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NTC Vancouver

Witnessing the Stars and Stripes win the World Cup wasn’t the only dream that came true this summer, I was also able to attend my first live NTC class! The Sunday before the World Cup Final I was perusing Twitter when I came across this tweet:
To say I was excited would be an understatement! Since Toronto is the only true Nike Store in Canada, awesome Nike experiences like this only come around with events like the World Cup! The day of the World Cup final Nike hosted two NTC workouts in The Nike Underground, one at 6am and one at 8:30. I tried to get into the 8:30am class but naturally it filled up first. Even though a 6am class meant waking up at 4:30 to drive the hour into the city, I wasn’t about to complain or not go!
After waiting out side of The Nike Underground for a few minutes we were ushered inside…
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…to the other side, where Nike had turned the pitch into a NTC gym!
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Hubert Kang Vancouver advertising sports documentary photography video motion stills

After giving us a few moments to take some photos, the Nike crew continuing ushering us passed the pitch into a locker room where we each found a locker with our name on it…
IMG_2347…full of Nike goodies: a limited edition World Cup inspired sports bra, a tank, leggings, a water bottle, a tote, a towel, socks, and a pair of Nikes! What! How amazing is Nike…a free work plus a brand new outfit!!! #NikefortheWin

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As soon as we were all changed into a new gear (and had taken a few photos), we were directed out to the pitch to start our workout. The workout was led by Toronto Master Trainer, Eva Redpath, and Chicago Master Trainer, Emily Hutchins. Canadian snowboarder, Spencer O’Brean was also there to help lead the sweat session! Carli Lloyd’s NTC was the inspiration for the workout (who knew what would happen in a just a few hours…maybe doing her workout before the game was good luck:).
Hubert Kang Vancouver advertising sports documentary  photography video motion stills

Hubert Kang Vancouver advertising sports documentary photography video motion stills

Hubert Kang Vancouver advertising sports documentary  photography video motion stills

Hubert Kang Vancouver advertising sports documentary photography video motion stills

Hubert Kang Vancouver advertising sports documentary  photography video motion stills

Hubert Kang Vancouver advertising sports documentary photography video motion stills

Hubert Kang Vancouver advertising sports documentary  photography video motion stills

Hubert Kang Vancouver advertising sports documentary photography video motion stills

To top it off, Nike also sent us a link to all of the photos taken during the workout by their professional photographers! Nike, thanks for such an awesome experience! All the wait (and the painfully early morning) was definitely worth it! With events like this it is easy to feel Nike’s passion for people, especially for women!
Nike, you are welcome back in Vancouver anytime!

P.S. Sorry for the major delay in writing this post. I actually was planning on posting it the week after the workout but I got a concussion and couldn’t get on the computer for a few weeks!

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February #NTCfit Goals

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I woke up early today to get in a solid training run (13.1 in two weeks + I am going to be eating a lot of calories today) and work on my grad class before kick off.

Super Bowl Sunday Pre-Game Run, Nike Running, Nike Women

January did not end with a bang. With an exhausting (but fun) trip to Texas and a little bit of a cold this past week, I did not completely finish my first #NTC program. Well thank goodness everyday is a chance for a new beginning (too cheesy???). So, today I start a new #NTC program. This one with the goal of Cabo on my mind. 

My brother is training for the Cabo Ironman, 140.6 miles of swimming, biking, and running. So in true The/Banks fashion we are all {Mom & Dad, Grandparents, Aunt & Uncle, Nathalie, Kyle & I, and some friends} heading down to Mexico to cheer him on and enjoy a sunning vacation. We head south in 7 weeks! So here are my goals…

Get ready for Cabo Goal #1: Diet 

What this means: Eliminate dairy & refined sugars and stickily limit gluten.

I have no idea if this brand tastes good, it was just the first photo I found.

Get ready for Cabo Goal #1: Fitness

What this means: #NTCfit program! 7 weeks is almost enough time to get in two #NTCfit programs. 

Quick background: I have been using #NTC for a few years and have thoroughly loved it. At the end of December they launch a complete app revamp and it is awesome, except  I cannot find my favorite Alex Morgan and Hope Solo workouts. But Nike has more than made up for those minor inconveniences.

#NTCfit program walk through…

Step 1: Download NTC | Step 2: Select a Program | Step 3: Start Getting Sweaty

#NTCfit, Nike Training Club programWhat are your goals for February???

P.S. Here’s what I am wearing today…

Team USA gear, Nike@thejanellekay

“My #ootd!! Because in the #SuperBowl America always wins!!”

p.s. “Also, it’s not a #selfie if I don’t show my face, right?

p.s.s. “@theellenshow please send me to #Sochi as your official Olympic correspondent.”

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