Reebok – Be More Human

A new fitness campaign from Reebok is odd, but inspiring.

be-more-human

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The new Delta logo evokes change.

… its biggest marketing campaign in over a decade. …

“Be More Human” is being referred to as Reebok’s rally cry to consumers, urging them to live up to their full potential. …

Forbes

(via Hardbody)

Peng-Peng Peng-Peng

John Crumlish:

Canadian veteran gymnast Christine (Peng-Peng) Lee told IG that she is pacing herself in her recent return to competition for UCLA after a pre-Olympic knee injury kept her out of competition for two-and-a-half years.

“I’m not really putting pressure on myself to be perfect,” said Lee following Monday’s meet against the University of Arizona at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. “There’s obviously a lot of things I can improve upon, and I think just trying to get back … “

Lee … was one of Canada’s top prospects for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She finished 19th all-around at the 2011 world championships in Tokyo, and led Canada to a Games-winning team berth at the Olympic test event in London in January 2012.

In training at the Canadian championships in May 2012, Lee tore her left ACL. She served as honorary captain of the Canadian women’s gymnastics team at the London Olympics that summer, after which she enrolled at UCLA. …

Peng Peng Peng Peng

Carol-Angela Orchard:

The photo montage was done by one of our Sport Seneca parents: Megan Douglas (mother of Ella Douglas).

… she is not ruling out future international competitions including the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

“I have considered it,” she told IG. “I would love to go to 2016. Right now I’m focusing on the season, but after the season, it would be great to do another world championships or go to Rio. That’s definitely a long-term goal of mine, and I’ve kept it in the back of my head.”

read more – IG – Lee Finding Her Rhythm in Recent Comeback

We’re glad to have her back. :-)

Kate Foster – Bars

Check this inspiring routine.

Would have been 9.1, but the coach was deducted 1.0 for the spot.

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“Gymnastics is like my 2nd home. It’s where I spend almost the majority of my time,” said Kate Foster.

The 13-year-old wasn’t about to give up that second home despite her leukemia diagnosis ….

An infection forced doctors to amputate her left leg. While that could easily end her gymnastics career, Kate and her coaches at the Gymnastics Academy of Rockford, had other plans. …

Leukemia survivor returns to gymnastics with one leg (2014)

conditioning by flashlight

Power failure at Visions in South Africa didn’t stop these gymnasts from training. :-)

curly hair is beautiful

You’d expect the gigantic Unilever corporation to be an evil empire, profiting from making women feel unhappy about their looks.

But some of their Dove brand promotions do just the opposite. :-)

Dove launched “Love Your Curls” after conducting a survey of 859 women in the U.S., U.K. and Brazil in September 2014. Only 10 percent of women respondents in the U.S. said they “feel proud” of their curly hair, and only four in 10 American girls with curly hair reported thinking that their hair was beautiful.

This campaign is the latest Dove video that aims to help women and girls feel more confident about their appearances, while simultaneously promoting Dove as a brand. …

Dove’s ‘Love Your Curls’ Campaign Celebrates Girls’ Curly Hair

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Click PLAY or watch frizzy Danusia Francis on YouTube.

Fitness On The Run – Smart Heart

Fitness on the Run is a fitness site run by former gymnast Jon Ham.

Here he and another former gymnast, Chris Silcox, train using the Heart Zones Smart Heart wearable app.

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Thanks to Tumbl Trak founder Doug Davis for showing me this video.

“This Girl Can”

This Girl Can celebrates the women who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get. They’re here to inspire us to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome.

#thisgirlcan

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Sport England’s new campaign to encourage girls and women to exercise is a triumph

(via FIG and Rec Gymnastics)