Puma has had an eventful year as the brand continues to further refine its performance products and broaden their brand presence with top athletes and celebrities in the world of arts and culture. In June, Jay Z was named the creative director for Puma basketball.
In line with that vision, PUMA recently launched the latest En Pointe collection which was designed in collaboration with the strong and talented women from world-renowned dance company, the New York City Ballet (NYCB). The En Pointe collection consists of satin sneakers, light sports bras, and athleisure products — all of which are designed not just for the ballet enthusiast but anyone who wishes to benefit from dynamic flexibility and powerful movement.
In conjunction with the launch, PUMA Malaysia flew one of NYCB’s performers, Unity Phelan, to Malaysia as part of the PUMA x NYCB’s tour across Asia. Not only did we have a quick sit down interview with the athlete-slash-artist, we even got to experience first hand what it takes to be the crème de la crème in ballet.
Ballet aside, what other workouts does a ballerina do?
With ballet, you’re usually in specific positions for a routine so when I’m in the gym, I usually do all kinds of other training like weight-lifting, swimming, or healing exercises such as yoga and pilates. I love healing exercises because of how therapeutic it is for my body and muscles.