Yoga is one of those things that people have a misconception about, and I was know different before starting, I assumed it was all deep breathing and relaxing, gentle stretches, the reality is that tend if feel more stiff after a yoga class than I do a HIIT class or long run. You don’t need a load of gear for yoga however a decent yoga mat can mean the difference between you nailing a bound high lunge pose and landing square on your face.
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Following on from my recent run with the impressive urban CloudSwift trainers, I am now excited to be testing out another pair. This time the OnCloud Men's Cloud Venture Peak. I set to the hills. These are tougher shoes and are specialised for trail running and long off-road runs in mind. Heavier than the Cloudswift, weighing in at just 295 grams, it’s still a lightweight trail running shoe that's big on cushioning, protection and grip.
After my 15-minute warm up exercise routine, I set out on bi-weekly 4-mile city run. I wanted to put these Cloudswift trainers to the test. Before I put them on, I had to re-lace the trainers. Call it what you like but since an early age I have to make sure the lengths are correct on the laces as well as the tension across the top of my feet. This process was over quickly and soon were upon my feet. The first thing I noticed was how light they felt, very bouncy and springy too.
The BH51M is a cycle helmet with many innovative features including indicators, Bluetooth, speakers, handsfree phone calling, GPS and an SOS alarm. I was quite concerned that with all the technical aspects the rider may look reminiscent of a Martian, however upon opening the package I was pleased to see otherwise, instead this helmet looks very similar to many other cycle helmets and doesn’t stand out like a sore thumb.
The Activ5 is a small home isometric workout device that allows you to access a full body workout all from using this small apparatus. The Activ5 connects to your phone via Bluetooth and measures your strength, precision endurance all through squeezing the appliance together over set periods. The Activ5 Training app features some different games you can play to make exercising with this device more fun and a little less laborious.