“I’m just like everyone else,” says Eva Mendes. “I do not enjoy going to the gym, but I do it because I have to do it for my mind, for my body, for my soul, and for my career.”
And that fitness is not on her list of fun things to do makes the actress a relatable spokesperson for Reebok EasyTone, the athletic-wear brand’s line of toning apparel and shoes.
“What I like about EasyTone is that they help me fit more exercise in when I’m running around,” Mendes explains in a recent interview with Metro.
“Easy” may be part of the Reebok toning technology name, but don’t make the mistake of thinking this is clothing that works hard FOR you. In fact, it’s apparel that makes YOU work harder. Although the shoe looks like a regular sneaker, the EasyTone shoe sole features an air chamber that compresses as it hits pavement. It simulates the balance ball movement, creating an imbalance that forces the wearer to work a little harder as she walks.
“I love the idea of killing two birds with one stone. You’re already going to be out there running errands, running around with your kids or your dog,” notes Mendes, who says she wears hers to walk and hike. “So why not use a shoe that helps you out and tones you up a bit while you’re doing it?”
The clothing features high-tech tension fabric bands at the shoulders, between the shoulder blades, at the torso, and, in the pants, at the hamstrings, to create muscle resistance as the wearer walks or runs.
“The thing I love about the clothes is that they support everything, give you a nice shape, and remind you to maintain your posture,” says Mendes.