Rick is joined by personal trainer, Chris Caso, this week on Tech of Sports. Caso, a certified personal trainer at OneLife Fitness Atlanta is here to provide a wealth of valuable tips for those who are training for Peachtree (or any other race, for that matter).
Chris is here to help and talks with Rick about:
How does one start training for a 10k?
What is the first thing you should do when you go out for a run?
What are some tips for someone to stay healthy over the next 12 weeks leading up to Peachtree?
What are some exercises that can be added to a workout routine to make someone a better runner?
Tens of thousands of Georgians are scrambling to get in shape for the biggest 10k in the United States, many will be doing so without a plan, which could lead to discouragement, or worse, injury.
About Chris Caso:
NSCA-CSCS certified strength and conditioning coach
USA Weightlifting Level Sports Performance Coach
West Virginia Undergrad- Track scholarship
Masters in Sports Health Science from Life University
Strength Coach jobs at Georgia State U. Football. Rugby and track Strength Coach at Life U.
Rick is joined by a great guest this week, Mike Yagley, Director of Innovation, Research and Testing at Cobra PUMA Golf.
Cobra PUMA Golf makes some of the finest golf clubs in the world, but a new partnership with Arccos Golf has everyone paying attention to the unique technology one will find in the KING F8 line of irons.
Yagley talks about experiencing seamless COBRA CONNECT™ embedded sensor technology and automatic shot tracking Powered by Arccos®. The complete line of KING® F8 clubs pair with the Arccos 360® app for full bag shot tracking and the KING F8 Drivers pair with the Arccos Driver® app for driver shot tracking. Download the appropriate app from the Apple App Store or Google Play and get connected.
“Arccos is invested in building and refining the sensor technology, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence platforms that we’ve brought to consumers through Cobra Connect technology in the grip of our Cobra KING products. We believe the insights players gain about their games through this technology will make them smarter, better golfers,” said Mike Yagley, Sr. Director of Innovation / AI at Cobra Golf.
Rick is using the clubs and of course, enjoying all the data and shot tracking. have a listen to Rick and Mike talk about this unique technology and how it can help your golf game.
Going out of the world of sports a little this week, but couldn’t pass up the chance to talk to actor, Michael Gross. The longtime Hollywood actor is really one of the nice guys in Hollywood and he’s reprized his role in the new Tremors movie, and he’s wearing a Cubs hat.
We talk about the new movie, new technology in making movies and Michael’s love and obsession collecting everything trains and railroad.
Tremors: A Cold Day In Hell is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital and On Demand May 1st
⦁ Michael Gross reprises his iconic role as Burt Gummer along with Jamie Kennedy as Burt’s son Travis Welker
⦁ Tremors: A Cold Day In Hell is the sixth installment in the popular cult-classic franchise
⦁ Includes never-before-seen bonus content including;
⦁ Footage of the making of the film
⦁ An up-close look at the very first underwater Graboid attack
⦁ The recreation of Chang’s Market
⦁ Commentary from the filmmakers
⦁ Tremors: The Complete Collection including all six movies will also be available on DVD May 1st
Burt Gummer (Gross) and his son Travis Welker (Kennedy) find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and Ass-Blasters when they head to Canada to investigate a series of deadly giant worm attacks. Arriving at a remote research facility in the arctic tundra, Burt begins to suspect that Graboids are secretly being weaponized, but before he can prove his theory, he is sidelined by Graboid venom. With just 48 hours to live, the only hope is to create an antidote from fresh venom — but to do that, someone will have to figure out how to milk a Graboid!
Michael Gross, perhaps best known for his portrayal of father Steven Keaton on NBC’s award-winning Family Ties, has most recently been seen as River Baldwin in CBS’s daytime drama, The Young and the Restless.During his thirty-five year professional career, Michael has portrayed a remarkable range of characters, including recurring roles on both the Drew Cary Show, as well as on NBC’s acclaimed series, ER. He has appeared on the original Law & Order as well as its popular spin-offs, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Other appearances include The Outer Limits, Ally Macbeal, CSI: New York, How I Met Your Mother, Boston Legal, and Medium. He guest-starred with Family Ties veteran Michael J. Fox in Michael’s farewell episode of Spin City.
He married casting director Elza Bergeron in 1984. They have two children, Theodore and Katharine. Daughter Katie is the mother of Michael’s two grandchildren, Nicholas and Allison. Michael and his wife divide their time among homes in Southern California, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.His hobbies include reading, writing, yoga, thumbing through unremarkable screenplays, and devoting himself to an endless variety of obsessive-compulsive activities. As a grandson and great-grandson of railroaders, he is a life-long railroad fan, particularly of the former Santa Fe Railway. He is an amateur railway historian, photographer, and award-winning railroad modeler. He and Elza also collect Santa Fe dining car china, silver, and other memorabilia. One of their great joys is riding trains together, wherever they can find them; and, partly to ensure they will always have a train to ride, Michael and Elza are part owners of the Santa Fe Southern Railway, an eighteen-mile freight and passenger carrier headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Raycon, is the new celeb-led CE company co-founded by Ray J, the charismatic young entrepreneur, who “cruised” in to the tech world on the Scoot-e-bike e-bicycle he introduced in 2016 and recently sealed a $31 million deal with distributor Cowboy Electronics for a full-scale CE lifestyle brand. Raycon pulled back the curtain on its introductory line-up at CES and it was great to see and talk to Ray J.
Ray J has teamed up with the CE lifestyle leaders at Cowboy to launch the Raycon line of gear, which marries sleek style, the latest technology – and accessibly for everyone. The introductory Raycon line features attractive, on-trend designs in hot colors and matte finishes. From rose gold wireless headphones and eye-catching digital smartwatches to portable cannon-style speakers and wireless sound bars, the new collection stands apart from the pack by delivering aspirational high-quality CE without steep price tags.
Among its assortment of products in the most sought-after categories, Raycon is rolling out head-turning electronic bikes and scooters – poised to be the “it” items for 2018. The company’s debut 100% electric, “green” offerings include the Hyper Flight SB-2 Electric Bike, a brand-new model of the Scoot-E Bike that Ray J first introduced in 2016 as a precursor to today’s Raycon range. Fans of the incredible electric bike include Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg (who also happens to be Ray J’s first cousin!) and Diddy, among others. Also set to make tracks as part of the new assortment is the Hyper Flight Electric Scooter.
Whether it’s commuting to work, working-out or hanging out and listening to their favorite tracks, Raycon products seamlessly deliver style and function for users every day.
Below are some highlights of the Raycon collection, many for the active set!
Icon Smartwatch – Users need not sacrifice style for performance with the Icon! The Raycon watch is optimized for maximum readability with a 1.3” round IPS full-color screen that delivers critical information for daily adventures with its built-in pedometer and weather app. Featuring an appealing, slim profile, the Icon is the perfect way for tech lovers to complete their look for any occasion – whether it’s hitting the gym or the red carpet. Available in black, silver and gold. SRP $99.99
Wireless Sound Bar S2 – Users can bring the party with them wherever they go with this new bass-powered sound bar. Packing 6 watts of power, the debut Raycon sound bar can connect to multiple music sources via Bluetooth, memory card and AUX. Available in luxurious black, white and gold matte finishes. SRP $49.99
Wireless Earphones E30 – This take on wireless earphones gives audiophiles the freedom to listen to their favorite music, podcasts and more without wires getting in the way. The E30 supports calling, skip songs and pause features and includes a metal charging capsule case that lets users charge the earphones on the go. Available in black, white, rose gold, blue, and red. SRP $49.99
Wireless Earphones E60 – These super-compact earphones are designed to be taken everywhere and fit comfortably in ears and pockets. They store neatly in their very own diminutive charging capsule, so users will always be ready to rock out anywhere, anytime. Available in white. SRP $99.99
Wireless Turbo Cannon XL – The ultimate speaker in the Raycon Sound Cannon collection! With its handy shoulder strap, the Turbo Cannon XL is the perfectly portable way to get the party started. The new unit supports outstanding Bluetooth range and is equipped with a 5.25 subwoofer. Available in black, red and blue. SRP $75.
Hyper Flight Electric Scooter – The Hyper Flight ushers in an exciting new generation of electric scooters. Featuring two large, heavy-duty, shock-absorbing wheels and intuitive controls, the Raycon Hyper Flight scooter is ready for any adventure – including nighttime jaunts, with its front headlight. Features an ergonomic fold-up design for easy storage and transport. Available in black and white. SRP $499.99
Hyper Flight SB-2 Electric Bike – This must-have electric bike based on the famous Scoot-E-Bike that inspired the Raycon collection, has been re-engineered for an even better 100% electric-powered ride. With enhanced cruise control, a top speed of 20 miles per hour and a range of up to 30 miles per charge, the new Raycon Electric Bike is raring to hit the road! Features a durable and comfortable leather seat for a smooth ride, a front headlight, an LED dashboard that displays critical data such as battery level and speed, plus an ultra-convenient fold-up design. Available in green, white, black, and red. SRP $1,200.
If you love golf and sports, chances are you’ve set foot in a PGA TOUR Superstore. Rick is joined by Dick Sullivan, President and CEO of PGA TOUR Superstore this week on “Tech of Sports.”
Fueled by capturing market share, new market expansion and strong e-commerce comp sales growth, PGA TOUR Superstore posted a record year in 2017 with an overall sales growth of 23 percent. With Mother’s and Father’s Day on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at this retail store success story.
Inside PGA TOUR Superstore, golf enthusiasts of all levels can experience in-house custom club fittings and repair, along with lessons from certified teaching professionals. Practice hitting bays with swing analysis software, interactive simulators and expansive putting greens are available for customers use. PGA TOUR Superstore offers visitors the largest selection of clubs, accessories, footwear and a wide variety of apparel for men, women and juniors. It’s not only a golfer’s paradise, but all sports enthusiasts will love the layout and the selection of goods.
Sullivan talks about their success, where they are heading and why customers are so loyal to PGA TOUR Superstore.
Additional PGA TOUR Superstore 2017 highlights include:
-e-commerce comp sales grew by 42 percent year-over-year
-More than 100,000 custom club fittings and 750,000 clubs re-gripped
-Nearly 50,000 participated in lessons, clinics and other grow the game initiatives
PGA TOUR Superstore is a part of The Blank Family of Businesses, which includes the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United FC, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and Mountain Sky Guest Ranch. The Company’s Chairman, Arthur M. Blank, co-founded The Home Depot and has applied the same approach and business practices to PGA TOUR Superstore.
“At PGA TOUR Superstore we’re using the same philosophy that drove The Home Depot’s success and revolutionized the home improvement industry,” said Blank. “We offer a variety of products at value prices, incredible services and employ the best associates to provide a level of customer service that keeps visitors coming back because they love the experience.”
PGA TOUR Superstore is committed to inspiring people to play their best and grow the game of golf. PGA TOUR Superstore hosts free Kids Zone clinics each month, along with a Get Golf Ready Ladies Program and virtual nine-hole leagues on in-store simulators. Its work with The First Tee has impacted thousands of juniors across the US, with more than three million dollars in contributions to deliver education programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
PGA TOUR Superstore provides customers with access to the same technology and expertise as card-carrying PGA TOUR pros. All stores are staffed with teaching professionals and have multiple state-of-the-art swing simulators, practice hitting bays, and large putting greens. There is also an in-house club making and repair facility. Along with equipment and accessories, PGA TOUR Superstore has an unmatched selection of men’s, women’s and juniors’ apparel and footwear. For more information, visit www.pgatoursuperstore.com.
Rick is joined by Rooly Eliezerov this week. Rooly is the Co-Founder and President of Gigya.
Who controls the data we have stored online? We take a look at that and a new book this week.
Gigya is the industry leader in Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM), providing over 700 leading brands and businesses with tools to help them foster more trusting, engaged relationships with their customers. Last year Gigya announced its acquisition by SAP, in order to help the German software giant provide a more comprehensive, streamlined privacy solution suited for the rapidly changing digital landscape.
Eliezerov leads Gigya’s overall product strategy and development. Rooly began his career in architecture but felt limited by the constraints of physical buildings, which, once built, could be easily adapted to the needs of people. Rooly thus chose to focus on designing virtual environments in the digital world, moving into the Internet advertising and marketing industry, with a focus on product development.
In the wake of the acquisition, and of over a decade navigating the evolution of digital identity and the changing relationships between businesses and consumers, Rooly released a book this at Adobe Summit entitled, The Digital Identity Crisis.
The Digital Identity Crisis catalogs the evolving dimensions of individual identity which have emerged through the digital era, the challenges that businesses today are facing as a result, but how with those challenges also comes an unprecedented opportunity to forge truly personal, lasting relationships with customers which bridge both the digital and physical spheres.
Rooly is a delight and a wealth of information and he even talks a little sports this week. Buy his book here.