘had’ this. Practice makes perfect!). Beginners/Intermediate exercisers can start by raising just an arm then just a leg, instead of doing both simultaneously.

It’ll work your core, shoulders and glutes while challenging your balance and mind.


I unlocked the Super Salad reward from Nike Training Club a little while ago, and had yet to try any of the recipes. So I thought I’d give this one a go today and I’m really happy I did.

It’s asian inspired and deliciously fresh. We don’t tend to think ‘salads’ in the winter, but this one tastes and reminds me of summertime.

Note: the recipe below is from unlocking the ‘Super Salad’ reward from Nike Training Club (2500 minutes), but I’ve made modifications to the original recipe. See the end of the post for why!

Energy Fusion Salad


Time: Less than 10 minutes.



  • 1 Lime for juice & zest
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


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Warning: This is a CRAZY workout!

You’ll get a SICK calorie burn with this circuit from Patrick Goudeau! I adore the moves in this workout: they work multiple muscle groups at the same time to boost your burn & shoot your heart rate WAY up. It’s challenging, but IT IS DO-ABLE (don’t worry if you can’t get all the moves down perfectly). It’s intense, so it doesn’t need to be long. Set aside 25-30 minutes to kill this BIG time.

IMPORTANT: this isn’t yet available on the NTC AppI’ve created my own circuit based on Patrick’s latest moves that you can do with an Interval Timeranywhere (and you don’t need the Nike Training App to do it). It kicked my ass, but you have to push yourself. :) I did 4 rounds and it took me about 36 minutes or so, including my warm up and stretch.

How to do it:

  • Watch the video above for all the moves in this circuit, or use the list at the end of this post.
  • Warm up for 5 minutes (those of you who have the App, you can do a warm up from any of the Get Toned Or Get Strong workouts, then pause). For everyone else, a minute of each of the following: jump rope, walking lunges, run in place, straight leg kicks & side to side shuffles, then rest one minute.
  • Set your Interval Timer for 7, one minute rounds. You’ll do 6 one minute intervals of each of the moves, then one minute rest.
  • Repeat the 7 minute circuit 2-4 times for a SERIOUS total body workout. 
  • Cooldown (walk around for 1-2 minutes) then stretch.

* If you prefer to do it without a timer, aim for the recommendations in the video demos, and move quickly from one exercise to another. Total time after the warmup should be about 20-30 minutes)

Total Time: 25-40 minutes

You’ll need

  • A set of medium to light dumbbells (or as heavy as you need to. You do not need weights if you don’t have them - simply pretend you have them, and keep good form. Soupcans aren’t the sexiest tools, but if that’s all you got… ).
  • A mat 
  • Bottle of water
  • Great playlist (see below)
  • An interval timer or stop watch.

BEGINNERS! I’ve added some ideas for modifications you can use if you need them! Read below!

Here’s MY playlist, but feel free to use your own!

NTC App - Patrick Goudeau by Yona Cuna on Grooveshark

Watch all the moves in the video above (do them each a few times half-assed before you start to make sure you have them down), set your timer and get ready to move!

    Patrick Goudeau Meets Chichi Kix - Nike Training Club Circuit

    * Do 60 seconds of each move, then rest one minute. Repeat 2-4 times!

    1. Belly Ups

    Modification options: Step back instead of jumping back, add a modified pushup instead, or remove the pushup all together.

    2. Straight Leg Lunge to Bicep Curl

    Modification options: Tap your foot on the ground anytime you need help with your balance, and keep one foot on the floor if you can’t lift the knee.

    3. Rollbacks

    Modification options: Use your momentum to help you up, and feel free to use your hands/feet to get up more slowly (still intense!). You can stand & catch your balance, before you add the jump, or take it out if you need to catch your breath.

    4. Crab Curl to Press

    Modification options: Placing your upper back & shoulders on a couch can help keep them steady. You can also do a hip lift (bridge) instead, take the dumbbells out, and just do the chest press instead of the bicep curl. Make the move work for you.

    5. Side to Side Shuffles with a Side Lunge

    Modification options: Don’t go as deep or as fast, and reach down as far as you can go if you can’t touch the ground.

    6. Lunge Press to Flyback

    Modification options: Step back instead of the jump back, and go as slow as you need to. No need for dumbbells if you’re having a tough time: this one’s hard for a full minute!

    7. Rest. Don’t stop moving, get some water, and get ready to do it all again!

    KILL IT!


    Funniest Nike commercial thus far.

    (via fitnesshumour-deactivated201112)

    Move of The Day: Forward and Backwards Bounds

    This is heart pumpin’ cardio & killer for your legs. Start by working your way up to 30-60 seconds per side.

    This exercise is featured on the new Allyson Felix Unstoppable Workout on The Nike Training App! It’s new, so make sure you’ve downloaded it.

    Have you tried Allyson’s workout yet? What did you think?

    I know what you’re thinking. “These came from Nike?”. Yes they did, and I think they’re awesome.

    The Special Field Boot is designed for pretty much anything: crazy terrain, harsh weather conditions, quick movement, and support. It’s being marketed for special ‘forces’, first responders, law enforcement etc… but I can see how practical it could be for just your average hiker.

    Plus, I think they’re just COOL looking, don’t you?

    Foot wear is everything, especially if you fall into the ‘hardcore’ side of things (I know some of you like working out barefoot: I’m talking about those who enjoy terrain where that might not be in the best interest of your toesies. Let your barefoot freak flag fly if that’s your thing!)

    Check the boots out on

    Forearm Plank Balances

    CRAZY CORE CHALLENGE! Try this today or this weekend! (even a few reps into your workout will do! You know, if you’re crazy enough. :)

    Keep trying new things and don’t get discouraged if it’s hard. Hard = results. Mix up your routine so you have a few hard, a few medium and a few easy: the hard stuff helps your body AND the easy stuff keeps you motivated. No need to jump in the deep end at once, but at least put a toe in!

    Great move from Jeanette Jenkins!

    Anyone else excited for the Laura Enevers Fierce Workout from The Nike Training App? It comes out tomorrow!!

    It’s no secret that I love my Nike Training App (hell, I think I mention it here at least once a day). It’s hard for me to find things that keep me challenged, which is why the App is so awesome for me. It’s also user friendly enough that I’d recommend it to pretty much everyone I know.

    I’ve created this circuit based on exercises you can find on the App (this is great for those of you who can’t get the App). You won’t find this combo on the App itself, so for those of you who ALREADY have it, give this a try!

    When I say Crazy Bitch… I mean Crazy Bitch.

    You’ll need

    • An interval timer. Get one online free, or use a stop watch. Keep it somewhere EASY to see.
    • A mat/towel
    • Dumbbells or DIY weights (you can also just use body weight & go as fast as you can).
    • A jump rope IF you have one (do it without one too)

    Set your interval timer for the following interval sequence. We’re going to repeat each sequence 2 times (A, B, C done twice each). The last minute in the sequence? REST. 

    • 1 minute,
    • 1 minute,
    • 30 seconds,
    • 1 minute,
    • 1 minute,
    • 30 seconds,
    • 1 minute. REST

    YOU DON’T NEED WEIGHTS! Start with body weight & work up to it.

    Kill it!

    You can do each circuit once or twice. This workout should take you 25 - 40 minutes.

    5 minute warmup - 1 minute each

    • Jump Rope
    • High Knees
    • Jacks
    • Jump Rope
    • Rest

      Circuit A

      1. Forward Lunge With Arm Curl
      2. Burpee To Shoulder Press
      3. Jump Rope (no video)
      4. Sumo Squat With Lateral Raise
      5. Walk Outs
      6. Jump Rope (no video)

      Circuit B (all video)

      1. Froggers 
      2. Single Leg Deadlift
      3. Tuck Jumps
      4. Cobra Plank
      5. Wood Chops
      6. Sprints on the spot

      Circuit C

      1. Around The World Lunge
      2. Walk Out Pushup To Swivel
      3. Squat Jumps
      4. Plank Row To Rotation
      5. Crazy Ivans (30 seconds PER side!)
      6. Dips

      I may have just fallen in love with a shoe… oh Nike.

      Love the colors, the selection and DYING for a pair of these.

      I’m not a fan of barefoot running (I agree with the basic concepts about our ‘natural state’, but unless you’ve been raised barefoot, it doesn’t hold water with me). Though I know people who swear by it, I caution against it. The only way to tell if you’re barefoot running material is to try it, and since our feet, knees, hips & back are at stake, the consequences of finding out that you’re NOT a barefoot runner are too high in my books. It’s not for everyone, and not for me.

      But this blog is all about finding out what’s right for YOU. If you like the concept of barefoot running, and hate the toe-sock-iness of Vibrams, this shoe is for YOU. And like other models on the Nike site, you can customize it to your tastes.

      This model is flexible, lightweight and provides a bit more cushioning than the Nike Free Run. Plus, it’s REALLY pretty.


      See more here:,nikefree_running_mens&cp=usns_em_091511_Mbal&et_cid=39965&et_rid=2025140125&et_sid=ENH0915WK3_NS_M_aBal_cRun#l=shop,nikefree_running_womens

      Nike Air Mags a.k.a. Marty McFly shoes…

      Key to this girl’s heart? Naming your shoes after her favorite 80’s movie character… swoon!

      Now, Nike still hasn’t confirmed this, but apparently these shoes will be the self-lacing variety and will be available soon-ish. And yes, they’ll tie themselves in some kinda awesome ‘click, click, swoosh, lock’ manner. At least, they do in my head.

      Nice Kicks, a blog, has previously run the following document from the U.S. Patent Office explaining how the self-lacing system works. The blog also ran the video above, entitled ‘Marty McFly’s closet’ Via Mashable

      I want them, but not sure if I’d wear them outta the house! Not that it matters, I think I’d be perfectly happy kickin’ it at home in my self-lacing shoes. Lace. Unlace. Lace. Unlace. Lace. Unlace. (you get the picture of how my days would be spent).

      Would you wear self-lacing shoes? I

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