Sunday

A Few of My Favorite Things: Healthy Gift Options and giveaways!

This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Koss. Giveaway products were also given for this post, but all opinions are my own.

I know that we are always looking for the perfect gift for the people in our lives. I have put together this gift guide to help you find something for that special someone in your life!


1. Koss Headphones
As a runner, I have tried so many different kinds of headphones. I have finally found the ones that work for me. Have you heard of Koss? Koss makes headphone specifically for women! The fit clip (pictured to the right) are the ones that I like the best. I can finally run without playing with my headphones. These have been a huge help with my running.


FitBuds ($29.99*):
- 33% smaller (than any earbud Koss has ever created) - Sweat resistant - Three different sizes of ear cushions included for the perfect fit

FitClips ($29.99*):
- Do not fall out - Sweat resistant - Three different sizes of ear cushions included for the perfect fit

You can purchase these at

Availability:
Wal-Mart* Best Buy* Walgreens* Kmart* Sears* *retailers will promote at $19.99 this Holiday Season.



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2. The LOOP! by Polar
This is the coolest gadget I think that I have ever owned. I have only had it a few days, and my son has already written Santa to add it to his list.
This is the activity tracker that makes you move! It is great. You don't have to hook it to your phone to find out your progress. It has a button on top that tells you everything you need to know. The really cool thing is that you can wear a Heart Rate strap and it will work as a Polar Heart Rate Monitor too. It's like having it all in one! It is a must have. Here's a video  to learn more.

3. Gorgo Magazine
You can go to http://gorgomag.com/subscribe/  My good friends Valerie and Erica decided to start their own women's magazine. They wanted it to be real. They are looking to inspire everyday women into leading healthy lifestyles. They are so knowledgeable and amazing people!

You can subscribe to Gorgo for just $1.99 an issue. It is interactive and online. You will not regret this purchase.
Taken from their website: "GORGO articles are for all women of all ages craving fitness and health content from trusted experts.  We understand how the modern everyday woman actually lives, and each issue reflects that with its sections: EAT, MOVE, LIVE, LEARN."
4. Skora Running Shoes
I LOVE my Skora running shoes! They are the best way to run! I did a blog about them a couple of months ago. http://www.mindysfitnessjourney.com/2013/09/skora-running-review-and-giveaway.html They are amazing! "SKORA combines anatomical designs, premium materials, and a balanced approach to cushioning. This results in shoes that encourage a more natural and enjoyable run." They also have a great safety feature with the reflective technology. Check them out at skorarunning.com.
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5. Polar Heart Rate Monitor 
Seriously!!! You need one of these if you don't have one. Polar Heart Rate monitors have changed my life. It has changed how I work out and how I track my workouts. I just got two new Polars for myself for Christmas. 
It is my firm belief that I push myself harder when I can see how many calories I have burned and how many I need to burn! Head over to http://www.polar.com/us-en.

They have a great app for the iPhone and soon for the Droid called The Polar Beat. You just need a Polar Bluetooth Smart Heart Rate Sensor. Play for a chance to win one right here!  Enter the Rafflecopter for your chance to win the Smart Heart Rate Sensor.



6. STORMp3: http://stormp3.com/


This is a first of its kind. I was sent this product to check it out. We love it! It is great to finally have some music in the shower. I sound much better singing for sure! 
STORMp3 is the first water resistant, wall mountable MP3 player with integrated speakers built with the bathroom in mind. The unique design and style of this new digital audio player makes it a perfect gift for the Holidays.
Enter the Coupon Code: holiday when you purchase a Stormp3 Portable Shower Speaker and receive a color-matched Fogless Shower Mirror by Toilettree Products for FREE! Amazon’s top-rated shower mirror is guaranteed not to fog — and it’s a $30 Value!



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7. Sparkly Soul headbands
These are my favorite headbands. They don't slip! They are simply amazing. You can read my blog post about them here: http://www.mindysfitnessjourney.com/2013/01/feeling-sparkly.html

You need to try one. You will never go back. I have not! I actually need more!



8. Peace Love and Low Carb cookbook
My good friend Kyndra has a brand new cookbook out right now. You have to go check it out. You can head over to her website http://www.peaceloveandlowcarb.com/. She is offering a giveaway for us too. You can win one of her cookbooks. All you have to do is comment on one of her recipes on her blog and then fill out the rafflecopter below.





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Core Power is awesome. I have been asked to be an ambassador and they are giving me a fun prize pack to give you in a giveaway. 




Milk is one of the best sources of protein, helping to build lean muscle and recharge the body when consumed directly after physical activity. Core Power is the real-milk based sports recovery drink and contains natural whey and casein proteins found in milk - never removed from their original liquid state. The brand features simple ingredients and great taste, without a chalky texture. You can also check out the website for recipes!

Core Power is available nationally. They were recently named the "Official Protein Drink of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games!" That is a pretty amazing reason to give them a try!
Follow Core Power on twitter and facebook!
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10. Feel Fit Wear
This is the outfit I received. It's the cutest!!!!

There are many benefits on FeelFitWear fitness clothing, the soft feel, the fashion look and the versatility but there are some features that they like to put for a test on reviews.
   1. The Wash test - After I wore my outfit, it washed up great!  I didn't dry it because I do not dry my workout clothes. My outfit still looks as good as new.
2. The Dry Test - It dries pretty quickly which shows there is definitely moisture wicking material.
3. The Sweat test – There were some sweat marks due to the fact that I sweat like crazy, but I was amazed by how fast it disappeared.

You can find them on Social media here:
 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/feelfitwear
Twitter: https://twitter.com/feelfitwear
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Feelfitwear
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/feelfitwear/
Instagram - http://instagram.com/FeelFitWear#
  
Everyday free shipping within U.S
FeelFitWear sells wholesale
They offer 15% OFF to all fitness instructors: To apply send an email to fitnessexperts@feelfitwear.com with a proof of a fitness certificate.
  

Extra Credit!  HipChip
And if you can't decide on what to get someone, go in on a gift card with your friends and use . I wrote a blog about them last week. It is a brilliant way to give group gifts easily! You can read it here: http://www.mindysfitnessjourney.com/2013/12/looking-for-perfect-gift-hipchip-is.html

117 comments:

  1. I LOVE my Skora running shoes! My favorite thing is how light and comfy they are, and they are perfect in cold weather running. My toes don't get cold with the goat leather!

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  2. I would love to try the Garlic thyme noodles!

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  3. I have a pair of Skora Forms and love them!

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  4. My favorite workout is running outside

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    1. So nice to breathe in the fresh air and appreciate nature!

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  5. I love running and think the Polar Loop would help keep my butt on track.
    Plus I always wear GPS when I run and like the idea of not having two watches a watch and the loop would be easier.

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    1. yes! You need a LOOP. I am loving mine. Can't wait til I can really work out and see what it can do for me.

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  6. I love how the shoes are more anatomically designed for the foot and cushioning. I've never owned a pair but would love to. Paula Varble

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  7. I have Kyndra's first cookbook and love it! Would love to see what's in the slow cooker book.

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    1. It's amazing! I am not a cook but much better with the slow cooker!

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  8. Lifting weights is my favorite workout.

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  9. I love the Skora Bases I got during their Cyber Monday deal. PERFECT for indoor gym days. I'd love to try another model for outdoor running :)

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  10. I left a comment here: http://www.peaceloveandlowcarb.com/2013/12/spaghetti-squash-au-gratin-with-bacon.html

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  11. Skora running shoes are the real deal, I really really love mine.

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  12. I love the entire company philosophy behind Skora running shoes, and I love how well they interact with the running community. Can't wait to try their shoes.

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    1. They are so great! I am lucky that they have agreed to do this giveaway with me.

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  13. These are great give aways! Thanks Mindy!

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  14. My favorite workout is running

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  15. I haven't heard of StorMp3 until now but it sounds cool!

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  16. I don't own a pair of Skora running shoes, but I love the barefoot running (in my case wogging or walk/jog). I wear FiveFingers, but have been having trouble due to a big toe issue - I would LOVE to try out Skora for the win!!!!!

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  17. My favorite workout is playing with my girls - they pretty much keep me going and because I'm having so much fun I don't realize how much I'm working until I'm sore the next day :D

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  18. I've never heard of Stormp3, but it sounds like a great product. I don't know that I would use it in our shower - probably for our weekly trips to the river and camping!

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  19. SPAGHETTI SQUASH AU GRATIN WITH BACON - YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Peace Love & Low Carbs, got it goin' on!

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  20. I don't have a pair of Skora shoe, but would love to give them a try. Running in Altras right now

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  21. never heard of stormp3. Looks like something I would like to give a try

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  22. I have not heard of the STORMp3 but I know I would love it in the shower!! Perfect!!

    We love a lot of the same fitness products. You have great taste ;)

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  23. I printed the THREE CHEESE GARLIC MARINARA one to try later on! Looks a-maz-ing!

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  24. I haven't heard of stormp3 until now, but sounds like something that would work for me. My phone is never loud enough for my shower singing time!!

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    1. haha! This is so true. I stick my head out to see what the next song is. So funny

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  25. I love that skora shoes have the reflective technology. Every little bit helps on these dark winter runs!

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  26. And my favorite work out is to RUN!

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  27. My favorite workout is to run as it is the easiest for me to schedule as a husband and father of 4

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    1. This is so true! I feel the same about the easiest... it's not my favorite, but I am trying to like it!

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  28. I love the minimalist look of Skora. Would love to see how they feel!

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    1. I had to laugh because when I read this, I was thinking, "Duh!" See, this I already know about you :)

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  30. I love that skora running shoes are minimalist! :D

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  31. Running is my favorite workout! :D

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  32. I haven't heard of StorMp3 but it looks awesome!

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  33. I commented on the Breakfast Stuffed Delicata Squash Boats - Low Carb, Gluten Free, Primal! :D

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  34. Running is the only workout I can seem to comment long term too! 4 years and counting, so I'd say it's my favorite.

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  35. i really like the skora philosophy - and the skora phase x looks AWESOME!!

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  36. My favorite workout is weight lifting.

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  37. What an amazing set of give aways, Mindy!! You know I loooove all of these items, too!!

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  38. My favorite workout is kickboxing / boxing!! I would love to have the polar stuff!

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  39. I love that Skora shoes look different!

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  40. Running is my favorite workout.

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  41. I've never tried the Storm Mp3 but I'm intrigued by it. Looks cool!

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  42. I have never heard of skora running and look forward to perusing their site!

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  43. My favorite workout is lifting weights; need to really do more cardio!!

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  44. Never heard of stormp3 before but I love music in the shower

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  45. I've always wanted to try Skora shoes!

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  46. I love to swim, run!, bike, and lift weights

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  47. I have not heard of the STORMp3 but it sounds great. Reminds me when I was a kid dad had a water-resistant radio in the shower stall. :-)

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    1. haha! Love it. I am glad I can finally drown out my off tune singing!!!

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  48. thanks for the great prize offerings!!!

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  49. I haven't tried Skora shoes before, but would like to!

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  50. I love the reflective material on the Skoar running shoes

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  51. I love walking, riding my bike and jogging.

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  52. Yes I had hears of stormp3 and I think it's an awesome product and would love to win one.

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  53. I have heard of Stormp3. I absolutely love their products. In fact i was directed here from their facebook page. I would love to win this! I keep hoping I will win one cause I dont have the cash right now to buy something that expensive but I am a huge music lover

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  54. This is the first time I had heard of stormp3, excited to learn more about their product!

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    1. I was really excited to try it out! I love it!

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  55. My favorite workout is water aerobics

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    1. That is awesome. I taught that years ago. Very fun!

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  56. I love the style and comfort.

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  57. I'm just dying to try Skora running shoes! And I NEED that HRM! :)

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  58. I havent heard of STORMp3 until now and i heard rumors its a kick ass and sounds great i would love to be the winner

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  59. I have heard skora running shoes are amazing. would like to try, but been worried to try something different. this might be my opportunity!

    Maryalicia Verdecchia/pegasusrdr@gmail.com

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  60. What is your favorite workout? running! Maryalicia Verdecchia pegasusrdr@gmail.com

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  61. i like the minimalist style and design of the Skoras.

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  62. The Storm looks high quality and something I would get a lot of use out of.

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  63. I really want to try a pair of Skoras! I've read a lot about them and think they would be good for me!

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  64. I've heard so many great things about Skoras and would love to try some!

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  65. Running is definitely my favorite way to workout.

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  66. I love how they are designed to help you run as if you were not wearing shoes! Very natural :)

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  67. I hear the Skora shoes are awesome! Would love to try them!

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  68. Such amazing giveaways all in one place! This is awesome Mindy! Let's see if I can answer also the questions... I haven never heard of stormmp3 until now, but it sounds great. I have never tried Skora shoes, but I am completely clueless about proper running shoes. To answer another question, my favorite workout would be any type of fun class, but I'm limited by funds so I'm doing some solo working out and am really getting into running!

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