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FitGift Holiday Guide: Training While Traveling | Words To Sweat By

FitGift Holiday Guide: Training While Traveling


The holiday season is a combination of trains, planes, and automobiles that take you far away from home and makes staying on track with your health and fitness goals more difficult than usual.

Words to Sweat by has therefore pulled together some gift ideas for the fitness fans and fanatics in your life who will be seated next to you while you travel, and who don’t want their progress derailed while enjoying the holidays away from home.

1. Case Logic Berkeley Backpack

What Case Logic wants you to know:

“From briefcases to backpacks, tablet cases to laptop sleeves, and messenger bags to camera bags, [Case Logic] designs tools that make life easier and more accessible. It’s our goal to bring you smart solutions that help you follow your passions and simplify your life — anywhere it may take you.”

Why Words to Sweat by recommends Case Logic’s Berkeley Backpack:

The Berkeley Backpack has planned for a variety of scenarios with ample pockets to keep your things organized and secure. This is great for airplane travel as well as a long car ride because of its size and packing space.

The features I love most? A variety of zipper pockets and the fact that the main compartment folds open entirely. The ability to open a pocket nice and wide while also laying it flat means you can use each inch of space without things falling and moving around while you pack. They also have a hidden pocket in the back where you can keep a passport and cash if you’re traveling abroad.

The Berkeley Collection even has size options to accommodate different carrying capabilities for gear and accessories, including the Berkeley Backpack, the Berkeley Plus, and the Berkley Deluxe.

Read my detailed review here: Coming soon!

2. Lift Weights Faster

What Jen Sinkler wants you to know:

“Several summers ago, when my answer to a reporter’s question about what I do for cardio (my answer: “I lift weights faster!”)  became a viral meme,  I decided to, well, “run” with it (cardio joke!). Because I knew I wasn’t the only one who completes her cardio through the iron, I made shirts with the phrase.

From there, I built an entire library of circuits, which I draw from for my clients at Movement Minneapolis, for friends looking for training ideas, and for myself…I’m genuinely thrilled about what we put together. It will help people looking to learn new exercise skills, who want to do exceptionally fun conditioning workouts, get stronger than they ever imagined, and — get this — even learn how to eat better than they ever imagined.”

Why Words to Sweat by recommends Lift Weights Faster:

The three-part Lift Weights Faster Conditioning Workout Library includes 130 of conditioning circuits, all organized by a) the time you have available and b) the equipment you have available.

I purchased this when it first launched because I was excited to see what workouts Jen had in store for everyone and wanted to incorporate more quick at-home workouts into my mix.

I continue to enjoy the variety of circuits and value Lift Weights Faster as the perfect fit life travel companion because it’s a single purchase with a simple download that you can save to multiple devices. So, I never have to worry about having a specific device with me when traveling.

Not only that, but I also don’t need to search out equipment because of the body weight options available and can sneak in a quick sweat-inducing workout even if I just have 10 minutes in the morning before spending the rest of the day catching up with family and friends.

3. Hyland’s Muscle Therapy

What Hyland’s wants you to know:

“Hyland’s Muscle Therapy Gel with Arnica provides topical relief of muscle soreness, bruising, or swelling due to overexertion or injury.  It contains Arnica – the first natural remedy for swelling, bruising, and trauma.  Provides natural, safe and effective pain relief, absorbs quickly, is never greasy and has a light, pleasant smell.”

Why Words to Sweat by recommends Hyland’s Muscle Therapy:

I have been a long-time believer of homeopathic options and a supporter of Hyland’s products specifically. For example, I always keep a bottle of their Seasonal Allergy Relief in my purse at all times.

Traveling with an arnica-based cream or gel is great for muscles that are stiff or sore muscles from sitting too long in (possibly) cramped spaces. The Hyland’s Muscle Therapy’s claims are true – it is easy to apply and has a light, unoffensive scent. I have had to stop using creams before because the fragrance gave me a headache and this doesn’t have that effect.

The best part? It works! I recently applied it to my neck and jaw because of a muscle strain and within minutes felt relief from the pain and stiffness that had been bothering me all day.

4. Vapur Water Bottle

What Vapur wants you to know:

“California-based Vapur, Inc is on a mission to make hydration incomparably portable. As the leading designer, marketer and distributer of reusable, handheld, collapsible hydration products, Vapur’s complete line of Anti-Bottles have been adopted by athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, celebrities, green activists, government agencies, fashion gurus and families alike.

Vapur’s ultra durable Anti-Bottles are proudly made in the USA, BPA free, freezable and dishwasher-safe. Vapur is privately held, with products available in over 20 countries and contributes a portion of all sales to water-related and environmental causes.”

Why Words to Sweat be recommends Vapur water bottles:

Carrying your own water bottle not only saves you money, but is also great for the environment. The downside of most bottles, however, is the amount of space they take up even when empty. The Vapur water bottle not only has a built-in way to attach it to a loop on any bag, but once you’ve finished the water, you roll it up and tuck it away in your bag. You can stay hydrated with worrying about a bulky bottle taking up space or getting broken while you travel.

Read my detailed review here: Coming soon!

5. Feetures! Elite Running Socks

What Feetures! Running wants you to know:

Feetures! most innovative sock, the Elite sock, is anatomically constructed using patent-pending Sock-Lock technology to provide targeted support where it’s needed most. As a result of the enhanced fit, the foot and sock become one, resulting in maximum support and blister protection.  A seamless toe eliminates irritation and discomfort, while iWick fibers wick moisture to keep the foot cool and dry.

Why Words to Sweat by recommends Feetures! Elite Socks:

Whenever I travel, I make a point of wearing socks with a pattern because if I have to take off my shoes, I might as well have something to show for it. Not only will the bright colors of the Feetures! Elite Socks ensure that you’ll stay awake even if your flight takes off at zero dark thirty, but they are a super comfortable that will keep your feet feeling good all day. Wearing and packing Feetures! Elite Socks also serve a dual purpose – they are your travel sock by day, workout sock by night. Your feet will thank you after a day of walking the town while you take in the sights and still want to go for a quick trip to the gym or training run after the socializing is done.

Read a detailed review here: Feetures! Socks Give Your Feet A Hug {Updated to include review link}

6. Ezisoul EziCharge IC

What Ezisoul wants you to know:

“At Ezisoul we are passionate about bringing you great products that make life easier. Our goal is to provide sustainable, safe and functional items that add to the wellness of you and the environment we live in. We combine this with great customer service and a positive shopping experience.”

Why Words to Sweat by recommends the EziCharge IC charger:

An ongoing theme you’ll see throughout this gift guide is one of finding products that save us time, money, and precious luggage space. When I travel, I like to do it with as little as possible and typically only bring one cord with me then use wishful thinking that all of my devices will stay charged as long as I need them.

When you’re in an airport, especially, finding even a single outlet to use can be an issue. So when you do finally find the outlet the EziCharge IC allows you to charge ALL of your USB compatible devices. Then, once you’ve reached your destination you will be able to keep all of your devices in a common area instead of charging them in different places around your hotel room or the guest room at your family or friend’s.

Read my detailed review here: Coming soon!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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