FitGift Holiday Guide: Weightless Workouts
With all the talk of how good it is to “lift heavy things” people often forget that you can get a great, full-body workout without lifting anything more than your own body. In this “Weightless Workout” section, Words to Sweat by has pulled together products that support healthy muscles without having to put any thought into exactly how much to lift.
1. Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle
What Underwater Audio wants you to know:
“Using a proprietary multi-step process that is unique to the industry, Underwater Audio (www.underwateraudio.com) waterproofs genuine 4th generation Apple iPod® Shuffles from the inside out.
Tested beyond 200 feet depth in salt and chlorine water environments, the rugged waterproof iPods survive swimming, snorkeling, running in the rain and the sweatiest workouts.”
Why Words to Sweat by recommends the waterproof iPod:
Underwater Audio’s waterproof iPod is the superhero version of an iPod shuffle because it does everything the average shuffle does on land and under water. If even a small portion of your training involves getting wet for extended periods of time, having music makes it all go faster. Underwater Audio’s waterproof iPod therefore lets you rock out while you workout.
Read my detailed review here: Underwater Audio’s Waterproof iPod Rocks Your Workouts
2. SKLZ AccuStrap
What SKLZ wants you to know:
“SKLZ is committed to elevating the athlete in each of us by guiding and serving athletes on their journey to be their personal best. SKLZ develops innovative athletic performance and skill development training products, technologies and knowledge for serious athletes of all ages, skill levels and sports.
Based in San Diego, California, SKLZ delivers durable, high-performance training products that can be found around the world at major sporting goods retailers, specialty shops, and mass merchants, as well as on the SKLZ website www.sklz.com.”
Why Words to Sweat by recommends the AccuStrap:
The AccuStrap is the multi-tool of fitness gadgets. In fact, if Bear Grylls were to include a massage and stretching tool in his backpack on his adventures, it would be the SKLZ AccupStrap. The AccuStrap is compact enough to throw in your smallest travel bag and will allow you not only to do self massage and trigger point release, but can also be used like a yoga strap to stretch your upper and lower body.
Read my detailed review here: Top 6 Reasons The SKLZ AccupStrap Is Better Than A Lacrosse Ball
3. Elastic Boutique’s Resistance Bands
What Elastic Boutique wants you to know:
“The Elastic Boutique’s latex bands are specially formulated to resist instant snapping when stretched—preventing injuries. The unique formulation slows down the progression of the tear so that user can detect it while in use and stop immediately. This formulation is constructed of multiple laminates and layering of the same material. The bands are so versatile, and can easily be adapted to any fitness level.”
Why Words to Sweat by recommends Elastic Boutique’s Resistance Bands:
When used properly resistance bands are a great, low impact workout that can leave you feeling as sore the next day as if you’d done some heavy lifting. The Elastic Boutique’s 4PC Resistance Bands provides versatility both in the size and strength of the bands. Fold them up to next to nothing and you can take them with you everywhere and sneak in a workout on the go. The set also includes wall chart with detailed exercises that you can do at home or on the road.
Read my detailed review here: Coming soon!
What DBelt wants you to know:
“The DBelt is [a new] fitness and travel accessory that is sleek, modern and carries all of the essentials. Ergonomically designed with a 4 inch bandwidth to ensure stability and a snug fit, the DBelt can hold your phone, ID, passport, credit cards, cash or keys.”
Why Words to Sweat by recommends the DBelt:
While the DBelt inventors were brainstorming names for their new product, I imagine the “flat fanny pack” crossed someone’s lips at some point but everyone else in the room quickly shushed them because who wants a “flat fanny”?
But that’s basically what this useful accessory is – the Fanny Pack 2.0 – because it carries the most important essentials: your smart phone, some cash, and a key but keeps them flat and snug against your body. This is great for runners and walkers who are getting in a workout, as well as travelers who want to see the sights without carrying a purse or bag along with them.
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.”