Adrianne Ho joins Marvel’s Simu Liu and former NBA Raptors Champion Jeremy Lin to the play the sold out Celebrity Classics charity basketball game in Toronto benefiting the Chinese Canadian Youth Athletic Association and the Jeremy Lin Foundation. Dominique Wilkins and Jamaal Magloire coached each team which consisted of 20 other celebrities, athletes, and personalities in the Asian community includingHasan Minhaj, Ronny Chieng, Charles Melton, and more.
“I felt a huge sense of camaraderie and pride to share the court with so many other industry leaders in the North American Asian community in front of a packed arena in Toronto. Representation matters and I feel good knowing that we’re encouraging more Asians to get active and pick up a sport. Growing up I didn’t have anyone with my background to look up to, so I hope that I can be that person for the younger generation. This is why I always push for diversity and inclusivity in everything I do. Even though I was playing my first basketball game, everyone was so nice and welcoming. Big thank you to Clement Chu, Simu Liu, and Jeremy Lin for putting together such a successful event highlighting North American Asian talent and sport. I can’t wait to come back!” –Adrianne Ho
With the 2016 Olympic games approaching we can all be sure to be amazed by the toned and sculpted bodies of the women players in the Beach Volleyball competition! Playing sports on the beach is always an amazing workout and playing volleyball on the beach is truly one of the best workouts you can get.
According to Harvard Medical School, beach volleyball burns calories quickly! A 155-pound person will burn 298 calories during a half-hour game of beach volleyball. This sport is also a great way to build and strengthen many muscle groups throughout your body. Beach volleyball uses every part of your body. You use your arms, shoulders and chest to spike and serve the volleyball, your legs running through the sand, and your core to stay balanced as you do each move, truly making it a full body workout! Lastly let’s not forget the best reason to get involved in a game of beach volleyball game, it’s fun!
Who wouldn’t want sleeping bags for their feet…The stylish and extremely cozy Supreme/The North Face® Bandana ThermoBall™ Traction Mules provide the perfect combo of utility and comfort. A great vibe after a great workout for the chillier months ahead.
Pumpkin is this season’s super squash and eating with the seasons is key for good health and vitality. These bite-sized, no-bake, dairy-free pumpkin treats make for a healthy, blood-sugar balancing snack that will keep mid-afternoon sugar cravings at bay and will fuel your body with the right set of nutrients for long lasting energy. What makes these snacks so filling and satisfying is their impressive protein and fiber content plus they’re rich in powering vitamins and minerals like zinc, iron, chromium (a natural blood sugar stabilizer), B vitamins and immune-boosting, skin-protecting antioxidants like vitamin A and C. Enjoy 1 or 2 balls as a snack or dessert or consume before or after a workout.
Medjool Dates: 1 cup, pitted (about 10)
Pumpkin seeds: 1/2 cup
Almonds: 1/2 cup
Chia Seeds: 1 tbsp
Flax Seeds: 1 tbsp
Organic Rolled or Steel-Cut Oats: 1 1/2 cup grounded
Pumpkin Puree: 1/2 can
Almond Butter: 1/4 cup
Dark Chocolate Chips (optional): 1/4 cup
Shredded Coconut (optional): 1/4 cup
In a food processor, combine the pumpkin seeds, almonds, chia seeds, flaxseeds and oats. Process until all ingredients are grounded up. Transfer mixture to a bowl.
Rinse the food processor and add the medjool dates, pumpkin puree and almond butter. Process until a smooth, creamy consistency is reached.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Place batter in the fridge for about 30 mins to chill.
Form batter into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls and roll half of them in shredded coconut, coating balls completely.Transfer to a baking sheet and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
Keep chilled, or freeze in an airtight container for a few months (though I guarantee they won’t last that long!).
Enjoy 1 or 2 for a snack or dessert.
Player hating from the sideline?
Run 2 laps around a basketball court while dribbling a basketball.
1 minute plank with your elbows and hands on the floor balancing your feet over the basketball. Maintain a straight line from your ankles to your shoulders.
10 push ups with both hands on top of the basketball. Keep your chin tucked into your chest.
20 Jump Lunges holding the basketball.
Repeat 5 times.
It’s all about the sweat, baby!