Countdown to 100K Completed Workouts!

countdown to 100k completed workouts

 

Countdown to 100K Completed Workouts!

PEAR users have made a serious commitment to their health, and the numbers speak for themselves.

In honor of our upcoming 100,000th completed coached workout, we’re offering some amazing prizes from our partners.

For every 1,000th workout from 95,000, we are offering the following prizes:

95,000th workout: PEAR Mobile Training Kit + PEAR ASICS training gear
96,000th workout: TRX Home Training Kit
97,000th workout: 5.11 Training Kit
98,000th workout: GoPro Camera
99,000th workout: Ultimate Ears Custom In Ear Monitors
100,000th workout: 55” Vizio TV

To be eligible: Simply complete a coached PEAR workout. Complete as many coached PEAR workouts as you can!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY - Eligibility requires that you have downloaded the PEAR Sports app to an Apple iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S or an Android Smartphone running OS 4.3 or higher and created a PEAR Sports account with your email.

Winners will be notified via the email that was used to create their PEAR Sports account within 7 days of winning.  Prizes will be shipped upon confirmation of a valid email within 30 days once the winner has been confirmed and provided a shipping address.

 

ASICS LA Marathon Sweepstakes Official Rules

“Like” PearSports on Facebook, like the ASICS LA Marathon photo posted by PEARSports and “Share” the ASICS LA Marathon photo.

Contest ends February,  25th, 2014. 1 winner will be randomly selected and will receive a free ASICS LA Marathon entry. The winner will be notified on Facebook and will be announced on Facebook. All prizes must be claimed within two (2) business days, excluding holidays, of receipt of notification that you are a winner.  The prize must be accepted, via email sent to support@pearsports.com. The ASICS LA Marathon occurs on March 9th, 2014.

After the acceptance time has expired unclaimed, ownership of said prize reverts back to PearSports to be disposed of at its discretion. The winner then loses all claims and rights to said prize.

All entrants and winners agree that PearSports shall have no liability for any injury, misfortune, or damage to either persons or property incurred by entering, participating in, winning, or losing the sweepstakes and/or by the acceptance, use, or non-use of any prize received in connection with this sweepstakes.

Winner must give PEAR all necessary information for PEAR to give winner proper ASICS LA Marathon registration. Winner is responsible for registering for the ASICS LA Marathon by 5PM PST, February, 28th, 2014. Once the winner submits this information to ASICS LA Marathon, it cannot be changed. PEAR is responsible for coordinating ASICS LA Marathon registration information ONLY. PEAR is not responsible for travel and/or accommodations associated with winning this prize.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY.

Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local regulations apply. To enter you must be at least 18 years old and a legal resident of the USA.

Healthy and Delicious Valentine’s Day Menu

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and what better way to show someone you love them (and yourself) by cooking a delicious and healthy meal! PEAR Coach Fit Chef Katy shares her healthy and delicious Valentine’s Day Menu! Bon Appetit!

Healthy and Delicious Valentine's Day Menu

Valentines Day Easy to Love Menu

Cook from your heart and your hip on this Valentines Day with Fit Chef Katy

I was watching a talk by healthy food advocate, Jamie Oliver, and he said that food culture started in the kitchen.  Now a days it seems to be a “foodie”, you eat out and then yelp about it, without ever touching a knife!  But still, there is nothing like a home cooked meal!  And with Valentine’s Day on its way, you know there’s a great opportunity to cook something fabulous for that loved one!

I have a quick meal here that is nutritionally focused and will keep you lean and mean.  I know that Valentine’s Day is on a Friday so some of you may be coming home from work and need to get it ready speedy.  I also want you to look at these recipes as blueprints, the final product may vary but that’s what cooking from the hip is about! Your time is limited and food is subject to you and your taste buds so let’s get something fabulous and fast out for your special dinner.  Make sure to light the candles and remember that there are other things to attend to on Valentine’s Day… like foot massages!

As I am single this year, my two cute sons, 12 and 8, will be treating me to dinner!  They said they would love to make me something special!  Thank goodness I have done my prep in teaching them to cook throughout the years.  I can’t wait to see what’s on their menu! But this is what I would serve if I had that hot someone in my life (hint hint).  Something romantic, hearty and healthy!

Chicken Marsala

I just made this at the Ronald McDonald Home for 40 people.  It is a great go to recipe that everyone loves and has great flavor.  Using Chobani will help to give it that creamy taste without all the fat.

2 air chilled chicken breasts pounded

2 cups of sliced mushrooms

dried thyme/ fresh thyme

1 cup of marsala

1 cup of stock

1/2 cup of Chobani plain greek yogurt

  1.  Cook the mushrooms in a non stick pan that is dry.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper and dried thyme.  Allow the mushrooms to weep in their own liquid, then cover with a lid for about 5-10 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Salt and pepper the chicken and add to a  pan that has a bit of heated oil. Allow to cook until they move easily.  If you try to turn them and they are sticking that is becuase they are not ready to be turned.  This is usually about 5 minutes each side.
  2. Once cooked on both sides, pour the marsala wine into the pan and allow it to deglaze all the yummy chicken bits.  Add the chicken stock and mushrooms.  Cook for another 5 minutes.  Transfer chicken to a platter and add the Chobani Greek Yogurt to the dish and whisk.  Turn off heat and add any extra salt, pepper or fresh thyme. Pour onto chicken.

SIDE DISH:   Quinoa cooked according to directions, with added chopped artichoke hearts, chopped parsley.  Squeeze one lemon and add zest, salt and pepper.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

This salad is so versatile.  Feel free to use any berries, cheese or nuts.  I like using blackberries, blue cheese crumbles and cashews as well.

1 bag of baby spinach

2 cups of strawberries cut in half

1/2 tub of goat cheese crumbles

1 cup of  sliced almonds

Balsamic Vinaigrette

olive oil

balsamic vinegar

honey

mustard

salt and pepper

  1. Make the dressing by putting 1/2 cup of oil, and 1/2 cup of vinegar in a jar. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of mustard to the jar.  Close tightly and shake hard until thick and “emulsified”.  Add salt and pepper to taste and more honey or mustard  if needed.
  2. Mix all the lettuces, and half the fruit, nuts and cheese in a bowl.  Pour the dressing on the side of the bowl and toss gently with tongs.  Top the salad with the rest of the mix ins.

Bon Affair Luxardo Cherry Spritzer

We’re going to step it up a bit with these adult cherries that are just heavenly.  A perfect chewy creamy texture with a bit of crystalized crunch.  When I order at the bar I always know if the place is to my standard if they serve my Manhattan with the Luxardo Cherries. I’m telling you, what a difference a cherry makes!

1 Individual bottle of Bon Affair Sauvignon Blanc Wine Spritzer

1 ounce of Luxardo Cherry Liqueur

2 Luxardo cherries

1.  Chill a champagne glass and pour in one bottle of Bon Affair.  Add one ounce of Luxardo cherry liqueur.  Scoop some of the real cherry juice and let it fall to bottom of glass.  Garnish with cherries and serve chilled.

SHORT BIO:

Fit Chef Katy is a celebrity food and fitness educator.  Living the life of foodie and hottie she has figured out the balance to keeping fit and eating well!  Check her out at www.fitchefkaty.com

FULL BIO:

Fit Chef Katy won over viewers of Food Network Star, season 7 with her vivacious personality, healthy outlook on food and nutrition, and exercise.  A mother of three and as proclaimed by the LA Times, “Jane of all trades,” Katy has owned and operated an award winning restaurant in China, held the title of  Mrs. Long Beach 2011, founded a kids cooking school and finished her first marathon in 3rd place with a time of 3:07.  She knows what it means when she says “Hard work is what works”. Katy is highlighted in the February People Style Watch Magazine ad as the Ryka Women’s Fitness Ambassador,  an audio Coach with Pear Sports, with the most downloaded app workout FAB ABS and her 15 minute recipes called 321 Done are available at  fitchefkaty.com.  Fit Chef Katy’s goal is to educate and motivate others because as she says, “Healthy Always loves you back!”

 

PEAR #TrainWithHeart Challenge

PEAR TrainWithHeart Challenge

“Like” PearSports on Facebook, follow on Twitter or Instagram.

OFFICIAL RULES

Entrant must post a photograph of a heart shaped map via the PearSports App. If entering on Facebook, Entrant must post their entry photograph to the PearSports facebook page (http://facebook.com/pearsports). If entering on Twitter and/or Instagram, entrant must post their entry photograph as well as “hashtag” the following: #TrainWithHeart. Entrant must also tag PearSports by putting the @ symbol in front of pearsports. (#TrainWithHeart, @pearsports). If entering through Instagram, entrant’s profile must not be private and/or entrant must be followed by PEARSports on Instagram so that PEARSports can have access to their entry photo. Entrants that want to remain private but want to be followed by PEARSports can email support@pearsports.com in order to be accounted for. Contest runs  Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 9:00AM PST to Friday, February 14, 2014 11:59PM PST.  1 winner with a heart shaped map will be reviewed and randomly selected by the PEARSports team and will receive $25 credit to the PEARSports Plan Store and one (1) pair of Stride Earphones. PearSports reserves the right to select winners. The winners will be notified by a comment from PearSports to that participant on the social media platform they used to enter the contest. All prizes must be claimed within three (3) business days, excluding holidays, of receipt of notification that you are a winner.  The prize must be accepted, via email sent to support@pearsports.com . After the acceptance time has expired unclaimed, ownership of said prize reverts back to PearSports to be disposed of at its discretion. The winner then loses all claims and rights to said prize.

All entrants and winners agree that PearSports shall have no liability for any injury, misfortune, or damage to either persons or property incurred by entering, participating in, winning, or losing the contest and/or by the acceptance, use, or non-use of any prize received in connection with this contest.

Winner must give PEAR all necessary information for prize to be sent. Once PEAR receives this information, it cannot be changed.

Prize Restrictions: Prizes are not transferable or refundable, must be accepted as awarded and cannot be resold for profit. No cash equivalent or alternative product or prize will be made available; provided, however, that PEARSports reserves the right to, without any prior notice and at any time, replace with a similar product or the latest release of a product of the same category. Federal, state and local taxes are the responsibility of the Winners. If required by law, Sponsor will issue a 1099_MISC to each Winner for the value of Prize.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You are providing your information to PEAR Sports and not to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. By participating in this promotion you agree to a complete release of Facebook, Twitter or Instagram from any claims.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY.

Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local regulations apply. To enter you must be at least 18 years old and a legal resident of the USA.

 

Coach Andrew Kastor and Deena Kastor Have Joined The PEAR Team!

PEAR is beyond thrilled to announce that Coach Andrew Kastor and Deena Kastor have joined the PEAR Team! With this partnership, access to coaching and running plans carefully designed by Olympian Deena Kastor and elite running coach Andrew Kastor will be made available to all PEAR users. Collectively, Deena and Andrew Kastor share decades of endurance running and training experience.  Andrew currently spends his days coaching long distance runners—among them his wife Deena. The latter is a 2004 Olympic Marathon medalist and an American record holder.

Coach Andrew Kastor and Deena Kastor Have Joined The PEAR Team!

Below you will find personal notes from both Coach Andrew Kastor and Deena Kastor not only describing our partnership but also what this sport means to them. Enjoy!

Coach Andrew Kastor:

Deena and I are beyond excited about our new partnership with PEAR Sports.  Both of us have pursued our passion for running from a young age, and it has led us to so many amazing life experiences, to so many wonderful destinations around the world and to so many relationships with some of the strongest, kindest people we know.  We want to share our passion for running (and all of the great things that go along with it) with the world, and we cannot think of a better way to do so than through the brilliant interactive training system created by PEAR Sports.

 

With the PEAR Training Intelligence App, athletes everywhere are able to train with professional coaches, such as ourselves, through real-time audio, giving us the ability to reach and positively impact a greater audience of fitness enthusiasts across the globe.

 

Together, my wife Deena and I (Coach Kastor) bring years of experience in the elite distance running world—in coaching and competing—to the table.  Deena is the American Record holder in the Half-Marathon and Marathon, as well as an Olympic medalist.  I am the Coaching Director for the ASICS LA Marathon and head coach of a professional running team, the Mammoth Track Club, in Mammoth Lakes, California.

We both know what it takes to get the most out an athlete, how to set them in the right direction to maximizing their potential and meeting their own unique, individual goals.  We also understand that these athletes are busy and that running is one of many things they’re balancing in their lives, so we do everything we can to help compartmentalize key workouts throughout the week in an effort to save time and energy, without sacrificing performance.  Each of our interactive coaching plans will incorporate running advice, feedback and support that is specifically designed to get you to the starting line healthy and to the finish line happy.

We, Coach Kastor, are confident that the training system designed by PEAR Sports, coupled with our experience in (and enthusiasm for) the sport of elite distance running, will result in a combination that’s the perfect blend of art and science and will offer runners everywhere a chance to safely and strategically take their training to the next level.

 

-        Coach Kastor

 From Deena Kastor:

My team is everything to me.  I am able to get the best of myself every day thanks to my coach and my teammates.  They hold me accountable to get out the door on a snowy day, when a cup of coffee in bed seems much more enticing.   They keep me focused on my goals when my mind starts to wonder.  They give me advice when I am unsure or insecure about my training, racing or fitness level.  Surrounding myself with positive and inspiring people has been my secret to success over the years.

Now, thanks to PEAR Sports and the technology they have mastered, you can also benefit from being on a winning team.  My husband and coach, Andrew Kastor and I have teamed up with PEAR in creating the ultimate ASICS LA Marathon experience. Don’t go the distance alone!  We collaborated to create a perfect 4-week taper for the event as well as a race day coaching tour of the stadium to sea course.  Andrew’s 4-week taper offers course specific tips to get the best out of your training, gives you encouragement to maintain confidence, provides information to fine tune and get through the crux of this specific event.  I am also offering an exclusive, never-been-done-before, course tour. Download this phone application and I will coach you through race day.  As you race, thanks to GPS technology, I will give you your mile pace, offer suggestions on how to maximize a specific point on the course, and point out landmarks you are running past.  ALL IN REAL TIME!  Allow Andrew and me to get you ready to reach your LA Marathon goals.  We are rolling out the red carpet, Hollywood style, and divulging all we know from studying, racing and coaching others to their goals in LA.  It is an honor for Andrew to coach you through the last 4 weeks, and my honor to run with you on race day.  This just may be the fastest way to tour Los Angeles.

http://mobilestore.pearsports.com/store/coach/andrew-deena-kastor.html

Download now and if you have questions, our friends at PEAR, Andrew and I will be at the race expo to walk you through the process! We look forward to helping you love LA as much as we do!

-Deena Kastor

Transform Your Body With The Bible Diet!

It’s a new year and if you’re also looking to make it a new you, I have got just the thing! Transform your body with the Bible Diet that I have used to transform many clients bodies (including my own) over the years.  Continue reading