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Tennis on The Beach? Yes Please!

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Via Mariam Demian (a ZEMspired writer, runner and producer)

 

We’re all familiar with the sports volleyball and tennis. Both sports are excellent for cross training and for getting a good cardio session in with a friend or a group of friends. They’re both so inviting that recently while at the beach, we witnessed one man approach another and say ‘hey, we need another player if you want to join in a round of volleyball’. They then shook hands and proceeded to the nets; a great testament to the importance of team sports in sociability!

BeachTennis1So naturally, when we met up with a beach tennis team, it felt like the excitement was popping as though it’d been trapped in a ‘jack-in the box’. What could possibly be more fun than combining tennis and volleyball and the beach? Well, actually, you can play beach tennis on any surface, but since playing on sand in ZEM’s to protect these players’ feet has served them well, we’ll stick with our love for sports on sandy surfaces.

 

Beach tennis is easily becoming one of the more popular sports around and frankly, I can’t wait to try it! With ZEM’s, players maintain their agility on the sand, turf or anywhere else they may have put up a net! It’s a win win for everyone!

That’s 50 miles folks!

Via Mariam Demian (a ZEMspired writer, runner and producer)
August 1st, 2014

 

As runners rack up mileage and feel the benefits of increasing their endurance they tend to want to get everyone else on board. I cannot count the number of times I have attempted with only about 10% success rate to get friends to sign up for races with the promise of ‘you can do it! It’s only 5miles!’. Of course what follows are answers that span from ‘I hate running’ ‘I like my toe nails’ and the most famous one ‘I have no time’. Then you hear of someone like Bren Tompkins and realize how running is a personal journey that no one person can convince you to take up.

 

After over a decade of smoking, back injuries, knee injuries, and not to mention being a busy father of two, Bren managed to run the Cremator 50. That’s 50 miles (80.4672km’s). So not only did Bren finish the Cremator 50, but he did it in 7:22:12 which in super human fashion is 3 hours and 43 minutes faster than his time last year! He was 3rd place finisher and 4th overall. How incredible!

 

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It takes years to shave off minutes let alone hours for some runners! As if this all was not enough, there was no shade in the South Carolina heat and humidity. He did this all wearing the U-Cross and says ‘I love this shoe. It is the perfect balance. It’ a great shoe for me!’

We hope that Bren’s ‘ZEM life’ and his ability to conquer the Cremator 50 will inspire you to live a life in the Zone of Endless Motion.

 

Beach Tennis

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ZEMgear is sponsoring four Beach Tennis tournaments this summer. Beach Tennis is growing, it is fun and played everywhere.

ZEMgear footwear was initially developed for sand sport so it is natural that the Beach Tennis players have adopted wearing ZEMs and love it. We encourage YOU to also try on a pair of ZEMs for your activities on and off the sand.

ZEMgear was also featured in the Beach Tennis magazine where Christina Bracken, ZEMgear founder, was interviewed about the idea behind and the benefits of ZEMgear shoes.

To learn more about the Beach Tennis tournaments that we sponsored, see the links below.

Website for LI Tennis Magazine: www.longislandtennismagazine.com

Website for NY Tennis Magazine: www.newyorktennismagazine.com

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Guinness World Record

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Brothers set Guinness World Record for trampoline bounce

Our friends at Flippinout Productions were featured on NBC’s Today show on April 8th while trying to break the Guineess World Record for highest trampoline bounce! See the video here: http://on.today.com/1hxlnyS

Flippenout feature world-class athletes who perform extreme trampoline shows for the NBA, NFL, NCAA, NHL, WNBA, campuses, fairs, festivals, parades as well as for corporate messaging, marketing, and motivational events. They have found that ZEMgear shoes help them with their stunts and trampoline jumps. This emphasizes our goal of creating shoes that move with you for maximum flexibility.

Flippenout Productions Defy Gravity in ZEMs

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Flippenout Productions feature world-class athletes who perform extreme trampoline shows for the NBA, NFL, NCAA, NHL, WNBA, campuses, fairs, festivals, parades as well as for corporate messaging, marketing, and motivational events. Flippenout’s Extreme Trampoline Shows are unique and explosive entertainment that appeal to audiences of all ages.

Flippenout Athletes broke Guinness World Record for Highest Trampoline Bounce (Team) on July 13, 2012!spider450x450

Flippenout Athletes recently discovered ZEMgear footwear while looking for shoes that would support their dynamic movements without hindering their performance. ZEMgear shoes provide just that. As ZEM stands for Zone of Endless Motion, we pride ourselves in designing and manufacturing shoes that support and protect while also being light and not cumbersome. Proprioception describes the sensory feedback that is passed on from over 250,000 nerve endings in the sole of the foot to the brain. Information travels more quickly and directly from your foot to your brain when there is Less Shoe and More You. We can just imagine that Extreme Trampoline Athletes would appreciate that!

 

To find out more about Flippenout Productions, visit their website: http://www.flippenout.com

They can also be found on Facebook and Twitter

 

To see them in action, checkout their upcoming shows:

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Living a ZEMtastic Life One Day at a Time!

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We have been advocating endless motion and this recent article from The Washington Post,

ZEMs are not only for your average everyday activity. Checkout Debbie Spoons on her caving adventures!

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At ZEMgear, we are always excited to learn more about how our customers are using their ZEMs. We truly believe in our message of

ZEMs On A Night Out With Pauline!

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For Pauline Nordin her ZEMgear shoes are not only used for fitness training! Pauline explained to us that she enjoys taking them for her nights out, “I bring my ZEMgear with me when I go out when the Louboutins don’t work!”

 

For her training she enjoys wearing her ZEMgear Terra Training and Apex. She strives to lead more fitness minded people to a healthier lifestyle and healthier products. It was her style and dedication that caught the attention of the producers for the Nordic version of “The Biggest Loser.” In 2006 she was the trainer, diet coach, and the leader for the Swedish team, and led her team and country to victory.

 

McFpe57Csp4RRwHuhwyKxe7GyTxf3vEeIJ52YABhL4gAs an author, trainer and diet coach Pauline founded The Fighter Diet, an e-book which presented a gutsy FAT loss system that brought her fans and attention in the United States. She has appeared in features and covers of American fitness magazines, which highlighted her tough but effective no-nonsense style. Pauline was also the star of “The Butt Bible” a workout video complete with a fitness system that helps beat any backside into shape. She has recently been featured in video blogs for Muscle & Fitness hers, Muscle & Fitness and now teaming up with the US Marines as a fitness contributor.

 

Make sure and Like The Fighter Diet Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/FDfighterdiet

 

 

 

 

To see and learn more about Pauline checkout the following videos:

 

Stetson 2013 Girls Volleyball Camps

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Stetson Volleyball Camps are designed to give you the opportunity to experience a NCAA Division I training environment.

Taught by current Division I coaches and players, this camp will help you reach your goals, whether it