Fitness

Rick Houston Runs to Preserve NASCAR History, One Page at a Time

Photo credit: MildTile on Reddit
Photo credit: MildTile on Reddit

From Autoweek

In the era of video teleconferences, the NASCAR Scene vault is easy to show off.

All 1,492 issues of the NASCAR publication of record for nearly 35 years stand collected behind its longtime Busch Grand National Series editor Rick Houston every time he logs on to record an episode of the Scene Vault podcast or conduct interviews like the one taking place right now.

They serve as pillars holding up the deeds of those who made NASCAR history and for those who recorded it.

Photo credit: Zoom Teleconference
Photo credit: Zoom Teleconference

Upon its founding in 1976, Grand National Scene became the de facto source for NASCAR news, rumors, results and analysis.

The 1979 Daytona 500 had yet to launch NASCAR into the mainstream and it was difficult back then for a fan living outside of the Piedmont to find information about what transpired on a weekly

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35 gifts teenage girls actually want in 2020

Best gifts for teen girls
Best gifts for teen girls

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Being a teen girl is always a little complicated. And it’s even more complicated this year, due to various global pandemic-related reasons that we don’t need to get into. What we are going to get into right now is what you should give your favorite high-schooler this holiday season.

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Teenage girls are notoriously picky, even under the best of circumstances (let alone during a time when they probably aren’t seeing their friends as often as they’d like). But this selection of holiday gifts, which includes Airpod Pros, Rare Beauty, and more, will be sure to make the teen girl in your life smile. 

1. For the trendy

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Consumers stock up on ‘nesting’ supplies for winter months

After a summer season that saw a run on picnic tables, bikes and pool floats, Americans are facing the prospect of a winter in which Covid-19 is still a threat, social distancing measures remain the norm and indoor gatherings are restricted or banned — all of which have made hot tubs, fire pits and patio heaters literally hot commodities.

Brienne Volpe, an accountant in New Windsor, N.Y., said she hasn’t been able to find patio heaters in stock anywhere.

“The only one that wasn’t on backorder had horrible reviews,” she said. “We’re going to keep looking,” she said, since her two daughters would be able to play outside even when it gets cooler, and she and her husband would be able to socialize in an outdoor and socially distant setting.

“If this goes through the winter, not everybody’s comfortable going inside,” she said. “We actually have a few friends who

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It’s About the Fat, Too

Facial fitness is warming up — and it’s about more than the muscles.

The topic of skin health has expanded over the past few years beyond the epidermis to encompass what lies underneath. Bolstered by an influx of jade rollers, microcurrent devices, facials and procedures, facial muscles have garnered much attention. Now, a beauty industry newcomer is making the case that facial fat is just as fundamental to improving and preserving the overall health of the skin.

Adipeau is a beauty company cofounded by biotech entrepreneur Ivan Galanin, celebrity aesthetician Kristyn Smith and plastic surgeon Dr. Jacob Tower. The company, which derives its name from adipose tissue (aka fat), launched earlier this year with the Fat Balance Activator. Priced at $75, the product is meant to improve the health of facial fat.

The Fat Balance Activator was born out of an experiment by Galanin, who had been battling a years-long

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Puma North America’s CEO Champions E-commerce, Middle America

Sometimes calamity leads to opportunity.

While the global impact of the pandemic has cast a shadow on millions of businesses, Puma North America’s president and chief executive officer Bob Philion said the spike in e-commerce sales and increasing interest among consumers in middle America have helped the athletic label gain traction.

Philion delivered “The Big Brand Perspective” Thursday afternoon as part of the Sports and Fitness Industry Association’s virtual conference, “Back on Track: Insights and Strategies.”

He said, “The biggest shift has been the e-commerce platform. In the past, as we were meeting with retailers, there was this side conversation about what would go on the e-commerce platform. That was between 5 and 15 percent of a lot of people’s business. Some were a little bit higher, maybe 10 [percent] was the average. Of course [there was] that spike and it hasn’t come down that much.”

During the COVID-19 crisis,

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10 New Digital Fitness Platforms To Reinvigorate Your Home Workouts

It’s been more than six months since everyone’s lives shifted amid the global pandemic. Offices cleared out, fitness studios closed their doors, and our homes became the places we truly did everything. After a while, your fitness routine can start to lose its luster, and that’s why these new digital fitness platforms can help breathe new life into your at-home workouts.

One thing that quarantine brought the world—aside from TikTok dances and a new level of Netflix binge-watching—was a boom of digital fitness platforms. With gyms and fitness studios closed and many instructors out of work, there was a hustle to make everything virtual as quickly as possible. If you’ve been wanting to spice up your routine and try something new, these are some of the best new options available.

The best new digital fitness platforms of 2020

1. Erika Bloom Pilates

Cost: $90/month

Celebrity Pilates instructor Erika Bloom is

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15 helpful products you never knew existed

15 helpful products you never knew existed
15 helpful products you never knew existed

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You’ve been shopping online so often this quarantine you can practically recite all of Amazon’s inventory. But just when you thought you’ve seen it all, you realize there are hundreds of hidden gems still waiting to be discovered. A.k.a. the internet is full of products you never knew existed, from brilliant kitchen gadgets to fitness devices, innovative tech gear, and more. Below, we’ve uncovered 15 incredibly useful things that will improve your everyday life—and make for some great conversation starters.

1. The world’s first weighted robe

Release the weight of the world with...more weight.
Release the weight of the world with…more weight.

You’ve heard of weighted blankets, but a weighted robe? Now that’s game-changing—and you can now get one from Gravity. Featuring removable three-pound collar pads, this super-plush 100-percent fleece robe

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Parsippany’s CrossFit Clan Refuses To Let Pandemic Stop Them

PARSIPPANY, NJ—There are workouts, and then there’s CrossFit. There are gyms, and then there’s Parsippany’s Crossfit Clan, a group of dedicated people who have refused to allow the global pandemic to get in the way of their fitness goals.

When gyms and other nonessential businesses shut down last March, Axel Sanchez, Director of Operations at CrossFit Clan, knew his clients weren’t going to just sit around and wait. Sanchez, who has been in the fitness industry for more than 12 years, knew his CrossFit community would need workouts.

The studio tried what most other gyms and trainers tried—they started holding classes online via Zoom. It worked for some gyms, but not CrossFit Clan.

“At CrossFit, when you look to your left and your right when you’re working out,” said Sanchez, “the person next to you is motivating you to get through the workout. So on Zoom, the energy isn’t really

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9 New Digital Fitness Platforms To Reinvigorate Your Home Workouts

It’s been more than six months since everyone’s lives shifted amid the global pandemic. Offices cleared out, fitness studios closed their doors, and our homes became the places we truly did everything. After a while, your fitness routine can start to lose its luster, and that’s why these new digital fitness platforms can help breathe new life into your at-home workouts.

One thing that quarantine brought the world—aside from TikTok dances and a new level of Netflix binge-watching—was a boom of digital fitness platforms. With gyms and fitness studios closed and many instructors out of work, there was a hustle to make everything virtual as quickly as possible. If you’ve been wanting to spice up your routine and try something new, these are some of the best new options available.

The best new digital fitness platforms of 2020

1. Erika Bloom Pilates

Cost: $90/month

Celebrity Pilates instructor Erika Bloom is

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Pinterest lures lifestyle influencers with its own version of Stories

Likewise, creator profiles allow influencers to highlight their projects — via Story Pins — not just the content they’ve already pinned. And users who follow creators can comment and react to their stories. 

Pinterest is introducing 'creator profiles' for influencers.

Pinterest

Despite being one of the last social platforms without a dedicated space for vertical video, it makes sense that Pinterest would want to adopt the format. Many of the creative endeavors people most associate with Pinterest — recipes, crafting, decorating — lend themselves to casual, first-person video. For example, a food blogger may want to offer a behind-the-scenes look at their latest recipe, while a fitness buff may want to show off a workout. 

At the same time, it’s difficult to imagine that influencers would choose Pinterest over YouTube (where they can monetize their videos directly), Instagram (where their following is more established) or TikTok (where the right clip can go viral much more quickly with

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