Gear up and play hard this season looking stylish and sporty with the help of Oakley’s womens collection, a chic mix of fab fashion and superior function.Oakley, Inc. is a So-Cal sport and lifestyle brand that knows how to push the limits when it comes to creating cutting edge gear that’s first-rate and high-performance. Oakley designs a variety of high-tech gear and stylish-yet-functional fashion including high performance sunglasses, amazing apparel, standout footwear, and must-have accessories to name a few. World-class athletes look to and depend on Oakley when it comes to their training and performance on game day which is why Oakley is the go-to brand for innovative gear aimed at helping you perform like a pro while looking gorgeously stylish.?This spring, Oakley takes their fashion to an extraordinary level with a collection of amazingly adorable yet functional women’s sports collections that are sure to raise the temperature this season. Here are a few pieces to add to your wardrobe to help you get your game on looking like a fab fitness fashionista:AdvertisementAlign Bra ($36)-?this sports bra offers sheer comfort and premium support wrapped in top style. Made of a stretchy blend of Supplex nylon and lycra, this bra feels soft to the touch while keeping you secure with straps that rest comfortably on your shoulders. What’s more, you can adjust the straps to ensure a custom fit, helping you feel confident and secure in your activity. You will love the Align bras features including: O Hydrolix moisture management which keeps you cool and dry, an antibacterial action to keep you germ-free, molded cups that offer specific bust support, a flirty mesh panel on the back for superb ventilation and the adorable ruching on the front middle that gives this sports bra a chic yet feminine touch. The Align Bra is available in Jet Black and also in a Printed Align Bra style in Pool Blue and White — the Align bra in Jet Black looks amazing, it has black Lycra woven in the fabric for a fab matte black finish which doesn’t lose its color or look sheen when stretched. Overall, the Align Bra contours your body to give you optimum support when on the move — helping you look fiercely chic while experiencing peak performance.Stretch Tank?($44)-?this style is function-first yet fashion-forward making it a fitness fashionistas dream top. Oakley has really set the bar with this outstanding top that’s stylish yet functional and femininely-soft yet hardcore. This sporty tank is made from a polyester and spandex mix which is airy-light and comfortable yet tough and stretchy, allowing you a free-range of motion to play hard with ease. The Stretch Tank offers cutting edge style and function all at once — developed with Oakley’s top O Hydrolix moisture management to keep you comfy and dry, featuring O-Form technology for a heavenly fit oakley si m frame strike, clean lines and awesome shape retention after every use and wash, racerback styling for a girly look that keeps you snug yet offers maximum breathability, and ruche accents for a trendy touch that stands out. And of course, you can count on Oakley to provide all-day protection with UV protection for daytime play and a reflective icon on the front for nighttime visibility. The Stretch Tank is a must-have spring staple that’s sure to add a sporty flair to your style, helping you perform beautifully while looking stunning. The Stretch Tank is available in Chrome Purple, Jet Black, White and my personal fave Bright Aqua — an attention-grabbing aquamarine that’s bold and beautiful.Spin Capri ($58)-?slip on this fab pair of capris that look sleek and stylish. Oakley’s Spin Capri is made of a stretchy nylon and lycra mix O-Form technology to help you take on any activity with style, ease and simplicity. These capris offer UV protection, antibacterial action, Coolmax? support for optimum breathability, and flat seam to prevent chafing. What’s more, you will love the adjustable fold-over waistband and handy hidden pocket to store your key while out on a run. The Spin Capri is available in Bright Aqua or Jet Black.So get ready to cease the day and play hard with Oakley, the leading So-Cal brand for innovative gear and cutting edge yet functional fashion. To shop for these styles and see the entire Oakley line visit?.????Follow me on Twitter: @Gabriela_Isabel???Disclosure:? Author received product samples solely for the purpose of review, with no monetary compensation to offer a favorable mention.? All information provided is for educational purposes only. Author accepts no liability for any loss or damage that may occur from the use of any information or products featured in articles. Opinions expressed are those of the author.

Oakley’s new line of women’s prescription eyewear frames can be described in two words: “beautifully focused.” This is their first release for 2012, now celebrating their global debut. The new Oakley PACELINE? and EXPOSURE? join a growing family of fashion inventions that revel in originality while offering the best of Oakley innovation.The new PACELINE frame is a subtle cat-eye shape that is oh-so-flattering. Oakley Paceline is sure to win any popularity contest. Straightforward and classic but never boring, Paceline is destined to be a favorite for women of all ages. Looking for a great fit and all-day comfort? You’ll get it with Oakley Paceline, thanks to bent ear stems and heat adjustable acetate frame material. Lightweight, stress-resistant and durable, you’ll want to keep yours safe in the collection specific case.With confident styling and standout looks, Oakley EXPOSURE? is the pair to wear when you want to get noticed. Square lenses and a unique cutout design at the temple give this sister to the Oakley Changeover sunglasses a bohemian ‘70s vibe. An acetate front balanced gracefully on thin C5 stems adds sophistication to the Oakley Exposure mystique. Designed for total comfort, Exposure has acetate ear socks on the end of its lightweight bent C5 stems. The blending of materials in these frames serves up a unique palette of colors/textures to choose to see the Oakley Women’s Spring 2012 lookbook. The collection will be available starting with March 1st 2012.Some of the Oakley stores in Toronto and GTA are located at Toronto Eaton Centre, Vaughan Mills Mall, 383 Queen Street West. For an Oakley store in your area, please check the store locator on

Last Thursday, Oakley threw a great opening party for its new store in Times Square with professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler as its host. The store?is known for carrying?hip, casual men’s and women’s apparel and accessories. Oakley t-shirts are?a sampling of the brand's?creative vision?and some of the best ones are a gray NYC subway map t-shirt, a white v-neck t-shirt with a colorful Oakley NYC logo, and a white Brooklyn Bridge t-shirt. Guests representing press outlets at the event were able to choose a free pair of Oakley sunglasses that they could either create at the Custom Bar or pick from the selection on display. One of the popular sunglasses was a pair of big framed purple ones. Guests could also watch winter sports on a 3D screen with 3D glasses that Oakley provided for viewing. Small bites were being passed around and an assortment of cocktails was available as well. The crowd was lively and definitely enjoyed the store’s atmosphere and products. Be sure to visit the exciting new Oakley store in Times Square?and check out the beautifully designed, innovative products that are unique to the brand!Advertisement

The Kellogg Park.Divers must be a certified, sign a release and be accompanied by a dive buddy to participate. SDDC will attempt to pair individual divers with a suitable buddy. Depending on the ocean conditions, this dive is usually an easy to intermediate dive.Volunteers to help with for set up are welcome. Please be at the main lifeguard tower by 6:00 a.m.San Diego Dive Club members stay connected on Facebook. The club?is sponsored by Sport Chalet.? Membership is $30.00 the first year and $20.00 for renewal.? Benefits of membership include:10% discount on non-sale dive gear at Sport Chalet10% discount on dive gear rentals at Sport Chalet10% discount on continuing education classes at Sport Chalet10% discount on Sport Chalet boat charters10 free air fills10% discount on additional air fills after first 10 freeQuarterly buddy listsMonthly newsletterEntertaining and informative monthly meetingsMeet new friends and dive buddiesGroup travel to exotic diving locationsOcean, lake, and beach cleanup eventsSpecial member only eventsFantastic monthly and quarterly raffle prizesUpcoming events include a Two Harbors Camping Trip on April 13th through 16th, 2012

When you're young and you see that one of the top point scorers in the NBA is from the state you live in it's more than a little thrilling. That was the case when I was in elementary school and Michael Adams was pouring in the points for the Washington Bullets. Adams was born in Hartford so he was idolized just based on that factor.Later, in the mid 90s Marcus Camby (also from Hartford) was leading the UMass basketball team to a great record and national prominence. UMass had a lot of solid players but there was no doubt Camby was the their main guy.Camby?entered the excellent NBA Draft of 1996 where players like Allen Iverson and Ray Allen along with many other well-known stars were picked.?He has lasted in the league as long as those guys. That proves his durability (which was questioned throughout his career) and he has also put up solid numbers. In fact, his rebound and block totals have far surpassed what was expected of him.At about the same time that Camby was dominating the college game, Charles Smith (from Bridgeport)?was playing for those physical New York Knicks teams along with the likes of Charles Oakley and Anthony Mason. Patrick Ewing was the star and the team had a lot of talent everywhere. By that time, Smith was more a role player with the brutish forwards taking a bigger level of responsibility in the team's success. However, he still contributed at that time and had already showcased his talents earlier in his pro career.AdvertisementThose physical Knicks teams would have loved to have Rick Mahorn (from Hartford) taking the court with them. He was known to be very physical and intimidating. He fit perfectly on the physical Detroit Pistons?teams of the 80s. With the Pistons he won a championship. Mahorn wasn't known as the greatest offensive threat around but he made up for it with physicality and he produced solid stats.The most impressive stat that Calvin Murphy (from Norwalk)?has may not be basketball related at all. Murphy reportedly has 14 kids by 9 different women. His numbers on the basketball court also make a pretty good impression. He showed that he could score on the court as well by putting up a lot of points year in and year out.Chris Dudley (from Stamford) was different than Murphy. Dudley was a clean-cut guy that went to Yale. He didn't have a lot of success in the NBA but he stuck around for a while. One of the great moments involving Dudley was when he threw?a ball at Shaquille O'Neal.Of course, there are also young players currently?representing the state like Ryan Gomes (from Waterbury). Gomes had a lot of success in college at Providence. Another player, Tyson Wheeler (from New Britain) also had a very good college career while playing at Rhode Island.Not all of these players would be considered the best to come out of the state. However, there are enough of them to have some interesting debates and conversations. Out of these players and others who were born in the state, who had the best college career? What about the best pro career? The question of who had the best resume off the court shouldn't have to be asked. Calvin Murphy in a landslide there.

Fencing, also known as “physical chess”, is a vigorous and dynamic activity for both boys and girls, that integrates the mind and the body. Fencing is becoming more and more popular because it provides such a high degree of exercise, both physical and mental. Fencing helps a child develop maturity, a sense of timing, patience and a willingness to observe, analyze, reflect and deceive as they challenge opponents in a fencing match.Fencing clubs in Connecticut include:Hopkins Fencing Club, New Haven, CTICONN Fencing Club, Middletown, CTRectory School Fencing Club, Pomfret, CTSword in the Scroll Fencing Academy, Willimantic, CTThames River Fencing, Old Lyme, CTFencing is an exciting activity that challenges participants physically, mentally, and emotionally. In the sport of fencing, the smarter opponent usually beats the bigger, stronger and faster opponent. Fencing requires children to “think on their feet” and make quick, good decisions. This type of thinking will translate into real-life situations and help the child with their school work. When children fence, they work very hard, but personally believe they are playing, due to the enjoyment of the sport and the “sword play” that a child experiences. Check out a local fencing club in Connecticut and let your child decide if they want to become a fencer.?Advertisement

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