When I first began teaching group fitness classes several years ago I prepped for hours each week to make sure that my classes were fun, inspiring, sweaty, and functional. I created playlists and designed workouts that would challenge the participants. What I didn’t focus on was what I should be wearing on my feet.
Depending on what gym I was teaching at the flooring might be an indoor basketball court (think high glossed wood), rubberized, or carpeted. I began to notice that when I taught the high intensity cardio classes wearing lightweight and flexible athletic shoes my feet would slip out from underneath my body. There wasn’t enough traction on the sole to support multidirectional movements.
Teaching up to 8 classes each week, ranging from TRX, cardio conditioning, and indoor bootcamps, my feet also began to feel fatigued and achy from the lack of a more supportive shoe. The numerous amounts of plyometric movements were taking a toll on my body with my feet feeling it the most.
When I was given the opportunity to review Reebok’s new high-impact studio shoe, the Cardio Ultra, I jumped at the chance! If you take or teach studio classes this shoe is amazing.
I wish I had this shoe several years ago. Honestly, I wish I had this shoe in middle school because I searched high and low with my mom for a pair of yellow shoes but could never find any in my size. Thank you Reebok for making my tween dream come true by sending me a pair of these sweet kicks!
Aside from the fantastic color these shoes feature a wide base of support for more ground contact, mobility, and cushioning. The adaptamove feature allows the foot to be naturally cradles and perfectly supporting multidirectional movements.
My two favorite design features of this shoe are the turnzone, which is integrated into the outsole and is designed to allow the foot to turn freely in 360 degrees, and the trifoam, that cushions the forefoot and perfectly absorbs impact and provides rebound needed between moves. When I am teaching high impact and athletic based studio classes I really love shoes that have the 360 degree turn feature built into the sole. I have also found this feature to be helpful for highly choreographed classes.
These shoes will be available for purchase soon so be sure to check out the Cardio Ultra on the Reebok website for more details.
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This is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.