Thursday, January 31, 2008

New Balance Bamboo Biocool® Tee

We've had some previous posts about the benefits of the new Bamboo fabrication from New Balance, but I had to post again about the new men's and women's Bamboo Biocool® Tee that just arrived on

A good technical tee is important for training runs, but a tee can't do any good if it's not comfortable. So, the Bamboo Biocool® Tee is the best of both worlds; it's very technical with Biocool® body mapping (moisture wicking technologies that target core heat zones) and the cutting edge Bamboo fabric, but still comfy against your skin with a soft feel.

Check out the new colors for spring, too. They are bright, vibrant and bold, just in time for warmer last!


Thursday, January 24, 2008

NB Fits - Fitness Information Tracking System

What do you currently use to track your fitness progress? A tally chart on your refrigerator? Maybe you keep a journal? Or scribble workouts in your diary...?

Looking for new ways to track your fitness progress? Visit the "one stop" fitness resource of NB Fits and log your training, track your progress, record your achievements, and download workouts all from one site!

And, for anyone who is currently using NB Fits, leave your comments. We want to know how this tracking system is working for you!

Keep in mind you will need to create an account to join; but it's quick, easy and free of charge.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New Balance 1350

Highly technical running shoes can be a little intimidating; there are a lot of technologies that all affect performance, fit and feel during a run. So, how can you be sure a technical running shoe is still a good running shoe? What's all the hype about anyway?

The New Balance 1350 is definitely a New Balance running shoe that deserves the hype. This fast style features the cutting edge technology of full length Abzorb® EX cushioning. This new full length is different from the heel or midsole of Abzorb® EX, it is constructed of interlocked Abzorb® and Abzorb® SBS cushioning.

But it's not just the cushioning that makes the 1350 a good pick for hip distance runners, it's the Memory Foam lining around the ankle for support, and the seamless Phantom Liner that reduces the weight of the shoe; all technologies work together for the ultimate running experience.

Sometimes the hype is right, and the 1350 is proof in the product!


Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Balance Camisole Bra Top

It's time to talk Sports Bras. New Balance is rolling out an incredible line of performance bra tops for women of all shapes and sizes. Now, there are more choices than just your standard cotton or spandex bra top and/or sports bra.

The New Balance Camisole Bra Top features precise cup sizing, adjustable hook and loop straps for custom comfort, and spacer cups for moisture management and modesty. But what do all of these features mean anyway?

Precise Cup Sizing: Say goodbye to small, medium and large when it comes to sports bras. Now you can find a sports bra that matches the same sizing as your everyday bra. The more accurate the fit, the better you will perform.

Adjustable Hook and Loop Straps: Make it easy to adjust the bra to fit your specific body frame. The hook and loop feature makes it easy to move and fit; so no more fumbling around with awkward latches or ill-fitting elastic.

Spacer Cups: This feature makes the camisole fit and feel like a regular bra. The cups offer fantastic support for larger busted women and some added coverage when wearing the bra alone. You should feel confident and comfortable when working out, and the camisole bra top does just that; keeps you looking and feeling good.

The camisole bra top isn't perfect for every activity or every body type. Women with a medium to larger size bust will get the best fit and feel from the camisole bra top. This top is also designed for low to medium impact activities; so, play golf, go to yoga class, walk, or even do some light jogging, but this top is not for marathon training.

More styles and fits coming soon, be sure to check back if you're in the market for your perfect fit!


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

New Balance Cross Trainers

We have talked a lot about New Balance running shoes in this blog: how they fit, the types of terrain they are perfect for, what type of shoe is right for you, etc. But we have completely left out an entire category of New Balance shoes; Cross Trainers.

When I am in a shoe store, I tend to skim right past the cross trainers. After all, what can I do with them anyway? I mean, I typically run, occasionally lift weights, really what is the need? But in actuality, if you are adding some cross training workouts to your routine (biking, lifting, elliptical trainers, etc.) a cross trainer might not be a bad idea for you. There are even some cross trainers that you can actually run 3 miles in, or do some light jogging.

One of the most versatile cross trainers is the men's or women's New Balance 747. The 747 is very lightweight but still offers support for off-track activities. While I would not recommend running a marathon in the 747, a short run on the track or treadmill (under 3 miles) would be perfectly fine.

If you are an athlete with a diverse weekly routine, maybe give a cross trainer a shot if you have not already, it could surprise you. A cross trainer could save you from a mad scramble to change your shoes.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

New Balance Runner's Express

There is a section on our site just for runners, titled Runner's Express. You can find inspirational quotes, passages, articles, stories; and you can even leave your story in the "Where in the World Do You Run" section.

Each month we feature a quote from The Runner's Book of Daily Inspiration; A Year of Motivation, Revelation and Instruction by Kevin Nelson. The book is a collection of quotes about running, keeping fit, and what it all means to active folks like you. What I love about this book is that you can relate the concepts of each quote to your everyday life. It's not just for marathoners or regular runners; it's for everyone.

The latest quote on Runner's Express is about New Year's Resolutions (I know, huge surprise there!) but it talks about how to make this year the best year ever, in your running. But, why not make it the best year all around?

"Running is a thing worth doing not because of the future rewards it bestows, but because of how it feeds our bodies and minds and souls in the present. Go out for a run today, and let it be the start of something grand. "

So maybe if you don't run and are thinking about it, this could be the year you jump on the running bandwagon and hit the trails. Like the quote says, don't do it for the future, do it for your health, mind and spirit now.


Monday, January 7, 2008

New Balance Apparel on!

We have some New Arrivals of New Balance apparel on!

These pieces are innovative, comfortable and very fun to wear while you train. Here are a few of my favorites:

Storm Striker Jacket for men/women: A versatile jacket perfect for the elements, the Storm Striker is designed with BIOSHIELD® fabrication for extra weather protection. It's lightweight, great fitting, and features a music pocket for your MP3 player.

Women's 4'' Speed Short: This is a great short for race day with cool colors and a lightweight feel. Plus, this short features Lightning Dry® fabrication to keep you comfortable and dry so you can perform your best.

Men's Speed Tee: Feather-weight with a barely-there feel, the Speed Tee is great for high impact training. And with Spring on the horizon, who can't use a great looking top that keeps you cool? This top features lightweight mesh at center back and shoulders plus Lightning Dry® fabrication.

Tons more pieces have just been added to the site; these few were just the warm-up to a great workout of style!


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Balance Running Pants

It's now 2008 and time for those resolutions. If your New Year's resolution is to up your mileage or train no matter the weather, you might want to try the New Balance Reach Trackster pant.

This Reach Trackster pant offers ankle zippers for easy on/off and Lightning Dry® fabrication to wick moisture away from your skin.

Check out Runner's World for the review on the Reach Trackster and how the benefits can improve your stride. And if you are someone (like me) who must coordinate their running outfits, you can pair this with the Kaspian Half Zip for a cool look.

There is no reason why you shouldn't stay warm (and stylish) while reaching your goals in 2008!