NYC #SummerStreets

by Jillian on August 6, 2013 · 1 comment

 

I had the opportunity, through FitFluential, to help promote Reebok at this years Summer Streets in NYC. Basically, Summer Streets is 7 miles of open streets in NYC, dedicated to fun fitness events for both adults and children. It takes place on the following Saturdays in August: 3rd, 10th and 17th; from 7:00 am to 1:00pm.

Reebok sent some some awesome CrossFit gear including the new Nano 3.0′s, so I decided to wear some of it to the Reebok Fitness Zone near Astor Place.

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As soon as I arrived, I found Chris from Reebok, who showed me around.

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I had to stop and take a photo of the CrossFit 5th Ave coaches!

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I knew they were having CrossFit workouts, but was super excited when I saw how much actual equipment they had brought!

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They even had an ATV zone set up for kids to race across multiple surfaces.

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Another area was the Reebok Product Experience. If you checked it out, you became eligible for exclusive discounts at the Reebok store in NYC.

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At the end of the street, they had a stage set up where hourly sessions were taking place. There was a yoga class going on when I got there.

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I signed up for the 9am CrossFit class with Reebok 5th Ave coaches including Megan May, who is truly in inspiration – look her up!

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After my shin injury during a box jump last week, I wasn’t stoked about doing them again, but one of the coaches taught me how to really use my arms to get myself up there, so I felt a lot better while doing them this time around. I also RX’d using 95 lbs. for the deadlift (which was erased on the board). Megan gave me some really great tips on perfecting my deadlift:

1. Keep the bar as close to you as you can (a.k.a. I need high socks for my shins)

2. Keep the same grip for both hands as long as you can to help strengthen your grip.

3. Push your knees OUT!

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I finished in about 7 minutes. There wasn’t a clock so I don’t know exactly, but I definitely underestimated this workout a little bit. What’s new?

If you’re in or near NYC, you should totally check out Summer Streets, especially the Reebok Fitness Zone!

The onstage schedule includes:

  • 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Yoga
  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM: Class TBD
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM:  Dance
  • 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM: CrossFit

The off stage schedule includes:

  • CrossFit WODs will start every hour from 8 AM – 11 AM (45 min. each, 20 person maximum)
  • Reebok ATV 19 Kids Challenge will be ongoing from 8 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Reebok Runs with coaches from NY Harriers (8am and 10am, 4K and 10K distances) RSVP-  http://beta.flavorpill.com/events/reebok-summer-streets-week-1

I’m off to LA for work and then Cabo, Mexico for play, so I’ll see you guys in a few weeks.

 

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1 Lauren August 8, 2013 at 8:40 am

Hey Girl! I was just thinking about you! What are the dates you will be in Chicago again? I can’t wait to see you!!

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