We know some yogsters are gonna LOVE this and some are going to freak right out.
Remember Rollerblades? They were all the rage back in the days of cutoffs and poofy hairsprayed bangs. These days ‘in-line skating’ ranks among the list of extreme sports, but the actual ‘Rollerblade‘ brand hasn’t seen a great spin of sales since the era of high-tops. But it’s 2009 and team Rollerblade are revving up to wheel their way back into the heart of pop culture!
How you say? Well how about yoga? It’s hip. It’s cool. It’s so NOW. And you may not realize it yet, but Rollerblade will have you know that what you’ve really been lacking in your fitness routine is a yoga+rollerblade fusion: Mobile Yoga! We’re not making this up. It’s part of a Rollerblade yet-to-be-launched comeback campaign, and it’s basically what you’d think: yoga on roller skates.
Brave souls at theskichannel.com actually gave it a whirl:
You have to focus more on balance, for one thing, and end up using a ton of core strength. And the fluidity of spinning your wheels utilizes long-lost motor skills (from back when you were slicing a road slalom on those same skates) while revving your heart rate a lot more than the typical Vinyasa class.
Hmm…we dunno. Fun and trendy or recipe for a massive contusion? We have trouble enough staying vertical on those little wheels without getting fancy with yoga.
Also: “Rollerblade is currently certifying Mobile Yoga instructors.” Wha?
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