Yep, the Olympics are done and dusted but we're not about to get lazy on you; thanks to our ADIDAS ORIGINALS X OPENING CEREMONY collaboration collection, we're feeling sportier than ever! In our "Let's Get Physical" series, we checked in with friends of OC to find out what they do to stay in shape.
We have ourselves a closet jock! Aaron has been an inextricable element of the New York scene for many years (see Supreme, aNYthing, and OHWOW), who knew he also ruled the soccer pitch? Check his moves and fitness tips below.
Co-owner of OHWOW
How long have you been playing soccer?
I've been playing soccer with Fútbol Domingos for the last 6 months, a friendly pick-up game started by Dan Papas. My lifestyle in LA is real active: I play basketball, tennis, jog along the Hollywood Boulevard, and occasionally go surfing. My nickname in the water is "Pointless Break."
How often do you play, and where?
We play at Pan Pacific Park in LA every Sunday. Soccer is another activity that keeps me pumped and healthy—plus, I get to have meetings with friends on the field.
How do you prepare for the game?
I wake up and call the team to get them pumped so we have enough players. A lot of the time people are hung over or have other excuses to be lazy, so I've got to drill them.
Favorite sports snacks or drinks?
Orange slices and lots of agua
Immediately after playing, I:
Give awards to all the great plays and bloopers of the game. There is a lot of humor on the field (and in any activity I do).
In high school, gym class was:
I only went to high school for four weeks and then I dropped out. There was a door in the gym that was never used, I would sneak out of class and wedge the door open so I could sneak back in after the bell rang.
Top songs on your pre-game playlist?
Whatever is on my pirate radio station, which operates out of my home Charles Mansion, in LA. The station is called KNOW-WAVE
: there are always interesting guests and music playing sporadically. It's kinda like Twitter or Instagram in that you have to keep checking in with it all day—things just happen when they happen.
Darryl Strawberry, Muggsy Bogues, Dock Ellis, Jim Abbott, Lawrence Taylor, Mike Tyson, and Fred Lebow
Favorite workout moment in pop culture?
The 1986 Mets team
Just relax and get Zen with it.
Any tips for someone who wants to start playing soccer?
Go play, watch games on TV, and make friends.
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