Thursday, November 27, 2014


Greetings to all of our readers!  We hope you have been enjoying all of our blog post entries this Fall season.

Here at Eros Sport, we have really been focused on providing you with alternative ways to make your daily exercise routines and meals a little more exciting.  Ranging from our articles on how to incorporate yoga into your sport, to fun and healthy snack alternatives (check out or previous post about healthy indulgences for Halloween).  Regardless of what type of yoga or sport you practice, the important thing is that you are maintaining yourself in motion.  Especially as the cold winter months settle in and we tend to stay idle, it is important to keep blood flow and circulation going through our bodies.

In other news, last week we had an AMAZING photo shoot with Donny Nichols and Lost Fish Productions showing the wide range of versatility and functionality our product has to offer.  In addition to yoga, our sports apparel is perfect for MMA, Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, crossfit, and any sport or activity that requires you to have the best support and performance.

Below are some shots from the shoot as well as behind-the-scenes photographs.  Thank you to everyone who collaborated on the shoot.

The entire Eros Sport team gives a huge THANK YOU to all of our readers and we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Meal Prep Recipes

Happy Friday everyone! Here's our first meal prep recipe blog! Like we said last week, eating well when we have busy schedules is difficult. Meal prep might be an answer to your problems. Dedicate one day to cook so you can have a healthy week. You know what Benjamin Franklin said, "fail to plan, you are planning to fail!"

One of the most important things to invest in when meal prepping is tupperware. We cannot stress this enough. Being able to have all your meals ready to go in individual meals is the easiest way to just grab your meal and head to work, school, gym, or wherever your day takes you. Here are some recommendations for tupperware we find most convenient:
Rubbermaid's TakeAlongs Rectangles
Rubbermaid's Divided Easy Find Lids Container
LaCuisine 34oz Locking Divided Lunch Container

Frigidaire Bento Lunch Box Containers 2 Compartment
Now that we have tupperware's ready, let's move on to the recipe! One thing to keep in mind is to contain all protein, starch, and vegetables. You should always incorporate healthy fats as well;) For this first post, let's cook some omelet muffins, lemon garlic chicken, baked sweet potatoes, and a garden salad.

Omelet Muffins
10 eggs (beaten and seasoned with salt and pepper)*1 for each omelet muffin
1/2 green bell pepper (diced)
1/2 tomato (diced)
4oz white mushrooms (diced)

1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2) Line muffin pans with cupcake papers or silicone muffin cups. If using cupcake papers, spray them with cooking spray.
3) Place green bell pepper, tomatoes, and white mushrooms evenly into 10 muffin cups.
4) Poor the beaten and seasoned eggs evenly over the mix-ins. Your omelets will expand so make sure you leave a little bit of space at the top of each cup.
5) Bake for 20 minutes and poke the center with a knife to make sure it comes out clean.
6) Cool completely and place the muffins in an airtight container or ziplock bag.
Lunch and Dinner
Lemon Garlic Chicken (Protein)
8 medium lemons (cut into wedges)
16 garlic cloves (minced)
1 teaspoons cayenne pepper
4 teaspoons minced thyme
8 teaspoons fresh minced basil
4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
6 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 large ziplock bags

1) Squeeze 4 lemons worth of wedges into each ziplock bag. Leave the lemon wedges in the bags as well.
2) Add half of the garlic, cayenne pepper, thyme, basil, salt, and vegetable oil into each of the bags.
3) Place 3 pounds of chicken into each of the two bags.
4) Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 12 hours, longer if possible.
5) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
6) Grease baking pans with olive oil to prevent sticking.
7) Place the chicken onto the baking pan.
8) Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until juice is clear.

Baked Sweet Potato (Starch)
6 sweet potatoes (pealed and diced into 1-inch cubes)
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup honey
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Freshly ground black pepper

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2) Place a single layer of sweet potatoes on a roasting tray.
3) Drizzle the oil, honey, cinnamon, salt, and pepper over the potatoes.
4) Roast potatoes for 30 minutes. Pierce with fork to make sure it's tender.
5) Drizzle a little more extra-virgin olive oil over the potatoes.

Garden Salad (Vegetables + healthy fat)
4 romaine lettuce hearts
4 small plum tomatoes (diced)
1 cucumber (diced)
2 carrots (peeled and shredded)
2 avocados - healthy fat ;)
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
Salt and black pepper

1) Toss lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots into a bowl.
2) Place the olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper into a container and shake until the sugar dissolves.

Once all of your food is prepped and cooled down, place the chicken, sweet potatoes, and salad (without the dressing and avocado) into 10 tupperware's (2 meals per day, 5 days a week). Poor the dressing and diced avocado over the salad the morning before leaving your house each day.
Now, you may have noticed that each of the menus were for 5 days. We did this on purpose so that you have the freedom to go out to eat or cook something different over the weekend. We hope this helps! Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, November 17, 2014

How to: Reduce Stress Through Yoga

As the holidays come up, we all know the stress that can arise when balancing alone time and making plans for family. Stress has been called “the silent killer,” for it is linked to heart disease, high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats. According to Mayo Clinic, “Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve peacefulness of body and mind, helping you relax and manage stress and anxiety.”

Here are a few of the best Yoga possess to help reduce stress:

Child’s Pose (Balasana)
One of the more recognized poses, is known to help calm the mind while gently stretching the back. Also said to be good for the nervous system.

Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)
This pose is often used as a transition during a yoga practice, however, when done on its own it provides a great stretch for the hamstrings and thighs. Some say bending your knees during the pose aids fatigue and mild depression.

Eagle Pose (Garudasana)
This move requires concentration and balance, which allows you to focus all your thoughts onto your stretch. While challenging you, it also helps open your shoulders, upper back and hips.

Corpse Pose (Shavasana)
As the end pose of most yoga classes, this move is said to be the most relaxing part of the whole practice. Shavasana puts your body into deep rest and meditation, letting you slow your breathing and truly relax.

Go ahead and give some of these a try and leave us a comment if you any other poses that help stress relief! 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Benefits of Meal Prep

For busy professionals, meal prepping is a great way to make sure you keep on track with your healthy lifestyle. Dedicating one day out of the week to make meals will take you a long way. It will prevent you from doing a fast-food run or even worse, skipping meals, when you are on the go and do not have time.

Here are some benefits of meal prepping:

  • Promotes healthy eating habits
  • Saves money (I mean... who doesn't want to save money, right?)
  • Saves time
  • Eat a well-balanced and proportioned meal
  • Reach your personal health goals
  • Less time washing dishes (which also saves water)
  • Eliminates the stress of thinking about what to eat for your next meal
  • Makes grocery shopping easy
  • More time to focus on your personal and professional life ;)

Next Friday, we will be posting a great meal-prep menu so stay tuned! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Learn To Move Like Water With A Nothingness State Of Mind

Today we have blog contributor Phong Luong sharing his point of view with us

Almost everything in this world tells us we have to move from being nothing to becoming something. Yoga represents the antithesis of this idea. That is, if we are to walk a spiritual path, we might consider moving from becoming something to being nothing. In this case, this somethingness is characterized by a self-focused personality, a need to be admired, and a focus on how things should be rather than how things are. Conversely, nothingness is defined as living with no ego, no expectations, and a willingness to move fluidly and gracefully in our environment.
Every day I feel a bit more connected to the idea of nothingness as I practice yoga. Over the last 10 years, the yoga has helped open my hips, spine, knees, and mind. At one point, from the end of 2010 to the beginning of 2013, I did my own Bikram yoga 800 day challenge.  I would miss a class here and there but would make it up with the dreaded double. It was during this period that I began to truthfully integrate the connection between body and mind. I am introverted and obsessive by nature and nurture. As I logged my classes in my workout book as us Type A personalities do, I began to also keep track of how my spine, hips, and knees felt. As those three areas of my body opened up, so did my psychology.  I felt less and less obsessive and consequently stressed about minor work, school, or family issues.  I was on the path of nothingness.
Emerging from this psychology was a new way of understanding  yoga, martial arts, counseling and fatherhood.  In the Art of Expressing the Human Movement, Bruce Lee said, “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water." When we are without rigidity in standing bow, on a Jiu Jitsu mat, in the counseling room, or with our children, moments of honesty emerge. In this sense, nothingness is moving like water, allowing for truth.
And moving like water means having the proper clothing. I have been fortunate enough to meet the people responsible for creating Eros Sports. They provide me with some of the best clothing and gear I have ever tried so that I can practice or train without any thought of what is on my body. The clothing becomes part of the body, and the body is then able to open up in various movements. All things, it seems are interconnected. Feeling comfortable in our clothing sets a foundation for being without thought, to flow into movements, and to be more connected with the organic and authentic experiences within and around us.

Phong Luong is a brand ambassador for Eros Sport and actively practices yoga, kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu.

Monday, November 10, 2014

How to: Make the Most of Your Workout

When life gets busy it gets harder and harder to find the time for a good workout. This forces us to often skip out on going to the gym and before we know it, we haven’t worked out in over a week. We often forget that stressful times are actually the best time to be active for it helps us relieve that stress and boost our motivation. Here are a few tips on how to make the most out of your time at gym, so you can gain all the benefits from a quick and effective workout:

Pack your gym bag the night before so there are no excuses in the morning. In order to not lose time wondering in the gym create a workout plan so you know exactly what you will be doing before you open the gym doors.

By putting your cellphone on “do not disturb” mode you can allow yourself to spend that 30-45 mins in the gym focused entirely on yourself. We waste so much time on our cell phones and there’s no reason for letting emails or texts get in the way of a great workout.

Combine your strength training and cardio workout to get the most effective fat burn. This can be done by alternating between strengths moves (dumbbell curl) and cardio moves (high knees) with little rest in between.  This can help firm and sculpt your muscle, while burning 30% more calories than a regular workout.

Although you might be tempted to skip this step due to limited time, a good stretch after working out isn’t just essential for you physically but also mentally. Allow yourself to relax and prepare for your next endeavor.

Get out there! :)