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Rip Curl Launches First Wetsuit Take Back Recycling Program Across Australia With TerraCycle

3 Mins Read Surf sportswear retail leader Rip Curl has announced a new partnership with Franco/U.S.-based recycling company TerraCycle, a Wetsuit Take Back Recycling Program enabling surfers to recycle their surf branded wetsuit across Australia at participating Rip Curl stores. Australian company Rip Curl has launched a program where surfers across the country can recycle their surf branded […]

Futurecraft.Footprint: Adidas X Allbirds Unveil ‘Lowest Ever Carbon Footprint’ Performance Shoe

3 Mins Read Reports of global sportswear behemoth Adidas and sustainable shoe company Allbirds working together to develop a near-zero carbon footprint shoe dominated last year and now the wait is over, as the sportswear giant and the sustainable fashion upstart have partnered on a running sports shoe dubbed Futurecraft.Footprint, which boasts a carbon footprint of 2.94kg CO2, which they […]

Lululemon To Test Resale Program, Unveil Collection Featuring Dyes Upcycled From Orange & Beet Waste

4 Mins Read In the fall of last year, global athleisure brand lululemon unveiled its impact agenda, marking its commitment to an equitable and sustainable future, and pledging to limit its environmental impact by creating products from alternative materials and end-of-use solutions.To reaffirm this commitment, the brand will be launching two new sustainable initiatives – the lululemon Like […]

Girls Gone Veg: Soccer Stars Toni Pressley & Ali Riley To Launch Vegan Cooking Show To Promote Plant-Based Foods For Athletes

4 Mins Read U.S. soccer stars Toni Pressley and Ali Riley announced their plans to launch a vegan cooking show titled ‘Girls Gone Veg’, with its first episode to release on May 7 on the ‘I Am Athlete’ platform founded by former National Football League (NFL) star Brandon Marshall. The new show by National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) […]

Plant-Based Boxer Claressa Shields Wins Big, Highlights The Benefits Of Animal-Free Diets

4 Mins Read Existing titleholder in the middleweight division of professional boxing, Claressa Shields, who recently won again at the junior middleweight division thus becoming the first woman fighter to win an undisputed championship in two weight classes, made use of the occasion to raise awareness about plant-based diets. On March 5 2021, American professional boxer Claressa Shields […]

‘Shroom FitBit: Processors In Tech Wearables Could Be Replaced With Fungi Mycelium, New Study Finds

4 Mins Read In a recent study titled ‘Reactive fungal wearable‘, researchers explore the use of fungi as a potential candidate to produce sustainable textiles that can be used as eco-friendly bio wearables, for instance, the processors in tech wearables like Fitbits could be replaced by incorporating mushroom mycelium. The joint research venture undertaken by the University of […]

Natural Fitness: How To Be A Zero Waste Trail Runner

6 Mins Read Trail running, already one of the most popular sports with a growing community in Hong Kong and throughout Asia, is gaining additional momentum amid travel restrictions this year. While experienced athletes are taking on numerous running challenges as a replacement for canceled races, many beginners and amateurs are hitting the trails to explore and get […]

Trail-Running: How To Run Injury-Free Across The City And Beyond

4 Mins Read In our Corona times, when so many of us have suddenly become either dedicated runners or master chefs, it’s easy to get over-enthusiastic about our new hobbies and end up in trouble. And while our mistakes in the kitchen can cost us a few wasted products (or perhaps a cut finger), running related mistakes can […]

Breathwork vs Yoga: What’s The Difference?

3 Mins Read Breathwork has gained enormous popularity in recent years with pundits calling labelling it as the ‘new yoga’ or ‘meditation’s little brother’. There’s no doubt this is a net positive. Most of us don’t breathe deeply enough and breathwork has a huge range of benefits. Along with the surge of breathwork practitioners across Asia, some wellness […]

Pelvic Floor Health 101: What Is It And How To Strengthen It?

3 Mins Read When we think about self-care and personal health we normally imagine a daily routine for glowing skin, lean muscles, and happy gut. We rarely pay attention to the organs in our body that we can’t see or feel immediately – despite the fact that our pelvic floor affects the health of our skin, muscles, and […]

Covid-19 Fitness: Tips & Advice On Exercising While Wearing A Mask

4 Mins Read Starting from yesterday, it’s compulsory to wear a mask both indoors and outdoors in Hong Kong (and in many other countries too!) due to a resurgence in local case transmission. Wearing a mask should not exempt you from continuing with your exercise regime, but what is true is you need to know a few things […]

5 Virtual Running Challenges To Join While Official Races Are Still On Hold

4 Mins Read 2020 will be remembered as a year of cancelled events thanks to ‘Rona (or Covid-19 as it is officially known) and us trail runners have been a particularly disappointed bunch. By definition, trail running is a sport that requires the outdoors. Still, people gotta adapt, eh? As most marathons and trail races have been postponed […]

Lululemon To Acquire Home Workout Platform Mirror In US$500M Deal

3 Mins Read Lululemon, the darling of the athleisure world, has announced that it will acquire the stay-at-home fitness company Mirror for US$500 million. It marks the brand’s first acquisition, and is yet another sign that the future of fitness remains at home as the world continues to battle the coronavirus crisis.  The popular upmarket athleisure brand announced […]

Post Covid-19 Gym Visit: 10 Ways Fitness & Yoga Studios Will Change

5 Mins Read The coronavirus crisis is beginning to ease in some areas of the world, and many regular gym, fitness and yoga studio goers have been eager to see the return of in-person classes and sessions. But while the economy is gradually opening up, we’re going to need to brace for some big changes that will outlast […]

Adidas & Allbirds Partner To Develop ‘Lowest Ever Carbon Footprint’ Sports Shoe

3 Mins Read Global sportswear giant Adidas and sustainable shoe brand Allbirds are now collaborating to develop a new performance shoe with the lowest carbon footprint ever recorded. In the process, the two companies share sustainable innovations and knowledge. The major partnership comes as mainstream brands across the board are looking to shine their eco-credentials in line with […]

Chinese Home Workout App Keep Raises US$80M, Becomes Unicorn

2 Mins Read Chinese fitness app Keep, which provides users with online training to exercise at home, has just secured US$80 million in its latest Series E funding round. The latest capital has reportedly lifted the startup to unicorn status, and comes on the heels of the coronavirus pandemic, which kept millions confined indoors.  In its latest Series […]