Chantal just checked in @ Sagesse Club (Lebanon)
Chantal just checked in @ Sagesse Club (Lebanon)
Chantal just checked in @ Sagesse Club (Lebanon)
I saw the advertisement of the New Balance Minimus 3090 Connect on the highway and I was intrigued to see what's behind this Minimus concept!
Minimus is a whole new approach to athletic footwear, inspired by Good Form Running and designed to be worn with or without socks. The Minimus Road running shoe is engineered for use on pavement and other varied running surfaces.
With only a 4mm drop from heel to toe, as little as a third of that of a traditional running shoe, the NB Minimus collection holds a world of discovery for neutral runners; additionally, Good Form Running teaches methods of improvement for those seeking to conquer gait issues.
Much is made of what goes into shoes, but with genuine innovation and inspiration the New Balance 3090 is made truly great with what has been taken away. Inspired by the geometries of a molecule, the 3090 with Ionix technology removes some material from the midsole to create a lightweight everyday running shoe with a plush, underfoot feel with enhanced flexibility and comfort. Weighing in under 7 ounces, this shoe looks and feels so great that you may just extend your daily run by a few blocks—or by several miles!
Check the teaser video:
Not sure if the Minimus Connect 3090 is only meant for running, the teaser video shows sprints, box jumps, ring push-ups, ropes, and tire slinging.
So what do you think of it? Do you like it? Are you tempted to try it?
Since I got back to the gym, I got interested again into sportswear and shoes.
Adidas is the brand I like most since I was a kid, so I keep tracing all their new stuff and collaborations.
You can see my previous post about their collaboration with Oysho.
The product that i'm going to introduce to you today is Adidas new launch: ClimaCool® Seduction
With the launch of the new ClimaCool® Seduction, adidas offers a 360° ventilated running experience for an improved performance and the coolest ride yet. New ventilation channels across the outsole and the use of ClimaCool® material on the upper of the shoe help to evaporate sweat, keep temperatures within the shoe low and provide ventilation from all sides.
In addition, COOLEVER lining, a special clover-shaped yarn, keeps the foot cool, dry and comfortable during the run. The achieved performance benefit of 360° ventilation reduces thermal stress and discomfort during workouts and results in an increased running performance. Well-known adidas technologies such as the durable adiWEAR® outsole for improved traction and durability and a soft and flexible midsole for maximum comfort complete the shoe.
The ClimaCool® Seduction is also featured in the latest chapter of the adidas ONE BRAND CAMPAIGN where Katy Perry, David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Derrick Rose and others enjoy the shoe’s ventilation benefits.
We all run for different reasons, to get away, to make the squad, to break a record or just to play. Watch David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Derrick Rose and Katy Perry go all in. They are running to maintain a lead, to capture a title, to win a gold medal and to raise an elusive trophy.
After the success of last year's collaboration, Oysho and adidas launched their new Spring/Summer collection 2012.
The collection includes Olympics style retro swimwear, lightwear shorts, practical wind sheeters and tiny tops offering maximum support without foregoing style. The range of styles covers sports as varied in their demands as jogging, yoga, swimming and gym work.
The palette is dominated by neutral colours: all shades of greys — slate, ash and taupe -, subtle golden tones and some colour blocking.
The adidas for Oysho collection revives this sportswear brand’s heritage look with 1 sports shoe model in 4 colours: white, black, grey and yellow, which will be sold at Oysho stores only.
The Revolution Fighting Champion (RFC) is the First International Mixed Martial Arts League in the MENA Region.
And their objective is to organize world class professional sporting events aimed at exposing and elevating Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as a professional sport throughout the Middle East & North Africa.
"By organizing professional
events of this size, we establish solid grounds and create the appropriate infrastructure for fighters in the region to showcase their skills and expertise and encourage them
to further develop their areas of specialty through fair
competition and diverse engagement.
In efforts to support the development of our communities, particularly youths, RFC is an initiative to FIGHT “DRUG ABUSE” – FIGHT DRUGS with SPORTS.
This initiative utilizes the interest and passion of youths for this sport to encourage them and drive their appetite towards living well, staying healthy and fighting addiction."
It was held at Beirut Sports City, I really wanted to see the games live and how it goes. if it's close to WWF or not but I missed it Hopefully I will next time!
adidas Originals launched its brand-new footwear concept, H3LIUM in December 2011 which is a structural, protective, lightweight & comfortable athletic lifestyle shoe.
Representing the iconic sportswear label for the street, adidas Originals draws on its rich heritage in sport and ground-breaking technologies. Elements from historical and current adidas footwear were used to help develop H3LIUM. The sole of the shoe pays homage to the ZX8000, an adidas running shoe known for its comfort. Techniques from F50 cleat were used to simplify the shoes structure making the model the lighter, while maintaining its structural integrity. As a result H3LIUM is lightweight, breathable and made with a simple construction that provides comfort and support.
The footwear was inspired by seam sealed wind-wear and tech fabrics, designed to be worn in varying climates and environmental conditions. Taking on an architectural influence, the triangle pattern design used on the shoe adds structure.
You can check all the collection on http://www.shopadidas.com/
Muhammad Ali, is an American former professional boxer, philanthropist, and social activist. Considered a cultural icon, Ali was both idolized and vilified.
Originally known as Cassius Clay, Ali changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam in 1964, converting to Sunni Islam in 1975 and more recently practicing Sufism.
In 1967, three years after Ali had won the World Heavyweight Championship he was publicly vilified for his refusal to be conscripted into the U.S. military, based on his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War. Ali stated, "I ain't got no quarrel with them Viet Cong... No Viet Cong ever called me nigger" – one of the more telling remarks of the era.
Widespread protests against the Vietnam War had not yet begun, but with that one phrase, Ali articulated the reason to oppose the war for a generation of young Americans, and his words served as a touchstone for the racial and antiwar upheavals that would rock the 1960s. Ali's example inspired Martin Luther King Jr.
Ali would eventually be arrested and found guilty on draft evasion charges; he was stripped of his boxing title, and his boxing license was suspended. He was not imprisoned, but did not fight again for nearly four years while his appeal worked its way up to the U.S. supreme court, where it was eventually successful.
Ali would go on to become the first and only three-time lineal World Heavyweight Champion
Nicknamed "The Greatest," Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches. Notable among these were three with rival Joe Frazier which are considered among the greatest in boxing history, and one with Gierge Foreman, where he finally regained his stripped titles seven years later.
Ali was well known for his unorthodox fighting style, which he described as "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee", and employing techniques such as the Ali Shuffle and the rope-a-dope.
Ali had brought beauty and grace to the most uncompromising of sports and through the wonderful excesses of skill and character, he had become the most famous athlete in the wrold.
In 1999, Ali was crowned "Sportsman of the century" by Sports illustrated and "Sports personality of the Century" by the BBC.
The conviction and courage Muhammad Ali has shown
throughout his life continues to inspire millions of
people around the world.
Ali’s work to promote respect, hope and understanding, has empowered adults and children everywhere to be as great as they can be.
Boxing icon Muhammad Ali will celebrate his 70th birthday in his hometown of Louisville, where the Muhammad Ali Center will mark the occasion with a series of events starting January 14.
"On January 14, 2012, in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, Ali will be celebrating his 70th birthday among friends, admirers, and people who have made a difference in his life," center officials said in a statement.
The fund-raiser is part of the center's "Seven Days for Seven Decades" program of community activities.
Team Lebanon are a team of Lebanese
mountaineers, with diverse professional backgrounds and a common goal: to be the first ALL-LEBANESE team to climb the 7 summits and raise the Lebanese flag on top of the
While achieving this goal, one summit at a time, they want to raise awareness around the Lebanese Red Cross and help rally hearts & minds and fundraise to support our society.
Last, they wish to inspire the youth of our country to follow their own dreams and live their passions, to push themselves beyond their comfort zones, overcome adversity and achieve great challenges in their lives.
The team members are:
Team Lebanon's adventure will begin on January 12th, 2012 where they will embark on their first 18 day expedition to climb the highest mountain of South America, Mt. Aconcagua (6,962m) in Argentine.
"Climbing the Seven Summits of the world is one of the most thrilling experiences one could ever encounter, but there is another reason we love to do it; every mountain we climb allows us to make a difference in our society.
You can help too by climbing with us! Click on the link to donate to the Lebanese Red Cross, and join others in helping us climb the virtual mountain all the way to the top to reach our goal of
I want to wish them Good Luck in their adventure starting tomorrow, and stay Safe!