Holabird Sports Blog
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    The Great Outdoors: Therapy for Mind, Body & Soul

    Now that the warmer weather is upon us, we can begin to take our daily activities outside. That means tennis, running, biking and daily walking can be enjoyed out in the sun or in the

  • Functional Fitness

    A Better Way to Workout

    Lately there has been a shift in the world of fitness that speaks volumes about how we’ve changed as individuals. We are gravitating towards more functional movements that directly correlate to our daily lives. Now

  • INOV8

    Inov-8 F-Lite 250 Training Shoes Review

    When I step into the gym I intend to work and work hard. I come in with the hope that everything goes according to plan, but that doesn’t always happen. For me to stay confident,

  • Hoka One One Clayton

    Hoka One One Clayton: Great Spring Shoes

    Hoka One One has branched out with some very different products this year, one of which I’ve had the chance to take out for a spin. The Hoka One One Clayton is by far my favorite adaptation

  • 2UNDR

    2UNDR Boxer Briefs Offer Perfect Fit and Feel

    It doesn’t matter if you have the best, most hi-tech running leggings, shorts or pants… if you don’t start with the right underwear, you won’t be comfortable. Boxer briefs from 2UNDR have a performance fit

ASICS Gel Quantum 360

ASICS Gel-Quantum 360: Full-Circle GEL Cushioning

ASICS running shoes are synonymous with GEL, the patented ASICS cushioning. The new ASICS GEL-Quantum 360 running shoes have the most GEL cushioning ever, providing runners with superior shock absorption and increased comfort. ASICS is calling it 360 degrees of GEL – full circle GEL. The new Quantum has reinforced stretch mesh in the Asymmetrical FluidFit [...]

August 12, 2015 Holabird Sports Running 0
Babolat Pure Aero

Babolat Pure Aero: Spin, Power and Precision

If you ask any tennis player to name the top tennis racquets he or she will surely mention the Babolat Aeropro Drive. In fact, over half of the top 500 players in the world use with a version of the AeroPro Drive. Players like Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Sam Querrey on the men’s side [...]

August 11, 2015 Holabird Sports Tennis 0
Running Shoe Insoles

Comfortable Shoe Inserts May Reduce Injury

The Human Performance Laboratory at The University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada performed an experiment entitled “Relationship between footwear comfort of shoe inserts and anthropometric and sensory factors.” The study took 206 military personnel volunteers and had them wear shoe inserts. They used a control of no inserts. The inserts varied in hardness, shape, arch [...]

August 5, 2015 Holabird Sports Running 2
Tennis Fashion

Stunning Style of Tennis Pros

The Open season is fun for the tennis, the rivalry, and, for some of us, the fashion. The major tennis brands have major tennis pros signed, and they go all out when it comes to designing their outfits for the Grand Slams. However, both Nike and Lotto are looking to their superstar women for inspiration for their [...]

August 3, 2015 Holabird Sports Tennis 0
US Open

Serena Williams Focuses Eyes on Women’s Tennis & U.S. Tennis

You can’t read about the upcoming 2015 US Open without reading about Serena Williams. The fact that she might get a calendar year Grand Slam is, of course, amazing and exciting. However, it’s so much more than that: She is singlehandedly creating a surge of interest in U.S. tennis. And, in a sport that (like [...]

July 30, 2015 Holabird Sports Tennis 0
Pickleball Paddles

How to Choose a Pickleball Paddle

The pickleball paddle is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your entire game. The more popular pickleball becomes, the more paddles there are to choose from. So how can you know which paddle is right for you? The three main things to look at are weight, grip size and materials. Weight is [...]

July 27, 2015 Cara Bruce Tennis 1
Jabra Sport Headphones

Jabra Sport Pulse Headphones Review

I recently had the opportunity to take the Jabra Sport Pulse headphones out for a test run. I decided to take use a mile-long, out and back course at a local park to enjoy the scenery. Immediately upon opening the box, I found plenty of information provided to help with the setup of my new [...]

July 22, 2015 Cathy Kerns Running 0
ASICS Ribbon

Asics Cancer Awareness Ribbon Shoes

For years ASICS has been helping fight cancer with their ASICS Cancer Awareness family of running shoes. The ASICS Pink Ribbon shoes raise money for breast cancer and the ASICS Blue Ribbon shoes raise money for prostate cancer. ASICS teamed up with the Right Action for Women Christina Applegate Foundation, a charitable program of the [...]

July 21, 2015 Cara Bruce Running 0
Overcome stress

How Champion Athletes Overcome Pressure

Getting ready to compete It’s less than 1 hour away from competition and every athlete is getting ready. Some athletes are physically warming up by doing repetitions of a few skills. Others are stretching and listening to music, and some are strategizing with their coach and loved ones, while others are alone collecting their thoughts. [...]

July 15, 2015 Patrick Alban Running, Squash & Racquetball, Tennis 0
Under Armour Speedform Fortis

Under Armour Speedform Fortis Review

This year, Under Armour brought us exciting new products in their running line, with the most impressive being the Speedform Fortis. This model provides the best of two of Under Armour’s previous releases, the Speedform Apollo and the Speedform Gemini. Where the Apollo lacked in cushioning, the Gemini made up for with its support system. [...]

July 14, 2015 Cathy Kerns Running 0