• Want a job writing for activewear brand Sundried?

    Premium ethical activewear brand Sundried is looking for a content writer to join the team.

    The position involves producing content for sundried.com along with publishing to our social media accounts. Content includes reviews, training tips, news. Also working with our personal trainer ambassadors and athletes.

    The Sundried team showcase the brand at several fitness shows and host our own triathlon.

    The ideal candidate will be a level 3 personal trainer, serious about an active life with a background in content. Formal qualifications and experience writing and publishing quality content. An excellent team player into fitness and with an enormous passion to help support and drive Sundried to become a major player in the activewear space.  

    The position in based in Southend on Sea.

    Interested? Please email your CV to recruit@sundried.com

    Posted by Daniel Puddick
  • Mio Slice Featuring Personal Activity Intelligence

    Mio Slice Heart Rate

    Mio Slice Heart Rate Activity Tracker Featuring Groundbreaking PAI TM Technology.

    Mio Slice is the first activity tracker that provides meaningful insight into how much activity users need to live a healthy life.

    Slice is the first wrist wearable to feature PAI, which stands for Personal Activity Intelligence TM. Instead of counting steps as a measurement of activity, PAI is a new metric that translates heart rate data into a simple, meaningful score that tells users how much activity they need to live a longer, healthier life.*

    PAI gives users a personalised prescription for exercise through one simple goal: keep your weekly PAI score at or above 100 for optimal health. Users can earn PAI points by doing any activity that increases their heart rate—even those that don’t involve steps—and earn points faster with higher intensity activities.

    Mio Slice PAI

    With our mission to also encourage people to lead active, healthy lifestyles by empowering them with insights into their activity levels to better manage their health. PAI is a simple, scientifically-backed activity metric that consumers can now experience through the Slice tracker.” said Liz Dickinson, Founder and CEO of Mio Global.

    In addition to tracking all-day heart rate and daily and weekly PAI scores, Slice delivers smartphone notifications and tracks sleep, calories burned, distance and more with a simple one-button operation. Slice syncs with the Mio PAI app (available for free on the Apple Store and Google Play Store) so users can review further details on their heart rate, PAI scores and other activity metrics.

    The Mio Slice retails at £119.

    To learn more about the Science Behind PAI, visit the Mio Website.

    Posted by Victoria Gardner
  • Chocolate orange protein pancakes

    protein pancakes

    Protein pancakes are a quick and easy way to have a highly nutritious and tasty breakfast, here is one of our favourite recipes!

    Ingredients:

    • 1 sachet of chocolate orange whey
    • 50g egg whites
    • 1 medium ripe banana
    • 1tsp baking powder

    Method:

    1. Blend up all the ingredients until well mixed.
    2. Heat some coconut oil in a pan and tip in your pancake mix, 1 heaped tbsp at a time.
    3. Leave to cook for a couple of minutes. These pancakes don't use flour so they are slightly more fragile than usual, therefore you should cook the other side by folding them in half into a half moon shape!
    4. Leave for another couple of minutes then pile on your plate and top with yoghurt, nut butter and popcorn!

    Thanks to the banana, these pancakes have a soft texture and are naturally quite sweet.

    Happy Pancake Day and enjoy!!

    Visit wheybox.com for more tips. 

    Posted by Daniel Puddick
  • Garmin expand their professional cycling team sponsorships

    Garmin Cycling

    "As a leader in cycling technology, Garmin are proud to provide the teams with top-of-the-line products – from GPS bike computers to cycling awareness accessories and multisport GPS watches – for training, racing and adventure in between."

    Garmin International have announced sponsorship of nine professional cycling teams in 2017, including five world tour teams and four mountain biking teams.

    Garmin will continue to sponsor the Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team and the Movistar Team, and welcomes the Astana Pro Team, FDJ Pro Team and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka this year. Additionally, Garmin will continue its support of the following mountain biking teams: Trek Factory Racing, CLIF Pro Team, CUBE Action Team and Scott-SRAM.

    “Garmin started sponsoring professional cycling teams nearly a decade ago, and we are excited to continue our commitment to the sport,” said Jon Cassat, Garmin vice president of communications. “As a leader in cycling technology, we are proud to provide the teams with top-of-the-line products – from GPS bike computers to cycling awareness accessories and multisport GPS watches – for training, racing and adventure in between.”

    Several teams will be equipped with Garmin products to increase performance and help provide a safer cycling environment. Edge cycling computers will provide data and key metrics to cyclists, as well as GPS and navigational support. The world’s first cycling radar, Varia, will warn of vehicles approaching from behind, while a tail light brightens and flashes to alert drivers of a cyclist ahead. Additionally, many of the sponsored teams will use Garmin Forerunner GPS running watches, fēnix multisport GPS watches and a range of vívo activity trackers which will monitor the distance cyclists travel, the calories they burn and how much sleep they get every night. The teams will also benefit from the Garmin Index smart scales that measure weight, body fat, skeletal muscle mass and more.

    The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are cyclists, runners, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals.

    You can read our Garmin product reviews here.

    Posted by Victoria Gardner
  • Triathlon 220 Athlete of the Year

    Tri 220 Logo

    The Triathlon 220 2017 awards are here and it’s time to pick your favourites!

    2016 was a huge year for triathlon, from Rio to the famous brotherly love in Mexico with Allister carrying Jonny Brownlee over the finish line and into the hearts of the British press. We saw popularity in triathlon grow, new races pop up all over the country and enough new tech to blow your mind.

    Each year 220 magazine - the bible of all triathletes, host their annual awards. Call it the Oscars of the triathlon world, with less handbags and gladrags more nipple chafe and  helmet hair.

    How to vote:

    Following the first round of triathlon mad voters sending 220 their favourite athletes, 220 had the job of whittling down the many nominee’s to just five entries per category, it was as tearful as the X factor judges house.

    Now, the competition is open for you to vote for your favourite in the following categories:

    Men’s Elite Triathlete of the Year

    Women’s Elite Triathlete of the Year

    Duathlete of the Year

    Men’s Age-Grouper of the Year

    Women’s Age-Grouper of the Year

    Male Paratriathlete of the Year

    Female Paratriathlete of the Year

    Youth Triathlete of the Year

    International Triathlete of the Year

    Coach of the Year

    Club of the Year (sponsored by Skechers)

    Race of the Year (<500 entries)

    Race of the Year (>500 entries)

    Triathlon Wetsuit Brand of the Year

    Bike Brand of the Year

    Run Shoe Brand of the Year

    Innovative Product of the Year

    Triathlon Retailer of the Year

    Online Retailer of the Year

    Tri-suit Brand of the Year


    This year in particular is a great year for the awards with plenty of new athletes succeeding in the sport. We’re very proud to say our ambassador Reece Barclay is up for Men’s Age- Group award. Find out why he deserves your vote for male age grouper of the year here.

    Voting is open now! To cast your vote simply sign up/ Log in on 220 triathlon and make your selections on the Tri 220 Awards here.
    Posted by Victoria Gardner