Do what you can’t.
I first heard this phrase from a guy that I would say has had a big influence upon my career journey so far. If you haven’t guessed it already, I’m talking about Casey Neistat. For anyone who hasn’t heard of Casey, he is a creator and a film maker – and a good one. He works with Samsung, and recently released a film called Do what you can’t. It was a film created by creators, for creators, with Samsung gear. It empowered the idea that we should ignore the people who tell us that we can’t achieve something, and instead always believe in our own abilities and dreams. The video really inspired me, and I encourage you all to go and watch it here.
When I opened my inbox to an email from Samsung, who are a) an amazing company, and b) a company who believes and champions creators. It was kind of a big pinch me moment. I already loved what Samsung did as a company, and especially loved what they believe in. They push and celebrate the creators and people who use their products. Not to mention, they design their kit to actually enhance the creativity of those who use them, and I think that is amazing.
So last week I headed down to London to 1Rebel gym (which was an epic underground, but super glam studio) to get involved with the Samsung event. It was awesome, and I’m so grateful that I was asked to be a part of it. It was an event created to celebrate the launch of their new fitness wearables collection, including the new Gear Sport watch and the Gear Icon X wireless headphones. The kit is designed to enhance your training and fitness, whilst making it easy to track and monitor your nutrition, training and sleep.
After setting up the kit and learning from the experts how to get the most out of them, the guys at 1Rebel took us through one of their ‘ReShape’ classes. It was a high intensity workout designed to condition and re-sculpt the body. I’ve heard some brutal things about these kinds of classes so I was a little nervous – but it did not disappoint! It involved rotating between time on the Woodway 4Front treadmill or your own 1Rebel bench and weights for the resistance portions. I LOVED IT! I was super sweaty afterwards, tired, but not dead to the point of no return. It was challenging but not too overwhelming and the environment really pushed me to work harder. It was fun, and a great way to really put the gear to the test!
During the workout, I tried out the Gear Sport watch and I was surprised at how easy it was to use. I currently wear the Apple Watch Series 2, so I was expecting to be really confused by the controls and functions. However, it actually starts tracking your activity from your heart rate and movement – so no workout will go untracked! This is a super handy function (especially for forgetful Beth). It will definitely come in handy, as I usually get half way through a workout before I remember I’ve not started my watch – oops!
After the workout, I was keen to try out the headphones in busy London! Wireless headphones are a big must for me, as I find that wires always get tangled in my bag or I catch them on weights / bars in the gym. These are a tiny bit of kit (the smallest headphone i’ve ever used) but are able to track calories burned, distance, duration and speed of your runs and workouts! They also have an awesome battery life, with the added feature of 1 hour playback from only a 10 minute charge. Which is a winner for me because I’ve got to the gym so many times with dead headphones that i’ve forgot to charge.
Over the next few months I’m going to be trying and testing all of the kit, and seeing how the Samsung fitness wearables can help me to achieve my fitness goals. I’ll be sure to update you all on how I find them, and answer any questions you may have on the individual pieces of kit. A big thank you again to Samsung for inviting me to be apart of such an awesome event!
Love, Beth x