Workout Essentials #DMGETSFIT
For the last couple of months we have been bringing you fantastic “DM Gets Fit” posts. There has been a little bit of everything from ways to workout at home, health tips and of course we have introduced you to some amazing activewear brands. You will definitely continue seeing more of these #dmgetsfit posts throughout the coming month. Here at Daily Mom we want to help you live your best life and what better way to do that than encouraging your health and wellness! Today, we are bringing you some great “accessories” to complement any workout.
Ready to Get Fit 2015? Throughout the next few months we’ll be posting regularly about fitness and nutrition. All of us here at Daily Mom will be right alongside you, taking steps to be healthier and offering each other encouragement. Be sure you keep up with our initiative for some great tips, recipes, ideas, activewear fashion, family fun activities, and inspiration on getting fit and being healthy. And remember – this is Daily Mom, so we understand the responsibilities that come with having children and families as top priorities. We are here to help each other incorporate fitness and healthy choices into our everyday life.
Get involved with your fellow moms and keep us updated on your progress! Tag us with @dailymomtweets or @dailymomig and don’t forget our hashtag #dmgetsfit!
A new bag for the gym that is versatile enough to keep the whole family organized when you are out for the day is a must. The Voyage Bag can do it all, including work as a diaper bag for busy moms. The unique door system zipper makes everything a lot easier with this bag. It is a zipper that runs across the top of the bag and down both sides. When unzipped, the back portion folds down to make searching every corner for that lost pacifier a breeze. It even has a fleece-lined, cushioned changing pad included.
The interior is lined with pockets to store and protect cell phones, cameras, bottles and diapers. The Voyage Bag’s ultra-lightweight and soft construction allows it to be collapsed for easy storage. Besides all the compartments that makes it versatile for carrying anything, The Voyage Bag includes an insulated lunchbox, so carrying food and snacks for the kids doesn’t have to be complicated. Your husband will even love this bag as the spacious bag is neither feminine nor masculine in style.
Zen Walker By Vionic
For those of us who aren’t involved in high impact sports, but instead enjoy a lower intensity workout, such as a daily power walk, doing laps at the high school track, pushing the kids in the stroller through the neighborhood, or simply running errands around town (which can definitely be considered a workout!), we still need good shoes.
Vionic’s sneakers are designed by podiatrists specifically for walking, each made with Vionic’s breakthrough Orthaheel Technology, and are the only footwear brand recommended by both the American Podiatric Medical Association and Dr. Andrew Weil. Orthaheel Technology is a built-in orthotic footbed that helps promote proper alignment in your legs and feet, which in turn helps reduce common aches and pains that can come from over-pronation or rolling your foot inward too far. This technology is not only present in Vionic’s sneakers, but in every pair of shoes they sell, from slippers and sandals to wedges and boots.
Check out the Zen Walker, which is just one of several options from Vionic for high-quality, comfortable, and stylish walking shoes. Available in a variety of colors and width sizes, the Zen Walker is lightweight, features premium water-resistant leather uppers, has a flex grooved tread to provide increased traction, and of course boasts Vionic’s Orthaheel Technology. There’s also a 30 Day Guarantee on Vionic’s shoes, so no worries if they’re not the perfect fit for you.
Now go ahead and upgrade your sneakers so you can continue to enjoy a walk in the park!
Your workout won’t be complete without a proper pony tail, but forget your old elastic bands!
Elastic bands tug on your hair, cause headaches and leave dents in your hair when you take it down. Nobody wants that, especially after you’re feeling the burn of a good workout.
Twistbands are ponybands and headbands made of elastic trim. They stretch to support any hairstyle, yet are slim and sleek enough to wear on your wrist when you want to let your hair down.
Twistbands are available in a variety of colors, patterns and fabrics to complement any style; and prices range from $5-12 for a set of three. However, if you find yourself wearing a pony tail every day, go ahead and get yourself a Perfect Little Dish!
We particularly love the Prep Luxe Perfect Little Dish that includes 12 preppy inspired hair ties in shades of pink, blue and silver. They look great in your hair, but are much more than a hair accessory. Wear them as a bracelet or wear a branded Twistband to make a statement. The possibilities are endless!
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Sometimes, it’s nice to leave your smartphone at home. Maybe you’re doing yoga with your baby, and want to focus on him. Perhaps you’re doing some crunches on your stability ball, and don’t want to hear all the text messages and Facebook notifications on your phone. Or maybe you just want to unplug during your 20-minute, kid-free run at the end of the day. But instead of a watch, most of us rely on our smartphones to check the time — and for working out, a lot of us probably use the “stopwatch” feature on our iPhones. Plus, the standard “sports watch” is generally big, plastic-y and, quite frankly, ugly. But there is an alternative!
Freestyle watches are watches for people who “like to go out and do,” which pretty much sums up every mama’s life. These watches come in a variety of materials, sizes, colors and features — so there’s a watch for every activity, style and preference. The Shark Leash Mini is designed for smaller wrists, so it looks both feminine and sporty. This watch features an alarm, dual time, countdown timer, stopwatch and night vision backlight (which is particularly useful if you’re fumbling around during a late-night feeding!). Like all Freestyle watches, the Shark Leash Mini is water resistant up to 100 meters, so you don’t have to take it off at the beach or swimming pool (or the kids’ bath time!).
The combination of black and mint green make this watch both classic and modern. The Velcro strap means this watch is easily customizable to fit any-sized wrist (but if you’re not into Velcro, Freestyle also has gorgeous watches with buckle straps and clip straps). Finally, all Freestyle watches are backed by a limited lifetime warranty — which is a must when you have kids!
Whether you’re out for a run or lifting weights at the gym, it can be a hassle to carry along essential items like your phone, cards, and keys. However, with the DBelt Pro all of your essentials are safely and securely stored on your body in a comfortable, streamlined way!
Made from a stretchy, high-tech, water-resistant fabric, the DBelt Pro is designed specifically with fitness in mind – from yoga, to running, to weight training, to bicycling. Whatever your sport, the DBelt Pro allows you to securely carry along your phone (it can even fit the new iPhone 6+), some spare cash, your car keys, and credit cards or I.D. in three water-resistant lined pockets. With six sizes and eight colors to choose from for men and women, the DBelt Pro is designed to fit snugly to your body without getting in your way.
For those of us who practice yoga, whether you’re a never-miss-a-class, downward-dog-perfected, master yogi or a busy working mom who tries to fit in a session every other week between 8am meetings and 3pm pediatrician visits, we all know how our yoga mat can make or break us. You almost have your warrior in perfect form, when you slowly start to feel your foot sliding, knowing the inevitable end to this dilemma; either an awkward fall or an unwanted visit from the instructor who shakes her head and readjusts you. If you’re fed up with slipping and sliding around on the mat, then it’s time to upgrade.
Gaiam has the solution to slippery hands and feet with their Sol Power-Grip Yoga Mat. This 4mm thick mat combines 100% natural rubber materials with a special stabilizing core that provides a firm foundation while also reducing bunching as you move from pose to pose. Available in two beautiful shades, the Sol Power-Grip Mat has a fabric-like texture that is not only unique and soft to touch, but is the key to giving you superior slip-free grip.
The Sol Power-Grip Yoga Mat is a tad heavier than the standard, slippery mats, so do yourself and your back a favor by adding an Easy Cinch Yoga Mat Sling to your gear. This durable, single, nylon strap has two D-ring sliders that simply slip onto each end of your mat and tighten up to provide a secure hold. Then toss your strapped yoga mat over your shoulder or across your back and you have a hands free way to carry your mat to and from class.
Bonus: The Easy Cinch Yoga Mat Sling can accommodate any size yoga mat, so keep it for years to come regardless of how many mats you go through!
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Are you in the market for a fantastic, functional and attractive pair of running shoes that your bank account won’t shy away from? Maybe you haven’t heard before of 361 Degrees, but they may have just the shoe for you. Available in a variety of colors, their performance shoes are specifically designed and crafted to suit your training needs. Whether you are a long distance runner or just venturing into the world of running, their shoes will provide you with the perfect combination of cushioning, stability, comfort and style. The 361 Sensation also has specialized QDD (Quick Dynamic Defense) and QDP (Quick Dynamic Performance) making them both responsive and lightweight. These are the most advanced cushioning and control systems that you will find on the market. Perfect for wherever your runs may take you!
If you’re a gym rat and practically live out of your gym bag, the Limited Edition Gym Class Heroes Box from Birchbox is the perfect box for you, chock full of goodies that any woman would appreciate inside her bag. Now, you can have a hardcore workout, and look flawless later- with little effort! With a range of products that anyone would love, this collection promises to keep you stylish from warm-up to cool-down.
Each box contains:
- amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo – Travel-size
- Avène Cleanance Soap-Free Gel Cleanser – Travel-size
- Banded Splash Headband (patterns will vary)
- Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara
- Joha Stripes Earbuds with Mic (colors will vary)
- Pointe Studio Socks – Two pair (M/L)
- SAGE & ROW bare shave cream
- theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac
- Vapur Shades Anti-Bottle (colors will vary)
Birchbox is the brainstormed idea of founders Katia and Hayley, who both have a love for the Internet, and wanted to create a better and easier way to shop for beauty products. They envisioned a way for customers—just like themselves—to easily and efficiently try, learn about, and purchase beauty products online. They combined monthly deliveries of personalized samples with original editorial and an exciting e-commerce shop. It was easy, efficient, and fun—a monthly delivery of surprise and delight. Millions of boxes and product matches later, their mission remains the same: to help customers find products they love.
Bonus: If sold separately, the total value would be $137! The Gym Class Heroes Box is available for a limited time for just $40!
EXPLORE AND CONNECT
Be sure to keep up to date with our “Get Fit Initiative” and check out some of the great activewear brands we have introduced. We love these brands, so be sure to check out their new fall collections too!
Check out our official Get Fit 2015 page for all the initiative posts in one place.
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Jessica is a holistic health counselor and work from home mom living in the middle of nowhere USA with her sweet little boy! She suffers from a serious case of compulsive globe-trotting and is always counting the days until her next move or adventure. You can often find her trying to get in her exercise in by lunging through the park while chasing after her very energetic little boy! She is constantly fueled and energized by her love for healthy eating and occasionally copious amounts of caffeine.