I recently attended the ZQUICK Launch Event on behalf of Reebok and Fitfluential.
When I walked in and saw this crazy obstacle course, my yogi self got nervous. Mats were replaced by cones, tape, stairs and boxes. We were there to ‘test out’ the ZQUICK shoes in different types of situations.
I’m used to ballet and yoga type classes so I knew this was going to be quite the challenge for me.
Luckily we had some fun friends to help encourage and walk us through: Johny Hendricks (MMA top welterweight contender), Aly Raisman (Gold medal-winning gymnast), and Jamie Chung (Actress and my style icon.)
Bring it on!
Bill McInnis, Reebok’s Head of Advanced Innovation (and former NASA engineer) taught us about the inspiration for the ZQUICK technology: tires (hence the bottom of the shoes.) ZQUICK shoes are supposed to help you move at lightening speed and quickly change direction.
I liked the style and comfort right away. They are very lightweight but still have great support. I didn’t even realize they were in the bag I was given at Reebok (I thought they had forgotten to give me a pair.) Amazing since I carry around heavy bags with all my belongings in NYC all the time!
Watch me go! City Agility obstacle:
I really enjoyed getting a feel for the ZQUICK and trying it out in so many different courses. They move well and are so lightweight (Sorry Bill- this is my favorite thing about them.)
Jamie Chung is not only stylish (I want her workout pants below and love her features at People Style Watch) but this chick is FAST! She was so fun to talk to (I totally want to have a drink with her) and kicked everyone’s butt during the obstacle courses.
Aly Raisman is so sweet and passionate about gymnastics. It was inspiring to chat with her about her workout routine (she trains 2 times a day) and how she combats nerves. Aly told us she practices until everything is second nature so when it’s time to compete she can relax and enjoy herself.
I also got to meet some inspiring bloggers! Julie, Tina, Jenna and Kayte. You girls rock.
Thank you ZQUICK, Reebok and Fitfluential– I might even start running to Yoga now….well after all the snow melts ; )