Running, walking or any form of working out is so much better with music and because of this, I’m always looking for a way to stash my phone that holds all my favorite workout tunes. I have done everything under the sun from sticking my phone in a pocket – which, let’s be honest, most of my exercise clothing doesn’t have. I have even held my phone in my hands (ear phones connected) in an attempt to still get a full workout in for the day. But recently I was introduced to the TKO Running Belt with reflective trim. I have used products from TKO before and it’s a brand that I enjoy so I was so eager to try this belt out. Today I share it with all of you.
The TKO Running Belt ($12.99) works perfectly for anyone that loves a good workout, biking, running, hiking or walking. It gives you the convenience of having all of the things you would need on a workout – for me that would be my phone and my asthma inhaler, while still allowing you to be hands-free. This running belt is predominantly black with colorful reflective trim (my belt has lime trim – but available in all black, wild berry, sapphire and lime). Water-resistant design with two expandable pockets allow you to carry your necessities with ease. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and it fit my phone as well as my inhaler in the pocket for hands free use. The belt also comes with an adjustable waist band which is a plus so that my husband and I both get use out of it and I like that it fits my wide hips.
This very lightweight belt is a great workout buddy and companion. I tend to drive to forest locations for a good run which means I’ll have my keys on hand at any given time. This pouch holds not only my keys but the important things I need to get in a good workout. Not only is the belt adjustable, but it stretches so it makes it comfortable and I like the fact that the reflective trim helps when I’m on the side of the road. The reflective trim really is a great feature for anyone that takes part in their workout outside of the home.
There are two pockets on the TKO Running Belt. One is large enough to fit my pretty big phone and the other small enough to hold onto my asthma inhaler and some of my keys. The belt is well made and the zipper is sturdy and strong. I’m really impressed with how well this belt has held up with use over the last two months as well as how convenient it has been for me. It’s nice to know that I can listen to my favorite jams and not worry about having my hands hold everything. The pocket zips up nicely and I leave it slightly open so that my headphone cord can hang out while it’s plugged into my ears.
Do you hold your music device or other things in your hands while out for a walk? I did and now I’m glad I don’t have to any longer. Check out TKO’s Running Belt and get one for yourself via their Amazon Store.
Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post was sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. I was not paid to provide my thoughts or feature this product. Affiliate links are posted through out.
Since my family and I live in paradise, our world is our playground – literally. We like to spend our days trekking through the forest trails or lounging as a family at the beach. Because of this, traveling with essentials is always a must for us and making sure we have the right kind of gear to hold all of our essentials is a requirement. Recently, my family and I have been introduced to some awesome packs from Lewis N. Clark and I wanted to share them with you. With Spring and Summer months right around the bend, if you are anything like my family, you’re planning your next adventure and these awesome packs are worth the mention. The Lewis N. Clark Electrolight Backpacks are perfect for the world traveler or explorer and today I share them with you.
The Lewis N. Clark Electrolight Backpacks are compact bags that are collapsible. I remember as a kid, my dad had something similar to use for his surfing gear so immediately when I set my eyes on these – I knew they would be a great addition for us to use. The ElectroLight bags weigh in at just under three ounces and are made with durable silnylon and made to last. The collapsible backpacks (and duffles – they have those too) are compact and well-constructed for how tiny and lightweight they are. These cool packs are made in bright, sporty colors – which I love, because as a mother it not only helps me with keeping an eye on the kids (they literally stand out), but colors are trendy for the boys and really make these cool all on their own. The Lewis N. Clark bags are resistant to water and stains which is also a plus since stains are inevitable and this makes it perfect for days when exploring out and about and it starts to drizzle.
What I enjoy so much about these is the fact that they scrunch and fold into a small compact pouch which makes this not only great for storage and for keeping on hand (in the car, etc.) but perfect for travel. The size of the backpack is perfect to fit those little extra necessities or “last minute shopping buys while traveling” but also fits well in the overhead of the plane, on the floor below the seat or folds back into it’s little pouch for easy storage. These backpacks fit comfortably on the shoulders and distribute the weight nicely so that it sits comfortable on your back as well. My entire family has been loving these and we plan to pick up three more so each of us can have our own.
This backpack retails for $27.00 and like I mentioned previously, Lewis N. Clark also have a dufflebag that folds up small as well. The backpack is equipped with non-slip, adjustable straps which make it convenient for my 12 year old to take with him when he’s off to the beach or to the pool with his buds. It easily fits his towel, goggles or other swim gear, an average size bottle of water and a few odds and ends with ease. This backpack is a minimalist travel essential. This will be a great edition for our summer fun adventures because it’s perfect to hold everything you want to keep organized without the heavy feeling of a traditional backpack.
Whether you are using this backpack for travel, exploring, hiking or everything in between – you will have a backpack that is made with quality. Each of the Lewis N. Clark Electrolight Backpacks are:
Made with silnylon fabric that is water and stain resistant
Unfolds easy from a compact pouch to a full backpack
The clipped on pouch can be used as a separate ditty bag
Comes with non-slip, adjustable straps that feel comfortable on the shoulders
An internal pocket allows you to keep small valuables like a set of keys, etc.
17in x 13in x 6in
Are you a backpacker and love to explore and go on adventures? If so, do you think these packs would fit into your adventure lifestyle? If you’re interested in getting your own Lewis N. Clark Electrolight Backpack – you can check them out and the other colors available here. Don’t forget, they have dufflebags too.
Overall I’m not only impressed with the quality of these packs but I love that they are lightweight and versatile for my family. While these may not be holding school books or heavy items, they can hold up to a 60 lb. burst weight, though I do not suggest you carry anything that heavy in the pack. My sons love the colors they come in and I love that they give my family the option to carry some of the things we need for when we travel or go hiking without sacrificing comfort or storing anything huge when not in use. We are definitely picking up a few more so each of us can have our own.
Comment below and let me know if this is something you can utilize in your life?
Disclaimer: The products featured and discussed in this post were sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts or feature this product. Affiliate links are posted through out.
I am all about having a great pair of footwear for working out and today I wanted to share with all of you this pair of comfortable shoes that I’ve been loving lately. Let me introduce you to FITKICKS, an active lifestyle footwear that is lightweight and versatile for anyone on the go or looking for something to be comfortable with. They are the “Anywhere” shoe!
Let me start by saying that these are not traditional “workout” or “anywhere” type of shoes and when I first seen them I was both intrigued but also wondered how well they work. Since I have issues with my ankles, I’m always looking for something lightweight that I can use on the elliptical when working out or something at the gym that will not add any extra bulk or weight to my feet. At first glance, they remind me of reef shoes, which is something you see a lot here in Hawaii. But, once I got the pair in my hands and tried them on – I was instantly appeased and excited to give them a go.
The Fitkicks range in cost from about $19.99 – $24.00 and come in a variety of different colors and designs. I received the light grey with lavender trim which suits me since you know I love my purples. The pair I have retails for $19.99 and comes in four colors in this specific design. You can find them in a range of sizes from Small – Extra Large, I have the Large and normally use a size 8 1/2 shoe. They fit comfortably and easily slip on without any problems.
Fitkicks claim is that you can slip into these comfort kicks and use them for a variety of things… traveling, yoga, cruising, exercise, walking, at the beach, dancing, as high heel relief, running every day errands, water sports and just overall hanging out. These awesome little shoes take up very little room and are easy to fold and take with you – making them ideal for keeping in a gym bag, traveling with or in my case, keeping in my bag in the car for those days I want to go for a walk or run. They are made of durable flex form soles and are extra breathable which make them comfortable on hot days – I didn’t get sweaty at all, even after a long workout. They have great ergonomic comfort and are so easy to slip on and off.
Since FITKICKS offers such a unique design and ergonomic fit, you get full movement potential with your shoes. The Durable FlexForm sole naturally contours your feet for free range of motion making it the perfect active wear shoe. Since our lives keep us on the go I love that these make it so convenient to keep your “workout gear” with you – no bulky shoes to lug around. They are the perfect fold-and-go portable shoe. And, with technology that is specifically engineered to provide a natural contour, the FITKICKS are comfortable.
The FITKICKS also has a protective toe guard that prevents dragging and excessive wear points which make it perfect for anyone to use. And, these awesome things are washable and dry-able, hello genius!
Women Shoe Size: Small (5 – 6 1/2), Medium (7-8), Large (8 1/2 – 9 1/2), X Large (10-11)
After having these for a few weeks, I’m absolutely loving them. As I mentioned before, they are very comfortable and lightweight which makes it ideal for me when working out and are my go-to shoes for when I am on the elliptical. FITKICKS offers so many other designs and footwear that I have a list of a few that my eyes are set on like the Energy Sidekicks Foldable Flats, FITKICKS in Black/Grey, and a pair for each of my sons (since they have FITKICKS Kids and a pair for my husband (yay for Men’s sizes too). I’m not only impressed with how well these fit, how comfy they are, but also the fact that they are reasonably priced and offer you so much versatility for use. As a mother of three very active boys, these shoes allow me to keep on my toes while chasing after them and I can use them at a variety of locations. I love that they offer light support and are really cool.
If you are someone who works out and is looking for some new footwear, I highly suggest checking these babies out. You can find them at: http://www.fitkicks.us/. Check them out and see if you can find a pair (or two) for you or someone you love. I have my eyes on a few more and one specifically to wear around the house, so I’ll be heading over to the site soon too.
Have you tried anything like this before or have you heard of FITKICKS? If so – what are your thoughts? If not, comment below and tell me, would you rock them out?
Disclaimer: The product(s) mentioned in this post were sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. I was not paid to feature or discuss these products on my site, but affiliate links are posted through out.
It is no secret as I’ve talked about my aches and pains as well as my husband’s here on the site before. While supplements have definitely given us some relief over the years, we are always looking to alternatives to assist with the pain. Over the last 15 years or so my husband and I have used various types of Tens Unit Electronic Pulse machines and recently we have started using a new one. I wanted to share with all of you our thoughts on the Santamedical PM-120 Tens Unit Electronic Pulse Massager and discuss how this product has worked for us.
Between hours of Physical Therapy and years of supplements and treatment, my husband and I know that any little thing can help when it comes to pain. I suffer from severe Carpal Tunnel syndrome and Medial Epicondylitis and my husband has wrist sprain & pain from an injury sustained at work as well as a herniated/perforated disk in his spine amongst old sports injuries in his knees and a past shoulder surgery. We have had our share of tens units prescribed to us through doctors that wound up costing us hundreds of dollars. Don’t get me wrong – they work and do offer some pain relief but they can be expensive and even if our medical covered a portion, they still became a cost we had to burden.
Recently my husband and I were able to try out the SantaMedical PM-120 Tens Unit Electronic Pulse Massager. This cool little unit is actually quite affordable. It’s a small and portable compact device that is great on the go or for travel. Retails for $149.95 but is currently on sale for $35.00 which is a steal considering ones my husband and I own that are quite far and above that price point and do the same thing. The unit offers six auto modes (stimulation programs) and a pause button and with a 10 to 60 minute timer with auto shut off, you get various options for relief. The unit has an LCD display which is much easier to read than a manual display that many on the market still have and you also get attachment pads, a rechargeable battery and a power adapter all included.
The adhesive pads / electrodes have a great stickiness to them so you can use it more than once and the battery is rechargeable which makes it much more affordable. Some of our older Tens Units require 9Volt batteries which can be costly. I like that you can use this anywhere on the body and there are a set of two wires with two wires attached to each so you can place the electrodes on four areas that need treatment. The LCD screen is easy to see and read and the unit itself is easy to maneuver as well. This unit overall comes with everything you need to give your body some relief for both joint and muscle pain and again – the price can’t be beat. Check out my video below for my thoughts live or click here to watch directly on YouTube.
Do you currently suffer from aches and pains? Have you used a Tens Unit before to assist with some of that? Please note that this is my husband and I’s experience and we are not physicians. Please do not take this as medical advice and see your doctor for help.
Disclaimer: I was sent this unit for review consideration. All opinions are my own and 100% honest & unbiased. I was not paid to provide my thoughts on this item.
If you have been here on my site before, you know that I’m on a “healthy journey” to not only lose weight, but just get at a comfortable size where I’m healthy and happy. With that in mind, I’m always looking at additional things that can assist with keeping up with not only weight loss but overall body tone, losing inches, etc. Recently I tried the AZSPORT Waist Trimmer and wanted to share my thoughts with my readers on this product.
The AZSPORT waist trimmer sauna belt retails for $43.00 but is currently on sale for $15.00. This waist trimmer is lightweight – which is great and comfortable, offering you an ajustable and stretchy fabric that allows you to wear it under any workout apparel. It is a “one size fits most” and has a high-quality waist trimmer belt that can fit up to 50 inches. I’m a plus sized gal and found that it fit both myself and my husband without any issues.
This product is said to promote weight loss by maximizing your burn to lose belly fat fast by preserving body heat and removing excess water weight especially in your abdominal area. This belt really does help you to sweat – so before using such, I definitely suggest you discuss this product with your physician prior to use and to assure you are using it properly.
The belt will help to strengthen, tighten and protect your core muscles by stabilizing your whole body – per claims of the product and company – however, if you are going to use the belt and simply sit around and do nothing – besides a little sweat under the belt, I don’t think you will notice any results. I like to use this while going on my daily walks or runs as it will increase the sweat I have and give me a little extra burn. After a work out I’m completely drenched in sweat and I need to wash this product immediately.
The material it is made of is very strong and the velcro that closes the belt tight is very strong. In fact, it is so strong that I cannot remove the belt myself, my husband has to help me because pulling the velcro off of me is very challenging and almost never happens because I struggle with it. With that said, I couldn’t put the belt on me to take a photo, so I asked my son to help me out.
It’s quite comfortable, even thought I have a little more meat on my body then the average person. While it does help me to sweat off inches (hahaha), I noticed that it is still quite breathable and not uncomfortable to use. I am able to use it under any of my workout pants without any issues and the material moves with me allowing it to be easy to use.
When using something like this you must ensure that you drink a lot of water. I consume about a gallon of water each day and I find if I drink less than I normally would, I feel dehydrated due to sweating using the belt. Please make sure if you are using something like this that you discuss with your physician and make sure you are using it correctly. Overall – at the discounted price, I think it is a great deal and even at full price, while a bit costly I think I would still spend the money on it because I have spent much more than the retail cost on similar in the past that did not hold up to use. I think this one is made well, with quality products and worth the cost.
You can purchase this product or check out other reviews here.
Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post was sent to me for review and consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own and 100% honest and unbiased. I was not paid to provide a review on this.
While staying active and getting much needed exercise can be a challenge for anyone, I find that the best way to incorporate it all into my daily life with my family is to do something fun that keeps us moving. Walking is a great way for my family to stay active because we enjoy walking our neighborhood or going on nature hikes to find awesome flora and fauna or new bugs we can discuss and research when we get home. We also love to part take in sports and swim but lately we have been enjoying a little jump rope fun in our lives. The Limm Jump Rope is a recent addition to our active lifestyle and gives us the opportunity to not only get in some much needed cardio but also have a lot of fun with each other.
So – you may be saying… What’s so great about this jump rope versus any other? Well, here’s the deal… this jump rope has a precise ball bearing system that ensure that the rope will turn smoothly and precisely while you are jumping. It makes it easy to maneuver and use. When you are working out or just having fun you definitely don’t want a rope that tangles every so many jumps and with the Limm Jump Rope – we never have that issue. We can jump several rotations and we are usually the ones that stop the rope – not the rope that stops us from jumping due to tangling. Another awesome thing we love about this rope is that it has an exclusive feature inside of the handles. This plastic piece is engineered so that you can adjust the length of the rope using your hands and doing so safely without injuring yourself. This is great for both my son and my husband and I as we are all different heights and can adjust the rope to fit our needs whenever we decide we want to use it. The rubber of the rope is durable and strong and it makes a great tool for a heavy and intense workout. This jump rope can hold up to the use and is perfect for us to use as a family or for our workouts.
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While a traditional workout is definitely suggested in any situation, sometimes we need something fun for my kids to take part in it. Like I mentioned previously – we love our walks because it allows us to not only get in some cardio, but also allows us to explore the World and our surroundings. With an addition of a jump rope to that mix, the boys, my husband and I now have something else we can take part in that is not only fun, but offers a great deal of exercise and no matter how it’s done – you get a great workout.
This jump rope is light weight so if you are looking for something that is suitable for men, women and children – I think you’ll enjoy this one. As I mentioned before, it doesn’t tangle easily or at all so continuous jumping is easy. While I don’t consider this a toy – I do like to use this for my twins who are 5. My husband and I or my eldest and I will hold each end of the rope and allow the boys to jump and it is fun for them as well. Fun and exercise for the whole family! Again, adjusting the height for the rope was EASY and we enjoy this product tremendously.
You also get a 100% guarantee from Limm. Try the Limm Jump Rope for 60 days and if during that time you don’t love the comfort, quality and don’t feel it is worth every penny – they will provide you with a full refund – no questions asked. Honestly though… I have used quite a bit of jump ropes in my time and I must say – this is a really nice one for the price. Oh – did I even mention the cost? It is $18.89 on their Amazon store site but currently on sale for less than $14. Even at it’s full price – I still consider it a steal considering some of the others I have purchased from sports and fitness stores cost more and lacks the same quality.
Do you include jump roping into your exercise routine? If not – is it something you would consider doing? I believe it is fun and still offers a great workout so I surely suggest it.
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review/consideration. All opinions and thoughts are my own and 100% honest and unbiased. While I did receive the product for free, I was not paid or monetarily compensated to provide my thoughts on this product.
I’m not normally a late shopper when it comes to the Holiday months and try to get all my Christmas shopping done in a timely manner to beat the crowds and the mail man. But, I know that life happens sometimes and it can be a difficult thing to get your shopping done in time to make the Christmas rush. While we are less than a week away from Santa stopping by our houses, I wanted to share with you a few quick buys for those on your shopping list. While presents to open under the tree or gift cards and money are great, let’s not forget the people in our lives that love to read. What’s so awesome is that the Kindle books offers so many gift giving ideas… simply at the click of a button. The receiver can easily download their selection and enjoy their read on the go or at the comforts of their own homes. Here are a few books that I have added to my reading list for myself and my husband as well as my boys.
What better way to start the new year with some clean eating. This book includes 50+ natural recipes for healthy living. Now, don’t get me wrong… I’m not turning Vegan on you… I love my animal friends but giving up my carnivore ways are just impossible, but at least I can incorporate some of these healthy recipes into my diet. The Clean Food Diet by Jonathan Vine offers a variety of recipes for your heart’s desire.
Terry Treetop and the Lost Egg is the perfect adventure and educational book for your child(ren) between the ages of 2 and 6. This book is about a little boy with red hair and freckles who loves to climb trees. He goes on a little adventure and takes your children along with him. Filled with photos and stories, this is the perfect book for your preschooler and includes rhyming text as well.
Have you heard of Ally Nathaniel? Ally is a children’s author who has published 10 books via Amazon (ebooks). Her books include a wide range of subjects for Toddlers and Preschoolers as well as elementary school children. Some of her books talk about Self-esteem and self empowerment as well which makes it great reading for your littles. The selection she has is great and I highly recommend checking out what she has available.
If you have been a reader of my blog for a while now, you know that my husband experiences severe back pain after an injury. To try to help with the pain so that he doesn’t have to have surgery on his spine, we are always looking for alternative solutions and the Low Back Pain Program by Sherwin Nicholson offers some techniques that can be used to help relieve pain. In this book you can learn how to self treat chronic lower back pain easily and safely. This guide is designed to carefully teach you the correct methods to move, train and strengthen your body to properly relieve your back pain. While I suggest that you first discuss with your physician before any treatment, I definitely think giving this a look see will be beneficial – especially at its price point.
The Paleo Kid is one of my absolute favorite ebooks, offering 26 easy recipes that I can incorporate into my families diet and making the transition easy peezy for the children. This book includes Gluten Free recipes which make it great for those that are on a Gluten Free diet and the recipes are easy to make. Kid Tested Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snack meals that are not only great for your kids but the entire family.
The list on my kindle is ever growing but I wanted to share a few books that I have recently added to my reading list and a few that I have loved this past year. While this list is small, I wanted to offer ebooks that I know would be great for families alike. I will be sure to share more of these in the coming months but for now, if you are looking for some ideas for last minute Christmas / Holiday gifts, give these a try and see if they are something you’ll enjoy. Happy Holidays!
Some of the books discussed in this review were provided to me for free download for review and consideration via Tomoson. While some of them may be free, my opinions are 100% honest and my own.
It’s absolutely too cold to be going out for a run or dressing up to go to the gym… or at least that is my opinion, lol. But, while it’s too chilly we shouldn’t neglect our exercise, or family time for that matter. Since the boys and I tend to be on our own while my husband is at work we find ourselves exploring or often times going on walks, but the colder months make it a little more difficult. Well, luckily we have a little fun and easy way to get our exercise in as well as family time. One of our favorite workouts comes from moving along with the Just Dance 2015 Game for Wii. Since my family loves music and loves to dance, this is fun in a case and we love it.
Just Dance 2015 is the perfect game to get the whole family up and moving. With a fresh tracklist of more than 40 of the hottest hits and throwback tunes, there’s something for everyone! Players can dance along to hit songs like “Problem” by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea and “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, or classic favorites like “Walk This Way” by Run DMC & Aerosmith.
As a family we have really enjoyed the Just Dance games over the years and were super excited to get our groove on to the 2015 game. In our opinion, while each song is definitely a hit and gets our heart pumping and our bodies moving, a few of our favorites include:
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Rount (Like a Record) *A Personal Favorite since that is from my “Dancing Queen” era. lol
Maroon 5 – Maps
Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora – Black Widow
Since all three of my children love to dance, just like their parents – when the disc gets put into the game console, everyone eagerly awaits their turn and then goes for it when it’s their time. My ten year old loves the music selection since many of the songs are popular with he and his friends and the twins, they just love to rock out – dancing the night away while we all get some extra exercise in and our body moving for some extra cardio. Just Dance 2015 is a great way to get the entire family on their feet for some exercise in disguise—have fun while burning calories!
The Just Dance 2015 release includes new songs and fun wacky choreography to keep you moving and dancing to the beat of your own drum… but most importantly, it’s fun and keeps us active during this time of year when going out to play is not as feasible.
To bring awareness to National Bullying Prevention Month, Just Dance 2015 and Stomp Out Bullying have partnered to show people everywhere that “it’s okay to dance to your own beat!”
Purchase Just Dance 2015 available now on Amazon for Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3 and Playstation 4. Depending on your system and console, pricing can and will vary.
Get your fun and dance on with your family and friends and dance to the beat of your own drum with Just Dance 2015.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
I’m all about exercise and staying active, cardio and weight resistance, but I also love using resistance bands to help strengthen my ankles. About 6 years ago I sustained a bad injury to my left ankle, resulting in a class 3 sprain. Now, I would have rather my ankle break completely so that it would heal properly, but due to the fact that it did not, my injury is a burden constantly. Having had several physical therapy appointments over the years, resistance bands has become a part of my lifestyle. I have tried several different types and brands and found that the PhantomFit Resistance Loop Bands have become a favorite of mine to use.
The PhantomFit Resistance Loop Bands ($12.99) is an affordable way to get in your exercises without all the strain of weights. The sets include a total of four bands and one nylon carrying bag. The bands included are:
1 Blue “Light” Band
1 Red “Medium” Band
1 Green “Heavy” Band
1 Black “X-Heavy” Band
After injuring my ankle, I have been using resistance bands to strengthen my ankle. While most bands do work well, I like the fact that the PhantomFit bands come in four different strengths, allowing me to start my exercises with a light band and when I’m comfortable, work my way up to the X-Heavy band (black). I also like that my husband and sons can use the bands as well. My husband, who can easily use the Black band, enjoys using the bands to strengthen his shoulder (which he had surgery on about 6 years ago). As a family, we also love using the bands as a form of exercise in place of our weights. Using the bands work well form arm, leg and ankle work outs and I love that they are durable, light weight and portable. If we are traveling, this can easily be tucked into our luggage or overnight bag without taking up any room.
PhantomFit also offers a 100% lifetime no-hassle free replacement guarantee. If it breaks, they will replace it. Overall, I am impressed with these bands and my family and I have enjoyed them over the last month. We incorporate them in our daily work out routines as well as use them to strengthen the parts of our body that need Physical Therapy. This will definitely become a brand we will use moving forward in the future.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
I was super duper excited to find out I qualified for another Voxbox from Influenster. This is my third box that I have received over the last 3 years or so – because up until recently, they didn’t ship to Hawaii. I always look forward to testing out new products and this is a fun way to try new things out, share with the brands your thoughts on the items and take part in future VoxBox campaigns.
The GoVoxBox is a box that is geared towards those who enjoy the outdoors, exercise and staying active. Being a busy mom who is consistently running around after my littles and one who is consistently on a path and journey to a healthier lifestyle and weight loss – this box includes some fun goodies that I am putting some good use to. Check out my open box reveal embedded in the video below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.
I apologize that the order I list and talk about each product is different from that in the video :/
PROFOOT Triad Orthotic: $10.49
“This original, three zone everyday orthotic is clinically proven to relieve knee, leg and back pain when worn in your favorite shoes.”
I go walking with my sons daily, if not running… and I have been enjoying these orthotics in my shoes. Having worked for a Podiatrist before, I know that the proper cushioning of your feet helps to align your feet, knees and back for good back posture and better walking. I am loving these and they do really nicely considering they are a small percentage of the cost of my custom fit Orthotics I got from the doctor.
PROFOOT Pedi-Rock: $8.99
“The PROFOOT Pedi-Rock is the first soft foot file ergonomically designed delivering the ultimate foot file experience. The silicon carbide crystals gently remove even the toughest calluses in the shortest amount of time. Can be used wet or dry.”
I don’t think I will ever use anything else after using this product. I will have a complete review posted on my blog here later, but if you have the chance to get your hands on this product – get it, because it definitely “rocks”. I love that even if my feet are super sensitive, it leaves them smooth and feeling and looking great. I use a lot of flip flops – daily basically, and these are just awesome to help with my feet when they are dry and need a little TLC. I have been using it daily since getting it in my box.
Playtex Sport Fresh Balance – $3.99-$4.99
“Introducing NEW Playtex Sport Fresh Balance with Odor Shield technology. Designed to neutralize odors for ultimate freshness on and off the field. Combined with a 360 degree design for Sport Level Protection you can go the distance and play on.”
Now – honestly, it is not that time of the month for me so I haven’t had the chance to try these out yet… but I have used the brand before and it definitely is comfortable. I think finding the right feminine products to use while staying active, whether it be to work out or other, is definitely important to be comfortable and to avoid accidents.
Blue Diamond Fruit Flavored Almonds: $3.19 for a 4oz bag
“Loaded with antioxidant Vitamin E, our Fruit-Flavored Almonds combine the delicious crunch of almonds with the subtly sweet flavors of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.”
I am a huge fan of Blue Diamond Almonds… but never tried the fruit flavored ones until now. I’m completely hooked and can’t wait to try the other flavors. If you are one that likes to stay healthy and is looking for a great snack for on the go – these would be a great choice. If you want a little sweet with your plain almonds, simply take a packet of these and mix them in with your plain ones to help keep your plain almonds from being boring.
“Muller Yogurt is known for its delicious, silky smooth texture and playful mix-ins, and it comes in three unique varieties. Muller Greek Corner is a thick and creamy Greek-style lowfat yogurt that comes with fruit or crunchy mix-ins.”
Unfortunately I haven’t been able to make use of my coupon for this goodie yet because I haven’t been able to find them in my local stores, but I’m surely excited to try it.
The Vitamin Shoppe Next Step Shaker Cup: $7.99
“Unique Jaxx mixer thoroughly blends smooth shakes. Patented mixing technology completely mixes all types of powders. BPA Free”
Yay – I was sold at purple, seriously, lol. I have quite a few shaker bottles at home because I do drink protein shakes or mix them in with my green juice. I love them a lot but love that this one is perfect because it is the right serving for my needs. Did I mention it had purple on it – hello, love it.
The Vitamin Shoppe Next Step Fit and Full Shakes – Swiss Chocolate, French Vanilla, Fresh Berries: $24.99 for a box of 14 packs (I received a sample of each flavor)
“A quick healthy meal that supports reduction of body fat, reduces hunger and cravings (as a part of a healthy diet and exercise program), clinically studied ingredient. Use as a meal replacement, add a packet to a 8fl oz of cold water and mix well. Does not contain: Yeast, Citrus, Fish, Animal Derivatives, Artificial colors.”
I tried the French Vanilla and Fresh Berries packets out and I did enjoy them. I am very picky about my shake mixes, so what I did is add it with my Silk Coconut Milk (French Vanilla) because mixing it with water is never something I enjoy. It tasted great and definitely curbed my appetite. I then took the Fresh Berries and added it to my Green Juice – which was delicious as well.
Aqua Spa Relax Collection – Lavender+Chamomile Bath Soak: $9.99
“Aqua Spa Relax Collection gives you a hydrating beauty boost when you need it most so you can skip the spa and bliss out at home, leaving your skin and mood all a-glow. “
I have used this in my bath once and I enjoyed it. I’m not huge on Lavender scents that are over powering or too strong – but this was not as strong as I had thought it would be. The chamomile helped to calm me after a long day and I felt rejuvenated, relaxed and ready to hit the hay for a busy day the next morning.
Overall this box averaged about $50 worth of products and I’m enjoying all of them. I’ll be having a full review on some of the products listed on my blog here so you can see what the hype is all about. If you are someone like me that stays active with your children or just loves the outdoors, many of these products will be an awesome fit into your busy lifestyle.
Thank you Influenster for considering me again for another VoxBox – I’m surely enjoying it.