2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Fitness Enthusiasts

Disclosure: I was given the products featured in this post to facilitate my gift guide. Any opinions are mine and not influenced in any way.
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Looking for some great gift ideas for the fitness enthusiasts in your life? Check out all these wonderful products below…

cubii-jr

Cubii Jr. lets you add more strides to your day, burn calories, lose weight, and boost energy, all while you sit. It's sleek, compact design fits seamlessly into any space and a built-in handle makes it portable. It is whisper quiet, features 8 levels of resistance and has a built in display monitor to track your workouts.

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surin-yoga-wheel

The Surin Yoga Wheel is made using durable TPU materials coupled with extra thick padding and ideal for long term use. With the POWER-GRIP technology, you can safely stretch your entire front side body – hip flexors, abdomen, chest, and shoulders. It is able to hold up to 500 pounds of body weight without breaking apart and comes with waterproof carrying bag.

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kettlebell_adjustable

The 10 to 40 LB Adjustable Kettlebell from Kettlebell Kings is the most versatile kettlebell. It is like 7 Kettlebells in One. You can easily perform high rep or low rep workouts of the same movement by simply adjusting the weighted plates with the slide of the lever. Adjust the weight of the kettlebell to 10,15,20,25,30,35 or 40 pounds.

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bluefin-4D-vibration-plate

The Bluefin 4D Vibration Plate will give you a full body workout in just 10 minutes. The triple motors provide four dimensional vibration, oscillation & micro oscillation for the ultimate workout. Includes Wearable Remote Control, Resistance Cords, Exercise Poster, Workout + Nutrition Guide and Instruction Manual.

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Clever-Yoga


The Clever Yoga 7 piece beginner bundle is the perfect set for people just starting out with yoga and also people wanting to take yoga to the next level . It comes with 2 yoga blocks, a yoga mat, 8 ft yoga strap, mat & hand towel, and a carrying case to keep everything organized. It is great for home use or it can be easily taken to a studio or class.

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KK-battle-rope

Battle ropes are ideal for building muscle and burning fat. Kettlebell Kings Battle Ropes are 50 feet in length which is the best length for improved frequency, physics, and dynamic movement capacity. They are a triple strand twist battle rope with a canvas cover which protects it from friction and fraying, ensuring longer use.

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infinity-planner

My Infinite Agenda will help you stay organized and motivated in 2020. This planner is designed with a busy lifestyle in mind! It allows you to keep track of your daily commitments right next to your greatest aspirations and will clearly guide you through section prompts to start turning your dreams and goals into realities.

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Tracer360

Noxgear Tracer360 is a brightly lit, color-changing safety vest, allowing you to stay highly visible to cars on the road up to a mile in any direction. The vest fits over any outfit and can be used in all weather-types. It is a perfect gift for runners and cyclists.

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mistymate-MISTPRO3

Misty Mate MISTPRO 3 is the hand-held personal mister of tomorrow - delivering premium performance and continuous ultra-fine mist on command. It doesn’t require any batteries or electricity, but rather its pressurize easily by hand. Cools ambient air temperature up to 30°F.

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rooted-shots

Rooted Shots are a first of its kind, plant based dried wellness shots packed with organic superfoods that will be your new, go-to daily dose of Vitamin C. They are available in three custom blends and pack a punch that will kick your immune system into high-gear.

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sunbeam

The Sunbeam FlexFit Heated Wrap's long, slim design makes it easy to provide targeted heat therapy to hard-to-target areas like arms, elbows, wrists, ankles and the lower leg. It has 3 heat settings that will help accelerate relief and you can spray the pad with water to provide deep penetrating pain relief.

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bahadu-hats

Bahadu baseball hats are designed exclusively for women and come in a variety of fabrics and colors to choose from. Because one size does not fit all, these hats come in 3 sizes and feature an adjustable strap to provide an even better fit. A woman wears many hats, so isn’t it about time you actually had one that fits your head, your personality and your style?

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salonpas

Salonpas carries a huge selection of topical analgesics which are a great first line treatment for pain. Their products are the perfect gift for the fitness enthusiast or sportsperson in your life who suffers from sore muscles and/or joint pain. Choose from creams, gels, patches and sprays.

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Kettlebell Kings Living Fit Online Training Review

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Now that my boy friend and I are working out every day, I have been looking into ways to mix up my workout routine.  I contacted Kettlebell Kings and they offered me free access to their online training at living.fit to do a review.  The site offers a whole library full of videos for working out with kettlebell and battle ropes.

They recommend going in the following order (so that’s what I did):

  • Getting Started
  • Kettlebells Level 1
  • Battle Ropes Level 1
  • 30 Day Beginner Program
  • Follow Along Full Length Workouts

The first 4 videos are great educational videos if you are new to kettlebells and battle ropes.  I learned so much from them.

The “Getting Started with Kettlebells” video series went into different lifts and terminology such as EMOM, AMRAP and Rack Position.  I wouldn’t suggest skipping this video.

The Kettlebell Level 1 video series teaches you 5 common mistakes people make with kettlebells.  Some are common sense but it was good to hear all of them before starting.  It also teaches you 15 benefits from using kettlebells.  And finally it includes a 25 min follow along workout.

The Battle Ropes Level 1 video series goes over 32 frequently asked questions such as how to anchor your rope, how to use your battle rope, etc.  It also goes over 35 benefits of using battle ropes and 3 of the biggest mistakes people make.  And finally it includes a couple 20 minute follow along workouts.

The objective of the 30-day Beginner Kettlebell Program is to pattern good technique, and to teach you how to safely and effectively increase your strength.

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Now that you are aware of how to use the kettlebells and mistakes to avoid, its time to work out !  The Follow Along Workouts are especially great for someone like me who is new to using kettlebells. First they go over what the kettlebell workouts will include and then they go through the moves while you follow along.  They will give you tips on how to do the moves as you go through them. They also give you rest periods during the workout.  There are 66 different workouts so you will have plenty of variety to choose from.

I can now say I am totally hooked on kettlebells and plan to buy a few more of various weights so I can get the best workout possible for each move.

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Pets (and Pet Parents)

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My pup Milo and I have rounded up some of the best holiday gift ideas for your pet.

Check them out below….


barkbox


Bark Box is a monthly subscription service providing dog products, services, and experiences. Boxes start at $22 a month and is a great gift for your pup this holiday season. Every BarkBox has at least 2 innovative toys, 2 all-natural bags of treats, and a chew, curated from each month's unique themed collection.

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Richell-One-Touch-Tall-Gate

The Richell Tall One-Touch Metal Mesh Gate is crafted of durable metal and featuring an exquisite mesh screen. The tension-mount gate design stays firmly in place without damaging wall surfaces. The single button, easy lifting door handle allows for the smooth opening of the mesh door in either direction with just one hand.

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ezydog-zero-shock

The EZYDOG Zero Shock Leash is a shock absorbing leash that cushions and eases the pressure for both the owner and the dog making your walks more enjoyable. It gives protection from sudden moves made by you or your dog and combines the ultimate comfort, control, and protection, while not compromising on style and quality.

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Nautical LED Light Up Dog Collar

Keep your dog safe at night with the Flashion Statement rechargeable USB LED light up dog collar. This exclusive nautical themed design is adorable during daylight hours, and the LED lighting is super bright once turned on. Your pup will easily be seen when going for night and early morning walks.

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Big-Book-Tricks-Best-Dog

Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever - Using the secrets of professional dog trainers, this fully illustrated guide with hundreds of step-by-step photos show how to teach your pet 118 tricks and stunts. Organized from beginner level to pro, these tricks run the gamut from the kinds of things any well-behaved dog should know.

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kitty-cardboard

Kitty Cardboard adds a little bit of a style and color to a simple cardboard box, creating a purr-fect interactive box of joy that fulfills all of your cats’ needs, while helping them to stay healthy and active, and complimenting your household interior. It is the perfect place for playing, hiding, and of course, napping!

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furzapper

FurZapper is an easy solution to removing pet hair from blankets, clothes, pet bedding and more. Just toss it into the washer and dryer with your laundry and let it work its magic. This tacky, flexible disc is just sticky enough to gently collect and pull fur, hair, dust and debris from items as they tumble through the cycles.

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sodapup-treat-bundle

The SodaPup Coffee Cup Treat Dispenser & Salmon + Blueberry Grain-Free Soft Treats Combo Pack is the perfect gift for your pup. The treat dispenser helps your dog fight boredom and is designed to withstand the abuse of most "power chewer" dogs. The bag of salmon & blueberry treats are a healthy grain-free treat and comes with 38 soft chews.

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Jones-Peanut-Butter-Bone

Jones Natural Chews Peanut Butter Flavor Stuffed Bone is a 4″ natural USA white bare bone filled with peanut butter flavored goodies. They will keep small to medium size dogs busy for hours digging for the yummy treat inside.

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Jones-Chicken-Woofers


Jones Natural Chews Chicken Blend Woofers are USA all-natural ground chicken patties, oven baked with no artificial ingredients. These treats are great for all size dogs.

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Jones-Soft-Pork-Blend-Link

Jones Natural Chews Soft Pork Blend Links are all-natural with no artificial ingredients. All size dogs can enjoy this treat that can be easily broken into smaller pieces which are ideal for training.

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hearth-hounds

Hearth Hounds offers beautiful keepsake holiday stockings that look like your dog and almost every breed can be found on the web site. These high-end beautifully embellished stockings are made with soft faux furs and are fully lined.

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Caru-Pet-Food

Caru Pet Food starts with USDA inspected poultry or meat, plus veggies and fruit that are responsibly sourced. The stews consist of 100% human grade ingredients, processed and handled in accordance with FDA regulations for human food. You can feel good that you’re feeding your pet the purest, safest recipes you can find.

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Smart-Leash

SmartLeash is the first and only retractable leash that automatically stops your dog when he or she tries to suddenly run or lunge. SmartLeash operates like a regular retractable leash unless your dog tries to run — then Smartleash locks, quickly, safely and automatically. It then stays locked as long as your dog has tension on the leash.

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paw-plunger

Paw Plunger gently and safely cleans paws BEFORE your pup cleans them on your best rug, clean sofa or freshly mopped floor. It can also be used for warming or cooling paws on cold or hot days. It is is easy to use, safe and affordable. Choose from petite, medium or large.

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zen-clippers

Zen Clippers Precise are the first and only adjustable nail clipper that’s safe, even when your pet moves. The adjustable blade limits that amount of nail being clipped, preventing you from cutting off too much of the nail. Suitable for any size pet from dogs to cats, birds to reptiles!

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wellness-treats

Wellness gingerbread flavored Crunchy WellBars and Soft WellBites are proudly made in the USA from premium ingredients and use no artificial colors or flavors. These gingerbread flavored grain-free/gluten-free dog treats are the perfect gift for your pup this holiday season.

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Hands-On-Gloves

HandsOn Gloves are a revolutionary concept that reaches far beyond the traditional curry combs, mitts and shedders on the market today. Wet or dry, they won’t slip or fall off while providing you and your animals with a more thorough and enjoyable bathing and grooming experience.

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LED-dog-collars

The Flashion Statement LED light up dog collar will keep your dog visible in the dark. Using replaceable batteries, the collar lights up at the press of a button in three different light settings: constant on, fast blinking and slow blinking. Its bright colors and reflective strips keep your dog visible even when turned off.

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sodapup-bullfrog-treat-dispenser

The SodaPup Bull Frog Treat Dispenser will help your dog fight boredom when you fill it with kibble and dog treats. The toothed opening helps retain treats, creating a greater challenge for your dog to get at the goodies inside. It is durably designed to withstand the abuse of most "power chewer" dogs.

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Lucy-pet-chicken-pumpkin

Lucy Pet Hip to Be Square dog treats are meaty, chewy, semi-moist natural treats, made in the USA. Premium US Chicken is the first ingredient with Pumpkin to add to a delicious taste. They are a grain-free, limited ingredient treat which uses high-quality ingredients responsibly sourced from trusted suppliers.

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lucy-pet-shampoo-conditioner

Lucy Pet Shampoos & Leave in Conditioners are made with botanicals and natural ingredients, contains no parabens, sulfates or harsh chemicals and are 100% cruelty-free. Moisturizing with coconut oil, sunflower seed oil plus rehydrating revitalizing coconut water to add shine and suppleness to your pet’s coat.

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click-dog-car-restraint
The EZYDOG Click Adjustable Car Restraint makes your dogs trip in the car a safe one while still allowing some backseat freedom. This dog seat belt is great for keeping your pup under control while driving. Restrain them from jumping to the front seat creating a driving distraction or out the door when you just need him to stay put.

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bully-buddy

Bow Wow Labs Bully Buddy is a safety device to keep dogs from choking on bully sticks. They are durable, easy-to-use, veterinarian-vetted and dog-approved. They tightly secure bully sticks, preventing dogs from choking on the tail-end of the treat. Choose size based on your dog's weight from X-small to XX-large.

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Bandana-Bowl

Bandana Bowl easily unfolds into a portable water bowl or you can dip it in water, fill inside with ice, and the bandana doubles as a Cooling Collar. Perfect for trips to the dog park. Choose from small or medium size and blue or red color.

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oxyfresh-dental-kit

The Oxyfresh Dental Kit is paws down the best solution to fight and prevent periodontal disease in your pet. Includes 3 oz Pet Dental Spray, 1 oz Pet Dental Gel Toothpaste and 3 gentle finger toothbrushes.

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OMH-Jingle-Jangles

This holiday season, fill your pooch’s stocking with Jingle Jangle natural dog treats from Old Mother Hubbard. These crunchy snacks come in holiday shapes with a taste of peanut butter & molasses.

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shed-defender

Shed Defender is a versatile onesie that can contain pet hair, reduce anxiety and replace the medical cone. Made with eco-friendly, lightweight and breathable athletic mesh fabric that keeps dogs cool, comfortable and safe. It is the perfect solution to control unwanted shedding.

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HappyPopSox Sock Giveaway

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HappyPop Socks integrates happy and pop spirits into their uniquely cool, funny and funky combed cotton socks for men, women and kids. With so many collections to choose from, you are sure to find socks that fit your style and likes.  Collections include: animals, food, emojis, game, dental/medical, space, shark, fluffy, lifestyle, argyle and more.

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They also sell gift boxes which are perfect for the holidays coming up. You can choose from 2, 4, 5 or 6 pack boxes.  I absolutely LOVE the Unicorn 5-pack kids sock gift box !

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Now for the giveaway…..

One reader is going to win their choice of any 2 pairs of socks from their site.

To enter, leave a comment stating which socks you like the most.

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 10/11 at 5 pm EST.

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Salonpas Pain Relief Product Giveaway

Disclosure: I was given the products featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.
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Now that my boyfriend and I are working out on a daily basis, my muscles and joints are constantly sore.  My go to choice for pain relief products has become Salonpas® instead of ibuprofin.  By putting the medicine right at the site of the pain, bypassing the stomach and liver, Salonpas® can use less medicine to deliver an effective dose.

My favorite Salonpas® product is the large pain relief patch because it covers the entire area that hurts.  Today I actually have them on my glute/hip area because we did about 200 squats and lunges yesterday.  I woke up in so much pain and grabbed a couple patches and went on with my day.  I may be crazy but I actually LOVE the smell of the active ingredient methyl salicylate in their products.

Note: these products should not be used on the face or rashes, on wounds or damaged skin, with a heating pad, when sweating (such as from exercise or heat), if allergic to aspirin or other NSAIDs, or right before or after heart surgery. Do not use during the last 3 months of pregnancy because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery. If you are under 18 years of age, do not use this product. It has not been shown to work in children.

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Now for the giveaway…..

One reader is going to win a full product suite from Salonpas (pictured above; valued at $100). It includes Salonpas® HOT, Salonpas® Lidocaine Plus Pain Relieving Liquid, Salonpas® Lidocaine Plus Pain Relieving Cream, Salonpas® Lidocaine Pain Relieving Gel-Patch, Salonpas® Pain Relieving Patch, Salonpas®  DEEP Relieving Gel, Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch, Salonpas®  Pain Relieving Gel-Patch Hot, and Salonpas® Pain Relieving Jet Spray.

To enter, leave a comment stating which Salonpas® product you would like to use most to relieve muscle and joint pain.

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 10/11 at 5 pm EST.

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