What I didn’t know and learned from talking with founder John C. Koss is that Koss is the manufacture and inventor of the world’s first SP/3 stereophone created in 1958. The design was inspired by headphones worn by pilots. Photo by Tina
Michael J. Koss (President and CEO) and Dara Torres introduced the product to the media at Elite Sports Center. We were then lead to spin bikes for a workout using Koss Fit Clips.
This was my first spin class, and I think I’m addicted! The class started off with a pretty intense hill climb (butt off the seat in high gear) but got more enjoyable with plenty of hill/flat intervals. I can truly feel the burn today. The nice thing about Fit Clips is of course that they hook onto your ears. Also, the hooks are flexible. I own another brand with firm hooks that leave my ears a bit sore after prolonged use. The Fit Clips fit snuggly in my ear, and I didn’t fidget with them at all during the class. Both the Fit Clips and Fit Buds come with three size ear buds to switch out for a perfect fit.
Post workout we had an opportunity to chat with Dara about spinning, swimming, and staying active as we get older among many things. Dara is 46, and she’s got a rocking body. I asked her about suggestions for adult beginner swimmers. Her response was to “Listen to your body.” She went on the say that as we get older it does take longer to recover, and that’s o.k. Rest days are a must, and help improve overall performance. I’m definitely feeling the effects of getting older and trying to remain active just in the past 5 years! She also suggested joining a Masters swim class for the structure and the support of other swimmers. Dara is taking a break from swimming now, but she will be back in the game for sure. To stay in shape she loves to spin and typically fits in a run at least once per week.