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. 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!
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.