Working out with Lady Foot Locker, New Balance and Harley Pasternak
Posted Mar 10 2012 12:10pm
Getting an email from Rebecca Kim, PR manager for Lady Foot Locker , is one of my favorite things. Last time it meant a super fun afternoon at Exhale, this past week it meant a workout with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak! Done and done.
New Balance was launching their new Minimus collection, so Lady Foot Locker invited us to test them out along with some other gear while Harley lead us in a bootcamp style workout.
I came from a meeting and was running a bit late, so I rushed in and quickly got my outfit, changed and headed straight into the workout. We warmed up with a run around the track, and did some side shuffles, running backwards and grapevines. Coming off an earlier Crossfit workout my legs started burning immediately.
Someone is taking a photo = I immediately get awkward
Then we split into two groups – one group focused on arms doing bicep curls and overhead presses using a Harley Bar, the second did walking lunges, and we met for the third round of core work, including planks and mountain climbers. We repeated the circuit three times and finished off with a little more cardio for a speedy, intense 30 minute workout.
Harley then answered some questions and signed copies of his newest book for us.
-The shoes. Super lightweight and so comfortable – even more than my Nike Frees. I wore them to Crossfit yesterday morning and they were perfect.
-The workout. Quick, speedy, something you could easily do outside of a gym setting and left me close to unable to walk yesterday – stairs have not been my friend. I think it was the combination of the pistons at Crossfit on Thursday morning and the walking lunges with Harley later that day. Ow.
-Harley’s approach to fitness and nutrition. He’s super into form and function – he explained the why behind every movement very thoroughly. He also comes from a nutrition background, so I was super interested to hear his thoughts on diet. My favorite things he said – don’t come to a trainer for nutrition advice, unless they have a background in nutrition. Also whatever diet you choose to follow – make sure it’s something you can do every day for the rest of your life. If you want to be vegan, great, if you want to do paleo, great – just make sure it’s sustainable for you in your life.