Nike Kicked My Ass With Its New iPhone Workout--But I Looked Good Doing It
I love working out. There have been times in my life where I've been at the gym six days per week. Right now, it's more like three days, if I'm lucky. But I'm not very coordinated, and I don't typically take group classes. (Although Core Fusion at Exhale Spa has won my heart.) Yet when the sneaker behemoth invited me to test out their new Nike Training Club iPhone app in a session led by Nike Master Trainer Marie Purvis and US soccer goalie Hope Solo, I was game. Mostly because I'm getting married in three months and want to look my best. Also because I had a feeling we'd be outfitted in some pretty nice kit, and I was right. As we entered Nike's space at Chelsea Piers, each session participant was given an iPod Touch, which we used to scan bar codes on the gallery-like walls. The bar codes transformed into short videos on the screen of the iPod, promoting the Nike 360 concept. Of course, the woman in the film looked incredible--amazing body, beautiful hair and skin--but it was her clothes and shoes that I couldn't help but coveting.