Athleisure Mag Magazine - NOV 2023
Athleisure Mag Magazine - NOV 2023
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In this issue
In this month’s issue, our front and back cover story is with pioneering custom footwear designer Dominic Ciambrone, aka The Surgeon. He is known for creating coveted exotic sneakers whether collaborating with his celebrity clients or in partnership with brands including Bentley Motors, Nike, Lanvin, Gucci, and more. We talk about how he got into this industry, being self-taught, working on projects, SRGN Academy, SRGN Studios, The League and more.
This month, we have our fashion editorial 'Tis The Season that we did in collaboration with The Algonquin Times Square Hotel, Autograph Collection. In addition to this model shoot, we also have an interview with the hotel's General Manager, Willis Loughhead who talks about the literary and Hollywood history of this hotel which was frequented by John Barrymore, Dorothy Parker, Tallulah Bankhead, indepth coverage into the hotel for guests, and more.
We also have interviews with the cast from STARZ POWER BOOK III: Raising Kanan. MeKai Curtis, Joey BadA$$, and London Brown talk about the 3rd season which premieres on Dec 1st. We talk about what we can expect this season, how they prepare to play their bigger than life characters, and more. Another one of our favorite shows kicked off its 2nd season, Max's Rap Sh!t which focuses on a rap duo navigating the South Florida music scene and beyond. We sat down with Daniel Augustin who plays Maurice to talk about the season, the importance of Haitian representation, as well as his personal music and production projects that he is working on.
What New Yorkers Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
New York City is committed to keeping everyone safe and healthy by ensuring that access to COVID-19 vaccines is fair and equitable. COVID-19 vaccines will likely be available for most New Yorkers by mid-2021.
THE ART OF THE SNACK Concord Hill
As the summer continues, there are more opportunities to go out and enjoy the long days with friends and family. For this month's The Art of the Snack, we talk with Owner/Chef Guy Kairi to find out about Concord Hill located in Brooklyn. He shares his culinary journey, what we should order on our next visit and what we can expect when we swing by.
IN THE ZONE WITH RIOT TEN
Over the past few weeks, we've started to see a number of our favorite artists hitting the road to perform at residencies, events and more! It's so exciting to see how we have begun getting into a modified new normal. We caught up with RIOT TEN, a producer and DJ who we have enjoyed including his songs in our playlist. We wanted to find out how he got into the industry, how he stays inspired when making his music, about his new album that launches next month on Dim Mak's label and his upcoming performance at Lollapalooza.
IN THE STUDIO with Don Brooks
Whether you've been enjoying your workouts or are adding items into the mix, we always like hearing about methods that people are doing. We took some time to chat with celebrity fitness trainer Don Brooks who is also known as Don-A-Matrix. We know of him from episodes on Keeping Up with the Kardashians as he has been the family's trainer for a number of years. We also know that he has sessions for his followers and fans to workout alongside him. We wanted to find out more about his journey into the fitness industry, his method, philosophy and some movements that we can include within our routine.
GET VACCINATED ACT UNVACCINATED WITH DORRY SEGEV, MD.,Phd
The Covid-19 pandemic has deeply altered all of our lives and we feel truly blessed to have the opportunities to have high-quality vaccines available in the US. We came across some truly excellent work in this area by a world-renowned organ transplant surgeon, Dorry Segev, MD, PhD, particularly around the efficacy of the vaccines for organ transplant and immunocompromised patients, and reached out to find out more about his studies and findings and definitely have important information to convey to our reader community. Please take note and pass along this information to your family and friends if applicable.
COURSE BOUND WITH JULIE TYSON
On Aug 16th - 22nd, THE NORTHERN TRUST golf tournament will be back at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, NJ. We attended back in 2019 and in anticipation of the upcoming event, we wanted to find out more about this tournament, its importance in the golf season and how it benefits its communities. Julie Tyson is the Executive Director of the PGA TOUR of THE NORTHERN TRUST. She shared her career journey, how she came to working in the golf industry, her approach to putting on one of golf's biggest tournaments as well as how she balances a myriad of schedules.
ATHLEISURE LIST: San Diego, CA
HYDRATION CHECK WITH HARLEY PASTERNAK
We always enjoy catching up with Harley Pasternak, MSc, celebrity trainer, nutritionist and Propel ambassador. He is someone that is not only passionate about working out and food nutrition, but he also believes in the importance of hydration as these three things optimize your body as you go about your day. We wanted to see what he has been up to since we talked to him last summer; get some tips on working out; solo or with friends without equipment and what tools he enjoys using.
CRYSTAL SPRINGS RESORT
ATHLEISURE LIST: Hamburg, NJ
A WILD RIDE HEIMANA REYNOLDS
Next month the Summer Olympics will take place in Tokyo. While we look forward to seeing a number of our favorites in Track & Field, Swimming and Volleyball, there are a number of sports that will make their debut and skateboarding is one of them! We're excited to catch up with an athlete who has been at the top of his sport for the past couple of years and is an advocate for skateboarding and its community. Heimana Reynolds has showcased his style and creativity at a number of World Championships, X Games and will now take the world's biggest stage in just a few weeks representing Team USA Skateboarding.
MINDFUL DEDICATION WITH CHRIS BRICKLEY
As we head closer to the NBA Playoffs, we caught up with Chris Brickley, a Player Development Coach who played at the University of Louisville under Rick Pitino, worked with players at the NY Knicks, and launched a successful training company, BlackOps Basketball. His training has been sought after by a number of basketball players, entertainers, and more.
THE ART OF THE SNACK Balade Restaurant
This month, we're embracing Spring transitioning into Summer which is the perfect time to try out new places that have been on our list. It hasn't missed our attention that National Hummus Day is May 13th. In this month's issue, we talk with Balade's chef and restaurateur, Roland Semaan to find out more about his Lebanese-American restaurants.
THE GO GETTER JADE PURPLE BROWN
We've been a fan of the art created by Jade Purple Brown who is known for her pops of color! You've seen her work with clients that have included Drew Barrymore's Flower, EOS, Murad; a splash page for Adobe Illustrator, images that have included iconic pictures of Diana Ross and Beyoncé, or whether it's been her creativity when it comes to showcasing strong women in a 60's and 70's style! We took some time to talk about her portfolio, process and how she got into the industry.
FOR THE COMMUNITY WITH NICK SAGAR
This month, our cover story features Nick Sagar, we chat about his career with the premiere of his show Run the World on STARZ which airs this month. We talk about how he got into the industry and a number of his creative talents from martial arts, breakdancing and soccer.
IN SYNC STEELE JOHNSON
This month’s issue marks another interesting milestone within the past 15-16 months. Last year, our May Cover Issue #53 was 2 X Team USA Beach Volleyball 2X Medalist April Ross and at that time, we were unsure of whether the Olympics were going forward or if they would be postponed. A year later, we have navigated a pandemic, vaccines are being administered and we have a number of sports and events that have come back. The Summer Games in Tokyo is moving ahead and although it’s been a strange year, it’s amazing to think about what this year has been as we all have our individual stories.
IN BALANCE with Laurie Hernandez
We fell in love with Laurie Hernandez's personality and energy when she competed in her inaugural debut at the Summer Games 2016 in Rio! She showcased her skill and commitment to the sport of gymnastics with the Final Five and left with a team gold medal and a silver as an individual.
CHANGE AGENTS NEEDED WITH GURWIN SINGH AHUJA
This month, we talked with Gurwin Singh Ahuja whose career has included his public service in focusing on Civil Rights, working in the Obama Administration as well as being focused on the importance of sustainable access to cure issues such as Climate Change and being ready for how we go about our work as we continue to evolve.
For The Love Of Wine With Joey Wölffer
We enjoy a great glass of wine whether sipping it alone, happy hour Zooms or friends and family. When we think about one of our favorites, Wölffer Estate comes to mind. Whether we have sipped at their winery in the Hamptons or had a few bottles on hand for celebrations, it's one that we always gravitate towards. Joey Wölffer is continuing the tradition of great winemaking for this family-owned brand. She's also known for her sense of style and her boutique. We caught up with Joey to talk about the winery, innovations, their properties and more.
THE ART OFTHE SNACK Alfie's Bar + Kitchen
This month's The Art of the Snack takes us to Alfie's Bar & Kitchen where we find out about this organic and sustainable eatery. Chef Darren Pettigrew talks about what we should think about ordering from signature dishes to cocktails and how they have been navigating these past few months!
STOLEN MOMENTS WITH NIECY NASH
We have been fans of Niecy Nash for a number of years. Whether it was when we first saw her hosting one of our favorite shows, Clean House on The Style Network, her comedic talents in Reno 911! or her dramatic roles such as Netflix's When They See Us or FX on Hulu's Mrs. America - Niecy always steals the show with her dynamic personality and ability to absorb her role.
FROM THE STUDIO THAT BROUGHT YOU JASON BOURNE
THE FINANCIAL EXPERIENCE WITH GRANT SABATIER
As we continue into the holiday season and get prepared to transition into the New Year, it's time to think about setting our goals. We chatted with best selling financial author Grant Sabatier about how we can assess where we are financially in based on our hapiness and our goals. He shares his tips, how we can stay on budget during the holidays and setting ourselves up for success.
BY INSTINCT BENNY BENASSI
We talk with this month’s cover, Benny Benas with music, his favorite collaborations, how he stays inspired and more!
NEW YEAR N3W YOU
Each year in Dec and Jan, Athleisure Mag interviews celebrities to discuss their N3W YOU: THE GOOD, THE ADD and THE BUZZ.
BEYOND THE CONDIMENT with Chef Brandon Collins
When it comes to food, we all have our favorites from sides, entrees, desserts, sauces and more. We caught up with Chef Brandon Collins who is the Mustard Sommelier of Maille, a heritage Dijon brand which also includes an assortment of mustards, vinegars etc. He told us about what his job entails, how he stays up on mustards and their variants as a whole and also shares the culinary history of this brand! He also provides insights into the healthy aspects of it as well as how it is more of a condiment and a phenomenal ingredient to use when cooking a number of your favorite foods or even enjoying it with quality ice cream!
ATHLEISURE LIST: Williamsburg, BK WINONA'S
Winona's launched last month in Williamsburg, BK. With a nod to this family-owned business with British roots. It has a focus on clean flavors and locally sourced ingredients.
ATHLEISURE LIST: EQUIPMENT + STREAMING CITYROW
Founded by Helaine Knapp,'s CITY ROW Signature-class format combines rowing intervals with strength training for a total body HIIT-style workout.
THE ART OF THE SNACK Amigo by Nai
This month's The Art of the Snack focuses on a savory destination from Chef Ruben Rodriguez who has taken culinary inspiration from his home in Galicia, Spain. NYers have the ability to enjoy a number of the dishes he grew up eating from his mother's kitchen in Spain. In addition, he gives us the scoop on the restaurant group that he is creating as well as a bit on Nai Tapas and his newest venture, Amigo by Nai.
SMOKING AND GRILLING with Chef David Rose
It has been quite a year and yet, 2020 continues to roll on. In the midst of a lot of uncertainty, there have been things that remind us how life was prior to living in the pandemic that has taken place across the globe. This holiday season will be a bit different than what we have experienced with us socially distanced and not partaking in holiday parties and events that we have been used to in the past. We caught up with Chef David Rose to hear some tips on how we can tackle this year's season.
UNSTOPPABLE with Tracy Tutor
As our long time readers know, a number of our cover photoshoots have taken place in phenomenal luxury residences here in NYC as well as other locales around the country. So it's no surprise that we love reality shows that focus on luxury real estate. The OG of these programs includes BRAVO's Million Dollar Listing. Both NY and LA focuses not only on the housing market in those cities, but also follows the brokers to understand what their lives and interactions are like as they are closing multi million dollar deals.
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Athleisure Mag is for confident, charismatic, curious and cheeky individuals who enjoy balancing their life activities from fashion, style, fitness, beauty and more. We are Athleisurist. In addition to shooting a fashion editorial that showcased the versatility of style and In addition to this, we have styled shoots, interviews with a number of luminaries in the industries and American Designer and more...
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