This Total Body Fitness Essentials post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com
If you’ve been around for a while, you know that fitness and exercise has always been important to me and my family. I try to get in 5-6 workouts a week either at our local YMCA or in my garage gym. While I have quite a bit of gym gear in there, I’m always on the lookout for other things to add and essentials I might need to give my workout or body a boost during or after a workout.
Some of these total body fitness essentials are new to me and can help me be the best me at the gym to get the best workout possible.
Aeropex from Aftershokz
When I’m at home or at the YMCA, I like to have music with my workouts. Seeing as it’s not polite to share your music with the entire gym or your household, headphones are a must. But, often, people want to talk to you at the gym or you need to be able to listen to any noises in case you’re kids need you and it’s kind of a pain to pause your music or pull out one headphone to be able to listen.
Enter Aeropex from Aftershokz with Bone-Conduction Technology.
These headphones don’t sit in your ears. Instead they sit over your ears and allow open-ear listening. They have implemented brand new PremiumPitch 2.0+ and angled the transducers to ensure optimal placement on the cheekbones, allowing for more dynamic bass, higher volume, and less vibration. Designed to empower users to redefine their possible, Aeropex harmonizes portability, usability, durability, safety, and enhanced sound quality.
With the Aeropex from Aftershokz, you’ll enjoy 8-hours of continuous music and calls on a single charge. And, they are waterproof so you don’t have to worry about sweating in them. They can handle it as well as rain. It really is the oddest and coolest idea to be able to listen to music that everybody else in the room doesn’t have to hear and still be able to hear noises from your surroundings. This makes them great for needing to enjoy music in a quiet room and also if you want to run outside and still be safe.
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The Ultimate Sports Bra from SHEFIT
The girls need all of the support. Especially when doing HIIT and bootcamp type classes with a lot of jumping and moving around. The Ultimate Sports Bra from SHEFIT fits the bill. It’s the highest impact bra they make and is engineered to provide maximum support. I’ve jumped, I’ve run, I’ve lifted weights and I felt fully supported the entire time. The Ultimate is made for all shapes and sizes and covers cups A-I!
With a front zipper closure, you don’t have to be able to reach behind your back to get into their bras. And the zippers have a zipper garage both top and bottom so you won’t poke yourself or damage your clothing. The rib cage band and straps all feature velcro to make sure your bra gets the best custom fit for you and to ensure your breasts are lifted high and secure. You can cinch both down to make sure you get a good fit and feel well-supported.
SHEFIT makes three adjustable sports bras for your needs:
- The Ultimate – Maximum Support Bra
- The Flex – High Impact Bra
- The Real Support – Low Impact Bra.
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(Thanks to Mr. Serious getting these super action-shot pictures. They really were in the middle of our workout doing rockstar jumps and lunges with a pass through.)
Organic Herbal Flavored Waters from Trader Joe’s
Hydration is one of the keys to a good workout. Not just during, but before and after as well. I am typically not found without a water bootle in my hands. Sometimes, however, plain water gets boring and dare I say it, hard to drink. So sometimes, I like to mix it up. Trader Joe’s Organic Herbal Flavored Waters are a very clean with zero calories, zero sugar, zero sweeteners. It’s basically bottled water that tastes like you got it from a spa.
It is just water and herbs with a subtle, delicious, delicate flavor from organic herbal extracts with zero guilt. It makes it a delicious way to stay hydrated and seep my fitness and nutrition goals. You can purchase both Organic Lemon Ginger, and Organic Lemongrass Spearmint at your local Trader Joe’s.
Report from GenoPalate®
For many years I’ve eaten gluten and dairy free. I’ve know that those foods upset my stomach and I’m much happier and more comfortable not eating them. And when I feel better, I get a better workout.
I’ve also know that caffeine and I don’t get along very well. I once took a vitamin at breakfast that I didn’t realize had caffeine in it. I couldn’t sleep that night at all!
Getting a report from GenoPalate® provided just the confirmation I needed that I was eating the way my body likes. Using your DNA, GenoPalate unlock the secret to healthy eating with a plan that’s personalized to you, based on your genes. In your report, you are provided your ideal intake for 20+ nutrients including carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins and minerals. You also received a comprehensive list of the 85+ foods that match best with your genetic-based nutrition recommendations.
As it turns out, I am very likely lactose intolerant (been saying that for years) and likely sensitive to gluten. It also mentions that I’m likely to process caffeine at a very slow rate which is why I can’t consume it.
This report will allow me to really continue to work with my body and to build the right nutritional habits to take steps toward a healthier me by showing me the right food for my DNA.
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Healthy Choice Grain Free Power Bowls Spicy Beef Teriyaki and Healthy Choice Grain Free Power Bowls Spicy Black Bean & Chicken
Speaking of nutrition…part of the way I’ve been living is to have some lower carb meals and including more protein. (Yay GenoPalate® for telling me that this is the right way to eat).
Healthy Choice Grain Free Power Bowls are tasty and provide me with 18-20 grams of protein! Each variety is grain free, gluten free, fits a low carb lifestyle, and provides a nutrient-dense combination of leafy greens, colorful vegetables, lean proteins and riced cauliflower.
The Spicy Beef Teriyaki Braised all-natural beef with vegetables is served on top of riced cauliflower in a sweet and spicy teriyaki sauce and the Healthy Choice Grain Free Power Bowls Spicy Black Bean & Chicken Pulled all-natural chicken breast with black beans and vegetables, served on top of riced cauliflower with a spicy chili sauce topped with cotija cheese.
Find >Healthy Choice Grain Free Power Bowls near you. (FYI this link will auto-populate which items are available for delivery by zipcode. You can also check the Where To Buy pages for the individual brands for grocers that carry them to pick up in your area.)
Hemp Products from Manitoba Harvest
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Natural Hemp Hearts, Hemp Yeah! Granola, and Hemp Yeah! Wellness Bars from Manitoba Harvest
When I head to the Y, I often have snacks loaded in my bag. Most of the time, it’s something I cab grab quickly and eat in the car with minimal mess. My fast usually breaks during the time there and I want to be properly fueled before I get home or onto my next errand.
Hemp seed provide protein, Omegas 3 & 6 and are vegan and gluten free. Plus, they have a nice nutty taste and satisfy my hunger.
Hemp Yeah! Wellness Bars
These bars deliver clean, powerful nutrition with a delicious taste and texture. They are super easy to throw in my gym bag and eat on the go. Hemp Yeah! bars are made with hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seed, and almonds, and are grain free, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, non-GMO, vegan, and kosher. They’re also dipped in fair trade dark chocolate (yes, that’s vegan, too), adding a little luxury to this nutritional powerhouse. You can try flavors like Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Cacao, and Coconut Cashew Dark Chocolate.
Manitoba Harvest Natural Hemp Hearts
Every serving of these versatile seeds will add 10 grams protein, 12 grams Omegas 3 & 6, and a rich nutty taste to any meal! And are also vegan and gluten-free. I like to sprinkle Hemp Hearts on salad, cereal, açaí bowl, or yogurt, or blend them into smoothies for a boost of plant-powered nutrition. They are also delicious in a low carb overnight “oat.”
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Yeah! Granola
I like to enjoy granola right from the bag, but also top my yogurt or an apple with peanut butter with it. This granola is made with quality, organic non-GMO, and vegan ingredients including hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and quinoa. Every serving contains 10 grams of plant-based protein as well as over 3 grams of Omegas 3 & 6. Ready to eat right out of the bag, You can buy it in Oats & Honey, Blueberry, and Dark Chocolate.
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Rosewater and Rosewater Facial Toner from Heritage Store
After a good sweat inducing session, a shower isn’t always possible. Sometimes it means a quick freshening up and onto the next part of my day. I can toss a bottle of Heritage Naturals Rosewater Facial Toner and Rosewater in my gym back along with some cotton rounds or balls or leave a bottle on my bathroom counter and I can feel like it might be okay for me to see other people in public.
The Rosewater Facial Toner is an oil-free hydrating formula that gently removes debris and residue to help refine and refresh a natural and healthy glow. Formulated to help refresh, nourish and tone skin by combating dryness, invigorating dermal circulation, diminishing overall appearance of fine lines and cleansing pores. It doesn’t seem like something that would be hydrating while still being lightweight and natural, but it is. I use it to gently removes debris and residue to help refine and refresh a natural and healthy glow
Heritage Store Rosewater is an all natural, cruelty-free and versatile addition to a no-fuss beauty routine. Being made of just two ingredients, Rose Hydroessential Oil and Water, this simple formulation with a delicate floral scent can boost mood and acts as a great addition to a ritual bath or DIY beauty recipe. It can be used as a perfume or body splash throughout the day for an uplifting boost of natural rose scent. On particularly hot days, you can keep it in the fridge for a quick cool down! ● Spritz on skin throughout the day for a blast of moisture, apply before using a facial oil to help with absorption, or use as a setting spray after applying makeup ● Add to your bath water or DIY hair rinse or for a personalized self-care ritual
These essentials that are new to me have definitely become staples to enhance my mood, body and mind during and after workouts. Excuse me while I go grab another Hemp Yeah! Bar to keep myself moving onto the next item of the day.