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Reebok Runtone Experiment

Reebok was nice enough to send me a complimentary pair of the Runtone shoes a few weeks ago, and I must admit that I’ve been slacking on testing them out. I was so hyped up about the Easy Tones that I didn’t get time to test the Run Tones! Here is what I think of these sneakers so far;

Thank you, Reebok!

When these gorgeous, light-weight shoes arrived at my door step I was stoked. My previous running shoe of choice was the Nike zoom-sister because of its plastic outside shell and element durability. I have to say, I am a bit hesitant to get these new Run Tones dirty…I love the fit, the feel, and the breathability of these shoes. Since they are so hard to find, I would hate to ruin them in the sand…my terrain of choice when I run.

This weekend I plan on putting some miles in with the Run Tones, and with the Carlsbad 5k coming up, I’d better break them in. Stay tuned for the Runtone experiment, and a huge Thank You to Reebok for sending these! (next up, the Zigtechs!)

La Jolla Boot Camp Meets Reebok EasyTone

After a month of rainy weather, I was finally able to conduct my La Jolla Boot Camp on dry land! I had been waiting to test out my Reebok EasyTone sneakers on the sand of La Jolla Shores. After a long week of standing and product demos at the IHRSA convention here in San Diego, I have to admit, my legs were pretty tired. I wanted to test how effective the EasyTones would be in Boot Camp.

As I tested a few weeks ago, the first thing I noticed was just how hard it was to lunge in these shoes. (you can watch the video here) This was especially true at boot camp on the grass.┬á We also did a set of lunges in the sand which really challenged our legs. The dynamic warm-up in the grass along with the 30 minute workout went well. Now onto the next challenge…jogging in the sand.

Tide was on the high side this week, so we were forced to jog in the soft sand. This was an extreme challenge in the Easytones as the sand kept moving under the balance pods giving me a feeling that my feet were not completely touching the ground. A good workout for me, but something that I might not recommend for a beginner.

(And let me just warn you, working out in the Easy Tone shoes is not for beginners. It takes a lot of core strength. Keep in mind that these exercises are a bit difficult for me, a fitness professional.)

When I woke up on Sunday morning, my calves were sore. This is probably from trying to stabalize on the sand during the boot camp jog. Reebok has been nice enough to send me out a complimentary pair of RunTone shoes, so I am willing to bet that they will be a bit better for jogging.

That’s all for now! Stay tuned for my RunTone testing videos and blogs!

Reebok Easy Tone Testing at IHRSA

It has been a very busy week, but don’t worry, I did it all with the Reebok Easy Tone shoes. I have definitely put some more miles on them. Here’s how the week went…

The most memorable part of my week was the IHRSA Fitness convention here in San Diego. I was hired by Marpo Kinetics to be a spokesmodel and to promote their rope training strength/cardio machines. Of course I saw this as the perfect opportunity to try out an experiment of my own. I knew that everyone who was everyone in the fitness industry would be at the IHRSA convention. I had to look my best.

At the Marpo Kinetics booth at IHRSA

My white and blue Easy Tones didn’t match my red and black convention uniform, but I was determined not to let it put a damper on my testing. For 5 hours on both Thursday and Friday I would need to be on my feet the entire time doing product demonstrations. The unique equipment that I was promoting primarily focused on using the upper body. My test was to see how my lower body would feel after day #1 of the convention.

Rope Training is a fun and effective way to get a cardio and strength workout in one!

I woke up on Friday morning sore…but not where I expected to be sore. I thought that my upper body would be sore from the rope climbing demonstrations. I was wrong. My legs were actually a bit more sore just from standing in the Easy Tones! Needless to say, Friday was a bit more difficult in the Reebok Easy Tones but I made it through comfortably.

I proudly showcased my Easytones even on Friday by wearing shorts. Afterall, since Reebok has acknowledged my efforts to create even more awareness of this product, I didn’t want to let them down! By the way, I saw hundreds of Women at the convention this week. None of which were wearing Reebok Easy Tones.

Sporting the Easy Tones with shorts at IHRSA.

So the result of wearing the Reebok Easy Tone shoes during IHRSA: Reebok Easy Tones are effective even while just standing in them for long periods of time! Oh, and the best thing about it…my feet never hurt! Hey, I even got a few compliments on them.

Check back tomorrow for my La Jolla Boot Camp blog. Yes…wearing the Easy Tones.

Reebok Easy Tone Testing Days #5 & 6

Okay...where can I get this shirt?

The past few days have been quite rainy in San Diego, so I haven’t had a chance to do much testing with the Reebok Easy Tone shoes. My plan was to wear them to my La Jolla Boot Camp on Sunday, however it was rained out!

My plan is to continue with the testing this week, shoot a few more videos, and give them a Boot Camp workout! Stay tuned for more.

I will also be wearing these shoes to the IHRSA San Diego fitness convention on Thursday and Friday…come see me as the Spokes-model for Marpo Kintetics! Can’t wait to take some fun videos.

Reebok Easy Tone Days 3 and 4

First off, I want to say that I am having so much fun testing out the Easy Tone shoes! Yesterday’s workout video already has over 150 views on YouTube and Reebok has even watched it! I hope to continue representing their product in a positive way. So here’s how the last two days went with the Easy Tones…

Friday morning I woke up sore from yesterdays workout. I could be looking too far into it, but I think the Reebok Easy Tone shoes contributed. I work out pretty much all day as a San Diego Personal Trainer, so I have a pretty high tolerance when it comes to muscle soreness. The most noticeable soreness was in the backs of my knees or the gastrocnemius and plantaris muscles. Today my glutes are a bit sore particularly in the area surrounding my tail bone.

Tomorrow I conduct my La Jolla Boot Camp and I am hoping to try out my Reebok Easy Tones at the beach. The jogging portion of my Boot Camp will be a sure test as to how effective these shoes are for running. I’m just super bummed that I will have to get them all sandy and messy to test this part out! I would love to have multiple pairs of Easy tones to experiment with, but they are so darn hard to find. (Reebok, if you’re reading this, I would love the opportnity to test out your running and training prototype shoes)

Looks like Kendra Wilkinson likes the Easy Tones too!

So cross your fingers that San Diego is rain-free tomorrow so that I get a chance to try out my Easy Tones at the La Jolla Beach Boot Camp!

Stay tuned for more…

Reebok Easy Tone Experiment- Day #1

My New Kicks

I am finally going to share with you my experiences with the Reebok Easy Tone shoe. As a San Diego Personal Trainer, I have been waiting almost 2 months to start a Reebok Easy Tone experiment! Today I was fortunate enough to actually find a pair of these sneakers in my size at a local San Diego Foot Locker. These shoes are close to impossible to find in stores and online (unless of course you wear a size 10 shoe). Are you ready to find out what all of the hype is about? I am.

I am going to take you on my day to day journey, as a San Diego Personal Trainer, to test out how well the Reebok Easy Tone shoes work. All of the reports´╗┐ or commercials on TV talk about simply wearing the shoes walking. I want to see what they can do for my daily activity level and hopefully be able to recommend them to my Personal Training clients in the end. And let me just tell you…I’m on my feet all day.

I’ve been wearing my Easy Tone’s since I bought them and plan on wearing them all day. The shoes feel great. They are very cushioned…almost too cushioned for my taste. I expected a more torturous feeling, but they are surprisingly comfortable. Their weight is a bit on the heavy side so running will be a lot of fun.

I am getting ready to work with an evening full of personal training clients, so we’ll see how it goes! Check back in tomorrow to see what happens.