Fitness Tip | Interval Training
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Interval Training

Fitness Tip | Interval Training

Few things are better for your body than adding a solid interval routine into your cardio program.  Pushing yourself mentally & physically will bring benefits that you will see & feel faster than you’d have thought possible.

An easy way to add interval training into your next workout is one minute of high intensity running followed by forty-five seconds of moderate jogging, cycled five or more times.  As you improve, shorten the recovery cycle to keep it challenging.  Fitness Tip | Interval Training

Of course, good gear is as important as a good attitude and these Nike Flyknit Lunar 2’s were the perfect shoe for this kind of activity – super light & built to compliment your natural foot rhythm, they definitely help you be your best.

What I’m Wearing

 Pro Combat Hyperwarm Compression Tights – NIKE | FlyKnit Lunar 2 – NIKE | Fuel Band 2 – NIKE | Black  Leather Snapback – Vintage |

Nike Free 5.0 | Christian Confidential
Fashion, Fitness, Lifestyle

Nike Free 5.0 + | Spotlight

Nike Free 5.0 | Christian ConfidentialNike is celebrating one-decade of its Free Run sneakers & I was lucky to receive these as an anniversary present.  As colourful as they are comfortable, these 5.0’s are designed to support the natural flexibility of an athlete’s foot.  Wear them & stand out whether you’re starting your Spring training or just running errands.

Nike Free 5.0 | Christian ConfidentialNike Free 5.0 | Christian ConfidentialWhat I’m Wearing

Aeroloft 800 Vest  – NIKE | Free 5.0+ – NIKE |  Pro Combat Hyperwarm Compression Top – NIKE |Pro Combat Hyperwarm Compression Tights  – NIKE | Dri-Fit Gloves – NIKE

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RUN BETTER | RUN NEW

NIKE + COACH | Christian Confidential

I know first hand that it’s not only novice runners that have trouble maintaining a training schedule – regardless of your history with the sport, life can get in the way.  The Nike + Running app stands out among wearable & interactive fitness tech for many things, but my favourite aspect has to be the ‘Coach’ feature that provides you with reminders, training tips, & schedules to help you prepare for your next big race.  I’m pushing myself to complete a 10k sometime this summer & I trust that this tool will help get me to that level.

 

NIKE + COACH | Christian Confidential

Speaking of training, Nike is launching a series of runs to help people stay on track – the first one being this Friday, January 24th.  For those of you that like the supportive environment of group runs, things kick off at Black Toe Running (95 Bathurst Street) at 6pm.  

XO,

Christian

Christian Confidential | Luke Bilyk
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Christian Confidential | Training Session with Luke Bilyk

 

Christian Confidential | Luke Bilyk

Host Christian Thompson teams up with friend Luke Bilyk (Degrassi) to show you guys a few different workouts that’ll keep you in shape and indoors during the cold months!

Check it out below :)

Christian Confidential | Luke Bilyk What I’m Wearing

 Athletic Tank Top- TOPMAN | Dri-Fit shorts – NIKE|  Free Runs 5.0 – NIKE | Fuel Band –  NIKE 

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Hangover Helper
DIY, Fitness, Lifestyle

Holiday Juicing: A Recipe for Recovery

 

Hangover Helper

The Holidays are a time of indulgence – if you’re like me (and I know you are), you’re gearing up for a couple of busy weeks that will include a lot of champagne drinking, wine sipping, and the occasional celebratory shot or two…  That said, as much as we may love our long nights out, they definitely do take a toll on our bodies.  Symptom number one – the hangover.  Consider the following recipe an early holiday gift from yours truly – this juice is filled with all kinds of healthy deliciousness and always leaves me feeling energized and reinvigorated after a night filled with (a little too much) festive cheer.

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Hangover HelperWhat You Need

Spinach – helps the body’s circulatory system | Kale – full of antioxidants |Broccoli – the nutrients in broccoli help get rid of headaches | Parsley – helps cleanse the liver, kidneys, and urinary tract | Celery – helps calm down the nervous system | Cucumber – they taste great! | Green Apples – help remove toxins from the body | Lemon – helps continue the removal of toxins | Grapefruit – really good for cleansing the digestive system |

*and… a Juicer!

Hangover HelperA Few Pointers

Thoroughly wash all vegetables and fruits! | Juice in the order that you feel best works for your machine – every one is different. | Don’t be afraid to use the stalks as well as the leaves, but separate the two first for the most juice! | I serve myself a glass and bottle the rest, with a good shake it’s good for a few days in the fridge.

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XO,

Christian

 

The Winter Athlete | Street Style
Fashion, Fitness, Lifestyle, Street Style

The Winter Athlete | Street Style

The Winter Athlete | Street Style

The Winter Athlete | Street StyleAs much as I enjoy it, outdoor running is a season pursuit.  This time last year I had definitely fled the elements and let mother nature reclaim the streets.  That’s changed (for now, anyway) thanks to Nike’s Flash Pack collection.  With an emphasis on comfortable warmth and heightened visibility they have made early winter runs something that I can actually look forward to.  The Nike 5.0 + Shield kicks are more than just a beautiful pair of shoes – super light and form fitting I can’t imagine leaving these at home any time soon.

The Winter Athlete | Street Style

The Winter Athlete | Street StyleThe staple piece in this collection is definitely the Nike Shield jacket – something you truly have to wear to appreciate.  Ultra lightweight and perfectly temperate, I couldn’t be happier with how it kept me warm and dry throughout my run.  The vibrant colours are both eye-catching and are also your best friend when it comes to staying safe on a dark street!  Anyone who knows me personally will know that I’m not a fan of the cold – this piece has definitely changed my mind and expanded my winter workout regime.  If you’re in the market for some high-quality outdoor winter workout gear this winter, I highly recommend giving this collection a test run!

The Winter Athlete | Street Style What I’m Wearing

 Nike Shield Flash Jacket | Nike Free 5.0+ Shield Shoes|  Nike Pro Combat Running Tights | Nike Pro Combat Long Sleeve Top |

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Fashion, Fitness, Lifestyle, Street Style

The Downtown Runner | Street Style

 

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Christian Confidential

There are only a few good weeks left for road running in Toronto and I’m doing everything I can to take advantage of them!  To me, there’s no better way to set your day in the right direction than a good outdoor run – the fall air is brisk & the colors are the perfect backdrop.

Unlike a climate controlled gym, your street running wardrobe definitely changes with the seasons!  Today’s look is warm, comfortable and (obviously) stylish.  My go-to New Balance windbreaker keeps the chill out of my bones and, like all workout gear, is a great way to mix in some ultra-energetic colour into your closet.  I’m in love with my Nike tights – not only are they super comfy & warm but they also show off some of my best assets #justbeinghonest ;).  A compressed t-shirt keeps your body breathing through the sweat – a definite essential for any athlete.  I’m a die-hard Nike fan, but these new Minimus runners (also from New Balance) have quickly caught my attention.

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Shoes are obviously the most important part of the puzzle, not only is the right fit key to top performance but also very important in limiting fatigue and preventing injury.  These NB’s have a lower base – perfect for circuit training – but which definitely took some getting used to.  Pick up a pair, break them in – you won’t be disappointed!

 Until next time.

 XO

Christian